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Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge

4.6
4.6
1016 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Named "S.F's's Hottest Rooftop" by S.F. Magazine, join us 120 feet above Market Street where the energetic chic of a European terrace meets laid-back vibes of California cool. Now serving an all-day menu from Michelin starred Chef Jason Fox and new daytime cocktails created by partners, BVHospitality (Bon Vivants, Trick Dog) featuring the vibrant flavors, original combinations, and unique bitters and syrups for which the duo is known.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (628) 895-2039

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Fox

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    McAllister and Market

  • Parking details

    Valet $6.40/ 20 minutes plus tax

  • Public transit

    Civic Center Bart Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Reservation Fee (F&B Minimum Applies)

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Please note that for all reservations of 3 guests or more, a minimum food & beverage spend of $65 per person is required. As of January 1st 2022, in order to make a reservation in Charmaine's, a non-refundable $5 reservation fee per person will apply. This fee guarantee's seating space. In case of cancellation or no-show this fee will not be refunded. Walk-ins will be welcome any time but will be based on availability. We have been challenged in the last few months with last-minute cancellations and no-shows, making it harder for us to see you as often as we would like, as our reservations appear more limited than they are in actuality. Our goal is an accurate depiction of our availability to allow our staff to better accommodate you.

What 1,016 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Scenic View

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  1. JU

    JenniferU

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    My husband and I have lived in San Francisco for many years. We went for a birthday celebration, and while some of the aspects of this place were good, some were disappointing. Although the decor outside on the deck is pretty, and the view is amazing, the chairs are really uncomfortable, and the tables are too small for the food offerings they serve. We barely had room for our water glasses and our cocktails. There was a little stool that sort of fit under our small table, so we pulled it out when the food came, but the server kind of dumped the plates onto the tables, leaving it to us to figure out how to get them onto the table in front of us! In spite of the fire, it was a little chilly out there, and we asked for blankets. We got them quickly, and they are pretty, but not at all warm--these should be replaced with something that's a bit warmer! The wine and drinks were good, the burger and pork belly plate were delicious, and I appreciated the unexpected birthday dessert. We will be back, but most likely in the daytime and only for drinks, unless the tables get a little bigger!
  2. CK

    CeciliaK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best time! We loved the service and the complimentary champagne
  3. m

    meowpurr

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The view wonderful. The menu needed the fryer! Everything you wanted to order required the fryer. It was not working therefore, just salad cheese salami plates etc. Wanted fish tacos. They should of told you this prior to ordering drinks and view of the menu. Staff excellent, service excellent, view clear but cold. Tables low more for cocktails /young people ...than a sit down dinner at a proper table. I will go back just for the view drinks and snacks.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time, thank you!

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded 7 days agoThanks you!!!! We're honored you have you spend time with us. It brings smiles to everyone in the building! Hope to see you again sooner than later! T. Elliott General Manager, Charmaine's

  5. M

    Moaraj

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is amazing, Patty Jim and Tamara and the rest of the staff do an incredible job making us feel welcome, recommending cool drinks and making sure we had a special evening!

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded 7 days agoThank you Moaraj. And thank you for singing the praise of Patty, Jim and Tamara! We love them too. I'll make sure to pass the word on to them and the rest of our team. Looking forward to seeing you again soon Moaraj. T. Elliott General Manager, Charmaine's

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Amanda for going above and beyond!

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded 7 days agoThanks for the 5 star review! I'll let Amanda know that you that you gave her a shout out! Happy that you enjoyed your time with us.

  7. R

    Rajdiv

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good vibes.Enjoyed our anniversary toast under the moon

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded 7 days agoThanks Raj! Great to hear that you enjoyed yourself and your anniversary. We appreciate you coming in more that you know. Thanks Raj.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First. The staff was excellent. Everyone was polite, attentive, and experts in customer service. The menu is limited. Very limited. But we enjoyed the appetizer of 3 Japanese meatballs. Yes 3. We all enjoyed the fish tacos. The drinks are expensive but tasty and potent. Now the ambiance. The fire pit tables create lovely ambiance and are warm. We visited in November. The temp was 55 and dropping. We were warm and toasty on our front side. A little chilly on our backside but the server brought us blankets. Perfect after that. That was a really nice touch. We enjoyed it. Although it was expensive I would take out of town guests for drinks. They do have a food and beverage minimum per person. 2 drinks and the fish tacos made the minimum.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded 7 days agoThanks for your feedback and thanks for spending time with us. We love it when our guests come in and have a great time. Hope to see you again sooner than later. Until then... Thank you!!!

