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“Great neighborhood spot, great food and crowd”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chapeau!

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Ranked #283 of 5,645 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: The Richmond
San Francisco, California
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266 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood spot, great food and crowd”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Solid spot. Interesting crowd and mix for a French bistro, but the staff, the guests, everyone was a joy. It is quite unassuming, behind an unassuming facade. It's white cloth and near fine dining with fantastic service. It's crowded, and our table was located in a less than perfect spot, but they really do a fantastic job servicing you, and it was never a problem for our group of 4. For a french restaurant on Clement, they went the extra mile... a tasting menu that included sweetbreads as an app, filet with bone marrow, or duck breast, among other choices for the entree, and a wonderful array of desserts... creme brulee, a french toast, as well as a wonderful cheese plate for more than enough for two. I grabbed a Sauternes as well, at the close of the meal.... so you won't be disappointed for a aperitif to digestif french style coursed dinner. The wine list is accessible, without too much depth, so you won't be too stymied. It's should be easy to figure out, but I am sure they will offer assistance.

Well done!

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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140 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Cheap food. Nothing to write home about”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

The setting is nice, white table cloth and all, but the food was just not that great. People probably rated it high because this is the cheapest French white-table-cloth restaurant in town. I wouldn't waste my money here. I tried their tasting menu and there was just nothing that's really good. Everything was below average. Will not come back again.

  • Visited May 2012
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San Francisco, CA
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Food, ambiance and service was outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Menu was very interesting. Everything served was delicious. Service was very attentive. Owner/chef came out to greet diners and to make sure that they were enjoying dinner.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, CA
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A darling little neighborhood french restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Owner-operated, this charming neighborhood restaurant has a lot of fans - and for good reason. Modestly priced french bistro food, a welcoming atmosphere and good food. Really a fun place to experience with your friends.

Visited June 2012
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San Francisco, CA.
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126 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good food, a bit cramped”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

The food here is very good, almost outstanding. The service is wonderful, the owner a chef and wife are always around and make you feel at home. The portions are large my only complaint is that it is pretty cramped

Visited August 2012
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