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The Brass Door, San Ramon, CA
The Brass Door, San Ramon, CA
The Brass Door, San Ramon, CA
The Brass Door, San Ramon, CA
The Brass Door, San Ramon, CA

The Brass Door

4.0
4
886 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Our menu features USDA Choice, Midwestern, Corn Fed Beef, fresh seafood, fresh pasta, spectacular soups and salads and daily "blue plate" specials. Prime Rib is our specialty.
We are "the local meeting place" for business and social events in the San Ramon Valley. It is a place where generation after generation of families has come to meet friends and family. It is a place where newcomers to the valley soon become old friends.
The Brass Door, formerly known as the 8/5 Club, was established by Howard Schlesinger in 1946. It was originally a six-stool bar and 20-person dining facility. Schlesinger's son, Mickey, and his partner Dick Basso bought the club in 1955. Soon after, they renamed the club The Brass Door. Over the years, the partners expanded the facility to include a 20-stool bar, 50-seater cocktail lounge and a dining area for 160 guests. Following a brief closure in 1994 due to a fire, the restaurant was rebuilt from its original location.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:45 pm Sun 10:00 am–7:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (925) 837-2501
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 886 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

887 Reviews
  1. Enjoyeatingout

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Last night at the Brass Door, it seemed as though the maitre d’ was frazzled and upset with some workers. Getting seated too a while. When seated, it took quite a while for our server to ask for our drink orders. However, after that, all was terrific. Best dinner EVER! My friend and I shared each other’s entrees: NY steak and Calamari Siciliano which was stuffed with Dungeness crab and shrimp. OUTSTANDING!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David is the best server ever! He provided our party of 5 with an excellent experience.

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  3. Tasty

    San Francisco

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was St. Patrick's Day so we ad the corned beef and cabbage. It was excellent and a very generous portion.

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  4. eliY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Returned after a long break (Covid, etc.). Food as good as we remember it. Very good value for the $ - and prices didn't increase as much as in all other eating establishments in the East Bay, which was a pleasant surprise. Service was very good, but have to mention that we are late eaters, so normally we don't have to wait long for the food. It was quiet, so could have a conversation without raising our voice.

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  5. FcMg

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. This was our first time at this place but we will be back, given the quality of food, extensive menu and great service.

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  6. Ferrari

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been going to the Brass Door since the 1970's. As much as I like to support small local restaurants the Brass Door is making hard to return after several attempts This latest visit I ordered the rib-eye steak, it was paper thin, not juicy and platted very poorly.( thrown over the veggies and potatoes ) I know what this restaurant used to be like, you needed a reservation,the food and service was outstanding. Now empty tables. gee i wonder why......

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  7. ladiesweekend

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice, haven't been in a while. Great neighborhood gem

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  8. RobG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We started by ordering an appetizer. It was forgotten. We reminded Rod, our waiter and he confirmed it had been ordered. We then ordered drinks and later dinner. Still no appetizer. The dinner arrived with the appetizer and the waiter didn't apologize for forgetting to place the appetizer in a timely manner. We then had to wait a long time for our check and after receiving it, I was thinking he would've made this right by not charging us for the appetizer, but he did. Just terrible service. Not really the fault of the restaurant but disappointed in the service.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just fine, as usual. Good meal, quiet so could converse.

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  10. DiningDiva

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice neighborhood restaurant, service was a bit rushed, as if the restaurant wanted us to hurry up and be done. Food portions were perfect…we opted for the Senior Meal which meant that we got smaller portions, again, perfect. I do miss the free garlic bread they used to serve, but in reality it’s not a big deal. There were a lot of large groups, seemed to be families and I’m glad that there is a place locally where families can go and enjoy a nice meal

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    New York was small. Like half of a regular New York. Ordered medium. Was pretty well done. No seasoning. Waitress subpar at best. Did not ask if we wanted salads or anything else with our steaks. Delivered food with no butter for potato,no steak knifes. Had to ask. No refills offered.

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  12. Fishballs

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Great service! Nice place to meet friends.

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  13. MichaelH

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very busy and a crowded Valentine's Day dinner. Our table was near an unlit fireplace. Service was slow at times. Our waiter was a bit stressed waiting on 15 tables. Prime rib temp was too cool for me, and was tough and chewy. Veal cutlet was perfect. Drinks were fine. The Brass Door has senior portions which are reasonably priced. Salad and dessert are included. This is an old-fashioned restaurant with an older crowd. Traditional menu items.

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  14. annieb

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Prime rib was horrible, besides being very tough, it had no flavor or seasonings on it! The mashed potatotes had no flavor as well, we kepts salting our food to get some type of taste! But prime rib very chewy, not good.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in the bar seating great spot to watch a game and have a great meal. Thank you. I’ve been here before with clients and will bring them again.

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  16. RossA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parking was easy, service was excellent and filet mignon cooked to perfection

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  17. occasionalDiner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Too much quantity, too little quality. We went there to try their prime rib. We ordered senior portions, as we don't eat a lot. The wife asked for rare, got medium; I asked for medium rare, got medium /well. Food was warm, not hot. The usual creamed spinach and potato with. Also lukewarm. Service seemed a bit slow, perhaps because they seemed pretty busy for a Monday night and may have been somewhat short-staffed. The coffee with dessert was also lukewarm. They comped it when I told them and I hadn't drunk it. To be fair: their prices are probably a half to a third of fancy chain steak houses (e.g. Ruth's Chris, etc.), so I think their "sweet spot" market is probably different than what we were hoping for, and my comments just reflect that mismatch. As far as we could tell, most of the folks there seemed happy with their dinners.

