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Alfred's Steakhouse

659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
+1 415-781-7058
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“aged beef” (3 reviews)
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659 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2505
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First, let me recommend the dry martinis. Nicely sized and was rally good. Nice and cozy restaurant and I got a table for one with no problem even though I did not have a reservation. However I was quite early. Had a very nice shrimp...More

Thank Niclas B
Reviewed 1 week ago

True that the steak itself was cooked beautifully, but it cost $68 and came with no sides and the rest of the food was just ok. Our final bill ended up being $150 per person; even at half the price, I wouldn't go

Thank brandables
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a quality steakhouse and Alfred's was right next to the Hilton hotel we were staying at. First impressions was of a smart 1930s (?) restaurant with beautiful chandeliers. We received a warm welcome and good service. The filet steak was very...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I invited my friends for my birthday dinner. We were a group of five. We got there a little early after negotiating San Francisco traffic. The Maitre'D was not very welcoming. We had a reservation made several days ahead. There were few people dining at...More

Thank Pansy K
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This restaurant reminded me of a place where men, and probably only men, would have gathered to discuss business back in the 30s and 40s. It really did feel like I went back in time. The steak was one of the most flavorful steaks I...More

Thank rebeccadw2016
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Recently went back to Alfred's after quite some time. The restaurant changed hands about a year ago, It had gone down hill from its better days past. The new owners have returned it to its place at the top for steak houses in San Francisco....More

Thank cobrien134
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Alfreds it the real classic US steak house, and one of the best of its kind. Service is always very good and the steaks are second to none. The wine list is some what short, but always has very interesting uncommon selectios at resonable prices....More

Thank peterkkh
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Alfred's had a fine steak-- but the place just feels tired. It's been there forever-- and it feels like it. I also felt like I had been there forever by the time the food came. It's a 3 hour meal.

1  Thank DCTerry
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Alfreds is a classic steakhouse tucked in at Merchant St. The decor is 1950 french fine dining budoir burgundy, which is a little, to say the least, off in respect to, that these guys prepare a mean steak. We ordered the oyster plate to share,...More

Thank OlemCopenhagen
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The restaurant décor was very traditional with a Chicago or NY style steakhouse feel. Server was efficient and explained in details of their plates and portions that comes with. Server was very polite and good service was provided through-out our dining experience. We ordered 3...More

1  Thank dotcomsurfr
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tie or coat is not required , but would be nice. I have worn slacks and nice shirt.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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