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25 Lusk
25 Lusk

25 Lusk Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.twentyfivelusk.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
  • "Menu very creative but some more traditional offerings would also have been nice...maybe a small green salad?"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Excellent food and very creative. We had swordfish and duck and were pleased with the balance of ingredients and spices. Pitch perfect! The cocktail menu was exciting and the two specialty drinks we tried were delicious. The restaurant design is contemporary/industrial, very nicely done. Service was great. The server was knowledgable, friendly and gave us just the right amount of attention. An enjoyable experience!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Came to 25 Lusk for lunch for the first time last week and had a delicious meal! The Fried Chicken daily special was outstanding and then Fish & Chips were delicious. Friendly fantastic service too! Don't skip dessert, it is always fantastic."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "On a lark, partner and I decided to enjoy a lunch at 25 Lusk. We went on a Monday, and the restaurant was very quiet. Received outstanding service from Catherin (waitperson) and Stephanie (manager). Our dishes (Fish and chips; Burrata and Fried Green Tomatoes) were delicious, and portions . . . especially considering it was lunch time . . . were extremely generous. All in all, great eatery tucked away in a tiny alley near Cal Train station."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had a great evening here. The food was absolutely worth the money, and we had a very helpful waitor. The atmosphere was really cool, with an industrial interior style and dim lighting."
    Dined on 6/27/2013
  • "Great duck pate. Service was awkward and with hovering waiter."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great cocktails. Cool decor."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The atmosphere was good and the food had great presentation, but many of the dishes had too much salt and definitely not worry the money. Wanted a fun night with the girls and this place did not deliver."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Just started opening for lunch a few months ago. Food is always good and it is the perfect spot for a work conversation. Recommended!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Waiters and receptionists are well trained, well mannered and extremely helpful and friendly. This is very rare nowadays so definitely something to cherish. Food was ok, I will definitely give it another try sometimes soon. Great decor and it was very quiet despite a busy evening. They really took care of us for our birthday evening, a nice place to enjoy food and relax at the same time after a long stressful day."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This a terrific place with a fun atmosphere. Highly recommend it to anyone. Only downside was the bartender was also the server. Probably a good bartender but not a good server. Food was exceptional.Valet parking available but $14 seems a little steep."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Another enjoyable evening at 25 Lusk.....with some BUTS.....I was with a "fussy" , AKA boring , eater and thus the menu didn't suit. Two side dishes were ordered as the meal and that went over very well. Well priced and perfect. On the other hand, I love the interesting menu but I have to say the portions are getting a tad pricey. I had a sashimi halibut small plate ...delicious but for $16 I would expect more than 1.5in x 2.5in sliver of fish. This is not some exotic rare catch. Black cod often comes small but this was a disappointment . And ditto for the melon cucumber salad....a few cubes scattered on the plate with the excellent dressing. Probably cost $1.00 of ingredients. The service was superb...."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Got there at 7pm did not leave until 930pm sat and waited for dinner for a long time. Forgotten drinks and multiple reasons why everything was slow - still do not know what to believe. For a $300 meal with 5 people service should be impeccable instead it was like a long movie that I wanted to end. Maybe next time they will get it together."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I joined a party of favorites to explore 25 Lusk via Dine About. We were all impressed and will return."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Wonderful place with great food and best of all very professional and happy servers. Not inexpensive but a very enjoyable and fun place"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Hostess was rude upon arrival, server greeted while we were being seate , left, and returned asking if we had any questuons but did not take drink / first course order. After about a half hour later proceeded to take food order. Seemed contradictory about the wine list, and recomended everything. I would have spent at least twice as much if the server was knowdlegeable and favored one dish or one wine regardless the price. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My friend and I had a delicious lunch in this beautiful restaurant. The space is open and interesting. The service was warm and professional. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Several years ago, my friends surprised me with a birthday party in the private dining room at 25 Lusk -- we had a wonderful experience, and the food was off the charts. I then took my parents back to the restaurant, but the food quality took a nosedive. Now, after returning for a dinner with my boss, the restaurant has clearly found its stride. The baby carrots appetizer was so delicious, I was tempted to ask the waiter for one to go so I could enjoy it again the next day. The 38 North duck was outstanding, perfectly cooked, and balanced with some delicious sides. The wine pairing (Neal cabernet) was off the charts, especially from one of Napa's best cab makers. Overall, this restaurant continues to impress!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Worst Food in San Francisco... Bar None... Service, our party had to continually look around for someone to come to the table for anything. We saw our wait person, maybe two times the entire night."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Last time the food was good but the overall service experience not so good. This time the reverse! Service was just fine but I thought the food was pretty lousy. The Fava leaf salad was drenched in dressing and still flavorless and it got worse with every bite. The Quail entree was very very unimpressive, too greasy and the flavored just weren't working. My wife didn't want to go there and said "why are we going to that place , its so dead!" And she was right at 8 pm on Saturday evening there were quite a few empty tables and the crowd continued to decline as the night went on. Walking out via the downstairs main bar at around 10:30 it was about half empty and a large portion of the patrons boozed out baseball fans. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "great spot. good food. good wine. they were very nice and we had a great time."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had brunch there, and the food and atmosphere were wonderful. The passion fruit posset was a unanimous hit! A unique and delicious dessert!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Not sure why the restaurant was so off on a Saturday. Cocktails were good. Appetizers were so-so and fish was way too salty. Staff seemed to have forgotten about our dinner order, yet tried to deliver a dessert that wasn't ours 4 times. I was a little disappointed in the service and food this time around."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Gorgeous interior. Our server Dan was fantastic. Food was good, not great. I would return and try again. Some interesting dishes worth going back for. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "After waiting comfortably at the bar for my group we were seated promptly for our reservation. The food is out of this world good. I have never tasted queal prepared any better. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "A great place to enjoy an evening of fine dining, and socializing. I will return on my next trip to San Francisco."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived - host , waiter, and everyone who we came in contact with who were staff were fantastic. The food was outstanding and innovative without pretense. Would highly recommend to foodies."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Wonderful in every way from food to atmos, this place delivers!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Had been searching for such a location since arriving in the USA. Very much a Euro-chic style lounge ...with a great restaurant. The menu is good, location very relaxed and with the appropriate ambience for a romantic meal through to a celebration dinner and drinks prior to further evening activities. Parking not available ( except Valet ) but street parking can be found locally. A great find in the Mission Bay area."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I'm a foodie and was looking forward to this meal - glad they were open for lunch as dinner prices are expensive. The GABA green salad was all that I'd hoped for: perfectly dressed, unusual - not on every menu in town, light and satisfying. The fish and chips were nothing special - chips a bit soggy and batter on fish so so. My pork belly reuben was fine. The bread (focaccia) was a little too thick and so not toasted enough and got soggy while also remaining dry in the middle if that makes sense. The cheese and sauerkraut were fine. overall I'm not going back there for the Reuben or fish or chips but I am for the salad. That sums up our meal. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The place itself is honestly one of the best well designed restaurant I've ever been into in San Francisco, the mixture of wood, brick walls, mirrors, fireplaces hanging off of the cellar and cozy couches made the ambience just perfect. However, the food is not as good as it should and the quality of food lacks. You can find way better places to go if you are a food lover. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Food & service were good and it's a nice space. We didn't have to wait to be seated for Sunday brunch at 1:30p. But that may be b/c brunch isn't cheap here. Nice spot though for those occasions here or there and you don't want to wait for the forever popular neighborhood spots."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great service and food. Atmosphere was great for a night a with a girlfriend or a date with your man. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "25 Lusk is a gem of a restaurant in an otherwise very casual neighborhood off of Townsend Street. Great restaurant for foodies."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Went here last night with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. Service was excellent, host and staff were very lovely and accommodating as well. The lamb was delicious and all food was very well presented. Chef's complimentary dishes and tastings were thoughtful and appreciated as we waited for our main entrees, and at the very end 25 Lusk was cute to do a little birthday plate of macaroons for one happy guy. Overall great dining experience, would definitely return for dinner or drinks in the downstairs lounge, although left feeling a little unsure about the creme brûlée side we ordered. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We went for Easter Brunch & were required to have the pix fixed for $38/person. This was good for everyone except for one person in our party who could not eat 3 courses. The manager was kind enough to allow him to order one item only. The salad was very good but wasn't impressed with the tempura bacon. The gulf prawns were ok, lobster Benedict was very rich and a little under coked. The fried green tomato BLT was a big portion. My friend had the burger which he loved. And he loved his Bloody Mary cocktail too. The dessert was an interesting passion fruit custard. We were a party of five and ended up downstairs. It was ok, request the upstairs level which has a much nicer ambiance. Overall, it wasn't an exciting foodie experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went for easter brunch. The food was really good, but the price fix menu + cocktails made for quiiiite an expensive brunch."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went to 25 Lusk for Easter Sunday brunch. They had a prix fixe menu that was lovely. All the dishes we had were exquisite, but then, what could possibly be tastier than tempura bacon? Or eggs Benedict with lobster?"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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