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Bluestem Brasserie

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1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103-3183 (Market Street (between 3rd & 4th))
+1 415-547-1111
11:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sleek and modern, glass and steel, airy space, nice lighting. It has the look of restaurants of these times, wood table tops, with no table cloths. I sampled several items. Pomegranate seeds and chicken liver on toast was a tasty app! Now I know an actual use for pomegranate seeds! Charcuterie board– while OK, it was definitely skimpy for $24.... More 

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Modesto, California
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Where to start? The service was impeccable.We were in a party of 40 and we had the waiters full attention,beverages full and anything we needed was brought quickly. The cheese tray was delicious,blue cheese,bread and salami were a notch above. The blue cheese fillet mignon was the best I've ever tried.Tender to cut,melt in your mouth with bursts of blue... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there for brunch on a Sunday with a group of friends. We had a reservation and when we got there, they made us wait even though the room was half empty. In the meantime, they sat a couple tables that arrived after us. We put our order in, it took the food 45 minutes to come out. We... More 

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New York City, New York
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165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful wine list. Eclectic deserts and very good service. Oh the food was top notch as well. Worth a visit.

1 Thank PW11803
Naples, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This first class restaurant, owned by a caring couple, has excellent food, service and a warm sophisticated atmosphere. The Trout, Lamb, and Beef entrees were perfectly and very tastefully prepared. But, we couldn't stop eating their French Fries. They were the best ever- crisp and tasty. This is only one item, of the many foods the chef prepares carefully, with... More 

1 Thank Dianne S
Alexandria, Louisiana
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a party of 6. Delicious! Nice portions and variety. Convenient to downtown. Enjoyed our meal!

1 Thank Andree L
Manasquan, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hamburger was excellent, but cost twice as much as the same thing at Mel’s a block away. The pasta was just OK. The duck was good, but there were only three small slices.

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Carmel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met friends there for brunch and spent a good amount of time catching up. The meals were very nice, and the service was polite and efficient.

1 Thank rthau
Hicksville, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We ate here last week and loved it. Our waiter was fantastic and so witty. While the entrées were lacking in size, they made up for in taste. We had the duck and fish and they were both delicious.. We find it difficult to get duck cooked just right but this was perfect. We topped our meal off with Lemon... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Bluestem was fabulous!! Great service by friendly staff Chic comfortable decor Amazing food And a fantastic cocktail list!! The Wild West Wind pecan infused honey bourbon drink was to die for

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103-3183
    (Market Street (between 3rd & 4th))
  • Public Transportation: Bluestem Brasserie is located just above the South-East end of the Powell Street Bart Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-547-1111
Offering all-day dining and outdoor rooftop terrace overlooking bustling Market Street, Bluestem Brasserie is an urban neighborhood restaurant, located just steps from the Four Seasons on Yerba Buena Lane. Designed by San Francisco's mod-master Olle Lundberg (Slanted Door, The Moss Room, Rudd Oakville Estate), the lively American brasserie is helmed by Executive Chef Francis Hogan (formerly of 50 Mason Social House, Two and Farallon in San Francisco) and features a familiar, protein-focused brasserie menu of fresh, simply composed dishes; nostalgic treats; distinct cocktails; a California-centric wine list with nods to France; and 12 wines on tap, sourced directly from some of Napa and Sonoma's finest producers and offered at a great value. Named after the indigenous North American grass favored by cattle ranchers, Bluestem showcases beautiful cuts of sustainably produced grass-fed beef from highly regarded purveyors.

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