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Rose's Cafe

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Marina District
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2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Steiner)
22 Fillmore
14157752200
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups
Description: A favorite in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, Rose's Café is a hangout for...
A favorite in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, Rose's Café is a hangout for locals who bask in the sun at sidewalk tables, duck inside for a cappuccino, or stay for a leisurely lunch or dinner. Many customers are regulars who frequent our pretty bistro-café that offers table service and deliciously consistent food - Italian fare created using organic local produce, fresh seafood, humanely raised meats, and free-range poultry. Rose's artisan bakers bake a daily selection of pastries, desserts and breads. Menu highlights include: pizzas, daily soups, and house made pastas.
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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Neighborhood Eatery

We stopped at this cafe for brunch on a holiday and the small interior was packed. But we got seated immediately on an outside patio, separated from the sidewalk by potted greenery. Service was quick and efficient, and we liked the food. I ordered a grilled wild salmon cozy with cucumber... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rumples
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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on my own in SF for a few days and found Rose's Cafe on another traveler's blog. My waitress was as sweet and helpful as she could be. And the food was great. Not too big but plenty for a day of walking. Coffee was good and she brought me refills often. It is crowded. But since I... More 

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Thank Christina W
Tucson, Arizona
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1,200 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,353 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at this cafe for brunch on a holiday and the small interior was packed. But we got seated immediately on an outside patio, separated from the sidewalk by potted greenery. Service was quick and efficient, and we liked the food. I ordered a grilled wild salmon cozy with cucumber, watercress, onion, radishes and aioli ($14). The ingredients worked... More 

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Thank Rumples
Parsippany, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

For a little neighborhood eatery Rose's was very good. The decor was charming and the pizza was delicious. So were other appetizers and entrees. Beer/wine also excellent.

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Thank LLiv-NewJersey
Northern California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Had a special birthday dinner here. Welcoming ambiance, great service (by Lea and other staff), delicious dinner - had pork loin with polenta, husband had swordfish and son had a bolognese. Nice wine and beer selections. Delicious German Chocolate cake with Dulce de Leche ice cream and ruby port topped it all off for a fabulous birthday lunch.

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Thank bwander3
Claremont, California
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145 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We are glad to see that this place is still going strong. We ordered the french toast and granola. The french toast is not the typical kind. It is more like a thick piece of cake with sliced apples and whipped cream. Some people may not like it so be sure to ask for a description. The granola is excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I'm not a big fan of polenta and this dis has a base of it. But the sausage was delicious. As soon as I bit into it, I was welcomed with a bunch of herbs that added to the taste.

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Thank Swithinm
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Worth the wait, if necessary. Wonderful and interesting menu. Had the smoked salmon pizza and also eggs with polenta and sauce, yummy. Good bread (although you have to ask for it and it is extra; eggs not accompanied by bread). Good coffee. Good service in this French bistro like setting. I was solo and despite the crowds waiting to get... More 

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Thank PlatinumHoney
Katy, Texas
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We ate here our first day in SF. The food was great and the place was extremely busy. We also ate there for breakfast early one morning. The menu is printed daily as it many foods change. It is kitty corner from Union Street Inn, where we stayed.

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Thank Vlarmen
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Eggs with truffles 😍😍 amaaazingg! You need to try their jam, unique! Love everything about this place. The service is friendly and you feel welcome! Best French in town so far!

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Thank Yasmine I
Gothenburg, Sweden
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We came as a tired family at our last day in SF and really just wanted a lunch. But this place was a tru gem. We got outdoor seating in the sun and all food was really good (although on he pricey side). Service and everything perfect. Desserts perhaps the best. This is such a calm and classy area of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2298 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
    (Steiner)
  • Public Transportation: 22 Fillmore
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: 14157752200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Cafe, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups

Description

A favorite in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, Rose's Café is a hangout for locals who bask in the sun at sidewalk tables, duck inside for a cappuccino, or stay for a leisurely lunch or dinner. Many customers are regulars who frequent our pretty bistro-café that offers table service and deliciously consistent food - Italian fare created using organic local produce, fresh seafood, humanely raised meats, and free-range poultry. Rose's artisan bakers bake a daily selection of pastries, desserts and breads. Menu highlights include: pizzas, daily soups, and house made pastas.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Marina District

Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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