Taurus Steakhouse

4.5
98 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
[WE ARE OPEN FOR OUTDOOR DINING] "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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
ambience
3.9
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vipMicheleb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service.
I look forward to going again!

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NichelleT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Went for Valentine’s Day so the menu and prices were different than an average day. The waitstaff and service are always great! Food was good but they were absent the Salmon Fritters, which are wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was great food and service was amazing!

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KendalJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is fantastic! Great service, amazing food, wonderful experience~

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vipEricaR
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was disappointed as the steak was not as tender as billed, also with my crab cakes, I couldn’t taste the crab. Delicious salad though. Also think they need to offer some red wine by the bottle that is more affordable.

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naner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was very good. One of my guests ordered the $75 steak and it was very fatty
and overcooked. We sent it back and it was taken off the bill. They offered another but
myself and my other guest shared out steaks with him. Our steaks were good but
oversalted as were the sides. And this is from people who usually salt everything!

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

Taurus is simply the best restaurant in the Bay Area. The service is incredible, the staff has gotten to know us and makes us feel so welcome. Most of all, the food is fantastic as well, it never disappoints. We’ve tried almost every steak, and we highly recommend the Onglet and the spinalis. Ian is a fantastic server and has great wine recommendations as well, he always helps us pick a great bottle in our budget and teaches us about the wine!

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akhenley
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, cocktails and service were amazing (as usual) The outdoor seating set up was thoughtful and one of the only restaurants where we all feel comfortable eating during Covid restrictions. It's a fantastic special occasion restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

to whom this may concern, last night was my girlfriends birthday of 20 years lol so we decided come to taurus for her special occasion. it was our first time and let me say, as soon as we arrived for our 8:30 reservation around 8:10 we were immediately greeted and seated, we didn’t have to wait til the exact time which was really good. our waiter was very helpful and knew a lot about the menu and was very helpful in recommending certain foods for us to try. both my girlfriend and i got the filet mignon and the spinalis which was very delicious and tender with a nice marbling on the steaks. the grilled prawns was also very good. our sides were sweet corn and mash potatoes which i recommend as well. for our starters we had grilled octopus which was a first for me and an interesting taste, i liked it as well but i don’t think i’ll order again as a first choice or preference. the parmesan fries were very delicious we had to leave with an extra one to go haha. the only thing we didn’t like was our drinks. we ordered Shirley temples but they were pretty flat and didn’t have much cherry syrup in the sprite. my girlfriends drink tasted like it had alcohol in it which we didn’t order but other than that there isn’t much negative i can say about it. our food came really quick, it wasn’t too packed at all and it was pretty quiet all around which was nice. we sat outside and were under heaters which made us pretty warm and the evening more enjoyable. the owner even came to greet us and asked how our food was and if we were enjoying our night. we said yes! everything is lovely! overall everything was perfect from our food tasting wonderful to the service from the waiters and owner and wait times to be seated and how fast we received our food. i highly recommend giving taurus steakhouse a visit for anyone who hasn’t been. we definitely will be back!

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vipBobP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible steak and excellent sides. Great addition to the San Carlos dining scene

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great venue/outdoor seating. Service was nice and attentive. Food was excellent.

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vipGeoff
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, presentation, and ambiance! Our waiter made our experience truly special with his knowledge of the sourcing of meat, different cuts, pairing, etc. Truly an incredible dining experience.

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FerdieL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the appetizers to dessert, overall hands down the best restaurant experience we’ve had in ages! Definitely will be back!

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JOHND
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard great things and were extremely happy with our Sunday night visit to Taurus. It was a quiet mild evening with only about 4 tables of customers outside. All the tables had heat lamps so no worries about being cold. Every plate we ordered was delicious and just the right amount of food. Not the least expensive dinner but worth checking out for that special evening out. Can't wait to go back for more.

