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5A5 Steak Lounge
5A5 Steak Lounge
  • Address:
    244 Jackson Street
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

5A5 Steak Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.5a5stk.com
  • Phone: (415) 989-2539
  • Hours of Operation: Happy Hour
    Mon-Fri: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Mon-Thu: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Fri-Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sun: 5:30pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Contemporary American, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Allen Chen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 5A5 Steak Lounge offers full catering services and event coordination. Our event team hosts can provide off-site catering and event production at your home, office or other venues of your choice.

    From cocktail parties, corporate luncheons to sit down dinners and weddings, we can take care of all your food and beverage event details.
  • Entertainment: Tuesday to Saturday: Live Pianist
  • Special Events & Promotions: James Healey

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Battery Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking on site (Mon - Sat)
    Street Parking
A word from 5A5 Steak Lounge
5A5 Steak Lounge is San Francisco's first 'Steak Lounge' - a stylish and contemporary take on the traditional steakhouse with the upbeat ambiance of a cocktail lounge. Executive Chef Allen Chen (Alexander's Steakhouse) has developed an outstanding menu which both complements and explores the boundaries of the traditional 'steak & potatoes' fare. Steaks: we serve 100% Japanese Wagyu, US Certified Angus Beef, American and Australian 'Kobe'. A5 is the highest grade of beef in the world. 5A5- 5 senses/the A5 experience. 5A5 Steak Lounge is conveniently located in the northern FiDi, perfect for happy hour, dining, and late night cocktails. Please view our website for happy hour specials and other events.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was very good but there were a couple of things I thought of as kind obnoxious. For example, in between the appetizer and the entree, they bring you this little mint-jelly-jello cube on a spoon as some kind of 'palette neutralizer' - it was stupid. It was also very noisy. But the food was good."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very tender beef, excellent meal and service. A bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion or to impress guests. The ultra modern decor is not to my taste, but then so little is. Go for the food. They import genuine Wagu and Kobe beef, and their domestic beef is Angus. My T-bone was underdone but fine, so order one step more done than you really want. Extra friendly and efficient staff. They called 2 days in advance to confirm our reservation, and asked for any food allergies or sensitivities-- then the waitress repeated back what I told the caller and advised against certain selections. What a great service. I was impressed."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Well, we didn't pay 138 for 4 oz of Japanese beef, and my spouse enjoyed her roast beef enough. The shrimps should have been thrown out the day before, the lentil soup was the best thing I had. I could go on about how most things were either sub-par or ordinary, despite a too-cheerful waiter trying to upsell us. Won't go back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "One of the best dining experience I've experienced in San Francisco. Our server was outstanding! She was knowledgeable with the menu, gave great recommendations, and was very welcoming and attentive. Phenomenal service. The only bad part of our dinner was the food runner who took and boxed our food. He tried to carry all the plates, and in doing so, stacked a plate right on top of our creamed spinach that was going to be boxed up! When we got our boxed food back, we realized he had thrown away my bone from my ribeye. There was still meat on the bone and I was looking forward to eating it at home! Also, he threw away what was left of our mac & cheese, which my girlfriend was looking forward to eating too. :("
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was the best dining experience ever for my wife and I. They were informative of the food and drinks, and gave great recommendations on pairing food with wine. We informed them we were seeing a show and they called a taxi for us and had it waiting when we were done with dinner. My wife and I will be back, with friends. They were also very cautious of my wife's food allergies."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "food was a B+. Service was amazing and there were a lot of chef s complimentry dishes."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was Amazonas, and the service even better! If i could, i would bring the waiter back home with me to Norway. Outstanding knowlegde which made our experience top notch."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Dinner was a disaster. Lobster Tempura: Lobster was average, cooking in low temperature oil(?) caused it to be oily and unsatisfying. Soup du jour - Carrot and Ginger - was flavorless. The Iceberg Lettuce salad was among the worst I have had in a fine dining establishment. Yellow, almost rotting lettuce. The manager took it away, but the one he brought to replace it was not much better. Brussel Sprouts, which the server recommended, were horrendous. 4 ounce Tajima F1 filet, medium rare, was nearly inedible. Tasted like the fuel that was used to cook it. Aumse Bouche was made with 'stale' prosciutto. Palate cleanser was without taste. I skipped dessert."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Business dinner with two others for an early dinner. Our waiter, Ali, was very thorough and energetic ... he recommended the Wagyu beef. Although it was tempting, we decided to go with their standard steaks. I highly recommend the appetizers including the Malay Satay, Shrimp, Wagyu Slider and the Truffle fries. The Prime Rib was excellent and so was the Ribeye. The restaurant was not too noisey, and we were able to have a nice conversation without being drowned out by the other patrons."