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About Osso Steakhouse

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.

1177 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Jones

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 771-6776

Website:
http://www.ossosteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Free Valet Parking

Public Transit:
California Street Cable Car

Executive Chef:
J. C. Becerra

Private Party Contact:
General Manager: (415) 771-6776

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Season's Greetings! Let's spend the Holidays together! Please book your reservation early, as we fill up quickly!

Osso Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Good for a Date (39)
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Good for Birthdays (33)
Business Meals (31)
Romantic (29)
Cozy (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Notable Wine List (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Authentic (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Casual (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and service were excellent. The surf and turf was perfect as was the zucchini potato. Dessert we had salted caramel pie. It was very good also.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

I took 4 of us for my sons birthday on a Sunday night. They sat us in a booth. I felt the booth was to tight for us. (The men I was with are 6’4” 225). I had crab which was delicious but you have to crack it and I didn’t have room to do that. Waiter did not bring me a plate to eat my crab on or the butter it was served with. I felt he wasn’t as attentive as he could have been. Especially for the price. Steaks were outstanding and Salads and sides were delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding , attentive wait staff, the food was awesome and our overall experience was excellent . I will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Good overall

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We made reservations and got stuck in the bar next to a bunch of screaming children .. we were sad to see even when we asked to move were told no in spite of the fact that those seated didnt have reservations in the dining room.. we will try it again since the food was so darn good.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Service was subpar. Food was cold. And they tried to charge me double what my actual bill was.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Water was awesome!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great service and incredible steaks. It rivals any steakhouse in San Francisco.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I chose to dine at Osso for a birthday celebration. The restaurant's menu looked great with lots of options and the restaurant had good reviews (4 stars) on Yelp and OpenTable so I was looking forward to trying it out!

We arrived early so we found seats at the bar and had a drink before the hostess notified us that our table was ready which was right on time with our reservation. There was an extremely drunk gentleman at the bar that everyone was talking about and eventually the staff removed him, thankfully! I was relieved when he was escorted out.

We brought our own bottle of wine ($10 corkage) which I think is a very reasonable fee amount. Our server was pleasant, not overly friendly but did a good enough job. I was disappointed that were was no birthday celebration (dessert with candle, etc) for my boyfriend even though I noted it on the OpenTable reservation. It turned out to be fine since we ordered so much food and we were stuffed but I would have appreciated the acknowledgment and would have been a nice touch.

We ordered the calamari, a caesar salad to split, small order of shrimp, and the kettle bread to start. It took about 10 minutes before we were even served water and then once we placed the appetizers it was about 30-40 minutes. After halfway through our appetizers, we ordered our entrees (ribeye and filet mignon) and sides of potatoes and mac and cheese. I would say it took about 45 minutes to get our entrees which was not ideal but it did give us some time to digest. All of the food we ordered was delicious and cooked perfectly so 5 stars for the food! Service was a bit spotty and honestly I felt like the busser was more attentive than our server.

This restaurant could be one of the top steakhouses in San Francisco with some serious service improvements and refinement. From working in the service industry for 10 years, I understand both sides of these reviews but when spending this kind of money you expect special treatment.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

Very busy and slightly chaotic but food was amazing and service excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious, the service terrible. Our service person kept walking past us. He finally took our drink order. A little later one of the managers asked if we got our drinks. We said no and we were ready to place our order. The server just takes the order and they have other people that deliver the food. After he took our order, we didn't see him again for a long time. He never came by and ask if everything was okay. We had to ask one of the other people for more water, to box our leftovers, and take our dessert order. He finally came and took our dessert order. 2 of us didn't finish our desserts. He didn't bother to take our desserts and box them. He brought us boxes. That caliber of restaurant should be boxing the leftovers for the customer! We noticed that he attended the 2 people tables more and they received their food/drinks sooner and we know a couple of tables sat after us. We did stop and spoke to the manager before leaving. Don't bother with the cappuccino. The cup was about 2/3 full with barely any foam. They should get smaller cups to fit the drink... looks better. We would eat here again but not at this server's table!!! Nice free valet parking but you have to have a reservation. The valets check a reservation list for your name.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

