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Alfred's Steak House

659 Merchant St. (Kearny St.) Send to Phone
415-781-7058 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Stately, well-known steakhouse with nearly a century of San Francisco history.
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Lunch Thurs., Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Alfred's Steak House Restaurant Review

: Since 1928, Alfred's has been offering steaks and personal service in San Francisco. The menu is straightforward and classic: a Caesar salad prepared tableside (dressing with or without raw egg), redolent of anchovies and garlic. The entrée section offers more than half a dozen cuts of steak. Arguably the best is the 32-ounce porterhouse called the King, a juicy tenderloin that practically dissolves on the tongue. The perfect accompaniments are the rich gratin potatoes and the nutmeg-infused creamed spinach. The wine list is deep with big, beefy reds. Dessert is superfluous. Old-world charm pervades the room, from the banquettes to the dark wood wainscoting to the ballroom chandeliers. Deep red wallpaper, damask tablecloths and gilded mirrors give the restaurant a stately yet cozy appeal. Alfred's was among the first in the city to institute an across-the-board service charge (18 percent) to every check in an attempt to offer fair wages to front- and back-of-house staff.

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by scottsta on Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:17 pm
Wow was this utterly disappointing. Having tried several of Gayot's top Ten in San Francisco I felt betrayed by this rating. (R and G Chinese - which was rated in the top five - AWESOME and a great find)

The Porterhouse King - good but loaded with strips of gristle that reduced its forty ounces by half.

The Cesar - supposdly made at the table. NOT. and it was just okay.

My wife's wine had gone off. They opened a new bottle.

The creamed spinach - the consistency of oatmeal with too little water.

I am REALLY annoyed with this meal. Any Mortons takes this place hands down.
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