Bluestem

 

 

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Bluestem Brasserie, is named for the type of North American grass most favored by ranchers so its no surprise that the beef here is attentively-sourced from local well-pastured animals.

Popular dishes here include Octopus a la Plancha which combines Ligurian olives, oranges, Espelette peppers, and braised fingerling potatoes into a succulent and colorful dish. Bluestem also offers a full cocktail-list between their lunch and dinner service, so its a nice spot to meet someone in downtown San Francisco.