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5A5 Steak Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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244 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1826 (Battery Street)
+1 415-989-2539
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my meal here, but unfortunately I won't pay over $200 for a steak, so I didn't try the wagyu :(( However, my filet mignon was indeed mignon. My colleagues steaks (a HUGE T-bone and a wagyu-cross) were equally delicious. It's a bit cheeky to charge me $14 for vegetables/potatoes on top of $60 for a steak, however.... More 

Thank Mark B
Athens, Greece
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner during our first night in San Francisco. The restaurant was half empty and although the staff was friendly they offered us misleading information about the dishes and our option, let alone that they confused our order. Steak was nice but the portion was not enough. Very expensive for what it has to offer.

Thank George K
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a great steak house, very accommodating, great service... just a little pricey and it wasn't the BEST steak I've every had, but it certainly was delicious!

Thank Nelz_rog
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 5A5 steak lounge had a good selection of Wagyu beef, but I opted for the Filet Mignon, which was brilliant from a taste point of view. However, my medium rare was more of a medium, but since the steak tasted brilliantly regardless I didn't mind too much. What I did not like was the general atmosphere. The restaurant was... More 

Thank Doc88888888
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5A5 have a great assortment of beef that you can choose from. All their meats are really tender and juicy!!! Please note though that you have to order sides as the entrées come with nothing. However, their sides are definitely delicious!!! It's on the high end but if you want a real nice piece of steak, this is the place... More 

Thank Linda C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

There food was excellent. The lobster tempura Steak, fries & mash potatoes are THE BOMB. Truffle Mac and cheese also great. Service was a bit weird. The waiters did there best to avoid eye contact. Awesome deserts too

Thank Rick_DeLisi
Malaga, Spain
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173 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We liked the filete minion and the day soup was great. The wines were over priced. Ambience is modern and different from the traditional steak houses.

Thank AandM5864
San Rafael, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Terrible service, fair food, expensive. Better choices in the city. Greater at the door was the worst.

Thank Robert K
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Lovely ambience and very helpful wait staff. However I realised that I was out of my comfort zone both in terms of the classiness of the dining and the expense. There were some ridiculous priced Japanese steaks on the menu - utterly ludicrous. I was not overly happy with my NY strip. I ordered it medium and it came out... More 

Thank Tim-J-W
San Francisco, California
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I had heard of this restaurant from friends, and had the opportunity to stop in and take advantage of the bar-bite menu and a wine. Nice choices and very reasonable priced. I chose the sliders which come with a small tin of sweet potato fries. Nicely prepared with a not cloying aioli, onions and lettuce. Just right for pre-theater. Although... More 

Thank George M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $50
Japanese, American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1826
    (Battery Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-989-2539
A stylish & modern take on the traditional steakhouse, blending the ambiance of a contemporary restaurant with that of a vibrant cocktail lounge. We serve the best, top quality steaks from around the world - US Certified Angus Beef and Australian 'Kobe' and the grade A5 100% Japanese Wagyu - highest grade of beef in the world. Our menu is also very accommodating with several non-red meat options and different sized portions available. Great for an outing with friends, a business dinner, or a romantic evening on the town- 5A5 caters to those looking for outstanding food & service complemented by a fun & upbeat dining experience. 5A5 - 5 senses / the A5 experience

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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