Live jazz nightly in the upper level dining room.
ZAGAT RATED: Food 26 / Decor 24 / Service 25 / Cost $44
"Step back in time” at this circa-1908 Downtown “landmark”, where “solid steakhouse fare" and "strong drinks" draw “tourists and locals alike"; "one of the last old-style SF eateries", it’s also renowned as a "Dashiell Hammett hangout" (and a setting in The Maltese Falcon.)”
Zagat Rates John's Grill - #1 Steakhouse in Downtown San Francisco!!!
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Perfect! Thank you for your service.
The salmon was delicious! Very nice atmosphere for our first night in SF
Cute little place . I had the filet with peppercorn sauce. Cooked perfectly and the service was on point. Would def go back if in town again.
We had a fabulous time at dinner. Our waiter Curtis was very friendly and attentive. The food and drinks were outstanding.
Service was terrible. I had to get my own drink refill from the bar. Once food was dropped off, without removing the salad plates first, not one person came by to check on food or get refills. Turns out our server left for home half way thru meal, didn’t tell us or hand us over to another server. The place was empty too.
We love John’s, it’s classic San Francisco!! We return every time we are going to the theater or simply find ourselves in the general vicinity. Convenient location, clubby atmosphere and attentive staff all contribute to a stellar dining experience. Best cheesecake around!
A friend from out of town came for a visit.
We had a new york steak and it was average. With the steak comes a potato and vegetables but it is not possible to exchange to other sideorders with the same price on the menu. The night was very busy and we did not have other touchpoints with service than ordering and billing.
The ambiente was very nice though.
Classic historical old school restaurant.
The restaurant is very cool. It is real San Francisco. Good food good choices and classic in every sense. A warm blanket on a cold day, a reassuring friend when times are tough. Made me miss living in this quirky, wonderful and beautiful city. Love the pictures, love the Dashiel Hammet. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone local or just visiting.
Four of us dined at John’s grill. The seafood was fresh and the Lobster bisque delicious. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly medium rare and was flavorful. Would highly recommend this San Francisco institution.
Great dinner, service & ambience! The drinks were great also.
The food was average at best and the service matched. We were forced to sit on the first floor for our special occasion and it felt like we were eating in an Applebee's. My filet was great but nothing else matched the quality. You can definitely get more bang for your buck elsewhere. Sorry.
The family has a wonderful time celebrating my dads 18th birthday. #72!!! Food was great! Service was awesome too. #PAUL art all. We had a private area. Leap Year!!! Will return again. Can’t list everything we ordered, group too large. Steak was cooked well to my liking. French fries extra crunchy. Lychee Martini DELICIOUSNESS in a glass. I had to order another one. :-)
I was in town visiting my son for the weekend.
We had an excellent lunch, both service and food!
Will definitely be back
thank you very much
Parents came into town to visit .
Place was outstanding. Incredible food and service. Highly recommend.
Great lunches, I went twice, here. Very reasonable prices and a very convenient location on the way to or from Moscone for a conference. Excellent service and the food was spot on. Salads were fresh and crisp and well portioned and prepared. A do over for sure!!
Great venue for a business lunch. Tremendous old atmosphere and really good food to choose from. .
Nice people, good food , eating downstairs was so loud you could not hear your conversation. This impacted our dinner.
Nice place, nice waiter, excellent service. But we went when there was a conference on in town, which meant it was overcrowded and a little to noisy.
The food was very good, not great, but very good. Steaks were spot on and cooked as we all requested. They got mine just under medium rare which is what I wanted. Service was slow but friendly and tried to keep up. The poor bartender downstairs was overloaded. Took 15 minutes to get two drinks and then I waited 10 minutes for my check after our table was ready - and that was with a reservation. Granted it was all during a conference week and there were hundreds of people trying to get into restaurants and I was glad to get a reservation. Not a bad experience. Would probably be much better not during a conference.
Excellent!! Highly recommend! Great food, service & atmosphere!
Wonderful evening for family birthday. Would go here again in a second.
My husband and I went to John’s Grill for lunch on my birthday. The service by our waiter and other support staff was excellent. My filet mignon was served rare when I had asked for it to be done medium. So I had to send it back. I ordered a regular coke without ice and received a Diet Coke with ice. I sent that back as well. Apparently, there was a lack of clear communication. The food was good overall. I would go back with these admonitions in mind.
Service was excellent. Food was delicious. I had clam chowder and the Jack LaLanne Salad. My husband had clam chowder and Prawns Provençal. Excellent! Mid week treat.
Food quality was great - appetizers were oysters, shrimp cocktail - delicious. Dinners were all served hot. Dining room on 3rd floor is pretty tight. Very busy place.
Went there because of 5he history. Food was quite good, service smooth and professional.
“Old Time” Classic Steak house feel.
Quality foods and beautiful drinks.
Definitely a 5-star meal at a 4-star price! 😊😎
It’s a 3 story restaurant. Could be assigned any floor.
Felt more open on level 3. They offer sourdough bread, comes cool so if you want it, ask for it to be warmed.
The lobster bisque was great. The main entree Food was not warm, literally arrived at our table 5 min after ordering. Could not even stomach eating it. We ordered the red snapper and the sea bass. The manager took care of the entire bill which was nice due to the situation but not sure we will ever go back.