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Elite Cafe

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Pacific Heights
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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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Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Old school, classic yet modern!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
RBMinSF
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
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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Spruce Grove, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We chose this restaurant for our last night on San Francisco and wanted it to be special. The food was very good but portion sizes were small and both left a little hungry. We were seated in a quiet area of the restaurant which was pleasant but the service was adequate at best and for the price felt we could... More 

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've eaten here several times. Great bar for a cocktail to start, then good food, service, etc. Their brunch is also really good

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Concord
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142 reviews 142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A limited menu, as pointed out by others, BUT still much to choose from, with several dishes of the traditional NOLA / Creole cuisine. Ate the etouffe, and the seafood gumbo . . . delicious. Our server (nick) was very attentive, but not pushy at all . . . just a nice meal, on the way to a concert at... More 

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Italian in California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I ate here more than four times in the last three years, and twice within the last two weeks. This last experience told me that the menu is too limited to go there more often than once every two years, or so, unless one craves the jalapeno infused Bloody Mary or the excellent beignets, as good as at the Cafe... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

To start - very good cocktails, great atmosphere and very friendly service.Menu was limited with not very many true Cajun items (which is why we went there) no blackened fish or barbecue shrimp. They did have a good gumbo but my blackened pork chop lacked spice. Limited wine selection.

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Friends and I went out after a concert and had dinner here. Staff was exceptional...especially Kate...and Caroline, the manager, made us feel right at home. Food was out of this world! I had Gumbo and it compares with the one I had in New Orleans on a recent visit. Small intimate setting and felt like an old restaurant from by... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had Thanksgiving at Elite Cafe. We all started with oysters on the half shell. A great start. We all had traditional turkey and cornbread dressing, three with oysters, one without. Side dihes served family style included green beans, mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese, all very tasty. Desserts were traditional pumpkin and pecan pies with vanilla ice cream. We... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Café, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?