The new United Airlines Polaris Lounge at SFO offers a great mix of a la carte dining options and adult beverages. I’ve consolidated all the menus in this post.
First, note that all food and drink are complimentary. Tipping is not expected.
United Polaris Lounge San Francisco Bar Menu
Over half the wines will be sourced from California and the Mai Tai and Pisco Sour cocktails are California-inspired and unique to this lounge.
United Polaris Lounge San Francisco Dining Menu
Note the menu includes local favorites like cioppino as well as menu items that should accodoate a diverse palate of tastes, like Chinese congee for breakfast.
While not printed, a full range of coffee drinks are also available.
How Will United Resolve Potential Overcrowding Issue?
The overall lounge itself is unlikely to face crowding issues, but The Dining Room may be a different story. The Dining Room seats about 40 guests at a time. While there is an extensive open dining area nearby, United is still figuring out how to handle an overflow in its a la carte restaurant. I find the a la carte menu appealing and I suspect many will opt for that over the buffet. United must find a way to ensure people don’t face multi-hour waits for a table (like trying to get a massage from British Airways at the Elmis Spa in Heathrow…).
You can read my full review of the beautiful new lounge here.