Alfred's SF
Retro chophouse with bordello-red decor
Steakhouse · Downtown · $$$$
The Zagat Review
Now a member of Daniel Patterson’s restaurant empire, this classic Downtown steakhouse continues to supply hefty cuts of grass-fed beef via a mesquite grill, accompanied by signature house martinis. The spruced-up setting retains its crimson walls, red-leather booths and chandeliers for a fitting dose of retro style, though the prices are very much up to date.
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5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
location 659 Merchant Street, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA phone +1 415-781-7058 website directions Get Directions
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A shadow of its former glory. I've been frequenting Alfred's for over a decade. The excellence of their Manhattan's and Old Fashion's was diminished a year ago. Then the management changed hands, the entire staff (which had worked there for decades) left. Recently it was re-opened following a fire. The decor is largely unchanged (bathrooms were overhauled without the classic martini wallpaper). But the service is terrible, the meat isn't nearly as good as it was and not worth its price, several menu favorites are gone. Alfred's is dead to me. If you've never been, you'll find this to be a place that is certainly "above average", but long time patrons will notice that the magnificent "old world" spark that Alfred's maintained is now, officially, burned out.
Ben Rockwood · July 14, 2017
I love Alfreds I've gone there since I was a child it was always my parents anniversary dinner spot. It's proper to how a steakhouse should be. The steaks are superb. Now that I am 22 I would take dates there if the occasion was 'significant' enough but I always go for the filet mignon cooked rare I would not need a knife at all I could cut it with a spoon cook to perfection and with the fois gras. The service incredible the drinks strong. Always pair with wine. And desert the New York cheesecake with an Irish coffee. It's amazing. For me it's more than a restaurant it's family it's great memories. It's wholesome and reminiscent of a much simpler and sophisticated time.
GODENCARNATE · December 24, 2017
Pros: Excellent food, great atmosphere! Cons: Overpriced, building smells musty.
DM · December 19, 2017