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5A5 Steak Lounge

244 Jackson St., San Francisco, CA 9411 (Financial District)
(415) 989-2539
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Ranked #397 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Financial District
Cross street: Battery Street
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Poole, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Brilliant food but not cheap. We went on a monday night and it was a bt quiet but the food was amazing. I had fillet mignon which was cooked just right and a very tasty piece of beef. The Peanut butter opera cake was delicious and not too sweet. Well worth a visit.

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Redding, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Went on a Sunday night, easy to get a reservation which didn't appear to be necessary. Also was half off a bottle of wine! Unsure if that is every Sunday. 6 oz fillet was perfectly prepared. Mashed potatoes with maple bacon were very good. Brussels sprouts were good, but too much citrus. Great service. The waygu was the highlight, but... More

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Livermore, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Hamachi bite, Suzuki, Tuna Tataki and followed by the Lobster Tempura....the perfect small portions to accompany cocktails and great company. Delicious seafood presented in interesting and creative ways and a bar and wait staff that are both helpful and gracious. Main seating was full (recommend making reservations) so we sat at the bar. The bartender made excellent recommendations for our... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I ate here with a large group (25) on June 30. Group dinners are often mediocre but this was great. We had two seafood appetizers, the one with ginger was exceptionally good. The salmon I ordered was delicious and the chocolate dessert creamy and just the right touch. The Pomerol wine we chose was also great. The staff were fun... More

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Boston, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Outstanding and surprise experience. I don't even like steak a great deal but this experience has ruined me for any other steak in the future. I also liked the ambiance a great deal: sufficiently intimate to have a private conversation and comfortable as well.

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We have just enjoyed a fantastic Wagyu experience at the 5A5. The steak was so tender it melts in your mouth and bursts with flavour, you certainly did not need the awesome steak knifes provided! The ambience was exceptional and it was truly an evening to savour and remember

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

They literally treated us like second class citizens because we where from New York and they would not be getting repeat business. First the Lobster Tempura took 30 minutes to get to the table. It was delicious no big deal. Then the steaks come out, my wife who asked for the demi on the side got it on the steak.... More

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Oakland, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The wagyu steak is hands down the best I ever had. Better than Alexander's steakhouse in SF. Also cheaper. The Wagyu is served with different flavor cook very well, unlike alexander just a single piece and eat with salt.... This is where you drop 500 on a meal and feel like it's worth it. won't disappoint.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went there on a Sunday night quite early. When we entered the restaurant just 1/3 of the tables were taken, so the restaurant was not busy (yet). Nevertheless, we've been completely ignored for the first 10 minutes. Our main waiter was friendly but completely impersonal. He didn't even try to have a small talk with us, just took our... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The food was ok but the most disappointing aspect of the visit was the greeter. We were a party of 4 coming for an early dinner. We were the first people in. The host was just generally rude. The waitress almost made up for the host's lack of warmth. We see no reason to come back.

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