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“Wanted to love it more than we did.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 5A5 Steak Lounge

5A5 Steak Lounge
244 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111 (North Beach / Telegraph Hill)
+1 415-989-2539
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Ranked #294 of 4,523 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Cross street: Battery Street
San Antonio, TX
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Wanted to love it more than we did.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Came with group of 6 colleagues for team dinner upon concierge recommendation. Atmosphere is good and I liked that we had an intimate booth. Our server was excellent and working hard, but we had several food mixups even though we had indicated some food allergy issues. We also found not one but two long hairs in our green beans. My food was good but this place is a tad pricey. Every course is a la carte and your meat alone is starting at $30 for Angus 4 oz. portion. Wagyu beef is $30+ per ounce! Sides served family style. Sommelier was helpful and attentive.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newtown, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Went here one night for dinner.Had the special tomahawk ribeye which was HUGE 33oz to be exact.It was cooked to perfection and delicious.Everything else is a la carte sides everything else so adds to the price of the meal.The do offer 100% Kobe beef but a little too pricey for me.The food was excellent and the do offer certain little tastes of tidbits made by the chef which are served at different times while your eating which enhances the meal and the experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saratoga Springs, NY
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116 reviews 116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Above average. Extremely expensive.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed my steak - got the bone in NY. Sides were good but small (and a la carte so extra $$).

Very much enjoyed my meal. Cool atmosphere. Staff was fantastic.

Not sure it was worth the price though. I guess if you want to splurge but I'm not sure I'd pick here for that.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience In Every Way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

From the moment you are welcomed and seated to the end of your meal, the restaurant staff are constently ensuring that your experience is nothing short of perfection. My wife and I had steak and prime rib. Both were superbly prepared and declicious. It should be noted that everything on the menu is À la Carte so any sides you add on will cost you more and it can get pricey but in the end it is worth it and the sides are served separately so can be shared amongts the diners. They have a great wine selection and if you wish, you can bring your own but they will charge a $20 corkage fee for the first bottle, $30 for two, etc... Still cheaper than their cheapest wine. However, what seperated this restaunrant from many others was the constant supply of items to taste before the meal, during and after. The chefs prepare different delicacies each day and these are served during the meal at appropriate times for your enjoyment. This makes a big difference on your overall experience.

Note for washrooms, these are located downstairs and are not your typical washrooms. The room is dark and they are more remeniscent of what you'd find on an airplane with a series of doors lined up one next to the other with a red light indicator to tell you which stall is free. Using the taps is also confusing as what you would think is the tap is actually the water spout. The tap is actually controlled by a little tab just underneath the black "marble" ledge. There are also no sinks per se but rather a trough. Again, a different experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This restaurant is stunning. Very modern, cool lighting, wow factor all round. Steaks here are outstanding! On the pricey side but a definite must if you like steak! Service was impeccable, very personalised and professional...just as it should be in such a place! Would highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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