Top 10 Steakhouse in SoMa – no.7 – Nova Bar & Restaurant – US

Top 10 Steakhouse in SoMa – no.7 – Nova Bar & Restaurant – US

Top 10 Steakhouse in SoMa – no.7 – Nova Bar & Restaurant – US 

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Categories: BarsAmerican (Traditional)

555 2nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
Neighborhood: SoMa

(415) 543-2282


Health Score: 
94 out of 100
Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 2 amSat-Sun 10 am – 2 am


 NoAccepts Credit Cards:



CasualGood for Groups:

YesGood for Kids:

NoTakes Reservations:


Price Range:

 $$ Take-out:

YesWaiter Service:

YesOutdoor Seating:


FreeGood For:

Lunch, Dinner, Late NightMusic:

Juke BoxBest Nights:

Wed, Thu, FriHappy Hour:


Full Bar


 NoCoat Check:

NoNoise Level:

AverageGood For Dancing:


CasualHas TV:

YesWheelchair Accessible:

YesAbout Nova Bar & Restaurant

Nova Bar and Restaurant was opened in 2003, having just celebrated our tenth year anniversary. THANK YOU to our great staff and all of our wonderful friends and regular customers for helping us reach this hallmark. We are proud to operate in such a great neighborhood.

The space housing Nova has been in continuous operation as a restaurant since the 1920’s. Notable namesakes of the past include Infusion (1996-2003) and Cava 555 (1990-1996) It is rumored to have been a “speakeasy” during prohibition.

Nova is a small, friendly and familiar place that has been likened to a local “Cheers” by many loyal customers. Owners Elliot Feldmurk, Matty Goo and Jeff Cox have combined many years of bar and restaurant experience, having been partners in previous San Francisco businesses including the Holy Cow and Whiz Wit. “We try to provide a great atmosphere for celebration” says Elliot, who has been known to pour generous (and gratuitous) portions of fernet on occasion as a rite of passage to those who enter. “The vibe is casual and sophisticated at the same time” continues Elliot.. “I think that is why we appeal to such a wide range of customers. It’s not hard to find your comfort zone here.”

Menu for Nova Bar & Restaurant



Lamb Sliders

Three herbed mini lamb burgers topped with feta, spinach, and red onion, served with fries

  • 12.00

Fried Calamari

With lemon aioli, tomato basil sauce

  • 8.00

Baked Mac N Cheese

Yellow & white vermont cheddar cheese, granna bread crumb topping

Add Smoked Black For… 1.00

Coconut Prawns

Jumbo prawns in a lemon chili sauce

  • 10.00

Spicy Chicken Wings

Buttermilk blue cheese sauce, dipping carrot and celery

  • 8.00

Lobster And Wild Mushroom Quesadlla

Sweet white corn, provolone, lemon creme fraiche, fresh salsa

  • 12.00

Margherita Pizza

Roasted tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil

Add Spicy Sausage Or… 2.00

Mushroom And Wild Baby Arugula Pizza

Ricotta & mozzarella

  • 10.00

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Blackened chicken breast, roasted red peppers, mozzarella

  • 12.00

Sweet And Spicy Bbq Baby Back Ribs

With poppy seed cole slaw

  • 12.75

Soups / Salads


  • 6.00

Mixed Baby Greens

  • 6.00

Classic Caesar Salad

Baby hearts of romaine, parmesan croutons

Add Blackened Chicken 2.50

Warm Herbed Goat Cheese

Fresh beet puree, baby arugula, frisee, champagne vinaigrette

  • 9.00

Greek Salad

Feta, olives oil, bell pepper, cucumber, tomato, red onion, local spring mix, lemon-oregano vinaigrette

  • 8.00

Warm Baby Spinach Salad

Bacon and shallot vinaigrette, mushrooms, hard boiled egg, almonds, red onion

  • 8.00

Steak Sled

Beef tenderloin, baby greens, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, creamy goat cheese dressing

  • 12.75



Pan Seared Pepper Steak

New york strip 10 oz, butter poached asparagus, mashed potatoes, peppercorn demi-glace

  • 19.00

Grilled Double Cut Pork Chop

Apple and fresh cranberry compote, sweet potato mash, bacon-braised rainbow chard

  • 18.00

Southern Fried Chicken

Mashed potato, bacon-braised chard, home style gravy

  • 17.00

Blackened Catfish

Creole veggies, black eyed peas, rainbow chard, cheddar jalapeno hush puppies

  • 17.00

Nova Burger

8 oz. grilled angus with all the fixins, house made pickle, served with shoestring fries

Add Provolone, Chedd… 1.00


Mushroom, spinach, parmesan cheese, white truffle oil

  • 14.00

Blackened Chicken Breast Fettucini

Oven-roasted tomatoes, pesto cream sauce

  • 13.00

Smoked Salmon Rotini

Lemon dill cream sauce, cherry tomatoes, topped with parmesan

  • 14.00

Homemade Lamb Meatballs

Angel hair pasta fresh baby spinach, spicy tomato sauce

  • 14.00



Sweet Potato Mash

  • 4.50

Butter-poached Asparagus

  • 4.50

Bacon Braised Rainbow Chard

  • 4.50

Lemon Garlic Broccoli

  • 4.50

What’s Popular Here?

Baked Mac N Cheese

jeralyn p. Best mac-n-cheese on the planet. The creamy tomato soup with grilled cheese bites is also amazing.… Read more

Mashed Potatoes

TJ P. I can’t speak to what this place is like as a bar. I went there on a Giants game night. But we got… Read more

Nova Burger

Michelle L. When you can’t find a table at 21st Amendment, just come here. My bf and I got a seat within seconds… 

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