Top 5 Steakhouses in San Francisco

Harris’ Restaurant
2100 Van Ness Ave.
(415) 673-1888

A haven for those seeking simple cuisine from a simpler time, Harris’ is a stalwart place for dry-aged beef grilled to perfection. It’s no surprise that this is a top spot for financial or start-up boomers to come for a business dinner. Specialties include a bone-in filet of unparalleled juiciness and the Filet Rossini. Start the meal off with the house special martini at the piano bar.

House of Prime Rib
1906 Van Ness Ave.
(415) 885-4605

Obviously, order the prime rib. If your waistline can handle it, order the second slice as well, on the house. The salad is nothing short of invigorating, with its bits of beets and citrus vinaigrette. The cozy and inviting decor has tinges of the English Tudor era that are only enhanced by classic British desserts like trifle and bread pudding. It’s no surprise that the place gets rather lively and almost boisterous on the strength of its drinks.

1450 Lombard St.
(415) 441-8800

The must have at Boboquivari’s is the bone-in Filet Mignon that comes crustily charred on the outside but tender and moist on the inside. But don’t forget about the restaurant’s amazing combination of steak and dungeoness crab. A festive and lively place, Bobo’s doesn’t take itself too seriously, despite its seriously delicious food, so come with a jovial attitude.

Alexander’s Steakhouse
448 Brannan St.
(415) 495-1111

Traditional American steak is infused with hints of Japanese flavor at Alexander’s Steakhouse. It first opened in Silicon Valley, but after great success, opened an off-shoot in SoMa. It’s well known for the innovative and addictive hamachi shooters. Those are musthaves. Both restaurants are top notch, with the Silicon Valley spot having a Michelin star.

5A5 Steak Lounge
244 Jackson St.
(415) 989-2593

Sleek, sexy and modern, 5A5 has the soul of a steakhouse but the dressings of a chic contemporary restaurant. With its more casual vibe, this can be the perfect place to stay all night, with dinner first then drinks in the lounge afterwards. With a selection of beef ranging from American Angus to Japanese Kobe (imported from Australia) and interesting combinations of toppings like kimchi, there’s a bite for any meat eater. The signature truffle fries here are among the best in the city.