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 WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
5A5 Steak Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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 only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/26/2009
    We 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.
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    hot spot
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  • I have been here more than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/23/2009
    I 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:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food & service was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/13/2009
    The 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:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Addition to the Jackson
    FirstVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2009
    Great Addition to the Jackson Sqaure Nightlife, great steaks and the sides are good too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow, we loved it. Food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2009
    Wow, 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:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have not been to a place that
    Fullove525VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2009
    Have 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. sddd
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there early on a Wednesday,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2009
    We 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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food, presentation, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/3/2009
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Posh, clubby, jumping joint--very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/30/2009
    Posh, 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:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, beautiful decor,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/27/2009
    Great 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 $100
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/21/2009
    The 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:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They serve the rare wagyu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/19/2009
    They 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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Below par.. Service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/16/2009
    Below par.. Service lacking in areas, menu overpriced for value.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow, this place is amazing!
    FoodisCultureVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2009
    Wow, 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:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They were still in their soft
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2009
    They 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:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there during the soft
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2009
    We 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:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW this will be one of the
    FirstVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2009
    WOW 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great time, meet with more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/25/2009
    great 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 back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place rocks. I went there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2009
    This 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.
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  • The porterhouse steak is wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2009
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wagyu A5 steaks are amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2009
    Wagyu 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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic