EPIC Steak

4.5
4520 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
The Main Dining Room features a stunning view of the bay from every table. For those who prefer al fresco dining our Inside Out Room is the perfect place for a romantic dinner or get together among friends next to the cozy fireplace. A custom-built wood fired grill and a large wood burning oven serve as the focal points of Kuleto's design for the restaurant.

The menu features an inventive combination of traditional and contemporary dishes, showcasing everything from fish to fowl, and specializing in a variety of meats and steaks. Handmade cocktails, domestic and imported beers, and a well-selected wine list complement the menu.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH: Monday to Friday from 11:30am until 2:30pm
OUR BAR OPENS: Monday to Friday at 11:30AM, Saturday & Sunday 11:00AM Stop in for a Burger, Beer & Brownie for $20
DINNER: Sunday to Thursday 5:30PM-9:30PM and Friday & Saturday 5:30PM-10:00PM
BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM-2:30PM
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Phone number
(415) 369-9955
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Parke Ulrich
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harrison and Folsom
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at LUNCH,BRUNCH & DINNER for 15. per car.
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Public transit
If traveling by MUNI you may take the N-Judah, T-Third, or J-Church lines to the Folsom Station.
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Special events & promotions
EPIC PRESENTS THE 3 B’S: BURGER–BEER–BROWNIE An EPIC combination $20.00 in the Quiver Bar "HOLY COW!" HAPPY HOUR 2:30-6:00 Monday to Friday
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4520 People Are Saying
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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Such a great meal, definitely be prepared to spend some money but the food was literally AMAZING-I recommend crab cocktail and then get miso truffle butter on your steak. Chocolate dome cake wasn’t that good but dessert list was long and yummy looking. Also excellent and long wine list! Get there early for sunset by the bridge! Service and attentiveness could have been slightly better but overall good experience!

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e
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

I had very high expectations walking through the the door. The setting was beautiful, views amazing, and that's about where I can end with good reviews. We sat down and I noticed how incredibly loud it was, but hey, you're in a room with 100 people so it's understandable. We opened our menus, noticed one completely was missing from the jacket. Our server was friendly and corrected it immediately! We ordered wine, both classes unevenly poured, and tasted awful. We ordered a filet and a ribeye. Both cooked perfectly but had zero taste. It tasted like a sports bar crappy steak. I just wish I had some steak to go with the fat. The Julia child's potato side was cold as well as the broccoli. We moved onto dessert. We got the cookies, and to be honest, I think the cooked walked to 7-11 and picked up a pack of cookies and threw it on a plate...I was so dissatisfied with this experience. I would recommend any other place besides Epic! I'm sure burger king would have a better piece of meat

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JM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good quality, perhaps a little pricey for what you got

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C
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Epic Steak doesn't let its magnificent views outshine it's service or food. It truly measures up to the high bar set by the gorgeous setting. And the staff is among the most knowledgeable and at the same time, friendliest in San Francisco.

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R
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was fair only because we all ordered the boneless rib-eye, it was cooked to correctly, but fairly lean, not very marbled. Service was spot on. Beautiful setting. Corkage was $35.

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NH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epic never disappoints. Food always great, served with a smile. Brian and team do an awesome job. Thank you, Neil and Bridie.

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l
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been a while since I last visited Epic and we went for Saturday Brunch. I ordered Steak Burger which was a little saltier than I like but the meat was done in perfection. It was my friend's first time she loved it too. The server, Travis was very attentive and friendly. The weather was perfect to sit outside.

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JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for,lunch or dinner. View spectacular and food excellent

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SF
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EPIC is truly epic! The Bay view is unsurpassed and if you're doing evening dining, enjoy the Bridge Lights show as well as amazing food. My fave EPIC meal is a weekend lunch on their patio. Servers are stellar! Food is fab and I never want the day to come to an end. I'm hooked on the EPIC Bacon Burger and Crab salad - oh my oh my!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a birthday dinner with your special someone amazing. Amazing view

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MR
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such an amazing experience at Epic last night. My wife and I go here frequently, from the night we got engaged to our wedding reception. We were treated like royalty last night. Our service and the amazing host who looked after us made the evening very special.

Thank you Epic

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MJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

I'm a big New York Steak guy, like I know what I'm going to order before I walk into the door. Paid $66 for what had to be the worst NY steak I've ever had. Tasted like burnt popcorn and was medium rare when I asked for medium. Will never go back, very disappointed.
Crazy good view though and excellent service. Very good fries and bread.

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Epic Steak to celebrate our anniversary. It was delightful! I highly recommend it.

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NM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of this world food... spectacular view of the Bay Bridge

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TM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was ok, but I thought that for the price they might have given us more than 5 small slices of what I considered to be a somewhat over ripe tomato with a bit of cheese on it. The prime rib was excellent, but it was swimming in liquid and there was no place to put my share of the sides but in that liquid. Not a good thing. The waitress refused me a bone for my dog, and was so loud in her refusal that she embarrassed me...my guess is that she does not have a dog.

All in all, the next time that I want to spend over $100.00 for dinner in San Francisco, I think that I will look for someplace else.

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R
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent.

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OT
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Spent a fabulous birthday celebration sitting on the outdoor patio on a perfect San Francisco day, watching the Blue Angels fly overhead! We had noted it was a birthday celebration on our reservation, and don't know if that was why we got the prime table or not but it could not have been a better seat. They also served a very yummy apple tart with a candle on it as a birthday surprise. Nice touch. Food was very good, especially my daughter's crab Louie which was HUGE and delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We had such high hopes for Epic Steak. we arrived for our 830pm reservation and were seated outside almost immediately. So far so good. We were greeted by a server who took our drink order and then after he brought the drinks he disappeared for over an hour before we asked someone to get a server so we could order an appetizer. We ordered appetizers and then entrees. Our food came out ice cold. I mentioned this to the server who could not have cared at all. He took my filet back and just put it in the oven to heat it up which took it from medium rare to well done beef jerky. The tables around us all experienced similar lapses in service. For the $700 we spent on dinner for 4 it was a complete waste. We went back home to the Ritz and had a real meal.

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h
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and service was exceptional, the food very good, just be aware it is very expensive be prepared to spend $300pp with gratuity for a steak dinner

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PB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was exceptional. Went to celebrate a birthday for a nice dinner, and was the perfect place. Great views of the bridge and outdoor area. Great steak and wine list. Would definitely recommend!

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B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

The medium well filet mignon was had redder meat than the medium rare ribeye. Both were tasty.

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DN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epic was EPIC. We have heard it was THE PLACE for views and food, and this was correct. I am just upset with myself for waiting so long to finally go. I will be back as often as I can. The steak melts in your mouth. The sauces and spectacular. The service was fantastic. Even the hostess was attentive and seemed to have a grasp on the entire restaurant and who needed a seat and who was on the way out.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was a bit slow, food was great, view was better. The front staff went above and beyond recon

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FB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I ORDERED A RIBEYE RARE TO MEDIUM RARE AND RECEIVED A STEAK THAT WAS MORE THAN MEDIUM. DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS I DID NOT SEND IT BACK.

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HS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, picturesque view and steaks cooked to perfection

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from start to finish. All the employees who interacted with us said happy anniversary to us, 5 star service! Food was delicious, ambiance was perfect. And to top it off they gave a free desert as an anniversary gift (with a little eatable “happy anniversary” frosting on top of it).
Would definitely recommend them and would certainly go back.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Just ok compare to the price

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DM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the view of the bridge at night was a fantastic view.
The food was not worth the price however. My wife and I both had filets which were good. I liked the different sauces (horseradish, bearnaise, chimichuri, etc). However, the filets were just good...not remarkable for the price.

I ordered a caesar salad and the waiter asked if I like anchovies...as that is normally part of a caesar dressing. I got the bill and there was a$2.00 up charge for anchovies!

I've been to plenty of steak houses and can appreciate the a la carte approach but when the waiter asks a clarifying question, an affirmative answer should't come with an upcharge. I spent $240 on dinner for 2 and was ok to spend it...but adding a little $2.00 up charge cheapens the experience.

A few days earlier, I went to Prospect and got a fantastic dinner at a similar price point without the feeling nickel and dimed.

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HM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The location and views are amazing! I thought the steak and the sides were delicious, I was a little disappointed in the charcuterie plate though, I found it a little bland. Overall it was a great experience though, high quality all around!

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RS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Epic Steak has a great view of the Bay Bridge, especially after dark when the bridge is ;lighted. The food is delicious but "pricey" The cost for a porterhouse steak is $94. Better as a shared meal. The desserts are average for $12 each.

If you order cocktails or drinks before being seated in the dining room, beware the wait staff will force your hand for a tip by bringing back bills they hope you will leave as a tip.

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special birthday celebration- sat outside by the bay bridge with outdoor heaters to take the chill off the evening. Service was excellent, as was the food. The Julia Child potatoes are a must and my steak was delicious and cooked perfectly. Liked that they brought assorted steak sauces.

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m
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome steak right on the Embarcadero with great views of the Bay Bridge. Upmarket restaurant (with prices to match) but excellent food and an extensive wine list capable of satisfying any diner (the sommelier was knowledgable and on hand to assist).

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The setting atmosphere and service was definitely outstanding but I found the quality of the steak to be average compared to other high-end steak houses like Mastro‘s.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

food was cold, service was late, took a long time to get the order in..

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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TB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Epic 3x now for special occasions. The ambiance is amazing - it’s right on the water overlooking the bay bridge. The service is wonderful and the food is great. Everyone loved their steak and the Cesar salad. The plates to share were nice but not enough for more then two.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried the Shellfish Indulgence Platter for the first time. OMG!!! It was sooo good.

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OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Travis, was excellent! He was engaging and professional and took very good care of one of our party that has serious food allergies. The food and ambiance were top notch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience

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