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Grand Cafe

501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 292-0101
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Ranked #1,100 of 4,921 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, Californian, Café
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Taylor
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68% Recommend
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North Palm Beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We ordered the Potato Gnoch. It was one of the most delicious meals we have eaten! Beautiful, large Restaurant! The Salad was Organic with a delicious, light dressing. The friendly Chef came over and served both items. Highly recommend.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Food has French inspiration, but not really has the sofistication and taste required to be worth the money

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Northern California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had breakfast here once before in December 2013. That was good. This was not. Cold food dropped off at our table. No one came back to see how we were doing. Potatoes and sausage cold. Toast not really toasted. We had to walk over to hostess to complain. Eventually Manager came by our table, but just stared at us.... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant is actually a chain associated with the uniquely decorated and delightful Kimpton Hotels. It's a bistro, but better. The atmosphere is a little more upscale than a true bistro. And the food, ditto. We ordered from the oyster bar with a glass of champagne. My husband had an eastern mediterranean salad with octopus, harissa and chickpeas which was... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

One visit as was staying close by and had to check out other neighbourhood restaurants. Feels like you've just walked into a banking hall, high ceiling and windows not really intimate enough for fine dining. Food wasn't really exceptional for what I paid, which is what you're really there for and not the overly grand interior? Waiter told me they... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I really enjoyed the food here, it was very tasty and well presented. I was eating on my own though, and would have preferred more attention from the serving staff, and a table on the edge of the restaurant - which is what I asked for but didn't get. It seems most restaurants forget that business travelers (especially women) require... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

I went here with a group of colleagues (approx. 28). We were sat in an area near the windows, unfortunately the staff and guests had problems moving around the group since the tables were placed very close to each other. We had a set menu which should have made things much easier for the kitchen. Unfortunately, they were unable to... More

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Forest Park, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Dropped in to Grand Cafe Brasserie & Bar after checking into nearby hotel. Was alone, and decided if I couldn't enjoy a romantic dinner with someone, I'd enjoy a very pleasurable dinner alone. Made the right choice. I believe the restaurant building was once a bank. It has 25 or 30 foot ceilings, soaring columns throughout, a massive bar area... More

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Avila, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We went there every day for breakfast because the room (a former ballroom) was so beautiful. We had the impression of being in Prague. The food was good, but not imaginative, that's why I am not giving 5 stars. Unfortunately, this gorgeous place will close in July to be remodeled as a ballroom again, so rush to visit it. We... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice charcuterie board. Excellent service - friendly and efficient - and a nice atmosphere. We were staying in the hotel but this is also open to the public, so a nice mix of customers.

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