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Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge, San Francisco, CA

Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge

4.6
4.6
865 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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Booked 22 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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Experiences

  • 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.

Menu

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What 865 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    New favorite place in SF! Thanks for making my Birthday so special!

  2. AP

    AmandaP

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Amazing view of SF! Highly recommend coming here during sunset/late afternoon for a gorgeous view while you dine. Service was also outstanding as the waiters constantly refilled my water and asked if I needed anything else. They also offered a blanket to keep warm. My only complaint is the location around the bar, as it definitely felt unsafe walking up to the entrance, as some random strangers were yelling at me. However I don’t think that is the fault of the bar itself and the security guard there was more than happy to point out the safest way to public transportation when I was leaving. Definitely recommend to those who enjoy drink with a rooftop view!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to Charmaine’s whilst visiting SF to celebrate my friends birthday. Staff are very friendly, food and cocktails were great. The views and fire-pits are a nice touch. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting SF.

  4. M

    Mags

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My only "complaint" is something beyond one's control, which is the weather, and it was cold and very windy, but it died down. One is paying for the experience, and the staff were outstanding, blankets plentiful, service attentive but not intrusive, did not feel pressured to keep ordering drinks/food. All in all, a memorable experience.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wait staff very attentive and accommodating.

  6. SM

    SarahM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Cocktails were amazing but the food was sub par especially for the price and the neighborhood is overrun by homeless people.

  7. s

    smiehe

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had a reservation at 4pm but had to wait for 15 min before we were seated as the restaurant wasn’t ready. On the way out the door man didn’t open the barrier so we had to climb over it. The drinks are really good and the price is pretty average for SF. The food is very overpriced. All the dishes are small tasting dishes at the price of mains. The ambience and staff really make this place

  8. E

    Eyum

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Found this place on YouTube and it met every expectation.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can get cold on a windy night in the summer. Welcome to SF!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    Birthday dinner for my girlfriend , food I wouldn’t recommend purchasing , would prefer to buy more drinks than food honestly. I’ve had better service took me about 25 min to place my order. Nice ambiance however & nice introduction from hostess.

  11. VK

    ValeriaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible experience. Love the atmosphere, food, and service.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was so nice spending time with friends enjoying the rooftop vibe in SF!

  13. GA

    GAGypsy

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great rooftop bar with outdoor fire pits and blankets. It's on the top floor of the Proper Hotel and offers a great selection of wines and liquors.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for the wonderful experience. Staff Andres was especially awesome.

  15. PW

    PeterW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    This Lounge was a disappointment. They charge a booking fee that does not count toward their required food and beverage minimum ($65 per person); the minimum is is ironic since the menu is so thin that ordering is actually a challenge. The maitre d' explained that the Lounge is really focused on being "cocktail forward" rather than being a real restaurant, though the cocktails, too, were unremarkable (I apologized to my guests for making the booking for this birthday event, though we all agreed that adding the phrase "cocktail forward" to our repertoire was a pretty good gift). Most of the tables are actually cute fire pits with very, very low seating (read you are crouching more than sitting) with no place to put (or balance) the food we were able to order. The Lounge does not validate the valet parking, which is $8 for each 20 minutes you are there. And while San Francisco is a city of views and rooftop hangouts can be real treasures, the view from this mid-Market/ Tenderloin building is not worth the expense or the effort.

  16. MG

    MonicaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, more variety foods and drinks, ………………..

  17. AN

    AndyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great services and all the staff are friendly and helpful. Alcohol section caters to everyone.

  18. B

    Biannca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place with great service. The food and drinks were also great!

  19. VD

    ValerieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Loved every moment! Went there with a group of ladies for a special evening...

  20. RA

    RajatA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    You need to add More food items in your menu according to common people like to eat !

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    The food was very yummy but the portions were extremely small for the price tag. We ordered 4 things on the menu for two people and both left hungry with a large bill.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great drinks and great service! Beautiful layout. Firepits keep things comfortable at night.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Awesome views and a great vibe for a drink in the city! We did not eat but had a drink on the rooftop around the fireplace which was awesome. The service was great as well. Would recommend getting a cab in and out of the area.

  24. GD

    GretchenD

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great place for cocktails and dinner. Consistently tasty menus items and always awesome service. The venue heard it was my birthday and we received a free dessert and bubbles.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5

    Spectacular view

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Thought it would be upscale, but was just a kinda of typical American diner with higher prices.

  27. SB

    StevieBee

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Malachi was a fabulous server. Location in Tenderloin area concerning. Outdoor view was lovely.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Food was meh & way overpriced.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing 1000% recommend

  30. W

    Whiterockdiner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience4

    The ‘experience’ is a total sham, don’t book it / pay for it! We arrived on time for our booking and were told despite having made the reservation we were not actually guaranteed a table and were seated on a weird couch indoors all by ourselves. The hostess then continued to take other guests out to the fire pit tables! It was absolutely ridiculous. Stephen was a good server but the hostess and overall organization of the place was atrocious. Worst experience we’ve ever had in San Fran. Will not go back.

  31. MC

    MattC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful rooftop bar on a gorgeous day to celebrate our anniversary. Servers Steve and Ezekiel were super attentive and friendly, and knocked it out of the park with complimentary bubbly and ricotta cheesecake! 6 drinks and 6 dishes later, we left tipsy, full, and VERY HAPPY. Drinks: All on the stiff side, which we LOVED. - The Lovecats - tangy and sweet - Fifi the Flea - fruity and refreshing - Proper Cup - must have! - Mr. Bigglesworth - smoky and deep Food: - Buffalo Spiced Chicken Skins - 4.5* - my wife's fav - chicken chicharrones! - Roasted Pork Lettuce Cups - 4.5* - succulent roast pork belly, with herbs that provided a lovely freshness - Crispy Fish Tacos - 4* - good tempura-battered fish, but the fingerling potato tostones really stole the show! - Pork Belly Skewers - 4* - tasty bite, though would have like a bit more char - Housemade Charcuterie - 3.5* - good pickles, but charcuterie was nothing special - Huitlacoche Stuffed Potatoes - 3* - filler finger food. sounded interesteing but fell a bit short in flavor

  32. ES

    EmilioS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We asked to be seated early and that was accommodated— that’s a plus! The host was all smiley and jolly /friendly. Ambience was amazing — cold as SF is- the fire pits helped tremendously. Service was on point- I still can’t wrap my head around $19 drinks that are mostly ice and a sip of alcohol. Otherwise will come return for more food and ambience!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The place is beautiful and the service is great! Very good drinks! I just hope they had more appetizer options in the menu.

  34. SG

    SolG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a Birthday celebration with a group of 9 and we all had a great time

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Celebrating my boyfriends bday

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3

    Service was very slow. Food arrived before drinks. I understand securing deposit and / or fee for the time slot but this should be credited to the bill.

  37. TB

    TonyBurgerLover

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Can’t wait to come back! Music on point, yummy bites and fabulous bevvies! Plus the service staff was impeccable.

  38. s

    scarlett

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5

    The service was slow. Drinks took 15-20 minutes to receive. Waiter did not return to ask if we wanted another. When we finally flagged her down and ordered, she informed us it was last call. Easily forty five minutes or more of our hour and a half there was spent with nothing in front of us. Don’t go here after 9:30. They just want to close.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s EPIC!!!!

  40. WB

    WallyBorgsf

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Malachai was an amazing server, however you guys need more servers.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on April 1, 2022

    Hello Wally, thank you so much for your feedback! We're so happy Malachi provided a good experience for you. We hope to see you again at Charmaine's very soon.

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 865 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 22 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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