  9. MJ

    MathisJackson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a nice spot but be aware you may drop 200 or more dollars as you get swept up in the view, top notch food and drinks. Totally worth ever dime.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded 7 days agoThanks for coming in and enjoying yourself Mathis. It always brings a smile to our faces!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    We came to celebrate a birthday (no acknowledgement was given). Food definitely needs improvement it is not tasty, taste like dinner food. Chairs are not comfortable, overall the ambiance was beautiful, and the experience felt very rushed.
  11. CE

    CarlyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience4
    Service was awesome, wine was delicious, food could’ve been better.
  12. m

    michelleh

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, except our food came out a bit lukewarm.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded 7 days agoHi Michelleh. Let me know the next time you're in, would love to come to your table to say hello. T. Elliott General Manager, Charmaine's

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    The staff was fantastic, and the ambiance was good. The food was extremely disappointing.
  14. V

    Varun

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and service. Very expensive drinks even for SF standards.
  15. SL

    SLCandPAH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Glad there were vegan options, great atmosphere, music was a little loud as we were seated under a speaker but was still nice and we moved inside when rain began
  16. AF

    AbiF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very aesthetic ambience giving cozy drink with friends

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on November 9, 2022Thanks Abi. Appreciate you coming in and appreciate the love. See you soon. T

  17. G

    Golfinmom

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good EXCEPT we were a party of 6 and had a two hour maximum and $65/person minimum. Before we had even settled our bill some of our unfinished drinks were being picked up without asking if we were done with the drink. This was not being done by our waitress (she was great!) but other service people. The food was excellent and the venue is a lot of fun. Views of City Hall and looking up Market. Right around the corner from the Orpheum Theatre which was where we were headed afterward. All in all a good experience and we would go back.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on November 9, 2022Hey Golfinmom. Thanks for coming in and enjoying yourself and I hope you enjoyed the final weekend of Moulin Rouge. I heard it was great. Let me know the next time you plan on stopping by, you can stay as long as you want!!! Have a great rest of the week and thank you! T

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 50th birthdays 🎂… The view , service, and weather was perfect. It’s a great way to enjoy a large group of friends. The fire 🔥 pits keeps you warm. Also nice that each one of us had our small table to place our plates, and drinks.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded 7 days agoHappy belated birthday!!! Happy to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed yourself. Thanks for sharing the love!!

  19. KM

    KylaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great place to chill!! We will be back again when we came back to San Fran.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on November 9, 2022Kala!!!! Love that you loved it. See you when you're back in town!

  20. CC

    CCB1

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great views and great service. We celebrated my birthday here and it did not disappoint. Our server was very friendly and attentive and my espresso martini was delicious. We also ordered the lettuce wraps which i recommend.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on November 9, 2022Hi CCB1. Thanks for taking the time you send us your thoughts and your experience with us. I love the espresso martini as well! Hope to see you again soon. T

  21. L

    Lucchibelafonte202123456

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very nice, very upscale and very friendly. I would definitely come back

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on November 9, 2022Nice to hear that you enjoyed yourself, Lucchi. Looking forward to your return! Let me know when your stopping by again, would love to meet your and your friends. until then... Thanks. T

  22. M

    Moaraj

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jim, Patty and Tamara are amazing - its always such a fun time at this place

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on November 9, 2022Thanks for the love Moaraj! Jim, Patty and Tamara are awesome. I'll let them know that you gave them a lovely shout-out!! See you again soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for date night. Staff was awesome! 10/10 experience.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on November 9, 2022So nice to hear. Thanks for coming in and happy to hear that your enjoyed yourself. And thank you for mentioning our great group of employee's, we love our team too!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food, and outstanding service provided by Anthony.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on November 9, 2022Yay!!!! Happy to hear that you enjoyed it!!! We love Anthony too!!

