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Posted by Mayan on 07/25/2014
I feel like I am in the twilight zone reading these other reviews. I feel like these people ate at a completely different restaurant than the one I went to. Maybe they were blind-folded and had their taste buds removed or numbed with an anesthetic...I don't get it. I am utterly shocked that they have 4 stars. My wife and I went here while we were in San Francisco. Please understand that my rating is based on the fact that this is an upscale restaurant. If this were an outback, I would give it a 3-star. For the price, I would avoid this place at all cost. You really are better off eating anywhere else in the city. The food was mediocre at best. The service was mediocre at best. The ambiance was mediocre at best. One of my favorite things in these types of restaurants, aside from the actual steak, are the side options. The choices were limited and the selections we made were sadly mediocre with the exception of the onion rings. The onion rings were the best thing that we ate. I ordered a bone-in ribeye and the the bone (that typically runs along the side the entire ribeye) was a small shard of bone that was probably 1/2 an inch dangling to the bottom of the steak. The steak was thinner than I expected as well and the texture of the steak was grainy. This typically means that it was not dry aged properly and that the meat is just old. We were so excited to eat out that night too, and unfortunately, this place was the worst choice we could have made. Don't listen to the reviews in the magazines in the hotel. This is how we fell for it. The magazines in the hotel rave about this place. If you in the mood for onion rings that cost about 100 times more than what they are worth, then this is your place! I hope this helps some one else avoid what we went through.
Posted by Rccb on 05/06/2012
We decided to celebrate our 10th anniversary at the best steakhouse in town, but I left utterly disappointed. The atmosphere wasn't anything impressive, and perhaps it was because we were seated next to the water-serving station, so our conversation was often interrupted by loud remarks from the waiters about other staff members. The decor s nice, but nothing I haven't seen before in other fine steakhouses. My husband ordered peppered steak and liked it well enough. He didn't comment much more on it than a little, "It was good." While my ahi tuna appetizer was delicious, my lobster entre was utterly disappointing. First, our waiter never offered me a lobster size - as it was delivered, and I laughed over the enormity of the creature, he stated, "I asked for the largest one." How kind of him to determine how much I wanted to eat and spend! To make the meal worse: the crude of steamed clams were exceptionally salty (to the point, I ate only a couple of bites hoping it was only a fluke - it wasn't). The lobster though was the greatest disappointment: it was dry, rubbery, and WAY over cooked. For the $200+ we spent, I was completely disappointed and have zero plans of ever going back or recommending the restaurant. I've had much better service, food, and atmosphere at other steakhouses.
Posted by Eleanor F. on 01/06/2010
On special occasions, my husband and I have been going to this fabulous restaurant since the late 1990's. It is always a treat, and when we bring my daughter now and then, she goes for the best cut of meat available. This, from a girl who swore she was a vegetarian. Harris' converted her! Seriously, you can not go wrong here. Great atmosphere (she likens it to something from the video game Bioshock), awesome food, great live jazz in the background played at the right decibel, wonderful service. Yes, it's expensive, but worth every single dime. We'll be back soon!
Posted by DND on 06/17/2008
We were on vacation in SF, wanted to celebrate our 1st year wedding anniversary, we went to the best in town, Harris is suppose to be the best in steaks and atmosphere, well, steaks were good, not tasty, waiter did not offer us like the other tables, like different type of wines and food, seemed rushed, it's a bit overboard in snobville, had better elsewhere, wine was great and recommend the harris potatoes. It's a must if you are willing to cash out for two with one bottle of wine a total of over 225$ not including tip !..We are sure that there is better elsewhere, just ask around ! If we ever go back to SF we will not go back to Harris.
Posted by DogCity on 03/01/2007
I picked up the check for 4 adults and 3 kids - it came to over $300. I have never spent so much $ on a meal in my life. But, I would go back happily - even if I have to pick-up the check again. The meat (I had a 24 oz Porterhouse - RARE=:-) was easily the best I've had in, at least decades (Tasty, Done to Perfection, Tender and HUGE). The Ceasar salad rocked! All the anchovies you want - and Great ones! Everything ordered at our table (a huge horseshoe booth) was raved about. The service was remarkable - we had a truly kind waiter who, like the place, had a classic feel (though he was only in his 30s). The bar has live music. My kids enjoyed it - even though the meal went 2 hours. Kids are welcomed and can walk around, check out the music, and just relax (a very rare thing in such a fine restaraunt). Harris' is classy, comfortable and truly a classic steak house.
Posted by T-Bone on 11/18/2006
Harris' is hands down the best steakhouse in the country. The prime, dry aged porterhouse is as good as it gets. An old feel steakhouse with an uncrowded dining room, tolerable noise levels and a great bar for a before or after dinner drink. Wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. THE place to go for steaks.