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Grand Cafe

501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 292-0101
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Ranked #1,077 of 4,936 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
Transit: WE ARE LOCATED 2 BLOCKS FROM UNION SQUARE AND THE CLOSEST BART STATION "POWELL".
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English first
California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We love coming here for the ambience. It is truly a grand experience. But, the breakfast menu is quite limited and even with a light crowd the service was marginal at best. If they are going for a French feel they nailed it. The good was expensive and delicious.

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I am not a fan of giving feedback unless the establishment was five stars to me, but I'll give some tips regarding this establishment. My wife and I went for breakfast but the food was not good. Eggs were cold and potatoes were dry. The country bread and bagels were outstanding however. I thought the service was okay but not... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A great place to have right at the Hotel Monaco. I kept meaning to venture further on my business trip out there, but couldn't seem to bother with the wonderful food and lovely service. Just great.

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North Palm Beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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Bucharest
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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
42 helpful votes 42 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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London
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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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