Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge

4.5
524 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Named "S.F's's Hottest Rooftop" by S.F. Magazine, join us 120 floors 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.

Charmaine's Health & Safety Measures:

All guests will take a body temperature check upon entry. Anyone with a fever, showing signs of illness or exhibiting virus symptoms will be asked to leave and advised to see a doctor. Face Masks are required at all time. 6 feet physical distancing required. Layouts have been arranged to ensure appropriate distancing. All local and state Covid-19 guidelines apply. No-touch payment options available.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 524 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CristinaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was amazing, accommodating, and our party really enjoyed being there. Our server was great too, and we had fun!

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vipSweetBT
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Overpriced and underwhelming food but you are paying for the atmosphere. Not really an excuse for them to fail to deliver better food at more reasonable prices, but primarily a cool spot to drink and food is clearly an afterthought for them.

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JoelT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a rooftop dinner with my kids while on vacation. They really loved the fire pit and rainbow cake!!

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CarlJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charmaine's is a great lounge spot in San Francisco. If, only mother nature would cooperate on a daily basis especially in the summer. With that said, it still doesn't take away from it greatness.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty much went here to see the ambiance. Had a few drinks outside on the rooftop. A little pricey but it is SF. Highly recommend bringing a little jacket, there are heaters but still a little chilly. Must see if you’re a Kelly Wearstler Fan

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The staff customer service exceeded expectations and the ambiance was incredible

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Michele
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pretty bar, more of just a meet up for a cocktail. Would not go for dinner. Very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A bit disappointing they sat us right by the elevator and when we asked to move tables they were a bit rude about it….made it uncomfortable which is unfortunate because it is a beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the ambience of the place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Our glasses were empty including water for over an hour. I think they were understaffed but waiting an hour to have anyone come again by was pretty ridiculous for the price.

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LauraW
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to brunch there and really enjoyed it. More of a lounge vibe. Excellent food!

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DarylF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely sunny brunch atop the roof of Proper in San Fran. The portions were just right and the service was outstanding!

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PatriciaR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This is not a place to eat. The menu is limited and the setup of the tables requires the diner to eat hunched over. It has an extensive drinks menu and the whole setup is much better for that. The view is great.

As a solo diner, I was initially seated at a wobbly table, in a corner, underneath a speaker with backless stools for seating. Since I had reserved well in advance, I would have expected to get seating by the well advertised fire pits. Once I complained I was re-seated, but I had to complain fairly strenuously.

All in all, not the best dining experience that I have had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Received a block of cheese for the two charcuterie boards we ordered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here. Tried different dishes this time and still totally blown away and I’m not easy to impress.

Downside: seating isn’t the most comfortable but it lends to the ambiance. No actual tables to eat off. Steak wasn’t that great.

Upside: view was amazing, service was spectacular, pretzel bites had this amazing dipping sauce as did the vegetable tray. . . Which is odd because i was like “pretzels and vegetables? Not too exciting” but when the dishes came they blew my mind. They have blankets if you get cold and fire pits if you’re outside. The views are spectacular as well.

All around awesome experience.

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vipFL786
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The manager was impecable at providing customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and a beautiful space. The only awkward part we had was when it was time to go. They were about to close and notified us twice that we would need to get up and leave immediately but it took a while for the server to give us our checks and to come pick up the check. Staff was really nice though.

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CassidyF
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hospitality, yummy food and amazing drinks!

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JenniferW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious. Attentive service. Great view.

Here's the problem: I asked for a quiet table in advance but we were seated right under a speaker playing loud music. The server asked if it was ok, and we said no, but as far as we could tell it wasn't ever turned down. We asked several times to have it turned down, but the entire time it didn't change in volume.

Since I'd put *in the request* that we have a quiet table, I wish they'd either said they couldn't accommodate us or given us a table *not* directly under a speaker.

I'd definitely come back with friends who have good hearing & don't mind talking loudly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service slow, limited food choice with over price drinks.

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge is an excellent choice for a special, fine dining experience. The ambiance is lovely and the food is fresh and beautifully prepared. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Charmaine's is an excellent choice for a special occasion or any occasion. So...go treat yourself!

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BrandiM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful rooftop, delicious drinks, yummy food fabulous service. So glad we went and will definitely be back!

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch at Charmaine's and it was a fun experience. The view was nice and the menu offered interesting choices. The banana bread with honey butter was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambiance is great only if you’re seated inside by the fireplace or by the front open space. If you’re seated by the back of the rooftop next to the fire exit or inside next to the middle entrance, you might as well go somewhere else, or at your backyard. The place is loud, so this is not your intimate place for date night, more for casual get together kind of place. Variety of selections for drinks but make sure to eat before coming in for dinner - the appetizers are so so, and very limited selections. I don’t think it’s worth the $70 per person.

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AudeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Amazing place with great great staff.
The only note was we waited 30 mn downstairs even though we booked ahead. And they asked us to leave our table and go to the bar after our dinner even though there was so many empty tables.

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NicoleK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Amazing view but the service is just terrible. Paying and making a reservation and treated like I don’t belong.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. A place to go have conversation and share food.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not a lot of food choices, go for the ambiance. Service should be better!

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Tennisplayer
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so awesome and so fun. Rooftop view and balcony . Food and food were so good! I had crispy fish tacos that were fantastic!! It’s was a surprise for my mom and she loved it! Will definitely be back!!

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Rose
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Food and service was extremely average for such a beautiful and also expensive place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hermosas vistas!

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Padrisimo el lugar nos atendieron muy bien, las hamburguesas buenisimas, tambien los tacos de pescado, una vista increible con musica, fogata en el centro y te prestan cobijas para cubrirte

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vipkateM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Our visit was nothing special. At best it could be described as fine. Food menu wasn't very exciting and the food we did order wasn't great. Also, the table we were seated at was more decorative than functional, making it rather difficult. The drinks were fine. Ambience fine. Service fine. Wouldn't come back and wouldn't recommend to a friend.

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James
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, very accommodating and communicative staff for reserving for larger parties. Would recommend!

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KarynQ
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique cosmopolitan experience. Beautiful views of SF.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The overall ambiance was very fun yet relaxing. The food and drinks were very tasty but the service was lackluster. Overall, a good experience that I would recommend to friends.

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Meredith
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, from the friendly staff, beautiful ambience, conscientious patrons, down to the delicious drinks and bites.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Charmaines is a beautiful restaurant with great food. Chicharrones with the green salsa we’re by far the best thing we ate while there. The area is not so great but security was on top of making sure guests got upstairs…pretty secure. Our waiter was not the friendliest. Ended up being expensive even though we brought our own wine. Side note-charged us $35 corking fee when were were previously told it was $20 over the phone before we got there. Oh well! We had apps but the food and drinks added up. The food was delicious and the staff who sat us was so friendly and made sure we were nice and cozy inside with blankets after previously requesting outside. We were grateful they moved us inside! Lovely place but not sure I’d go back because the price tag at the end of the meal and drinks was way more than is worth it.

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MadelynR
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went here for brunch. Honestly was expecting something more memorable. The waiter had a black eye which was interesting… Coffee was awful and only had milk no half and half. No fresh squeezed juice. Bloody Mary was oddly thick in consistency. Rice porridge was good but salty. Polenta was good but nothing to write home about.
Would definitely try somewhere else next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

He was so surprised and excited. The experience was amazing

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Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 524 OpenTable diners.

Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://properhospitality.egiftify.com/landingpage.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.