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Soluna Cafe and Lounge

$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Civic Center
American, Bar, Pub
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272 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4726 (Larkin)
+1 415-621-2200
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Sarah B
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Ted B
Sacramento, California
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127 reviews
82 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 

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Jackson
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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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 

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1 Thank jazzfan65
Tallahassee, Florida
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74 reviews
39 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.

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1 Thank Janni57
Newark, California
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank Marian B
Edison
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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.

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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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Thank walk1103
San Francisco, California
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7 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 

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Thank pamsfo2015
Santa Rosa, California
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4726
    (Larkin)
  • 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?

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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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