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126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420 (The Richmond)
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Ranked #36 of 4,859 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: French, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Richmond
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138 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Redwood City, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I have been to Chapeau about 4 times now and it used to be one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco! My husband and I had our first date at this restaurant and it was so romantic. The tables are set properly and they make sure that you are taken care of. The food we had here (prior to... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I was recommended to go to Chapeau at my next visit to San Francisco. What a good idea! I truly got a new favorite over here! A bit remote location, but the atmosphere and the food was worth the while finding it. The chef greeted me welcome, so I chose his full menu of the day. An excellent choice paired... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We loved all the food and the people were very friendly. I definitely will go again sometime. The filet mignon was excellent and for dessert I recommend the French toast.

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Westminster, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Chapeau is not only a great place to eat but somewhere other restaraunt owners should visit to see how it should be done. Phillipe and Ellen Gardelle are hands on and it shows. A fabulous wine list with some Burgundy bargains compliments a perfectly executed menu in a very relaxed setting. This is now a must go to when in... More

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Paso Robles
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a fabulous neighborhood French bistro. The place was busy on a Sunday night, so make sure to make reservations. The make your own 3 course meal for $40 is a steal. Both the duck and the cassoulet were wonderful!

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Yikes. Been meaning for some time to go to this (generally well-regarded) restaurant only 10 minutes' walk from home. The first time will be the last time. O booked the bar but was given a high table with stools by the front window, way too close to the door. It meant blasts of cold air each time someone entered or... More

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San Francisco, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

In a town full of outstanding restaurants, this unassuming, cozy French bistro in a pedestrian neighborhood is a real surprise.From the warm welcome by the chef the minute we stepped in the door to the final sip of armagnac with the luscious baked Alaska, the experience was outstanding. Friendly attentive service, each dish beautifully served and expertly prepared, a good... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My boyfriend is French and he loves the food here, so that should tell you something. Me? I normally don't like writing reviews so the fact that you are reading this review is because I love everything about this place. We live in San Diego and found this place by luck on Thanksgiving day in 2012 and since then we... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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130 reviews 130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

To quote my favorite traveling companion, it's been a long time since we had a meal where, start to finish, every bite was extraordinary. We began with a perfectly made martini, shaken till ice formed and garnished with blue cheese olives. Our appetizers were escargots, salade landais and the salmon trio. The escargots were very good and traditional in style... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We dined at Chapeau during a recent get away from our east coast home. With an abundance of restaurants to choose from we didn't want to make a bad choice. Chapeau was recommended to us by my sister-in-law who lives in Portland OR and makes frequent trips to San Francisco. She has very high standards so we followed her lead... More

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