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Historic John's Grill, San Francisco, CA

Historic John's Grill

4.6
4.6
5812 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

John's Grill has been a San Francisco tradition since 1908. This historic restaurant is one of the city's oldest and most famous and is a favorite of celebrities who enjoy great steaks, expertly prepared fresh seafood with excellent service and a one of a kind atmosphere. John's Grill was a setting in author Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:45 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 986-0069

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mauricio Sibrian

  • Catering

    Cancellation policy: A party of six or more must be confirmed with a valid credit card. Any cancellations must be made prior to 24 hour of reservation to avoid a $30 charge per person. This policy also applies if you need to reduce the number of guests in your party.

  • Private party facilities

    Historic John's Grill a landmark restaurant established in 1908 offers private dining rooms for 20 - 300 guests. Classic San Francisco atmosphere offering local seafood and fine cuts of steaks and chops. Chosen as top 10 by Esquire and featured in Gourmet.

  • Private party contact

    John Konstin: (877) 298-5397

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    Powell Street

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage directly across the street, Ellis - O'Farrell Garage.https://www.sfmta.com/garages-lots/ellis-ofarrell-garageParking near John's Grill:https://www.parkinsf.com/sanfrancisco/parking-near/John%27s+Grill

  • Public transit

    BART / MUNI at Powell Street Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Minimum Charge of $10 per person

Appetizers

  • Escargots$11.95

    Garlic Cream

    • Jumbo Pacific Prawn Cocktail$17.95

      Soup & Salads

      • New England Clam Chowder$8.95

        • Lunch Salad

          Seasonal greens

          • With Vinaigrette Dressing$6.95
          • With Bleu Cheese Dressing$7.95
        • Caesar A La John's$14.95

          • Bay Shrimp Louie$17.95

            • Roquefort Salad$17.95

              bay shrimp, avocado

              • Roasted Beet Salad$15.95

                Candied walnuts, feta cheese, lemon aioli topped with micro greens

                • Jack LaLanne's Favorite Salad$29.95

                  Seasonal greens, crab, shrimp, avocado, mushrooms, tomato tossed in our famous creamy bleu cheese vinaigrette dressing

                  Seafood & Shellfish

                  All The Below Entrees Served With Seasonal Vegetables

                  • Grilled Pacific Red Snapper$17.95

                    Sauce Piquante (spiced tomato sauce)

                    • Jumbo Prawns Dijonnaise$19.95

                      Sauteed with mushrooms, wine, garlic and Dijon cream

                      • Broiled Salmon$18.95

                        With Hollandaise Sauce

                        • Petrale Amandine$18.95

                          Sliced almonds, Lemon butter sauce

                          • Fried Jumbo Prawns$19.95

                            Coated With Herbed Bread Crumbs And Accompanied By Tartar Sauce

                            • Fried Sea Scallops$18.95

                              Coated With Herbed Bread Crumbs And Accompanied By Tartar Sauce

                              • Fried Oysters$16.95

                                Coated With Herbed Bread Crumbs And Accompanied By Tartar Sauce

                                • Fried Combination Seafood$18.95

                                  Coated With Herbed Bread Crumbs And Accompanied By Tartar Sauce

                                  John's Featured Steaks

                                  Add 3 Fried Jumbo Prawns to any steak $12. Add 4 Oz Maine Lobster Tail To Any Steak $19.95. Side Peppercorn or Bearnaise Sauce $3. Served with seasonal vegetables & baked Idaho potato

                                  • New York Steak$31.95

                                    • Ribeye Steak$36.95

                                      • Filet Mignon$38.95

                                        • Surf and Turf$43.95

                                          New York Steak & 3 Fried Jumbo Prawns

                                          Featured Item

                                          • Sam Spade's Lamb Chops$35.95

                                            Served with baked potato and sliced tomatoes [Sam Spade went to John's Grill, asked the waiter to hurry his order of chops, baked potato, sliced tomatoes and was smoking a cigarette with his coffee when -The Maltese Falcon]

                                            Sandwiches

                                            All Accompanied by French Fries

                                            • Broiled 1/2 Lb Deluxe Burger$18.95

                                              • Broiled New York Steak Sandwich$24.95

                                                Pasta

                                                • Tortellone$15.95

                                                  Filled with sundried tomato, romano, parmigiano and ricotta cheese in a basil cream sauce topped with shredded Grana Padano cheese

                                                  • Maine Lobster Ravioli$18.95

                                                    Herbed tomato cream

                                                    • Chicken Linguine Alfredo$18.95

                                                      • Fisherman's Pasta$25.95

                                                        Linguine, jumbo prawns, salmon, snapper, mushrooms in basil cream

                                                        On the Side

                                                        • Baked Idaho Potato$5.95

                                                          • French Fries$6.95

                                                            • Sautéed Mushrooms$7.95

                                                              • Fresh Creamed Spinach$7.95

                                                                • Truffled Mac & Cheese$10.95

                                                                  Italian Truffle Oil

                                                                  Chef's Weekly Special

                                                                  • Fish & Chips$17.95

                                                                    Anchor Steam beer batter, wild caught Pollock with caper tartar sauce

                                                                    • Crispy Chicken Sandwich On Brioche$17.95

                                                                      Roasted garlic-sundried tomato aioli

                                                                      • Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Cheese$16.95

                                                                        Aged balsamic, extra virgin olive oil and basil

                                                                        • Medallions of Beef$29.95

                                                                          Filet mignon, béarnaise sauce and potato gratin and seasonal vegetables

                                                                          Last updated: May 14, 2022

                                                                          What 5,812 people are saying

                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                          4.6
                                                                          4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                          • 4.5Food
                                                                          • 4.6Service
                                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                                          • 4.4Value

                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                            LanaE

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined today

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            It was our first meal there and it was delicious. The service was great. We ordered a chocolate tort to go, but when we got back to our room there was cheesecake. It was a delightful mistake. Wish we had gotten two! We’ll definitely go back.

                                                                          2. m

                                                                            mjhs

                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                            48 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            48 reviews

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                            Pros - staff was very accommodating; was our anniversary and they provided a champagne cocktail which was very appreciated. dinner was very good. Cons - it is a very vibrant restaurant so it was a bit loud for me personally. biggest problem for us was that a table for two in truly small. really, really small and our table was in what I would call the kitchen alley so a lot of traffic back and forth. that said it’s a legacy restaurant, packed for a Monday night and we were greeted by “happy anniversary!” so they pay attention to detail. would we return? maybe if we return to SFO and could get a different table location.

                                                                          3. JK

                                                                            JKGPA041776

                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great. Food was delicious and service attentive

                                                                          4. CV

                                                                            CesarV

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Fabulous food and dining experience

                                                                          5. PC

                                                                            PacificChick

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Everything was so good! It really was special. We look forward to going again.

                                                                          6. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                            Environment was full of energy. Lots of tables over multiple floor in this historic building. For what you pay for a nice outing in San Francisco, we thought this was a pretty good value. Service was prompt- not overly personable, but that was ok by us. They were very busy! Near public transportation so easy to walk to. Would definitely come again for a special occasion.

                                                                          7. L

                                                                            Lucy7083

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            59 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            59 reviews

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            I love this restaurant. Every time I go the food and atmosphere is memorable. I ordered the house Cesar salad which was made perfectly. The dressing was just right with freshly made croutons. The ribeye steak with peppercorn sauce melted in my mouth. I’m not a dessert person but the chocolate mousse was exquisite

                                                                          8. JA

                                                                            JANOU

                                                                            Orange County

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                            Very highly salted.. had to send back side dish of spinach.

                                                                          9. TM

                                                                            TimM

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Mostly terrific. The only thing I did not like was the bus boy LOUDLY dealing with knives, forks, spoons right behind our table. Tim McShane

                                                                          10. BS

                                                                            BarbaraS

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Went to John’s Grill for a special thank you dinner for very special people. The energy in the restaurant is always spirited in a classy way. Our waiter was attentive but very unobtrusive and the drinks are excellent and the food is even better

                                                                          11. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Minneapolis

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                            Always a great time at John’s. The only downside is the waitstaff. Unlike Scoma’s or Tadich, John’s doesn’t have that long term staff that really makes a classic stand out. That’s a shame because John’s really is a gem that needs to be treated better than a transient staff.

                                                                          12. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Really great meal. Excellent service.

                                                                          13. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Las Vegas

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Such a great steak - service was excellent and a brilliant venue

                                                                          14. JE

                                                                            JuneauEats

                                                                            New York Area

                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                            Normally I don't enjoy a steak house since I don't love steak, but there was availability here for a last minute dinner so we went. What a surprise! the fish was delicious! Truly, truly delicious. My husband had the steak and loved that too. Both came with a baked potato that had a nice crisp skin (note: I love a good potato skin) so that was an added plus. The place is old fashioned in a good way (decor). We should have given it a 5 across the board but the service was a bit lagging but I think it was a factor of Mother's Day and the staff was quite busy. Overall, it was a great choice.

