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Chapeau!

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The Richmond
French, Bistro
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126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420
415-750-9787
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Delicious authentic french cuisine

I was on my own in SF for an interview and fancied some french cuisine, after hitting up trip advisor I made my way to Chapeau! The staff were great and the food even better. I had a foie gras special for starter followed by duck in Maple sauce and a Chocolate cake for dessert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Daniel C
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was on my own in SF for an interview and fancied some french cuisine, after hitting up trip advisor I made my way to Chapeau! The staff were great and the food even better. I had a foie gras special for starter followed by duck in Maple sauce and a Chocolate cake for dessert.

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Los Altos, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have returned again and again to Chapeau! because it has consistently high quality food, served by a knowledgeable and competent staff, with a visible, friendly chef and a pleasant bistro-like venue. My husband and I with 3 other "foodie" couples all enjoyed our varied dinners, all of which were the 3-course, create-your-own prix fixe. My favorite entree is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chose Chapeau! based on reviews and was not disappointed. Seemed to be a popular spot for dates and/or small groups of friends. The restaurant is tight, but service was excellent and the food even better. Wine prices seemed very reasonable, and our entree, a large cote du boeuf with bone marrow for two, was incredible value to my mind. Escargot... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We chose Chapeau, made a reservation, and could only be accommodated early. No problem, we thought. Then, when we checked out the menu before we went, we found out there is an early bird prix fixe (not on the weekend, I think) which was super reasonable. I had already had my heart set on e bouillabaisse, which was delicious, but... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Well N of downtown but well worth the trip. Philippe and his team maintain a fabulous standard in authentic French food, lovely service and a really cordial atmosphere. We go there at least monthly and Chapeau! is ine of our worldwide-favorite restaurants!

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant serves classic French food at a very reasonable price. I love cassoulet and their version was fantastic. Service is friendly and efficient. Nice, reasonably priced wine list.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants, with some of the most creative cooking, in San Francisco. But it's not centrally located--it's somewhat off the beaten path, in the Inner Richmond. So it's mostly known to the locals, who like to keep it a secret. Don't let their secrecy keep you from experiencing what Chapeau! has to offer. Phillipe's creative... More 

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Koh tao, thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

What can I say other than perfect. The food is die for. The care taken in every step if the process is extraordinary. The wait staff go out of their way to make the experience everything it can be. The owner is charming and the bar staff super friendly. Oh and did I mention the excellent wine list. I almost... More 

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

My friend brought me here a few years ago....I've been back many times ever since! I love it here! Expect to spend at Least 3 hours for your dining experience! Staff gives excellent service, the owner meets and greets. They are always on top of things. Food is always consistent and will entertain your taste buds. Will be back again... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Chapeau is a fine dining restaurant with great charm. Its location, outside of the downtown area, is a relief from the noise and density of central San Francisco. The food is exquisite and the wine list is deep. There is a full bar if you like cocktails. Go early for reduced prices and easier parking. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: 415-750-9787

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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