2100 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410937.794945 -122.423051
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Nob Hill
Supurb Steak and Service – Went for Valentines Day last year and had one of the best steaks so far in San Francisco. The service was excellent from start to finish! The food was delicious, the steak was a perfect medium-rare as ordered and the drinks were strong and to the point. Best to have your sweetie pay but well worth a nice night on the town.
Best filet mignon! – I love, love, love Harris! Although there can be a wait to be seated even when you have reservations, it is worth it. try the filet mignon rossini - with foie gras. It's absolutely marvelous! They also have valet parking
Weak Wine Service – Bad wine service. Harris' fails by offering the most smug, misdirected wine service we've had in years--and this from the head sommelier who informed us, more than once, that he "developed the list himself." It's a long wine list with some very nice bottles, but if wine *service* is important to you, go somewhere else.
Nice cut of meat. Bland. – Very neat ambiance. The hosts are very nice. I had the petit fillet and it was a beautiful piece of meat. The side veggies were below average, and the potato choices were a bit uninspiring.
This is a decent quality meal that may have been tailored for older clientel that cannot handle the spice or salt. If they would spice up their sides and flavorings I would go back anytime.
In-house dry aging and an old-boys' club setting guarantee diners a juicy rib eye to remember. – The Scene
The throwback decor has the trappings of a venerable steakhouse, with oversized half-moon booths, a skylight banquet room, starched white tablecloths and a nostalgic mural of rural California dominating one wall. Amiable waiters coddle a clientele of Midwestern emigres and carnivorous tourists.
Like the decor, this traditional steakhouse menu makes no concessions to the modern palate, unabashedly celebrating monstrous slabs of meat and stiff martinis. Garlicky Caesar salad is crowned with a whole anchovy, and time-honored shrimp cocktail is served with a lightly spicy cocktail sauce. Expertly cooked mesquite-grilled steaks are the kitchen's stock-in-trade. The Harris cut is a hulking, bone-in New York that's nicely marbled; the buttery filet mignon is achingly tender. Culinary relics like melt-in-your-mouth prime rib, steak Diane, and steak paillard in cognac demi-glace also make appearances. Desserts include brioche bread pudding and creme brulee.
Phenomenal steak – Get the Kobe beef. It's very expensive, but it is absolutely worth it. It really is unlike anything I've ever had before.
My favorite steak – I have been going to Harris since I was a kid, when you were not allowed in the dining room without a sport coat and tie. And, it is still excellent. Great steaks, especailly the Harris cut, and great wine list.
thanksgiving dinner – One of the most beloved steakhouses in San Fran -- as an out of towner, this place is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I would take a 4200 mile round trip plane ride again just to dine at this fine establishment. The pepper steak was heavenly -- cooked to perfection. The service was some of the best I've ever experienced -- first class. The turkey Thanksgiving dinner was better than mom's. Dinner for two was extremely romantic, esp. after enjoying a few of the individual barrel chilled martinis. You may be a bit intimidated when you first enter the restaurant but the staff is anything but pretentious. A+++++.
Harris was pretty good – Service was average. Food was real tasty, but a steak quality just a hair below below what you see at Ruth Chris or Mortons. Steak was juicy and tender. I had the Harris Steak. French Fries were outstanding. Service was relaxed and slow. They had a jazz bar playing in the non reservation room which was kind of cool and annoying at the same time. All in all I was pleased.
JUST A WONDERFUL PLACE !! – I've been to Harris' many times. Each time I am surprised by how beautiful this restaurant really is. The outside world just melts away. I love the booths in the dining room and the live jazz in the bar. The martini is served in a wooden barrell. The steaks are wonderful. Service is unobtrusive, but attentive. Anybody visiting this city has to go here. It's what the city used to be. It's when the evening dinner was an event.
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