5A5 Steak Lounge
5A5 Steak Lounge

5A5 Steak Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.5a5stk.com/
  • Phone: 4159892539x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour
    Mon-Fri: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Dinner:
    Mon-Thu: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Fri-Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sun: 5:30pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Asian, Contemporary American
  • 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: James Healey
    James@5a5stk.com

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
5A5 Steak Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
202 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (135)fit for foodies (93)romantic (85)notable wine list (61)good for groups (54)hot spot (46)vibrant bar scene (38)neighborhood gem (24)late-night find (22)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Awesome experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was a wonderful dining experience. Well worth then price. My husband and I think it may have been the best meal we have had in a really long time. Highly recommend this resturant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ask for a booth
    Bridget
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had made early reservations, however, we were given a table in the back where they seated groups with kids. Next time, I'll insist on a booth since we made the reservation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tahni
    Tahni527
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was super awesome! Employees are Very well trained and patienced in despite of my two crazy little munchkins. I would love to come back here. The service over all was great and very professional
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Probably one of the only SF restaurants that stuck out to me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience 4.5 Stars
    jjgunnVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent value. Took a chance & 5A5 did not disappoint. Had the Maguro bite. Great balance of basil, mint & cilantro w/just the right amount of heat from the jalapeno. Small plate had the U-10 scallops 2 ways. Scallops poached so perfectly, Gordon Ramsay would be proud. The seared scallops were excellent as well, chimichurri & trout roe with pickled carrots really add an interesting flare to the dish For my main I had dry aged bone-in ny 22oz w/bacon jam, sous vide “perfect” egg. Mix the yolk with the bacon jam & take a bite of this perfectly cooked steak. Order medium as they tend to lean to the medium rare side anyway. Finished w/4 oz. 50/50 F1 Tajima Filet. Cooked perfectly medium rare, silky smooth & melts in your mouth. Very rich
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner date!
    ngzmn
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Went to 5A5 for my birthday, and we chose the perfect place! My husband and I are meat lovers, so 5A5 totally satisfied our happy tummy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    Nibot46
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was my first time at this restaurant. Everything I hear about it was a good experience for me and my wife. It was our anniversary and the dessert was a nice touch. Thank you to all that served us that night
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb steaks; very very slow
    SolsticeVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was really excellent. We had a variety of steaks which ranged from very good to superb. But we waited an hour for a table even with reservations, and they did not offer much of an apology.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Birthday
    raylight
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My partner took me here for my birthday supper. The food was fantastic; the atmosphere was vibrant; the service was exceptional. On top of all that, the prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steaks!
    time2eat
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Steak dinners are not a regular choice but when you have a craving for beef there is nothing better than a great cut prepared right. 5A5 did not disappoint. The entire meal from the Wagyu Tartare and beef sashimi to the bone in aged NY to sides and dessert were excellent. Nice wine list too. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked into the restaurant. The atmosphere was very nice and relaxed and made for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Made a reservation the day of and my wife and I arrived an hour early. We decided to relax in the lounge area and order some drinks and appetizers. The Wagyu burgers were delicious. We loved the main dining area and the main course was great. Our personal favorite was the truffle Mac and cheese. Great service!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Newlyweds
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I had never tried Wagyu steak before, but it is amazing at 5A5! Definitely worth trying. Even the non-Wagyu steaks are absolutely delicious! Definitely recommend this!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak. Lounge. Sazeracs.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Have you ever heard Dire Straits' Sultans of Swing played lounge style on a baby grand? From the pianist up front providing a background to the background noise (which was quite enthusiastic) to the waitstaff who were present without being obtrusive, this place was great. The waiter we had was excellent, going so far as to surreptitiously rearrange our table after food had arrived to ensure we both had access to everything we needed without reaching. The food was decadent, from Wagyu beef to what is basically a Sazerac Affogato. The whole experience was definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eats2well
    eats2wellVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Glacially potent and realistically priced Belvedere straight- up Martini." "Lobster Tempura"starter induced an historic "mouth-feel"for me: First the satisfying crunch of a perfectly crafted panko crust..followed by the explosion of briney lobsterjuice from an unimaginably moist and ample chunk of tail meat! Followed with the 6 oz. Filet Mignon. Tender and well seasoned.Hip restaurant. Intelligent table service. Back in a flash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Noisy
    FiveAFive
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent steakhouse, sleek+ modern
    ANonyMouse
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre and overpriced
    AliceBTVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 4.9/5.0 Overall
    BornFoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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. :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent on all counts.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very vibrant
    foodfeen
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    food was a B+. Service was amazing and there were a lot of chef s complimentry dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Elisabeth
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awful - I cannot recommend
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
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  • Fantastic and unique steakhouse
    LinAdlin
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    DanLand
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Best steak I had in San Francisco. Service was great. Great place to have a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steakhouse
    Memers13VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    You wont be disappointed coming here. We had the dry aged ribeye and it was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steaks smothered in sauce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Steak House
    VAexplorer
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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,
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Not your typical steak restaurant
    Al888
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    AV8OR
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    First time experiencing Wagyu Beef. Loved it and 5A5! Will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    theswami
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service I ever had...
    SamanSimVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Above Average
    Thor42
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a Wonderful Dinner
    Weldon
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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 .
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food at reasonable price
    Chan
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Friendly ... Romantic ..vibrant... Delicious! You will definitely see me again!! Impecable service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall ok
    DnbhennVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great!
    Frieda
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • this place is LOUD
    charbarmac
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice in one week
    GoodEats52
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet