John's Grill
Classic steakhouse in a storied setting
Steakhouse · Downtown · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.3
Food
4.2
Decor
4.3
Service
 
"Get a taste of old San Francisco" at this circa-1908 Downtown "time machine" , a "classic steakhouse" where "real professionals" set down "hearty" "traditional fare" and "well-poured drinks" for a "crowd of established business" types; even if some suggest the dining room "could use some updating" , it still has "historical" appeal ( "it's where Spade ate in 'The Maltese Falcon'!" ).
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
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Monday
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:45 PM
location 63 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA phone +1 415-986-0069 website www.johnsgrill.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Private rooms
Business dining
Lunch
Takeout
Zagat Mentions of John's Grill
Google Reviews
4.1
(591)
I'm from the Midwest. I know and well appreciate corn fed Midwestern steak. The problem is finding it because they ship most of good stuff out. John's Grill apparently is responsible for some of that shortage. My steak was excellent. Great taste, tender and cooked correctly. The service was good and fast. San Francisco isn't my favorite city but John's certainly is on my list of favorite steakhouses where I thought I might otherwise starve in need of a good steak.
Gary Elias · November 19, 2017
Had high expectations going in. Prices very fair compared to other options in the area. Ordered my steak medium and it came almost raw, so by time it was remade, my table were all done with their meals. They comped us a dessert though we didn't really want it. Ambiance was nice and staff very courteous and attentive. Disappointing overall though but I'll try it again and hopefully have a better outcome.
Avi · November 13, 2017
That's a loud place, but the food is great. I liked NY stake there. The location is very convenient, steps from Powel Bart station. The place has an old time vibe, that works well for a grill place. You friends will like it if you choose it for a dinner.
Igor Polishchuk · December 13, 2017