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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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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

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

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 11/27/2015)

 

HALF BOTTLES

Chardonnay, SIMI, Sonoma, 2013 24.00

Chardonnay, MacRostie, Sonoma Coast, 2013 26.00

Pinot Noir, Benton Lane Estate, Willamette, Oregon, 2013 25.00

Zinfandel, Cline, Sonoma, 2013 23.00

Merlot, Francis Ford Coppola, Napa, 2013 25.00

Merlot, Rutherford Hill, Napa, 2011 30.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, BV, Napa, 2012 29.00

Red Blend, Cain Concept, Napa, 2010 52.00

Opus One, Robert Mondavi, Napa, 2011 150.00

 

BY THE BOTTLE

Sparkling Wines & French Champagne

Brut, Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma, NV 49.00

Brut, Piper Sonoma, Sonoma, NV 53.00

Champagne, Cordon Rouge, G.H. Mumm, France, NV 95.00

Champagne, Imperial, Moet & Chandon, France, NV 100.00

Champagne, Dom Perignon, 2004 175.00

 

Imports - White

Sauvignon Blanc, Map Maker, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2014 36.00

Pinot Grigio, Terlano, Alto Adige, Italy, 2014 42.00

Riesling, Jim Barry, Claire Valley, Australia, 2014 52.00

Chablis, Wm Fevre, Champs, Burgundy, France, 2013 52.00

Godello, Bodegas Avancia, Valdeorras, Spain, 2013 58.00

Chardonnay, Vie di Romans, Friuli, Italy, 2012 68.00

 

California White

Riesling, Santa Barbara, Santa Rita Hills, 2014 39.00

Fume Blanc, Ferrari Carano, California, 2013 39.00

Fume Blanc, Mondavi, Napa, 2013 36.00

Sauvignon Blanc, Elizabeth Spencer, Mendocino, 2014 37.00

Sauvignon Blanc, Ventana Estate, Arroyo Seco, 2013 39.00

Sauvignon Blanc, Round Pond, Rutherford, 2014 47.00

Pinot Grigio, Longoria, Santa Barbara, 2014 46.00

Chardonnay, John’s Grill Private label, California 38.00

Chardonnay, Adelsheim, Willamette, Oregon, 2013 40.00

Chardonnay, Rodney Strong, Chalk Hill, 2013 46.00

Chardonnay, Sonoma Cutrer, Sonoma, 2013 46.00

Chardonnay, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars “Karia”, Napa, 2013 52.00

Chardonnay, David Bruce, California, 2012 53.00

Chardonnay, Cuavasion, Carneros, 2012 59.00

Chardonnay, ZD Estate, California, 2013 60.00

Chardonnay, Jordan, Sonoma, 2013 66.00

Chardonnay, Hanzell, Sebella, Sonoma, 2012 75.00

Chardonnay, Kistler, Les Noisetier, Sonoma, 2013 95.00

 

Imports - Red

Barbera d’Asti, Damilano, Piedmont, Italy, 2013 42.00

Bourgogne Rouge, Pinot Noir, Domain Bouchard, Burgundy, 2013 45.00

Malbec, A Lisa, Patagonia, Argentina, 2013 46.00

Bordeaux, Exem, Bordeaux Red Blend, 2012 48.00

Shiraz/Viognier, Yalumba, Hand Picked, Eden Valley, Australia, 2012 55.00

Rioja, Muga Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2011 55.00

Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy, 2010 65.00

Brunello di Montalcino, Camigliano, Tuscany, Italy, 2009 110.00

 

California Red

Pinot Noir, White Hart, Central Coast, 2012 37.00

Pinot Noir, Head High, Sonoma, 2013 42.00

Pinot Noir, Witness Tree, Willamette, Oregon, 2013 45.00

Pinot Noir, David Bruce, Russian River, 2013 54.00

Pinot Noir, Pence, Santa Barbara, 2012 56.00

Pinot Noir, Cleary Ranch, Russian River, 2012 59.00

Pinot Noir, MacRostie, Sonoma Coast, 2012 66.00

Pinot Noir, Joseph Phelps, Sonoma Coast, 2013 69.00

Pinot Noir, Kistler, Sonoma Coast, 2013 110.00

Merlot, Francis Ford Coppola, Napa, 2013 41.00

Merlot, Longboard, Russian River, 2012 44.00

Merlot, Swanson, Napa, 2011 46.00

Merlot, Medlock Ames, Alexander Valley, 2010 57.00

Merlot, Pedestal, Columbia Valley, 2012 59.00

Merlot, Rubissow, Mt Veeder Napa, 2010 63.00

Syrah, Andrew Murray, Santa Barbara, 2014 39.00

Syrah, Red Car, Sonoma Coast, 2011 59.00

Syrah, Shafer, “Relentless”, 2011 110.00

Petite Sirah, Vinum, California, 2012 32.00

Petite Sirah, Seven Sinners, Lodi, 2012 43.00

Zinfandel, Mettler, Lodi, 2012 36.00

Zinfandel, Folie a Deux, Dry Creek, 2012 45.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Highway 12, Sonoma, 2011 39.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, John’s Grill Private Label, California 39.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chasing Lions, North Coast, 2013 43.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Selby, Sonoma, 2013 48.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Terra Valentine, Napa, 2013 51.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Beringer Knights Valley, 2013 56.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa, 2012 66.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Long Meadow Ranch, Napa, 2010 69.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Blue Rock, “Cabernet Blend”, Alexander Valley, 2012 74.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Oakville, 2012 76.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Round Pond, Estate, Rutherford, 2012 95.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Shafer, One Point Five, 2012 120.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Joseph Phelps, Napa 2012 120.00

Cabernet Sauvignon, Three Sticks, Moon Mountain, 2011 125.00

 

Cabernet Sauvignon, Opus One, Robert Mondavi, Napa, 2011 300.00

 

*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

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