Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bone Up

Giant steaks and Gatsby-era class on Nob Hill


Bobo's has enjoyed a long life near the top of our list of best steaks in SF.

Now there's a new contender from the same team who opened the Lombard Street mainstay: Osso Steakhouse, now serving bone-in deliciousness with a side of Gatsby era class on Nob Hill.

Opening your menu for the first time will make you feel like you're having Osso déjà vu. The steak, the crab, the sides: it's all there. But a closer inspection reveals that the bone-in filet you've come to know and love has been singled out as the restaurant's signature steak. And it has company.

Most notably the New York New York, a three-inch-thick, bone-in, so-big-it-barely-fits-on-your-plate cut of the juiciest, most perfectly marbled beef that has ever been set before you.

So yes, something DiCaprio might dine on — if he ever wins the Best Actor Oscar.

The sounds you'll make while eating this masterpiece might suggest hanky-panky at your table. Especially since you were smart enough to reserve one of the cabana booths and you've got the curtains closed.

Go ahead, let them wonder.

They'll understand when their steak arrives.

Osso Steakhouse
1177 California St., Nob Hill
(415) 771-6776

Price: 4 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Parking: Valet or the garage next door.
Best Bets: New York New York; bone-in (Osso) filet; baked yams; zucchini fries; whole dungeness crab
Hot Seat: A cabana booth. Which is exactly what it sounds like.
Nearby: Top Of The Mark; Big 5; Ritz Carlton

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