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Soluna Cafe and Lounge

$$ - $$$
Civic Center
American, Bar, Pub
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272 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4726 (Larkin)
+1 415-621-2200
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Civic Center is not known for fine dining, but it does offer some hidden gems. I highly recommend Soluna Cafe & Lounge for a bite. The staff are courteous, professional and friendly. The decor is relaxing and spacious. The food is reasonable priced and generously proportioned. I tried the tuna melt which comes with housemate potato chips. The tuna melt... More 

Thank Audrey C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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203 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We ate lunch here on a Friday afternoon and it was not crowded. The lunch menu had gourmet twists on typical foods (goat cheese on the veggie burger, unique cheeses on their grilled cheese sandwich). The veggie burger was good but the bun was really dry. The grilled cheese was tasty. Fries and butternut/carrot soup were good. Service was really... More 

Thank RickyBobbie
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Ate here on our first night in San Fran as it was the closet one to our hotel. We where a bit optimistic as the restaurant seemed very empty. however we decided to go in for a drink and have a look at the menu. It was quiet late so we did decide to eat there, and where presently surprised.... More 

Thank Sarah B
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Located across the street from the Asian Art Museum, next door to Hastings School of Law, the State Building, the Federal Building, the Orpheum Theater, and City Hall all close by, Soluna is very well positioned. The food was very mixed, however. I went with my family before the theater. My wife and son shared the fried chicken which they... More 

Thank Ted B
Sacramento, California
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This restaurant, convenient to the Civic Center, seems like it should be more, but falls short. The ambience feels like old San Francisco, but it's faded and dinghy. The menu is uninspired, but the food is good. Yet some of the helpings are stingy. The cheese plate, for example, offers two small tastes of cheese, some bread--which we ordered more... More 

Thank Janet C
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Had an early dinner before the theater. Certainly handy and overall a fine experience. Good food nicely prepared and presented. Good service. But here's my problem: We ordered 4 drinks: 1 mixed drink (fine), 2 bottled beers (not much to screw up) and 1 wine to go with a nice filet mignon. Nothing special, just a garden variety. At $11... More 

1 Thank jazzfan65
Tallahassee, Florida
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

The food we had was great! my husband had a gourmet hamburger and I had steak. It was close to the civic center, Price not to bad for San Francisco.

1 Thank Janni57
Newark, California
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

One friend of mine says she doesn't think the menu here is all that interesting - but it suits me just fine. I've had a variety of items for lunch - and just wish they were open on weekends, because this is a cozy spot to refresh oneself after some hours at the Asian Art Museum across the street.

Thank Marian B
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Came here before going to the Orpheus to see the wicked. Great food and service. I had the ahi tuna and my wife has the pork chops. Everything including sides were done perfectly. Good wine and coffee also. Waitress and manager helpful and friendly. We will definitely return.

Thank Harris G
Sonoma, California
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

As mentioned in another one of my reviews, my fiance and I recently were married at San Francisco City Hall. Soluna Cafe and Lounge is just a couple of long blocks from city hall, and so was a convenient site for our small wedding reception after the ceremony. Our wedding was early in the afternoon, so we were able to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4726
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Center
  • Neighborhood: Civic Center
  • Phone Number: +1 415-621-2200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Civic Center

Neighborhood Profile
Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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