John's Grill

John's Grill

The historic John’s Grill in Union Square is one of San Francisco’s top restaurants, regularly welcoming local and national celebrities to enjoy a reliably outstanding menu, an old-fashioned steakhouse atmosphere and elegant private dining opportunities.

Immortalized as a setting in Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, this San Francisco landmark dining spot boasts a creative menu of inspired American cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients and eclectic accents. Appetizers range from fresh oysters on the half shell and Maine lobster ravioli to imported feta cheese and kalamata olives, while the list of salads and soups includes seafood salads dressed with their famous vinaigrette and creamy New England clam chowder. For dinner, perennial favorites like steak and lamb chops are deftly prepared with classic accompaniments, and seafood and shellfish specialties reflect the finest catches. Patrons can even indulge in Gourmet Magazine featured favorites like Chicken Jerusalem and Oysters Wellington.

For everything from birthday parties to wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions, private dining at John’s Grill fuses the wood-lined fashion of a classic steakhouse with special detailing. The Maltese Falcon dining room, which can accommodate up to 60 guests, boasts a private bar, a wall of stained beveled windows, a mahogany cabinet displaying the Maltese Falcon and photos of the Maltese Falcon movie script on the walls. The striking Hammett’s Den dining room can accommodate up to 90 guests, and features a wall of windows and floor-to-ceiling velvet drapes. Menus at this prime San Francisco private dining venue can be completely customized according to budget, occasion and personal taste, and the doting, well-poised staff promises to provide a top-quality dining experience.

Named as one of the top 10 restaurants in the country by Esquire Magazine, this Union Square restaurant’s classic style and flavorful American fare continues to garner critical acclaim from renowned publications like New York Times, Chicago Times, Washington Post and Sunset, not to mention from national networks like NBC, CNN and Fox News. In the past 100 years, John’s Grill has welcomed dozens of famous faces, including such notables as Sophia Loren, Jerry Lewis, George Lucas, Alice Cooper, Julia Child, Alfred Hitchcock, Renee Zellweger, Keanu Reeves, Francis Ford Coppola, Johnny Depp and more.

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