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Permanently Closed - Bourbon & Beef

3.9
629 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
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This restaurant is permanently closed. New American
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation

Weekend Brunch from 10-3
Dinner Nightly from 4-10
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Phone number
(510) 788-4821
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rockridge Bart Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.5
value
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William (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was mediocre, and the service was slow (though it was not the servers fault, they were clearly understaffed). I got New York steak that was just OK. My wife ordered salmon, and in addition to being pretty tiny it was also raw (as were the potatoes that came with it). She returned it and ordered the Buratta Ensalada, and it was essentially a bug chunk of cheese with very little veggies. Overall, not impressed, and also too pricey (especially taking into account the quality)

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vipCrock (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

SERVICE INCOMPETANT, SLOW & NOT FRENDLY. FOOD WHICH WAS BEEN GOOD NOT SO ANY MORE... WILL NOT GO BACK

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vipDMJ13 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

We have gone to this restaurant many times and the last three times we have been here have been less than stellar, although they did try to make it right.
One of the disappointing dinners took 45 minutes to get a steak and burger after our appitizers...
This time “happy hour” is only at the bar not a your dinner seat, also we ordered two different steaks and we both got the same one. The steak was delicious and they offered us dessert.
I just think they fall a little short on being an amazing restaurant.

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vipMacrodiver (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Even the vegetarian dish was excellent, well balanced interesting flavors. Scotch Rob Roy was a great cocktail.

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Midge (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

Beef is incomparable. It is amazing. The last time I was there, and on the menu online, oysters and beef marrow are listed but they no longer offer either one. Service a little off, bartender was also a server. Wine late, almost after starters. All small stuff, beef is what’s for dinner, and it is worth the trip

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

It was a lovely expereince for our 14th wedding anniversary!

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vipGail (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

The waitress forgot to put in our drink order and also forgot what we ordered for dinner. Then came back out and told us we had been given the wrong menu and they didn’t actually have what we had ordered. This was all after we had already been there for 30 minutes. $15 for. “Butter lettuce” salad which was actually made of a lot of tasteless iceberg lettuce and very little else. When I asked about the lettuce she went back to the kitchen and came back saying the package says butter lettuce. Since when does butter lettuce even come in a package? The kabocha risotto had no visible squash. I was told there was a squash purée which was tasteless so if there was any at all in it , it was overpowered by the chili pepper flakes. The restaurant was so loud we could barely have a conversation. We were told the owner was entertaining his friends – he never looked our way that we are aware of or came over to our table to apologize for the noise or the food or the errors. As a chef for many years myself, I would have been embarrassed to serve this food to my guests. Our waitress was very sweet and apologetic And the bartender comped the drinks, but this did not make up for the Long delay and poor quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

I think someone must have quit or not shown up. One waitress for the whole dining room who also was the host. She did her best and was working hard. The pasta dish was sad and tiny but the steak was awesome.

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Cameron (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

I go out to eat quite a bit and would consider myself fairly forgiving of many less-than-stellar experiences, but this was one of the worst restaurant experiences I've had on a variety of fronts. It seemed like the staff would have rather had an empty restaurant then enable us to eat there effectively. Rude staff, incredibly slow service, just OK food. And they were hardly busy. I guess if you're right next to a BART station and there is a mandatory 20% gratuity added, this is what you get.

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vipsanfrancal (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

Too few employees for too many customers but other than that, it was fun.

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vipJ04022 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

We got a groupon for this restaurant. We reserved a table on Open Table, and it turned out they had overbooked, so we had to sit at the bar. They seemed to be understaffed (or something) -- the bar tender was really stressed out and yelling across the restaurant the whole time. The food was delicious, but it was a fairly hectic environment. They had a big party, and I wish they had just said, "We want to let you know that we have a big party, so things will be a bit slow tonight" and then taken their time. Instead the bar tender was super stressed out and being somewhat rude to everyone. Not a great experience.

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konarat (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2017

Been here before but had the burgers this time - excellent burger cooked just the way we like them. Also loved the fries - nice and crispy. Very friendly service too.

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vipAutieB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Always a joy. I've been going for several years now. It's never disappointing. The shrimp and grits were fab!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

We came with a group of six people one of them a child of five. The food here is first rate, although there is no menu for children and not a lot of options for kids on the grownup menu either. For our starter we shared the Burrata salad with a balsamic glaze and beets, very delicious, the Masami pork belly very rich and unctuous and the fried Brussels sprouts also delicious. For our main, three of us got the Bourbon burger and fries, all cooked to specs and the other two adults got the Filet which they loved and said was perfectly seasoned. My favorite part was the Heifeweisen it was so light and citrusy with a little bit of fizz. Overall would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food, little pricey

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