Noir Lounge

4.5
114 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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!
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LAURENES
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely spot! Working out how to see the menu was a little tricky but we eventually figured it out!

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SSeang
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The hostess and bartender were warm and accommodating. We were short on time and only had appetizers this visit but always remembered their entrees as meeting our expectations. The cocktails are always pleasing to our eyes and mouths.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perfect after work gathering. Decent food good drinks.

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vipjrlaw
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

saw the maltese falcon for the 37th time
made my evening

love jr

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ReedyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really cool place with great cocktails

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vipdpdp
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was excellent, great wine and beer options, super engaged and friendly server. really liked the look and feel of the venue, bit it was a little on the loud side

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CarlosC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Interesting place. We had to look for someone to seat us, and our waitress disappeared. The food was uneventful. It seems as if they are trying so hard to establish an artsy atmosphere at the expense of food quality and service.

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vipHMKIM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was too dark.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place to celebrate my friends birthday! It had a great atmosphere and vibe. The drinks were great, food was great and service was great! I will be returning for sure and I would totally suggest this place to anyone.

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LynnJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We expected a cozy ‘40s’ atmosphere as advertised. Not so much! There was a Christmas party going on, and ambient music was loud. But the service was friendly and the food very good. We had the batter fried chicken and chimichuri steak frite, both excellent, and flourless chocolate cake to die for. The first Manhattan cocktail was too sweet, the second more on point. Over all a very good meal.

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DaveS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was ok for a nosh, much better for cocktails. All in all a little too harried and crowded, but it was Friday night.

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vipcheryl
San Francisco
129 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great comfort food but Way way too loud

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

They didn’t have the reservation, and had to pull tables together at the last minute for us. Very slow at taking orders, many drinks never showed up, never returned check on empty glasses, entrees came out 20 minutes apart, so food was cold by the time we all got it. By the time we asked for the check, we’d given up on more cocktails.

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vipMIchelle
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

Loved the atmosphere, we were a table of 6. We ate only apps and they were all fabulous!!

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vipLaPlaza322
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My family dined at noir lounge before going to the theater. First, it was incredibly stuffy and hot. But I don’t blame the restaurant as we’re in a heat spell- but there are no windows or ventilation so it’s challenging. The food was mediocre. I ordered the peach salad and got a plate full of frizee lettuce and a few slivers of peach for a high price. Bruschetta was good as were crab cakes. The stuffed mushrooms were a modest offering with 4 tiny mushroom caps with high price. I adore Brussels sprouts and ones I ordered were shredded not whole. There was a decent amount of bacon thrown in but they were very dry with little taste. The best thing I ordered was the flourless chochalate cake- simply Divine- probably not made in house. The service was friendly and outstanding. Super attentive on our drinks and food brought out promptly. That made the overall experience good. But, I don’t see this place as a restaurant destination. It’s on the hip, busy portion of Hayes st and the vibe is dark, bar/lounge with cool design. She spit to grab a drink and snack before theater.

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AntoniaA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was very hot as there was no AC which means the place was a sauna. The service was very slow and not proactive. They didn't have 80% of the wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful gem in Hayes Valley!
Fantastic serving staff, delicious food & drinks and great ambient music in the background. Thank You!

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TroutVan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Love this place other than them charging $2 for ice, no seriously, they charge for ice in your drink. I think you can find a better spot somewhere more reasonable

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berrydelights
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great drinks and food. If our server was better, I would have given 5 stars.

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vipNabob
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was attentive and charming, the food superb.

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MS0823
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely spot to get drinks before dinner! The ambience is cozy, and the appetizers as well as the drinks are great. Will be coming back!

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JpatrickF
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

for people who cannot eat onions.. NOT the place to go. A very bizarre pairing of some type of Italian Bruschetta sauce with the Fried Chicken… totally wrong.... No wine list, we asked about buying a bottle, and were told just multiply each glass if you wanted more.. We were told the wine list was being "reworked",
Totally a rip-off for drinkers..

would not recommend. Period!!!!
In an upscale area, this place should bite the dust shortly.
although, it was a lively drinking spot when we left..... who knew!!!

PM
PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food was fine but the noise level was clinically a threat to ones hearing

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SelenaM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jess our host/waitress was AMAZING! She made us feel welcome and is such a people person!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Noir Lounge sells well online. In person, I could see how some may dislike their experience. Service was awesome. The lone server made a valiant effort in ensuring the entire place was served in as timely a manner as she could. Kudo's to her!!

