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The San Franciscan

2520 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
+1 310-325-5231
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (81 reviews)
“steak” (36 reviews)
“baked potato” (11 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
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2520 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great neighborhood restaurant that has very good Prime Rib. The decor will take you back to the 60’s. Red booths and flocked wallpaper. A must place to visit. Plus they have entertainment. Not sure of the days or hours of the music.

1  Thank Napanut2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can you go back in time? You can at the San Franciscan. I'm not sure if it was the surly waitstaff, the lipstick red booths, or the average age of the bar crowd, but neither the menu nor the decor have been updated since the...More

Thank zvezdan
Reviewed 8 December 2017

The place was loud and fun for Monday night football. Large wrap-around booths in the bar area gave good views of the screens. The prime rib was excellent.

1  Thank TJ M
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The staff are very nice and service was fast, thank goodness cause I couldn't stand the restaurant. It is cramped and noisy. Grey goose martini was made perfectly. The salad was overly dressed. Had the big prime rib. It was actually very good and cooked...More

Thank billkhoe
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

All I can say is if you like old neighborhood bars and good food this is a place to visit. The place has a neighborhood crowd and an old feel but the food is great! They have a diverse menu with everything from top grade...More

1  Thank mhJ8728KL
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Had dinner here last night. I used to hang out here back in the 70's so it has been around for a long time and the food hasn't changed one bit. 1st thy bring you a round loaf of San Franciscan sour dough bread along...More

1  Thank marilynjack1929
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The San Franciscan has never let me down. The Prime Rib is really good and consistent, if never had a bad meal there all of the years I've been going there. Good value for both food and drinks.

1  Thank RufusTBear
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I've eaten at the San Franciscan several times and the food was adequate, not bad, sometimes quite good. My main problem with the San Franciscan is that feels very cramped and slightly claustrophobic to me; low ceilings, small cramped rooms, etc. I have never felt...More

Thank phillippurpura
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This has been here forever and just recently I gave it a try...I wish I would have gone sooner, the food is delicious! Filet mignon was perfectly cooked, the turkey Rueben was tasty..the spumoni ice cream pie..the best.

1  Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you want to experience a real steak dinner, this is the place to try. With its live music and bohemian atmosphere, all your senses will be delighted. It has been voted the best steak house in the south bay several times in a row......More

1  Thank gaviota0076
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Questions & Answers
26 March 2017|
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Response from 930joey | Reviewed this property |
I use the room for my Parents 50th Anniversary dinner and we had 30. There was room for one more table so 40 should be fine.
26 March 2017|
Response from June F |
Our banquet room seats 36-40 maximum.
Ellene P
23 June 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2520 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-325-5231
  • E-mail
Established in 1963, Torrance restaurant and cocktail lounge serving prime rib, steak, and seafood.
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