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John's Grill

John's Grill

Steakhouse$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
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  • Megan I.
    "Excellent service, and The Maltese Falcon lives upstairs."(4 Tips)
    Metromix
    "The lobster ravioli and chef's special red snapper are also superb."(3 Tips)
    Mary Ann L.
    "The Jack LaLanne salad is amazing!!"(3 Tips)
    Stan R.
    "Everything , lobster ravioli,"(5 Tips)
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  • Deborah M.
    Deborah McMullen3 weeks ago
    Always on the top of our list when we visit the city.
  • Vasiliy P.
    Vasiliy Panikhin3 weeks ago
    Best in downtown
  • Ilias K.
    Best Clam Chowder ever, excellent Crab Louie salad and amazing Lamb Chops.
  • Bruce J.
    Bruce JacobSeptember 13
    Chef's special Red Snapper, Escargot
  • Daniela G.
    Excellent steaks and seafood! It's very traditional in San Francisco, since 1908! Simple the best!!
  • Aline S.
    Ribeye steak was great, Jumbo Prawns were ok. The food is good but it doesn't worth the price.
  • Scott S.
    Shrimp cocktail, clam chowder and the Filet Mignon were delicious!!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillFebruary 13
    A classic restaurant the delivers every time. Good food along with a comfortable environment makes for a fun evening.
  • heathr g.
    heathr goldNovember 22, 2015
    Loved the old times bone but not the food. Both lobster ravioli app and gristly prime rib weren't finish able. I'd pass for the many good places in town worth the money.
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad AlqattanNovember 4, 2015
    Nice cousy place
  • Charles C.
    Charles ContessaSeptember 27, 2015
    For a great steak and a good dining experience try Morton's
  • Charles C.
    Charles ContessaSeptember 27, 2015
    Not a great dining experience. It's a steak diner!
  • Rodrigo I.
    Rodrigo IbarraFebruary 3, 2015
    Sealed salmon, best option
  • Diane M.
    Diane McClureJanuary 17, 2015
    Classic steak restaurant. I loved my ribeye but I expect they will do well with other cuts as well. Lovely sourdough reminds you that you are in San Francisco. Classic cocktails.
  • Анастасия А.
    The best steak in my life. Definitely a must. Just try it.
  • Nihat U.
    Nihat UnalacakOctober 1, 2014
    Best steak I ever ate! Go for The stake. No mussels though. Excellent.
  • Lily
    LilySeptember 14, 2014
    A classic. Get the oysters and a couple of martinis. It's tight quarters in here though so make a reservation.
  • Stan R.
    Stan RodriguesAugust 8, 2014
    Everything , lobster ravioli,
  • Gilbert R.
    Hands down the best clam chowder in the city!
  • John C.
    John CoyneMay 26, 2014
    One would think seafood crepes that cost $27 would have chunks of fresh seafood, not a microwaved paste. Tastey, but not on par with the price for a coastal city.
  • Leslie M.
    Home of the Maltese Falcon
  • Leslie M.
    Fine old SF steak house & great bar
  • Barbara L.
    Barbara LoJanuary 22, 2014
    Sea bass was really good n the service too 👍
  • Glen G.
    Glen GilmoreJanuary 21, 2014
    The Sam Spade chops are not just a tourist trick. Tender and tasty!
  • Tina G.
    Tina GillmorJanuary 14, 2014
    The filet mignon was like bitter! This place has old school charm.
  • Judye P.
    Judye PhebusNovember 11, 2013
    The seafood manicotti is exceptional! My friend had fried oysters- my sample was delicious. Wonderful way to finish off the National REALTORS Convention! Claire and I give it 4 stars!
  • Erwin M.
    Erwin MartinezOctober 29, 2013
    Lobster ravioli & jerusalem chicken. I love it!!!
  • Leandro D.
    Leandro Di PasqualeOctober 20, 2013
    Great Filet Mignon !!
  • NHH
    NHHOctober 1, 2013
    The Jack Lalanne salad is a must order.
  • Murali V.
    Murali VajapeyamSeptember 11, 2013
    Sam spade!
  • Alessandro N.
    Alessandro NadalinSeptember 6, 2013
    Great ribeye, great artists
  • Mike D.
    Mike DiebelSeptember 3, 2013
    Great food and service. Bartender was very friendly.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen McLeodAugust 24, 2013
    I had the microwaved filet and my girlfriend had the microwaved fish. We started with the microwaved ravioli. Charge 35 bucks to push start? I will never get that hour of my life back.
  • Breno V.
    Breno VieiraAugust 18, 2013
    Historical appeal does not compensate for lack of seasoning and bland dishes. Lost somewhere in the past, the chef doesn't appear concerned with freshness. Bread was clearly old as well.
  • Juan N.
    Juan NiñoJuly 14, 2013
    Do not order de cannelloni
  • LaDee E.
    LaDee E.July 1, 2013
    Service could have been a lot better, drinks were good though!
  • Jun'ichi H.
    Jun'ichi HirayamaMay 21, 2013
    Good food for sure.
  • Igor P.
    Igor P.May 10, 2013
    Great food. The best eatery that we had in SFO!
  • Mary Ann L.
    Mary Ann L.April 15, 2013
    The Jack LaLanne salad is amazing!! And so was the seafood cannelloni. Randomly found this restaurant and it was well worth the price.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BowleyApril 12, 2013
    The Cioppino was amazing. Highly recommended.
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZaiaApril 11, 2013
    Food is not that great. I would make this my last resort
  • Frank C.
    Frank CApril 5, 2013
    The calve's liver was excellent. Old school preparation.
  • Gaidar M.
    Gaidar MagdanurovFebruary 7, 2013
    Clam chowder New England style is not good here...
  • David P.
    David PinchotJanuary 31, 2013
    Great service and wonderful steaks!
  • Jen S.
    Jen SpecJanuary 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Oysters Wellington at the bar for lunch. Just sayin'.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CourtneyOctober 3, 2012
    Ribeye cut a little thin and not on the bone. Try the porterhouse. Nice Cesar salad. Matt was very accommodating
  • Olga💋 M.
    Olga💋 Marmun.ru💋September 24, 2012
    Everything's fine! Tasteful food, live jazz! Special thanks for seafood pasta!! :) Restoran with great history! Open since 1908.
  • Eric
    EricSeptember 18, 2012
    Okay food but slow service... I had the swordfish. Good, but the sides came cold and were not very flavorful. Expensive as well. I would choose another location overall.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GumSeptember 17, 2012
    The reviews for the food were awful and scared us off. We had an excellent experience at the bar. The classic atmosphere was really nice.
  • Athan R.
    Athan RebelosJune 26, 2012
    Have a negroni at the bar
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