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!
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Will you be my Valentine?
5A5 would like to invite you and your valentine to join us on the most romantic day of the year.
We will be offering a 4 Course Pre- Fixe Menu. Please cancel by 5pm on February 11th or a $50/person charge will apply. Credit Cards will be required to hold ALL reservations.

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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The food was fine and the service adequate. But my friend and I ordered a few different small plates and the server said that the items were served family style and would be sent separately (as in sent out in courses), but we received all the food at once: salad, soup, fries and lobster tempura - so we were forced to eat some of the hot foods after they had cooled considerably.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 29, 2017

It was awesome... loved the atmosphere, food & service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Nice food, good services. A place where I always come back whenever I'm in SF. Everything looks fine except the wine list. The lists have changed with less quality wines than before. But I still love to have dinners with my friends there anyway!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

An unserem Abend war sehr laut. Man konnte sich fast nicht unterhalten. Trotz vieler Kellner ca fünf haben immer Details gefehlt. Mein Steak für 65$ war nicht Medium. Schönes Lokal nur laut mitbedingt guten Service und somit im Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis eher nichts empfehlen

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My wife and myself were celebrating our 12 year wedding Anniversary and your team made our moment even more special than what it already was. From the moment we were greeted, till our ending coffee, our server made it a night truly to remember. She was very out going, understood our needs. Excellent service. Thank you so much!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

3rd time coming back. Food are tasty as usual. Will surly come back again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

It was my boyfriend's birthday and we were there to celebrate it. Everything was so amazing. The service was incredible great. The food...omg words can't explain it. The best I've ever tasted in SF so far. Definitely an awesome place to go to. Don't miss it out!

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I've eaten here a few times for bother personal and business meals. Food, drinks and services is always great. The bar was quiet for a Saturday though.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Chef drenches Wagyu and other steaks in heavy sauces.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Steaks are ok, but not would expect more from this place/ They aded sevral toppoing on top of the steaks. You do not taste the great flavour of the steaks because of this.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Everything about 5A5 steak Lounge was perfection❤
The service, perfection.
The ambience, perfection.
The food and drinks, perfection.
I would give 10 stars if I could.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Place for beef lover

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our waiter was excellent. The food was great and a bit unique.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on July 7, 2017

I can't say enough good things about 5A5! The service, food, and atmosphere combined for an amazing experience for my friend's 30th birthday dinner. Our group of 7 people all had a great time. Don't skip the sweet potato gnocchi!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

It was outstanding! Great service from Scott. I recommend this steak house to everyone! Food was prepared to perfection!!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I ordered the Waygu Beef Sliders Medium Well and they were still bleeding. So I sent them back and said I am okay with medium well but to me medium well is not bleeding on your plate. When they came back they were still too pink inside for me. I nibbled around the edges that were done enough for me. Someone else ordered the Mary Free Range Chicken and it was pink inside too. I guess we are just used to food cooked until it is done. This did affect my ratings but it is probably more me than the restaurant. It is just hard to know what medium well is in restaurants as they did not give me any range. If the waiter had said medium well is going to be bleeding then I would have said well done. And I did not think to ask.

Tags: Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

The food here was excellent this was our first time here and it was my daughter 21st bday she enjoyed this place I did as well. Did I mention the food ! Mashed potatoes and lobster Mac and cheese was a hit !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Really fantastic steaks! Great service, nice ambiance, highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Very attentive service. The lobster tempura was amazing. The New York steak was just pretty. The banana bread desert was very good as well. Overall, not quite worth the price, but undoubtedly a very good meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Impressively awful. I don't ever write reviews either.

They did not have 7 different things we ordered off the menu. 4 different wines (a Merlot, the Rose and two others), Bombay Sapphire gin and two other things.

We asked for tap water and got bottled water which I reiterated we didn't want but, they still charged us for. Our appetizer's were comped but, it was still a $250 meal for 3 people who weren't just expensing a business meal. Although that's how it felt we were being treated.

'These people have money to spend, let's upsell them on the meat, the wine, (even) the water'

It was laughable. We went to Kokarri and drank wine there afterward, they actually had what we wanted and atmosphere there is top notch by comparison.

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

The steak was superb! Our server Ali is the best!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The staff knew what they were doing and the food was amazing

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2017

We had a great server who went above and beyond to make us happy. The place itself has great food but I keep coming back because of the excellent service

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

My bridesmaids and I came for my bachelorette dinner before we went out dancing. Staff were amazing and very professional. They greater us and congratulated me for getting married and chef gave us comp green smoothie shots (I don't remember what's it's called, it had no alcohol and it was so yummy) our food was made just how we asked and the drinks were so good too. At the end I got this dessert and chocolate writing read congratulations with two rings and rose petals. I was beyond excited and happy. We had so much fun and that was just the beginning of the night.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great service, great food!

