The Lounge can be accessed post-security from Terminal 3 or from International Terminal G. All terminals are not connected post-security at SFO. If you are flying out of another terminal, you may be able to use your boarding pass to enter through T3 security, subject to approval by the TSA agent. After visiting the Lounge, you will need to exit through security, take the AirTrain or walk to your terminal and re-enter through security.
Hours: 5 am – 11 pm
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From the moment you walk in, you'll see that things are different here. Unexpected touches like a Napa Valley wine tasting area and a well-appointed shower suite meet productive workspaces with high-speed Wi-Fi.Explore All Amenities
Dine in decadence with cuisine designed by James Beard Award-winning chef Daniel Patterson, founder of Alta CA. Savor succulent dishes like Grilled Chicken with shaved fennel, tomato and herbs and Eggplant Miso Soup.View Sample Dishes
The Centurion Lounge Executive Chef, San Francisco
Daniel Patterson is the chef and restaurateur behind the Bay Area-based Alta Group, which includes Alta at Minnesota Street, the forthcoming Alta at The Grant and The Grant rooftop bar, Alfred’s Steakhouse and Plum Bar in Oakland. He is also the co-founder of the ground-breaking fast food venture LocoL and continues to oversee his acclaimed Bay Area restaurants Aster and the three Michelin-starred Coi. His awards include Food & Wine’s Best New Chef and a James Beard Award for Best Chef: West. In addition, Daniel co-founded The Cooking Project, a non-profit dedicated to teaching cooking skills to youth and adults. An accomplished author, Patterson has authored three cookbooks including The Art of Flavor, released in August 2017 with co-author and perfumer Mandy Aftel.
Enjoy a cocktail developed by one of the nation's top mixologists, Jim Meehan, or explore wines handpicked by renowned wine authority Anthony Giglio.View Sample Drinks
Get a taste of our San Francisco-inspired cocktails and wines. The full menu is available in the Lounge
Jim Meehan’s career behind the bar spans over 15 years, from Paul’s Club and State Street Brats in Madison, Wisconsin to Gramercy Tavern and the Pegu Club in New York City. In addition to his work behind the bar as one of the nation’s top mixologists, Jim is a James Beard award winner and the author of The PDT Cocktail Book and Meehan’s Bartender Manual. He travels frequently to oversee branches of his award-winning PDT in New York City and Hong Kong, along with a new concept, Prairie School in Chicago.
Anthony Giglio is one of the most entertaining wine and spirits authorities on the planet. He has authored several books, including three editions of FOOD & WINE's Wine Guide; five editions of the Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide, and his highly regarded first book, Cocktails in New York.
The Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is currently closed. Due to additional maintenance needed, we will not be reopening this space. However, we look forward to welcoming Card Members into our new expanded location across from Gate D12 starting early October. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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