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Soluna Cafe and Lounge

) #2,301 of 4,379 Restaurants in San Francisco $$ - $$$ American
272 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4726
+1 415-621-2200
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible3%
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272 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4726
Neighbourhood: Civic Center
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

My spouse and I come here often for pre-show dinners. Last night it was difficult to find something on the menu that was OK diet wise for my spouse. We usually don't have a problem with a restaurant switching out potatoes, polenta, or pilaf for...More

Thank GreenQueenColleen
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Good location (especially for theater), nice atmosphere. But the food and the service are poor. Grilled Cesar salad was barely grilled (one heart of romaine was ungrilled and undressed), the beet salad had almost no beets (mostly arugula), the fish (cod) was much too salty....More

Thank CAGreens
Reviewed 23 January 2017 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...More

Thank Audrey C
Reviewed 31 December 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...More

Thank RickyBobbie
Reviewed 28 November 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....More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 23 November 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...More

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 11 September 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...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 4 June 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...More

1  Thank jazzfan65
Reviewed 22 May 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
Reviewed 20 April 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...More

Thank Marian B
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Civic Center
  • Phone Number: +1 415-621-2200
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