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The Brazen Head

The Brazen Head

Steakhouse and Pub$$$$
Union Street, San Francisco
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  • prime rib
  • Caesar salad
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  • Nick V.
    Nick Van AlfenSeptember 19, 2013
    It was a mantastic filet, the ambience of the restaurant was just great (like a mafia flick) and service was great, even though we came in close to closing time. Will return with hot date!
  • Tetyana S.
    Tetyana SwanJune 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Pepper steak has been über reliably *noms* - if you want to splurge your diet with some old-school red meat & potatoes, especially take out, especially in the Marina, brazen head is the place
  • Kris V.
    Kris Vera-PhillipsApril 21, 2013
    Try the Beef Stroganoff - #kvpinmybelly - Thick, buttery noodles with a yummy beef sauce. NOM!
  • Kris V.
    Kris Vera-PhillipsFebruary 25, 2013
    Try the Mussels In Garlic Wine Butter - #kvpinmybelly : Savory garlic wine broth. Fresh shellfish. Plenty of garlic bread to sop it all up. Heaven.
  • Stephen S.heart icon on user image
    Stephen SaribalisNovember 6, 2016
    Great ambiance, carrying the torch for the late great Liverpool Lil's. Food is great, I'd go for the steak and a strong Manhattan.
  • Jennifer L.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer LeeMay 4, 2017
    thank goodness for this neighborhood gem that is ACTUALLY open late 🙏 with red vibes and dressed up standard staples
  • Kim L.
    Kim LDecember 21, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    Excellent consistent homey neighborhood vibe—-Mike at the bar is a legend
  • Fai V.heart icon on user image
    Fai VisuthichoMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for late night eat and drink. The Monday Maker's Mark Special is worth it.
  • Amy B.heart icon on user image
    Amy BSeptember 19, 2015
    Delicious hidden gem. Stick with the entrees. Excellent prices.
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LDecember 29, 2009
    Excellent small traditional American restaurant with full bar and full service; Kitchen open until 1 am; The pepper steak, veal picatta, escargot and caesar salad are fantastic and classic.
  • Jorge S.
    Jorge SotoFebruary 23, 2014
    I love the burger, steak, and Cesar salad. Does not take credit cards! Only ATM.
  • Molly C.
    Molly CartwrightDecember 11, 2012
    We've had every entree item on the menu. You can't go wrong with anything you choose
  • Marcella S.
    Marcella SavinoFebruary 17, 2016
    Prime Rib is excellent, but the price is not $21.and it is served everyday.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LOctober 22, 2013
    Your definite local watering hole. Friendly staff, good food, limited beer selection.
  • Stebbin R.
    Stebbin RinehartSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the escargot as an app - delicious!
  • Trisha F.
    Trisha FNovember 4, 2010
    On Tuesdays they have a roulade appetizer w tri-tip; so good we ordered a second one! Vodka martini is excellent!
  • Yair W.heart icon on user image
    Yair WaldenMay 18, 2015
    Tomato soup with basil, penne ragu, cheesecake
  • Yair W.heart icon on user image
    Yair WaldenMay 18, 2015
    Tomato soup with Basil, Penne Ragu, Cheesecake
  • Erika T.
    Erika TakayamaJanuary 11, 2014
    Prime steak sliders are to die for
  • Orlando T.
    Orlando TysonSeptember 2, 2014
    Steaks are good, food is good, 35 years in business :-)
  • Kurt N.heart icon on user image
    Kurt NelsonMay 19, 2022
    Been here 5+ times
    Basically the only way to drag me out to the Marina requires late night food here
  • Allen R.
    Allen RomeroSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the only places around to grab a later night meal. A good one at that!
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10April 27, 2011
    If your group includes six people or fewer, The Brazen Head is for you. Larger groups will probably not even fit. Read more
  • Nic W.heart icon on user image
    Nic WernerFebruary 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here for a drink at the bar with the locals
  • Alex S.heart icon on user image
    Alex SilarajsJuly 27, 2021
    Been here 10+ times
    Old school. Sit at the bar.
  • Oliver M.
    Oliver MarquisAugust 20, 2011
    Plenty of character at the bar. Barkeep makes some classic drinks.
  • Lydia C.
    Lydia CarlisDecember 3, 2011
    Crab cakes tasted like Gordon's fish sticks (maybe more dry). NY strip comes covered in sauce - who puts sauce on such a great piece of meat??? The baby spinach salad was decent. Not worth a return
  • Igor V.heart icon on user image
    Igor ViktorovichMarch 13, 2017
    New York steak was awesome!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MincJanuary 8, 2012
    Place was great. Most tender veal I've had.
  • Ashot G.
    Ashot GolovenkoSeptember 5, 2017
    Got a roast beef instead of a steak and a warm glass of Cabernet for 12 bucks. Disappointing.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    David Kinch, chef of Manresa, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Negroni. Read more
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhennerJune 11, 2017
    Dinner Reco #2.
  • Rebecca V.
    Rebecca VeldmanDecember 16, 2010
    Bread pudding: "this is so good I could eat this 'till my stomach ruptured!"
  • Carl B.
    Carl BoehmJuly 4, 2012
    THERE'S NO SIGN FOR THIS PLACE
  • Will M.
    Will MenteshSeptember 13, 2013
    Host and management were terrible. Food was ok. Service was good once seated. Food, soso.
  • Mia B.
    Mia BrowneNovember 6, 2011
    best food in area
  • Violet B.
    Violet BlueFebruary 17, 2014
    food till 1am
  • Lori W.
    Lori WassumDecember 18, 2014
    Thanks Jenni...
  • James J.
    James JoyceNovember 25, 2010
    Watch out for Tony Weaseli. He's always creeping around.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DeBenedettiApril 22, 2012
    They take cards
  • David G.
    David GehringJuly 24, 2010
    Burger is amazing.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WatsonJuly 28, 2010
    French onion soup!!
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HuntSeptember 25, 2009
    escargot!
  • Alexandre S.heart icon on user image
    Alexandre SchroederDecember 23, 2016
    Ótimos vinhos, ótima comida, valor honesto pra qualidade do local
  • Sol G.heart icon on user image
    Sol GallegosApril 3, 2015
    Para parejas. Muy ricas Ribs!
  • Sol G.heart icon on user image
    Sol GallegosApril 3, 2015
    Muy ricas Ribs! Solo efectivo
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