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Soluna Cafe and Lounge

$$ - $$$
Civic Center
American, Bar
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272 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4726 (Larkin)
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sacramento, California
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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37 reviews
12 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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62 reviews
31 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
26 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 

Thank walk1103
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

We had an early dinner before a concert at Herbst Theater, and this is one advantage of this restaurant--located in Civic Center, it is walking distance to Herbst, the opera house, the symphony hall, and more. The menu seemed thoughtfully constructed, and the food was excellent. At our table we had the fried chicken and a hamburger, both of which... More 

Thank pamsfo2015
Santa Rosa, California
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

We arrived early for a play and went in for a quick bite. The veggie/sausage soup was delicious as was the tomato bisque with a hint of ginger. Their scrumptious fries rounded out our meal. Sitting at a high table by the bar, we were able to enjoy the lovely urban garden outside. Much of the produce is used by... More 

Thank chendrix
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

On way to SF Library for a film, we stopped in for a bite at the Soluna bar and some world series playoffs, group of friends already gathered for the film we were going to. Macraroni and cheese was so good, with bread; and civic burger delicious and rich, must be the cheese. We will go back for another treat.... More 

Thank tripper45
Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

I had a very nice lunch here with a new co-worker. The ice tea was delicious; the pulled turkey club sandwich was served on a plank with fries, and I enjoyed it very much.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, 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: 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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