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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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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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Holiday Menu

Moules A La Marinere 19.75
(Mussels with a touch of garlic, in an herbed light cream broth)
Steamed Clams 19.75
(Wine, garlic in a light lemon cream broth)
Jumbo Prawn Cocktail 15.00
Dungeness Crab Cocktail 18.00
Escargots – garlic cream 15.00
Maine Lobster Ravioli 15.00
(Tomato cream and fresh herbs)

Caesar A La John’s 11.95
- per person
Jack Lalanne’s Favorite 14.95
(Crab, Shrimp, Avocado, Mushrooms, Tomato Tossed In Our Famous Creamy Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing)
- per person
Roquefort Salad 11.95
(Seasonal greens, shrimp, crumbled Roquefort cheese Tossed in our famous creamy bleu cheese vinaigrette)
- per person
Dinner Salad 9.75
(Seasonal greens, garlic croutons, bay shrimp) - per person
New England Clam Chowder 9.75


Broiled Halibut 36.00
(Lemon, wine sweet butter, capers, mushrooms)
Broiled Salmon 32.00
(Hollandaise Sauce)
 
Jumbo Prawns Dijonnaise 34.00
(Sauté with mushrooms, wine, garlic and Dijon cream)
Fried Jumbo Prawns 34.00
(Breaded in herbed crumbs)
Chef’s Special Red Snapper 36.00
(Topped with shrimp, crab, mushrooms and lemon cream sauce)
Petrale Sole Amandine 34.00
 
Fisherman’s Pasta 38.00
(Linguine, salmon, crab, snapper, shrimps, basil cream, mushrooms, surrounded by mussels & clams)
Chicken Jerusalem 29.00
(Sauté with fresh artichokes, mushrooms and sherry cream)
Seafood Cannelloni 29.00
(Crepes filled with crab, shrimps, spinach, wine cream, crowned with cheese)

 
Roast Prime Rib of Beef 38.00
New York Steak 38.00
John’s Steak 40.00
(Bone in New York)
Filet Mignon 40.00
T-Bone Steak 43.00
Porterhouse Steak 44.00
Sam Spade’s Chops 43.00
(Broiled lamb chops)

Minimum Charge $28.00 per person
All entrée served with baked Idaho potato, sauté local mixed baby vegetable.

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LUNCH MENU

Appetizers

Imported Feta Cheese and Kalamata olives 8.95

Escargots - Garlic cream 10.95

Jumbo Pacific Prawn Cocktail 11.95

 

Dungeness Crab Cocktail 18.95

 

Salads & Soup

New England Clam Chowder 7.95

Lunch Salad - Seasonal greens,

with vinaigrette dressing 5.95

with bleu cheese dressing 6.75

Caesar a La John’s 11.95

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

bleu cheese vinaigrette dressing   11.95

Bay Shrimp Louis 13.95

Roquefort Salad, bay shrimp, avocado 15.95

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

tossed in our famous creamy bleu cheese vinaigrette dressing   17.95

 

Dungeness Crab Louis 20.95

 

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 13.95

California Club House - Sliced chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato   13.95

Broiled New York Steak 16.95

 

Featured in GOURMET MAGAZINE

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

of sherry cream  14.95

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

lemon butter sauce  19.95

 

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  15.95

Prawns Provencale - Garlic roma tomatoes, lemon butter and herbs   16.95

Broiled Salmon - with Hollandaise Sauce 17.95

Petrale Amandine - Sliced almonds, sweet butter sauce  17.95

 

 

Fried Jumbo Prawns 15.95

Fried Sea Scallops 15.95

Fried Oysters 15.95

Fried Combination Seafood 17.95

*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 30.95

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   15.95

Sam Spade’s Lamb Chops 27.95

 

(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

Imported Feta Cheese - and Kalamata Olives 11.95

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 26.95

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 35.95

 

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 37.95

Bone-in New York

T-Bone Steak 39.95

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 3/16/2015)


SPARKLING WINES

Brut, Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma Brut, NV ................................................. $49  

Brut, Piper Sonoma, Sonoma NV .......................................................... $53 


FRENCH CHAMPAGNE

Piper Heidsieck, Brut NV…………………………………………………....$75

G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge, Brut NV ................................................... $95

Imperial, Moet & Chandon NV............................................................ $100

Dom Perignon, Moet & Chandon 2004.......................................... $175

 

HALF BOTTLES

Chardonnay, Lafond, Santa Rita Hils, 2011 ................................... $24

Chardonnay, MacRostie, Sonoma Coast, 2013............................... $26

Pinot Noir, Benton Lane, Estate, Willamette, 2011…………...….$25

Zinfandel, Cline Ancient Vines, Sonoma 2013 ............................. $23

Merlot, Francis Ford Coppola, Napa 2011 ...................................... $25

Merlot, Swanson, Napa 2009................................................................. $30

Cabernet Sauvignon, BV, Napa 2012…………………………………... $29

Cain Concept, (Red Blend), Napa, 2009.......................................... $52

Opus One, Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley 2010.........................$150


CALIFORNIA WHITES

Riesling, Santa Barbara, Santa Rita Hills, 2011............................ $39

Fume Blanc, Ferrari Carano, California 2013............................... $39

Fume Blanc, Mondavi, Napa, 2013..................................................... $36

Sauvignon Blanc, Elizabeth Spencer, Mendocino, 2013......... $37

Sauvignon Blanc, Ventana, Estate, Arroyo Seco 2012............... $39

Sauvignon Blanc, Round Pond, Rutherford, 2014..................... $47

Vermentino, Uvaggio, Lodi, 2011………………………………………..$39

Pinot Grigio, Longoria, Santa Barbara, 2013.................................. $46

Chardonnay, John’s Grill Private Label, California,………............$38

Chardonnay, Adelsheim, Willamette, 2013................................... $40

Chardonnay, Rodney Strong, Chalk Hill, 2013……………………..$46

Chardonnay, Sonoma Cutrer, Russian River 2013..................... $46

Chardonnay, Medlock Ames, Russian River, 2013……………….$48

Chardonnay, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars “Karia”, Napa,……..........$52

Chardonnay, David Bruce, California, 2012……………………...….$53

Chardonnay, Cuvaison, Carneros, 2012.......................................... $59

Chardonnay, ZD, California, 2013 ..................................................... $60

Chardonnay, Jordan, Sonoma  2013.................................................. $66

Chardonnay, Hanzell, Sebella, Sonoma, 2012.............................. $75

Chardonnay, Kistler, Les Noisetier, Sonoma, 2013...................$95

 

CALIFORNIA REDS

Pinot Noir, White Hart, Central Coast, 2012...................................... $37

Pinot Noir, Head High, Sonoma, 2012.................................................. $39

Pinot Noir, Witness Tree, Willamette, 2013....................................... $45

Pinot Noir, David Bruce, Russian River 2012................................... $54

Pinot Noir, Pence Ranch, Santa Barbara, 2012................................. $56

Pinot Noir, Cleary Ranch Vineyards, Russian River 2010 ......... $59

Pinot Noir, MacRostie, Sonoma Coast, 2011......................................$66

Pinot Noir, Joseph Phelps, Sonoma Coast, 2012 ............................. $69

Pinot Noir, Kistler, Sonoma Coast, 2012............................................ $110  

Merlot, Francis Ford Coppola, Napa 2012 ......................................... $41

Merlot, Longboard, Russian River 2012 ............................................. $44

Merlot, Swanson Napa 2011..................................................................... $46

Merlot, Medlock Ames, Alexander Valley 2010............................... $57

Merlot, Pedestal, Columbia Valley, 2012............................................ $59

Merlot, Rubissow, Mt. Veeder, Napa, 2010......................................... $63

Syrah, Andrew Murray, Santa Barbara, 2013................................... $39

Syrah, Red Car, Sonoma Coast 2010..………….................................... $59

Syrah, Shafer, “Relentless”, 2009..…………….................................. $110

Petite Sirah, Vinum, California 2012.................................................... $32

Petite Sirah, Seven Sinners, Lodi, 2012............................................... $43

Zinfandel, Hullabaloo, Lodi 2012 .......................................................... $34

Zinfandel, Folie a Deux, Dry Creek, 2012 ......................................... $45

Zinfandel, Dashe Cellars, Dry Creek 2012......................................... $51

Cabernet Sauvignon, Highway 12, Sonoma, 2011......................... $39

Cabernet Sauvignon, John’s Grill Private Label, California ....... $39

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chasing Lions, North Coast, 2012............. $43

Cabernet Sauvignon, Pellegrini, Alexander Valley, 2010.......... $45

Cabernet Sauvignon, Terra Valentine, Napa, 2013....................... $51

Cabernet Sauvignon, Beringer, Knights Valley, 2012.................. $56

Cabernet Sauvignon, Twenty Bench, Napa, 2012.......................... $61

Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa, 2012................................... $66

Cabernet Sauvignon, Joseph Phelps, “Fog Dog”,Napa, 2011.... $66

Cabernet Sauvignon, Long Meadow Ranch, Napa, 2010............ $69

Cabernet Sauvignon, Blue Rock, Alexander Valley, 2010 ...........$74

Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Estate, Oakville, 2012.................. $76

Cabernet Sauvignon Round Pond, Rutherford, 2012.................. $95

Cabernet Sauvignon, Shafer, OPF, 2012.......................................... $120

Cabernet Sauvignon, Three Sticks, Moon Mountain, 2011..... $125

Opus One, Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley 2011...............................$300  


*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