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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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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
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
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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Los Gatos, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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186 reviews 186 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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 restaurant reviews
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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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171 reviews 171 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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50 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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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, Coffee Shop, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?