Steakhouses in South San Francisco

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Hungry Hunter embellishes plates with congenial cuts of meat and more while enticing diners with its lounge-like atmosphere. The lunch menu encourages patrons to ignite a lazy appetite with the mini slider appetizer, a single shot of bite-sized burger or barbecue pulled pork ($3) or troubleshoot a bland blind date with an appetizer sampler that balances spicy prawns, potato skins, and calamari ($11). The hearty, slow-roasted signature prime rib is massaged with Hungry Hunter's house seasoning blend ($16.50 for an 8 oz.), and the vegetable pasta—with asparagus, english peas, roasted onions, and a chunky tomato sauce—is draped in a dusting of pecorino cheese ($11.50).

180 S Airport Blvd
South San Francisco,
CA
US

The epicurean alchemists at Medallion Steakhouse start with organic produce, and grass- and corn-fed beef and chicken raised on local farms and transform them into fine, innovative dishes. Specialists tend the raw oyster bar, where guests sidle up to string necklaces of pearls from varieties such as Fanny Bay, Marin Miyagi, and Kumamoto oysters. With their appetites roused, diners then settle down into oversize booths padded with plush pillows to dig into farm-fresh entrees. Smells of sizzling 14-ounce grass-fed steaks and roasted chicken breasts from Petaluma Farms swirl through the air between the restaurant’s exposed-brick wall hung with red-and-white-framed mirrors. A wall of white birch tree trunks and soft sounds of a waterfall's trickle keep diners comforted as they linger for a forkful of hazelnut dark-chocolate mousse and sips of spirits such as a 20-year-old tawny port and Godiva white-chocolate liqueur.

1095 Rollins Rd
Burlingame,
CA
US

While creating their refined dining experience, the chefs at Kincaid's prove that the U.S. is wide and its dishes are deeply complex. Starting in the plain states, the menu tempts forks with grilled sirloin steaks smoked over Applewood and served alongside beefsteak tomatoes. The kitchen then heads east for New England?style clam chowder, then turns south until it hits on a Cajun-style ?touff?e with prawns, mussels, clams, scallops, andouille sausage, and cheese grits. And the chefs aren't afraid to tweak recipes, either?in order to elevate their down-home-style meatloaf they wrap it in bacon and serve it with a tangy brandy-mustard sauce. International and fusion flavors also crop up on the menu, with dishes such as the smoked beef carpaccio and an Asian-inspired slaw.

60 Bay View Pl.
Burlingame,
CA
US

Eat an endless parade of succulent meats, salads, sides, and hot dishes at Espetus Churrascaria. With today's Groupon, $20 gets you $40 toward a prix fixe rodizio-style dinner (can't be used toward drinks or dessert) that ensures hunger's defeat at the hands of knife-wielding, meat-serving gauchos. The rodizio dinner costs $49.95, so you'll still need another $9.95 in addition to your $40 Groupon, but that's still 40% off some of the best meats in town.

710 S B St
San Mateo,
CA
US

5A5 Steak Lounge: A User's Guide

A5 Wagyu Steak | Japanese-Influenced Small Plates | Expansive Wine List | Retro-Futuristic Decor

A Taste

  • To start: truffle fries with truffle oil and sriracha aioli
  • The steak: 8-ounce A5 wagyu filet with truffle risotto and demi-glace
  • The side: creamy spinach with bacon, onion, and feta

    The Vibe: Semicircular, cream-colored banquettes sprawl out beneath a ceiling dome with colored recessed lighting, simultaneously evoking a lounge from both 1970 and 2070. Away from the lounge, the bar tempts guests to tell stories or laugh maniacally in front of flames flickering on a projection screen.



    When to Go: Swing by for 5A5's happy hour (weekdays from 5–7 p.m.), which Travel + Leisure magazine named as one of America's best for its rotating selection of $2 bites and its cocktail of choice: the French A5, which mixes Ketel One with St. Germain elderflower liqueur and grapefruit juice.



    Vocab
    A5: the highest grade of wagyu beef. The ranking is based on its marbling, color, texture, and firmness.
    Marbling: the flecks and strips of fat in beef.



    Inside Tip: For the wagyu experience without the steep price, order one of the restaurant's wagyu small bites, such as the tartare with asian pear and quail yolk or the sliders with bacon jam.



    While You're in the Neighborhood
    Before: Gawk at 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings at Montgomery Gallery (406 Jackson Street).
    After: Catch a new play or some sketch comedy at The Eureka Theatre (215 Jackson Street).

244 Jackson St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Harris’ The San Francisco Steakhouse: A User’s Guide

Live Jazz | Dry-Aged Steaks| In-House Butcher | Fine Dining | Dinner Only | 29-Page Wine List

Sample Menu

  • Cocktail: Eagle Rare Manhattan, made from 10-year-aged bourbon, available exclusively to Harris’, served with Vya sweet vermouth and a dash of Peychaud’s bitters
  • Appetizer: sweetbreads sautéed with wild mushrooms and cream
  • Entree: Steak Diane, a grilled paillard of filet mignon finished with a cognac demi-glace and shallots
  • Dessert: Baked Alaska

The Steak: Most of Harris’ steaks are culled from Kansas and Nebraska Angus herds, though traditional Japanese Kobe beef can also be found on the menu.

Where to Sit: The main dining room features high ceilings, horseshoe booths upholstered in tufted leather, mahogany paneling, and brass fixtures.

Inside Tips

  • Limited street parking is available on Van Ness and Pacific Avenues, but valet is available for smooth entrances and exits.
  • Harris’ does not require a jacket and tie in its main dining room, but be sure not to commit any fashion faux pas, such as shorts, sandals, or sports casual dress.

Vocab Lesson
Angus: cattle breed originating in Scotland, favored for its finely marbled meat that creates a more tender, juicy, and flavorful steak.
Paillard: a piece of beef or veal that is pounded thin and then grilled.
Sweetbreads: mellow-tasting, smooth-textured morsels taken from a lamb or calf’s thymus gland or pancreas.

2100 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco,
CA
US