                                                                          15. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The ultimate San Francisco experience. A lot of history. Love the Maltese falcon display on the second floor. Food was pretty good too!

                                                                          16. IE

                                                                            InExile

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            289 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            289 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Some people visit John's Grill expecting the glamour of old Hollywood: they confuse reality with movies with the reality upon which movies are based. John's Grill is special because it has remained largely the same restaurant for over 100 years, with each generation adding a nuance or a fold into the story, making it richer and better as it grows older. My lunch today was the Jack La Lane Salad, mint tea, and delicious sourdough bread, served in a corner seat where countless thousands had dined before me. I have seen the head of house mature from a young, inexperienced waiter into a capable Matre'd, and today's waiter proudly carries on the tradition. John's doesn't try to be a movie: it is a restaurant. And a restaurant still serving delicious meals by courteous, professional waiters in a wonderfully anachronistic setting. Enjoy it for that.

                                                                          17. MS

                                                                            MatthewS

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            John’s Grill is an outstanding place for steak and lobster. I try to come here at least once while staying in San Francisco. The service was friendly and efficient and atmosphere was perfect for informal dining on top of the line food and drink. Love the film noir vibe with Dashiell Hammett/John Huston’s Maltese Falcon!

                                                                          18. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            A very pleasing experience from beginning to end.

                                                                          19. EO

                                                                            EdwardO

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                            Great ambience. The whole Dashiel Hammet-Sam Spade thing is really appealing and the place reflects it. The food hews to an old-fashioned approach. Lots of butter on everything.

                                                                          20. DJ

                                                                            DonnaJ

                                                                            Charleston

                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellent service, delicious food. Fabulous evening.

                                                                          21. CS

                                                                            CeliaSF

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Consistently great food, drinks and wine in a classic setting. The service is always impeccable! You can never go wrong at Historic John's Grill!

                                                                          22. L

                                                                            Lillia

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Thank you John’s Grill for welcoming my Family with warmth of great service & great food! Thank you for helping us celebrate Mother’s day & my Son Nathan’s 14th birthday! Love from the Tanti Family

                                                                          23. MP

                                                                            MPFZ

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            58 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            58 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            John's never fails. Great drinks, food and service!

                                                                          24. MC

                                                                            MikeC

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The best steak ever. Perfectly grilled. Loved the peppercorn sauce.

                                                                          25. BH

                                                                            BeveH

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            John's Grill was easy to find and was only 2 1/2 blocks from where we parked near our venue. The ambiance was special wood darker many pictures of people who had come to this old place, loved it. Wait staff were dressed in black with aprons, tables had white tablecloths and napkins, really first class. So many things on the menu with reasonable pricing for this covid time. We started with the house salad, dressing a nice vinaigrette. We all chose the lobster Ravioli with fresh grated parmesan and a tasty sauce. There were several covered, separated places to eat outside. The service was wonderful, Dishes were cleared as we finished them plus drinks refilled We should have stayed for a dessert, they had many to choose from. This would be a nice place to linger over coffee and talk.

                                                                          26. S

                                                                            Sanfranfan

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            First time at John’s Grill. Excellent experience all around. We were seated immediately and the service was outstanding. Food very good. This was a birthday lunch for my friend and we were served a free dessert with a candle. A complete surprise and very classy. Another visit is definitely in the offing.

                                                                          27. MM

                                                                            MassimilianoM

                                                                            Dallas

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Bel locale, ottimo cibo, servizio veloce buoni cocktail

                                                                          28. JP

                                                                            JohnP

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The signature dish, lamb chops with a baked potato, was supurb as was the house white wine. A fun, happening place.

                                                                          29. AC

                                                                            AmyC

                                                                            Sacramento

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellent food and service - Pricey but everything in the Bay Area is pricey

                                                                          30. LK

                                                                            LeeK

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                            This is a solid steak house. If you really want seafood or surf and turf, you may rethink your decision. I had surf and turf with filet mignon, which was well prepared, although a bit grisly for the cut, I thought. The "surf" was 3 deep fried prawns, which were good, but deep frying is sort of the culinary copout for seafood, isn't it? The obligatory baked potato was nothing special, nor were the seasonal vegetables. I was counting on the ambience, which was nice in the dining room downstairs. I got to see it as I was lead upstairs to a much plainer dining room. It felt a bit like the kids' table at the holidays. Dining alone is always iffy, and had I known I'd be relegated to the upstairs and sat on the high waiter-traffic aisle, even with a reservation, I may have asked for an upgrade to a window seat. As it was, I kept my elbows in and had a pleasant, although not the most relaxed, dinner.

