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This historic restaurant is one of the city's oldest and most famous establishments. It is a favorite with local and national celebrities who enjoy the great steaks, fresh seafood, salads and pastas with excellent services at honest prices. John's Grill was a setting in author Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon.

The restaurant's interior is a masterpiece of original period furnishings, remaining a tribute to old San Francisco, as well as providing a virtual museum of authentic memorabilia. The dark oak paneled walls are covered with photos of well known patrons and San Francisco of the past. John's Grill was chosen as one of the 10 best by Esquire and featured in Gourmet.

John's Grill is within walking distance from all downtown theaters, major hotels, Union Square, Cable Cars and Moscone Convention Center. Dress is casual. John's Grill has a full bar and is open daily. For spur of the moment occasions, private banquet rooms are available.

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Reviews

Top ten places in San Francisco to take out of town guests.
KTVU Fox News

Most evocative stomping place in San Francisco. Old-fashioned wood-lined Steakhouse.
The Guardian

John's Grill is known for being that famed downtown chow palace.
New York Times

This wonderful historic spot is one of the city's oldest and most famous.
Torres

One of a kind atmosphere and flavorful specialties.
JetBlue Magazine

Be sure to wander upstairs to view the Maltese Falcon photos.
Washington Post

The chops are really good.
Chicago Times

One of the first restaurants to open after 1906 earthquake, the old style chophouse is filled with photos of famous patrons.
Sunset Magazine

Old gathering spot . Celebrated now as it was a century ago.
Executive Travel Magazine

Old style chophouse packed with tables.
Seattle Times

A gem. Favorite haunt of celebrities.
Star Magazine

This Downtown dinner house offers perfectly grilled, tendered steaks. Historic and filled with mystery and intrigue.
The Travel Channel

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Famous Patrons

Alfred Hitchcock
Arianna Huffington
Judge Lane Ito
Dr. Robert Jarvick
Steve Jobs
Jack Kemp
Cheech Marin
Willie McCovey
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Anthony Quinn
Ann Rockefeller
Vidal Sasoon
Telly Savalas
Tommy Lee
Shirley Temple
Gore Vidal
Bill Walsh
Andy Warhol
Wim Wenders
Marlon Brando
Bill Gates
Johnny Depp
Ssophia Loren
Matt Dillon
President Gerald Ford
First Lady Hillary Clinton
Luciano Pavarotti
Bill Joel
Joe Montana
Steve Young
Nate Thurmond
Jerry Lewis
Olympia Dukakis
George Lucas
Don Johnson
Lauren Bacall
Alice Cooper
Dino De Laurentiss
Liz Claiborne
Joe Di Maggio
Lillian Hellman
Julia Child
Truman Capote
Francis Ford Coppola
Lucie Arnaz
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Barbara Boxer
Michael Caine
Geoffrey Beene
Bill Blass
Ronald Reagan
Senator Bill Bradley
Keaneu Reeves
Renee Zellweger
Vice President Al Gore
President Stefanopoulos of Greece
President Zedillo of Mexico
Baroness Philppine de Rothchild

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CHRISTMAS EVE & NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU

Appetizers

Jumbo Prawn Cocktail 17.00

Escargots 17.00

- Garlic cream

Maine Lobster Ravioli 17.00

- Tomato cream and fresh herbs

Tortellone 17.00

- Filled with sundried tomato, romano, parmigiano

and ricotta cheese in a basil cream sauce topped

with shredded Grana Padano cheese

Dungeness Crab Cocktail 21.95


Soup & Salads

New England Clam Chowder 12.95

Dinner Salad 11.95

- Seasonal greens, garlic croutons, bay shrimp

(per person.)

Heirloom tomatoes 13.95

- From Wilgenburg Farms, fresh mozzarella cheese,

San Giacomo organic balsamic and Greek extra

virgin olive oil drizzle with basil

Caesar a La John’s 13.95

(Per person)

Roquefort Salad 13.95

- Seasonal greens, shrimp, crumbled Roquefort

cheese Tossed in our famous creamy bleu cheese

vinaigrette (per person.)

