Tag Archives: steak

Original Joe’s
9.8

Original Joe’s

My buddy, Paul, decided at the last minute to head out to San Francisco for New Year’s.  I hustled on back from Timber Cove to spend the day with him.  Paul’s a life-long Chicagoan and White Sox fan but recently moved to Nashville, so Original Joe’s sounded to me like..
John’s Grill
6.9

John’s Grill

John’s Grill has been around since 1908.  The last time we were there was election day for a lunch party hosted by our former mayor, Willie Brown.  We decided to head back to John’s Grill for lunch. I love the ambiance of old restaurants.  There’s a quaint bar in the..
The House of Prime Rib
9.9

The House of Prime Rib

The House of Prime Rib is exactly that. You get prime rib!! BUT, it is a set meal with a few choices, like size of prime rib cut. (OK, so they do have a fish dish as a special.) We ordered the King Cut when we went to The House..
Balboa Cafe
8

Balboa Cafe

We met our real estate agent on the way out of town to the Sonoma Coast.  Fridays are tough Marin and Sonoma traffic, so it’s best to get out of town early.  By the way, what the heck is with the gridlock traffic in San Francisco?  It appears you can’t..

Austin Land and Cattle Company

Austin Land and Cattle Company was pretty darn quiet the night we were there.  Amy says it’s always like that, and it’s been around for ages.  As you can imagine, there must be a gazillion steakhouses in every city and town in Texas. We had the usual fare at Austin..

Peter Luger Steak House

Peter Luger Steak House is easy to write about as we always have the same thing.  I think Peter Luger is one of the best steakhouses in the country.  The subway to Brooklyn’s first stop over the Williamsburg Bridge is where you’ll find Peter Luger Steak House.  Be sure to..
Urchin Bistrot
8.8

Urchin Bistrot

I completely disagree with Michael Bauer, Food Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle about Urchin Bistrot.  His Sunday review found the location to be ‘disjointed’ – NOT.  I found the bright orange seats a wonderful contrast to the starkness.  The space is very comfortable, both upstairs and down.  Mr. Bauer..
Monsieur Benjamin
8

Monsieur Benjamin

It was my birthday yesterday, and Dave took me to Monsieur Benjamin, Corey Lee’s of Benu and formerly The French Laundry fame new French bistro near the theater area in Civic Center.  Corey, like Thomas Keller, is a Francophile, having studied in France and New York.  Corey wanted to have..
Benihana
6.6

Benihana

I really wanted to take my friends to Mifune Dun for my recently discovered okonomiyaki (see my Japantown tour article), but Dave was afraid that I might be putting our friends over their limit in terms of unusual and unique food, so we ended up at Benihana in Japantown.  ..
Yakini Q BBQ
8.7

Yakini Q BBQ

Yakini Q is a Korean BBQ place in Japantown where you cook your own meat.  It is owned, in part, by the brother of the owner of Yakini Q Cafe downstairs where we enjoyed a pumpkin latte on our Japantown tour.  Our friends were in town for the Giants day..