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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 (Battery Street)
+1 415-989-2539
17:00 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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486 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This was a corporate dinner and the selection and food was excellent. Several ordered the Kobe steak which was fantastic and worth the additional cost Leave room for deserts which right size with intense flavor a and great way to finish

Thank DrNic1
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I had the scallops, filet, and strawberry shortcake. Everything was very nice. But it was difficult to have a work conversation with the high noise level.

Thank Jess_Berlin
Clarkston, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I started with a tasty Black Russians and it was indeed a very nice pour. We coupled our drinks with an inviting Lobster Tempura which was tender/crispy and very tasty. I then had a prime rib that as cooked to perfection. This place is definitely top shelf quality. And BTW, bartender/waitress was cute, charming and very knowledgable. I would definitely... More 

Thank TheEddieMan
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The very high end restaurant occupies a spot in the not particularly prepossessing financial district of the city, which is probably the only part in any city that could sustain such a venture. The decor is at once dramatic and understated in a 1970s Bond villains lair sort of a way! The older man at the desk failed to actually... More 

Thank Moonstruck_1987
Millbrae, California
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Been to 5A5 six times and every visit was amazing except the last two visits. If you want delicious, high grade steak, this is the place to be! I've had the NY Wagyu steak and every wagyu beef order comes with a certificate of authenticity which makes me laugh. Cute concept to say the least! I actually kept the certificate.... More 

Thank Rowena L
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
    (Battery Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: 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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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhood home.
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