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Alfred's Steakhouse

659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
+1 415-781-7058
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“creamed spinach” (21 reviews)
“aged beef” (3 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is NO better Steakhouse in San Francisco. Period. We've been coming for years, and you'll certainly see the same attentiv and classy Staff every visit. Feel free to stop in for a cocktail and appetizer, if that's all you want. The Bartenders specialize in...More

Thank mcmacd1229
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in SF for business and met up with friends after a long day. We had looked forward to a great steak dinner but had one of the worst meals I have ever had. We started with the bone marrow, tater tots and beef...More

Thank Susan_and_Angelo
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We stopped here for a drink. Beautiful classy steakhouse. Best bartender ever. One of the oldest steak houses in San Francisco. It might be a little hard to find. On a side street next to the Hilton Hotel.

Thank 206aliceo
Reviewed 27 November 2017

When I'm in San Francisco and I want that Old School steakhouse/speakeasy like experience I always head to Alfred's. I've probably been coming here steadily for the past 20 years and if I recall correctly, my first visit was back in the mid-eighties. It never...More

Thank MajorBrad
Reviewed 24 November 2017

While visiting from Australia, we took my niece and her husband to this place for a special dinner. We were at this place for almost 4 hours and most of that time waiting for our drinks and food. First of all, it took more than...More

Thank AuFrequentTraveller
Reviewed 21 October 2017

My partner and I were celebrating a special occasion. I've been going to Alfred's since I was a child when it was above the Broadway tunnel and in the 70's when it got "hip". I've been to the new location previously and always enjoyed myself....More

Thank ray94611
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Alfreds has been around for 60 years, and it has some things going for it, but price and value are not two of those things. I had a filet that was properly cooked, and a decent baked potato, but it was not worth the nearly...More

Thank DeWitt65101
Reviewed 2 October 2017

First of all, we love anything Daniel Patterson, so we had to try Alfred's. We were not disappointed. The School Night Special is the way to go and it was delicious and affordable. Served M-Thurs $49 for three courses. Alfred's Salad to start - it's...More

Thank CruisenFamily
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Took my wife to Alfred's for her birthday because we had dined at Coi for Valentine's Day and when we saw that Coi's chef had opened a steakhouse we decided to go. We made a trip from Los Angeles. The sparkling rose we were served...More

Thank Jrryo
Reviewed 18 September 2017

First, let me recommend the dry martinis. Nicely sized and was rally good. Nice and cozy restaurant and I got a table for one with no problem even though I did not have a reservation. However I was quite early. Had a very nice shrimp...More

Thank Niclas B
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The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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22 October 2017|
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Response from Pansy K | Reviewed this property |
There does not appear to be one. Most customers were dressed casually with a neat shirt or top and clean pants/nice jeans.
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16 August 2015|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
tie or coat is not required , but would be nice. I have worn slacks and nice shirt.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
  • Public Transportation: #15 bus #41 bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-781-7058
  • E-mail
Alfred's: an oasis of steak, Scotch, and swank. Shaking up martinis and grilling dry-aged beef over mesquite since 1928, with unassumingly traditional service from a veteran staff.
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