Our server brought out samples of each of the four types of Wagyu beef the restaurant serves, and described each one.

Everyone in our party ordered a cold sushi spoon appetizer. The hamachi-uni spoon was excellent.

For my meal, I got the wagyu beef sliders (2 per order) and the truffle mac and cheese. The truffle flavor was very prominent, I enjoyed both of my orders!

My date ordered the mushroom side prime rib with foie gras served on top for an additional cost. This add-on was not advertised on the menu, but he saw it in an online review. He thought the steak was cooked perfectly and very tender, and I agree. Our friends got another steak and the maple bacon mashed potato and prosciutto asparagus. Everything was amazing!

My cocktail was pretty good. Everyone else in our party tried scotch. Our friends got the 3-scotch tasting, and enjoyed that.

The only negatives are the noise level (hard to hear conversation across the booth) and the booth style seating where we sat was significantly lower than the table, so it was a bit awkward to be cutting steak at that angle.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

So, first I don't love how before you have taken a breath, they are shilling a $600 kobe sampler.
Secondly, why does everything have to have a truffle sauce on the sampler? You don't think fake truffles are a little overpowering for kobe beef? I also think it is funny when they offer prime rib and are sold out 30 minutes after opening in a room that is barely 25% full.

But my main concern is that we asked for medium rare and were served a steak that was blue in the middle. The tables on either side of us had similar issues (for example woman asked for medium and was served rare). The only crucial thing a steakhouse has to do is cook a steak to specifications. Massive fail for $170.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Lovely staff and the food is amazing!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was not perfect. Steak had to be sent back. Overall lacked much to be desired.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

My fiance and I came here for our 7th anniversary.
-STEAK: Filet mignon & NY STeak- very tender and flavorful
-SIDES:Mashed potatoes (w/candied bacon) & Prosiutto asparagus
-DRINKs: Margaritas, measured by the ounce not worth the price.

Be prepared to spend $300 minimum per couple..

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Hostesses were not attentive , told us to wait at the bar as they seated a big party and forgot about us for 20 minutes as the place was 1/2 empty ! Not even an apology .

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, super trendy steakhouse in SF. Recommend the Bone-in Ribeye or any of the A5 Wagyu steaks. Will definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Amaizng Steaks

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Extremely prompt service I flew in from Chicago and took my girlfriend and it was nothing less then perfect, fast, prompt, and polite service. Food was next level good and the chef sent us complimentary tastes of desert and bite size sausages coming back very soon

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Took a little while to get the menus from a server but once we got them everything was amazing. ( my guess was he had a lot of other table so I ybderstand) Server was attentive. Checked in on every dish. Chef created absolutely amazing dishes and they were presented beautiful. I would recommend this lounge/restaurants to all of my friends

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great dinner, our regular filet and A5 japanese wagyu ribeye were cooked perfectly. The A5 was the best steak we've ever had (better than other places that serve wagyu). The lobster tempura was to die for, hamachi shooters were a fun starter.

Service was friendly and on point, fun, modern atmosphere - not stuff at all.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Chose this restaurant for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. We were excited to try it out.
They were out of the steak we wanted as well as mashed potatoes and the sides were served room temperature.
We complained to our waiter but he just apologized and that was it.
Our prime rib was ok. I expected better ambiance and food quality for the price.
I was told to try Epic in SF and now I wish we would have.
We were also disappointed there was no valet. Parking was difficult to find as expected.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Phenomenal service!

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We consider ourselves steak connoisseurs. We have eaten in NYC's Peter Luger, Sparks, etc. this place blows them away. Knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff. Absolutely melt-in-your mouth 11-12 grade wagyu ribeye and cap. And we mean if you let a piece sit on your tongue, it melts like "butta". Generous shareable sides, Creative desserts, special Table-side Scotch and Whiskey service. Just outstanding. A bit pricey, but its once in a lifetime steak. We were there for our anniversary. Recommend highly.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The service is superb and the food is incredibly made. The 2 pound rib eye is a sight to be hold. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2017

I ordered a bone in Ribeyes 32 oz
It is a little bit well done for a medium rare
And I was expecting it will be done perfectly, crispy on the outside and tender in the inside. But I'm disappointed.

On the other hand, the lobster tempura is well deserved a try. I will definitely recommend it.

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