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Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge

4.5
4.5
968 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Named "S.F's's Hottest Rooftop" by S.F. Magazine, join us 120 feet above Market Street where the energetic chic of a European terrace meets laid-back vibes of California cool. Now serving an all-day menu from Michelin starred Chef Jason Fox and new daytime cocktails created by partners, BVHospitality (Bon Vivants, Trick Dog) featuring the vibrant flavors, original combinations, and unique bitters and syrups for which the duo is known.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (628) 895-2039

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Fox

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    McAllister and Market

  • Parking details

    Valet $6.40/ 20 minutes plus tax

  • Public transit

    Civic Center Bart Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Reservation Fee (F&B Minimum Applies)

    $5.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Please note that for all reservations of 3 guests or more, a minimum food & beverage spend of $65 per person is required. As of January 1st 2022, in order to make a reservation in Charmaine's, a non-refundable $5 reservation fee per person will apply. This fee guarantee's seating space. In case of cancellation or no-show this fee will not be refunded. Walk-ins will be welcome any time but will be based on availability. We have been challenged in the last few months with last-minute cancellations and no-shows, making it harder for us to see you as often as we would like, as our reservations appear more limited than they are in actuality. Our goal is an accurate depiction of our availability to allow our staff to better accommodate you.

What 968 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Late Night Find

  • San Francisco

    Late Night Find

  • San Francisco

    Scenic View

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  1. MR

    MarciR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a treat to go to Charmaine's before going to a show! The view is beautiful, of course, but so is the decor, the cocktails, and the food presentation. And it doesn't just look good; it tastes amazing! The service is impeccable and so professional. They make everyone feel like a VIP. This is definitely one of our favorite places to go in SF for a special night out!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puebla

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Overpriced, the food wasn’t good. We ordered fish tacos, pork belly and an hamburger anything worth the price. Service and place is good.
  3. R

    Rebecca

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Getting together after a few years apart. Girls night in the city
  4. D

    Dfletch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a date night jackpot! We absolutely loved this place! Great ambiance and drinks. Loved the low light setting, views of the city and attentiveness of the servers. The owner even stopped by to chat with us and gifted us an appetizer. Whenever we’re in San Francisco again, we’ll definitely be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Good nothing special but pretty
  7. SB

    SkyeBo

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charmaines is the best rooftop. So chic and has the best views. The firepits are perfect for a cozy time with some friends to sip cocktails and be bundled up with a blanket if the temps are a little cooler. Very easy to get to and adore the staff + other guests were kind and good energy.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining here for my husbands birthday was so special! The ambiance, food and service were stellar. One of the best places I’ve been!
  9. s

    saya

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lots of crack heads near the location. Vallet was very expensive. But other than that it was amazing. Wish there was a warning about all the homeless people near the location.
  10. J

    James

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful, sexy venue. Great service, wonderful drinks. Highly recommend!
  11. GP

    GaryPegSF62

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge is one of those places you take someone you want to impress or special friends/family. It's elegant, beautifully decorated, and those spectacular views! It's also convenient for a pre-show drink/snack before heading to the Orpheum Theater. Side note: Not in the prettiest neighborhood, but once you're upstairs, it's a whole other world. My friend and I ordered the charcuterie and cheese plates. Nice assortment and tasty. I ordered a dirty martini. Tiny glass, tiny olives. $17 plus $3 more to make it dirty? (Did I read the check right?) And with their tiny side tables, they don't make it easy to order a drink and food. Had to balance one of the plates on my knee. Despite these last two comments, I would still go back for a special occasion visit.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great as was the view. Challenges with space and tables for a larger group
  13. A

    Angg

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MUST go to. I loved the view, vibes, food, drinks, etc.
  14. MP

    MarkP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our server was terrific, but honestly, the food was just ok, and certainly not worth what it cost. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't anything memorable. The venue is cool, but charging $10 for reservations and following that up with tired, beat up furniture and meh food isn't going to make the rooftop thing enough to make us come back. It's a crappy part of town, and if you want this to be what it could be you have to up the food quality and put some love into the hard goods.
  15. PL

    PattiL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Charmaine’s Rooftop Lounge is a beautiful place to hang out with friends and/or your significant other. Great city views with a swanky aesthetic. The Manager, T - is a gracious and friendly host and the staff provide outstanding service. It’s a special place! Definitely recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    It was just okay a bit crowded , I had asked for a good seat for just myself and one friend to see the sunset but they placed me in the back
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was great!

