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About Noir Lounge
Noir Lounge will take you back to the 1940's, where cool jazz and romantic vibes took center stage. Enjoy a selection of over 50 wines, 20 craft brews and great food in our film lounge while watching an old flick, our group table where you can meet a friend or the illuminated bar under the golden dome. Perfect for a romantic dinner for 2 or with a big group of friends, Noir Lounge will fulfill your culinary dreams. Here's looking at you!
San Francisco, CA 94102
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Hayes Valley 21 line is across the street and the 22 Fillmore drops off a few blocks up.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Great for private events, our film lounge and adjacent dining room. Whether you are celebrating a special birthday, a business meet and greet, or an engagement to your loved one we have many dining and drinking options to choose from.
Noir Lounge Ratings and Reviews
I took a friend for a thank you dinner and wanted to try something new. I thoroughly enjoyed Noir Lounge. The menu is perfect for sharing. I love the decor and atmosphere. Unfortunately, it was a hot evening and I couldn't bear to sit inside any longer, so I didn't stay stay for after dinner drinks to listen to the piano. Though, I will absolutely be back on a more mild night.
Noir Lounge has all the possibilities of being great, but it was a disjointed experience. We made dinner reservations and I wouldn't recommend going there for anything other than a casual bite. They sat us down right away and we were waiting for the other two people to show up. No one came by in 20 minutes to offer us water or even the ability to order drinks or an app, which to me was a huge missed opportunity to sell us more booze and food. We were starving. We had to go up to the bar. It was also super loud. They have curtains which looked like it could add more privacy to dining area - I wish they used them. The food was ok but overpriced for what you get. We ordered the cheese plate and it had 6 small slices of baguette. SIX. When we ran out of bread and there was still a ton of cheese so the server said we could get more for a small charge - after waiting over 20 minutes for one round of drinks she stopped and said, "Ok, no charge for the bread." Yeah, probably a good call.
Maybe it was an off night but I don't think I would go back unless it was to sit there for a drink in the very back room with the couches and TVs.
Wanted to like this place badly! The atmosphere and handcrafted cocktails are great, however as many have pointed out, the service is subpar. As for food, we found the prices to be high, especially since the (lack) of quality did not justify it - we spent $12 for two pieces of bruschetta. Great place to stop by for a drink, I would recommend finding food at another establishment on the block.
Staff super accommodating. Extra touched by server bringing a piece of delicious choc cake out at the end of our meal to celebrate a birthday. Small plates were yummy and the drinks divine. Many cozy nooks in this place to get lost from the outside world. Love it.
I went to Noir Lounge with a few girlfriends for dinner after work. Love the ambiance, cocktails were unique and delicious, and the food was fantastic. But as other reviewers have noted the service was slow, unresponsive and borderline rude. Our original server left mid-meal and another server took over for her. The second server was slightly more attentive than the first. We would have ordered more food and drinks had someone checked in with us. Don't expect fast, friendly service here...but the food is worth a visit.
A great place before the Symphony - the food is easy--
It's totally fun - you feel like you've time travelled backward to a glam time
The front bar scene is wild and beyond noisy but the back room is fine for conversation and dinner. Give it a try when you feel like stepping out of everyday
My wife and I tried Noir Lounge on a lark before a Symphony concert. The food, drinks, and service were excellent, but we will not be returning. It is not our scene. The main issue is it is VERY LOUD. If this doesn't bother you, Noir Lounge is a good choice for drinks and/or dinner.
We are in our early 40's and felt out of place as soon as we walked in. Noir Lounge takes reservations, but it is more a bar/lounge than a restaurant. The front bar was packed with twenty-somethings. The front room is deafeningly loud. We couldn't find a host station, so I flagged a waitress to lead us to our table. We were seated at a table with low leather chairs in a back room that was a bit quieter than the main bar. It was still very loud, and we found ourselves practically shouting to have a conversation.
The service was good, if a bit unorthodox. Waiters flitted in and out frequently, and we flagged them down to make our orders. Food and drinks came out very quickly. We each had an excellent cocktail and followed it with beer (Trumer on draft for me) and wine (white Burgundy for her). The beer and wine list is extensive.
