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Bluestem Brasserie

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1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103-3183 (Market Street (between 3rd & 4th))
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hicksville, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank MurbroAM
West Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank iowabourbongirl
Berkeley, California
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199 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The picky professional food writer for the SF Chronicle gave this place a 3 star rating (for dinner, I suspect) in September 2016, so I thought we would try this place, but for lunch in early November. Since the Chronicle critic indicated that the noise level was high - 4 bells - we asked for a quiet table, and we... More 

Thank BerkeleyJohn
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A busy working day and tried to find a place for Chinese customer meeting. Very lucky to find a table for 6 of us. Service very good, just next door to Marriot Marquis. I ordered fried cod, excellent. My friends said the steak and chicken all perfect. Will come back definitely.

Thank Anthonychen666
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153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the burger medium well and it came medium (red center). I asked the waiter to cook it more and maybe 10 minutes later I received another burger which was not any different. I was frankly afraid to send it back again--everyone has heard the stories. The waiter came back, saw the burger and reported the problem to his... More 

Thank LoveDosTravel
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner a Saturday night at 19.30. We were 4 people. The staff was very friendly but the service was soooo slow...! Waited over 2 hours for our main course. The waitress excused herself several times and repeatedly said the food was on it's way. Became a bit tiring. When the food finally arrived it was good. So... More 

Thank tempel69
Toronto, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The nice folks at the Hotel Zelos recommended a place to grab lunch upon our arrival in San Francisco and they suggested the Bluestem Brasserie just off Market at Fourth. We were taken care of by Ella, who did an amazing job, who made excellent recommendations for food and wine, knew the menu well and, as we were informed of... More 

Thank Gary M
El Dorado Hills, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We held a private reception for our conference attendees on the second floor. The food was fantastic and was more like a standing dinner with sliders, bacon wrapped/goat cheese stuffed dates, bacon wrapped scallops, truffle fries, cheese and salumi board, and then there was dessert too - mini pumpkin cheesecake bites, cookies, we loved it all! Staff was very friendly... More 

Thank Evelyn B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Sat at the Bar had my meal Bar Tender a true Pro mixing drinks very attentive to all . Tried Hamburger/Fries cooked to prefection

Thank Naveen A
San Diego, California
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was invited to dine here with friends while at a convention. The location is very convenient to the convention center and well all enjoyed our meals. I have the steak fritas which was done perfectly at charred blue.

Thank SailingJon

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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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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: 14155471111
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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