In a rather speedy turnaround, DPG (Daniel Patterson Group) will be reopening ALFRED’S STEAKHOUSE this Thursday February 18th (opening night reservations are already all booked up!). As we previously mentioned, this is not about a big reconcepting—it’s about preserving this juicy slice of SF steakhouse history. DPG director of operations Ron Boyd is a big fan of the 88-year-old classic joint and was honored to be able to take over from the Petri family, who ran it for the past 42 years.
The 136-seat, burgundy-hued restaurant has been freshened up—with new flooring and paint, and the bar area got a more loungy vibe (and barrel-aged cocktails)—but will mostly look and feel like the Alfred’s you know and love. Although you will notice some new artwork by John Ricca: photography commemorating San Francisco.
The steaks are now sourced from California (aged for 15 and 30 days) but will continue to be cooked over mesquite/open fire, and with chef Charlie Parker running the kitchen, you can expect some quality vegetable sides. Since they are integrating a whole animal program, look for dishes like oxtails and pork shoulder too. Tableside cocktails will continue, and tableside salads will be brought back! There will be an expanded and updated wine list as well, with many California and old-world classics.
They are trying to keep the pricing affordable, and for you Alfred’s regulars, the Buckaroo Luncheon Club deal will come back on Thursdays, returning February 25th. They are also going to be running their own version of the School Night Special dinner, but every night—it will be $58, featuring three courses and wine. 659 Merchant St. at Kearny, 415-781-7058.
The original Alfred’s, just a couple weeks before it closed. Photo: © tablehopper.com.