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Cafe Claude

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7 Claude Ln, Ste 8, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Bush & Kearny)
(415) 392-3505
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 144
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  • 155
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 14
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cozy place in the alley

We loved the Steak Tartare prepared tableside and the ambience was nice with a jazz quartet playing live music. The service was friendly and helpful. Unless you love Creme Brulee, the dessert menu was a little limiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
emtoothfxr
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seattle, Wa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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San Francisco, California
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85 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We've dined here many times, counting Claude as one of our hometown faves. Unfortunately, tonight's dinner was totally disappointing. The entree special, roasted quail, was lackluster, small bony pieces of quail with no skin, tasted boiled more than roasted, devoid of flavor (I resorted to double sprinkling of salt). Accompanied by potato au gratin (good) and squash (undercooked and tasteless).... More 

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seattle, Wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We loved the Steak Tartare prepared tableside and the ambience was nice with a jazz quartet playing live music. The service was friendly and helpful. Unless you love Creme Brulee, the dessert menu was a little limiting.

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We ordered three entrees: 1) Truite Amandine, which is a trout with toasted almonds, haricot verts, golden raisins, capers, and meuniere sauce, in my opinion was the best dish. The presentation of the dish was not very fancy, and it's a bone-in fish dish. When you're paying so much for dinner, I expected a lot more. 2) Confit de Canard,... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We like French food, so this is much cheaper than going to France! This is the second time we have been here. Check the menu on their website for the entrees that are available. There are generally about eight entrees on the menu and a couple specials, which is not a lot, but quality over quantity. They have live music... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

First time I've experienced the steak tartare being prepared at the table. Since I've also never made it, when the waiter asked me what ingredients I prefer, I was flummoxed. I actually had no idea what goes into it (except raw egg because of the few times I have been at restaurants who put the egg in shell on top... More 

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem tucked away near Union Square. This little bistro brings bohemian Paris to San Francisco. Good food and wine in a cozy, relaxed venue. Indoor and outdoor seating. Just a short stroll from Union Square but map it out. It's tucked back on a little alley (Claude Lane)

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Table of 4, anniversary celebration. Early dinner: 6:30 pm. First, we were seated across from each other at a table so narrow that our place settings would bump into each other with no room for salad or bread plates. We requested a change and were accommodated. Then began the menu disappointments. The first 3 wines we ordered? Not available. Had... More 

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Capitola, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A lovely little French place located on of the Financial district's little alley ways, Claude Ln, off Kearny and Bush streets. That's a short walk of 2 blocks north and 2 blocks east of Union Square. We came just for a drink at the bar and to listen to live jazz in the background. A bit of a buzz with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

As you can imagine, SF has plenty to offer. After visiting the restaurant nearly every weekend in the past 6 months (which means that I pretty much tasted everything on the menu), I can definitely say it is just a perfect place. The food is excellent, and the atmosphere is just perfect.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Hotel recommended this small cafe. Fantastic lunch. Really delicate fish and starter. True Gem. Go there.

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Additional Information about Cafe Claude

Address: 7 Claude Ln, Ste 8, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone Number: (415) 392-3505
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: French, Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Claude Ln, Ste 8, San Francisco, CA 94108
    (Bush & Kearny)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: (415) 392-3505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 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?

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