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on September 15, 2022Happy to hear that you enjoyed it and thank you for the 5 star review!!!

  18. F

    Fogcity

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Overpriced ($65 minimum per person),. It didn’t offer non-alcoholic beer or Bailey’s); a slice of guacamole on the $26 cheeseburger was an additional $6 and the cocktails lacked adequate amounts of alcohol. Fries with with skins and $13. We sat on the beautiful patio but only 2 of us got to sit in the comfortable, single side arm chairs. The music was so loud that conversation was impossible. Upon request it was turned down a bit for a while. The service was mixed: Lackluster (first server), good (older server). Overall, it was a disappointment. I have never felt that ripped off. There are plenty of other stylish places in the city that are expensive, but not as outlandishly overpriced. We won’t be back.
  19. RP

    RobertP

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and view were excellent. The service was just okay.
  20. SR

    SaraR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Decent food, great atmosphere. Would definitely come back again.
  21. GC

    GeraldC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambience, very cozy. Music not too loud just right. Music is very balance not too crazy techno. Good selection of cocktails. Special thanks to Kingston at front door - very accommodating and gave suggestions for parking and valet info.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on September 15, 2022Great to hear that you enjoyed yourself!! Kingston is the best, I knew he'd take care of you. Come see us again when you're out and about in the city. Many thanks

  22. AK

    AllisonK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, great food, great drinks ~ perfect for sunset views.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on September 15, 2022Allison!!! Happy to hear you enjoyed yourself and glad you got to see that sunset. Join us again when you can. Have a great day Allison!

  23. OR

    OscarR

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best rooftop bar! My fiancé and l loved celebrating our anniversary at Charmaine’s. We will for sure be back. Food/drinks/employees are AMAZING!

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on September 9, 2022Love it Oscar!! Glad that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us in Charmaine's. Can't wait until we see you again. Have a great weekend.

  24. YC

    YvetteC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends husband’s bday dinner on the rooftop. Love the safe COVID spacing. No one really wears a mask anymore so this is where I come to enjoy a nice meal and a gorgeous view anxiety free

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on September 9, 2022Happy to hear that you enjoyed your night, Yvette, and thank you for spending your husband's birthday in Charmaine's. See you again soon Yvette!

  25. DT

    DeanT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for my birthday and the service was excellent! Highly recommend Charmaine’s!

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on September 2, 2022Thanks Dean!! Happy to hear that your birthday went well and that you had a great time!!! We appreciate you.

  26. Z

    Zeusylocks11

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    A+ for ambience. Great views, trendy, upbeat atmosphere. We would absolutely return again for the ambience. Food is just ok . Menu super limited to boring bar food. Tip: the best seats are outside. There are firepits but it gets cold, always--> this is SF! dress warm!

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on September 2, 2022Thanks for your words Zeusylocks11. I do read them all and we always strive to improve. Shoot me a note if you have a minute about the food choices. Hope to hear from you, It's how we improve. Thanks!!!

  27. SR

    SieraR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was great! We loved the scene, definitely a cool people watching place. The drinks were good, food menu was kind of small but we had a lot of appetizers and everything was good.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on September 2, 2022Thanks Siera! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Let me know if you have any other thoughts. We love feedback. Hope to see you again soon Siera.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Felt rushed, waiter kept rolling his eyes ..: rude service
  29. DL

    DanielL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic experience - a grandiose ambience, very nice service, excellent food, perfect cocktails. Yes, we would love to come back!
  30. TM

    TomM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location, pretty good food, and tasty cocktails. Excellent place to go out for a nice evening in the city.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on August 24, 2022Thanks for sharing your experience with us Tom. Appreciate it all. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the cocktails and food. Let me know if there's anything else. Thanks and see you again soon!!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    I went there to celebrate my anniversary and invited friends visiting from LA m, the table I was giving was in the corner right next to the metal steps outside and the experience was terrible, I love Charmaine but I’m never coming back.
  32. MT

    MatthewT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great rooftop experience! Drink and food are wonderful. The environment suggests more casual snacking than a full dinner experience. Can be windy!

