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Harris' The San Francisco Steakhouse
Steak House$$$
Today 5:30–9:30PM
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2100 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94109
2100 Van Ness AvenueUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94109
(415) 673-1888harrisrestaurant.com
$$$Steak House, Cocktail Bar
Steak House
Cocktail Bar
Dessert Restaurant
Today 5:30–9:30PM
Wednesday 5:30–9:30PMThursday 5:30–9:30PMFriday 5:30–10PMSaturday 5–10PMSunday 5–9:30PMMonday 5:30–9:30PMTuesday 5:30–9:30PM
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Harris’ Restaurant: The San Francisco Steak House

 

For nearly a century, the landmark address of 2100 Van Ness Avenue has hosted some of the finest meals on the West Coast. When Harris’ Restaurant opened in 1984, in the old location of Grisons, it continued the rich tradition of luxurious dining in a comfortable sophisticated environment. In fact, Harris’ was ranked as one of the nation’s Top 10 Steak houses by the Wine Spectator.

 

Cuisine

 

Here’s why: accompanying the world-renowned beef, chicken and seafood dishes are an array of imaginative and tasty appetizers, side dishes, salads, and desserts, and the top wines of the West Coast.  And if that weren’t enough, Harris’ martini is as meaty as the beef that hangs in the famous display window out front. Following the meal, our pastry chef dishes up a variety of attractive and original desserts, including a Baked Alaska, a classic Crème Brûlée and Cheesecake.

 

It’s the main courses, though, that are the centerpiece of the restaurant. Harris’ uses a 21 day

dry-aging process for its beef that creates tender and succulent cuts of meat that are sliced on the premises. In today’s market of vacuum sealed steaks our aging process is unique and guarantees a memorable and rare experience. We hand pick large primal cuts of beef that are aged in specially built aging boxes. After 21 days the loins are trimmed and cut into the finest steaks to be offered. And just as tasty as the meat are some of the restaurant’s other specialties, including Whole Maine Lobster, American Lamb Chops, and grilled Salmon.

 

Wine

 

Harris’ wine list reflects the combination of elegance and hometown charm of the restaurant itself, focusing mainly on California wines, but also offering a few selections from other wine-growing

regions of the world, many choices of wines by the glass, and an array of late harvest dessert wines.  Harris’ also offers a full bar with an extensive list of single malt scotch whisky, small batch bourbon whiskey, cognac, brandy, grappa, and vintage port.

 

Ambiance

 

To a passerby, Harris’ Restaurant is a handsome restaurant on a busily traveled corner of the city.

It is famous for a display window in which large primal cuts of beef age, an attraction that has been known to stop traffic. Inside, like its menu, the atmosphere at Harris’ is as diverse as the

city it serves. Harris’ offers four different dining rooms and a bar, easily accommodating intimate dinners to large banquets. The main dining room, The Van Ness Room, offers curving, plush booths, high ceilings, brass chandeliers and skylights, softened even more by a lush mural by

local artist Barnaby Conrad depicting a bucolic scene along the Kings River in Central California.

In the Pacific Lounge, a rich mahogany bar from the turn of the century provides a backdrop of elegance, as does another mural, a montage of San Francisco scenes based on an original painting by artist Antonio Sotomeyer.

 

It’s no wonder that when San Franciscans want a special meal, they come back to Harris’.

 

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Acclaimed dry-aged steaks served in a posh, wood-paneled dining room, plus live jazz in the bar.- Google
"49er cut, steak diane, bone-in ribeye and kobe steaks are on point."
"On certain nights, they have live jazz playing."
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Mike Wilson
a month ago
I was saving Harris' for a special occasion and finally stopped in for a meal. Unfortunately it was not worth the wait, hype, or money. I really enjoyed the old, masculine interior and decor. Our server was great. The food however left a lot to be desired. The steak was cooked close to order, but not spot on. The potato was just basic and very under seasoned. The beans and carrots were the same. I wanted to love this place, but unfortunately you can do better for you money.
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Mathieu Stemmelen
2 months ago
Steakhouses don’t get much more “old-world” than this “class-act” Polk Gulch option where the chops are “serious”, the tabs are “expensive” and there’s “mahogany everywhere”; granted, this “throwback to another era” can be “a bit old-fashioned”, but that can be a “welcome experience” sometimes. Harris' The San Francisco Steakhouse: What to order Filet mignon Steak Diane Iceberg wedge salad Insider tip: Start with Eagle Rare Manhattans and live jazz in Harris' bar and piano lounge.
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Dimitris Kossyfas
in the last week
Top notch American dry-aged steaks. Old school ambience and good wine selection
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Ian M
a week ago
Old school dark steakhouse. Beers/mixed drinks weren't that great but the food was!
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Nathan Tang
5 months ago
Old fashioned, formal dining room made for a good setting for special occasions. Service was excellent. Whole lobster was very large. Bone in New York steak was slightly disappointing, as it was not as flavorful as I anticipated. I do take note that Harris does not sear the steak in whopping amounts of butter like Ruth's Chris, so that's good or bad based on one's personal preference. Will definitely return.
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Bob Coakley
3 months ago
Classic steakhouse. The ribeye I had was awesome. It is very old school which I love. Great wine list.
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Vita Santrucek
6 months ago
Little dated interior with a "funny" smell. Prime rib was pretty good
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Chris Wilson
10 months ago
Good place to go for a traditional luxury steakhouse experience. Prices are on the high side, especially if you have wine. You get what you pay for.

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