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About 25 Lusk

25 Lusk is a sophisticated, approachable fine dining restaurant specializing in seasonal contemporary American cuisine. All of the original exposed brick and massive timbers are still in place, creating a warm and inviting ambiance while maintaining the building's classic, industrial aesthetic.
The 9,800-square-foot space includes 120 seats in the main dining area, a spacious lower bar and lounge level, 30-35 seats in the private dining area, semi private dining for parties up to 14 people and a community dining table.
Perhaps the most unique element of the 25 Lusk transformations is the open space which allows soaring steel fire orb flues to pass from the main dining level to the lounge below. This design unifies the two-level space while still allowing each level to exist as a distinct venue. 25 Lusk's one-of-a-kind basement level bar and lounge offers a stylish and contemporary setting with an expansive selection of classic and modern cocktails.

25 Lusk Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm -11:00pm, Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Townsend

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 495-5875

Website:
http://www.twentyfivelusk.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is provided by ACE every day for dinner and Sunday for brunch for $18 (valet parking is $24 when there is a Giants home game).

Public Transit:
Cal-Train on 4th and Townsend Street, Muni N and T on King Street,
Bus Lines -47,10,30,45,76,81X

Executive Chef:
Matthew Dolan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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Private Dining

25 Lusk offers many private dining options: from the Clarke Table for 12 guests through to cocktail receptions for 250+ guests.

25 Lusk Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Special Occasion (16)
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Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Romantic (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Cozy (9)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Fun (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went there with coworkers one evening for the first time. Nice meal & full of surprises:) Parking can be valet in front of the restaurant with $20 or paid street parking anywhere around 10:00PM. Overall, good experience there that night. Looking forward to go again;)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The space is just wonderful, and I enjoyed the experience very much! However, I thought the price for admission was a bit high. Everything that we had was creative and good. We started with Caviar and Blinis which i thought were just OK. for salad we split the house greens had very nice vinaigrette, my wife chose the Short Ribs and I the Swordfish. We both enjoyed each of the dishes! The RIbs were were excellently prepared and were some of the best I have had in awhile (even though it was my wife dish). The Swordfish was also very welcome and was prepared, plated and tasted very good! The wines were marginal. The Turley Old Vine Zin did not quite make the grade and I switched up on the second for the Corvina Cab which was very good and priced reasonably.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were on the waitlist for Manressa but did not secure a table. We scoured around San Francisco to see what would be a great local spot instead. Boy were we surprised! What an incredible gem! They took extremely good care of us, the cocktails were done to perfection, the food delighted with every bite, and (relative to so many other San Francisco options) I thought surely reasonable in price for what we got. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Just not good for a pricey restaurant.
The desert was ridiculously bad, mix of unrelated stuff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved the vibe and watching the kitchen through the one-way mirror. Dinner meals were perfectly sized and very well prepared. Can see why this is an Obama drop-in when visiting SF.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fantastic all around! The food was delish, scene modern, and we devoured the wine menu. Well done LUSK.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

All of the appetizers we ordered were great. Very flavorful! The pork chop was good, but not the best I've tasted. Overall, the food, service, and ambiance were great. Music downstairs was good too. Will definitely come back and recommend this place to other people.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Everything was amazing. The one thing I would change would be the music choice- it was too hyped up and didn’t pair well with the ambiance and the food. Maybe it works for the bar downstairs but the restaurant would benefit from something classier and relaxing- quiet jazz, Brazilian jazz (Carlos Jobim?) or something along those lines!
Everything else??? Superb!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Everything went smooth from the moment we came in to the moment we left and got into our Uber. The food quality was exceptional and so was the service. Perfect restaurant for a date or special occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Anniversary dinner. They were very accomodating finding us a table with more light as it is a dark restaurant. We ordered ahi tuna and grilled octopus appetizers. The ahi was perfect with a large crisp to scoop the ahi. The octopus not so much, as they overwhelmed the delicate taste of the octopus with chorizo, which was heavy and frankly ruined my tastebuds for the main course. My husband ordered the flat iron steak which was medium rare with a delicious potato cake. I ordered the recommended pork chop. I found it too smokey for my taste, as I have an aversion to anything smoked. The waiter was very gracious and took it back. I ordered the prawn with parmesan grits, which was fine, but by this time I was still chorizoed out so took the rest home. My husband ordered the small assortment of desserts, which were ok, but my dish was stellar--the stone fruit pavlova with cocoa meringue--outstanding. Another special dish-a must order is the cauliflower brûlée, which is spectacular. We saw the whole fish for two pass by us and it looked like a great choice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food is absolutely spectacular!
Will definitely go back!
Service was impeccable!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We had the fish prepared for the table and the steak prepared for the table, and both were quite good -- they were able to filet the fish for us in the kitchen, but there were still a few bones, so be careful if you order this dish! The service was great and we enjoyed the wine as well!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great place to go for superior service. Be careful ordering food.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Always a great experience. Great space, professional staff and delicious food.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

The steak and prawn dish was amazing.

Server was super friendly and attentive too.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Exceptional ! Daniel, le garçon de table, a professional ! Very good suggestions. Amazing place. And President Obama was there !

