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Historic John's Grill, San Francisco, CA

Historic John's Grill

4.7
4.7
7096 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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 Hammett, The Maltese Falcon.

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2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 35 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:45 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 986-0069
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Mauricio Sibrian
  • Catering
    Cancellation policy: A party of six or more must be confirmed with a valid credit card. Any cancellations must be made prior to 24 hour of reservation to avoid a $30 charge per person. This policy also applies if you need to reduce the number of guests in your party.
  • Private party facilities
    Historic John's Grill a landmark restaurant established in 1908 offers private dining rooms for 20 - 300 guests. Classic San Francisco atmosphere offering local seafood and fine cuts of steaks and chops. Chosen as top 10 by Esquire and featured in Gourmet.
  • Private party contact
    John Konstin: (415) 986-0069
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Union Square
  • Cross Street
    Powell Street
  • Parking Details
    There is a parking garage directly across the street, Ellis - O'Farrell Garage.https://www.sfmta.com/garages-lots/ellis-ofarrell-garageParking near John's Grill:https://www.parkinsf.com/sanfrancisco/parking-near/John%27s+Grill
  • Public Transit
    BART / MUNI at Powell Street Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,096 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    American

7,097 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best table in the house for our anniversary. Our steaks were delish!

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  2. RobertM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great classic San Francisco dinning experience. Hope places like John's stay around forever!

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  3. MeaganBacon

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the chicken Milanese. It arrived piping hot and beautifully cooked. Very neat ambiance - very Old San Francisco. Appreciated being able to modify my reservation on short notice. I’d visit again.

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  4. KarenD

    San Francisco

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The music was louder than usual but otherwise, great as always!

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  5. NancyB

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday lunch with friends. It was their first time at John’s. Loved seeing all the memorabilia. Food was great.

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  6. Simplymissm

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lamb chops are fabulous. Great food but downstairs can be loud so not the place to have a quiet conversation. Highly recommend

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  7. GregoryG

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a top choice when visiting the city. Love a bar seat…steaks are amazing and drinks are very fair.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The steaks were amazing!! The service was quality. Great martini.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely family dinner. Small but pleasant restaurant. Good menu. Delicious food. Great service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was outstanding !! I had the broiled halibut which was so fresh and my husband had the Ribeye (also delicious). Our server Daniel was excellent! We will be back!!

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FAQs

Historic John's Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 986-0069.

Historic John's Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 7096 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Historic John's Grill

63 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Powell Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Union Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:45 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is a parking garage directly across the street, Ellis - O'Farrell Garage.https://www.sfmta.com/garages-lots/ellis-ofarrell-garageParking near John's Grill:https://www.parkinsf.com/sanfrancisco/parking-near/John%27s+Grill
  • Public Transit
    BART / MUNI at Powell Street Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mauricio Sibrian
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 986-0069
  • Catering
    Cancellation policy: A party of six or more must be confirmed with a valid credit card. Any cancellations must be made prior to 24 hour of reservation to avoid a $30 charge per person. This policy also applies if you need to reduce the number of guests in your party.
  • Private party facilities
    Historic John's Grill a landmark restaurant established in 1908 offers private dining rooms for 20 - 300 guests. Classic San Francisco atmosphere offering local seafood and fine cuts of steaks and chops. Chosen as top 10 by Esquire and featured in Gourmet.
  • Private party contact
    John Konstin: (415) 986-0069
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