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About John's Grill
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. The restaurant has earned many tributes: it has been chosen as one of the 10 best by Esquire and featured in Gourmet Magazine.
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!!!
San Francisco, CA 94102
American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am -3:30pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:30pm - 9:45pm (last reservation 9:15pm.)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is live jazz nightly in the upper level dining room.
A party of eight or more must be confirmed with a valid credit card. Any cancellations must be made prior to 24 hour of reservation to avoid a $25 charge per person. This policy also applies if you need to reduce the number of guests in your party.
Parking near John's Grill:
There are two public parking lots directly across the street, Hotel Union Square lot and Ellis - O'Farrell Garage.
BART / MUNI at Powell Street Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Historic John's Grill a landmark restaurant established in 1908 offers private dining rooms for 25-300 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.
John's Grill Ratings and Reviews
John's is always good. Our only negative experience was the homeless (and crazy) guy standing in the entrance vestibule on our way out. He asked for money. We ignored him. And then he continued to follow us out and stay very close to us. Two of John's employees were out on the sidewalk having a smoke, and they did nothing. They just watched as this crazy guy continued to glue himself to us. We kept changing direction, and the guy would stay with us. It finally took a young lady to come yell at him to get him to leave us alone. I understand that it is not the role of John's employees to do something like help us on their break, but it was very disconcerting.
Our meal at John's Grill was exceptional. My wife's halibut was so tender it melted in your mouth. My porterhouse was enormous and was cooked to perfection. Even though the restaurant was crowded, the service was superb! Our waiter was attentive, but not pushy.
Fun place to dine. Will go back again
Food was average. My filet mignon was half the size of another person's filet at the table and I ordered mine medium rare and it was maybe medium slightly pink left. My daughter's water had a fly in it. I told the gentleman to empty out all the pitchers and rinse them out. Instead he poured another glass of water with debris in it for her.the bread came with two used butter wrappings stuck to the bottom when brought to our table. It is ok to have one if these errors but over and over not so good. Spoke with manager, not horrified about water or bread issue. Gave up by time I got an overcooked steak. The waiter said he was paying for our desserts on him. Bogus for restaurant to charge him and manager not apologize profusely and offer a discount. Lost our business!!
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