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Elite Cafe

$$$
Pacific Heights
American, Cafe, Seafood, Grill
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2049 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (California St.)
To get public transit information, please visit: http://transit.511.org/tripplanner/index.asp
(415) 346-8400
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not our first visit, but...

I had opentable reservations, got there early and was still told I might not get a private booth. We had called the day before, to check if they were having jazz as usual, on Monday night. I was put on hold as the hostess had to check. She came back to the phone, with a "yes." After the booth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
LSherry1914
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Los Gatos, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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charlotte, nc
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

A Cajun theme restaurant with an active bar. Very casual. Reservations would be recommended. The oysters were fresh and fantastic. The wait staff was excellent. I had a blackened pork chop that was one of the best chops I've ever had as did another friend . Cornbread , deviled eggs and another round of oysters. Hog heaven.

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Naples, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The place had some definite style, and the dishes were a fair approximation of the true NOLA food. There was also some live music while I was there, sitting at the counter. A nice place to drop by, but don't expect too much.

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San Francisco, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited after watching Bay Area Check Please(oh, please no, we will never watch that show again - all their recommendations have just not measured up so they should leave restaurant shows to the professionals). Some of the food was good, others just ok. Portions were smaller than average. We should have ordered the gumbo. Eftouffee was disappointing with just... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I had opentable reservations, got there early and was still told I might not get a private booth. We had called the day before, to check if they were having jazz as usual, on Monday night. I was put on hold as the hostess had to check. She came back to the phone, with a "yes." After the booth was... More 

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Southern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Came here on a Monday night for fried chicken and jazz. The fried chicken is only served on Mondays and you can also listen to some live jazz while you're eating. I think we got four pieces of chicken and two sides for an order and it was delicious. Also had the Elite's deviled eggs and the Meetinghouse biscuits. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Elite is a cozy place with old fashioned booths. We started with amazing okra, hush puppies, and deviled eggs. There are a must! We moved onto chicken gumbo, red snapper and the soft crab and grits. Everything amazing. The grits were so soft and smooth. Dessert was the least inspiring. The meyer lemon was tasty. The beignets tasted a... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

Monday nights feature fried chicken and New Orleans Jazz... We enjoyed the music and the atmosphere but decided to test the rest of the menu. I would not characterize the menu as "limited", as the variety of appetizers, salads, and mains were sufficient in number, complimentary, and true to the NOLA motif. It is fair to say that the food... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great location on Fillmore, with outdoor sidewalk seating during warmer weather. Terrific oysters and updated cajun menu have something for everyone. The wood paneled booths are a lovely throw-back and the bar is always great fun. The bartenders seriously know what they are doing. Particularly recommended on Monday nights when they have live jazz and a special 3-course chicken dinner... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'd been by here but had never stopped for diner. My mistake. This place is a rare find in SF. Fantastic Cajun food. New Orleans style. Great full bar. It all works.

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San Francisco
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53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Elite Café – Fillmore St We were on Fillmore recently and were hungry. We had not been to the Elite Café in several years so decided to stop in for brunch on a Saturday around 11:30. All I can say is “excellent”! The hostess was pleasant and although somewhat busy got us seated after a short wait. The three in... More 

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Additional Information about Elite Cafe

Address: 2049 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone Number: (415) 346-8400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Seafood, Grill

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2049 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
    (California St.)
  • Public Transportation: To get public transit information, please visit: http://transit.511.org/tripplanner/index.asp
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: (415) 346-8400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?