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“A "must" for us, when in San Francisco” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Claude

Cafe Claude
7 Claude Ln, Ste 8, San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 392-3505
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Ranked #251 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: French, Café
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bush & Kearny
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A "must" for us, when in San Francisco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We are francophiles who spend lots of time in France each year, so when we are in San Francisco, we enjoy trying out the French restaurants in that little area near the entrance to China Town. We always enjoy eating here. The service is friendly and excellent, and the food fresh and tres bon.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“The perfect French kiss!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

If you'd like to enjoy a quiet cocktail and light course in a low-key Financial District alley location, my recommendation would be to try the French Kiss paired with the Chèvre salad. It was filling but still light and fresh. The Frisee salad (ordered by my friend), by comparison, is done in four bites, so skip that. The outdoor ambiance is perfect at Cafe Claude. Service is great and staff are very attentive.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Dinner at Cafe Claude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

French restaurant is located off a dirty alley in downtown San Francisco. Has live music in the evenings. The seating arraignments were poor - we were jammed together and I do not enjoy getting hit by the elbows of my neighbor. Makes personal discussion with your guest impossible. Minimal wine listing. Waitress mixed up or order and it had to be redone. Soup was not hot. Impression was that turning over the tables was a primary goal here. Restaurant adds 4% to your bill for the SF Health program however 2% would cover that cost. Then they want a tip of 18% so in effect your bill will be 22% more than what you originally ordered. You can do better in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Generous and Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

modern french cuisine with lovely jazz music ! i recommend their penne pasta and their apple tart for a dessert ! they are generous and so friendly and their waiting times arent that bad .... go there for a romantic dinner people

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lethbridge, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant as it was late and we had never heard of it. But, wow, I am glad we did find it because the food was one of the best french meals we have had. I had the trout with beans and my husband had short ribs...these dishes sound much better on their menu. Anyways, all the food was creative, delicious, fresh and overall outstanding. The desserts we had were the creme brûlée and the chocolate mousse and both were impressive and mouth watering, especially the mousse. The service was good, friendly and the atmosphere was relaxing and quite nice. It has a more elegant modern look if that is what you like. Wanted to go back for sure while we were there. Excellent!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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