These Savory Steakhouses Sizzle in San Francisco

Are you a carnivore in San Francisco who's worried all the city has to offer is clams and salads with a latte on the side? Although the seafood bounty of the bay is deservedly reflected on many restaurant menus, and a vegan certainly has some choice pickings (and you can't throw a sugar cube without it plopping in a latte), don't fret.

The Bay Area also has a long, proud tradition of enjoying a good, choice steak. After walking up and down the hills of San Francisco or returning from that long hike through Muir Woods, what else could possibly go with that glass of Sonoma pinot other than a hearty steak?

10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like 5A5 Steak Lounge, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Bob's Steak & Chop House - San Francisco. We also help you find areas where Steakhouses are prominent - Financial District, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot.

After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of San Francisco's best.



If you want to experience the cutting edge of California cuisine with your steak, Lolinda is the best place to capture that avant-garde spirit. Situated in the red-hot Mission district, where new and inventive restaurants seem to pop open...  Read More



If you need your steak in an elegant setting, pick Harris' the San Francisco Steakhouse. Brass chandeliers and leather booths create a private and romantic atmosphere for your meals, which feature meat raised primarily in Kansas and Nebraska....  Read More



We don't make it a habit of recommending franchises, but Ruth's Chris Steakhouse has earned its place on this list. Although the corporate headquarters is in Florida, the San Francisco steakhouse has along tradition here, reflected in its...  Read More

Izzy's Steaks & Chops – San Francisco


If you're not ready for a California new-wave type of steak, but you don't want to sit down at a steakhouse that just feels like one of the chains from back home, then Izzy's Steaks and Chops might be your best bet. Although the latest...  Read More



If you need a side of Marines with your steak, you can get both in the heart of San Francisco at Leatherneck Steakhouse. Don't worry, though - the name comes from the slang term for members of the US Marine Corps, not for the taste of their...  Read More

5A5 Steak Lounge


If you want to the international feel of San Francisco, but also yearn for the warm fuzzy of comfort food that only a good steak can offer, you're sure to go home satisfied after a decadent meal at this stylish steakhouse. Located in the...  Read More

Boboquivari's (Bobo's)


If you're done with the stuffy, white-starched formal atmosphere of most steakhouses and just want to have fun, head to Boboquivari's. Renowned for its delightful crab dishes and distinguished dry-aged steaks, "Bobo's" comes highly recommended...  Read More



If you feel more comfortable leaving your steak preparation to a Texan rather than a Californian, then head to Bob's Steak and Chop House. Founded in 1993 in Dallas, Texas, this steakhouse follows the Texas tradition of the bigger the better....  Read More



Only in San Francisco could a Brazilian restaurant top a list of best steakhouses. California cuisine started in the Bay Area, a mixture of the finest foods from all different cultures, and Espetus reflects California cuisine at its best:...  Read More

House of Prime Rib


Although Bay Area cuisine is all about the latest "foodie" craze, if you're not all that much into someone messing around with your steak, then tuck a white linen napkin into your collar at the House of Prime Rib. The iconic House of Prime Rib...  Read More


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