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Gruet Steakhouse Closed

By Laura Marrich [ Fri Dec 11 2009 5:47 PM ]
The old Monte Vista Firehouse underwent major renovations before opening as Gruet Steakhouse in early 2005.
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The old Monte Vista Firehouse underwent major renovations before opening as Gruet Steakhouse in early 2005.

After a five-year run, Nob Hill’s first truly upscale steakhouse went dark last week, according to a member of the owning family. He did go on record that the Gruet winery itself is up 8 percent in sales this year, so there’s no need to stockpile magnums of Champagne (or Pinot Noir ... Gruet’s is excellent, give it a try). Besides the restaurant’s excellent wine, steaks (adieu, petit filet!) and seafood, the wait staff at Gruet Steakhouse was consistently exceptional in a town known for spotty service. I’m very sad to see it go.