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Chow

215 Church St., San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 552-2469
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Ranked #356 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American, Asian, International
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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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Visited Chow for a late lunch and enjoyed the casual vibe and nice variety of food options: Asian noodles, Mexican fish tacos, etc. Everything was thoughtfully prepared and tasty.

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Michigan Center, Michigan
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

After having disappointing service and food at another local restaurant, Chow was a much needed good meal and pleasant experience. On the morning of July 3rd at about 0830, I ordered the eggs benedict and organic coffee and half/half. The server was pleasant enough and professional. The potatoes that came with the breakfast were great. I will give this place... More

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ChowFoodBar, Guest Relations Manager at Chow, responded to this review

Hi Lon, So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit-- we look forward to having you back when you're in town next! Thanks! Jamie J., Chow Restaurants More

Chandler, Arizona
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Loved the food and the atmosphere. Ate here twice, in fact, over a recent four day stay in San Francisco.

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Chow R, General Manager at Chow, responded to this review

So glad to hear we were such a hit, and hope to see you again next time you're in San Francisco! Thanks, Kiersten F., General Manager More

PGH
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

During our Urban Trek tour the six of us all wanted something different for lunch. Anton, our tour guide, selected Chow. We were seated in a pleasant patio area. Each of us ordered food to our liking and were all extremely satisfied. If you are trying to please people with different appetites, Chow is the restaurant for you.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Try to get to this place for a nice meal and easy place to visit with friends. Tasty home cooking, can never go wrong with Chow!

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Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I came here for breakfast and brunch over my trip it was just so good! A must try drink is the Chai Baba Chai, sooo delicious. The restaurant is very homey and comfortable. The service could have been a little bit faster, but it was fine. Overall I had a very nice time!

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After 10 years we decided to give this place another try. We live close by and always see the restaurant full of people. The burger on a baguette was juicy and delicious. Can't resist a good burger and this is what we were looking for. The vanilla shake was dreamy. The smoked salmon pizza was light and delicious but not... More

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American Fork, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped here for breakfast. Very good selection to choose from, and my wife and I very much enjoyed the meal. The service was fast, we sat outside and the portions were generous. We will eat there again.

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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I used to come here every few months, but haven't been there in probably a year and it's just not as good as it used to be ... especially for the cost. And worst of all is the gingercake wasn't as good as I remember :(

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Chow R, Kiersten Frey, General Manager at Chow, responded to this review

I was disappointed to read your review from the other day, as I can assure we've made few changes to our menu. If anything, we've looked to kick up the quality of our ingredients — something that's accounted for in our prices. If you have a second, would you let me know what you think the food was lacking? What... More

Boston, MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A friend who is a local in the Lower Haight took us to Chow for dinner. Despite a crowd on a Sunday night we got a seating for 3 within minutes. Staff was nice. Menu was diverse - something for everyone - and affordable. Beer list was great. I got a medium sized lasagna and was sorry I hadn't ordered... More

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Chow R, Kiersten Frey, General Manager at Chow, responded to this review

Thanks for taking a moment to review us! We're happy to see you enjoyed both meals here — can't wait to share this with the team. Did you try our ginger cake with pumpkin ice cream by any chance? I have a feeling you'd like it! Thanks again and come back soon. Take care, Kiersten Frey, General Manager More

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