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7 Claude Ln, Ste 8, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 392-3505
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Ranked #232 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Café
Union Square
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bush & Kearny
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English first
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I ordered the half chicken (about $25) and glass of Merlot. They were both wonderful. The meal was simply prepared, roasted on a bed of cabbage and tasted fresh and was not overwhelmed with too much sauce or spice. The restaurant is down a quaint alley and even though it is late January, it felt warm enough to sit outside... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious meal in a quiet romantic setting at the end of a day of sightseeing. The waiter was friendly. The service was excellent. The food was wonderful. This was our second visit in two years. Both visits were equally fine.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I had our Christmas dinner in this cute little bistro and we loved it! The service was very good and friendly and the food was excellent! We recommend it! Lovely night, thank you!

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Paso Robles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Once again, my husband found the perfect combination of atmosphere and food at this little café on a tine alley, not far from the hustle and bustle of Union Square, But it felt like we were had stepped into a European film set. To start, we entered to hear the strains of a jazz trio at the front of the... More 

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Oakland, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This has to be the best sauce with mussels that I have ever had, including in France. The fries, which I asked to be well done, or crispy, were perfect. The mussels were small, delicate, and delicious . One person ordered the steak with fries, which was also very good. We shared the citron tarte for dessert and it was... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

You'll find this lovely French Bistro down an alley, but you'll be pleasantly surprised when you step back into a time where quality food and quality service were expected. The place stays busy, so we sat for a drink or two at the bar while chatting with other bar guests. Very nice. The menu has a wide range of choices... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went into Cafe Claude in a driving rain storm and found a charming oasis of comfort and good things to eat. The food is simple but extremely well prepared and everyone who works there goes out of their way to be of service and make your visit delightful. We had soup and salads, all delicious, but in the past... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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216 reviews 216 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On past trips to SF, we have enjoyed dining at Claude's to get our "French fix." It features a good location, lively menu, and fairly-priced wine selections. Malheuresment, we visited Claude's on a recent Sunday evening...big mistake as the live music was absolutely awful...loud and inappropriate for a Euopean style bistro. Two acoustic guitars and a flugelhorn can work but... More 

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Danville, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The small restaurant is well hidden, but if you can find it you won't be dissapointed. Went on a Saturday lunchtime, and it is very similar to small brasserie cafes I've eaten in all over France. The food fare is simple, but well prepared, cooked and presented. Good cocktails, and sumptuous deserts. This is not a fancy restaurant, and nor... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Chose Cafe Claude in part because live jazz was advertised. The trio did play jazz, but not improv, just old numbers. The table seating did not allow for private conversation, we were just a little too aware of what was being said at the tables beside us. The food was good and they have a really cool logo, but there... More 

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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
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, Café

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