Niku is a Japanese-inspired American steakhouse with a fine dining pedigree. The restaurant is so focused on high quality A5 wagyu beef that they have an inhouse butcher and a butcher shop next door. Inside, the sleek, dark dining room has a floor-to-ceiling bar lined with Japanese whisky bottles and in the center of the restaurant is a grill station featuring a binchotan charcoal grill and a wood-fired yakiniku grill. Wagyu beef served in four-ounce portions and the imperial wagyu tomahawk are the most popular cuts. Other tasty plates include housemade pasta dishes from Italian-trained chef Dustin Falcon and crispy potatoes with furikake ranch and broccoli with a chili fish sauce caramel.
San Francisco is known for its incredible food scene, especially its Michelin-starred restaurants, mouthwatering taco joints, and award-winning bakeries. But there's another category of great eateries that deserves special attention: steakhouses.
While a lot of Bay Area residents enjoy a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, that doesn't mean the city isn't full of hungry carnivores. And if we're being honest, at the end of a long day, sometimes you just crave a steak. These spots are a perfect choice if you're looking for a classy, high-end experience without the fuss of a gourmet prix fixe menu.
So without further ado, here are the best steakhouses in San Francisco, from old-school American restaurants and temples of Japanese wagyu beef to Argentinian-style steak havens and the iconic House of Prime Rib, a San Franisco landmark where servers carve juicy cuts tableside. Regardless of which style you choose, the best steakhouses offer a romantic restaurant atmopshere, a wide variety of cuts from different breeds and ranches, and some of the best cocktails in SF.
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