Jack LaLanne’s Favorite Salad 17.95

- Seasonal greens, crab, shrimp, avocado,

mushrooms, tomato tossed in our famous creamy 

bleu cheese vinaigrette dressing (per person.)

 

Specialties

Chicken Jerusalem 31.00

- Sauteed with artichokes, mushrooms and

creamy white wine sauce

Seafood Cannelloni 31.00

- Crepes filled with crab, shrimp, baby spinach,

cheese, mushrooms, and sherry cream sauce

Broiled Salmon 34.00

- With Hollandaise Sauce

Petrale Sole Amandine 36.00

- Sliced almonds, sweet butter sauce

Jumbo Prawns Dijonnaise 36.00

-Sautéed with mushrooms, wine, garlic and Dijon

cream

Fried Jumbo Prawns 36.00

- Breaded in herbed crumbs

Broiled Halibut 38.00

- Lemon, wine sweet butter, capers, mushrooms

Chef’s Special Red Snapper 38.00

- Topped with shrimp, crab, mushrooms and

lemon cream sauce

Fisherman’s Pasta 40.00

- Linguine, salmon, snapper, shrimp,

mushrooms surrounded by mussels & clams in

basil cream

 

 

From The Broiler

Roast Prime Rib of Beef 40.00

New York Steak 40.00

John’s Steak 42.00

(Bone-in New York)

Filet Mignon 42.00

T-Bone Steak 45.00

Porterhouse Steak 46.00

Sam Spade’s Chops 45.00

(Broiled lamb chops)

Surf and Turf $50.50

(New York Steak & 3 Fried Jumbo Prawns)


- Béarnaise or Brandy Peppercorn Sauce on request -


- All entrée served with baked Idaho potato & sautéed local mixed vegetables. –


19 % service added for parties of 5 or more | Minimum Charge of $30 per person


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LUNCH MENU

Appetizers

Escargots - Garlic cream 10.95

Jumbo Pacific Prawn Cocktail 11.95

Dungeness Crab Cocktail 19.95

 

Salads & Soup

New England Clam Chowder 8.95

Lunch Salad - Seasonal greens,

with vinaigrette dressing 5.95

with bleu cheese dressing 6.75

Caesar a La John’s 12.95

Baby Spinach Salad - Smoked bacon, chopped egg, tossed in our famous creamy

bleu cheese vinaigrette dressing   12.95

Bay Shrimp Louis 16.95

Roquefort Salad, bay shrimp, avocado 16.95

Jack LaLanne’s Favorite Salad - Seasonal greens, crab, shrimp, avocado, mushrooms, tomato

tossed in our famous creamy bleu cheese vinaigrette dressing   18.95

Dungeness Crab Louis 26.95

 

Pasta

Linguine Constantine - Cream, grated nutmeg and romano cheese  12.95

Ravioli Primavera - Stuffed with spinach and cheese in a marinara cream   12.95

Maine Lobster Ravioli - Herbed tomato cream  14.95

Fisherman’s Pasta - Linguine, salmon, snapper, shrimp, mushrooms surrounded by

mussels & clams in basil cream   17.95

 

Eggs and Omelettes

 

 - All Accompanied by Vegetables and Mashed Potatoes -

Joe’s Special - Ground beef, mushrooms and spinach  15.95

Egg Benedict 15.95

Hangtown Fry - Oysters and strips of smoked bacon   15.95

 

 

Sandwiches

 - All Accompanied by French Fries -

Broiled Deluxe Burger 14.95

California Club House - Sliced chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato   14.95

Broiled New York Steak 17.95

 

Featured in GOURMET MAGAZINE

Oysters Wellington - Creamed spinach, smoked bacon, baked in puff pastry on a bed

of sherry cream  16.95

The Lamplighter - Filet of sole stuffed with Dungeness crab and shrimp baked in

lemon butter sauce  25.95

 

