Still truly excellent food. Having a chef owner makes a difference, as does attentive but not cloying service. Good flexibility on substitutions for dietary restrictions. And special note for the atypical but delicious cheese selections.
Food wasn’t great for the pricing and the service was very poor.
I feel like the main restaurant used to be outstanding but meh tonight our dinner was disappointing. We did the pre fixe and started with the pork belly (v good) and octopus (mediocre, it was kind of mushy). It took way over half an hour for our entrees to arrive. My duck was cold and stringy so I couldn’t eat half of it. The taste was meh. The salad that came with it was meh. My husband’s pork chop was dry and over cooked in heavy tomato sauce that belonged in a pasta dish. The side of potatoes was awesome! For desert we did the chocolate cake and trio ice cream and they were all pretty good but nothing mind blowing. All in all, this was a very mediocre $200+ dinner and I don’t think we’ll go there again. Must point out that the service was on point and our waiter was super nice!
While we have enjoyed 25 Lusk in the past, this visit was a disappointment. In particular, the restaurant served a dish in a dirty, mildew smelling bowl. When the manager was informed, he simply apologized, and did not offer any accommodation for serving unwholesome food. In fact, he did not even have the dish replaced, but only took it away.
I unfortunately cannot recommend this restaurant until the ownership trains it’s management in appropriate customer service.
Pretty expensive for quality. The waiter was very sweet and charming. However the sommelier didn’t know what wines were what, he didn’t know what orange wine was. His answer to why did he choose the paired wines was “because they pair the dish.” thank you captain obvious.....
We came for my husbands birthday and had a nice time but no one acknowledged it was his birthday. Food was delicious and we loved the atmosphere.
We had an Easter Brunch menu that was fantastic. The flavors were delicious and the portions were perfect. Service was excellent and it was late morning prior to the crowds, so very nice setting on a Sunday.
Worst food we had in san francisco, lots of unecessary sauces, presumably innovative, could not finish our food.
The food was incredible and the service was the best we've ever received!
My boyfriend is vegan and they had few options for him so the manager stepped in to help us and he was very receptive to our needs. Then Chef Mathew personally came out to discuss food options with us and our server, Sean, recommend a fantastic wine pairing for us to try.
When Chef Mathew came back with the finished products we were ecstatic and his dishes were delicious! We had a custom vegan dish made for us and we also got the Sturgeon Schnitzel which came with parmesan spaetzle, garlic cucumbers, English peas, lemon butter. The Sturgeon Schnitzel is the best fish dish I’ve ever tried in my life and I will absolutely go back to have it again! After our meal they bought us a surprise sorbet trio with fruits and dehydrated lemon power which was the perfect way to end the evening.
Overall, we could not have left happier and we will forever recommend 25 Lusk, our server Sean, and Chef Mathew’s food to friends and family. We went for date night and they made us feel like royalty! Make a reservation at 25 Lusk; you’ll love it!
Second time we have eaten at 25 lusk and totally disappointed both times. Although the ambiance is very nice, waitstaff and management very nice and attentive, the food is abysmal and a total ripoff.
Every dish we had on the pre fixe menu ($65 each + $6 each for the duck) was overloaded with too many ingredients that clashed instead of complemented each other. Salad very soggy and overdressed reappeared under an asparagus and parmesan risotto which was topped with seared duck breast that arrived cold. Who wants to eat duck breast with parmesan cheese underneath and why would I want a soggy overdressed salad wilted below that whole pile? Thinking I would be too full to order the dessert course I was offered side dish instead. I never should have ordered more asparagus, but I did, because nothing else sounded appealing. The asparagus side arrived buried in a thick congealed hollandaise sauce that clearly had been sitting under a heat lamp waiting for the duck breast to sit at least the 7 minutes I was told the chef held back the duck breast so it wouldn't arrive bloody. Instead it arrived cold with an in edible side dish. The bill for my husband with tip was $200 even though the floor manager comped my cocktail and my husband's 2 glasses of wine. Might go back for drinks on the roof deck once the weather get warm. Will never eat there again. Way too many other restaurants in this town you can get an infinitely better meal for this price or less.
Over dressed salad, waiters consistently brought incorrect items, felt very much about upsell, overpriced
Classy decor and subdued lighting. Excellent service that was attentive without being overbearing. Tasty food well prepared. Definitely buzzing but not so loud that it was difficult to have a conversation at your table. Very enjoyable experience all around. Expensive but worth it if you're looking for something nice.
Excellent but pricey- I would go back on special occasions or for business related dinners. Excellent food and service
The salad was salty, jerk chicken was tasteless, green beans were mushy my rum and coke was good though.
I entertained 3 customers here and everyone enjoyed everything that was served. Especially the grilled octopus appetizer. I’ve been here many times and 25 Lusk always impresses.
Amazing meal. Well balanced, great portions and worth the price. Will return to dine again.
