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Top Steakhouses- New York City and San Francisco

Looking for a steakhouse for your bachelor party or rehearsal dinner? Whether you go for rare, medium, well done, or anywhere in between, we’ve found the most mouthwatering steaks in town. Here are our favorites (all with full bars and accommodations for private parties) from New York City and San Francisco.

New York

1. Keens Steakhouse

This Victorian-era meat-lover’s destination is perfect for the carnivorous history buff. The Lillie Langtry Room seats 25 people, so it’s perfect for a larger bachelor party dinner.  The Lincoln Room, which seats 60, is an excellent choice for a rehearsal dinner.

Price: $$$
72 W 36th St, Manhattan, NY 10018

2. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

Del Frisco’s consistently tops lists of NY steakhouses for its steak (obviously) and the incredible view you get of midtown.   Urban elegance, amazing filet mignon, and lobster mac and cheese; what more could you ask for

Price: $$$$
1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

3. Club A Steakhouse

Club A is a traditional family-owned steakhouse with a modern flair.  The ambience of the dining room is warm and inviting, featuring red-hued décor and a fireplace. The restaurant also boasts a separate piano room and a well-stocked wine cellar.

Price: $$$
240 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

4. Quality Meats

Although we’ll admit the name is pretty heavy-handed, Quality Meats lives up to its title.  This Midtown steakhouse is known for premium chops, fresh seafood, homemade ice cream, and a modern industrial atmosphere.  Book the Butcher Room (a room constructed entirely of end-cut butcher blocks) for up to 24 people.

Price: $$$
57 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

5. Ricardo Steak House

If you’re looking for a place with a fun, upbeat atmosphere, head to Ricardo.  Unique elements of this NY steakhouse are a year-round outdoor patio, a fresh raw bar, and live DJs.  This place is pretty well known for strong drinks in addition to great food, so it’s definitely an ideal bachelor party contender.  You will need to venture into East Harlem, but it’s worth the trip.

Price: $$
2145 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029

San Francisco

1. Alexander’s Steakhouse

This SoMa steakhouse is truly unique culinary experience, fusing classical steakhouse dishes with creative Japanese cuisine.  Each dish is presented so artistically that you may even be tempted to snap some food porn (don’t worry, we won’t judge).  A few of the most raved about dishes? Wagyu beef, tomahawk chop, seared foie gras, truffle fries, and even cotton candy.  And of course, you have to order Hamachi shots.  Yes, the prices are up there, but you’ll be happy you splurged.

Price: $$$$
448 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

2. Harris’ The San Francisco Steakhouse

A true meat-lover’s paradise, Harris’ serves its acclaimed dry-aged steaks in a posh, wood-paneled dining room.  With live jazz at the bar (you can go ahead and order your Old Fashioned), this is a go classy or go home type of place.  No need to be intimidated, just leave your sneakers at home.  The steaks are waiting.

Price: $$$
2100 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

3. 5A5 Steak Lounge

5A5 modernizes the traditional steakhouse by blending the ambience of a contemporary restaurant with that of a vibrant cocktail lounge.  In other words, with its dance floor, modern lighting, and in-house DJ, it’s just plain cool.  Specializing in the crème de la crème of steaks, Wagyu and Kobe beef, 5A5 will more than satisfy even the most discerning steak connoisseur.

Price: $$$
244 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111

4. Osso Steakhouse

This upscale San Fran surf ‘n’ turf restaurants best known for its dry-aged beef, Dungeness crab, and Art Deco style décor.  If you want a Porterhouse done right (Osso has their own unique method for absolute Porterhouse perfection), this is definitely your place.

Price: $$$
1177 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108

5. House of Prime Rib

Another steakhouse favorite on Van Ness, this old school, English-style restaurant has been serving up acclaimed juicy prime rib and top shelf martinis since the 1940s. We recommend House of Prime Rib for rehearsal dinners, as typical bachelor party duds won’t cut it.  But if the guys are willing to suit up, then definitely go for it!

Price: $$$
1906 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

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