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25 Lusk
25 Lusk

25 Lusk Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.twentyfivelusk.com
  • Email: info@25lusk.com
  • Phone: (415) 495-5875
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm -11:00pm.
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Dolan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Townsend
  • Public Transit: Cal-Train on 4th and Townsend Street, Muni N and T on King Street,
    Bus Lines -47,10,30,45,76,81X
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking lots available on Townsend Street within a 1 block radius.
A word from 25 Lusk
25 Lusk is a sophisticated, approachable fine dining restaurant specializing in seasonal contemporary American cuisine. All of the original exposed brick and massive timbers are still in place, creating a warm and inviting ambiance while maintaining the building's classic, industrial aesthetic.
The 9,800-square-foot space includes 120 seats in the main dining area, a spacious lower bar and lounge level, 30-35 seats in the private dining area, semi private dining for parties up to 14 people and a community dining table.
Perhaps the most unique element of the 25 Lusk transformations is the open space which allows soaring steel fire orb flues to pass from the main dining level to the lounge below. This design unifies the two-level space while still allowing each level to exist as a distinct venue. 25 Lusk's one-of-a-kind basement level bar and lounge offers a stylish and contemporary setting with an expansive selection of classic and modern cocktails.
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Diner Reviews
  • "great place but the food is awful, the music a nightmare and the check took me aback"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This place had amazing food! Everything was so delicious and unique, I have never tasted food like that. Definitely a treat. We were also on a time crunch and they were extremely accommodating. The service was incredible, and personal. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out, and even family friendly, I saw children. Unfortunately I didn't sit at the bar or lounge but I assume it's incredible as well. We did order wine bottles and they have a great selection. Thank you lusk and to our server with a nice accent haha. I would go again :)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch there on Wednesday. Great whiskey selection!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "They did give me a wonderful table in a quiet area of an otherwise very noise place. My date's duck was fatty and stringy. My rack of lamb was average and I have had much better. The fingerling potato side was very fatty."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have never been here before, but I won a $100 gift card. I don't normally get to eat at restaurants of this quality, so this was truly a treat. Every dish was amazing. We ordered many smaller dishes and one large dish from the menu, and there wasn't one that was less than great. The ingredients used were all very different and all blended together perfectly. The decor and ambience was so welcoming and comfortable! If you can afford the menu, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I was hoping for something more creative and tasty then we found. The menu is American, but the selection was limited. Worse, the items that we picked (pork shank for my wife and Ravioli for me) was not that exciting, or tasty. I wouldn't say people should avoid this place, just go for the drinking, friends, and atmosphere; not for the food. The service was well within the acceptable range."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went for a late dinner after a show. Venue is very chic and modern, lots of exposed wood and circular fireplaces out of the 70s. Asparagus with crispy soft egg was a great reinterpretation of a French classic. Egg had been poached, rolled in breadcrumbs and then deep fried. Perfectly done, with warm yolk running over greens and a brown butter hollondaise. Chicken fried quail was excellent, though the lardo was really too much: an ice-cream scoop of fat to go with an already fatty dish? My wife had serious food envy, even though her duck was perfectly cooked and tasted great."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Delicious courses and really good wine. It helps to be spoiled by exceptional service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Overall, had a great time! Wonderful food, great service and atmosphere. Would recommend for a special dinner or outing."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Everything was tremendous-the food, service atmosphere. I highly recommedn this great find. Don't let the location fool you. It's a gem."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "As a vegetarian, I know full well that I am walking into a limited menu. What they offer, is simply amazing. Working with Waiter, Steven & Wine Director, Cezar, I always enjoy my evenings at 25 Lusk."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "25 Lusk is outstanding! Chef Matthew Dolan is so creative, taking common ingredients but using them in unique and increible ways. Every dish was a true foodie experience. Service was extremely attentive without being intrusive. I would definitely go back and recommend it any one looking for a great dinning experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Impeccable presentation. Flavors melded in a sublime way. Fresh ingredients-wonderful vegetable preparations."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in, we both felt welcomed. The drink menu was really fun, too. Yummy choices! I am vegan and found that the staff didn't bat an eye and came up with some great suggestions. My friend and I were blown away by the flavorful food. Fresh,perfect really letting the flavors come through! Also a restaurant where you can have a conversation and not struggle to hear, priceless!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My CEO was entertaining special Executives from Japan so Nathan the event coordinator did an outstanding dinner plan which made the event great, fun and entertaining. The comments we receive was the food was excellent, the service was excellent and everyone had a fabulous time. Paul our server did a great job in making everyone feel welcomed. I highly recommend 25 Lusk for those special dinner plans."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the chef's menu and the perfect wine pairings at Lusk last week. Always good, but this was great!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "It was fabulous. Service was on point, food was on point and ambiance was great. I love how they play oldies in the background. Great touch."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The raw wood, large solid beams are a great contrast to the stainless steel, glass and fluted fireplaces in the bar area at 25 Lusk. The specialty drinks were excellent. The service was friendly, informed and responsive. We had the egg/asparagus appetizer with a very smooth, rich sauce that didn't smother the panko cooked (how do they coat a raw egg?) egg. Lamb with parmesan spaetzle was excellent and the tagliatelle was an interesting juice rather than a sauce - different and very good. The desserts, chocolate for them and rhubarb semifreddo for us were also beautifully presented and delicious. We had a good time and it is walking distance. Another great option in SOMA."