Bob's Steak & Chop House

Overall Rating: 4.300

Address: 500 California St.
Cross Street(s): Montgomery St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94104
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 888.585.7285
Hours: M-Th 6:30am-10pm; F-Sa 6:30am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.20
Barista: 3
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Unknown
Coffee Rating: 3.40
Aroma: 3
Body: 3
Brightness: 4
Crema: 2
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Starbucks Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Steelite
Price: $3.95
Last Update: 12/18/2006
First Reviewed: 12/18/2006
Notes: None

They say it's not a chain, but Bob Sambol has multiple locations in San Francisco and Texas. Like many nice steakhouses, everything comes big: the appetizers, the steaks, the bill. Here the espresso is no exception. They serve it in a large, drip-coffee-sized Steelite cup - practically a mug - and it's filled high as if it were drip coffee. With a thin film of pale crema and a flavor of mellow spice with some herbal elements, Bob's does espresso because it's sort of expected - not because it is any good.