Alexander's Steakhouse - SF

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Alexander's Steakhouse in San Francisco offers a fine dining interpretation of a Modern American Steakhouse with hints of Japanese influences throughout our menu. Featuring classic cuts such as Ribeye, Bone-In New York and Filet Mignon, to sustainable seafood, our signature Hamachi Shot and one of the largest variety of Wagyu Steak in the U.S. We also highlight dry-aged steaks and offer the finest and most luxurious products available including two tasting menus and an award-winning wine list designed by Wine Director Maxwell Klassen. A full bar featuring some of the most unique specialty cocktails is a great way to begin your evening here at Alexander's Steakhouse.

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vipMarcF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Can't wait to visit when this thing passes

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

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DoloresM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The utmost best service and the food is phenomenal. I cannot wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

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vipstvdoc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was superb, overall an excellent experience!

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Jasper
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is top notch. They created a wonderful experience for our date night. They were present without being intrusive, striking perfectly that delicate balance.

The food (chef's choice, 4 courses) was also heavenly. The twelve salts were really interesting and adventurous. It was unique in that most tend to ignore salt as something that can alter very dramatically the flavor. Steak was cooked to perfection and the sides were out of this world.

The price is appropriate (expensive!) and definitely worth it.

I can't afford to come here that often, but I will definitely be back to celebrate the next important occasion.

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Bdaytreat
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service crew is very attentive. Food is very good.

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vipLaneR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a friends birthday and could not have had a better experience. It felt like fine dining on a level most restaurants these days don’t reach, even with the pricing in today’s restaurants that are supposed to be at the level Alexander’s was. Next time I’m in SF I will definitely be returning here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We had dinner for my wi

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing time. We sat at the Chefs table and got to view the action. The service was impeccable. We also had a wonderful time talking to Robert the Sommelier. We had such a good experience that we requested Eric, the head chef to come by so we could give our compliments. Highly recommend.

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vipwaltergiant
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time to the SF location. The service is lovely and I felt really welcome. The food is good, and they seemed ready to accommodate us every which way. I had a lovely time.

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MikeK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Molly. Ask for her if you plan to dine here.

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AlexL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a great experience overall, the staff hospitality being the #1 highlight. However, compared to some other niche steakhouses in SF, this is probably my third choice in the city.

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Rklisme
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have not seen service like this in years. Alexander's staff really take great care of their patrons. Great beef with a east meets west twist. There is a lot of items to tickle your taste buds. I would recommend Alexander's to anyone who is a beef lover.

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EddieX
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience1

Wagyu too expensive. The 5A steak is good as a "once-in-a-lifetime" thing but too overvalued.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were expecting way more than what we got...
We payed over $700.00 for a dinner for 2 people and left really disappointed.
We both work in the industry, so I guess we just expected too much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service but the steak was warm, not hot. We were impressed by the ambiance and the service we received. The food was a little pricy but it was to be expected. When the steak came, however, we weren’t impressed. It was warm. For a restaurant of that caliber, we’d expect the steak to come out piping hot and on a super hot plate. My plate was cold and the steak was warm. We could have gotten that kind of steak at sizzler’s. Like said, great service but the food was not worth what we paid for. We will not be going back. There are much better places for steak in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Menu seemed somewhat limited compared with my memory of dining here before but the food we had was excellent.

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miag
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server Israel was excellent. He recommended good items to pair as well as recommending steak cuts cooked at best the temperature. Israel also recommended a lovely crafted cocktail based on my preferences. The food. The hamachi shot, red leaf salad, grilled octopus were all good. We also had the wagyu bao which in my opinion took quite a bit of time to come out of the kitchen. The chimichurri fries were extremely salty and I am person who generally uses salt on everything. I will say that last minute before our mains came out I ordered the octopus. This may have held up our mains being served due to order in which things should be served to us. However our filet mignon and our other 19 oz. Steak and black truffle mash came out looking as though they had been sitting under a heat lamp. The mash had a dry looking layer on top and both steaks were slightly warm and also had that layer on top of the meats. The lack of warmth of steaks was really the disappointing part.

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vipjimk
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service has improved greatly. Great experience this time.

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CesarT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in SF...best experience in CA.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great except that the prices are too high comparing that you can get the same service and quality food for a lot less at competitive steak houses.

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ElizabethF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander's is consistently amazing!

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vipkeithm
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have been to Alexander's dozens and dozens of times. This visit was not what i expected. Service was consistently poor at every touchpoint and the food was below the standards i expect for a $500 meal for three that did not include any alcohol or Wagu-type meat.

First, there was an appetizer of broth with tortellini pushed on the group that ended up just being a few ounces of over-salted bone broth with 4-6 micro-sized tortellini for ~$20/bowl. The appetizer was so over-salted that no one at the table could eat more than a spoonful or two. Further, the nonalcoholic drinks and water emptied in the glasses to the point that on two occasions we had to leave the table and walk to find someone to refill the drinks. Dirty plates sat on the table for extended periods as well. Alexanders usually serves bread or rolls, but they were never served to our table, but as we left the restaurant at the end of the meal we noticed other tables being served small cheese biscuits/rolls throughout the meal.

After so many visits over the years to Alexanders, it just seems service and quality are now being neglected. The restaurant used to have a wonderful bread course experience that included a number of different types of bakes goods throughout he meal. That bread course was discontinued a year or so ago it seems. I put that aside and kept visiting Alexanders either with direct reservations or suggesting others reserve tables there for events I attend. I visit Alexanders 6-8 times per year.

It is disappointing to see this restaurant in a period of decline.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Chefs tasting menu needs love... An overall disappointment

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shortandsweet
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cuts are always precise and delicious! The service is impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexander's is a a fine restaurant establishment and our go to place for all celebrations. It never disappoints. We took our friends there for the first time and they were thrilled with the food and the service!

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FoodieCoupleShaBri
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overall the restaurant was just okay. For what it's supposed to be - an upscale restaurant featuring the best steaks and great service - I believe they under-delivered.

My girlfriend and I arrived early for our 9pm reservations and was told we would have to wait for our table. No problem. We ordered a couple drinks from the bar and we were having a nice evening. A little after 9pm, we were told we could be seated. Upon getting to the table, it wasn't ready, so we had to go back to the bar area again. Again no problem, but I did notice there was another table available right next to our's which was already set. Thinking that it may have been reserved for another party, I didn't say anything. After an hour, the table next to us was still unoccupied, so I wasn't pleased that they made us wait at the bar for as long as they did. Eventually another party was seated there, but by then the restaurant was only about 50% occupied given the late reservations.

The service was mostly good until the end, which I will get to shortly. The waiter was very pleasant and friendly. The food was just okay. Maybe even less than okay. I surely expected much better given what it's supposed to be and the cost. Our bill for two drinks, the bone-in filet mignon and T-bone steaks with 2 sides was $430. That included a 20% tip.

At the end of the evening, both of us had about 1/2 of our portions left to take home. They took them away to have them boxed and they left a numbered tag for us to use to pick it up on the way out. The next day, we were looking forward to our leftover steak, but much to our disappointment, only one of our steak portions was there. The half of the filet mignon that should have been boxed up wasn't.

I'm not usually one to complain about such things, but given the cost and expectations, we expected more. We did leave a 20% tip on $350+ bill so needless to say, we felt a little bit cheated. Definitely not a good experience. There are better steakhouses out there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriend ordered 3 hamachi shots for herself. She liked.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5