Seafood & Shellfish Specialties

Seafood Cannelloni - Crepes filled with crab, shrimp, baby spinach, cheese,

mushrooms, and sherry cream sauce   14.95

Grilled Pacific Red Snapper - Lemon butter sauce  16.95

Prawns Provencale - Garlic roma tomatoes, lemon butter and herbs   17.95

Broiled Salmon - with Hollandaise Sauce 18.95

Petrale Amandine - Sliced almonds, sweet butter sauce  18.95

 

Fried Jumbo Prawns 18.95

Fried Sea Scallops 17.95

Fried Oysters 15.95

Fried Combination Seafood 18.95

*Coated with herbed bread crumbs and accompanied by tartar sauce.

- All the above entrees served with seasonal vegetables -


Steamed Clams Bordelaise - Wine, garlic in a light lemon cream broth  15.95

Moules A La Mariniere - Mussels with a touch of garlic, in an herbed light cream broth  15.95

 

From the Broiler & Skillet

New York Steak 26.95

Ribeye Steak 29.95

Filet Mignon 32.95

John’s Steak (Bone-in New York) 30.95

T-Bone Steak 32.95

Porterhouse Steak 32.95

 

Side Peppercorn or Bernaise Sauce 2.00

 

Calves’ Liver - Crowned with smoked bacon and caramelized onions   16.95

Sam Spade’s Lamb Chops 28.95

(Served with baked potato and sliced tomatoes)

 

- All broiler & skillet entrees served with seasonal vegetables & baked Idaho potato -


** All of beef is USDA Prime or Certified Black Angus, the finest available. Corn-fed in the Midwest, it is specially selected for the highest quality and naturally aged for maximum flavor and tenderness**

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DINNER MENU

Appetizers

Jumbo Prawn Cocktail 14.95

Escargots - Garlic Cream 13.95

Fresh Half Dozen Oysters - On the half shell 13.95

Tortellone - filled with sundried tomato, romano, parmigiano and ricotta cheese in a basil cream sauce topped with shredded Grana Padano cheese         13.95

Maine Lobster Ravioli - Herbed tomato cream   14.95

Dungeness Crab Cocktail 19.95

Moules A La Mariniere - Mussels with a touch of garlic, in an herbed light cream broth 19.95

Steamed Clams - Wine, garlic in a light lemon cream broth   19.95

 

Soup & Salads

New England Clam Chowder 10.95

Dinner Salad - Per person 9.95

Seasonal greens, garlic croutons, bay shrimp

Caesar a La John’s - Per person 11.95

Roquefort Salad - Per person 11.95

Seasonal greens, shrimp, crumbled Roquefort cheese tossed in our famous creamy bleu cheese vinaigrette

Heirloom tomatoes from Wilgenburg Farms, fresh mozzarella cheese, San Giacomo organic balsamic and Greek extra virgin olive oil drizzle with basil          11.95

Jack LaLanne’s Favorite Salad (for two)

Seasonal Greens, Crab, Shrimp, Avocado, Mushrooms, Tomato tossed In Our Famous Creamy Bleu Cheese

Vinaigrette Dressing 28.95


On the Side

Caramelized Onions 5.95

Baked Idaho Potato 5.95

Sauteed Mushrooms 6.95

Asparagus, Hollandaise sauce 6.95 

Fresh Creamed Spinach 6.95

 

Featured in GOURMET MAGAZINE

Chicken Jerusalem 27.95

Sauteed with artichokes, mushrooms and creamy white wine sauce

Oysters Wellington 28.95

Creamed spinach, smoked bacon, baked in puff pastry on a bed of sherry cream

 

Seafood & Shellfish

Petrale Sole 27.95

Lemon butter mushroom sauce

Fried Jumbo Prawns 28.95

Breaded in herbed crumbs

Jumbo Prawns Dijonnaise 28.95

Sauteed with mushrooms, wine, garlic and Dijon cream

Grilled Pacific Red Snapper 28.95

Lemon butter sauce

Broiled Salmon 30.95

With Hollandaise Sauce

Chef’s Special Red Snapper 34.95

Topped with shrimp, crab, mushrooms and lemon cream

Broiled Halibut 35.95

Lemon, wine sweet butter, capers, mushrooms

Broiled Seabass 36.95

Roasted garlic beurre blanc

- All the above entrees served with seasonal vegetables & baked Idaho potato -


Seafood Cannelloni 26.95

Crepes filled with crab, shrimp, baby spinach, cheese, mushrooms, and sherry cream sauce

