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Opened in 1984, Harris' Restaurant is one of the leading steakhouses. The restaurant features four dining rooms and a bar. Its main dining room features plush booths, high ceilings, brass chandeliers, skylights and a painting by local artist Barnaby Conrad. The restaurant s menu includes a variety of appetizers, side dishes, salads and desserts. It additionally offers a selection of wines, including zinfandel, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and merlot. Harris' Restaurant has a butcher counter, which provides aged, Midwestern, corn-fed steaks in a variety of cuts. It is located in San Francisco and organizes live music programs.

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Polk Gulch, Northeast San Francisco
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Steak Houses, Restaurants
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Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Steakhouse

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No



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Micki S.



Fast service, hearty meal and nice ambiance is what i look for in a restaurant. Gladly, I found everything here.

Jing H.



oh man, oh man, oh man!!!! this is so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good so good




This place has really good food. I enjoy everything about this restaurant. I really enjoy the prompt service and great steaks.

-Michael Billikopf



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Wine List Review

This San Francisco landmark restaurant has been popping corks and serving up delicious cuts of meat for 25+ years. Harris' wine list is a Tour De Force that is comprised of over 500+ selections. There are a number of great bottles priced below $100, and they have some absolutely stunning bottles at higher prices. If you have the time and money, then I recommend you stop into this restaurant once a week for a year and work your way through the wine list. As with all VinoServant reviews, you will see the price at the restaurant followed by the mark-up over retail (Roederer Estate, Brut, Anderson Valley, Sparkling Wine | $41 | 2.2x | This translates into a retail price of $18).


Sparkling Wines

26 selections that range in price from $39 to $1,050

2000 Domaine Carneros, Brut | $55 | 1.8x
Veuve Clicquot, Brut, Yellow Label, Non-Vintage | $79 | 1.9x
1999 Delamotte, Blanc de Blancs | $115 | 1.3x
1993 Dom Perignon, Oenotheque | $395 | 1.1x

White Wines

103 selections that range in price from $26 to $300

2009 Palmina, Santa Barbara, Pinot Grigio | $32 | 1.9x

2010 Cakebread, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc | $43 | 1.7x
2010 Duckhorn, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc | $49 | 1.8x

2008 Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma and Green Valley, Chardonnay | $42 | 1.6x
2010 Rombauer, Carneros, Chardonnay | $55 | 1.8x
2007 Londer, Corby Vineyard, Anderson Valley, Chardonnay | $60 | 2.0x
2007 Stony Hill, Estate, Napa Valley, Chardonnay | $63 | 1.6x

2007 Stony Hill, Estate, Napa Valley, Chardonnay | $71 | 1.7x
2008 William – Fevre, Fourchaume, 1er Cru | $75 | 1.9x
2009 Ridge Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay | $75 | 2.0x
2009 Kistler, Les Noisetiers, Sonoma Coast, Chardonnay | $92 | 1.6x
2007 Littorai, Heintz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Chardonnay | $130 | 1.6x
2005 Chanson, Clos Des Mouches, Beaune 1er Cru | $155 | 1.7x

Red Wines

326 selections that range in price from $40 to $270

2009 Siduri, Sonoma County, Pinot Noir | $40 | 1.6x
2008 Etude, Carneros, Pinot Noir | $68 | 1.7x
2007 Lynmar Estate, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir | $70 | 1.9x
2008 Pierre Gelin, Clos Napeleon, Fixin, 1er Cru | $79 | 2.0x

2007 Vietti, Castiglione, Barolo | $75 | 1.5x
2007 Bruna Rocca, Barbaresco | $95 | 1.9x
2009 Il Poggione, Rosso di Montalcino | $47 | 1.9x
2008 Ruffino, Modus, Super Tuscan | $52 | 1.8x
2006 Falcor Wines, Napa Valley, Sangiovese | $54 | 1.5x

2005 Ojai, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, Syrah | $54 | 1.3x
2007 John Duval, Entity, Barossa Valley, South Australia | $72 | 1.9x
2005 DeLille Cellars, Doyenne, Yakima Valley, Washington, Syrah | $84 | 1.5x
2008 Shafer, Relentless, Napa Valley, Syrah | $118 | 1.8x
2006 Cluster M45, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia, Syrah | $130 | 1.8x
2005 E. Guigal, Chateauneuf-du-Pape | $100 | 2.3x
2006 Highland Winery, Howell Mountain, Zinfandel | $46 | 1.5x
2006 Collier Falls, Dry Creek Valley, Zinfandel | $50 | 1.6x

