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5A5 Steak Lounge

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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244 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Battery Street)
+1 415-989-2539
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great streaks and service

5 of us dined here Tuesday March 31. The steaks were simply amazing. I got the bone in ny, with a delicious sauce and poached egg. It was amazing. The staff was very attentive. Would have given 5 stars but they severely over cooked one of our parties steaks, they promptly brought another but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
AngLaz1010
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We visited 5A5 on the July 4th. Got swept away by the cool setting and interior atmosphere, impeccable staff and the fantastic meat! I had the prime-rib with horseradish sauce, so tender and aromatic! My son had the grilled, boneless ribeye, equally good. As side-dish we had the truffled macaroni cheese and the brusselsprouts. Yummy!

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Menlo Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Very intimate, classy restaurant w/cool vibe. Went w/friend. Started with two appetizers: Shigoku oysters w/chili-garlic​ salsa, ponzu, asian pear, paddlefish caviar and seared foie gras w/pineapple-pistachio wonton, sugar snap pea puree, sauternes duck jus. Both were outstanding! For our main course, we shared the "The A5 Experience" which included 4oz each of: . A5 Wagyu NY w/truffle​ cheese, truffle bubbles,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the best steak restaurants I've been to in California. Everything was great, but the "Rib & Chips" appetizer was a pleasant surprise. The filet was great - yadda, yadda, yadda, but I expected that..

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The service was top notch. Everyone was very helpful and our waiter was excellent. Had a very good experience as far as service was concerned. The selection of food was less than stellar. We didn't order the wagyu, because coming from Hawaii, there are a lot of restaurants at home that we can get wagyu at for a much more... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The appetizers were great. The foie gras was amazing. When it came to the meat... Not so much. We didn't order the Wagyu- so I can't comment on that. For the steaks on the menu- very very very disappointed. No flavour on the steaks. Really .

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wanted a steak for dinner so selected this restaurant. Bar staff very pleasant for our Happy Hour beverage which goes until 7:00 PM. The dining area is in a circular room with lights on ceiling that make you feel like you're in a space ship. Service was very good however the waiter brings out his platter showcase of Waygu beef... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went here recently and it was great, the host and server were both very welcoming and accommodating. The atmosphere was comfortable and pleasant. The food was great. They let you mix and match the toppings of the steaks to different cuts of meat. The food was cooked perfectly and all tasted great. The standout was the truffle mac and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Everything we had was excellent with a flavorful twist. The Asian fusion made for great choices in appetizers, salads and the steak preparations. Not that pricey for San Francisco. I will be back

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were treated to a lovely meal at 5A5! We started with the lobster tempura which was really delicious. Steak tartar was a delight. Ahi tuna appetizer, yummy. Steaks were good and cooked to perfection. Service was fantastic! A plus for the atmosphere, we had a great open style booth!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

5 of us dined here Tuesday March 31. The steaks were simply amazing. I got the bone in ny, with a delicious sauce and poached egg. It was amazing. The staff was very attentive. Would have given 5 stars but they severely over cooked one of our parties steaks, they promptly brought another but billed us for two steaks. After... More 

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Additional Information about 5A5 Steak Lounge

Address: 244 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: +1 415-989-2539
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 244 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Battery Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-989-2539

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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