Service was not as expected compared to the last time I was here few years ago. Host was moody, our server was not friendly, didn’t even greet us, just walked over to pour us water, I had to greet him to open up conversations. The food was under seasoned, especially with their entrees. Menu has changed to very basic, nothing that stands out like their location and name.
Will not be returning.
We had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner at 25 Lusk! The 3-course prix fixe menu had terrific choices for each course, and the wine pairings were perfect!
Fabulous as usual
Beautiful decor with comfortable seating and mouth watering food. Excellent pairing suggestions. Will definitely be back to check out the roof top
Wonderful food and service. Definitely going back and recommending to family and friends.
I had a great experience yet again at 25 Lusk. I’ve come before with a big group from work and we spent a lot of money which is why I thought we had such good service, but after I went last night just my mom and I, I can tell even when it was just us two the service was excellent. My mom has to step out for a work call for about 20 minutes after the first course was served so I waited and my pasta got cold and the server asked if if he could bring me a new one once she was back. That is the type of service I think most restaurants aspire to have and that combined with his knowledge of the food we were enjoying really shaped our experience. Thank you
Great service and awesome cocktails and wine selection. We were surprised about how big the portion was (in a good way). Steak was cooked to perfection. We wished there’d be more sauce on the side for the steak though.
We tried this place for the first time during restaurant week.
We will return, soon and often. The ambiance was great and the layout very appealing. There are 3 levels; casual on the roof deck, classy lounge on the lower level and fine dining on the street level. Our service was stellar. Very close attention was paid to every detail. The wines were very good and the server was knowledgeable on the selections.
Our food was delicious and presented well. We had Artic Char and a steak. The price fixe menu is 3 course,2 savory and 1 sweet. They also offer an a la carte menu too. Easily one of our best meals in the 2 years we’ve lived in the city.
Second visit to 25 Lusk.....Quite possibly the best meal I’ve had in my life! The flavors were unbelievable. I savored every bite.
The second best meal in my life was probably my first visit to 25 Lusk. They have an excellent wine list too.
If you haven’t dined at 25 Lusk yet, you owe it to yourself to go there!!
Very enjoyable dinner for SF restaurant week.
We used our gift certificate from a year ago, and had a memorable meal at 25 Luka. It was quiet the day after Christmas, so we could take our time, chat with several members of their excellent staff, and enjoy a sampling of the unusual, delicious menu. All in all a great evening.
Had a wonderful time celebrating my 30th birthday with friends at this venue! The service was exceptional, the food was amazing and the trendy ambiance was extraordinary! I was very pleased that the restaurant was so accommodating of my party's needs which made the celebration even more wonderful!
Terrible service. Recommended food that had dairy, even though I explicitly mentioned at the beginning I had a dairy allergy. They forgot the tea twice, and brought my coat check items leaving an item behind.
Delicious food. Fantastic service. Second time coming here. Will be back for sure.
25 Lusk is a neighborhood gem. Food, service and ambiance combine to create an excellent experience. We have dined at 25 Lusk a dozen times, and each visit has been delightful.
I have always liked that 25 Lusk has a casual lounge for after work drinks and snacks as well as a more formal dining room. They have added a rooftop lounge which makes this space even more attractive. The menu has changed since last I went and still every bit of creative and delicious. As a native Jamaican i was excited to try the jerk chicken. Although not prepared in a traditional way this dish made my tastebuds sing. I enjoyed it so much i am stilling thinking about this dish days after.
I am also grateful that making the difficult choice of dessert is made simpler with a choice of mini dessert trios.
25 Lusk still remains 1 of my favorite places to dine.
Superb service, excellent food!! Will definitely return. Strongly recommend this place!
Loved the ambiance but didn’t absolutely love my entree. There were 5 of us and I was the only one dissatisfied with food
Server and manager went out of their way to make our evening memorable. My family had a great time. Thank you!
A great fixed price menu - the meal was fantastic..
Have been here four or five times over the past few years and the food had always been pretty good. Went back for dinner last Friday and was surprised at how empty the dinning room was. They now only serve a prix fixe menu and although there was a lot of food the taste was terrible. Every dish had an overly sour taste it was difficult to eat. The hi-light of the meal was the tater-tot, it went down hill from there. We won’t be coming back here.
Great ambience, and as always great food. I'm a quantity over quality type of person, but when you can have both, why not? 25 Lusk delivers on top notch new american styled cuisine included with some of the best sized portions I've ever come across at any fine dining restaurant I've been to. Servers were so sweet, and the bar was awesome. The modern, upbeat feel coupled with the antiquated modern decor makes this place a hot spot for all walks of life. Come here - it's worth it.
We loved the ambiance but the food was below average. Interestingly the Mac and Cheese was the best part of the meal. Steak was below average and the appetizer were ok. We mentioned our feedback to the server but he did not care much about it. The cocktails were great.
Not sure if we will ever come back or recommend it to anyone.