If I could give it 0 stars i would. Horrible horrible service. Four tables around us walked out and left. We stuck it out. Did not make for a relaxing dinning experience. Will never go back and will never recommend.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We made a reservation at Osso Steakhouse after our first choice, Big 4 at the Huntington Hotel, recommended the restaurant to make up for the fact that they were unable to accommodate us. Everything worked out beautifully. The staff at Osso were extremely gracious, even though we showed up 15 minutes late for our reservation. They seated us immediately and waited patiently as we nursed our drinks while the rest of our party were driving through Friday evening traffic to join us. Once we were all in place (an hour after our reservation time) we were able to enjoy a light meal before walking a few feet away to attend a concert at the Masonic. The food was delicious, and the staff did everything possible to help us get to the concert on time. (We did augment the tip substantially in an effort to make up for the long wait and the light meal, but they served us cheerfully without any certainty that we would do so.) There was quite a festive atmosphere in the dining room. As it turned out, diners at the tables nearby were also heading to the concert that was our primary motivation for dining on Nob Hill: Bill Murray and the New Worlds tour. There was lively banter among the concert-goers who were total strangers but were eagerly looking forward to the evening's entertainment and enjoying the ambiance at Osso. We will gladly go back to Osso, even if Bill Murray isn't performing next door. Next time, the Osso experience will be the main attraction.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We arrived at our scheduled time of 6:45pm, ordered drinks and dinner, and by 7:45 pm, we had received neither. So we got up and left. While we left because we needed to get to the Masonic by 8pm, we would have left had we nowhere to be. This place is a joke. It's also obviously a tourist trap. Would never step foot in this ugly restaurant ever again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

They have a beet salad to die for. The other food was very tasty. Twice baked potato wasn’t that good. My son had the asparagus soup - he loved it. I would go again for that beet salad!

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

My wife and I usually love this place, so it was disappointing when we took our family that was Visconti from out of town for dinner. Here’s the gist.

10 min to order drinks.
20 min for drinks to arrive.
30 min until our food order was taken.
45 min until appetizer.

This would’ve been ok since I’m in the business and I’m sympathetic to busy situations...but then...

My wife and I were sharing so we requested for our $60 ribeye steak to be sliced for us. This took 10 min so after 5 min we finally had to tell our family dining with us to start eating without us. Turns out the manager decided to cut the steak himself instead of having a cook take care of it. Not sure why since a kitchen professional should’ve been able to cut the steak in less than one minute. Of course the manager proceeded to cut it going with the grain (instead of against he grain) so the steak ended up being chewy, not tender. We’ve been here at least 6-7 times and it was the worst experience thus far. Even worse than the time we had dinner on one of those 103 degree days this past summer when their AC wasn’t working.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Celebrated my son's birthday here. We requested a cabana booth and were accomodated. It took a while for the waiter to even acknowledge us let alone take our order. We waited nearly 30 minutes just to order bread for the table. It was only 6:45pm and they were already out of some of their menu items, like brussel sprouts and their burger. The food we were able to order was delicious. I had the kettle baked chicken with potatoes and vegies...it was amazing! My son had the scallops. He said they were cooked to prefection and melted in his mouth. And his spouse really enjoyed the salmon. However, my husband's ribeye steak was really rare. He asked for medium rare, but it was pretty raw. He's not one to send food back, so he had a few bites and took the rest home where he cooked it further. We ordered more bread for the table, but it didnt come out until really late in our evening. The waiter apologized for the delay and noted that we wouldn't be charged, but we were charged for it anyway. When I made the reservation, I indicated that we were celebrating a birthday and yet there was no recognition of the occassion. We had to inform the waiter with less discretion than we would have liked, so we could celebrate with a dessert.

Overall, it's a nice place with wonderful food, but not without some shortcomings.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great cocktail bar with friendly mixologists. The main dining room was atmospheric and buzzy, the and our wait person was a little officious and could have been ‘warmer’.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The best fillet I have EVER had. Truly divine. Great ambiance. I'd go hear again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was a pleasant experience, my boyfriend and I enjoyed it very much.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This was a wonderful meal! We started with the crab cakes, which are one of the best anywhere. Crispy on the outside, so fresh and flavorful on the inside. No bread, all crab.
Delicious! And, along with it, the signature Chorizo Cheese bread, which is to die for.
This is wonderful sourdough loaf sitting in a pool of melted chorizo cheese. You must try this!

Then we shared a filet mignon, and a Sea Bass. Both are superb dishes, and accompanied with sides of creamed spinach and twice cooked potato. The quality of all the food is top rate.

