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“Very nice lounge menu...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fifth Floor Restaurant - CLOSED

Fifth Floor Restaurant
12 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)
(415) 348-1555
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Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: Market St.
Transit: Powell Street BART Station
Royal Oak, Michigan
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very nice lounge menu...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Got in late from a long flight and had a nice simple meal before heading out on the town. The main menu looked great but we chose from the lounge menu as we didn't want to spend a long time eating. You'll have to ask for the lounge menu in the main restaurant.

The waiter was very nice and accommodating. No attitude at all for ordering cocktails and burgers. He offered some options for smaller plates from the tasting menu as well.

We had hoped to go back for the tasting but they are closed Sunday and Monday nights. Next time...

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77% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Eclectic and Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Enjoyed a late dinner with friends on 9/20. The Sommelier was also our waiter, and he was quite knowledgeable and courteous.

Started with a beet ravioli, which was out of this world exquisite. I contemplated asking the chef for a bowl as my main entree. For the main, had the wagyu steak, cooked perfectly to medium rare. The smoked potatoes/carrots and onions were perfect accompaniments. I personally, was not a fan of the oxtail marmalade, but then again, I'm not a huge fan of oxtail to begin with.

A great evening if you are looking for high quality, eclectic dining with unique flavor/ingredient combinations.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
355 reviews 355 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 108 cities Reviews in 108 cities
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
“Worthy of an excellent rating.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I meet twice a year with a friend in SF for dinner. We had heard about this place from friends and gave it a try. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is situated on the 5th Floor of the Palomar hotel, has no windows (that I could see) and has that warm, clubby feeling of a San Franciscan Supper Club, albeit more contemporary. We were give a warm welcome and seated on time. Other than cocktails, we chose a couple of bottles of well priced Chablis which were delicious. An amuse bouche preceded a couple of excellent mains (Black Cod and Lamb). We went a la carte as I am getting tired of the tasting menus, which FYI, is an option here. Coffee and desert followed and drinks at the bar with friends who joined us for a nightcap afterwards. This was one of the more memorable meals I have had in SF, not only because of the food but the service and atmosphere of the whole place. We also never felt rushed and were given time to enjoy each dish and were left to chat in peace. Definitely suggest you try this place. I don’t think you will leave disappointed.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Wow, I loved it. Dining here was fun, and kind of overwhelming. Great experience for the experienced foodie. Get your game face on!

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Outstanding restaurant - don't let the bar intimidate you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Not so easy to find - you have to be determined to locate the Palomar Hotel, then navigate through the bar to find the restaurant. The bar seems like "the scene" but the restaurant is the true find! Carefully considered food, outstanding professional service, and a wine list curated by Amy Goldberg that should be the subject of a feature article in itself. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the evening, and my guests from London were definitely impressed!

Visited August 2012
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