Izzy’s Steaks and Chops Restaurant Review, San Francisco, 94123
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Izzy’s Steaks and Chops is a popular steakhouse in the Marina district of San Francisco. It was opened in 1987. They also have locations in San Carlos and San Ramon. We visited the San Francisco location. Izzy’s is named after Izzy Gomez, a legendary San Francisco saloonkeeper. Steaks at Izzy’s include 2 of their sides. They have several seafood options for non meat eaters. Vegetarians should stay away.
Decor, Vibe – Old school era decor with lots of memorabilia on the wall. Bottles of sauces all over the place. The place was pretty filled and very loud. Diners were from the 20′s to 60′s. Many bigger parties.
Filet Mignon Medallions Au Poivre ($29.95) smothered with Pepper Cream Sauce was much more tender than the New York Sirloin.
Bone-in Ribeye ($34.95) was big rib eye steak with its bone and lots of fat still intact. This made it more juicy and tender.
Prawn Cocktail ($8.95) had 5 big fresh and tender prawns with a little cocktail sauce, and some greens in the middle.
Basilito was a basil based Mojito drink. It came strong and had not much basil flavor, making it a decent cocktail.
Key Lime Pie
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Desserts were massive. New York Cheese cake, Strawberries with Gran Marnier cream, Chocolate Mousse cake, Key Lime Pie. Most of our party could not even finish them.
Crispy Calamari with Cocktail Sauce ($8.95) was crunchy and in good quantities. Could not taste much of the calamari as the batter was pretty thick.
New York Sirloin Steak ($26.95) was a pretty good sized piece of meat it was cooked to a slightly more done that usual medium rare. The meat was hard to cut and not very tender. Flavor was fair but no premium steak flavor. Sides of Izzy’s Own Potatoes and Creamed Spinach were both good. Izzy’s potatoes were scalloped potatoes with cheese.
Service was adequate, not top notch but what we would expect for this level of restaurant. Clearly Izzy’s has a great formula. The place was pretty busy at a time when many places were slow. Classic American food in a rustic environment. Noticbly absent was any mention of what kinds of beef they use or any aging. Glasses of wine from $8, Bottles from $28.
The food was good but not great. Better steak can be had at Harris’, Bobo’s, or Alexander’s Steakhouse but at higher prices.
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