John's Grill - San Francisco
It's no exaggeration to state that John's Grill is best known for attracting a healthy dose of celebrities and other A Listers. All you have to do is look at the photos on the wall of San Francisco's most popular steakhouse to see who's been here. From Alfred Hitchcock and Telly Savalas to Hillary Clinton and President Gerald Ford, the list is astounding.
The high-profile institution has even been rated highly by food media, including Esquire, Gourmet and Zagat. It's conveniently located in the heart of the city, close to the downtown theaters, Moscone Convention Center, major hotels and Union Square. John's Grill's interior is what you'd expect of an icon: original period furnishings and dark, oak-paneled walls.
The menu is all American steakhouse. Expect such favorites and classic dishes such as jumbo prawn cocktail, USDA prime steaks and a host of seafood options. A bit of trivia is that the restaurant was mentioned prominently in the Maltese Falcon novel.