Harris’ Restaurant

Restaurants, Steakhouse Nob Hill
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Harris’ Restaurant
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/ Jeffrey Chiang Bone-In ribeye steak at Harris'

This upscale steakhouse has been an elegant standby for over 30 years. Executive chef Michael Buhagiar works with an in-house butcher to prepare the beef to exacting specifications. You can go two routes: dry-aged Midwestern beef, grilled on the open-rage mesquite grill, or wagyu beef prepared Kobe-style. (Splurge on the 13-ounce authentic Japanese Kobe ribeye.) The former is served laden with rich sauces, including classic bernaise, brandy, or truffle madeira. You can’t go wrong with classics like the pepper steak (a boneless New York steak coated in cracked black pepper, grilled, and served with a demi place of cognac and shallots), or the Steak Diane, grilled filet mignon finished with a demi place of cognac and shallots. The sides are equally worthy, particularly the Maine lobster mac and cheese.

By: Lauren Sheber

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Venue name: Harris’ Restaurant
Contact:
Address: 2100 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
94109
Cross street: at Jackson St
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri 5:30pm-10pm, Sat 5pm-10pm
Transport: Bus 47, 49, 90
Price: $$$$
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Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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This is a pretty solid steakhouse in the city! I made reservations, but it turns out you don't really need any since the place itself is pretty spacious and has plenty of seating (at least it was on a Friday night I was there). They have a good selection of steaks, and have all the usual ones you would want to get - i.e. ribeye, filet mignon, prime rib etc. I usually go for ribeye, and it was pretty good! They also have great service, and great wine selection! I wouldn't say it's my favorite steakhouse, but it definitely beats Alexanders.

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Harris' is one of the best steakhouses in San Francisco. I've tried a few of their steaks, and all have been cooked perfectly—juicy and moist. This is the epitome of the American steakhouse with its fantastic service, high-ceilings and plush booths. Admittedly, I feel a little intimated when I go in because its refined atmosphere can easily be mistaken as stuffiness. Do order some sides to accompany your steak. You can’t go wrong with any of them though my preference is to get some veggies. They also have a very extensive wine list, so you should be able to find something that suits your fancy.


What I think of when I think of an American steakhouse. Live jazz in the bar, steaks on display in the glass refrigerator and incredible flavors. Have never had a bad meal here, although it can be pricey.


Harris is my absolutely favorite steak house. Ambience, service, food and martinis all great n. This is my go-to celebration Spot.