Also, the ambience is really nice. It is luxurious, quiet enough for conversation, and very comfortable leather booths. Our server, Paul, was excellent. This was such a great dining experience. Highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was not good. Everything else was just fine.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food all around from appetizers to desserts. Best steaks compared to all steakhouses in SF area. Service very slow and wrong orders delivered a couple of times. They did give us free desserts to compensate for the service. Despite slow service I would highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Was Disappointing Food left a lot to be desired.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We ordered 3 steaks and 2 of them were under cooked. The table across from sent their steaks back! You are an aged beef steak house. How hard is it to cook the meat medium rare? Wow! I am really disappointed!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were celebrating our daughter’s 21st birthday and they seated our party in a private room. We had the asparagus soup, oysters, Brussels sprout chips, sautéed mushrooms, filets, whole crab and an assortment of desserts. Everything is delicious and incredibly convenient to Nob Hill Masonic Center.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I wish the chef understood the difference between chocolate mousse and pudding.
So I don't get dessert there anymore.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous! The Italian Potstickers were excellent, the kettle bread, divine and the fish, fantastic! We enjoyed the creamed corn and cream of Spinach as well. Great wine list too! We’ll be back.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I was very disappointed with my first visit Osso Stakehouse. My reservation was 8:15 pm but we were not seated until around 9pm. due to i guess the restaurant in over booked, I said it's overbooked it's because when they seated us i noticed that they just added a table in the middle of the walk way, out of all the tables there only our table has no candle the worst part of it is that you have to stand up every time a person on the other table has to go to the bathroom, kinda your in the movie theatre
Ordering food: Took them awhile to get our order. I ordered a glass of wine and our waiter forgotten my wine order. Appetizers was served in a descent time I guess, main course took forever to come. I ordered the bone in fillet mignon because they said it was good. what a disappointment, First of i asked my steak to be medium rare but they cooked it medium, the worst part of it is that the meat is cold. I never bother returning it coz a friend of mine adviced me to come hungry all I care at that moment is to put a good in my belly before I explode. Conclusion!! in will never go back at OSSo's.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Reserved a table, we arrived on time and then told we wouldn’t be seated for at least 30 mins. No space at bar so just had to hover in the doorway. When enquired how long we would have to be waiting got told very rudely it depends how quickly the previous guests finished their wine....not really how I expect to be spoken to. More than happy to wait at a bar for short time but if running 30 mins late then they could have phoned. After all if that the food was actually really delicious, such a shame with the service....

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing food and great service and ambience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It really depends on what you order to like or not like this place and at the prices they charge, that shouldn't be the case. My brother really enjoys steak and prefers theirs to Morton's. I loved the Kobe beef cheeseburger but not one of the side dishes we ordered were very good. The "chariso spiced man and cheese" was as bland and tasteless as a paper towel. How can you screw up Mac and cheese as a side dish? Especially at the prices. The "crispy onion rings" looked good but weren't prepared properly so it was more akin to eating a barely fried onion than an onion ring. The Nojito mocktail was fabulous! The service felt very unprofessional but it was Thanksgiving so maybe they were temps. I wanted the fried Spanish olives which have been on the menu forever and though they are still on the menu, the waiter said they should take it off because they no longer serve them. I guess if you just want a $60 steak, and don't care too much about anything else, it's good. If you only like Steak House dining because of the awesome sides, you are bound to be disappointed. If/when I go back, I will have the Kobe cheeseburger and a Nojito and a piece of the caramel vanilla cake which was very good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food, service was above average but more effort could have been applied. Everyone was overall very nice. Steak was delicious and well flavored.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food
Great service

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We went their for the first time and loved the food. The 18 oz filet mignon was absolutely perfect. The crab and kettle bread was great too. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Best filet mignon ever

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everyone was frazzled, we got seated late, no one came to our table to get our drink order. We left after 15 minutes. Many other customers left as well— some customers stated they were waiting for 2 hours

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Going to this restaurant reminded me of Fawlty Towers...everything that could go wrong went wrong and our waiter seemed clueless. The pasta had no crab, we were told there was no possibility for a rare cheeseburger, one person's meal came 25 minutes before anyone elses, my order was not recognizable as what I ordered, but by that time I would eat anything...I don't know if this was a rare exception for them, but I doubt they could continue to function if every night were like this. The food is actually good, though.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food and service was excellent. Right next to the Masonic for a pre-concert dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food took a long time and all the steaks were undercooked. The servers would bring new dishes without taking the dirty dishes away. Service was extremely disappointing and food was very overpriced.

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