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

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Groups (7)
Romantic (7)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
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People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

host didnt allow me to sit at the table

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 14, 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 10, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 5, 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 4, 2018

Amazing service , amazing food . I recommend to everyone

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great Experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent dining!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 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 29, 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 25, 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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·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 16, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 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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·Dined on December 11, 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 10, 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 7, 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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·Dined on December 3, 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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 (Montana)·Dined on December 1, 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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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The place si excellente but The price Is very expensive

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. Food was pricey but very delicious. The wagyu experience was recommended medium rare and was excellent served that way. The lobster tempura was wow.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was my third visit in three years. The first two occasions were exceptional. The food was sub standard. The mash potatoes looked and tasted like slop. However the oysters were excellent. Overall very disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was perfect once again. The servers was great. Food perfect.. Atmosphere great! I was able to perfect my proposal to my girlfriend in the perfect way there. Thank you so much! An she said Yes!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Awesome experience.
Jeff our server was A5 class!!!!

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very accommodating towards special dates such as birthdays and anniversaries.

Cocktail was bitters heavy. Probably that's how it's made but I didn't like it much. It was somewhat like a old fashion with honey but didn't taste anything but bullet rye and bitters.

Food was good love the mashed potatoes. Filet Mignon was super tender.

The bussers skill was amazing I wish I could bus that well he cleared the whole table and wiped it in one go.

One thing that kind of ruined my whole experience was that I wrote don't let any one pay but me... and I didn't so I was mad. But overall good place would come back here again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great detail on anniversary’s dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Recently, we celebrated a birthday and the overall experience was fantastic. The chef offered a complimentary appetizer- crab over a cucumber slice that was delicious. We dined in prime rib (cooked to perfection), mashed potatoes, cauliflower and mushrooms- all were a culinary delight. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the wine list and suggested the Pinot Noir which complimented the meal. The birthday dessert was small bites was sufficient to whet our senses.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice place for many different occasions. Nice friendly and professional services. Good foods and atmosphere. Place I always recommend to my friends.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was excellent. Our favorite items: Tempura Lobster, Padron Peppers, Mushrooms, Steaks were perfection, all were wonderful. Service was perfect. Very attractive and comfortable restaurant. I would rate it as one of, if not the best, SF's steak houses.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We have dined here before and the meat is beyond wonderful. Delicious, and cooked to perfection. The only thing we did not like was dessert. We ordered a dessert to share and
it looked like they threw some things on a plate. It was ill prepared and looked like a
5 year old made it. So stick with the food and forget the dessert!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

If you like steak, this is NOT the restaurant to visit! 2 friends and I visited on Saturday night, and we were excited to try 5A5 given the reviews. Clearly, the owners have several family members reviewing this place, because no independent reviewer would give this a passing grade.

The meal started with slow service and a 30 minute wait for our reservation. But, that was forgivable as the bar has a nice atmosphere. Once we were seated, we started with the Shisito peppers (actually very good, highlight of the meal), and Wagyu sliders. The sliders were a foreshadowing of what was to come...the meal slid downhill from there! Despite being ordered medium rare, they were served almost raw. Nothing "special" about these, and tasted like any slider you would get off the "passed trays" at any mid-level wedding. They make a big deal out of their Wagyu here, and we all expected something more.

Salads were next, the baked salad with an egg. This dish was ok. Then the trouble really began. The 3 of us ordered the $80 Ribeye. I only mention the price because there is an expectation of a good piece of meat. Again, not only were all 3 of our dishes WAY undercooked, the meat was tough, filled with gristle, and we were forced to send all of them back. It was inedible. Honestly, we spent the night listing places we had better steak at, and it didn't take Morton's or Joe's to beat it. We're talking Applebee's, Chili's and business class on United were better. The sides we ordered, the spinach, mushrooms, and cauliflower were serviceable, but again, nothing special.

The manager Matthew was the one bright spot. He apologized profusely, and did what he could to salvage the experience. But, after being there for hours, we weren't about to wait for another hour for a new steak. He didn't seem at all surprised by how poor the food was. I'm guessing his main job is apologizing to customers for the food. We left still a bit hungry, and definitely disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Had the filet and it could have used a slight rub prior to cooking.... i did enjoy the garlic sauces with it however

The gnocchi is a must!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Overall not bad but less than expected

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

the food here is absolutely amazing, and the service is excellent!

Tags: Romantic
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