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KimB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a really a great surprise! My son wanted Kobe/wagyu beef for his special birthday. We wanted to keep our dollars local as usual. We enjoyed a small family celebration (7 of us) in the fireplace semi-private room up front. I was expecting it to be good, though not great and knew it was going to be very expensive. It was FANTASTIC and top notch service. It was much better than the same priced very expensive chain steak houses (ie. Fleming's, etc) and let me say again, MUCH MUCH better. Others all had some type of beef and reportedly every cut (in all of their price ranges- except the tomahawk which we didn't have) was terrific. I don't eat beef, so had the fish of the day (halibut) which was outstanding. Not for every day, but really top-notch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was an average experience. Food was good, ambience was lacking for a pricey steak house

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CindyC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was really good and once they figure out how to do proper (or even good) service then they can justify the prices.

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RicS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very knowledgeable waitstaff, terrific wagu and prime steaks prepared perfectly, wines marked-up a bit too much, corkage $50 which may be worth it.

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Carl2e
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Steak!
Great Wine List too!
Want to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent magnificent food and steaks. However, it was quite overpriced for what we got. Service was amazing. I would definitely go back but not if I’m paying. 😉

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vipMarkusF
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with excellent food and diligent and knowledgeable service!

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vipSkipF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous array of high-quality, unique cuts from Snake River Farms. The steak was wonderfully cooked and the wine list had some excellent values.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Full disclosure: Owner was known by my date and I had met him once. He was very accommodating with his time and effort spent explaining the nuances of each cut to us. Plus the added benefit was he knows his wine, which was a big plus to our whole table. To top it off he comped free three different desserts for our table of three. A table was reserved for us, reso was made by me, at a nice spot outside without, thank goodness, alot of foot traffic. I’ll be back. Cheers Hunt

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience3

Out of most wines we tried to order. The trio steak sampler was average. The burger was basic. Great fries.

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StephanieS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fabulous everything.
Our first time dining indoors since Covid.
Ambiance was a little bright but, better than eating in the street.

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vipwilliamm
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, wine list, knowledge and service. Very quality meal. I’ll be back for sure!

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MoisesH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food as not what we expected at all especially for the price. The fries stated like McDonalds fries with just cheese on top. Our steaks were over salted. They messed up my girlfriends steak. She asked for medium and got rare. All they did was put it back on the grill which I don’t think is the right thing to do especially knowing how much they are charging for a steak. Wouldn’t go again for sure.

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BruceD
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great & flavorful cuts of meat including Wagyu beef. Good service with outdoor and a few indoor tables. Extensive wine list. Will be back to try other menu items.

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vipOnTopOfIt
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Taurus is The BEST Steakhouse in San Mateo County... Enough Said!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to thank the whole staff of Taurus for the fantastic service and DELICIOUS!! Food, not to mention the refreshing cocktails. This is the stake house to go if you like GOOD quality stake. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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vipOpentable185
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not a every day dinner kind of place, but if you want to make one date night to remember- this is the right place. This steakhouse has many cuts that I have never heard of. Since I do not recognize any of the name, I asked the waiter to recommend. Well... he did an excellent job. My partner and I are plan to go back there for other special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From out of state and was looking for a good steakhouse to take my girlfriend. Taurus provided 10/10 experience along with one of the best wagyu steaks I’ve tried.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date, food was amazing!

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RICK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat the food was very delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best steakhouse I’ve been to in years. Definition of “melts in your mouth” with great texture and perfectly seasoned. Definitely a place to splurge when you need steak done right.

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CherrieEats
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding highly recommended!

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MacDanaS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Delicious food! The mashed potatoes with truffle oil was amazing. The octopus was imported from Spain and a great appetizer. We had the Japanese filet mignon and the non Japanese. The Japanese one was tastier.

Unfortunately the waiter forgot to bring out something special for my boyfriend’s birthday even after I reminded him. Besides that this place is great!

Oh and the DJ kept the mood lively!

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CoryP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely birthday celebration with safe outdoor seating. Attentive service with a fun attitude. The beef cuts were quite possibly some of the best I have ever had. I highly recommend.

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BirthdayGirl
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They were short a staff person. Manager apologized. Food was excellent.

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Taurus Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 98 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.