12 4th St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410337.785342 -122.405512
Neighborhoods: Central East, SoMa, SoMa (South of Market)
Whether grabbing a bite at the bar or sitting down to a 5-course meal, 5th floor exceeds even high expectations. Don't miss their cocktails!
Just an elevator ride away, an escape in the Bay. – The Palomar Hotel, part of the Kimpton Hotel Brand is located downtown right in the heart of all the hustle and bustle of Market Street. The theme of this hotel is "Art in Motion" and with every floor you explore, the experience of its whimsical design amidst the urban jungle provides for a perfect contrast. Up on the 5th floor of the hotel is the Fifth Floor restaurant. The atmosphere in this Michelin rated restaurant is fancy enough for a lovely escape from a hectic work day, yet comfortable so not to feel a pretentious vibe, which makes for a perfect place to grab a drink + bite.
Martini Demo and Tasting – I had a great time with the other CitySeach Dictators last Thursday night as we got our Martini tasting on. We were greeted by our trusty Chief Dictator Gina and a tall glass of champagne. As we all got to know each other we formed small groups to watch the martini demo. Once our glasses were filled with gin (and soon our bellys), we excitedly grubbed down on the tasty accouterments that were provided. Everything from the food and drinks were well received by us Dictators, and I can't wait for our next get together. Thanks 5th Floor for providing us with a beautiful spot to get our drink on.
High 4 to Fifth Floor – I attended a Meet & Greet w/ fellow reviewers on a Thursday evening. It was a pleasant surprise inside the Hotel Palomar in SF. Exiting off the elevator I was enveloped in warm furniture, silky velvety colours & a wash of lights. Like walking into a finely styled living room. There was guest master bartender that introduced me to the perfect gin mix w/ a rind of lemon. I decided on trying some appetizers from the bar area. Baby Beet Salad, EARTHILY GREAT! Lamb meatballs, SAVORY! Patty Melt Sliders, WOW! Service was ok. I will say I was expecting more w/ the prices I saw. I will note however, that the floor host was cordial & his smile was contagious! He was more help handing us menus and seating us than the actual waitress. If you want a quieter, upscale alternative to city lounges, this is the place.
Citysearch Editorial Review – On the eponymous fifth floor of the Hotel Palomar, the New American cuisine of new chef Jennie Lorenzo--a veteran of multiple multiple-Michelin-starred kitchens--is ushering in a new era for this restaurant. She's brought a more laid-back vibe and more accessible prices and fare, while maintaining the high level of service--and Fifth Floor's Michelin star. Sommelier Emily Wines (yes, really) lives up to her name with a massive and highly regarded wine list.
A great evening – We just had dinner with another couple last night at the 5th Floor. It was a great evening. Contrary to some other reviews, the service was very good. The wait staff had good recommendations to make and were very attentive.
The wine list is terrific although pricey. The food was very creative and artfully served.
The ambience was very nice. It is nice to have a restaurant that has style and still be able to carry on a conversation with your table mates.
Beautiful location, ambiance, and service – I'm not a foodie, so I'm probably not qualified to speak on the food, but to my untrained tongue, it was excellent! The service and ambiance are perfect and left me wondering why we don't have anything close to this in LA!
Extravagant, modern Gascon cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients pleases the palates of an international clientele in the Hotel Palomar. – On the fifth floor (naturally) of the Hotel Palomar, France's Gascony region meets the Bay Area: on the menu, on the wine list, in the decor, and probably even among the well-heeled international clientele. Chef Laurent Manrique uses local ingredients to refine his rustic native cuisine into elegant numbes like crab soup with saffron emulsion, while Sommelier Emily Wines (yes, really) selects the best of both countries for her massive wine list.
Very Romantic, Great for a dressed up Date – The ambience is very romantic. It is very good for a special occasion. Funny thing is I went with my boyfriend just for trying something new, but the waitress just asked "What is the occasion?" I bet most people go there for really special reason.
A perfect evening! – My husband and I recently dined at the Fifth Floor and can I say, what an amazing evening! We have dined there on occasion since the place opened in '99 and have never been dissapointed! We started our evening out at the bar and had one of the most intriguing cocktails I have ever had... the menage poire, a beautifully crafted cocktail with Grey Goose's poire vokda! We did the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing, which was in our opinion the only reasonable option since we couldn't decided on what we wanted because everything just looked so good... and when it came to the wine... forget about it! What a fantastic list the sommelier has put together. We only felt right putting our pairings in her hands. Service was flawless as always! So all in all another perfect evening at the Fifth Floor.... we will definately be back again soon!
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