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Alfred's Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
Financial District
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659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505 (Kearny)
+1 415-781-7058
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alfred's is the go-to place when you are looking for a classic steak dinner done perfectly with tradition soaked in. Their aged beef is tender and delicious and their sides are what you expect. Creamed spinach, mashed potatoes (with marscapone, yum), or French fries, roasted carrots, you get the idea. The bernaise sauce was so light and fluffy you knew... More 

Thank chat89
san francisco
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they add a 20% gratuity onto the total bill (including tax) ....(even for small parties) - I would not go back due to that

Thank karen g
Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our food was very expensive but delicious. Our waiter saw to it that we had a wonderful dinner and he was great.

Thank nancykeay
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is a well run and good food restaurant. Not the best in town but good. Steaks where served well and prepared as required and the vegetables that are served as sides as good sized portions. The Crepe pancake was the best tasted in years..perfectly cooked and worth the extra calories . This is not an exceptional restaurant but its... More 

Thank Readytoburst
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I had the fillet steak with a side of vegetables, and a couple nice Californian reds to compliment the steak. The steak was cooked perfectly (medium rare) and the wine ideal for the meal. The big disappointment came when the check (bill) arrived and they had already added an obligatory 20% service charge to the total. This was a first... More 

Thank Squizz71
San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

3 adults 1-8 yr old. $510. 2 dinners ordered. 5 drinks. Oysters were sooo small. Waiter no where to be seen. Full fillet hardly any meet. $36 lobster add-on..almost no lobster. Double rack of lamb...no rack... Just meat on one large bone..hard to get to. Black Manhattan out of this world. Desserts fantastic. 20% automatic tip? Only purpose is to... More 

Thank bcabana
Hialeah, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Top of the line steak house , great staff, beautiful place . I was treated like a king will return for sure! There were pictures of everyone that's been there and were vet impredd

Thank Wence M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I dined alone which is normal on business trips. Was treated a bit odd as in this was the first solo diner they had. Was very expensive and good food. Not great.

Thank Ralph301
Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Bad from start to finish, the waiter I think was trying to make it seem high end, but every time he spoke it would end in MonsieurMadame, one word. It didnt make sense. The food was disappointing, especially for the price. The steak was an average piece of meat, I would expect more from a steakhouse with high prices. The... More 

Thank DaisyDot24
Roswell, Georgia
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327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We ate here before and thought it was good, but not tonight. The prawn cocktail was 4 average shrimp, the steak tartar was greasy and my lamp was tough and mostly bone. The wine list is artificially high and most insulting is an automatic 20% surcharge for poor service added after tax. I have to pay a mandatory charge on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
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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Staying in Financial District

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Financial District
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, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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