About 5A5 Steak Lounge
San Francisco, CA 94111
5A5 Steak Lounge is San Francisco's first 'Steak Lounge' - a stylish and contemporary take on the traditional steakhouse with the upbeat ambiance of a cocktail lounge. Executive Chef Allen Chen (Alexander's Steakhouse) has developed an outstanding menu which both complements and explores the boundaries of the traditional 'steak & potatoes' fare. Steaks: we serve 100% Japanese Wagyu, US Certified Angus Beef, American and Australian 'Kobe'. A5 is the highest grade of beef in the world. 5A5- 5 senses/the A5 experience. 5A5 Steak Lounge is conveniently located in the northern FiDi . Please view our website for specials and other events.
Steak, Steakhouse, Japanese
Hours of Operation:
Lounge Open for Drinks at 5:00pm
Happy Hour: 5:00p - 6:30p
Mon-Thu: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Fri-Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sun: 5:30pm - 9pm
$31 to $50
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Valet Parking on site (Mon - Sat)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5A5 Steak Lounge is proud to offer 2 private rooms and 3 semi-private event spaces accommodating groups of any size, up to 300 guests. With our diverse menu featuring everything from luscious steaks to unique vegetarian options, 5A5 is the ultimate venue for any variety of special events.
5A5 Steak Lounge Ratings and Reviews
Just not good at all. The decor was dreadful, the noise too much to have a conversation. The wine menu was almost unable to be read because of poor printing. The beverage manager didn't know his wines and couldn't explain their value. The food was pretty good but the service ruined that. Would not recommend!
DISAPPOINTED!!!! I am not sure whether most of the reviewers ate at the same 5A5 that I did. The food was on the lower side of average and the service was lackluster. Our server was very pompous about the quality of food but unfortunately the chef did not deliver. This restaurant certainly does not deserve to be mentioned in the same discussion with other top quality steak houses.
After trying to find a restaurant in SF that would fit everyone in our groups tastes I came across 5A5 on Open Table and looked at the menu and found something for everyone. The décor was beautiful and loved the way the tables were placed in a circle. First, the service is outstanding. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. For those of us who are more adventuresome we had the Wagu beef tartar and lobster along with many other plates and the person who was just a steak eater had a perfectly cooked filet. I must say I'm not a desert person but we ordered two for the table were not only delicious but the presentation was out of this world. It was the perfect evening.
I was quite disappointed with this restaurant. I had read reviews and thought it would be a good place to celebrate my brother's birthday. However, I wasn't too pleased with the service since our server was not very attentive. The food was quite average considering the price. Also, the hostess at the start wasn't very friendly when she greeted us. It was okay, not sure if I will be back anytime soon.
The service and ambiance were great. The food was good and probably worth the price. The one complaint I have is that almost all the sides (including the vegetable options!) come with some sort of pork in them. I made a comment about this to our server, but I'm not sure if the feedback got to the chef or not. But seriously, why do creamed spinach, asparagus, mashed potatoes and cauliflower ALL come with meat in them?? I understand it's a steak house, and I'm not opposed to meat - I like it a lot! But having pork in almost every side dish you offer is insensitive to people who don't eat pork. Let's keep the veggie options (at least SOME of them) free of meat!
Pretty much what we ordered was under seasoned. The ribeye was probably the best dish of the night. The pork belly that was on the house tasted like it came out from cha siu bao. I used to think that this place serves pretty good food but last night's dinner was such a big disappointment.
My wife and I wanted steaks and all the trimmings and 5A5 didn't disappoint. Service was top-notch and the food was outstanding. The chef came out to greet us during our meal. We ordered the wagyu rib cap, wagyu/holstein filet mignon, prime rib and bone-in rib eye...we had a lot of meat.
Also tried the hamachi app, and the mac n cheese(with lobster) and creamed spinach sides. Couldn't ask for a better meal or experience.
The taste of the food and most definitely the service did not match the $600 dinner for four. You shouldn't have to ask three times for butter. You should't get an eye roll when you ask for the drinks that got forgotten about at a restaurant of that price point.
The food was amazinggg, the cleanliness and service was not. I booked a reservation wayyyy in advance and the table we were given was next to a pole and not desirable for an advance booking. Last minute reservation or walk-in sure, the table would be fine for that. My bread plate and the table were dirty, they ran out of spoons, so they never gave us any. So we couldn't eat part of our meal. Good thing I didn't get the soup. They ignored us because we were placed at a bad table. When they took our plates to box the food, they placed dirty dishes directly on my food!!! Carry what you can and come back, don't put dirty dishes on my food. Overall very disappointing. Food amazing, I doubt I would go back.
