John's Grill

4.7

(1147 Reviews)

$ - $$$
Location
United States, California, San Francisco, 63 Ellis St 94102-2207
Contact

Address

United States, California, San Francisco, 63 Ellis St 94102-2207

Working hours

Status: Open

Mo

12:00 - 20:00

Tue

12:00 - 20:00

Wed

12:00 - 20:00

Thu

12:00 - 20:00

Fri

12:00 - 20:00

Sat

12:00 - 20:00

Sun

12:00 - 20:00

All rating

Food

4.5

Service

4.8

Value

4.8
Description

John's Grill has been a San Francisco tradition since 1908. This historic restaurant is one of the city's oldest and most famous and is a favorite of celebrities who enjoy great steaks, expertly prepared fresh seafood with excellent service and a one of a kind atmosphere. John's Grill was a setting in author Dashiell Hammetts, The Maltese Falcon. The restaurant has earned many tributes: it has been chosen as one of the 10 best by Esquire and featured in Gourmet Magazine. ZAGAT RATED: Food 26 / Decor 24 / Service 25 / Cost $44 "Step back in time" at this circa-1908 Downtown "landmark", where "solid steakhouse fare" and "strong drinks" draw "tourists and locals alike"; "one of the last old-style SF eateries", it's also renowned as a "Dashiell Hammett hangout" (and a setting in The Maltese Falcon.)"

Privilege
Cuisines

Lunch

Dinner

Features

Reservations

Takeout

Seating

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts American Express

Accepts Discover

Wine and Beer

Wheelchair Accessible

Table Service

Gift Cards Available

Good for

Large groups

Romantic

Special occasions

Local cuisine

Note

COVID 19

What should the owners of establishments take care of?

Employee health is monitored: temperature is measured with a non-contact thermometer;

All employees are provided with personal protective equipment;

All employees are trained and instructed on an ongoing basis;

The frequency of cleaning of public areas with disinfection of contact surfaces has been increased;

Reviews
1 - 10 of 1147 reviews
KM
Katherine Mesa 15.09.2020

Food: 3.0

Service: 5.0

Value: 5.0

I had a reservation and thus had no wait time before being seated. The location was great, the restaurant was cozy and intimate, but the food was just good and not great. Our waiter seemed tired and ready to go, no warmth . It was not a bad experience but I ...

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JS
Jarrod Smith 15.09.2020

Food: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Value: 5.0

In all of my life. I have NEVER had a steak cooked exactly the way I asked. I was skeptical of course and wow! My steak was absolutely perfect. A PERFECT medium! The staff was also extremely professional.

DC
David Cook 15.09.2020

Food: 2.0

Service: 3.0

Value: 3.0

All the steaks were super rare, not a good 1st experience. The drinks were strong though

CB
Cari Baird 15.09.2020

Food: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Value: 5.0

John's Grill still up on list as top non bone I filets. Highly recommended for meat lovers.

tb
Thespace betweenthought 15.09.2020

Food: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Porterhouse was delicious. Servings were large. Staff is attentive and friendly.

YB
YC Boey 15.09.2020

Food: 3.0

Service: 5.0

Value: 4.0

4.5 .. Great steak and food. Was pleasantly surprised to find a jazz live performance at the top. Reasonable prices with great service. Steaks were really well done and good wine incl their own winery John CS in Napa.. cool!!

AI
Ascending Infinite Goddess 15.09.2020

Food: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Wonderful historic location! Great fast service! Food was fresh and flavorful. We ordered the lamb chops and New York strip steak. The atmosphere was cozy and enthusiastic. Will definitely return!!!

MN
Michael Nevarez 15.09.2020

Food: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Nice spot right in the heart of the city.

DH
Dariel Hess 15.09.2020

Food: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Value: 5.0

This restaurant is my preferable site. Of all restaurants I know I prefere it most. I never miss an opportunity to go to visit this place. Whenever I want to go to a special dinner, this place comes right away to my mind. outstanding and food and a rich cu ...

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MD
Mel Deleon 15.09.2020

Food: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Value: 5.0

I love John’s Grill. Hands down the best steak, seafood, everything. The people who work here treat you like family. Go treat yourself. Follow @itsoureverydaylife on IG for more delicious foods!

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