Food - not bad, but certainly nothing exciting or in some cases, interesting. We shared the meat/cheese boards. Great selections, but for $36, not even close to in worth. The flatbreads were well constructed and tasted good. But again, nothing out of line with what one would find elsewhere. The drinks were interesting. The complexity was not such that a bartender was required, as we saw the lone server making a few herself. And one particular 'mezcal' based drink had a less than savory odor, enhanced by the glassware it was served in. Made it difficult to finish the last drop.

The ambience was nice. The space was beautiful. The piano player was energetic and played for at least an hour, non-stop. We did not see the 'old films' playing, but perhaps that was another nights program. A decent place, but for the overall price, San Francisco is packed with similar and in many cases, better choices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noir Lounge is amazing. The server couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. GO!

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vipNicosS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, at a convenient walking distance from the San Francisco Symphony. The food and the service were very good and the noise level very low.

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FranciscoQ
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The crab cakes and the meatballs were worth ordering as the main course. They are small portions but are very filling. The cocktails are also very good.

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ErikD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

very nice staff. fun atmosphere, interesting and tasty food. No coffee available, yet. we've returned twice, so you can tell we like it a lot.

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VictoriaR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Noir Lounge has a great vibe and atmosphere!
We came with a group of friends and the waiters were very friendly but the service was less than desirable.
3 times we ordered drinks and people were missed, pretty much every time we wanted another round or needed a drink we had to flag someone down to serve us.
Because of the size of our party they automatically got a 20% tip ....not sure it was deserved for the poor service 😬

KM
KittyMom
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our first time and we will definitely go back. Nice small plate options. Unbelievable flourless chocolate cake!! Loud when we arrived, but our server kindly turned down the music and after that it was fine for conversation.

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VictorM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was nothing to really write home about, but the ambiance was nice and the service was decent. Given nothing is particularly cheap, I'll probably not be back.

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LorenK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were favorably impressed by the drinks and food. It was an interesting ambiance as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing spot! Great atmosphere

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OperaGoer
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Convenient for pre-symphony (four-block walk), but dinner menu was limited. We had the crab cakes, with bits of crab very hard to discern but with a very nice and tasty sauce, and a pair of sliders (lamb and pulled pork). The lamb was dry and overcooked; the pork was tastier. The menu price was $7 for each slider or two for $13, but we were charged separately $7 each for our two sliders. The wine list had some unusual choices, but not nearly as many as one would expect from a wine bar--no flights offered, for example. There was quite a bit of a wait before someone came to take our order, but after that, service was prompt and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like it conceptually - it’s a lounge vibe restaurant and bar but wasn’t actually a lounge. They’ve moved some furniture around so it feels less like a lounge.

My main complain was that they was a homeless man using the facilities as if it were his home and I get that homelessness is a problem in SF but I firmly believe in patrons only facilities because it’s quite unpleasant for a dining experience to feel like I’m the intruder in a homeless man’s house.

Otherwise they were really mellow about everything else and it’s a great casual place for get togethers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The ambience is very cool. The service staff also attentive & friendly but the food.... very mediocre. They need to hire a good chef. It’s not often that I don’t like the food in SF since everyone has a high bar but this place really needs to take it up several notches in terms of quality of food.

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vipSarjourn
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The food wasn’t great...$18 for brushetta, $20 for flatbreads. Overcooked pasta. Overall, very mediocre food for above-average SF prices

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DJCB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first foray to Noir. The only hitch was that we made our reservation through OpenDoor and they couldn’t locate it. Dining starts at 5, our reservation was for 5, and initially the manager wanted us to sit in the bar and not dining area because of “other” reservations that would need those tables. My question, “did people specifally request ALL of the tables in the dining area?” The answer was no, so why not accommodate the people who were there, right then? It took way more effort than it should have, to get a table in the dining area, and not to mention we were told we’d have to vacate the table by 6 in order that they could accommodate later reservations...Really? Nice way to welcome your first diners of the evening. Our waiter Chris was very apologetic and service was great. We left about 6:20, and only 2 tables had arrived. Message to management? Appreciate the bird in hand and making a good first impression, because for a few minutes we thought about taking our business somewhere else since we felt we were being greeted like second class guests. Furthermore, if admonishing your staff, and having a meltdown moment rightly so or not, don’t do it in front of patrons, we don’t need to see or hear that. All that aside, it is a unique environment with very tasty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. We’ll be back and next time stay for dinner.

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PeterM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The decor is great. The food was OK to low average. The service was the worst I have experienced in a long, long time. The manager did apologize for the bad services and adjusted to bill. Still not a place I would return to.

FAQs

Noir Lounge does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Noir Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

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.