Osso Steakhouse

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Osso Steakhouse offers the steak lover the quintessential dining experience--Art Deco elegance, dry-aged steaks and premium cocktails. It's a romantic hideaway tucked in the landmark Gramercy Towers, next to the Masonic Auditorium on prestigious Nob Hill, near The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins and Huntington Hotels.
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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak is magnificent!

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This is my second time here -- but this time it wasn't at all like my pleasant visit the first time 4 years ago.

1) We got seated in tiny tables where the seats would hit the person behind us. In order to sit without bothering the patrons behind both chairs, my partner and my knees needed to touch! And I'm not that tall. We requested another table and it was given to us pretty quickly.

2)It took us 15 minutes after being seated before our server came to greet us.

3)After ordering, we waited 10 mins before bread and our soup were brought out. Then after that 35 MORE minutes before the main meal. We had empty wine glasses sitting on our table that didn't get taken, and the empty soup plate sat there for 15 mins. No acknowledgement from the team for 35 minutes - I had to flag someone down who was serving us water to ask about the food. I was starving!

4) Steak finally arrived. It was cooked nicely - but it was also a bit cold. Was it sitting there for a bit? Not sure

5) Most importantly -- I was here to celebrate a birthday with my significant other! He was patient, but this was the worst experience I've ever had at a steakhouse in the city!

AB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Great booth in the back that had side enclosures to give a semi-private feel. Staff was very nice. I will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG!!! Some friends and I have been planning to visit Osso's ever since I saw them on Check Please and it was months ago. Well we finally made it 7 of us and it was so well worth the wait. We were prepared what to order because we had reviewed the menu prior. Our waiter Tom was the BOMB!! The steak was off the chain everyone got surf and turf with steak and crab. The appetizers wee great also. We had a excellent time and we are still talking about it. Great JOB!!! Bahb Hope can't wait to return

BG
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The space is very polished and the service is outstanding, but I can think of at three other steak houses in San Francisco that surpass Osso.

When we arrived our table wasn't ready. No problem, we went to the bar to have cocktail. We must have sat at the bar for a full ten minutes before the bartender took our order and finally delivered our drinks. He had to make mine over again because he dumped at least 5x the necessary amount of vermouth into my cocktail. it was all vermouth a hardly any rye. We later found out that he was a fill-in bartender who was required to service the bar, the cocktail lounge and the entire dining room. It got to a point where the wait staff were forced to go behind the bar and make their own cocktails. It was a mess.

Our waiter was excellent. Period.

The food, however was not. The Fried Calamari was overly breaded and the calamari got lost in the coating. I ate less than half of it. The Crab Cakes were very good. We ordered Hearts of Iceberg Lettuce with Blue Cheese Dressing to split. When it came to the table it was luke warm and the lettuce looked as if it had been left out on the kitchen counter for a few days. Instead of being cold and crisp it was wilted and warm. It also looked as if they trimmed the sides of a small head of lettuce instead of including the hearts. It was at least one third the size of the same salad you'd get at Bobo's, Ruth's Christ, or any other restaurant that paid attention to what it sent out of the kitchen. The Bone-in Filet was ok. But it was overly seasoned so the flavor of the meat was missing. Granted, it was a filet so we understood you sacrifice a bit of the meaty, savory taste for tenderness, but this was like getting a mouthful of some mixture of seasonings, mostly salt.
The roasted Mixed Vegetables were ok, but boring. We didn't bother with dessert.

We really wanted to like this place because friends of ours recommended it enthusiastically.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Food was so remarkably average. So not worth the $$

PT
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The cream spinach was fabulous as was the steak, cooked to perfection. The Caesar Salad was "okay" (missed the croutons, pesto was a bit "odd") the crab cakes were very good, but lacked any sort of "sauce" (though, not Tartar....) The BEST was the kettle bread.....very crispy crunchy.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was my first experience dining at Osso Steakhouse. Although I picked Osso because of the ambiance and for the food, it was based on the yelp reviews and feedbacks. To begin with it was not bad, but being a steakhouse and situated in the higher class community area, I was expecting the restaurant in its whole self be more classy and much more impressionable. Following are my feedback:
Ambiance -- nice place with a posh entrance.
Free Valet -- super great, please keep this service.
Host/Hostess -- seem carefree, attentive but felt more like greeted at the regular café restaurant atmosphere.
Waitor -- very friendly but lack attention towards recommendations on food groups. Maybe a hit & miss attitude, I know he was busy serving a couple of big groups.
Appetizers -- maybe revisited on the portion served and the timing was speedy fast, therefore did not feel as if you are dining in this refine steakhouse. Me and my guests actually had a second to thinking the food was prepared way before they were ordered.
Sides -- Asparagus was served pathetically less for the price and the plating. Osso should think about whether to offer it in the current plating or switch to another recipe.
Entrees -- Meat quality was good but can't say it was superb.
Overall, I am not saying it is poor and yes, I will come back except giving it another try just so to find out if a 'steakhouse' atmosphere is experienced, and be able to provide a better and improve review.

BC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will rate Osso in the top 5 Steak Houses in the country!

They have a well oiled service machine delivering gourmet food at a fair price.

The facility itself is inviting and has great booths for 2 to 4 people as well as accommodations for large parties.

If you want to treat someone to a special evening this is the place.

