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215 Church St., San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 552-2469
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Ranked #168 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Asian, International
Neighborhood:
The Castro
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Chow, we support our neighbors and local farms by offering fresh, organic, healthy ingredients. Our chicken is organic free-range, our beef is natural & organic and our seafood is sustainably caught & delivered fresh. All our desserts are made fresh daily in our Lafayette location and fresh juices are pressed to order. This commitment to quality has put us on San Francisco Chronicle's list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area nine years in a row.
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Burnaby, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Our friend from Vancouver took us here as he had been before. What a great place Chow is!Welcoming and cozy interior ,I can tell the chefs care about what they do ,in the taste and presentation of the dishes. Lovely staff ,very down to earth ,Dillon looked after us well. She recommended the organic pork chop and that was one... More 

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's surprisingly tricky to find a good steak in this part of SF. We found one here…. Cooked to perfection! And the wood smoked mussels with butter sauce were to die for! A relaxed and friendly atmosphere topped it off. Will definitely be back.

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Olympia, WA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Good value, casual atmosphere, varied, interesting menu focused on Italian and seafood.I had an excellent time.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very busy place on the weekends and can understand why. Had to wait a few minutes for a table but they seated us out the back in the patio area, which is what we requested. Good honest food. Friendly staff. Will be going back.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

An excellent atmosphere and ambiance greets you as well as the very friendly staff. We ate on the patio which was a bit quieter than the bar but just as homely. The food was amazing, fresh and tasty. The portion sizes are great. Not too much and not to little. I would recommend the Chicken Noodle Soup, I had a... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Only wished we had discovered this place earlier. What can I say food and service the best we have had in San Francisco. Food is a mix of Thai American fussion and tastes delicious. It's a great local place to eat with a great atmosphere. It's a must on your list of places to visit

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Boston, MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was recommended from this site and Yelp so we gave it a try. It was completely worth it! The cable car stops right out the door which is fun. It’s also only about a 10 minute walk from FW. We were seated after a few minute wait which was fine. We shared a carafe of their house Chianti which... More 

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Atchison, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is always crowded. It offers very good food, great service, a good value. The atmosphere is friendly, noisy, full of good cheer.

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was recommended by friends as a great place to meet, for a lunch before I jetted back across the Pacific to return home. It was very easy to find, being very close to public transport. Surprising, being on a busy main road, the interior is very quiet and welcoming. I could not fault the service (as is hard to... More 

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's not easy to get the "bistro" feeling of Paris in the US. There is more than the food element in a bistro. The close tables, a varied menu, quick and polite service, the din of the dining room as well as a feeling of being welcomed. We found all of this at Chow's Church St. location.

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Additional Information about Chow

Address: 215 Church St., San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: (415) 552-2469
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: American, Asian, International

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