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Elite Cafe

2049 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Pacific Heights)
(415) 346-8400
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Ranked #1,089 of 4,936 Restaurants in San Francisco
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Price range: $31 - $40
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Cuisines: American, Seafood, Café, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
Cross street: California St.
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English first
san francisco,ca
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were wowed by our meals........The shrimp and grits, with bacon and a poached egg, and the country fried pork chop were true standouts. The service was professional and efficient, but without a trace of human warmth.

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New Paltz, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I used to live in this neighborhood in the 1990s and ate here very infrequently because the place never really wowed me. I took some friends last night who were visiting from out of town (their first time in SF and my first time back in eight years) They were starving and there were were on Fillmore so we went... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We have been to this restaurant many times each time hoping the service would improve. Last night we went for the last time. We didn't order drinks as we were driving, once the waitress took the wine glasses off the table we never saw her again. Our starters were brought by someone else and the refills of ice tea was... More

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Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I liked everything about this restaurant. They make a perfect manhattan and the Braised beef brisket was wonderful!

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