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on August 24, 2022Thanks Matthew! Appreciate it. Thanks for the feedback and the positive review! Next time you're in, we'll work hard to get you a spot inside if it's windy. Let us know. Have a great day Matthew!

  33. AJ

    AnnJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    We fully enjoyed our cocktails and food and the staff was helpful and very attentive. The reason that I did not give Charmaine's 5 stars and the reason that I will (sadly) not return to Charmaine's is the fact that I was charged $5 per person to make the reservation and that money was not taken off of the bill. . .just a charge to get in and have a drink and dinner with friends. I can find other establishments that do not have a charge for a reservation that I like as much.
  34. v

    voktem

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was accommodating. Ambiance was great. Paying a fee for a reservation is not something I would want to do again. Drinks were also pricey. Other than that, very positive.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on August 24, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and thanks for spending time with us Voktem. We appreciate it! Come see us again when you can.

  35. CC

    ChristopherC

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There IS NO OTHER PLACE like Charmaine's. Always THE very best at EVERYTHING. Priceless still after 5 visits.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on August 24, 2022Christopher!!!!! Thank you for telling us about your visit. It's what we strive for daily. Great to see that you enjoyed yourself and thank you for your continued visits to Charmaine's. We appreciate you more than you may know. Until next time!!!

  36. SG

    SilviaG

    Egypt

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice for drinks but really uncomfortable for dinner
  37. J

    Jimmy

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The food was pretty good, but it stops there. The service was very poor for such a high quality restaurant. You would assume a place with a minimum per person that they would have excellent service. We got a birthday desert, but were charged for it and did not get the regular desert that was ordered. The drink service was slow and sometimes forgetful. We enjoyed the food, but for the price, could have gone someone where else and gotten better service at a better price. Very disappointed.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on August 17, 2022Hello Jimmy, Thank you so much for your feedback, I'm so sorry that the service did not meet your expectations, that is definitely not the experience we strive to provide at Charmaine's. We will absolutely take this feedback seriously and use it to improve. We are glad you enjoyed the food and the ambience and hope we get the chance to provide you with the experience you deserve in the future.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. We stayed at the Proper & looked forward to visiting Charmaine’’s.. Very stylish interior design (even the server aprons were cool!) that is sophisticated . The views of SF are stunning.! Outdoor seating around fire pits would’ve been where we sat if we’d dressed a little warmer-it was pretty windy. . They do have blankets/heaters though. We sat inside by the fireplace & enjoyed the views there too. It was busy- but service was excellent & staff were very friendly. The drinks and food were ok, I didn’t expect bar food in this setting.. wonder if menu changed-as friends that stayed last year mentioned how good the food was. We will definitely go again for drinks & dine elsewhere. .

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on August 24, 2022Thanks for sharing your experience. Happy to hear that you had an excellent experience! Let me know anything that we can improve on in some detail. We read all of our reviews and do our best to apply what we can to improve the guest experience. Again, I appreciate you taking the time to post these notes and thanks for spending an evening with us! T

  39. p

    pamelar

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were really looking forward to our reservation at Charmaines. And they did not disappoint. From the Service walking into the restaurant to being seating outside with the warm fire pit, blanket and view. Enjoyed the little appetizer bites and tasty drinks. I would recommend this to everyone I know.

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on August 9, 2022Thank you for the great feedback Pamelar, we hope to see you again very soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    everyone was so nice , the food and drinks was bomb ! i had a great time there !!

    Charmaine's Rooftop LoungeResponded on August 9, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words! We're glad your experience was everything you hoped for and we can't wait to see you again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 968 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Charmaine's Rooftop Lounge

45 McAllister, San Francisco, CA 94102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McAllister and Market

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet $6.40/ 20 minutes plus tax

  • Public transit

    Civic Center Bart Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Fox

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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