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About Bluestem Brasserie
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.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Californian, American, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Daily from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Daily from 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Daily from 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Sat - Sun from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Market Street (between 3rd & 4th)
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
The atmosphere is casual but energetic and in sync with the rhythms of the restaurant's heart-of-the-city location.
In addition to street parking in the area, there are several parking garages within one block of Bluestem Brasserie including the Jessie Square Garage, located below the restaurant, and the Fifth & Mission Garage.
For Valet services, the Four Seasons is available just off of Third Street on Stevenson Alley.
Bluestem Brasserie is located just above the South-East end of the Powell Street Bart Station.
Private Party Facilities:
Bluestem is the perfect place to host your private event. We offer both indoor and outdoor options to meet a wide range of needs. Please contact us for help in arranging and coordinating your exclusive private event.
Private Party Contact:
Stacy: (415) 547-1111
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bluestem Brasserie Ratings and Reviews
We went here on the recommendation of the front desk person at our hotel, and we had a wonderful lunch. We liked it so much that we came back for dinner the same day! For lunch we had a seat overlooking the courtyard outside, and it was great people watching. Very friendly staff. Dinner went a bit faster than we might have preferred, but looking back we probably could have slowed things down a bit if we had said something. We have already recommended it to friends, and we plan a return visit on our next trip to San Fran.
This is one of my favorite local restaurants in San Francisco located very near Union Square. The drink menu is excellent and the food menu is always creative and always changing. Be sure to order some of the appetizers! The trout on toast (I forget the actual name) was outstanding and very generously portioned. The $18 hamburger is one of the best you'll ever have and the scallops are superb. Don't miss it! Make this your regular hangout during JP Morgan or any of the many conferences at the Moscone and be sure to have reservations!
Was really disappointed to hear that they were not doing restaurant week even though it was advertised in the OpenTable website. Aside from that the food was pretty basic for the price, they were out of some ingredients for one of their more popular dishes. Overall the restaurant was underwhelming.
I had better expectations for this place. The bartender was awesome but as soon as we were seated, it felt like the dinner went south. The devil eggs were spicy...didn’t expect that. The octopus was good but the potatoes accompanying it were spicy. Didn’t expect that either. The mussels were good. I like that. I ordered the burger med-well, but it came very rare. The macaroni and cheese was ok. My experience here was mediocre. I don’t think I’ll be going back.
This is the second time we made reservations at Bluestem and they did not disappoint. They even made my son feel special on his 15th Birthday by bringing him out a cinnamon bun. I would highly recommend this place. Food is great and the service was awesome! Thank you!
This is perfect for a business lunch - it's beautiful, the staff is gracious, menu interesting, food excellent, noise level not bad. It's close to Moscone center and major hotels. It's also a great place to stop for a bite after visiting SFMOMA or Yerba Buena.
Great looking restaurant. Very personable hosts and waiters. Fun/cool/hipster inside .. we sat on a nice couch for our lunch. Food was very good, unique, surpassed expectations. Lunch for two was a little pricing for two at $75 with tip (it was a business meal but I was personally paying) ... but I would go back for lunch and dinner! Yes, a fun, interesting, unique restaurant in SF :=)
Overall, I would recommend the Bluestem for great food, cocktails and friendly staff. The service was a bit slow, 10 minutes went by after beinf seated before we saw a staff person, but after that the staff was attentive, just enough.
I would suggest they turn down the music just a notch. Having a conversation was borderline difficult.
Went for NYE 2018 to celebrate with a group of 12. Their prix fixe menu looked great described on paper and then you get your $85 meal and you realize it’s fit for folks who have lost all taste buds and have no idea what they’re eating. By far the worst dinner I’ve had let alone it being categorized as the worst NYE dinner I’ve ever had. And when it came down to ordering dessert, they ran out of the dessert we all were looking forward to, as if they weren’t prepared for an NYE night full of paying celebrating customers—what’s the point of making a reservation?? Our dinner was not worth $85 per. I wish I was the only one who felt this way but I’m not, all 12 of us felt the same way. We dropped $1600 that night, $1600. Thoroughly disappointed.
This place is a joke... I booked at the last minute for New Year's Eve and my first clue should have been that had availability. Service was unbelievably slow but the server was super friendly. The $85 fixed menu wasn't the issue but for $85 my entree consisted of three scallops that were the size of a nickel. They weren't even cooked properly. I have literally never felt so ripped-off at a restaurant. This place must be running on fumes. No local in their right mind should go here. It belongs at Fisherman's Wharf...
Bluestem had great atmosphere and looked like a fun place to hang out for an hour or so on NYE. The service, however, and food were terrible. Our waitress was nice but seemed new and wasn't very attentive. The food was awful. Bluestem offered a pre-fix menu which is expected for NYE and normally we don't mind paying extra but this wasn't anywhere near worth the $85 per person. The final bill with tax ended up being $230. The filet was o.k. and was served with two tablespoons of cold mashed potatoes and raw broccolini. My husband ordered the duck which was extremely small and very fatty along with a side of raw carrots with the green tops still attached. We felt completely robbed of our money and our dinner experience for NYE. I would never recommend this restaurant.
Our server disappointed. Took so long to greet out table, take our order, entrees took so long to come out was let down after talking up Bluestem to my friend's. Tried to get someones attention multiple times during the waiting periods but couldn't get anyone's attention. Will be back because I've signed there many times before.
From the minute we walked in the door, everyone that worked there was so friendly. The servers help each other out and when there was a problem, it got fixed immediately. Our server was attentive without being obnoxious. Because we had an issue with one of the dishes not being prepared correctly, they apologized and sent us a complimentary order of beignets to finish our brunch. I have eaten at this restaurant four times, and each time has been a very pleasant experience.
Bar tender forgot to take our order. We waited for about 20 min to get our order taken. We ordered drinks and food the food came out, but the drinks never came. Really disappointed in the service the food was good but just lost my business since it took so long to get an order in and our cocktails never came out. We were never checked on to see how the food was, which we could have addressed the cocktails coming out but it just never happened.
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