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5A5 Steak Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
Financial District
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244 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1826 (Battery Street)
+1 415-989-2539
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a disappointment. I wanted to like 5A5 but it was just all too wrong for me. First we ordered wine and I asked for it to be decanted. It took the server a very long time to return with a decanter. We asked for a few appetizers to try more of the menu and they all bombed for one... More 

Thank Leticia B
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1,643 reviews
1,016 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their food is okay I guess but this place tries way too hard to be cool and the vibe makes me feel really uncomfortable.

Thank Alzor S
Oakland, California
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I decided to have a guy's night out with some friends here last month. We showed up, and were greeted nicely at the door. Two of us were quite early, so we had a couple of rounds at the bar while waiting on the rest of the party to show up. The scotch/whiskey/bourbon choices there were fairly limited and a... More 

Thank Neale C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This place specializes in high end steaks from overseas. Think $250 per steak. I had planned to order the 8oz Fillet - American, but was talked in the T-bone aged 21 days. It is enormous! However, it was tough and did not have much flavor. The side mashed potatoes we're over whipped but we're tasty due to the extras included.... More 

Thank ServiceMatters86
Munich, Germany
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135 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Probably the best filets mignon I ever ate. The entrance of the restaurant appears a bit shabby. I had no reservation so I was seated in the bar or lounge area. No problem for me. Unfortunately it was cold outside and each time the door was opened it became really chilly. Food was excellent. Service was good during ordering but... More 

Thank wagnerjoerg1965
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Met a friend from out of town and had dinner at 5A5. Delicious steaks, pleasant atmosphere, conviennent downtown location. A bit pricey for just everyday dinning as our bill for 4 people was over $1,000 (that included wine).

Thank Jkbacher
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183 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

...expensive but one of the best steaks in a long time. Cosy place with a chick Asian-inspired decor (and a selection of wacko-priced waku to go with it). The entire table opted for the 23 oz aged t-bone. Great piece of beef - cooked to perfection. Sides included asparagus (with quail egg) fries with truffle and garnered spinach - all... More 

Thank Bregenholt99
Seattle, Washington
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320 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We booked a month in advance for New Year's Eve. They had a prix fix menu for $135 per person for 4 courses, with 4 options for each course (2 for dessert). I started with sashimi which was very good and quite a decent sized serving. However the star dish was the Singapore-style lobster tail that BF got - it... More 

Thank Maria B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered the A5 NY and Ribeye. Both were very good, and I surly among the best steaks I ever had if not the best. The side dishes of spinach and mushrooms were also good with a unique way of making it. It is an expensive experience, so good for special occasions. Would definitely go there again if I can.

Thank omrihaim
Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The service started off a little rough, but then got better (or that could have been because of the drinks we had). The food was good, but pricey although we knew that going into it.

Thank Emily N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1826
    (Battery Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • 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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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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