About 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 . Please view our website for specials and other events.

244 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Steakhouse, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Lounge Open for Drinks at 5:00pm
Happy Hour: 5:00p - 6:30p

Dinner:
Sun-Mon: 5:30pm - 9pm
Tue-Thu: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Fri-Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Battery Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 989-2539

Website:
http://www.5a5stk.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking

Executive Chef:
Allen Chen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Dining
sales@5a5stk.com

Specials

Complimentary glass of sparkling wine!

Specials

Complimentary glass of sparkling wine!
Details

Enjoy your sparkling wine with our top quality steaks from around the world.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. At least 1 entree must be ordered per 2 people. Includes Tax, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: January 9, 2018

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Sun-Mon 8:00PM-9:00PM
Tue-Thu 8:30PM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 9:00PM-10:30PM

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Private Dining

5A5 Steak Lounge is proud to offer 2 private rooms and 3 semi-private event spaces accommodating groups of any size, up to 300 guests. With our diverse menu featuring everything from luscious steaks to unique vegetarian options, 5A5 is the ultimate venue for any variety of special events.

5A5 Steak Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.3

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4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (10)
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Romantic (9)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Casual (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Food tasty but so cold half the dinner was inedible. Although offered a replacement didn’t want to hold up the rest of the meal. Too expensive for this kind of service but the food was tasty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Anniversary

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was exceptional. The service was a little uneven and slower than expected for the price you pay

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Dinner. A5 Wagyu filet was expensive but incredibly good. Tempura lobster tail was sublime.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Beautiful layout, crisp, uncluttered, although there is a serious need to re-carpet the stairs down to the lower level, they looked like something out of a frat house. The lobster bisque was delicious but it needed to be served much hotter, I had to eat it faster than I'd planned to avoid cold bisque. I asked for bread with it but it was never brought to me which was upsetting because the tables are set with a bread plate and a butter knife. What's the point if there is no bread?? Confusing. The New York strip was very good as was my husband's prime rib. The cauliflower and mushroom sides were fine, nothing spectacular. We enjoyed our meal but not for the $222 we paid for it. We didn't even have wine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

They ran out of our first choice and the waiter said that happens regularly by “this time,” which happened to be 7:30...that’s pretty early to regularly run out of prime rib at a steak house. We ordered two glasses of wine neither of which were served by the time we’d finished our appetizer. When asked the waiter said they had to go to the wine cellar to get the bottle of Grenache. This was one of four or five reds served by the glass...like running out of prime rib how do you not have bottles of your glass pours at the ready? He ought to have comped the wine by the time it arrived but he didn’t. The food was very good.The service, not so much .

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was generally good, though simple requests for excluding ingredients due to allergies were met with "the chef won't do it because it won't look good in presentation." This makes business dinners difficult and ended up putting a damper on the evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I enjoyed the food, service, ambience and would consider visiting again.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great Great Food !!!

Nothing than exceptional service !

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Best steakhouse in SF. A little noisy, but the steak... the steak is king.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

High end dining, great service, our food was prepared exactly as we ordered it. Wife's birthday and they even brought out a beautiful happy birthday plate for her. Wonderful experience.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I saw this resto online and it catches my attention.
We went for there for my boyfriend’s bday dinner. I’ll tell you everything was perfect! The prime rib and fillet mignon was delicious!! We also tried the hamachi, iceberg lettuce and wagyu sliders! They gave us complimentary champagne and desert with happy bday on it! All the food was cooked in perfection! If I can give 10 stars I will! 😍

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We loved it! Hr

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a wonderful experience! Excellent service! I will be going back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Disappointed! Tried 5A5 for the first time last week. We had the truffle fries, lobster tempura, wagyu sliders, steak tartare, New York steak and the fillet.. the only decent food was the fries and NY steak. Tartare was tasteless, lobster tempura was very soggy, sliders were average, fillet mignone super tender but the glaze was terrible. So many fine dinning options in SF to return here. Our server was nice.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Visiting from out of town and we really enjoyed great steak and wine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

host didnt allow me to sit at the table

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wagyu was overpowered by too much butter. Sommelier described the Pinot Noir as “bubblegum” and having a very fruity note, neither of which was accurate.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Apple parsnip soup was great and filet mignon was delicious. Chef offerings were a nice touch. Service was wonderful. My dining companion didn't care as much for the prime rib (not necessarily because it wasn't good, but he wished he hd ordered a filet instead). Place was a bit noisy but overall a positive experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We made reservations and arrived an hour early. The host was able to accommodate us. We were seated immediately but their chair was defective. We raised the issue and was moved to another table right away.

