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About Harris'

Harris’ is the quintessential steak house experience. We offer dry-aged, mid-western beef, outstanding martinis, and an award winning wine list.
In our lounge we have live jazz nightly.

Although the lounge is available for more casual dining, we do have a dress code in the main dining room: please, no shorts, t-shirts or sportswear.

2100 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Friday- 5:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday- 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday-5:00pm-9:30pm

The bar lounge is open everday at 5:00pm.

Cross Street:
Pacific

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 673-1888

Website:
http://www.harrisrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Nightly
Price (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including one drink and tip): $50 and over

Parking Details:
Valet + Street Parking

Executive Chef:
Michael Buhagiar

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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Private Dining

Harris' Restaurant has three elegant private dining rooms to suit a variety of event needs: The Boardroom, an intimate round table that seats 8 to 12 guests, The Library, a cozy room for up to 22 diners and the luxurious Skylight Room, which seats 72 for dining or 100 for a cocktail reception.

Harris' Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for a Date (72)
Good for Anniversaries (64)
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Romantic (56)
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Authentic (37)
Live Music (36)
Bar Seating (29)
Cozy (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Casual (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Fun (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Seasonal (8)
Happy Hour (6)
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Creative Cuisine (4)
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Tasting Menu (3)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2012

Wonderful as always. One of our regular "go to" places when we visit SF.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 17, 2012

Classic Big City Steak House. Dry Aged Prime Beef with all the trimmings served in dark club like atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2012

The Petite Filet was done to perfection and the Creme Burlee was yummy. Service was very good with a notable wine list. This was our first time here but we will return when we are back in San Francisco. Lovely restaurant very comfortable.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2012

the food and service were impecciable. however, we did have to wait about 30 minutes even with a reservation, which was the only downfall. but, having a bar in the next room didn't hurt.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2012

My husband had ordered the Kobe Beef Wayu Beef and he found that it was a little tough. He mentioned that to he waitress and she had said that was the way the beef is usually.
For $75.00 that wasn't well spent as my rib eye at the cost of $49.00 was more tender than the Wayu beef to my surprise. To be fair, the waitress offered to take it back and replace it with another, but like it was mentioned before, she had stated that the Kobe beef is like that.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 12, 2012

Service, food quality, ambiance - Excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2012

A magnificent throwback to an earlier, more luxurious time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2012

We tried Harris as an alternative to HOPR. My steak was not even close to cooked to the requested temperature. We were seated in a dank little spot near the drafty door. The server was apathetic. I would not reccomend this place to anyone. What a waste of time and money this place was.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2012

One of the best special occasion restaurants in the city hands down. The food and service couldn't be better. The steaks here are superior, definitely one of the best of my entire life. Harris' will NOT disappoint. Go ahead, treat yourself to one of the best steak dinners that you will have in your entire life. One last thing, if you don't have the "special" Manhattan, you are doing yourself a disservice. It's delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2012

Harris' is touted as one of the best steakhouses in San Francisco. Given the high expectations, we were a little disappointed with the food. My steak, ordered medium rare, came more as medium. The buttermilk mashed potato, tasty but nothing special. My wife's prime rib rossini (with foie gras) was better, but again overcooked. Ambience was as expected, old school steakhouse with large booths. If you're a big person that is thicker in the waist, its going to be a soemwhat a tight fit because the table is close to the seat. Overall experience is above average but nothing special, especially when you take price into consideration.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2012

Perfect venue for a special meal; from the front desk, the bar with jazz band to the dining room, everything was perfect. Staff were freindly and knowledgeable, first class service. Steaks were superb, wine list was vast.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 5, 2012

An exception steak house! More interesting desserts than expected.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2012

There were four of us, we ordered 1 dozen oysters, 2 Fois Gras, 2 Wedge Salad, 1 Onion Soup, 4 Kobe Steak and a baked Alaska. Oyster was fresh from Columbia, Fois Gras was served on toast, and both were absolutely amazing! Wedge Salad and Onion Soup was average, I would skip next time I go there. Kobe steak was the BEST I ever had, juicy and tender with a little crisp on the top, it was perfect, highly recommended! The baked Alaska was good too, not too sweet, perfect to wrap up a great meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2012

Went here for an anniversary dinner, just me and my partner. We were seated immediately in the library room. It felt a little more romantic in the smaller room. The piano was playing just outside of the room,I really enjoyed the music. The food was spectacular and beautifully presented. Our waiter was prompt and helpful with menu suggestions. I had an amazing time and would go here again for a special date or to bring family when they are in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2012

The food and service were excellent. The wait staff attentive without being over bearing. Good wine list and delicious dessert. It was an overall good dining experience and we would dine there again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2012

Food and service very good. However we were at a table right next to the kitchen, and I wish I had known about the private room because we had enough people to fill it. The restaurant was noisy, and the table we had got the noise from both the kitchen and the music in the bar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2012

San Francisco is not a "meat" place and it is great to have a one and only place where meat is so good and cook the way you like it that we decided to make it one of our fav places!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2012

This was my second visit to Harris' and the first one (about 2.5 years ago) was excellent. Great food, great service, fabulous drinks... this past trip was definitely not stellar. We went on a Sunday night, which may have had something to do with it. We ordered sparkling water as we were seated by the hostess. A few minutes later our server took our drink and dinner order. After getting our watered down cocktails (and returning them) and our appetizer, we still had not received our sparkling water! The service was not very attentive, and my husband's appetizer and entree were average. The spinach salad was super, and the lobster was AMAZING (though the accompanying clams were not). Not sure I'd return at these prices.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2012

i was disappointed with my last visit. this was not the steakhouse i remembered from a year ago. the steak wasnt cooked to request. all three in my party said the food was okay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Finding parking was horrendous but the food was very good. I loved my prime rib and my companions also found the rib eye and filet done to their liking. The birthday request was remembered and very nicely done with a candle on the baked alaska which was very yummy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2012

The prices make it hard to enjoy your meal. There a lot of really good steakhouses that are much more reasonable.
The atmosphere reminiscent of a funeral home! I would go to Epic Roasthouse when I want a splurge with great atmosphere on top of it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 28, 2012

We went to Harris' after our City Hall wedding. We reserved the Library and were able to have an enjoyable dinner. The cocktails were creative and yummy, the food was absolutely delicious, and the service was excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 26, 2012

Harris is the best steakhouse in San Francisco. The food is top notch and the service is refreshingly professional yet warm and inviting. This has been a constant for decades.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2012

One of my favorite beef places.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2012

Loved everything about this restaurant. Great selection of food, waiters are very friendly and the live jazz band really tops it off. Only complaint is the valet worker outside. I kindly asked him to call up a taxi, and he points to the other side of van ness and tell's me that its all the way across the street.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 24, 2012

On a recent trip to San Fran, we were looking for a high quality steakhouse to dine at with our 15 year old daughter (who loves red meat!). We were not disappointed by our choice. We found Harris' to be entirely delightful. The food was top notch, as was the service. The ambiance was terrific, and we really enjoyed the banquette seating. The whole experience was "old school" in a really good way, making Harris' a real classic. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 22, 2012

It had been a year since I was there. It was as expected. Old school predictable
Great service. Fine steak. And a fabulous cocktail

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2012

Excellent steaks and very good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2012

Great place for a special date. They accommodate to you and if you don't like what you order, they will bring it back without charge. Fine dining at it's best.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2012

I brought my boyfriend here for a special occasion. IMHO, the service paralleled that of Gary Danko, which I think is legendary. The staff is so attentive, helpful, and courteous! We never ran out of water and it wasn't ever hard to flag down someone if we needed something.

As for the food, the foie gras is a must-have for appetizer. I used the free bread to sop up the leftover juices on the plate; not a crumb went to waste for that dish. My boyfriend got the Harris signature steak, which was perfectly cooked, and my salmon was bathed in a heavenly cream sauce. We ate everything! We usually never get dessert, but we had to try the Meyer lemon baked Alaska and weren't disappointed.

Can't wait to come back for my own special occasion :

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2012

Never fails to produce fantastic food and outstanding service. Excellent atmosphere and live music in the bar area

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2012

Everything about this place was phenomenal! Filet Mignon was so juicy and tender, caesar salad was outstanding, and to top it off, their chocolate cake was the best cake I have ever had. Service was top notch! Dinner for 2 is quite expensive, but totally worth it! Make a reservation if you want to go!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2012

It's amazing how a hostess could ruin a dining experienc.! I will never return to that restaurant, ever!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2012

Had a very enjoyable experience with a party of six. Steaks were great and also the martinis I will definitely be back and this is not the first time I have been there.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2012

Food was excellent, drinks were excellent, customer service was excellent. We will defenitly return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2012

If you want a steak, and I mean steak, this is the place for you. Start to finish everything was phenomenal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 8, 2012

Very solid steaks. Appetizers were solid as well. A very good high end steak house. Note that they have very few non-steak items on their menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2012

Traditional old-school steakhouse. Dinner was disappointing. My $78 Wagu steak was overcooked and tough on one side. At these prices I pretty much expected perfection with the steak preparation.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2012

Great fine dining experience with great service. The food was very good but very expensive, cheapest steak was around $45, same with the wine. I am not a San Francisco native but I am sure there are steaks just as good for half the price at other places around the city with an on par wine list. This is a fancy place so go here on special occasions or when youre trying to get a business deal done other than that this would not be an every week or month for that matter kind of place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2012

I have many pleasant memories from the 80's and 90's in this establishment, and my recent return did not disappoint. Little has changed, and that is a good thing. The quality of my prime rib, and my companion's New York steak, was superb. Service was polished, efficient, and unobtrusive. A serene respite from the trendy and deafening, the spacious, high-ceilinged dining room has an open kitchen that can be seen, but not heard or smelled. It is, in effect, a live stage in the distance, with fully costumed chefs in their spotless white toques -- and you do not have to send your clothes to the cleaners the next day! The fine jazz pianist in the adjoining bar can be heard and enjoyed, while you also enjoy your company and conversation.

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