Epic Roasthouse is a steak house located strategically on the San Francisco waterfront. It has extra ordinary views and is next door to the seafood restaurant Water Bar. They are both part of the vast Kuleto Restaurant empire. They dry age their steaks for 28 days.
Decor, Vibe – Pat Kuleto is a master restaurant designer and has created Boulevard, Jardinere and many other restaurants. This place has an old school clubby atmosphere with a seawater pump house theme and an upstairs bar area. Well dressed businessmen and others in their 40’s – 60’s were dining.
Large Platter of Oysters ($2.50 each) – We had a variety of oysters, all were fresh and came with several dipping sauces and some flat bread.
Wood Oven Roasted Rib Eye for Two 32 oz ($42/person = $84) with Horseradish and Black Pepper Crème Fraîche was super expensive but the best dish of the night. It was huge, tender and juicy, so come hungry
Fried Onion Rings ($9) with Anchovy Tomato Ketchup. How could someone screw up an onion ring?
Epic Mac and Cheese ($9) with Orecchiette Pasta was very good. Real cheese, good pasta, and not just for kids.
Warm Scharffenberger Chocolate Soufflé ($10) with Caramel Sea Salt Ice Cream was a classic dessert. Takes a while, but well worth the wait. Salty Ice cream takes getting used to, but ultimately works.
Apple Puff Tart ($10) with Ice Cream looked great and tasted very sweet. A good balanced mixture of tastes.
Platter of House Cured Meats ($25 small) had several different types of meats. All were of good quality. It seemed out of place at a steakhouse though.
Grilled Broccolini ($9) with Chili Flake was average.
Steak Fries ($9) were of average quality, but very big. Gotta have some starch.
The EPIC Prime Rib ($33) offered nightly until 8pm. JB Cut, 10 ounces was disappointing. It even looks bad. Not very warm and too chewy. Expected a lot more for $33. House of Prime Rib and Harris’ is a lot better that this. Should have sent it back.
Epic Roasthouse service was above average but could have been more attentive for such an expensive place. They have a 4% service surcharge for health care. The food is very good, but we feel the red meat at Harris’ is even better. Obviously prices are inflated by the expensive architecture and the views. Wine starts at $9 a glass with corkage a high $25.
A cheaper option would be to come for lunch or hit the bar for a burger or drinks and dessert.