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The Richmond
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126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Carmel, California
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353 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Got to visit this Clement St gem based on friends recommendations. They moved here from smaller quarters in the Richmond. The food is excellent. The French onion soup Devine. Wine list full of nice choices... expensive, but worth it.

Thank rthau
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580 reviews
457 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

French food is fine they do it pretty good here, but there are more exciting french options elsewhere. This is 1980's american french stuck in amber.

Thank Scrappleking
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the neighborhood vibe. Chef came to our table to greet us. Food was very good. Excellent wines too. Range of meat, vegetarian and seafood choices.

Thank Alison W
Aspen, Colorado
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food nice wine list and excellent and friendly service in the Richmond neighborhood! I have been there twice in the last year when visiting family in the city. Chapeau is a cozy family place with a nice atmosphere. The food is authentic bistro French with wonderful flavors. Most recently I had the bouillabaisse which was fabulous w/ a heavenly... More 

Thank William81611
Marquette, Michigan
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Ate here on Sunday night at 6:15 and restaurant packed. Good outstanding and good options of fixed prix. Service excellent-friendly, professional and able to make great wine recommendation from interesting California and French list. I had veggie Napoleon; husband had bouliabaise. Both delicious. Desert options impressive. Small neighborhood restaurant.

Thank upred
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Philippe and Ellen have the best of all worlds and they share that "best" with us: Philippe with his exquisite and precise passion for food: its preparation, its presentation, and it's taste. Perfection; Ellen with her welcoming open arms into their home. Chapeau feels like family. No matter how long you have been away, you are embraced with love. As... More 

Thank KathieVee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We love this place. Our daughter discovered it several years ago when walking by. She knows my husband and I, who live in Massachusetts, love French food so we tried it on our annual visit and have gone there every year since when we visit her. We always get the high table by the window next to the bar. The... More 

Thank marshas782
Fremont, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

It was a great family birthday dinner for four. The restaurant has been recently updated, clean, warm welcome upon arrival and offer a very comfortable setting! If you are a hearty eater, you won't be disappointed. The portion is very generous, especially for French cuisine. We chose to go for the three course meal. The menu offers a great selection... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Third time at this restaurant and I live in New York! And originally from France. The owners are amazingly friendly, the atmosphere is great and the food out of this world! I wish they had a sister restaurant in New York City !

Thank GerardNewYork
San Francisco, California
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

We just flew back in from visiting Cahors and Paris, France and we ended in Chapeau for my partners birthday and had a fabulous experience. There were 6 of us. The food was fabulous (great mussels, beef, pork, ratatouille, lamb). I had the skate which was too greasy and the foie gras was too soft. The foie gras was still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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