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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
Closed now
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 112
    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
Most recent review
A must visit French in the Richmond

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
J G
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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
37 helpful votes 37 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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San Francisco, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

As most yelpers have said you can go in looking fancy shmancy or go casually, no need for intimidation since it's a French restaurant. No judging from the staff or the other people that go there. It's fancy with a casual vibe! They have awesome prices as far as three/four course menus go. Decent price for a coursed meal that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a nice place to go for special occasions and for regular dining. Prices are not too high if you go with the fixed menus, currently $45 for 3 courses. Waitstaff is very helpful and charming although sometimes a little difficult to understand due to the French accent. Creamed corn soup with prawn was delicious. Food in general is... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my husband and parents at this San Francisco standby. Husband had a duck salad that was absolutely delicious. Dad, who is a tough restaurant critic (and frequent diner in Paris) pronounced his meal "superb". It's crowded and busy but the owner circulates frequently and make sure that everyone is attended to. He greets you with... More 

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USA
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41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A little overpriced for a honest dinner in a busy bistro. The beet salad with oranges was okay. The skate wing a little overcooked while the bone marrow with the beef was a little undercooked.

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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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