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?
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 05:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Sunday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex