Hard to find but worth the search25 Lusk is a bit out of the way, but you will be rewarded for your perseverence. We went with friends on Friday night and had a wonderful meal even when judged by San Francisco standards. It is both beautiful and delicious but not pretentious. In short, a most enjoyable dining experience.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDeserves at least one Michelin StarOne of our best fine dining experiences. From the first course to the main course to the dessert - we were not disappointed. Sophisticated food that hits the spot, in fact, all the spots.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI recommend this upscale restaurantI recommend this upscale restaurant. menu is changing, always amazing!!!! a great place for your next dining6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved It!!Went here for dinner and had an amazing time! The overall feel for the restaurant was great, and the food was incredible. The service at 25 Lusk was very well organized and arrived promptly to take orders, bring food out, take away plates, etc.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMJust fabulous25 Lusk Never disappoints ! The food, service and ambiance is phenomenal. We let the sommelier pick a pinot for us and it was reasonably priced and delicious. The wait staff is always professional and courteous. This is my favorite restaurant in the city. If you haven't been there in a while, please revisit, you will enjoy !6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch was absolutely delicious.Brunch was absolutely delicious. The lobster Benedict was loaded with lobster and the prosciutta fanned over the poached eggs was truly crispy - just the way I like it. As rich as this dish was, I still had room for dessert. There are two appealing choices: lime posset and salted caramel brownie. I chose the brownie and wasn't disappointed -- it was scrumptious. Three small brownies were accompanied by mint chocolate chip ice cream. I highly recommend going to 25 Lusk for brunch.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodI am from out of town but make the effort to eat here when in town6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food!!Love 25 Lusk for their always amazing food and ever-changing menu. The restaurant is beautifully designed and the staff is knowledgable, professional and accommodating. The downstairs bar area is popular any night of the week. My favorite restaurant.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good treat!Food and location are really excellent! Came here for the 2nd time already and it got even better!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMComfort in SOMAWe went early on Friday. Hostess was friendly, nice table in brick and timber SOMA building down a short alley off Townsend. Split two excellent first courses and two excellent main courses (lamb and salmon). And shared a good desert (brownie with mint ice cream). I am a nut on service and was not disappointed. Very attentive but not over the top. I will go back often! Great SOMA find for us!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMTrying a little too hard to impressFood is a little too salty, a little too rich, a little too indistinct5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing food and service in SOMAWonderful meal and service! The food and cocktails were outstanding, and the waitstaff are attentive and friendly. Our waiter asked if we had any constraints, and we did -- a good friend was in town and had to catch a red-eye out of SFO. The timing of the meal, drinks, and everything was excellent! Highly recommended!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic brunch with wonderfulFantastic brunch with wonderful morning cocktails! We'll visit again.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemHad brunch here on Sunday with my mum, and it was one of the highlights of our trip to San Francisco! Everything was beautiful, from the decor to the food, and the service was tops. (The restaurant, from our meal, seems to specialize in doing simple fare really well. It's all fresh and tasty.) We'll definitely return next time we're in town!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM25 Lusk is one of the finest25 Lusk is one of the finest restaurants in San Francisco. It is higher priced but worth it. The bar area downstairs is exceptional. There are more private areas for couples and great areas for groups that have a fireplace in the center.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat; beware of the Hungarian PorkThere were 4 of us, and everyone had a great dinner, except for me. I listened to my waiter who strongly recommended the Hungarian Pork, and, frankly, it got a D+; no flavor, tough, and hard to imagine that it would be served in a restaurant like this. However, everyone else had a great dinner. My appetizer, the octopus, was great. I had to return my cocktail but they did it right the 2nd time around. Our waiter was very nice. Overall, service was slow but eventually things came together. LOTS of great wines, but not meant for those with a weak wallet (there were just a few bottles priced under $100)5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest going away dinner, ever.I had a reservation for 10 on a Friday night. The table setting was absolutely gorgeous and away in its own section in the corner. I don't remember our server's name... it started with a R and was a hispanic male. He was so sweet and gave awesome recommendations. The margarita was absolutely delicious. Everyone had the option to pick their own entrees (it wasn't prix fixe, which I loved). Some of the food was hit or miss (mostly hit). Food may have come out a little slow but when it did come out they brought on plenty of staff to bring all of our plates at once. I loved the service, the ambience, the drinks. Would definitely come back and recommend for large parties if you can get the reservation!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebration DinnerThe food and atmosphere at 25 lusk was perfect for celebrating the promotion. I appreciated that the waiter had a good understanding of their wine list. I also appreciated the waiter paying attention to my allergies and adjusting the meal accordingly. The one downside to the experience was we were served our meals around 9:45, when we had 8:15 reservations.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Mother's Day BrunchLots of great choices for everyone and all was delicious!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchNice Menu for Mother's Day Brunch. Good selection for three course brunch. All the dishes had nice presentation and tasted delicious. The only things we weren't too crazy were the Bloody Marys and the fries. The Bloody Marys were overspiced and the fries had way too much salt on it. Other than that, it was a great experience!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Mother's Day BrunchWe were visiting San Francisco over the Mother's Day weekend and took advantage of their Mother's Day brunch menu. Great choice of food, three really varied and interesting courses, excellent food that was tasty, fresh and well presented. The service from the wait staff was excellent, attentive and friendly without being pushy or overbearing. The restaurant was busy and buzzing but not too loud to talk to my table companion. I will definitely be going back the next time I'm in San Francisco, the bar downstairs looked great and I want to try them for dinner. Only problem was finding them - the taxi driver didn't have a clue!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FindI love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly in SoMa/AT&T Park area.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timerMy partner & I went here for the first time for a congratulatory dinner and really liked 25 Lusk. I really enjoyed our server's knowledge and recommendations, helping us to pick a couple of good wines. We had the steak and the pork dishes and we both loved the steak and were both "meh" about the pork. Our appetizers were great: octopus sausage and baby carrot salad. And we really liked the space - a great combo of rustic, old SOMA building with sleek looking furniture and lights. Other than the pork entree being a mixed bag, the meal was great. It is on the pricey side, so not somewhere i'll do frequently.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant - terrible barThe restaurant food and service was excellent.
The bar was not. We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation. it was slow, yet the bartender took 10 minutes to take our first drink order and even though we explicitly stated we had a 6pm dinner reservation and wanted to try a second cocktail before we headed up he never returned until we called him over for our check.
So go to eat but not drink.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWas a great all-around experience!Was a great all-around experience! Amazing flavors that I didn't know existed plus excellent ambience and service. It's a special-occasion kind of place that somehow pulls off a very comfortable environment. Highly recommended.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLusk is a neighborhood spotLusk is a neighborhood spot that is worth investigating. The wine pairing on the tasting menu is very reasonably priced in comparison to bottle prices. The only negative I've found is that the upstairs dining area gets warm after the bar becomes crowded downstairs. Need ot do a better job maintaining the room temperature for the (high end) paying customers upstairs.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGo for small plates and cocktailsGo the 25 Lusk for small bites, snacks, and appetizers with cocktails. The cocktails are amazing! The small plates are delicious and perfect proportions to order a few and share with a small group.
I recently went for dinner and did the tasting menu with the wine pairings and unfortunately it was not worth the price. The food was delicious, but the wine pairings, though interesting, didn't complement the food and it was distracting. Avoid the tasting menu, go for the cocktails, and order several apps or small plates. That experience is definitely worth it and a great spot for a romantic night for 2 or a hip place to go to with a small group of friends.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMKitchen has improved dramaticallyKitchen has improved dramatically from our last visit. Ingredients have become more simply presented and the flavors meld nicely. My pasta was incredible and my husband had a great tuna dish. The prices are a bit "pricey" but its a great place for a get together with friends.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTaste Bud Ecstasy!Run don't walk to 25 Lusk. Very foodie centric. Portion sizes on entree's substantial. Must try the short rib or stuffed octopus appetizers. 25 Lusk has the Mediterrean, Middle East, and African flavors mastered. Kudos to the chef for the explosion of multiple layers of varying flavors going on all at once. Very cool, Manhattan ambiance.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMexquisitely designed atmosphere,exquisitely designed atmosphere, knowledgeable server (Christina) who was attentive and helpful in making menu choices, but was not invasive in any way. Do not miss the side dish of cauliflower with manchego and brie "fondue." The lobster appetizer was petite but delicious and the vegetarian pasta as well as the vegan risotto were delicate and flavorful. In addition to the restaurant, the beautiful bar area downstairs is casual and appealing.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and service.Fantastic food and service. From the time we walked in until we left.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing!!!!!!!!!!! fantasticamazing!!!!!!!!!!! fantastic place, and menu!!! we have been there 5 times in 2013!!!! go on, changing the menu, with new inventive plates4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place...the pre-fixeGreat place...the pre-fixe menu was good,but overpriced be about $15.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat VibeWith two floors, I was worried that the super hip vibe in the downstairs "lounge" would be left behind when we headed upstairs to our 8:45 dinner reservations. The cocktails were so good and the area was so big and open, we almost cancelled our dinner reservation and just stayed on our comfy lounge-area couch. After all, you can get the full menu downstairs.
We went upstairs to a proper table, and were pleasantly surprised. The hip and vibrant vibe continued but was met by a knowledgeable-yet-nonintrusive wait staff. The food is tasty and complicates, bordering on pretentious. In other words, it was exactly what we were looking for.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food were a littleService and food were a little slow in the restaurant upstairs, but otherwise very good. we found ourselves waiting 15-20mins between each course and dinner took a solid 2 hours from sitting down until finishing dessert. I'll still go back but will probably eat in the impressive lounge downstairs.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!! Going back everyAmazing!! Going back every time we come to town!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time inThis was my second time in the private room at 25 Luck. The service was wonderfil but nothing can compare to the food. The lobster Benedict was incomparable, and I've had alot of lobster in my life. We had an amazing time celebrating a birthday and Easter with just the right amount of privacy and attention.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly batting 500The space is amazing no matter what stop in for a drink. We ordered the tasting menu with hopes of a line up of big hitters. The first course was an experiment of imbalanced flavors & textures and a complete strike out. The second course less disappointing but a "walk" at best. The third course was excellent and made an admirable seventh inning comeback attempt. The dessert was a home-run but still couldn't bring home the win. The wine pairings were good but unremarkable, back to the minors for those Portuguese selections! The chef clearly has some talent, but is only batting five hundred on his flavor and texture combinations. Lusk will need to do better for my recommendation.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a very special "thankIt was a very special "thank you" dinner for a client and a friend. I couldn't take the chance of having something go wrong. In this case I relied on the reviews on Opentable and selected 25 Lusk. It was everything those reviews said and MORE. The service was amazing (over the top really), the food was unique and special (with every detail included -- and international travelers, the lamb was better than we have had around the world!) The atmosphere was fun and vibrant. I will definitely go back and can say the same for our friends who were very, very impressed. We had a perfect evening.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter having an outstandingAfter having an outstanding brunch here, I just had to come back for a dinner, and it was great. All 5 of us had something different on the menu and the food was excellent.
Very interesting choices. The only bad review was for one of the martinis.
As a side note, we came from Market and Powell, and finding a cab at night is a chore. I didn't realize that the Muni has a stop nearby, so next time we'll hop from the BART to the Muni.Definitely worth the trip.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGo out of your comfort zoneLoved the octopus sausage and the pork belly. I would definitely get it again. You have to go out of your comfort zone when going to this place. Food was excellent. Would love to go back when I visit San Fran again.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the food and the sleekI loved the food and the sleek elegant look of the place as well as the service. The food was a bit on the rich side, so not for everyone. I was very pleasantly surprised by the lobster with ice cream - it was REALLY good. My whole table thought so. The lamb chops come with a fabulous sauce, which I would put the sauce on the side next time - I loved it but not too much - it is rich! They accidentally did not save my "doggie" bag, so they re-made my dish to take home. Very Gary Denko of them! It is very expensive, but this is not what you make at home! My out of town guests LOVED it. Wish the chef would come out and visit with the peeps - his cousin sent me there, and I did not get to meet him.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for work dinner withGreat for work dinner with somebody who loves good food and cocktails. A bit pricey but absolutely delicious.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular service. GreatSpectacular service. Great attention to detail. Knowledgable staff and a great menu with varied and complex flavors!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time and wonderful meal;Great time and wonderful meal; attentive service; hip atmosphere; definitely a top tier dining experience. Highly recommended.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe space is still beautiful,The space is still beautiful, the hostess friendly, the waiter attentive. The parsnip soup amuse was delicious, as were the gnocchi. We ordered the perch, which was a mistake. Very brown, very bony, mushy texture. The sides were an unattractive molded pile, causing the elements to meld together. Tiny cream puffs at the end were charming.1/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time at 25We had a great time at 25 Lusk! We took my partner's parents here for their anniversary (visiting from Chile).
They were very impressed with the seafood options and the entrees themselves.
Appetizers are on the smaller side, but were followed by filling entrees.
Would definitely recommend 25 Lusk for a special occasion or for foodies!
The ambience is warm with a very modern, dark appeal inside.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM