5A5 Steak Lounge
244 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94111Neighborhood:
Financial District / Embarcadero
SteakPrice: $31 to $50
5A5 Steak Lounge
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.5a5stk.com/
- Phone: 4159892539x
- Hours of Operation:
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, 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
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
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5A5 Steak Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since May 25, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (134)fit for foodies (92)romantic (85)notable wine list (60)good for groups (52)hot spot (41)vibrant bar scene (36)neighborhood gem (22)late-night find (18)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
- We never been to 5A5. We onlyOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 6/26/2009We never been to 5A5. We only tried this restaurant after searching on Open Table. Food was not cheap subject to the quality provided. We did enjoy the hip decor and friendly staff, but I guess those would be the only two things we enjoyed. Husband did complain a bit, said rather going to Morton's again for that night (which was celebration in advance for my birthday). It would be more money worth. They have different high quality steaks shown on menu for your choices (cost USD16 to USD19 per oz), supposed they should know a lot about how to make good food. It was kind of disappointed. We will never go to A5A again.Special Features:
- I have been here more thanOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 6/23/2009I have been here more than 10 times and each time I go back it only gets better. The food is wonderful and their steaks are out of this world, especially the Japanese kobe (a must try!!). This place is a great place for a date (although the music might be too loud for some people) or a group (very fun and trendy place to hang out with friends who appreciate good company, food and wine). MUST TRY AT LEAST ONCE..You won't regret it!Special Features:
- The food & service was great!OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 6/13/2009The food & service was great! It took awhile to actually recieve our food, but other than that this is a great restaurant. Our server was very nice & helpful. Giving a complimentary glass of wine was a great way to have start the meal. I would definatly recommend this restaurant.Special Features:
- Great Addition to the JacksonFirstVIPDined on 6/10/2009Great Addition to the Jackson Sqaure Nightlife, great steaks and the sides are good too.Special Features:
- Wow, we loved it. Food wasOpenTable Diner Since 2003VIPDined on 6/6/2009Wow, we loved it. Food was outstanding, from apps to shooters, to mains. The steaks are sold by the ounce, so you can splurge or go economy. The service is excellent. Decor has lightened a bit from Frisson and looks great. Highly recommended.Special Features:
- Have not been to a place thatFullove525VIPDined on 6/5/2009Have not been to a place that specializes in top notch beef. It was amazing with a mix of style and grades of meat. Very open air and you are able to see all the action around you. Loved the Dj while dinning. Bar staff was polite. All were approachable and ready to serve. One note on the other side. Tried to ask the bus person for some help and I think the language barrier was a problem. I don't speak Spanish that well and he was not really wanting to listen to my request for lemon slices for the delicious King Crab legs. Got to have them. I will have to go back often because after the word gets out, this place will be packed. sdddSpecial Features:
- We were there early on a Wednesday,OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 6/3/2009We were there early on a Wednesday, so there wasn't much of vibe...just us, some oldies and some bankers. The food was fantastic!! The server was the nicest guy, but not a waiter...beer served with no glass, empty dishes left on the table. For the price, the food saved the day because it was a moderate experience.
- The food, presentation, andOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 6/3/2009The food, presentation, and service were some of the best I have found in the Bay area during the past 9 years that I have lived here. What a great find in the financial district.Special Features:
- Posh, clubby, jumping joint--veryOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 5/30/2009Posh, clubby, jumping joint--very hip but with a friendly vibe. I'd have guessed 90% atmosphere/10% everything else. WRONG. Food was terrific and only some of it pricey. A huge, sublime T-bone ($35) deserves special mention. Side dishes ($8) were equally bountiful. (We seemed to graze all night on to-die-for truffle fries.) Beet salad and iceberg appetizers were more fussy, but still gratifying. The wine list, although slightly thin, yielded a splendid Spanish ($56). Let 5A5's not-just-gorgeous sommelier introduce you. (Seriously, he's a must.) Dessert menu was however vexing. Overall, I'd like to compliment the owner/managers on an excellent crew, as we met several in the course of our dinner. A++ for our superstar server (+ SFAI daytimer)Special Features:
- Great food, beautiful decor,OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 5/27/2009Great food, beautiful decor, fun atmosphere. One of the best dining experiences i've had in sf Tried a small a5 new york steak, cost a little over $60 and oooooh soooo good, incredibly tender and flavorful! Sampled the regular filet - really good and super tender, but the a5 was still far superior Wine list was lacking in certain areas, but found a great value with my bottle of the BV latour private reserve for only $100Special Features:
- The food was very good, theOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 5/21/2009The food was very good, the garlic fries in truffle oil were the best fries i've ever had. Our steaks were both quite good, although not the best i've had, and no we didn't shell out for the Wagyu caliber steaks, but will likely return to try them. Good food, great service, trendy 'cool' decor/ambiance but also quite noisy. Good spot for a good steak with coworkers and friends, not so much for an intimate dinner.Special Features:
- They serve the rare wagyuOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 5/19/2009They serve the rare wagyu steaks, and makes for quite an experience. It's the most expensive dinner I've ever had, yet not the most memorable. I didn't find it worth the money.
- Below par.. Service lackingOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 5/16/2009Below par.. Service lacking in areas, menu overpriced for value.
- Wow, this place is amazing!FoodisCultureVIPDined on 5/16/2009Wow, this place is amazing! They just opened up this week - food and service were spot on. Regular steaks were really good, but the A5 ones were the best steaks i've ever had - they just melted in our mouth (our group ordered four different A5 steaks - my fav was the New York). Wife really liked the Sea Bass (at a steakhouse?) and beet salad. Hamachi shooters were really tasty, although a little difficult to 'shoot'. Truffle fries and mac 'n' cheese are out of this world. The A5 is expensive but worth it, other items on menu were very reasonably priced. Desserts ranged from ok - really good, apple tart was the best. Creme brulee was eh. Definitely not a regular steakhouse with its trendy decor, but our group loved it!Special Features:
- They were still in their softOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 5/7/2009They were still in their soft opening, but it did not show. The service was great, the food was excellent. I had the A5 filet which literally melted in your mouth. The wine list was impressive and very good. We will definately go back.Special Features:
- We were there during the softOpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 5/2/2009We were there during the soft opening so hard to know how this will translate to reality, but all the foundations are there. Excellent steaks, perfectly cooked, tasty cocktails and terrific service. That's all good, and what I expected, the bonus is the decor & ambiance. Who doesn't enjoy an good old school steakhouse, but it's nice to see a twist on the tradition. I'll be sending a lot of people there, if only because it seems like the steakhouse San Francisco deserves.Special Features:
- WOW this will be one of theFirstVIPDined on 4/29/2009WOW this will be one of the hottest places in town turning Jackson into the "new" Filmore or Chestnut for Restaurants . Nice job. Send me an invite for the launch opening.Special Features:
- great time, meet with moreOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 4/25/2009great time, meet with more friends once we got there could of stayed all ngiht, great party in the loung. And the food was some of the best I've eaten in a long time. All the spots in the city this is an A+ we will be backSpecial Features:
- This place rocks. I went thereOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/23/2009This place rocks. I went there twice in less than a week during a recent business trip to SF, the first at the rec. of a friend, the second because I thought it was worth returning before I left. They were still in soft-opening, but nevertheless, it was excellent. Definitely would recommend it to anyone visiting the Bay Area.
- The porterhouse steak is wonderful.OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 4/16/2009The porterhouse steak is wonderful. Hamachi shooter, truffle fries & mixed mushroom are must try. Th food can be hotter when it gets the table. Services are great.Special Features:
- Wagyu A5 steaks are amazingOpenTable Diner Since 2002VIPDined on 4/16/2009Wagyu A5 steaks are amazing - tiny nodules of fatty flavors popping in mouth with every bite. Warm apple tart is a must have. Mushroom side dish is a great compliment to the steaks. Kobe NY was a total disappointment - that's even b4 trying out the A5. Need more appetizers - only have hamachi and soup shots. Entres are too small to share. Need bigger wine list and more full bodied reds to pair with super rich A5 steaks.