Alfred's Steakhouse - San Francisco
Alfred's Steakhouse--considered San Francisco's oldest steakhouse--has been around since 1928. That means it survived Prohibition, the Great Depression, World War II and a host of other major moments in U.S. history.
It moved from its second location of 886 Broadway in 1997 (It was previously on Vallejo Street), and brought all the original fixtures with it: the original booths, the original bar top and even the “Closed for Prohibition” sign--which hangs defiantly in the bar. The owners have also held steadfast to the classic steakhouse menu, specializing in corn-fed, dry-aged beef cooked over Mexican mesquite charcoal.
Highlights include the grass-fed filet mignon, a signature bone-in New York strip, and a Chicago bone-in ribeye. Non-steak signature entrees range from oven-roasted chicken breast to wild king salmon that's been pan roasted.
Alfred's serves lunch only on Thursdays, and it's a chance for fans to dig into generous portions of lobster and shrimp cobb salad, steak cobb salad, and chicken fried steak. Happy Hour occurs Monday through Friday with food and drink specials.