Haute Cuisine: Best Steak in San Francisco Featuring Gary Danko, Alexander’s Steakhouse, Epic Roasthouse, Bourbon Steak

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EPIC Roasthouse
369 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-369-9955

Ambiance
Intimate, modern, and sophisticated.

What to order
Epic Roasthouse will have your mouth watering with the New York Strip Steak and Oven Roasted Rib Eye for two.

Who comes here
San Francisco’s who’s who along with celebrities, local and visiting, such as Jessica Simpson, Barry Bonds, Cody Ross and Jacoby Ford.

Sweet Tooth
Those with a sweet tooth will rejoice when the Beignets with Bicerin Café au Lait arrive.

Gary Danko
800 N. Point St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-749-2060

Ambiance
The restaurant’s adjoining dining rooms have sleek interiors and an elegant understated warm ambiance. The rooms are intimate and comfortable, enhanced by candlelight and large floral arrangements. The vibe is lively and charming yet welcoming. Taupe walls are enhanced by modern art by Hunt Slonem, Ray Charles White and Erin Parish.

What to order
For mouthwatering tenderness, go with the Seared Filet of Beef with Bacon-Potato “Risotto,” Cassis- Shallot Marmalade and Stilton Butter

Who comes here
A celebrity haunt, Gary Danko has hosted Al Gore, Ben Harper, Martha Stewart, Nancy Pelosi, socialite Denise Hale, designer Ken Fulk, Eric Dane, Ben Affleck, Jody Foster, John Cleese, Liza Minnelli, Helen Gurley Brown, Vanessa Getty and Senator Mark Leno.

Sweet Tooth
Warm Louisiana Butter Cake with Huckleberries and Vanilla Ice Cream or Signature Soufflés will have you clearing your plate.

BOURBON STEAK
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-397-3003

Ambiance
Respecting the room’s unique and varied history, designer Michael Dalton blends the grandeur of history with a robust and modern point of view creating Bourbon Steak San Francisco. Rich, deep hues of cognac, bronze, steel blue and nickel pose a striking visual contrast between opulent and masculine elements.

What to order
Prime Certified Angus Beef Filet with Asparagus Fricassee, Parmesan “Frico,” and Bordelaise Sauce is the signature dish. The Prime Filet is butter poached first, then finished in a 600 degree broiler to its desired temperature and finished with Bordelaise butter, hickory smoked fleur de sel and all the decadent trimmings.

Who comes here
The menu is tailored to the San Francisco dining audience, incorporating fresh, seasonal West Coast ingredients and attracts those seeking a truly delicious, carefully prepared and fresh meal.

Sweet Tooth
No matter how fulfilling the steak may be, save room for the exquisite Meyer Lemon Meringue Tart with Hibiscus and Huckleberry Frozen Yogurt.

Alexander’s steakhouse
448 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-495-1111

Ambiance
Hip and cool meets elegant and refined at Alexander’s Steakhouse. Situated in a modern brick, glass and steel structure, the eye is drawn to the three story wine wall that displays over 500 bottles of wine from around the world.

What to order
This American steakhouse incorporates hints of Japanese influences, so we recommend starting with a signature Hamachi Shot with Avocado, Ginger and Truffled Ponzu Sauce. Then you can’t go wrong with the Dry-Aged Wagyu Steak.

Who comes here
Quite the powerhouse, Alexander’s entertains CEOs/COOs/CTOs of Zynga, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and many other types of companies ranging from Levi Strauss to the managing partners of influential law firms and corporations.

Sweet Tooth
Rise ‘n Shine Soufflé with Grand Marnier Soufflé, Orange Macaroons and Creme Anglaise is truly to die for.

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