bar area and seating at upgraded SFO Centurion Lounge
Source: American Express

SFO Centurion Lounge Re-Opens After Expansion

After being closed for over three months, the Centurion Lounge at San Francisco International (SFO) Airport has re-opened to customers. This upgraded lounge is now twice as large and spans 16,000 square feet. The lounge is located in Terminal 3 on the mezzanine level and is open daily between 0500 and 2200.

The improved Centurion Lounge features two wine bars and cafés, private phone booths and work areas, additional seating, and restrooms. The lounge also showcases two custom floor-to-ceiling abstract wallcoverings by artist Tracie Cheng, and a new interior design that takes cues from the local vineyards, landscapes, and the iconic San Francisco fog to give guests a sense of relaxation.

phone booths, seating and chars in Centurion Lounge SFO
Phone Booths and Seating.   Source: American Express

Great for Wine

One of the exciting additions to the updated lounge is the new wine wall and wine tastings. The SFO Centurion Lounge now offers specialty wine flights curated by sommelier and Centurion Lounge Wine Director Anthony Giglio. These complementary wine flights are sourced from vineyards around California and are offered in two flight choices: a (Napa Valley) Cabernet Sauvignon Flight and a (Sonoma) Chardonnay Flight.

Cabernet Sauvignon wine flight
Cabernet Sauvignon Flight.  Source: American Express

As San Francisco is globally known for its world-class wine, the wine menu in the Centurion Lounge at San Francisco International Airport is fully dedicated to highlighting local California grapes.

Anthony Giglio, sommelier and Centurion Lounge Wine Director

Dining and Design

The lounge offers a new seasonal menu from Liholiho Yacht Club Executive Chef Ravi Kapur. He will continue to bring his unique flair to the Centurion Lounge at SFO with dishes inspired by his lineage and family memories, including, Kochujang marinated chicken thighs, wild rice and coconut soup, and black vinegar and honey glazed baby carrots.

Closing Thoughts

San Francisco International Airport has around 15 lounges, but the Centurion Lounge is the only credit card-branded lounge. With the current state of overcrowding, I am also happy that American Express chose to close the lounge to re-open with twice the size. The wine flights and dining help elevate this lounge over many others at SFO. I look forward to visiting this lounge and doing a complete review.


Press Release: American Express Opens 16,000 Square Foot Centurion Lounge at San Francisco International Airport