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Elite Cafe

2049 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Pacific Heights)
(415) 346-8400
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Ranked #1,343 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Café, Grill
Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: California St.
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English first
Walnut Creek, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The food was good. We had eggs Benedict with seafood. Well, we didn't see much seafood, with the exception of a tiny scallop. The tables are too close together (in some cases touching) and the host kept seating people close to occupied tables, when there were a lot of empty tables. No privacy at all. I ordered coffee and came... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There was nothing wrong with the food we had but, for the price, expected something more. The place is busy and noisy - there were two musicians attempting to entertain the diners - but you could not hear them over the general noise. There are nicer restaurants within a 5 minute walk.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Mashed potatoes for brunch! I wanted to stay for a meal but I only had time for a bacon Bloody Mary which was served with cheese! Yum. Most of the brunch dishes come with mashed potatoes, which by the way, is so much better than "home fries" or "home potatoes" or "home fries" which come with every brunch dish on... More

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Pierrefonds quebec
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went there on recommendations from our hotel manager. The place is nice and crowdy. A lot of noise but it's friday night. We have ordered a salad ($10) very expensive for an iceberg brake in 2, with few croutons and little of cheese. A robbery. The main dish was a Jambalaya at 24$. It look and tasted like left... More

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san francisco,ca
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Was looking forward to Elite Cafe since I had read about their new chef from somewhere in the Carolinas. Elite Cafe has always been hit and miss for dinner, although the atmosphere is always inviting. Nothing has changed. The best part of our meal was the deviled eggs and the Meeting House biscuits, all down hill from there. The Seafood... More

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Danville, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Oh the buttermilk biscuits! This is a real "slice" of New Orleans cuisine on busy Fillmore St. in SFO! Upscale & in true NOLA "style" - not quiet, bring your friends, enjoy the atmosphere. Don't bring your "uptight friends" - only bring friends who can enjoy the "experience". Make Reservations - otherwise you WILL be disappointed. Just don't take yourself... More

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Los Angeles
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Menu includes a nice variety of dishes and ingredients, and offers several gluten-free options. I had the veal-cheek pasta, which was prepared perfectly. The berry cobbler for dessert was also scrumptious. Atmosphere is lively, but high-backed booths offer privacy for more intimate conversation. Service was very good - staff are attentive and friendly.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The food was good also looked nice, The cocktails were also very good. The two male bartenders were very kind! further good service by our waiter. when i'm back in sf i will definetly come by for dinner and drinks again.

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Richmond, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I've lived in the SF and in the Bay Area for 40 years, but had never been to the Elite Cafe. With so many wonderful restaurants, I just never got around to trying it until last week when I went with two friends. Of the 3 appetizers we had, the fried calamari was great - lightly battered and super crispy... More

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Los Altos, California, United States
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149 reviews 149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Kentucky "Moscow mule" drink was a winner and the snacks are fantastic. The bar scene is hoping and the service/ambience is 5 star. A do not miss for drinks with friends while in heart of SF.

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