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Best steak I had in San Francisco. Service was great. Great place to have a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "You wont be disappointed coming here. We had the dry aged ribeye and it was amazing!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Visited 5A5 Steak Lounge on our first night of a week long trip to San Fran and liked it so much we returned for a second time a few nights later. Loved the diversity of the menu, the care and attention that went into the sauces accompanying the domestic cuts and the waygu??? What can we say -- a little tough on the pocketbook but very much worth it!! Bar far the best part of the experience though was the quality of the staff. Our server Layla was absolutely phenomenal -- extremely friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable -- and interacting with her was certainly one of the highlights of the trip."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Loved the lobster mash potatoes and really enjoyed the mushroom side plate (great if you enjoy a simply prepared wild assortment of mushrooms). The steak we ordered was smothered in sauce, which may be good for some, but if you're a traditionalist who wants a great steak that stands on its own you will be disappointed. I saw other people ordered a prime rib that looked fantastic, for which I may go back and give it a try."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is not your average Japanese steak house. Live piano music accented the ambiance of this contemporary, upscale restaurant. The service was first rate. The food was expertly prepared and presented. The lobster appetizer was flavorful as were the sliders. Worth the splurge was the Wagyu beef. Three of us shared an 8 oz. rib-eye. The steak melted in your mouth - a culinary experience! No doubt the American steaks would have been tasty for a fraction of the cost. All in all, a great meal and an enjoyable evening,"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I had a 4 oz A5 wagyu rib eye that was cooked perfectly, melts in your mouth and it was better than Alexander's Australian version. My Son's bone-in rib-eye was huge and cooked just the right way, which is difficult because the thickness of the steak itself! and my wife's three small plates; tuna tataki, wagyu sashimi and lobster tempura was great, especially the lobster tempura that cannot be cooked any better; crunchy on the outside yet juicy on the inside! Aside from the wonderful meal, their dessert was great too! we are coming back for more next month with friends so we can try other dishes as well. Wanted to also mention their excellent services!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "First time experiencing Wagyu Beef. Loved it and 5A5! Will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I would expect great beef from a Steak House, and 5A5 did not disappoint. The $200 Wagyu steaks were not in the budget, but the "regular" ribeye was among the best I have had - great sear/crust, sauce, sides. Everyone in my party (work colleagues) left happy. Hope to return soon!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This is my 1st time to this restaurant and I brought a friend who works for Singapore Airlines. She was very impressed with our waitress, Megan. She's very friendly, efficient, patient, passionate about what she does. She has a great smile all the time. And check on us to make sure we are okay with our food. What a pleasant evening with excellent service and great food. I'll be bringing friends to 5A5 again."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Fine meal, good experience, and a few things for the epicure. There is Wagyu beef on the menu and a fine selection of whiskeys from around the world. My companion and I each ordered a flight (three 1oz shots), one from the US and one from Japan. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly without being overbearing, the ambiance leans towards trendy (flashy lights), and the chef sent out a couple tidbits to whet the appetite. Would definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "First time at the restaurant which has been open for five years. The staff was excellent from the front door to the Matre D usering us out and telling us what direction we should take for our walk home. Food was exceptional from the 3 different cuts of beef to the all of the extras. Spinach, Mac & cheese, mashed potatoes and on and on. These were the moderately priced steaks in difference to the 5A steaks on the left side of the menu. Service was the BEST. Jake deserves an award besides his gratuity. The lounge and the Neil Young lookalike piano player was a hit. One glass of port became 3 glasses, and a whole lot of 60 & 70's music leaving just a great spot in our hearts for A5A ."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We celebrated belated Father's Day dinner. My father had a great time there with unique and taste Wagyu beef. He had the rib cab and it tasted great. He was very surprised being served with a special dessert at the end for his recognition. A few things to improve. 1) The table is leveled too high at the center section. I felt like a kid, eating with arms held high. 2) The music from the pianist was too loud. I hope softer music was played. Other than that, it was great. I will definitely come back to treat my friends out."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Friendly ... Romantic ..vibrant... Delicious! You will definitely see me again!! Impecable service!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent and attentive service. Wife's filet outstanding...my ribeye just ok. Ribeye prepared ok, just nit a good cut that night, low marbled. Mac n cheese was excellent."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was great. Over server was very attentive, but it was a little loud. But all and all, a great place for steak."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The open kitchen is fun to watch, but noisy. The open floor plan makes you feel like you're in a high class lounge, but also adds to overall volume. The food all had great flavor, but our meat and veggies were a bit underdone for our taste (fleshy center for medium rare & al dente brussel sprouts). Since we were incredibly full from our appetizers and other side dishes, we were perfectly content with eating the edges of our filet and ribeye, and took leftovers home. The service was GREAT! From the moment we were greeted, to our servers attention, to the support staff clearing our dishes, filling our water and checking in on us. Don't expect to have an intimate conversation, but do expect to have a fun, lively dining experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I dined at 5A5 Steak Lounge for my birthday followed by an encore visit several days later. The staff was welcoming and genuine each time. The atmosphere was comfortable and not pretentious. Delicious food, generous portions, appropriate seasoning and just the right temperature. I had a Wagyu steak for my birthday and while it was pricey it was worth cost. $$$ My second visit saw me ordering grilled chicken. The menu is simple and most items are affordable. The staff was very accommodating and even flagged a taxi for me as I hurried to the theater. Give 5A5 a chance, I'm going back soon!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great service and food, expensive but worth it for special occasion"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I very much liked the menu concept. Fun, innovative"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "From our appetizers to dessert and all the mini tastings in between we were thrilled with every morsel. Ali is amazing!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Went here tonight for my 7 year anniversary dinner 3 hours and $240 later this place ruined our entire night ! Dinner took over 3 hours for two people 3 courses. They cooked our steaks wrong and then when they came out with the new ones they must have been out of sauces because my steak had almost no demi glaze or tarragon beurre fondue but they tried to cover it up with the herb salad. They tried to make it up to us with free desert and only made us wait 30 minutes for it. This place is a joke and they treated us poorly because we where from out of town. The manager told me he had never seen so many things go wrong in his 30 years in the business. Then comped us one app and desert that took 30 minutes that we didn't even want."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I had been here before and enjoyed the meal. This time there was nothing that we had - and we had about 17 different items because we were a large group - that was the least bit memorable. It was very disappointing. And very expensive. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Even the steak was not particularly good."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Warm and welcoming, food was great, it was definitely a 5 star experience. The ambience was wonderful. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Dinner was incredibl!,. Food outstanding, excellent service and great wine list. Make sure you save for dessert"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was the best steak I have had in a long time.the food is amazing,The service was so great.I cannot say enough about how wonderful we were treated.It is deffinately an food lovers paradise."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Initially, this restaurant looks and feels like a cold, modern, trendy restaurant. The decor is kind of a cross between 50's modernism and futuristic. The maitre d' seemed out of place here: an older gentleman from an old, stuffy restaurant. However, it is further from the truth. The maitre d' greeted you warmly upon entering. The waiter service was impeccable. He and his assistant were very knowledgeable and attentive, but not overbearing. The food and presentation were very good. Typical steakhouse pricing where everything is a la carte. What really surprised me was, upon leaving, the maitre d' thanked me by name, and made a comment about and remembered the brief conversation we had with him when he first seated us. Now that's service."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Highly recommend the new lunch offering - great price point, AMAZING food, quiet ambiance. I want to go back every day. Loved the bento box idea. It's like 4 lunches in one. Can't wait to revisit!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I've been here for dinner many times but it was my first time for lunch. I love the "bento box" concept. The portion is small so you get to sample many option. I order the eye of the Ribeye, lobster tempura, truffle mac & cheese & truffle miso soup. Everything was delicious and I didn't leave there over stuff. The services as always are exceptional."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Wow! I'm very impressed with 5A5. I booked a 5:30 table for two on a Thursday, and the place was completely empty. The place quickly began to fill up, but the service didn't get distracted at all. The staff was very welcoming, and each person addressed by name the entire night and never stopped paying attention to the table, even when every other table was occupied. The cuisine looked like art, and everything was delicious! The Chef sent us 3 special "tastes" gratis. I was glad that the appetizer portions were small, because we wanted to order 3 courses. The best appetizer on the menu is the Mac n Cheese with lobster. I could have been content just eating this all night. The steaks came out perfect, dessert was spectacular "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The service and food was A+. I went there for a formal business dinner & viewed the experience as excellent. I would also return with my wife now for personal dinner as well."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This restaurant exceeded many of my expectations from reading the reviews. I had a late dinner there with my wife and everything from the ambience, the service and the food was outstanding. The interior space was warm and inviting. The tables are a mix of couches and chairs and made for an interesting layout leaving enough to know you're in a restaurant but still have that intimate feel with your dinner party. The service from our waitress was very good. She kept us well informed of the dishes and made a few suggestions which we selected. The food was incredible. We enjoyed the bites and appetizers and our steaks were cooked to medium rare perfectly. Overall, it was a great dining experience and a night to remember."
    Dined on 5/25/2014