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John's Grill

John's Grill

Steakhouse$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
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7.6/10
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  • Megan I.
    "Excellent service, and The Maltese Falcon lives upstairs."(4 Tips)
    Stan R.
    "Everything , lobster ravioli,"(4 Tips)
    Glen G.
    "The Sam Spade chops are not just a tourist trick."(2 Tips)
    Scott S.
    "Shrimp cocktail, clam chowder and the Filet Mignon were delicious!!"(5 Tips)
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  • Deborah M.
    Deborah McMullenNovember 11, 2016
    Always on the top of our list when we visit the city.
  • Vasiliy P.
    Vasiliy PanikhinNovember 7, 2016
    Best in downtown
  • Ilias K.
    Ilias KonstantinidisOctober 14, 2016
    Best Clam Chowder ever, excellent Crab Louie salad and amazing Lamb Chops.
  • Bruce J.
    Bruce JacobSeptember 13, 2016
    Chef's special Red Snapper, Escargot
  • Daniela G.
    Daniela GiacobboJuly 17, 2016
    Excellent steaks and seafood! It's very traditional in San Francisco, since 1908! Simple the best!!
  • Aline S.
    Aline SampaioJune 13, 2016
    Ribeye steak was great, Jumbo Prawns were ok. The food is good but it doesn't worth the price.
  • Scott S.
    Scott ShumanMay 26, 2016
    Shrimp cocktail, clam chowder and the Filet Mignon were delicious!!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillFebruary 13, 2016
    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
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Ian P.
    Ian PeachMay 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
  • Megan I.
    Megan IrvineApril 18, 2012
    This was very cool. In an historic building, serves classic steak and seafood. Excellent service, and The Maltese Falcon.
  • Megan I.
    Megan IrvineApril 18, 2012
    This was very cool. In an historic building, serves classic steak and seafood. Excellent service, and The Maltese Falcon lives upstairs.
  • Walt P.
    Walt PeschApril 17, 2012
    Great Caesar salad. Ordered steak medium, should have gone medium rare.
  • E M.
    E MartinezFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Jumbo Prawn Cocktail
  • Davy K.
    Davy KestensJanuary 23, 2012
    The fried prawns were awful! But the chef's special red snapper was great!
  • Matt K.
    Matt KessingerJanuary 22, 2012
    Excellent ribeye!!! Order the mushrooms to go on it!
  • 'ash7' - T. A.
    'ash7' - T. AshidaOctober 27, 2011
    Best steak house in United Square. Friendly and delicious.
  • dane k.
    dane keesSeptember 21, 2011
    Surprisingly large portion sizes
  • E M.
    E MartinezSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Manhattan in Union Square.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen McLeodSeptember 11, 2011
    Great place to eat if you are in the mood for over priced crap.
  • Mignon S.
    Mignon SpearmanSeptember 1, 2011
    Our server Mark (from New Iberia) was fantastic. Food was delicious, service great, wonderful atmosphere.
  • Christy G.
    Christy GreenAugust 30, 2011
    Service so rude!
  • Michael L.
    Michael L.April 22, 2011
    High prices, good Food and nice service
  • Trisha F.
    Trisha FMarch 7, 2011
    Take cash- they overcharged my boyfriends' credit card $200.
  • Rye B.
    Rye BreadMarch 4, 2011
    Cluttered, clumsy, cork, and flies. Good steak. $50 plate and drink.
  • PuffyChica
    PuffyChicaFebruary 1, 2011
    Lobster Ravioli was awesome!!
  • Jason
    JasonJanuary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Shrimp Louis
  • James P.
    James PartonSeptember 19, 2010
    Great T-Bone, the peppercorn sauce is good as well. Don't bother with coffee, only fliter on offer. Very popular. We had a 30 min wait to get a table.
  • Jason
    JasonJune 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Not the cheapest place to eat but hey, the shrimp louie salad is good -- and reasonably priced at $12-13.
  • Lola P.
    Lola PageApril 2, 2010
    first place to try Clam Chowder, I must say I have really missed out!
  • Kailei C.
    Kailei CarrJanuary 27, 2010
    Don't order the fisherman stew. Tastes like a frozen dinner. My colleague got the salmon and it didn't look much better. Stick with the steak.
  • Tony W.
    Tony WilliamsJanuary 26, 2010
    The Chicken Jerusalem is excellent. Coffee not so good, have dessert and coffee elsewhere.
  • Keith B.
    Keith ButlerJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to try the Jack Lalane Salad; fantastic, with dungeness crab, shrimp, avocado and more. And the chocolate mousse is terrific.
  • David L.
    David LytleDecember 22, 2009
    Find the Maltese Falcon.
  • Ardail S.
    Ardail SmithNovember 27, 2009
    If you love old school detective novels you will love this place, I do. Good food and atmosphere, it's Ace's in my book. Read more
  • matt c.
    matt chouAugust 14, 2009
    Seafood pasta and live jazz, old school all the way
  • Irina S.
    Irina SinitsinaMay 5, 2016
    Большие порции, очень вкусно, особенно морепродукты
  • Leonardo B.
    Leonardo BarrosDecember 29, 2015
    É um típico restaurante americano. Muito bom.
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