Taurus Steakhouse

4.6
178 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Taurus Steakhouse offers premium steaks and fresh seafood, in a comfortably casual yet elegant atmosphere.

Choose from a selection of carefully selected Domestic Wagyu. Fresh oysters and seafood dishes are presented by the chef, creative flair, while classic and hand-crafted cocktails are served up in the lounge.

An extensive wine cellar is managed by our knowledgable staff, with labels that span the globe - carefully selected to complement the chef's creative menu.
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MRluna
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Requested for something special for my fiancé it was his 30th bday, but nothing. All other restaurants we’ve been to if there was an occasion they do something special if we request. Also requested for a good table, nice area for the intimate seating for, but when we got there they asked where do we want to sit, I thought if it’s reserved there’s a table that should be ready, not that they ask where you want to sit. The food was ok, the wagyu we got was chewy for a medium rare. The price was fair, service was great the guy was nice.

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vipAntonioG
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Service was very slow, and had a noisy group not too far from our table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. Lovely spot and great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

GREAT food. Service was sub par at best. Polite servers but inattentive and forgot multiple requests/orders. I really want to like this place but we won’t likely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Ian, the sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful. We will definitely be back.

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OhhDenny
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks. I recommend the beef and shallot skewers and Taurus appetizers. Salad was delicious. The main course consisted of the Spinalis med rare and filet mignon med rare. Our sides were the truffle potatoes and the broccoli - all prepared perfectly. Very tender. Too too it off we had a banana desert that was awesome. Paired perfectly with a banana whiskey. Go to Taurus and enjoy!!!!

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Nelly
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable on the different cuts of meat and wine offerings. He provided a really delightful experience. The food is pricey, so would definitely save this place for special occasions.

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MartynC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food, wine list and service and, for the quality, good value for money. A very enjoyable experience even if the COVID outdoor dining experience is getting a bit old.

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rlee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, amazing, amazing service and food. If you go here, definitely ask to be served with Ian and your dining experience will exceed all expectations. The food is amazing and very good value, but I just loved the experienced Ian provided so went back for the third time for Ian!

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boinger
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mind-blowingly good steak.

It's basically impossible to explain, you just have to try it.

Meat so soft that chewing is optional.

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ConradD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pricy for most budgets, so nice for special occasions. The food was excellent with the exception of the deviled eggs, which were unusually salty. I had the scallops with a side of shoshito peppers and my 13-year-old son had the Coulotte wagyu and the sweet corn and finished with the chocolate decadence cake. All very good. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used this restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. The steak was cooked perfectly, and the other dishes were delicious. The staff was also very kind.

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rlee
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and even more amazing service from Ian Ranney. It's my second time going with my boyfriend and friend, and we came back for Ian's amazing experience. He really changes the quality of your experience and I can't compliment him enough. The food here is also top notch and I'd come back for Ian as well as Derek with his amazing, creative cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Over priced. Poor service. Steak cold abs eat over seasoned. One abs one for me.

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ChristinaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food here was delicious and wine menu was fabulous. However, the service was too slow and disappointing. We were not checked in on often and waited more than 15 minutes for our first glass of wine. The waitress did not seem very interested and did not acknowledge us. The only time she was friendly was when she handed us the check. The noise level was pretty loud. However, we were outside and near other restaurants. I think the food here is incredible and would return but do better with your service. Service was so disappointing.

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KrystenN
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The steaks were good but not great. Maybe because of covid the service we slow. It was not crowded however so not sure why we had to ask for server also things twice. It’s expensive without the experience to match.

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Josolomo
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Arrived at 7 with a party of 5 hungry guys ready for drinks and steaks. Waited 12+ minutes outside for service. Outdoor heaters were not turned on until I requested 3x for them to be activated. Once we got our orders in, things went more smoothly. I had the domestic filet, and it was delicious, albeit overly salty. Appetizer dishes were excellent. Total bill with drinks and a bottle of wine was over $800. I mean yeah I get it, it’s supposed to be obnoxious, but it’s not something I’m going to repeat again this year.

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Phoenix
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service. I ended op eating there twice in two evenings once for a personal date and another time for a business dinner. Consistently great service each time. Well done.

