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Cafe Prague

Financial District
Soups, Czech, Cafe, European, Eastern European, Central European
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424 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2900
(415) 627-7464
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clear disappointment and insult to the Czech cuisine. Ordered "gulach" but got watery stew over cooked knedel My wife take duck that comes with no meat but only bones and skin. The only positive was that the place was charming and have a young very god waitress from Italy.

Thank glugar
San Francisco, CA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Joined a friend here. I've worked in the financial district for years and just discovered this place. Good food, relaxed atmosphere, great service. Pleasant surprise

Thank Vixter_7
Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Found this little place by an accident whilst exploring SF. The food was very good! I would absolutely recommend it to my friends, especially as their beer is very good, and very cheap! They served a proper Czech pint!

Thank FoodFanaticcc1
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Good food and the largest coldest beer steins in San Fransisco. It's a bit hard to find but well worth the adventure.

Thank scmeef
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This restaurant is always a favorite when I visit San Francisco! The genuine Czech food, staff and atmosphere make it a true jewel!! The beers are big and cold and the food is fabulous!

Thank territurner57
Marietta, Georgia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Cool little spot on a quiet street. Very European including the servers. Somewhat limited on the beer selection and the bar in general. Food was very good and it got fairly crowded so maybe it's better than I am giving it credit for but the service did suffer a bit.

Thank Bill S
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

I ate there before- it is close to my work. Food is good, I am Eastern European myself so it is nice to find a place where I can have dishes which reminds me of home. Gulash was ok, I like spicy food, and this is not. The split pea soup with bacon was the bomb. Next time I go... More 

Thank Adriana P
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Well the beer is good and the food is OK but seriously who is not accepting credits cards in this day and age specially in financial district.

Thank Shafiq A
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I enjoyed the saurbraten, the split pea soup, the shrimp and avocado cocktail, and a very good Apple Strudel. Its mainly a bar atmosphere with tables, and televisions, but the menu is unique and not over priced. Quaint, no frills.

Thank maxbialy
Miami Beach, Florida
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174 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is a lovely and hidden neighborhood gem, tucked away on a side street and providing a warm, pub-like atmosphere with great beer on tap, good hearty comfort food, and a very kind and attentive staff. It does exactly what it should, and provides a comfortable place to be, eat, talk, meet, and relax. Yes, they only take cash, but... More 

Thank wprensky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Soups, Czech, Cafe, European, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Merchant St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: (415) 627-7464

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

Staying in Financial District

Neighborhood Profile
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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