                                                                          31. UR

                                                                            URLS

                                                                            Chicago

                                                                            42 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            42 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great historic decor with great food and service.

                                                                          32. C

                                                                            Cheuton

                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                            147 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            147 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great service, well-made cocktails, excellent steaks. And the best old-school ambience around. Never disappoints. The seafood is good, too.

                                                                          33. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New York Area

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Food and ambiance were great!

                                                                          34. DS

                                                                            DianaS

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                            Very fast service but not rushed, cocktails strong and tasty, halibut did not have a lot of flavor but red snapper was very big and good, chicken good.

                                                                          35. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Hawaii

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            I reserved a table for my group of ten students and chaperones before a theater performance. When we arrived, our table was ready and we were welcomed and seated. Our waiters were friendly and attentive. This was a first fine dining experience for many, and the staff were patient and educational! The food was good, but didn’t hit spectacular. My filet mignonette was excellent and the potato gratin was flavorful.

                                                                          36. P

                                                                            Priceless

                                                                            Salt Lake City

                                                                            36 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            36 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                            The service and ambiance were great and the food was good.

                                                                          37. Z

                                                                            Zaza

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            This place is old school classic. Great service...food is good. Atmosphere amazing. If you want a classic SF experience check it out. Definitely worth it.

                                                                          38. JM

                                                                            JasonM

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We chose this place on a whim, and so glad we did!! We arrived 30 minutes prior to our reservation and they sat us right away. The food was excellent and service was outstanding!! The restaurant was very dark, but other than that, we couldn’t have had a better experience. We’ll definitely be back!!

                                                                          39. BK

                                                                            BrianK

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                            Great cocktails and old school SF vibe. Lamb chops were delicious; highly recommended. The beef medallions had to be sent back twice which was disappointing. I would not order that again. They gave us a complimentary dessert to make up for it which was nice. The LaLanne salad for two was excellent!

                                                                          40. DS

                                                                            DenisS

                                                                            Seattle

                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                            I very much enjoyed my visit in all respects. Despite many, many trips to San Francisco before, I had never eaten at John's Grill, so I made sure to eat there on this visit. The overall character and history of the place cannot be beat. It's a high energy spot with a diverse crowd, which I really liked. A lot of nicer steakhouses are full of corporate-looking folks. But here there were families, tourists, and people of all colors and walks of life. There was even a small bar in the corner of the restaurant that looked like where the regulars hung out. It was great. The food is solid, but it is really more about the history and experience here. I had the Sam Spade lamb chops, and they were cooked perfectly, and well seasoned. The escargot were good, but not really hot enough. (The butter sauce should be bubbling.) Excellent selection of wines by the glass. And my waiter could not have been nicer or more attentive. I am very glad I visited.

                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                            • Contactless payment available
                                                                          • Screening

                                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                            • Staff is vaccinated

                                                                          FAQs

                                                                          You can order delivery directly from Historic John's Grill using the Order Online button. Historic John's Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 986-0069.

                                                                          Historic John's Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 5812 OpenTable diners.

                                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                          Google Map for Historic John's Grill

                                                                          63 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94102

                                                                          Additional information

                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                            Powell Street

                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                            Downtown / Union Square

                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                            Lunch Daily 11:45 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                            American, Steak, Seafood

                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                            There is a parking garage directly across the street, Ellis - O'Farrell Garage.https://www.sfmta.com/garages-lots/ellis-ofarrell-garageParking near John's Grill:https://www.parkinsf.com/sanfrancisco/parking-near/John%27s+Grill

                                                                          • Public transit

                                                                            BART / MUNI at Powell Street Station

                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                            AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                            Mauricio Sibrian

                                                                          • Additional

                                                                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                            (415) 986-0069

                                                                          • Catering

                                                                            Cancellation policy: A party of six or more must be confirmed with a valid credit card. Any cancellations must be made prior to 24 hour of reservation to avoid a $30 charge per person. This policy also applies if you need to reduce the number of guests in your party.

                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                            Historic John's Grill a landmark restaurant established in 1908 offers private dining rooms for 20 - 300 guests. Classic San Francisco atmosphere offering local seafood and fine cuts of steaks and chops. Chosen as top 10 by Esquire and featured in Gourmet.

                                                                          • Private party contact

                                                                            John Konstin: (877) 298-5397

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