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vipPavlos
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was TAKE 2.. I was with a group of 6 men last month and we all enjoyed everything.. Just went last Saturday and it was another fantastic meal.. The server was very personable and professional.. We were greeted by the manager and he made us feel very welcomed..

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in the Bay Area, bar none. I’m sure you think you’ve had great steak. Well, you haven’t. Unless you’ve also had steak at Taurus. If that’s the case, then yeah, you’ve had great steak.

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vipGeoMacSF
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend Taurus. Serving Snake River Ranch beef so you can’t go wrong for quality, flavor. Service is crisp, staff knowledgeable about the wine list.

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vipThorstenL
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I have been to many steak houses across the US, but this was by far the worst experience i ever had. The place only offers wagu and kobe. Fine. I ordered wagu strip. When it cam out it was cold, a very think piece of meet, yet medium to medium well. For over 70 bucks....no thank you! I sent it back and ordered the diver scallops. Better than the first attempt, but cold in the center. The guys at the bar were super nice and took care of the entire bill including the wines which i appreciated but the night was ruined.

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vipTomD
New England
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food service and genuine connection with staff. Must do and have!

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vipSaltly
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I thought there would be more fish selections as open table had it as a fish restaurant in my search. But the steak thin sliced appetizer I had was beyond amazing. I could have eaten 3. My husband has the scallops and he thought they were very good. I will go back for a large steak dinner.

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Eric
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our sixth visit to Taurus Steakhouse. Yes, it's pricey, but wouldn't have returned if we didn't feel it was worth it. First, they have a bizarre list of designer cocktails, and they are notable. Their wines by the glass are surprisingly good, but their wine cellar has some amazing choices.
They have some great starters and salads.
The steaks are pricey, but great meat and cooked perfectly. They slice the steaks before plating them. This makes it easy to share several different mains with each other. The diver scallops are also good and easy to share.
The steaks come unadorned, so you need to order your side dishes, also easily shareable. Our favorites are the macaroni and cheese, the fries with fresh parmesan, the grilled corn and truffle mashed potatoes... also the mushrooms, but you can't order all at once...too much for one meal. The desserts also surprisingly good.
The one stand-out aspect of this restaurant is this...it says it is a "steakhouse", but in actuality, it is truly fine dining and service.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall service was amazing. The steaks were all overcooked for a steak specialized restaurant. It was definitely not worth the price we paid. It made sense there were barely any customers here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service and the quality of everything

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vipPaDaFe
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner and excellent service! Worth every penny!! We had an amazing experience!

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vipSFMom
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first time dining here since their opening and we were very pleased. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Our meal was excellent. We split one of the domestic waygu offerings and the diver scallops, which were both melt in your mouth tender. Tried two of the specialty cocktails to start and they were both unique and well balanced. Impressive wine catalog (list is too short of a way to describe it). As it is pricey, this is an excellent choice for a special occasion. Happy to see a restaurant that broadens the high end offerings in San Carlos.

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LisaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food waswas very flavorful and cooked to perfection. The Diver Scallops dish I ordered was delicious and hearty. The Scallops were perfectly browned and melted in your mouth! YUM!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy moly! An incredible meal!
Try the Spinalis cut…. Get the cocktails!
Oh! And the summer beans! You’ll be happy you did!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, excellent steaks, & good wine selection.

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vipLuv2eat
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for a quick dinner of starters! Forgot to take a photo of the ribeye skewers and wagyu tacos but those are not to miss!

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OpenTableReview
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Service. Not much else to say. Try it out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great dining experience.

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vipJulie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Food is incredible, service doesn’t match. Need to work on the menu presentation, service culture and customer facing collateral. Our server was nice, but completely disengaged and gave us nothing to get excited about. We absolutely loved every moment of the food… so good.

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vipCJ197
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has quickly become our favorite restaurant on the peninsula. The steaks are amazing, the cocktails and wine selection are the best on the peninsula. Service is exceptional. Would give 10 stars.

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MNak
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent from the hostess greeting and seating us to our waiter and all others who brought the food to filling our water. Always on top of things but stayed in background allowing for to enjoy a nice dinner and conversation. Food was very good and perfectly cooked and not overly seasoned to allow the steak and seafood flavors

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Taurus Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.