Alfred's Steakhouse has been an institution in San Francisco since 1928, an exceptional fact considering the restaurant churn this city regularly undergoes. It's a credit to Alfred's uniqueness that it has been able to consistently foster such a devoted community, despite changing hands a few times over the decades. A desire to preserve what makes Alfred's so unique is a shared trait of all of the restaurant's previous owners, which now includes Daniel Patterson Group.
Since purchasing the beloved restaurant, DPG has been committed to honoring the essence of Alfred's, from the red decor to the iconic tableside Manhattan service, but the Merchant Street restaurant has also seen the benefits of much-needed renovations, which will be revealed on (re)opening day, Thursday, February 18. The process of digging through the space and pulling off wallpaper revealed some long-hidden treasures, stowed away since the building was home to the Blue Fox Restaurant, which closed in 1993. Take a look at the objects they found, which each share their own insight into San Francisco's history.