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  18. Lexi

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was terrible. Loud waiter that ignored us for most of the evening.

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  19. creekrose

    San Francisco

    110 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was just not good. Calamari and filet of sole both served with the same brownish gravy and not very warm.

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  20. churchie

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always a great experience. Met another couple there and all really enjoyed the dinner. It was a Sunday evening of a three day weekend so wasn''t overly crowded or noisy. The bar was busy and lively. We try to visit this restaurant at least monthly. Great value!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great low-key dining experience with a nice menu and affordable prices. Service was quick and pleasant. We will be back!

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  22. EatingOut

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone working there was professional, efficient and extremely courteous. Great time with friends.

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  23. Foodlover1948

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great family restaurant with very good food and fair prices.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    81 reviews

    3.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This place is very old school/vintage, and while that’s charming…it’s not enough to recommend it. The food is fine, the service is fine.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent for a busy night. The food came quickly. The crowd was much older, but they know where to go for good food. The bread pudding was AMAZING!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Kyle our waiter was super attentive!

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  27. LawrenceD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    With the exception of Martin (the professional bartender and ultimately our server), our 50th wedding anniversary dinner for three on Christmas Eve, December 24, was a disaster. Upon our entry promptly at our 7:00 pm written reservation confirmation, the Owner rudely informed us that she would not seat us because her latest seating time was 6:45 p.m. (not expressed on our written reservation). Since it was difficult for us to book a last minute seating at another restaurant on Christmas Eve, we insisted that the Owner seat us because there were still food servers present and many patrons were still eating their dinners at 7:00. The Owner finally reluctantly agreed to seat us and recruited the bartender to serve us. If I had read previously reviews, I would have learned that other customers have also had unfavorable experiences with the Owner. We also overheard the Owner's hostile comments toward one of her employees. Not surprisingly, the meal was a disappointment with some food items being unavailable or not properly prepared. It seemed like the cooks, like the Owner, had essentially "checked out" for the evening. I hope that this review will serve as a "teachable moment" for the Owner to seek out customer service training that she sorely requires.

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  28. JohnC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent but for some reason the service was terrible. Not sure if there were too few staff or unexpected large parties.

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  29. BBM65

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Bad Service: The waiter was one of the worst I have ever experienced; especially after having worked in the industry! He was full of himself, did not write down our orders (said he doesn't have to), and got them all wrong. Did not refill our water or offer to get another round of drinks. At the start, a drink menu was requested by one of the guests, and they were told that it's a full bar, so we didn't get to order any bottles of wine. It was a birthday dinner, and mentioned on the reservation; it was not acknowledged. Food: Even though medium ordered steaks were medium-rare, they were tasty. Baked potatoes had no toppings, and pads of butter were tossed at us as the only topping. One dish was missing the vegetables, and a guest commented that the plate looked "sad" (happened to be my plate). Appetizers were good. Won't be going back!

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  30. HollyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat. We have been going there for years!

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  31. SharonF

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food always consistent. You can count on good food and good service. It’s the only place in town where I can order a calamari steak. Simply delicious.

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  32. ElaineW

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haley was our sever and she was great! Company, food, service and atmosphere was great!

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  33. kmac

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter Kyle was great and everyone enjoyed their meal. The only downside was the noise level as we just finished our dinner a table of folks came in which was extremely loud. I was going to get dessert but decided not to because there was a table that was SO LOUD we could not talk amongst ourselves so we left . The food was really good and the salmon piccatta was outstanding. I would tell folks, pay attention when you are being seated and look to see if there is a large party table next or close to you even if there isnt anyone sitting but being available for a large party especially during the holidays.

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  34. MaryannB

    Baja California

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good, but not great. Not sure we’ll be back again.

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  35. DougC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Prime Rib!! Very good at a very reasonable price. Service was pretty good. If you want quiet make sure to ask to be seated in back...

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  36. TomM

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good classic American food. Favorite with seniors. Can eat in bar and watch games

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  37. Coastside

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not a great night. No service. Waiter would ask but never came back with anything, he was to busy with a larger group in another room. I had to go to the bar and order my own drinks and bring them back to the table. Was told the entries we wanted were sold out, it was 6:45 in the evening. In the end we were compensated for 2 glasses of wine and dessert. Won’t be going back to this restaurant ever.

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  38. EastBayAdventurer

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This restaurant was overwhelmed with Thanksgiving. Even though we had a reservation, after being seated, there were no plates, glasses or silverware. Water was brought once, with no refills all night. Food took over an hour to arrive at our table, but still no silverware or napkins. one member of our party got wrong food. Another member of our party, who got the item they ordered, took out fork from purse so food would not get cold waiting for silverware. Correct order for person took 18 more minutes. Candidly, a disaster for Thanksgiving meal. The food that we eventually got tasted quite good. Not recommending this restaurant for holiday or busy evening until they have better staffing.

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  39. jfgoldwing

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very busy as expected. Waiter was very pleasant. We know it was a holiday. Most of us really enjoyed our food. The prime rib was cooked well but lacked flavor so a bit disappointing there. Rib eye excellent, crab sandwich and salmon also excellent.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience. They were able to give us a private room for our party of 11 which I didn’t even request but was so thankful for that service. Our server was great! Booking it again for our next year’s Thanksgiving luncheon.

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FAQs

The Brass Door offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 837-2501.

The Brass Door is rated 4 stars by 886 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Brass Door

2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Purdue Road
  • Neighborhood
    San Ramon
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–8:45 pm Sun 10:00 am–7:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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