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very quite, good food (burger is excellent), great service."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This is a good find close to caltrain. Good food, interesting menu. Only thing is that it is super loud."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "25 Lusk has a great vibe. It is very "hip" and feels truly like a cool spot. The bar is downstairs and cleared out by 10"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My friends and I went to 25 Lusk to celebrate one of our closest friend's birthday. The food was amazing but above all, the customer service was impeccable! The staff really went out of their way for us. Would highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Gorgeous interior with great food and service. This will definitely be a brunch favorite as I know evenings the noise level ramps up considerably. Great cocktail menu."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We usually dine here when we go to the ballet to make it a memorable night. 25 Lusk never disappoints. Food, wine recommendations and service are always top-notch. My wife and I love this place. Parking is never a problem as we use their valet service."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a party if 8 for Sunday brunch. We were seated in a private room which was awesome. The food was really good - lobster Benedict for under $20 in San Francisco!? And it was so perfectly done. Excellent French presse coffee. And service was excellent too. Just fantastic. We'll be going back every time we're in the city."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I've been here before in the lounge/bar area and found it very cool, fun, swanky atmosphere. Always wanted to try out the restaurant upstairs for dinner. The design of the building is amazing, so our table was really looking forward to the food. Unfortunately the happy hour bar food downstairs was better than the dinners we had upstairs. All at our table of 6 felt the food was ok but nothing really was impressive. Portions were small, prices were expensive. My duck was rare and way too chewy. If you want to check out 25 Lusk, I'd recommend for Happy Hour, but think twice before having dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Worth every penny! We were a table of 5. The staff was wonderful !! Sommelier was so helpful, he really took his time, and displayed tremendous patience in helping me pick the perfect bottle of Pinot. The food was presented and executed perfectly. When asking if I could trade out one application for another on an entree, the answer was simply "yes!" Sheer perfection. Easily one of the best restaurants in the city!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "25 Lusk had some very good dishes, the shaved celery salad being one. The bread is delicious. Out waiter was attentive and the pacing was good. The hostess was less than friendly; we arrived about ten minutes early for our reservation, the restaurant was nearly empty, and she suggested we sit in the bar until 6:30. Rather than come get us at 6:30, the bartender was given the message and we found our way back to the still underwhelmed hostess stand. The decor is very modern. An unusual space, two story space. Overall, some very good food, excellent wait staff, but nothing to make this restaurant stand out from our many, many good restaurants in SF."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great bar tender fab Dark & Stormy. Super beef, a bit pricey."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I ordered the bay scallops omelette. It was awesome. I recommend the coffee and donuts. Their sides of bacon feed 2 easily."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I enjoyed dining here very much and plan to return often."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I have to give it up to the staff at 25 Lusk. They are always on top of every situation and gracious about it too. Not to mention the food isn't bad either"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great service and great innovative food. Great drinks as well."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Cannot beat the lobster benedict and pancakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fabulous and fun!!!! great ambiance!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Food a little rich but great ambience, happening bar scene, great service, great wine list"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is clearly a restaurant that prefers young hipsters judging from the other patrons. Three of us, in our fifties but looking good!, were barely greeted. The hostess, who must have been told that her face would crack if she smiled slightly, made us wait 10 minutes for our table; we were 10 minutes early for our reservation. I counted at least 6 tables open but she refused to seat us. "Your reservations is for 7:15." Yes, for real. There were no seats at the bar, we just hung around until the clock struck the exact right minute. Food so so, waiter a bit condescending to the "old ladies." None of this would matter if the food were great. It was not, expect for the pork shank which was wonderful. We spent a fortune…won't go back."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Very nice decor, upstairs and down..... I want to come back at night and see the place and have drinks.....and sit b y the gas fireplaces....."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We are an "upper middle aged" couple and were looking for a uniquely different dining experience for last Saturday night. A colleagues from work recommended 25 Lusk and we were not disappointed at all. Nick made an awesome eyhound cocktail for my spouse and Jeremy recommended a perfect wine to compliment our incredibly delicoius dinners. All in all we have a wonderful night out at 25 Lusk and would recommend it for any couple looking for a special dining experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We walked into 25 Lusk at 8:30 on a Friday night and the noise was so deafening we almost left. We soldiered on and were seated promptly at a table that was far from the noisy bar (but still not quiet.) The server arrived soon thereafter and, although we could barely hear him, we did manage to place an order. We were glad we did because the food was fantastic: shaved celery salad; shared gnocchi; artic char and braised pork chop; split chococolate mousse dessert. We spent a lot of time with the sommelier and got a fantastic bottle of Sicilian red wine. We must have been the oldest people in the room, as the clientele appeared to consist solely of young tech types. Recommended only if you can tolerate the noise."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Shared the oysters and octopus and had the steak and lobster, delicious. Service was overall good, they have many different servers, bread, wine, food. Our main server was ok, not too informative she would not come around enough."
    Dined on 1/24/2014