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had an excellent meal and very good service. Our server was very attentive and really knew the menu. We also had the pleasant surprise of having the Chef stop by our table to recommend a fish and tall us a little more about the menu. Overall I would highly recommend 25 Lusk.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Lovely place with very creative cuisine. Delicious Filet Mignon, grilled octopus, heirloom beet salad and char fish entree.
Waiter missed one dish we ordered...and then came with the wrong one. He did not charge us for that dish.
He could have been trained better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great all around- food was good, service was solid, and the building is really cool

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This was one of the best meals I have had in a long time, and I have eaten at a lot of excellent restaurants.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We go to restaurants we like until they disappoint us; I've dined at 25 Lusk at least a dozen times and am always impressed. Whether it'sa special occasion, a business meal, a quick bite before a ball game, happy hour with co-workers or late night cocktails, the staff is always accommodating, never pretentious and super knowledgeable. That's true for new employees as well as the staff we recognize. This let's you know the place is well managed.

But we go back because the food is imaginative, ample and delicious. They know how to select ingredients, how to treat and how to present them.
Last night was awesome short ribs and crazy wonderful, huge, tender (guilt free) scallops.
We also shared an octopus and chorizo appetizer, more evidence of the kitchen's formidible skills. The octopus was perfectly cooked with a lovely char, not at all chewy and deliciously garnished. Everything we ordered came in generous portions.
Nice, professional people and great food.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

the food had SO much flavor!!! would totally go back there!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Had a great experience. The waitress was very entertaining and walked us through the menu and prep. We got great insight into the food and style. The food was delicious. There was a party going on down stairs with speakers so it was a little noisy, but shouldn't be held against them as I don't think it's a regular experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Place was extremely noisy! Food was a mixed bag; the gulf prawns were good; also the capellini. Others in our group did not like their food. Service was quite good. The building is interesting and tucked away in a corner alleynear ATT Ballpark (dont go there on game days)
I really liked my cocktail (old fashiined rye whiskey)...big list of drinks and wins.
They have valet parking that worked well.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Like the ambiance and menu, after a prior happy hour. But booths which are much better are limited. Served pork when asked to not include. Overall...mixed for the price.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Very expensive and the food was very bad the service was good but not worth it

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The restaurant was almost empty and had no ambiance at all. Menu was ridiculously expensive and the portions are tiny.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Met a 1st date here, and it was a great experience. The place has a super cool layout, the restaurant upstairs and a lounge downstairs. It has a warehouse/loft feel, lots of exposed beams and red brick interior walls.
Everything we ordered was excellent--i had the flat iron steak and it was delicious.
Noteworthy--the place was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday night, and seemed to empty out fairly early. The lounge downstairs wasn't open, which surely had an affect. My date and must have been having a good time getting to know each other, we were in a corner talking and when we finally looked around, we realized we were the only ones left in a very empty and mostly dark restaurant. Not one employee ever asked us to go or even politely notified us that they were closing! They just waited patiently for us to figure out--and I am so impressed! Very kind of them.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We had the 'fish for the table' it came out cold and it was the driest thing I've eaten recently. It was chewy and tasteless.... for $95 it was not worth it at all!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Superior service. The finest quality. Approachable price. Great value.

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 (Naples)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Really pleased with this choice. Wonderful food and very cool atmosphere. You won't be disappointed

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

This is our second visit to the restaurant. Absolutely love the Octopus appetizer. The other items were very good. The risotto was okay. We were placed in the middle of the restaurant on a round table and struggled to hear each other while visiting. The waiter was new and not very knowledgeable. The service was fair at best. But would return in the future.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always been a favorite as we used to live in the neighborhood. We were up visiting from LA and had to go back. We weren't disappointed! Seemed even better. Recent renovations add ambiance to the bar downstairs. Not difficult usually to get a reservation which in SF is a real plus!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

It was our anniversary so we agreed to splurge. The food was excellent. The fois gras was absolutely wonderful, although it was a teeny piece for a lot of money. The other food was well seasoned and enjoyable. The staff was friendly and helpful. In all, it was expensive, but a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 5, 2017

First night of vacation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Pork chip was very good, although maybe been a bit over cooked in larger sections. Price was much higher than it should've been. Tab for two, with tip, was $170 with one cocktail each, 1 app, 2 entrees, no dessert.

Cocktail lounge was nice downstairs. Cocktails were interesting, vibe was really loungy, but the whole place was quiet for a Thursday. I probably won't be back, due to the price tag and value for what I paid.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Duck breast was severely undercooked and tough - not tasty

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2017

We decided to go to 25 Lusk after exciting news of a new job. What a great place to celebrate! The wait staff was impeccable and the food divine. My boyfriend - who is ALWAYS complaining about how bad steaks are at restaurants - loved his steak, a first.

Chef Dolan really has created a wonderful menu with something for everyone. The atmosphere is romantic, but lively with a full bar downstairs.

I would highly recommend 25 Lusk.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Simply awesome.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2017

I just felt they were short on the wait staff - they needed to have someone there when the guest wants them

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