  25. RR

    RRankin

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The idea that you can just gather around a bunch of living room furniture for dinner really doesn't work. I dropped ketchup on my pant leg. It was hard and uncomfortable to have a conversation across a coffee table. The windows were open, and it felt like camping outside. Not bad service. The waitress brought me a martini instead of a Cab. The burgers were either over cooked or under cooked. The whole checking in thing downstairs was really clunky. However, the bell man in the lobby was extremely helpful and all the service was courteous, professional and polite.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on November 9, 2022Hi RRankin. Always striving to improve the guest experience. Appreciate your feedback. Thanks

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Charmaine’s to celebrate my 25th birthday. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like royalty. This place quickly became a favorite of mine in SF

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for celebrating your 25th birthday with us. Happy to hear you enjoyed it. You are royalty!!

  27. PD

    PattiD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The atmosphere, views & service were great. Loved the fire pits. Food was good but not amazing. Plan to return so I guess that says something :)
  28. v

    val56

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fun evening. Waiter attentive but not bothering us. Small plates were tasty. Cocktails great. Not a every night place but cool to drop into time to time.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing rooftop view at night , great vibe , the gas fires add such a unique touch

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on October 26, 2022Happy to hear that you enjoyed the night. Thanks for the 5 star review!

  30. SG

    SheriG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night out.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on October 26, 2022Hi Sheri. We love girls night out! Thanks for spending time with us. Happy to hear that you had a blast!!

  31. CC

    CourtneyC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location, view & service was fantastic. Both charcuterie and cheese plates were phenomenal in taste and generous in portions.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on October 26, 2022Thanks Coutney. It's what we strive for every night. Thanks for spending the evening with us. See you again soon!

  32. CG

    ClaudiaG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place! Rooftop views are amazing. A little chilly but they have blankets for you! Amazing drinks and staff is super friendly. Get the fish tacos, you won't be sorry!!

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on October 22, 2022Thanks Claudia!! Always great to hear that you had fun on Thursday night, it's what we strive for. Hope to see you in here sooner than later. Have a great weekend, Claudia!

  33. B

    Bramster

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very poor… shown to small stools which were uncomfortable. Staff unwelcoming… style over substance
  34. JI

    JohnI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time visiting this place for an anniversary/birthday dinner! They exceeded all expectations and more ! Terry was our server. He was very friendly and professional. If you ever get a chance to, we highly recommend this place !

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on October 26, 2022Thanks John! Happy to here that you celebrated an anniversaary/birthday dinner with us. And even more happy to hear that you had a great time doing it. We strive to create memories. Oh, and thanks for giving a shout out to Terry, we love him too. Until next time, John!

  35. G

    Gaby

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Beautiful rooftop! A lot of detail went into the visual experience and I respect it, it is unfortunate that the food and drinks weren't treated the same. The service was very polite, but did not know how they could arrange the tables so that three of us could eat, we had to eat off of our laps in complete darkness. The food itself wasn't bad quality, but nothing to write home about. With all the resources the hotel has and the pricing, I am surprised! I hope I can come back to Charmaine's one day and see some improvement, it is just a couple of changes short of being the best rooftop in town.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance & view of the city! Drinks were delicious as well!

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on October 21, 2022Great to hear that you enjoyed yourself. We appreciate you spending time with us. Hope to see you again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. I love this place. I hope they put more vegan options on the menu.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on October 11, 2022Yay!! Thanks for the love! See you soon.

  38. E

    Eric

    San Francisco

    227 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    227 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    What a magical spot! I can't wait to come back again. We had a bit of a hiccup at the beginning; our server disappeared! The restaurant quickly recovered and took care of us. The food was very good and the ambiance magical. The neighborhood isn't fantastic in that location, but once you are inside, that all melts away.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on October 11, 2022Eric! Thanks for coming in and thanks for the shout out. We appreciate you giving us the chance to serve you. See you again soon. T. Elliott General Manager, Charmaine's

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    The server was high and didn’t serve us properly
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience5
    Pricey for quality & amount of food. Waiter was “too busy” to snap a picture

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 1016 OpenTable diners.

Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge

45 McAllister, San Francisco, CA 94102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McAllister and Market

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet $6.40/ 20 minutes plus tax

  • Public transit

    Civic Center Bart Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Fox

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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