Izzy Gomez's story typifies that of living the American dream. The Portuguese native headed to San Francisco with nothing but passion, minus any ... More
Izzy's Steaks & Chops
Izzy Gomez's story typifies that of living the American dream. The Portuguese native headed to San Francisco with nothing but passion, minus any monetary backing. In 1987, Izzy's Steaks & Chops opened its doors in the heart of Marina neighborhood on the birthday of the man himself. Steak is the main draw here, although there are excellent seafood and chops made from market-fresh ingredients. Their bar prides itself on creative concoctions and an impressive list of spirits. This restaurant has much of a traditional boys club feel to it. With dim lighting, no-nonsense service and lacquered fish among lots of San Francisco memorabilia donning the walls, this is a quintessential example of an American steakhouse and promises an unrivaled experience in the Bay Area. It also claims that many times artists have bartered one of their paintings for the sake of a meal here. Today, these artworks are part and parcel of the eatery's decor. Now, what would you trade for dinner?
We visit San Francisco at least once a year. It has become a tradition to go to Izzy's. The food it great. The portions are large and the ambiance is good. Its not cheap but it is equal to most other steak restaurants in the area. Best part is its just around the corner from Chestnut street, a good place to stroll.
Visited Izzy's a few days ago with all the hopes it would live up to all the reviews but it did not. First they got our order wrong and we had to wait even longer for them to get the order correct. When it did arrive I ordered the pork chop and was dissapointed to see how small the chop was for the price. The atmosphere was dark, and on the night I was there it was very noisy due to a very large group that were very loud. I went hoping to have a great time but was dissapointed. I also was unhappy with the choice of white wines. I don't think I will be eating at Izzy's again.
Izzy has great food & service in cozy surroundings
By A Yahoo Contributor, 10/28/04
I have eaten at Izzy's several times with family and friends and the food and service has been excellent each time. The steaks are tender and delicious, the creamed spinach is a treat and the pototoes and desserts are very good. Excellent wines also.
If you are looking for a traditional steak house, this is the place. It's not inexpensive, but won't break the bank. You should definitely get Izzy's potatoes, which are yummy yummy yummy scalloped potatoes. I also recommend the key lime pie (random, but it was delicious). Consider going here with a big group or for a celebration; there were lots of people there for birthdays, etc.
i liked the bloody mary the bartender made his name john, was the best all the right spices and flavor , went back another night but no one can make it like he did and the steak was great and creamy spinich ,service nice & cool my son,s and i was there two times in a week we,re from new york and would visit and eat at izzy,s anytime we,re back in san francisco and would recomend our friends from new york to have dinner there anytime
thankyou management and staff
chris, michael ,ryan, and bill