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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

3,2,1 Happy New Year! Going us here at 5A5 Steak Lounge to bring in the new year. We will be offering an all inclusive (Tax+Tip) 4 Course Pre-Fixe Menu. Please cancel by 12/26/19 otherwise a $50/person fee may apply. If you cancel within 48 hours you will be charged for the full menu.

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MS
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food didn’t come out prepared the way it was ordered. For the price the value did not meet expectations

RA
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

For the price, I expected superior steak...but I've had better at numerous other restaurants. Good meatball starter. Good mac n cheese with lobster, but at $32, I expected a larger portion. Great service!!

l
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé loves this place we have been here 5 years in a row and we love it. Service spot on and food was spot on!

RK
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Ambiance was good. Was ignored after dinner and had to flag people down to get the bill

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Not good , not bad. Been here over 5 times. Seems to of lost its touch. Service could of been more friendlier.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The Filet Mignon and New York steak were overcooked, while the prime rib was undercooked.

D
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Would never come here again. The service was horrible and the manager rather take care of guests he knows, then other guests at the restaurant. If you like poor service and below par, steak then this is the place to go. Otherwise go to other steakhouses in SF.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service just really loud at times and bathroom is it the way !

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately the mashed potatoes were the highlight. Tomato bisque was pretty good. The steak was just ok, definitely not the quality I expected for the price.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food overpriced and mediocre

OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Celebrate my birthday, the service wasn’t that great. I can tell our waiter judge us by the way we looked. We were a young couple and it seem like, he assume we couldn’t afford anything. He check on us once and never filled up our waters. We spent $350, so the food was good but the lack of service and attention by our server was disappointing for the price we paid.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Will be back steak was fantastic and wine was very good

C
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so great!! He laughed with us and was very attentive. So was the sommelier!

GF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would recommend this place for the food (for meat lovers), service and ambiance. However, you need to save up the $ to dine at this place. With drinks and one dessert to share, the bill was more than $700 for two adults and two kids.

FS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The front of the house, our server, and management were welcoming and hospitable. However the ambience is in need of an update, and the food is overpriced and close to inedible. You'd be better off grilling your own steak and preparing your own dinner.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As a chef excellent is the standard. Ambiance is exquisite.

CH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The steaks were not cooked as we ordered. The MR came out more medium, the medium came out basically rare. The wagyu steak we had was ordered medium, but apparently the chef did not agree and basically sent it to us seared. Only one person tried it. For $300 dollars for an 8 oz steak, we should get it as ordered. Mashed potatoes and lobster tempura were delicious. My bill for 5 ppl was more than $1000, and I wasn’t thrilled. :(

g
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was my second visit to 5A5 so came with some expectations. As a business dinner, we were received and tabled in a congenial and professional fashion. Table was in the middle which was a disappointment, but not a criticism. Our waiter was a bid weird - the guy did not follow the normal sequence of looking after us - no drink requests, no starters, etc. Went straight into the wagyu presentation - all chatty and informative discussion with him. Nevertheless, got our drinks, bone marrow starters and dry aged T-Bones with a side of wagyu rib cap. The flow was good, food excellent, and an overall positive experience. One complaint - the steaks and the plates they came on was presented as "careful very hot" - but in fact was quite cool - below expected standards.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and attentive! Food was delicious. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Enjoyed every bite!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was great! Food came out quick, and was very good.

KR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant is San Francisco's answer to sexy for the price the staff could be a little more attentive opulent price tag mediocre service New York strip cooked to perfection mashed potatoes creamy truffle macaroni and cheese okay but nothing to write home about mix drinks incredibly stiff

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Poor steak and

JW
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Decor and service were great but food was underwhelming.

s
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Presentation was excellent. Choices were good and the food was fantastic. If your looking for a 5-Star, this is it.

m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The rib eye we got was tough and very bland. Probably needs more seasoning. Not as tasty as it use to be.

LL
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great business place but a bit overpriced and noisy

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service

CP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Decor and room quality was a little best up and smelled a little dank but the food was fantastic.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Is it possible to lose weight at a steak house?

At 5A5 you can do just that.

How?

Well for starters they will likely forget half of your order.

That's what happened to us. We ordered a wagyu steak along with cremini mushrooms and mac-and-cheese.

Only the steak arrived.

And this was after the waitress had already apologized to us about the lateness of: our drinks; our waters; our menus - everything.

Finally I asked for the manager. It was telling that he didn't know that he should have already made an appearance.

"What happened," I asked. "This used to be my favorite restaurant. Now it's a hot mess."

The manager had no idea. He allowed that the service was slow and unorganized and gave lip service about making it up to us.

"I get where you are coming from - but we still don't even have my credit card back. This is a mess from start to finish. I couldn't imagine bringing a client here."

To be fair, the steak was delicious. So if you like your steak with a side of unpredictability, 5A5 is perfect.

JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was amazing. Food is always good and consistent and the drinks were on point. We'll be booking 5A5 for years to come!

I
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

No longer has tomahawk steak and no longer has the night club. The menu isn't much to choose from IMO and slightly over priced... HOWEVER the service was great and the food was delicious! So, you're sure to always have great food and service.

JB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals of my life the tempura lobster is unreal!

DA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant and beautiful food. The service was what I expected for a fine restaurant. Our server was friendly, acknowledgeable and very attentive. The food was cooked perfectly and melted in our mouths. We were very disappointed to find our teen aged daughters had to share a large common restroom with men down stairs from the main restaurant. One would think a fine dining establishment could at least have a separate powder room for their female customers instead of a football stadium style bathroom in a poorly lite basement in which they were forced to share with men.

DQ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed more recognition of the inherent irony present within the experience.

d
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, the food was delicious, the palette cleansers from the chef were a nice touch, and we had an overall great Anniversary dinner.

JM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The steak was smothered in some sort of A-1 type steak sauce... huge disappointment for a $70 filet. The drinks were absurdly slow... pre-dinner cocktail arrived a minute before dinner, wine ordered for dinner came after meal was finished, cappuccino arrived once dessert was complete. Pretty disappointing for a restaurant of this caliber.

b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We have a bad experience.

We have been asked if we have any dietary restriction and my husband said "no cilantro", the waiter looked kinda rude way as if he said something weird and said "we don't have cilantro in anything" but when he brought the carpaccio we ordered, surprise there was cilantro on top if.

Also, we don't know how could they manage to make one of the steaks undercook (even blue) and one of the steaks overcook (more than medium) while we ordered as "medium rare".

Lastly, Our steak tartar had silver skin, one of the last things you would expect in steak tartar.

We wouldn't go back to this place again.

A
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and and service. The price is fair for the area$$$$$$$$$$

c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure eating at this place.

TS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! There is no other word to describe the food for 5A5. It was the best steak i've ever had and the truffle mac n cheese so good I could come back just for that!

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