Fisherman’s Pasta 32.95

Linguine, salmon, snapper, shrimp, mushrooms surrounded by mussels & clams in basil cream

Seafood Cioppino a La Marinara 34.95

Stew of jumbo Pacific prawns, filet of sole, scallops, mussels, bay shrimp and clams in a marinara broth with

toasted garlic sourdough 


John’s Featured Steaks 

New York Steak 29.95

Ribeye Steak 34.95

Filet Mignon 36.95

John’s Steak 36.95

Bone-in New York

T-Bone Steak 38.95

Porterhouse Steak 39.95

Surf and Turf 39.95

New York Steak & 3 Fried Jumbo Prawns

 

Side Peppercorn or Bernaise Sauce 2.00

 

Calves’ Liver 26.95

Crowned with smoked bacon and caramelized onions

Sam Spade’s Lamb Chops 36.95

Served with baked potato and sliced tomatoes

 

- All beef entrees served with seasonal vegetables and baked Idaho potato - 


**All of our steaks are hand-cut in California from corn-fed beef that is USDA-certified Black Angus.  The cuts are naturally aged for flavor and tenderness. **


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WINE LIST

(Updated Oct 25, 2016) * Prices are subject to change without prior notice

 

HALF BOTTLES

Chardonnay, SIMI, Sonoma, 2013 25.00

Chardonnay, MacRostie, Sonoma Coast, 2014 27.00

Pinot Noir, Benton Lane Estate, Willamette, Oregon, 2013 26.00

Zinfandel, Cline, Sonoma, 2013 24.00

Merlot, Francis Ford Coppola, Napa, 2013 26.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, SIMI, Alexander Valley, 2014 30.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos Du Val, Napa, 2012 37.00

Red Blend, Cain Concept, Napa, 2010 52.00

 

Opus One, Robert Mondavi, Napa, 2011 155.00

 

BY THE BOTTLE

Sparkling Wines & French Champagne

Brut, Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma, NV 52.00

Brut, Piper Sonoma, Sonoma, NV 55.00

Champagne, Cordon Rouge, G.H. Mumm, France, NV 96.00

Champagne, Imperial, Moet & Chandon, France, NV 105.00

Champagne, Dom Perignon, 2006 190.00

 

Imports - White

Sauvignon Blanc, Staete Landt “Annabel”, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2013 39.00

Pinot Grigio, Terlano, Alto Adige, Italy, 2014 43.00

Riesling, Jim Barry, Claire Valley, Australia, 2014 53.00

Chablis, Wm Fevre, Champs, Burgundy, France, 2014 53.00

Godello, Bodegas Avancia, Valdeorras, Spain, 2013 59.00

Chardonnay, Vie di Romans, Friuli, Italy, 2013 69.00

 

California White

Riesling, Santa Barbara, Santa Rita Hills, 2014 40.00

Fume Blanc, Mondavi, Napa, 2014 39.00

Fume Blanc, Ferrari Carano, Sonoma, 2014 41.00

Sauvignon Blanc, Ventana Estate, Arroyo Seco, 2013 40.00

Sauvignon Blanc, Elizabeth Spencer, Mendocino, 2015 41.00

Sauvignon Blanc, Round Pond, Napa, 2015 48.00

Pinot Grigio, Longoria, Santa Barbara, 2015 47.00

Chardonnay, John’s Grill Private label, California 39.00

Chardonnay, Heron, California, 2014 40.00

Chardonnay, Rodney Strong, Chalk Hill, 2014 47.00

Chardonnay, Sonoma Cutrer, Sonoma, 2014 48.00

Chardonnay, Thomas Fogarty, Santa Cruz Mountains, 2012 50.00

Chardonnay, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars “Karia”, Napa, 2014 54.00

Chardonnay, David Bruce, California, 2012 54.00

Chardonnay, Cuvaison, Carneros, 2012 60.00

Chardonnay, ZD Estate, Napa, 2013 61.00

Chardonnay, Jordan, Sonoma, 2013 67.00

Chardonnay, Shafer, Red Shoulder, Napa, 2013 79.00

Chardonnay, Kistler, Les Noisetier, Sonoma, 2014 96.00

 

Imports - Red

Barbera d’Asti, Damilano, Piedmont, Italy, 2014 43.00

Bourgogne Rouge, Pinot Noir, Domain Bouchard, Burgundy, 2014 46.00

Malbec, A Lisa, Patagonia, Argentina, 2014 47.00

Bordeaux, Exem, Bordeaux Red Blend, 2014 49.00

Shiraz/Viognier, Yalumba, Hand Picked, Eden Valley, Australia, 2012 56.00

Rioja, Muga Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2012 56.00

Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy, 2012 66.00

Brunello di Montalcino, Camigliano, Tuscany, Italy, 2011 110.00

 

California Red

Pinot Noir, White Hart, Central Coast, 2014 41.00

Pinot Noir, Head High, Sonoma, 2014 43.00

Pinot Noir, Witness Tree, Willamette, Oregon, 2013 46.00

Pinot Noir, Thomas Fogarty, Santa Cruz, 2012 54.00

Pinot Noir, Pence, Santa Barbara, 2014 57.00

Pinot Noir, Cleary Ranch, Russian River, 2012 60.00

Pinot Noir, MacRostie, Sonoma Coast, 2012 67.00

Pinot Noir, Joseph Phelps, Sonoma Coast, 2013 73.00

Pinot Noir, Kistler, Sonoma Coast, 2013 110.00

Merlot, Francis Ford Coppola, Napa, 2014 44.00

Merlot, Longboard, Russian River, 2013 45.00

Merlot, Swanson, Napa, 2012 47.00

Merlot, Rutherford Hill, Napa, 2013 58.00

Merlot, Pedestal, Columbia Valley, 2013 60.00

Merlot, Rubissow, Mt Veeder Napa, 2012 64.00

Syrah, Andrew Murray, Santa Barbara, 2014 41.00

Syrah, Red Car, Sonoma Coast, 2012 60.00

Syrah, Shafer, “Relentless”, Napa, 2012 110.00

Petite Sirah, Vinum, California, 2014 40.00

Malbec, Titus, Napa, 2013 65.00

Zinfandel, Mettler, Lodi, 2013 40.00

Zinfandel, Folie a Deux, Dry Creek, 2012 46.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, John’s Grill Private Label, California 40.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Highway 12, Sonoma, 2014 41.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Jason Stephens, Santa Clara, 2013 43.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Selby, Sonoma, 2014 49.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Terra Valentine, Napa, 2014 53.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Beringer Knights Valley, 2013 58.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa, 2013 67.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Long Meadow Ranch, Napa, 2012 70.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Blue Rock, Alexander Valley, 2013 75.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Oakville, 2013 78.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Round Pond, Estate, Napa, 2013 96.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Shafer, One Point Five, Napa, 2013 122.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Joseph Phelps, Napa 2013 125.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Three Sticks, Moon Mountain, 2011 126.00

 

Cabernet Sauvignon, Opus One, Robert Mondavi, Napa, 2012 305.00

 

*Corkage fee is 25.00 per 750ml bottle

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The restaurant is within distance of all downtown theaters, shops, major hotels, Union Square and the Moscone Convention Center

John's Grill.
63 Ellis Street
between Stockton and Powell
San Francisco, CA 94102

P: 415-986-3274
F: 415-989-7766
Email: john@johnsgrill.com

Hours:

Monday thru Saturday
11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday:
12:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Directions

Phone: 415-986-3274