We ordered 4 dishes: deviled eggs (average), crab cakes (very good), mac & cheese (outstanding), and brussel sprouts (recommended by the waiter, also outstanding). We were pleasantly surprised by the food. Unfortunately, we were so tired of the noise that we skipped dessert. The bill also came quickly. When we left, my ears were practically ringing.
Probably one of my worst experiences at any lounge I've had of my 7 years in SF. There were only two people working the whole time. One was the bartender and a cocktail waiter who both bussing, bartending, and serving food. the occupency is ~100 people and it was packed. 50 people per server? I felt bad for staff. HIRE MORE PEOPLE!
The crab cakes and Brussels sprouts and stuffed mushrooms were good, but we waited a long time to order. We were there 20 minutes before the excellent drinks arrived. I liked the Old Square. We were seated in overstuffed chairs that made the table come at chin level. They need twice as many waiters as they have. Creme brûlée and cheesecake desserts were simple but good.
Decent food choices from salads to meatballs, generous portions especially on the appetizers. The bruschetta are 2 full-size toasts piled with stuff, the salads could make a light main course. Flat breads have 8 small slices each, thin crispy crust, toppings a bit lost in the shuffle but tasty overall. Brussel sprouts good but not great ("a little dry"). Drinks are of course overpriced, with many cocktails @ $15, specialty beers $7-$12. Atmosphere is a plus--definitely check out the back of the house where there is a small lounge with coffee tables and a screen showing noir films, and an adjacent area that is slightly less high decibel where our party of 9 was seated comfortably. Surprised and pleased that a place like this takes reservations, esp for a big group.
We found this place after looking for some time for a bite after a matinee symphony performance. It was dark and quiet inside, but inviting. There was also a Sunday special of reduced wine by the bottle as well as some appetizers. The cheese board was especially interesting and delicious. Though the service was spotty, our server was cheerful and quickly dealt with our request when we were able to get his attention. The noise level was manageable, even though the room was full by the time we left.
Definitely a place to return!
The minute you step into the Noir Lounge you get the feeling this place is good at doing something right. The place was packed and very loud. Not really our vibe, but we wanted to check out their menu so we stayed for dinner. They had somehow lost our dinner reservation (booked via OpenTable)but were very accommodating and seated us fairly quickly.
Our table was right in front of the large screen (Miracle on 34th Street in black and white) but that didn't seem to matter since no one was actually watching. The leather chairs, though very comfortable sank low and the table was almost too high for us to comfortably eat. We are 5'1" and 5'5", but this is usually not a problem for us.
The menu is not large. No steak and only 1 chicken dish on the menu. We ordered the lasagna, flat bread (pizza), beet salad and mushroom bruschetta. VERY tasty. Portions were sufficient for us to share.
The wine I selected was not very good but I didn't complain since I was happy with the meal.
We probably wont go back, it's too tight and loud for us -- but we'd probably order take out.
We had to ask our server for each item we ordered, two or three times, then the hostess told one of the people in our group that he had to give up his chair for another party. She became very indignant when we said no. Then we were charged for food we never received and when we asked that it be removed from the check, the waiter gave us grief over his mistake. Never coming back.
We went to Noir for a quick dinner before the show. We had a reservation, but getting someone to notice us took ages. When our waitress finally came over, she didn't write down our order, then had to return 10 minutes later to ask us what we wanted again. My friend ordered a cocktail and they accidentally brought two, then charged us for both (they did take it off the bill when we asked, though). Just overall a subpar experience. The food was fine, but not worth going back for.
The Noir Lounge was a delightful & serendipitous find. They had a somewhat short, but excellent wine list. The menu was also limited, but we ordered four items and everything was outstanding. So they must have someone who knows what they are doing in the kitchen.
The Lounge is much larger on the inside, than just a peek inside the front door would indicate. Plenty of space for either dining room type gatherings, or a fair size more private comfortable seating area with couches and chairs.
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