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126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420 (The Richmond)
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Ranked #52 of 4,926 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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141 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, CA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We've started coming here every couple of weeks - mostly because the wine list is so fabulous and the wine pairing recommendations from Chef Phillipe are always perfect. It's hard to find decently priced wine lists that are centered around French wine in San Francisco, and the owner has lovingly crafted a very exciting list. I also like the very... More

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United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Based on TA reviews we booked here as our grand finale dinner on our last night in SF. We arrived a bit early for our reservation and Phillipe greeted us in a warm, welcoming and gracious way, seating us at a high top table with water and a fine wine list while we waited for our third party to arrive.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A short cab ride from the CBD, this gem is worth the taxi fare! The menu items encompasses very well executed French cuisine. Wonderful flavours ... I thoroughly enjoyed my Salade Landaise. As far as hospitality Chef Phillipe seemingly appears out of nowhere to welcome you and to ensure you are enjoying your experience. In our case, he picked up... More

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Redwood City, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
78 helpful votes 78 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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