Cheers, Barry Cioffi

WO
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seriously worst service ever. We were celebrating our one year wedding anniversary and this place a recommended as an upscale steakhouse. The only thing upscale was the prices. Our waiter came to our table 3 times. Once to get our drinks, take our order and give us the check. My husband and I went my whole meal without a drink except for water. The waiter passed our table at multiple times didnt even stop to ask if we needed anything. We saw him look at our table and before we could make eye contact to get his attention he scurried away. By far the worst service I have ever received just terrible. The food was not anything to rave about either. Steak was not flavorful at all and it was very chewy.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The food was only lukewarm

PC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Steaks were awesome.
Both our Salads were wilted and could be a lot more "fresh," especially for an epic steakhouse like Osso. It was very disappointing.
Service could've been better as well. The main server didn't check on us, and we had to flag down busboys for our requests.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pre concert dinner with old friends

F
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ron was awesome. Super friendly and knowledgeable. THE CHEESE BREAD is insane and the steaks were cooked PERFECTLY, which I know steakhouses should know how to do, but it is incredible how many over cook mine or undercook his.

So very happy we came here. He had a perfect birthday dinner!

JS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like Osso and have been several times. The food is solid and everything else as well. I would offer the following feedback. First- the air conditioning was non-existent- I know it's San Francisco and usually don't need it but when you have a three hour dinner with lots of food and drink it makes it better.

The food was good. Although the server suggested that all steaks come medium rare and all the steaks were rare. The macaroni and cheese with calabrian chili was like a cup- totally underwhelming.

The web site says $10 corkage and we were charged $25.

On the good side. The potato an vegetables and the brussel sprouts were excellent. As were the oysters and the whole crab. The bread is awesome.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Tavilo per quattro persone molto piccolo e sedute molto scomode

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b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. Had a party of 8 and had no issues with anything we ordered

KT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osso is our go to spot for special occasions and for delicious steak. The bone in filet mignon is priceless, its a hard cut to find and amazing in taste. The drinks were made well I would recommend the side car. The waiter was attentive and we even met the new manager Bob.

DT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it! You couldn’t have asked for a better meal and service and they surprised us with a free vanilla panna cotta dessert with a candle for his birthday. We’ll definitely be coming back again!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent steak, paired wine and sides without flourishes; attentive yet low profile service in a classic 1950s atmosphere. I half expected Bogart and Bacall to wander in.

L
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love this place best steak ever and great service

RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Would have liked a few more steak choices without bones.

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake was outstanding! Food was awesome.

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am picky on my steaks and can cook them really well however this might be the best ever steak I have ever tasted.

N
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Despite all the negative reviews about the steaks, me and my boyfriend decided to give it a try. First off, the filet mignons(done medium well) were very tasteful, juicey and very well seasoned. We also ordered the Italian potstickers, Mac n cheese, and crispy potatoes & veggies(for table). My ratings for each below:

Mac n cheese: 5/5
A must!!! The chili added gives it a very flavor taste, not just an average Mac n cheese. BUT it is very tiny. So for a party bigger than 2, either pass or order 2 orders. Lol

Crispy veggies: 4/5
Very flavorful and the perfect crisp but they are just veggies nothing too extravagant. Portion is average but slightly on the smaller side.

Italian potstickers: 4/5
These were an interesting try. A slightly different take on potstickers. Filet mignon pieces are in the potstickers which was very good and the sauce they put on top was just the right amount.

O
San Francisco
349 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the service. The food was very good, but a couple dishes were disappointing. The. Fried calamari appetizer was thickly coated and very heavy. The salad I had I think it was the house, had a very bland dressing. The cheese bread appetizer and the Limoncello cake were both wonderful as was the quality of the steaks.

BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My only complaint was the steak. We ordered petite filet mignon, medium rare. My husband's steak was closer to rare. Mine was closer to medium. Would have been nice if both steaks were medium rare. Otherwise, food was really good. The steak and mushroom potsickers were fabulous.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday for four. General manager awesome. Host and waiter needs help with friendliness

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Highly recommend this place.

PK
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This is the place for great steak
Unfortunately the service has suffered quite a bit
Dining was rushed and hurried
If you can deal with “ food logistics “ you can find a great steak 🥩
Managment made every effort to rectify the issue
Maybe it was just a bad night !

JH
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osso has an old school feel to it! They deliver consistent service, great ambiance and food always...

l
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We came for my sister’s birthday while we were visiting SF. Our server was very weird - old school but not in a good way. The restaurant looks like an upscale diner - it definitely has character. Our server said the kitchen would not chop our wedge salad and did not do anything for the birthday girl. Our main courses came out without silverware on the table and the sides were very very small. We would not return with all the steakhouse options in the city.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Never again

m
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ステーキもワインも最高てした!

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D
Cologne Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute Empfehlung. Die Location ist einmalig. Der Service sehr aufmerksam und zuvorkommend. Das Fleisch ist ein Traum.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice n chill

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Osso is my husband’s favorite steakhouse in SF. He wanted to have his birthday celebration there, without our kid, definitely not a family style restaurant.

Definitely an old establishment and known for high quality steaks. Overall the food we ordered was delicious. Our bone-in rib eye was tasty but 1/3 of it was fat. While I expect that there should be fat in the rib eye, I think 1/3 fat is excessive. The unfortunate thing about is that you really don’t know how much fat there is until you get onto it. You can’t really send it back once you’ve cut it up into pieces. I’ve been to many high end steakhouses around the country that lets you look at your steak before cooking. I wish that was possible so maybe we would’ve opted for a less fatty one.

Since this is a very high end steakhouse, I’d expect the restrooms to be more posh and have the nice towels. The restrooms remind me of high school.

I’d have to say that I was really excited about coming to this steakhouse. After this expect, I’m not sure I’d come back.

F
Miami
68 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steaks!!! Great service

V
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Absolutely terrible from start to finish, I wrote a very lengthy review , have no idea why it is not appearing

GM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was beyond what was expected.
Our server Shannon was very attentive to what we needed and always checked back with us.
It was a stellar beginning to the evening before the concert next door at the Masonic Auditorium.

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