2006 Aleph, Mendoza, Malbec | $44 | 2.2x
2007 Catena Alta, Mendoza, Malbec | $97 | 2.0x

2008 Keenan Winery, Spring Mountain Cabernet Franc | $88 | 1.6x
2008 Pride Mountain Vineyards, Sonoma Cabernet Franc | $110 | 1.5x
2007 Keenan Winery, Napa Valley, Merlot | $52 | 1.7x
2006 Rombauer, Napa Valley, Merlot | $56 | 1.9x
2008 Duckhorn, Napa Valley, Merlot | $93 | 1.9x
2008 Pride Mountain Vineyards, 28% Napa & 78% Sonoma, Merlot | $97 | 1.6x
2006 Duckhorn, Three Palms Vineyard, Napa Valley | $140 | 1.7x

2004 Clos Pegase, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon | $50 | 1.3x
2006 Ehret Family Winery, Knights Valley, Sonoma, Cabernet Sauvignon | $55 | 1.6x
2006 Mount Eden Vineyards, Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains, Cabernet | $60 | 1.2x
2006 Robert Traverso, Stag’s Leap District, Cabernet Sauvignon | $79 | 1.2x
2007 Grgich Hills, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon | $84 | 1.4x
2007 Seps Estate of Storybook Mountain, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon



Very horrible service in this ...

Very horrible service in this restaurant. We went on Tuesday everything was great. On Thursday last night of being in town. We decide to go again. The service is terrible. They get our orders wrong, So of course 1 is done long before the other one. The waitress doesn't even bother to fill our drinks or check how our food is. The manager offers deserts or some stupid nonsense. When I'm paying 50 plus dollars for a meal I except not only good service but Great Service with little or no errors. This place should be avoided at all costs.

Deb VIllars


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Nice Place

We had went to area to go to House of Prime Rib, which was a total waste of time, loud, dirty bathrooms, rude service, wait ridiculous. Went down to Harri's greeted pleasantly seated promptly, served professioally. Clean bathrooms, piano music, good enviroment.



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Dined at Harri's two nights ago. Waiter thought he was God's gift to Men..Wrong !
I ordered lamb chops to be prepared with fresh garlic. Order came, no seasoning at all.
The waiter could not be found..The gal who takes care of the coatroom offered to take back the food and have
another order prepared.

I've been to the finest restaurants. This place isn't in that league.



extensive menu

The bone in filet. That's what it's all about. They have an extensive menu, sure, just about anything you can ever ask for, but just go and try it, you'll be hooked like I am.



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Great steak dinner!

We ended up here after House of Prime Rib messed up our reservation and so glad we did! We had a great meal & service! The prime rib, scallopped potatoes, & creamed spinach was so delicious. Staff was attentive and prompt. A really great meal. We sat on the lounge side (same menu) and heard a very nice jazz duo while dining.



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Forget POMPOUS Harris' Restaurant and find a steak place that cares about diners!

At a time when other restaurants are lowering prices, Harris' has the hubris to be RAISING theirs!!! I guess they feel that they are so good that they can afford to do so or that people are so stupid as to not notice.
Well, this diner noticed!

Also, I had made the reservation two days beforehand and requested mashed potatoes, something commonly served at steak restaurants. Well, when I arrived I was told that I should have called the chef three days in advance if I wanted it. Does anybody know the chef's tel. number???????? I certainly do not! I could have made mashed potatoes in 5-10 minutes so why is it so hard for the chef to prepare? Has it become an exotic dish that one must fly in from New Zealand?

Needless to say, this will be my last visit to Harris' for a LONG TIME, if I ever even choose to return.



Steak your Claim

Best steak ever - my favorite is the ribeye and I usually order it when I go out to have a steak. Wonderful atmosphere and service, formal but not "stuffy". Parking is not the easiest but for a quiet, romantic place for dinner, this place rates high.



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Best Steak in the city!

I have been to many steak houses in SF, and Harris is by far the ""Best of the Best"". I keep trying new places to see if they can out do Harris and haven't found one yet. Hint: Try their ""Sidecar"". The best I've had anywhere.



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For such a stellar reputation not a stellar performance!

I was waiting to write my review. I sent a complaint letter directly to Harris steak house after my less than adequate dining experience. To my surprise... i promptly received a personal phone call back from the General Manager who was very apologetic about my terrible dining experience. I won't go into detail. But the long and short of it was... I felt rushed, some of the items my fiance and I ordered were sub standard and needed to be returned. Our wait staff was more or less one foot out of the door even though we were still eating at 9:30pm.

I'm sure this was a flook event. And I wish it didn't happen to me. But, I'm not sure if I would give Harris another chance and I'm not sure if I would recommend it to a friend. The General Manager did guarantee that he would correct and make the staff aware of my unhappiness. And promised me an amazing dining experience if I ever were to come back.

lastly, thank you to Harris GM for at least taking the time to call me up and personally apologizing to me.



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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.



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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



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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.