Nice Chops: The Top 5 Steakhouses in San Francisco

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Nothing says “heart-healthy meal” better than a slab of perfectly cooked medium-rare beef. Though made popular in the 1920’s traditional steakhouses can still be found in San Francisco. In addition, current restaurants have taken their own twist on the traditional concept, creating steakhouses for the 21st century.

1 House of Prime Rib

Their corn fed beef is the center attraction at this Nob Hill steakhouse. It has been featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” as well as a spot on PBS.

1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, 415) 885-4605,

2 Harris’ Restaurant

Harris’ Restaurant has been a San Francisco steakhouse landmark since 1984. It has a solid reputation for their great atmosphere, traditional martinis, and of course, their steak. Guests also love their “no cell phone” rule.

2100 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, 415.673.1888,

3 Boboquivari's

Boboquivari's or as it’s more casually known, Bobo’s, is located in the Marina.  They have created a twist on the traditional steakhouse by blending steak, crab, Asian-Italian fusion and comfort food.

1450 Lombard St, San Francisco, 415.441.8880,

4 Ruth's Chris Steak House

Even though this world famous restaurant chain has locations in twenty-four states and nine countries, it is still an amazing steakhouse. In addition to their fantastic traditional steaks, fans love their creamed spinach side and key lime pie dessert.

1601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, 415.673.0557,

5 Espetus Churrascaria

Espetus Churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse located in Hayes Valley. This is San Francisco first Rodizio style restaurant, where several different cuts of premium-quality beef, lamb, chicken, pork and seafood are slowly roasted on skewers over open flame and served tableside by Brazilian Gaucho Chefs.  Guests pay a set price and all food is served buffet style creating an all-you-can-eat meat marathon.

1686 Market St, San Francisco, 415.552.8792,

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