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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!

581 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Laguna

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 431-6647

Website:
http://www.noir-sf.com/

Public Transit:
Hayes Valley 21 line is across the street and the 22 Fillmore drops off a few blocks up.

Executive Chef:
Adam Hinojosa

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (4)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Live Music (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I were going on a special symphony date, and we wanted to grab dinner in the area. We wanted to find something that was a little spendy yet still worth the value, and with a romantic ambiance. Noir Lounge fit the bill. We started with the cheese board, which came with a delicious pear jelly. Yum. We then had the prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and the wild mushroom flatbread. I was pleased to find that the flatbread was more like a regular pizza. I loved the arugula, and the truffle oil added a deep flavor. Very yum.

I loved the ambiance. Very romantic. It was dark and sexy; it had a 20s speakeasy vibe. I loved it. I'd highly recommend this for a date spot.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

LOVE the live music. Too little good quality live music in SF. Dining in the back, away from the music is also a good idea.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Spicy, Fun, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lovely setting but the food is over priced for what it is. The “gourmet tots” were literally regular tater tots served with regular ketchup. Kinda expected more there. Overall the food was average but the server was really nice.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were thrilled to discover this fun, cool lounge for our girls' night out! Great drinks, great service, perfect munchies, unique ambiance... I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Love the atmosphere of this place. Deep leather chairs, noir movie going in the background. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good for large groups and happy hour but a little overpriced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We know how noise and people filled the front area is. We headed to the back. Our service was excellent. The food was delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Good food and great service combined with a neat ambiance.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

They brought all our food out at once, appetizer, salads & entrees. The food was delicious, just recommend ordering one course at a time. Waitress understood our intention. Food runner said "we're a lounge".

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Best date spot in the city.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Always love going to Noir Lounge...great food great service every time!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 26, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Good food great atmosphere. Service is a little slow but great place for a glass of wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I know it's a bar, but, if they have desserts (especially chocolate desserts), they need coffee options.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Nice little gem. Cool vibe good price

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2016

This was our first time at Noir Lounge. Fun atmosphere, friendly service and great food!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Great evening with friends, made better by good food and no need to yell.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2016

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Great food, excellent for groups, and just a fun environment

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Came here with a big group for birthday celebrations. Multiple servers, very attentive, great drinks and atmosphere. Recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2016

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2016

We enjoyed a delightful dinner that was a great value in a fun setting and we made it to our concert with plenty of time to spare!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2016

I love Open Table for making it easy to discover new places. This was a very pleasant "find" that has a great ambience with a piano music Sunday - Wednesday. The menu selection is more limited than I would like, but everything had a feel of a Paris bistro.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2016

Cozy atmosphere and good intentions go a long way to overcoming slow service (understaffed?) Food quality good - not great - tasty and not overly ambitious. I'll go back again for a casual meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2016

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2016

Delicious food and wonderful cocktails.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2015

Ambience is excellent, very cozy, and food is solid. Went before a performance and it was the perfect spot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2015

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2015

Tucked in the Hays Valley neighborhood this place is one of those great finds that you might miss unless you are adventurous or had a recommendation. Check it out...!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2015

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2015

Good wine list and bar bites. Went here with a group of 10. We had a reservation but the hostess seemed confused about us checking in and where we should sit so we just sat at the bar. Otherwise highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2015

Poor menu, disorganized and indifferent staff, sloppy kitchen work - other than the decor, this place, sadly, is an epicurian disaster. Drop in for a drink at the bar and take in the atmosphere but don't linger or dine.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2015

Slow service

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