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- 86%Business Travelers
- 68%Luxury Travelers
- 62%Nightlife Lovers
- 56%Family Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (9)
- Bluestem BrasserieAmbassadorMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 9Nov 03, 2013
I walk by this place on Market every day, and today I had the opportunity to check it out with some friends after grabbing a drink after work! I had glanced at Yelp for reviews and was amazed that it had 4 stars. We didn't have reservation but got seated right away in the lounge. The place is larger than it lets on from the outside. We had nice comfy seating, although a small-ish table.
I got the Blue Stem Burger, the special for Friday. They got me at truffle fries :P OMG...2 patties...I knew I was in trouble...I ended up using fork and knife to eat each half separately lol! But the burger was SO good! Exquisite :)
- Bluestem BrasserieMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jan 02, 2014
The space is really nice, with an open modern styling with a front lounge then bar on the right, and a good sized dining area to the left. There is an elegant, airy feel, but simple design elements. Upstairs is more dining, and an outdoor patio dining area overlooking Market Street, with necessary heat lamps for the cold evenings in San Francisco.
The restaurant is similar to many of the newer places opening in San Francisco, mixing comfort food options with targeted gourmet specialties or flavor add-ons for a new generation of 20 - 30 something foodies.
The Plats du Jour are the comfort foods with a dressed up name, with a different special daily.
Mon: Beef short rib pot roast with mashed potatoes, $24.5
Tue: Coq au Vin with buttered egg noodles, $23.75
Wed: Smoked beef brisquet w/ cole slaw and baked beans, $24
Thu: Spaghetti and meatballs, $21
Fri: Jambalaya, $25
The rest of the menu is a la carte.
"Entrees": a $12 burger, $22 roast Chicken, $19 Duck Confit (duck egg with bacon);
Seafood: Salmon, Halibut, or Branzino ($23.5 - $28)
"Ranch": Rib Eye, NY, Filet Mignon, Bavette ($23-$28, 6oz - 10oz) and you choose from 5 different sauces for the meats at $3.75 additional; plus they have Pork, Liver and Lamb ($21 - $29, sans sauce)
Sides are $5 each, and a range of Starters are $9 - $15 (from corn chowder to 6 Marin Bay Oysters, respectively).
They have a decent selection of about 80 wines by the bottle, all on the main paperboard menu, mostly California but some French, from $35 - $99. They also feature Wine on Tap, about a dozen popular varietals by the glass/half liter/liter ($9-13/$25-38/$50-75)
Of course they have about 10 featured cocktails, not all sugary sweet for the 20 year olds, but some more stout and sour with Rye, Bourbon and Vodka, too.
Service is deliberate, but friendly.
This place wil probably do great during the week for the post work DTSF crowd, and sustain itself for some time with the fickle foodie crowd, but hard to say if it has enough staying power through the weekends and beyond. After all, like Sex Goddesses, Boy Bands, and Teen Idols, you're only as good as the next one that comes along to replace you.
- Bluestem BrasserieMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 15, 2013
We had an early lunch here before visiting the Contemporary Jewish Museum. The room was modern and comfortable and the service professional. I ordered the seared petrale sole. The fish was served in sort of a roll shape, and was seared on the outside with a tasty crust, that was a bit too salty. I enjoyed the mix of vegetables and artichoke hearts in the sauce. The dining room filled up with lunching workers of the dark-suited sort, giving the place the feel of a gentleman's and ladies club room. Overall, a nice refuge on Market Street.
- Bluestem BrasserieCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 03, 2013
Came here to get drinks with someone and it was an ideal space. The drinks were a bit pricey, but they were mixed with care, utilizing ingredients more unique than at other bars (ask about the vermouth they use in their manhattans). The staff were friendly, particularly the one bartender who knew all about Italian cinema. Our main guy was a bit too sassy, but he was fun and professional otherwise.
This is a great spot with a convenient location downtown and a very comfortable bar area. It's a great place for a date or drinks with a few friends.
- Bluestem BrasserieMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Aug 27, 2012
Love the modern and sleek space. I've actually only sat at the bar and lounge area, but I prefer them over the main dining area. It's a perfect spot to start off your night out or to meet friends or colleagues for drinks after work. Their bar menu is amazing - both the food and cocktails. Get their truffle-parmesan fries and beef belly sliders.
- Bluestem BrasserieMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
**STRONG DRINKS AND NICE LOUNGE**
--Review for the Lounge Only--
The drinks are AHHH-MAZING.
Especially the Orange Blossom (Russell's rye, angostura marinated lemon & orange blossom honey) and the Honey Badger (American honey bourbon, Maker's Mark, bbq water & lemon).
Whoa, so GOOD.
Buzzed after two cocktails.
I liked the booths.
I liked the layout.
I liked the pretty people.
I liked the friendly owners.
Places like these makes me love San Francisco.