5A5 Steak Lounge

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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 . Please view our website for specials and other events.
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Sun - Tue 5:30PM - 6:15PM
Thu 5:30PM - 6:15PM

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique steakhouse offers much more than the big chains - more selection and more options.

Steak Tartare was quite good and artfully presented - could have used a few more toast points, but honestly the house made bacon bread was also a great backstop for the beef.

The steaks have different toppings based on the cut - ours came with truffle foam and Boursin, we also sampled poutine with cheese curds - I preferred the later as it really amped the flavor profile of our tender, yet lean filet.

Superb service by Hana was icing on the cake.

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The steak is the reason to come here. Fantastic! Also excellent we’re the scallops and meatballs. Salad and desserts were nothing special. Our server and all of the staff were informative, friendly and attentive and really made the occasion special.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really like our waitress (Rebekka) she was great help and very informative about the food as well as the history of the Wagu.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, food are fine, but the price are not worthy

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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! The manager Mcdermott was particularly a joy to interact with!

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Mobile
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful plating and a NY cut A5 steak that melts with every bite. Nice finish with an amazing banana soufflé with coffee ice cream!

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New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this little gem of a place last year. I went in, sat at the bar and enjoyed a 4oz steak and beverage. I returned with a friend 2 days later. The staff remembered me and treated me like a queen. Fast forward a year, visit to San Francisco for the weekend, I returned for dinner with my mother. Ben, one of the servers, REMEMBERED me from a year before!!! He remembered I was with a girl friend and why I was up in SF!! Again, treated like a queen! Thanks for your excellent service, individualized service, yummy food and drinks!!! It became my favorite steak place last year and remains my favorite in San Francisco.

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SA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was and cocktails were great as always. Service was great as well! Love coming to this place!

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BR
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ben our server was extremely knowledgeable and takes a lot of pride in his work, we were thrilled to have him guide us through this amazing restaurant experience.

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Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and we had an amazing waiter. Everything was perfect!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! I couldn't decide on a wine and was allowed to sample 2 kinds to assist with my decision! The way is the best we have had! Would definitely recommend and go back again!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Overall the steak was OK. Not great, not the worst but not cooked to my liking. I had the T-Bone and from a discount steak place I’d honestly have found less fat on the fillet and more tender sirloin so really when you are paying probably 2-3 times more here you’d expect more.

Maybe their more expensive options are what they want you to go for but if the mid-range menu pieces aren’t a focus then why have them at all let alone at that price. I’d recommend the Cheesecake Factory over this unfortunately.

Service, decor and ambience was perfect.

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JK
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our waiter was great. My wife and I appreciate his attentiveness. I gave four stars because it is overpriced even for a Wagyu steak. I enjoyed everything else other than the price.

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j
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic time, very attentive service.

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GJ
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was overly priced for the quality. As a steak person I feel like adding all the extra stuff to the steak takes away from the meat. If you truly have high quality meat there is no need to add the sauces and and tater tots on top of a steak.

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SG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and ambience

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FA
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is hands down my new favorite place to eat and hangout in SF. I love the food and the ambiance is excellent. Definitely recommended for a romantic upscale date or a great dinner with friends.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was horrible. High priced and bad steak. Was overdone and flavorless. A lot of it was masked with disgusting sauces. I’ve had better steak at outback.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It wasn’t noisy because it was empty. The appetizers were amazing but we came for steak...with “steakhouse” fully in the name one would expect their steak to be spectacular but the thick cut really took away from any flavor. They served us a chewy steak. The lobster tempura was amazing though, as well as their cocktails.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing ! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great food and service

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J
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

service was outstanding, servers very knowledgable, food was incredible, very very pricey but expected that going in.

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PH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Expensive but good food.

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an experience and our waiter was the best! Will have to comeback again, as everything was great, the truffle fries were such a great start, the meat, amazing, and their drinks just added to it. The dessert topped it off!

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1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here. Love it. Great experience. I like the food and service. One thing I think they can improve a little more is the prime rib because the prime rib is a little disappointment. There is some part of the prime rib is not chewable. Overall, I have a great time celebrating my birthday here. Definitely want to come back and try the happy hours.

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J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was executed perfectly per usual. Noted we were celebrating my husbands promotion at work and we’re gifted a delicious dessert after our fabulous meal.

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BK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary with great food & drink The awesome service & the surprise anniversary dessert made it extra special!! Thank you for making it a memorable evening for us. 🥰

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Steak and prime rib were excellent. Service was great. Wine selection superb. Only reason they don’t get full stars for food was that they served Chinese broccoli with cheese. Fusion I understand, but Asian inspired food with dairy never works...also wasn’t clear from the menu that they would serve it like that. My date (non-Asian) was also taken aback...otherwise a fantastic evening. I didn’t send it back, we just tried our best to eat it

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San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely recommend this 5-star dining experience! Incredible service, excellent food quality and a lovely setting. The best of the best.

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Amazing steak but paired with enough jellybean foods to make Charlie from the gang salivate. More milk please.

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary at this lovely restaurant. The staff went out of their way to be sure we were comfortable and enjoying our meal. We plan to go back again soon. It was a lovely night.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing, the service is superb! Dry Aged T-Bone and the Bone In Ribeye are a must have! Definitely will make a trip back.

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AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The environment was very noisy, the steaks were just okay, but the appetizer scallops were amazing, and the service was wonderful.

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BN
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the private dining room, I highly recommend if holding a business meeting or private setting!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Great food

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner with friends

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove up from LA cause we got bored of LA dinner, so we were like “let’s get dinner in SF” haha

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AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter knew the menu and the food very well. He kept a smile on his face, stayed checking in us. Everything was just perfect.

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1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my boyfriends birthday it was a great experience and amazing food

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TE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall a great dining experience. The only thing noticeable was it was really loud and hard to hear throughout my conversation

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

When we arrived, we were seated outside of the main area in a dark corner when there were clearly tables available. Then, when we ordered, the server was clearly trying to push the most expensive dishes. She suggested the lobster tempura - it arrived over cooked and the flavor was lackluster. The $80 ribeye we ordered was not seasoned nor was it tender. We ordered it medium rare. Also, they didn’t slice it for us. Typically, when you go to a steakhouse and you order a 32oz bone-in ribeye, they slice it for you. Not the best experience and I will not be returning.

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