Noir Lounge

4.6
90 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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NS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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FQ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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ED
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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VR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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 😬

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KM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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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VM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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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LK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing spot! Great atmosphere

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OG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

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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DJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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PM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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.

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TD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We ordered the strawberry salad. It was too salty. The custom cocktails were nothing special. The fried chicken was good.

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OT
San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was our second time to Noir Lounge, and while we enjoyed it, we found that some of the items on the menu we wanted were not available, or they brought us the wrong item after we ordered it. Nonetheless, we still had a fun experience with friends and we'd be willing to go back to see if it was just a fluke that evening. The cocktails were well made, but everything took a long time to get to our table. I really enjoy the space, especially the cozy backroom, and the shareable plates were enjoyable.

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G
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited for a server to take our order. They never came. We left

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was fantastic however the service was the worst we have experienced in the US.

We were also very disappointed that there were no old movies playing as this was why we had especially picked this venue for dinner given their advertising.

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K
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

Loud & over run with awful ppl

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DF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I used to love this place a few years back, but I went tonight with 3 friends who hadn’t previously been there and it was a disaster

We showed up and were told that we only had a reservation for 2 people, not 4 (I checked, we had reserved for 4). Claiming they didn’t have a reserved table for us, they put us in the main dining area at a round table with 5 chairs, not 4. We spent the whole meal with a 5th chair at our table.

It took us a good 20 minutes before a waitress came to us (they were clearly understaffed). We gave our order, clearly meaning to share. Despite this, we were not told what in our order came in 2, 3, or 4 portions, leaving us with an odd number of items in multiple dishes.

The waitress didn’t know the wine list, and there was no one on staff who did. The wine was nothing to write home about either – we ended up sending the first bottle we ordered back as it had an odd, sour taste (not cork taint).

When the waitress dropped off the cheese plate, we weren’t told which cheeses were which. The cheeses were nothing special – three of the four were quite similar, and they were all pretty bland. Overall, food itself was okay, but for the price it was poor.

It was quite a disappointing experience.

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a
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic selection of small bites! Very vibrant bar and great cocktails. A speakeasy atmosphere!

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KK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're from Virginia, but after our first trip to San Francisco last year, this became my favorite restaurant of all time and an absolute must for every trip to San Francisco.

Unique, great atmosphere, excellent service

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JG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was okay, nothing special or worth the price. It was the first time I've ever had to send back a drink.

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s
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noir Lounge is hip without trying to be. It has a totally unpretentious vibe. The food was great and reasonably priced. The fried chicken was outstanding and came with a delicious sweet dipping sauce. In a city of over priced restaurants trying to be trendy, this place is a gem.

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HM
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A delightful evening. A cozy jazz themed bar/restaurant. A menu full of interesting dishes, that are well prepared and served by a staff that was attentive and thoroughly delightful. The dishes seemed to be more of the small plate variety, rather than big heavy entrees. My wife and I had a good time picking out a variety and sharing. Also, be sure and look at some of their specialty drinks....they are worth it. We will go back.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow, and the bathroom was very dirty and smelly. Aside from that, the music, decor, lighting and buzz were as great as I remember from my first visit when Noir Cafe debuted.

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y
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Had a weird experience walking into the restaurant; was told to sit anywhere and not asked if we had a reservation so we sat ourselves, despite having a reservation. Had to keep calling over servers who were evidently in a rush and hard to get the attention of. Food was good but just a weird experience.

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KB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good times with the ladies

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y
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was great but the table next to us was super loud

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f
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Booked a table for dinner for four on New Year's Eve. We were seated at bar table with bar stools, which I hadn't expected and didn't love, but it was NYE, and I had booked the table that morning, so I wasn't going to complain. We were happy to have a reservation! Everything was great- food, drinks, and service for the most part. I say 'for the most part' because our server who started the meal forgot to put in the order for a few drinks and one additional flatbread that we had ordered, and we had to ask someone to check on both. We never ended up seeing our server again- the woman who had been clearing plates throughout dinner ended up finishing out our experience: dropped the check, etc. So we're not sure what happened. In the end, it only barely registered as a negative because everything else was great! My husband and I have been a few times previously for cocktails and appetizers and have been very happy with the experience every time. Definitely recommend!

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M
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfort food surprisingly good. Very accommodating for pre-theater scheduling. Shout out to Jess, who made it happen for us when an unexpected event caused us to be late due to traffic and parking issues. We ordered from the online menu by phone from the car, and our food was waiting for us at our table. She made sure that we got our drinks made quickly and checked in a few times while we were dining. Now that's great service!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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C
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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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SF
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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DR
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places to go to in the city. I've been here twice and would recommend to anyone in the area.

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AO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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