The food is great and customer service is excellent! A little bit pricey but it’s worth the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Good food. Great service. Good for a date. Best steak I ever had.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This place was amazing! Our waiter plus the staff here were all so pleasant. They took care of my friend and I so well. We were celebrating her birthday and the dinner was so awesome that it had my friend in tears. It was beautiful haha. The food was great! I loved the mac and cheese with lobster and the tempura lobster tail. And of course we ended it with dessert. Yum yum yummm!! So bomb! Can't wait to come again with my husband next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Authentic, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, People Watching, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing service , amazing food . I recommend to everyone

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great Experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I had the opportunity to dine here on NYE. The food was pricey, but they did have a special prixe-fixed menu evening with a lot of culinary options.

The ambiance was wonderful (not too loud) and the service was just as pleasant. Particularly, the large-sized filet mignon!

The only complaint I have what that the $50 non/refundable deposit was not clearly stated when I reserved the time slot. Other than that, I would definitely dine here for another special occasion.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent dining!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Hadn't been to 5a5 in several years and wanted to bring my wife here for the first time. The food didn't wow me, especially with the prime rib that we asked for medium rare and got medium. Our drinks came out seemly slow considering there did not appear to be any patrons in the bar area; bartenders appeared to be standing around chatting with each other. Our server was very good and attentive to us. Overall, the rating will be much lower than what I had given the restaurant on previous visits. Still a good restaurant for eating steak; though I may suggest saving the prime rib for a steak house that specializes in prime rib.

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 (London)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent service. Fantastic steak. Unnerving prices for the special steaks. Not sure if the value equates to the quality but that’s more me than the restaurant. Great restaurant and service and will return.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was good I’m not a truffle person and so didn’t order the Wagyu meat as every one of them had a truffle sauce. Every type of drink I wanted they didn’t carry no Crown Royal, no Pinot Grigio but what I did eat the Filet Mignonette with garlic sauce was fabulous mashed potatoes awesome.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The server Jeff did a great job! The food was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My duck was good. Others had the filet of sole that was WAY too salty. Our server was not rude, but not polite either. All in all.....a so so experience that I won’t be returning to. Also, as a side note, the most expensive red wine by the glass was from one of the worst wineries in Healdsburg. At $22.00 per glass, they should be ashamed of themselves. Instead, we ordered a half bottle of the Rafanalli. They should be bringing in perhaps Seghasio zin for that money. I live in Healdsburg and no restaurant in Healdsburg would serve the choices they offer by the glass.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Order your choice of meat without anything on top and everything on the side.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Very disappointing! The A5 Wagyu Ribeye was excellent, U.S. Filets were average, and the 32oz. U.S. Ribeyes were poor (very tough). Sent one ribeye back and I never do that ever! Slow weak service, messed up the order twice, and we spent $1250 for a party of six. Live and learn. If you go... only order the A5 Wagyu!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Really delicious dinner! We had the bone-in rib eye...shared it as it weighed in at 32 oz. Enough for three hungry people. Simply perfectly prepared. The mashed potatoe side was heavenly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Came here for our annual xmas steakhouse dinner with the girlfriends. They sat us at a 2-seat table where the sides come up, but only opened 1 side stating the couldn’t open the other because of another table nearby. They also said they couldn’t seat us at any of the other open tables because they have people coming. I guess our reservations meant nothing.
Thankfully the table next to us was kind and didn’t mind the other side being open.

The oysters were good, nothing special. I had the ribeye and the girls had the t-bone. We’ve had our share of steaks before and found 5a5 to have really fatty steaks, not marble fat, but chunks of fat that we would have to cut off. The sides were okay and we didn’t try dessert.

Overall, not impressed nor would I take my husband here. Waiter was nice but the overall experience and food were lacking.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I brought my family here with great excitement, but sad to say I was deeply disappointed by the service in particular but the main courses as well. It has been several years since I have dined here and I can recall having an absolutely fabulous experience back then. Unless someone else organizes a dinner here, I don't believe that I will be coming back to 5A5 given all the choices available in the city.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Staff was not attentive for the first hour of our dinner. I had to ask the hostess to send the wait staff to take our wine order, bring the wine, take the order, etc.

Staff needs to be attentive that business dinners with 9 people need immediate attention to drinks, ordering, and swift execution throughout.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place probably had it's glory 10+ years ago and now is simply a highly overpriced restaurant. Prices are not nearly in line with quality of everything: food, service, ambiance. There's probably a hundred places in the city way better than this at half the cost.

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vip
 (Montana)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The best thing about 5A5 is the food. Everything we ordered was delicious and perfectly prepared.

The downside and the reason I won’t go back are 2 things.

First everything was way overpriced. Wine list too expensive, dinners too expensive, sides and starters too expensive. Fortunately for me it was a business meal, but even though my company paid, it was out of line.

Second reason was that the waiter was condescending. He gave me the impression that he thought I was cheap for only ordering the $90 bottle of wine, not the $250 bottle he recommended. He also padded the bill by suggesting way too much food for the 4 of us to eat. At steak places like this sides are shareable, but he wanted us to order 4 for the table. We did order 3 sides and ate less than 1/3 of each.

There are much better restaurants in SF.

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 (México)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The place si excellente but The price Is very expensive

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