272 Soluna Cafe & Lounge

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Located on Civic Center Plaza across the street from the Asian Art Museum, 272 Soluna Cafe and Lounge offers a classic Californian-American Cuisine.
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4.4
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MW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We arrived early and sat in the bar area. The server in the bar was not overly friendly and a bit odd the way he spoke with us and his body language. Then we moved to our table and had lovely service and the waffle chicken was AMAZING!! Nice evening over all.

KJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredibly tasty! Service was excellent and was unhurried. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal before heading over to the Orpheum.

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to eat there. Very welcoming. Unusually interesting menu. Split the sirloin steak and would do that again.

j
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service fantastic and served at a perfect pace. The beet salad and fish & chips were definite stand outs. :)

p
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A fine choice for a casual meal near the civic center. But stick to the basics on the menu.

AJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

crab bisque, brussel sprouts were very good. We enjoyed the mushroom risotto although less salt would have been better for our taste

CG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Menu was limited. Food was just ok. Wine list was very limited and they were out of two of the wines.

G
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If your looking for somewhere to eat prior to attending a show near the Civic Center this is your place. They offer a wide range of food options. The 8 hour brisket and the fish and chips were delightful.

It is helps that my meter monitoring wife located us a on the street meter at 4pm and was perfect for our 5pm reservation.

Their bar selection will keep you occupied until then

AM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We visited right before going to Hamilton on a Wednesday night. There were not many people in the restaurant but it seems at though there was only one server for the whole place. We were on a time crunch so we did have to get their attention a few times. Overall the food was good but the selection is pretty small and the food is pretty expensive. Very close to the SHN Orpheum theater which is nice.

l
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Stick to the smaller plates like the Shrimp Fritters for a better value, "large plate" portions are small. Needs a hot fish dish other than fish and chips. The tuna dish is raw tuna.

LL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

friendly, attentive service and lively ambience. Food was very good.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner fo 4, required in time to go to the theater. They hit it out of the ballpark with efficient & egaging service, good food, & excellent wine selection. Will be back!

RH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had tickets for the symphony. The service was prompt, and we got out in time. Ahi tuna was perfect. Both the coattail and cab wine were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service was nice. Everything tasted great.

j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for dinner before a show at the Orpheum, as it’s a quick walk to the theater. Delicious food, creative menu. Fun bar scene on a Thursday night.

TT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, drinks, and service. We ate early, so the place was nearly emply.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A good place for a pre-Hamilton bite. Great location. Service was fairly good and friendly. Price was reasonable.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved our server, she was delightful. Food was good, with some unique selections (chicken and waffles, but also some schnitzel). And it was a great place to a grab a bite before a show at The Orpheum Theater. Thanks Soluna !

AD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The location was exactly what we were looking for, but the menu was uninspiring and the food no more than okay.

AB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great restaurant for anyone going to the symphony or ballet. We were there New year's Eve, and it was a delightful dinner and an easy walk to Davies Symphony Hall.

m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food, what a little hidden gem. Best burger i have had in a long time.

EM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Soluna on our way to Nutcracker.
The food was excellent (and I was with some serious food snobs), and the service was delightful. It was almost as if our server was a mind reader. All in all a lovely time. We will be back!!

p
Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It has been a while since we ate at this restaurant. We were disappointed in how run down the establishment is. The floors are worn, the restrooms are dirty and falling apart, the booths are wobbly, and overall the ambiance is disappointing. The food was overpriced for what we got, the order was mixed up twice. Overall it was sad to see this prime location is such sad condition. I've seen nicer college town Bistros!!!

DJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Had a show to get to, only ordered drink and apps. Took over 30 minutes to get served. Tried to quickly pay but that took some time. Missed opening of the show!

MD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

If you're going to the Theatre, sure... but watch your time... Our server was good and checked in on us... however, the table next to us was a different story. Food served, no water, no ordered drinks. So, good luck...

PC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food was good, and the location perfect for visiting the Orpheum. Unfortunately, on this, our first visit, the service was horrible. The server struggled, but also seemed to have no team support from the bartender, host, or management. Akso, the risotto would be better as a side dish, not a main.

KH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Super noisy bar, subpar food, lackluster service.

FF
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Schnitzel was amazing as well as the spaetzle. Tuna was perfectly done. If you are going to the Orpheum Theater, this is the place to have dinner.

MR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Took 45 minutes to get water and cocktail order. Over an hour before food, When asked what happened to the wine we ordered, 20 minutes into dinner told us all out of it. He wanted to know if we wanted to order a different wine but were finished with dinner by then. Overall the food was good, the cocktails would have been good if not sitting at the bar for 30 minutes; however, the service was so unacceptable we will never go back.

f
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I booked this place since it was close to the War Memorial and the online menu had a lot of choices for kids. However, the menu at the actual restaurant was very different. The waitress said the menu online was outdated. Had I seen the actual menu I would not have booked here. This place was very loud since half the restaurant is a bar. Overall not family friendly.

Also, our first waiter never returned after we ordered bread (which we never received) . We had to flag someone else down to take our order. We won't be returning.

S
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Our waitress continually ignored us, it was almost an hour before we had any food in front of us. We almost missed our theater start time. The food is fine, but bad service overshadowed it and made the experience a bad one.

T
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soluna Cafe is terrific! We came back again for dinner before the symphony. Yum! Adrianna was fabulous as our server and took good care of us. Portions are large and sharing is recommended to try more delicious items from the varied menu. Recommend highly.

JA
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quick dinner after a party, I think we just missed the pre-theater dining, although there was an office party going on in the front of the restaurant. Service and food were great. Will probably return.

KN
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All in all our meal was excellent. We had 7 people ranging in age from 15 to 80 and everyone found something yummy to eat. The music when we first arrived was a bit difficult to take - something dramatic/symphonic/intense sound track like. It was toned down and was much more agreeable. Price range was very reasonable, especially considering the location. Would certainly go again.

BF
San Francisco
139 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

In the past, we have had very slow service. But this time everything was well-timed for our pre-theater dinner. The food (Ahi Tuna, Brisket, Schnitzel) was delicious and Matt, our server, was wonderful. We'd definitely come again....but will remember to allow plenty of time.

T
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, they were very aware of needing to get their diners out in time for their curtain times, which is always much appreciated. Beyond that, everything we had to eat was good to excellent. I'd absolutely eat here again.

JV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there very early, 5:00 PM before a show. The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived. The staff was pleasant, the menu had enough variety, and the food was good. The location is good for the Orpheum Theater and parking at the SF Civic Center parking lot.

LK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were hoping to have a nice dinner prior to seeing Hamilton. The time was tight due to traffic and reservations. The staff was fabulous, helping us order efficiently, keeping things moving, and helping us enjoy delicious food with plenty of time to get to the theater for curtain.

j
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The service was fantastic! The food was even better. Soluna Cafe is now my favorite spot for an outstanding cheeseburger! After talking to our server about what is the most ordered dish, I decided to find out why so many order the burger. Westlake Joe's had always been #1. Today it moved to #2. If you have a chance to visit Soluna you must try the burger!

JA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was really good although the risotto needed more salt which I remedied with a few sprinkles. Otherwise from the Shishito peppers to the Pear and Arugula salad to the local bread with salted butter was amazing! The drinks are really creative and yummy as well. They could do with a little updating of the interior decorations but otherwise it's pretty cozy atmosphere.