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Nob Hill Cafe

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Nob Hill
Bakery, Italian, Pizza, Californian, Café
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1152 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1916
415-776-6500
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 41
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic food at a fair price!

This unassuming cafe was the first meal we enjoyed in San Francisco this trip. It was suggested to us by the concierge at the Fairmont. Upon arriving, we were promptly seated and served warm bread. I ordered the gnocchi bolognese, which was filling without being heavy. My wife had the margherita... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Winchester, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Winchester, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This unassuming cafe was the first meal we enjoyed in San Francisco this trip. It was suggested to us by the concierge at the Fairmont. Upon arriving, we were promptly seated and served warm bread. I ordered the gnocchi bolognese, which was filling without being heavy. My wife had the margherita pizza. The crust was perfectly baked and topped with... More 

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Miami, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here for Valentine's Day dinner. They don't take reservations so you have to get there early. It's a small place so tables are close together. Service is friendly and didn't rush us. We ordered drinks while we waited outside. Food is great.

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Alberta
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

One of us stood in line for 40 minutes to get a table for 2 - when seated, she ordered a salad and was told that unless the second person was there to order at the same time, the second person (who arrived 5 minutes later) would not be able to order. We could NOT believe this was a restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited San Francisco for the first time 3 years ago. On arriving at our hotel after a long flight from the UK, we asked the staff to recommend somewhere to eat nearby - they suggested Nob Hill Cafe. I've been waiting 3 years to come back to San Francisco and top of my list was to return to Nob... More 

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High Wycombe
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Was very pleasantly surprised when we stumbled upon the Nob Hill Cafe. The name is a bit misleading - the menu is actually great, wholesome Italian food. Service is warm and friendly, great atmosphere, good portion size and reasonably priced. Would certainly return... but arrive early. We had dinner at 6pm (and got the last table) and by the time... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I made a point of returning to Nob Hill Cafe on my last trip to SF. An easy place to find a queue out the door any night of the week, this place has a great vibe. The staff are friendly and the food is very good. Come hungry!

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San Jose, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I've eaten here twice and have never been disappointed. The food is great!!! The service is friendly. When it's warm, enjoy the neighborhood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Nob Hill Cafe offers a good lunch, with great food and somewhat slow but friendly service Their dinner is the same menu but very crowded at night

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London, United Kingdom
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296 reviews 296 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

loved that it is so close to the Fairmont, reasonably priced and so cosy. Have to be prepared to wait for tables and breakfast/brunch only on weekends sadly

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We wanted a light, fresh dinner in the neighborhood. This was the spot close to our hotel. Delicious ravioli and salad. Easy walk from nob hill hotels, no steep hills! :-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1152 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1916
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-776-6500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Italian, Pizza, Californian, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?