Service was top notch. To be clear I did not have the Waygu steak which is what they are known for. My girlfriend and I chose a t-bone and a ribeye along with the mushroom side.
Both those steaks were average middle of the road in terms of texture and flavor, and came heavily coated in their respective sauces (I knew this going in). I'm from New York, and this is the context I'm using for this review - I eat steak on the regular and unfortunately I wouldn't return for either of the two steaks listed above. The restaurant staff was incredibly friendly and exceptional in their quality of service. I will return to try the Waygu.
New year's eve pre fix menu was not outstanding that we thought. Amuse bouche great, first course great when it come to my entree which is the fish. Fish is frozen in the middle area so as my friend's fish too so we sent it back and got a so called cooked fish now but other than that nothing special so bland dessert not very good. I am sorry but I am just being honest there is no love in that cooking and we paid $600 for nothing. Just love the job if you are asking for $150 ++ a person then make the most outstanding of it. New Year's is once in a year only so better cook with passion. That's all
We were completely disappointed with our NYE prix fixe meal. For being a self claimed high standard steakhouse we had good expectations going in but our steaks were tasteless and overcooked. Probably the worst steak we've ever had!
The beets in the beet salad were overly salted and tasted like they had been soaked in a brine too long. We overheard a person at a table next to us complaining about the same thing. She sent hers back while we only ate a small portion of ours. There was no question that like we overpaid for a poor quality meal and we were extremely dissatisfied. We were tempted to dispute the charges but we let it go. The wait staff was good enough and we tipped very generously despite the bad experience. We were a party of two and spent $500 for a terrible meal! Money down the drain!! We will never go back!
Came here with my fiance after reading great reviews and we're not disappointed! Had the tuna and the lettuce cups to start with then I had the fillet mignon which was honestly the best steak I have ever eaten! Great ambience and interiors, Perfect for a date night!
Good food, but not a typical steak house. This menu had an asian flair. It's also pricey, but that's typical for a steak house. Just be prepared for $30 for the cheapest option which you won't end up getting since it's too small. Sides are also additional (not included).
That being said, the food was delicious! They know what they are doing in the kitchen.
This place has a great rib eye --- it was tremendous although slightly greasy. Wish they seared their steaks. And how can you NOT have a baked potato?? Should have sides not drenched in oil/butter. Even the edamine was dripping in sauce. Why would you put cauliflower in a cream sauce. Hey chef, young people want to eat healthier.
From the moment we walked in we should have known this would be a terrible dining experience. Our waiter didn't explain the cuts of the meat properly. My husbands boss ended up with a rare steak when he ordered medium well. My husband ended up with a massive cut of rare meat. We didn't have a chance to tell our waiter to change things as he never came back to check on us. Very embarrassing to us as we picked the restaurant for this dinner.
Our evening began with a nice plate of bread and delicately seasoned shrimp, courtesy of the chef.
We placed our drink orders in and they arrived in a timely manner. The Oaxacan Cocktail is the best on the menu. Would have drank those the entire night but wanted to try every drink on the menu.
Our soups were the first to arrive, Lobster Corn Soup and Zoup du Jour (Saffron Mussel Soup). They were both very tasty, the first had a strong curry base while the second tasted more creamy, buttery.
Next came the shishito peppers. By far the best variation I've ever had. Peppers were not to spicy and had a sweet reduction on top of the Truffle shavings. This was a must have for sure.
Our steaks finally came, the T-Bone with egg. The best steak paired with their special sauce I've ever had. Definitely next time, I'd love to try their wagyu steak.
Unfortunately, the service was a bit weird. Our empty waters sat there for half an hour before being filled. Our final order of cocktails came out way late too. It seems that once they give the final dish, they stop coming to check.
This was horrible. We chose this place given the good reviews for steak. They gave the high-priced sales pitch with the marbled (aka fatty raw meat) upon our arrival, which simply turned my stomach. We ordered, and low and behold, they were completely out of our choice. Apparently you need to be there in the first 30 minutes of opening to consume the prime rib (per our waiter). We left. And we went to the kitschy but reliably good House of Prime Rib for prime rib (which was worth the 2 hour wait - which tells you how unimpressed we were with every aspect of 5A5).
To charge these types of prices you have to be dialed on all levels of service....booth was not comfortable, felt worn like I was sitting on wood under the seat...flickering fake candles didn't stay lit...fruit flies near the booth...no serving utensils with appetizers...steaks and sides where delicious but the lack of attention to detail on other things wouldn't bring me back due to the price.
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