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Alfred's, San Francisco: 2 reviews and 3 photos

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  • Dining room (from website - needs more red, y/n?) - San Francisco
      Dining room (from website - needs more red, y/n?)
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The awning is read, the meat is red, you walk inside, it seems like everything is RED.

This place really reminds me of Murray's in Minneapolis. Seems like every town has the older, upperscale been-around-forever traditional quality steakhouse.

This is where you take the older senior executive carnivore for dinner and martinis when he flies into town.

And it was good. I enjoyed it more than the usual prime chains like Ruth's Chris, Morton's etc.
Take the senior VP here for steak, and the House of Prime Rib (great tip Vigi & poetjo) for prime rib.

Historic vibe - the building is the original location of the infamous "Blue Fox"

Favorite Dish: Classic Chateaubriand for two with bernaise (not available anymore?!)
was just like grandma used to make (if your grandma's name was Getty).
(Here's the latest DINNER MENU from the website)

And actually compared to some of the prime chains, it was not that expensive, a better deal with more distinct personality.
Side dishes (garlic mashed, spinach, etc) were good.

Service was very professional and cordial. We were underdressed and they pretended not to notice, treated us very well.

We just had house wines by the glass, but I think (like Paris) San Francisco restaurants and wine bars serve excellent house wines by the glass or carafe.

Address: 659 Merchant St 94111
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Kind of bizarre, almost feels / looks like it is in an alley. In the financial district, - Make sure you have the address written down and the phone number. Unbelievably, my cab driver couldn't find it until I called and got him some directions.
Phone: (415) 781-7058
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 4
Theme: Steakhouse
Website: http://www.alfredssteakhouse.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 11, 2011
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