Bluestem Brasserie

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$30 and under
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A San Francisco brasserie & gathering place, at ONE Yerba Buena Lane, the intersection of downtown’s cultural, shopping and business corridors. An urban neighborhood restaurant, offering a lively dining experience, for anytime bites or drinks; a meal with friends, business associates or family; or picking up to enjoy at home.
Bluestem Brasserie features a familiar brasserie menu of fresh, simply composed dishes; distinct cocktails; a satisfying wine list with 12 on tap, sourced directly from Napa and Sonoma's finest producers - offered at a great value.
Named after the indigenous North American grass favored by cattle, Bluestem will showcase sustainably produced beef from highly regarded purveyors with an emphasis on whole-animal utilization. Ingredients sourced directly from the ranchers. Savory items are balanced by a dessert menu of classic, brasserie-style selections.
A theme of terroir extends from the menu of house-made items to the carefully crafted wine list.

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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3.9
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vipPatric
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful Sunday brunch during International Women's Weekend! The menu was wonderful! My favorite was the skillet cornbread w/chocolate- excellent! We had to order two! Steve our waiter was so kind, fun and patient- he also had great menu suggestions. Thanks very much to Adam who sent over deviled eggs in his absence- that was a delicious surprise and very thoughtful! Thanks also to Bluestem for partnering w/ "Dress for Success" that was a great idea and an awesome way to give back to the community! Bluestem is a Class Act, a gorgeous and earthy restaurant and my favorite place to meet family and friends and actually sit, dine, visit, laugh, sip and just be. Well Done You! And thanks again!

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bonnieleek
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great choice when in SF. Just wish they had more plant based options. The one they did have was delicious!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We decided to have a birthday celebratory brunch here for my moms 60th bday! The staff was very nice and attentive. The food was also very tasty and flavorful!

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halamadrid
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was okay. Nothing to celebrate about.
Very standard menu, mediocre service

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vipeat23
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Low-key Sunday night for dinner. Although waitstaff was scarce, those that were there did a great job of making sure everyone was serviced well. Kudos. The food here is an American mix of classic with a twist. From short ribs to loaded fries, to fresh salads and chicken dishes, all were well prepared, presented, and delicious. A very specific cocktail was requested and came back twice perfectly. Desserts are wicked and a bit of a surprise - different than described but in a very good way. All in all will make it a point to return when in San Fran again.

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vipSkarlet97
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom here for an early birthday dinner after a Sunday matinee of Hamilton. It was a nice walk from the theater. We were early enough to take advantage of happy hour drink prices, and late enough to order off the full dinner menu. The food was delicious. Whatever you get, make sure you order fries to go with it! And they brought out a giant slice of the most wonderful cake as a birthday surprise—the Honolulu Hangover. I don’t know if I would’ve picked it off the menu, as I’m weary of coconut. But it was fantastic. Probably the best cake I’ve ever had at a restaurant. The staff was lovely, and it’s a nice ambiance. I’ll definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lunch before the theater. They were a bit slow with getting drinks to the table. Otherwise great food/ambiance! Have been a bunch of times and highly recommend!

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JoanG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were spending the weekend in SF to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Fabulous food and excellent service. I highly recommend!

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EleanorM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed here. The food is beautiful and creative. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. The space is both elegant and comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined here serval times. Always very good. Hopefully, I’ll try brunch soon.

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DanielP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I think the food was just to sophisticated for my palette. Your staff was incredible.

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JonathanA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food quality (during a moderately busy time). Food tasted amazing and their dishes are definitely newly created ones. Come if you want to try something new for a change and if you want to be treated well by all of their staff!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Expensive wine...$35 bottle of wine with a mark up of $85. Food was good although unable to mix & match away from the Valentine menu...overall ok

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Mike
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

While the food was delicious, the price were shameless. The presentation was very appetizing, and our server was very cordial. While I was sitting there, I couldn't help but think the rent for this place must be stratospheric. I have had equally delicious meals at much lower prices. That is my only complaint about the place. Otherwise, I recommend.

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vipLeddy
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch at Bluestem Brasserie. All of our dishes were wonderful. Leslie was our bar tender and server and did a fantastic job. We'll be back!

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vipMarionMcV
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for brunch on a Saturday; my daughter likes the restaurant, but it was a first for me. The service is friendly, welcoming and efficient. The place was almost empty; I am sure it was just due to the fact that Market Street was being readied for the parade.
The food was delicious; perfect coffee drinks, amazing hash browns. I did think the shakshuka could have been spiced more aggressively, but that‘s a small detail. Overall, a nice experience.

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MotohikoT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had customer entertainment dinner. Table was not too noisy, easy to talk.
Unlike the other American place, all the dishes were very good size for Japanese and also tasty. I was introduced to this place by my friend living in SF.
I also agree this place is recommendable.

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vipEZeats
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is creative, delicious and satisfying. Service is responsive, professional and friendly. The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable. The room is spacious and quiet enough to have a conversation.
Bluestem is a go-to for business or pure pleasure.

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vipMimiL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional staff. Helpful and very knowledgeable!food is delicious and fresh ! This is my second time here !

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vipWynH
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The waitress was pleasant but the food preparation was very slow and there was no apology or communication. The food was well prepared: chicken sandwich was a good value; burger was tasty but not large and overpriced.

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alwayshungrygal
San Francisco
7 reviews