We had a fabulous dining experience at Alexander’s Steakhouse when they opened last fall and were glad to hear that they were starting a Sunday Night Prime Rib Special for $35.00. The Special includes a Hamachi shot, Prime Rib and one side dish. As we were being seated in a comfortable booth in the main dining room we noticed that both the bar area and the stylish restaurant were quite busy.

We started with cocktails including a Grey Goose on the rocks with olives stuffed with blue cheese and a very tasty Cosmo! Bread and Butter were soon at our table, as was sparkling water. We loved all three types of bread and an especially delicious olive bread. We both ordered the Prime Rib rare, one with a side of Spinach and one with a side of Marbled Potatoes. We love that they bring little extras through out the meal. The Chilled Cucumber Soup to start was delicious. Next, we enjoyed our Hamachi Shot made with truffled Ponzu Sauce, chili, avocado, frizzled ginger and cilantro greens. A Mandarin Sorbet arrived after our shot and was the perfect intermezzo before our entrée. The 2009 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc paired perfectly with our starter.

The Prime Rib


Then it was Prime Time… as our stunning Prime Rib arrived. It was rare as ordered , crusted on the edge and perfectly pink in the middle. It was beautiful! We were offered three types of horseradish including creamed, roasted garlic and harrisa. They were all interesting but be sure to also ask for fresh grated horseradish. It has the texture of parmesan and was fantastic. Alexander’s uses a special roasting process that made this Prime Rib one of the best! The 2009 Domaine Grand Montmirail Cote du Rhone Granache from the Rhone Valley in France paired perfectly with our dinner.

The Winter Solstice


We were quite full but decided to have Espresso and Dessert. The Winter Solstice was a great choice as it was light and refreshing. We also enjoyed another of their extras which was their signature Cotton Candy to finish our fantastic meal. Restaurateur JC Chen and Executive Chef Jeffrey Stout once again raise the bar with their fabulous Prime Rib. The slow roasting keeps the juices in the meat and the fresh grated horseradish is a cut above. The full menu is also available but the Prime Rib Special has become quite popular. We’ll be back again soon.


Carol & Joe Davis

Dining Detectives

Alexander’s Steakhouse

448 Brannan Street

San Francisco, CA. 94107

415- 495-1111