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Permanently Closed - The Steakhouse @ Equus

3.7
407 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Established in 1986, Equus transformed into The Steakhouse @ Equus in October of 2015. We offer a Wine Country sensibility to Steakhouse classics, showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients from Sonoma County. The Steakhouse @ Equus serves exclusively Niman Ranch USDA Angus Beef sourced from cattle raised in a humane and environmentally sustainable environment. In addition, our multifaceted menu offers options to please every palate.
Our full Bar and Lounge include award winning local beers, over 100 Sonoma County wines, and handcrafted artisanal cocktails featuring spirits from local distilleries. Don't miss our Happy Hour with food and drink specials!
With so much to offer, the Steakhouse @ Equus is a dining destination you don’t want to miss!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday- Friday: 6:30am-10:30am
Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday- Sunday: Closed for Lunch
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Bar and Lounge: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10pm, Friday 11:30am-12m, Saturday 4:30pm-12m, Sunday 4:30pm-10pm
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Phone number
(707) 578-0149
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Stacy Salzman
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Private party facilities
Private rooms available for up to 200 persons; available for weddings, receptions, after parties, day after wedding brunches, high school reunions, educational seminars, corporate meetings
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Private party contact
Ceclie Kraus: (707) 566-3178
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Catering
On-site Catering featuring fresh seasonal menus that can be customized to your event, including wine-paired dinners.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mendocino Ave.
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Public transit
5 miles from Sonoma County Airport
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Special events & promotions
Valentine's Day Dinner
Easter Brunch
Mother's Day Brunch
Thanksgiving Dinner
Christmas Dinner
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.2
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Josephina (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Fountain Grove Inn right before the fires destroyed this cute hotel and restaurant. The Steakhouse was great! A lot of tasty dishes on their menu and service was the best. I was very sorry to hear that the restaurant is no longer there.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

ONe service person and very slow. Took forever to get our food (which was very good) and then had to wait again for a long time before we got our check

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

We really wanted the Porterhouse Steak for two, but it wasn't available, disapointing

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was not cooked to order. Prime Rib ordered med rare, was raw. Flat iron ordered rare, was raw. Did not come with sauce that was ordered. Bread was at least two days old. Caesar salad was bottle dressing. Horrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food, great service, a good size to the prime rib, which was perfectly cooked? The souffle was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

My husband wanted a great steak for his 70th birthday so we took him to Equus because we read good reviews. The meal was absolutely cold as if it had just come out of a refrigerator. The bill was expensive which would have been ok had the meal been worthwhile. The portions were expensive and minimal. Next time, we'll go to Cattleman's.

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Oldtimers (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 12, 2017

We are very pleased to have Equus in our neighborhood.The menu is very good as well as the service.The servers are very pleasant & accommodating. Looking forward to next visit.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

Both meals were way over cooked. We started eating and stopped. Pushed out plates to the side and when waiter asked we mentioned it was over cooked. His response was I'm sorry handed is out tab with no more questions or thoughts. The bill for 2 people was over $300.00 with a bottle of wine. Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

The food was spectacular. The lamb chops are the best that I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

No AC, broken & like fools, we stayed since other similar steakhouses would probably be busy since it was Father's Day
Prime rib was cool to touch & grilled like a steak on the outside - very odd
Ribeye was very fatty & again, not hot. It also had an odd propane like taste - like it had been cooked over a small torch
Service was very lame - not enthusiastic at all
Only good part was the young woman who constantly kept our waters filled.
For having no AC on a 100+ night, management should've apologized profusely & offered some discount for we fools who endured. Several parties left due to the heat.
I'm not so sure I'd return.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

I have never been disappointed when dining st Equus...

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Geoff (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

Expensive but not worth it.

Food was good but prices were simply too high.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was good but hard to enjoy when the service was so terrible.

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Jdakotaj (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

This place is way way above average. The food is very good. The drinks are generous. The service is friendly and professional. Have the Caesar salad for two made right at your table. Fun and delicious.

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Lovely (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

Went on a date night with my wife. We ordered the Caesar salad for two which was so so. We ordered the Porter House steak for two which was cooked to perfection. However, I also ordered a lobster tail which was old, dry and had little flavor. It was also very little in size (two bites). This might be a nice place to meet for drinks but I would pass on dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Unbelievably horrible. Requested one of the most common preparations for steak ( medium rare) , the first steak came out medium well, even after telling our server to have the kitchen err on the rare side. Sent it back, which I NEVER DO, the replacement steak was so undercooked it was purple and cold in the middle. Threw my hands up and decided to catch some tacos on the way home. Things happen in the kitchen. I totally get it. However, the place was at around 30% capacity( warning sign on a Friday night) and they still didn't have the time to get it right. That said, the main reason for this negative review is the lack of professional customer service. When a customer is having a negative experience, with validation, one would think that , at the very least, the manager would swing by the table and comp some drinks. That being a very common and , therefore, expected outcome, it didn't happen. The manager was otherwise occupied talking to her friends in the common prep area. I highly recommend that anyone looking for a positive experience, seek it elsewhere.

P.s

The steaks, at $40 plus, are not dry aged and are choice cuts.

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suzidon (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

We thought the food was very tasty, fresh and great presentation. The ambiance was very nice with lots of pretty wood features. Good service and very attentive. We would go there again.

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NorCalGal (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

It was VERY Pricey! I was shocked when I got the bill for Mothers Day Brunch. While the options were excellent and cooked well, I didn't feel it rated a $55 per person charge.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 4, 2017

Good food and wait staff is so friend and knowledgeable regarding wine and meats
I have been recommending this restaurant.

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vipNoisy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 30, 2017

Great Blood Orange Jalapeno Martini! Food was good. Just wish it had more liveliness!

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