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Soluna Cafe and Lounge

272 Mcallister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4726 (Civic Center)
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Ranked #1,726 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Californian, Café
Civic Center
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Larkin
Transit: Public Transit Stops: Civic Center Bart & Muni Stations - 2 blocks MUNI 5 Fulton - .5 blocks 19 Polk - .5 blocks 47 Van Ness - 2 blocks 49 Mission/Van Ness - 2 blocks Golden Gate Transit - .5 blocks
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Picked Soluna for the proximity to the Orpheum. Had reservations for after a show. Our party of 4 was seated promptly. I was disappointed there was no view of the Civic Center. My bad for not researching better I guess. We were waited on quickly and given water and our drink order was taken. We also ordered bread. She returned... More 

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Tracy, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

got off the Civic Center BART station and went looking for a dinner spot before show at the Orpheum. Wife didn't want to go to the local 'Sam's Diner', so we found Soluna.. we were promptly greeted but the host didn't seem too excited. After being seated our server came by promptly, however she didn't really bother to check up... More 

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174 reviews 174 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

After being at the San Francisco library for a meet up with poetry lovers, it was time to socialize. Our friend who led the discussion came with us to this friendly bar. There was Proseco ordered and a very tall draft beer. The happy hour with drink special from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm. You could get a bottle of... More 

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El Cerrito, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As others have written, this is a great spot if you are going to the theater, opera or symphony in the area. You can park in the lot below city hall ($5 if you are in early!), walk a block to the restaurant, and then walk another block or two to your show. Very convenient. Indeed, the servers told us... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

What a great bar! Called in for 'refreshment' mid afternoon, to be met with very friendly staff. Although not extensive, the menu of beers represented quality and interest. The selection of cold meats and cheese were a must have! So impressed, we called later for the burger, bourbon and beer. Again, service and quality impressed.

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Los Gatos, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were going to a performance at the Orpheum and wanted somewhere to stop for a drink. The SHN website list Soluna as a close restaurant. It is close to the theater and other venues! Their Happy Hour is 3 - 7 but gets really crowed about 4:30 with the after work crowd. About the food and wine - YUMMM.... More 

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Napa, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Showed up with a reservation and were seated pretty quickly. Ordered a bottle of wine, which took about 10-15 minutes to show up. Entrees were very slow coming out. We had to ask for the check before being served main courses since we had a show to catch. Our reservation was an hour and an half before the show to... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Found Soluna Cafe & Lounge situated close to the Civic Centre & the Main Library (where we obtained listings for the wide range of free guided walking tours available in San Francisco). We had a light lunch and found the sandwiches to be innovative and very tasty. Well worth a visit if you are in the area and if you... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This cafe is in a great location, very close to City Hall, Davies Symphony Hall and SF Ballet, among other cultural attractions. We ate there last night before the symphony and enjoyed our meals very much. The steamed clams were yummy as were the fish and chips. The halibut was delicious and fresh, only a little overcooked.

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Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The Soluna Cafe is an attractive and friendly restaurant quite close to several of the main performance venues in San Francisco: Opera House, Davies Hall, Orpheum Theater, and the Bill Graham Auditorium. Small menu, but lots of fresh takes on what is offered. The cheeseburger on a brioche bun was super, and the rib-eye steak was perfectly cooked. The servers... More 

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Additional Information about Soluna Cafe and Lounge

Address: 272 Mcallister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4726
Phone Number: 415-621-2200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Center
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Californian, Café

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