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Ranked #804 of 5,775 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Union Square
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Had booked Jeanne D'Arc on TA reviews, booked with Open Table, but turned up & it had been closed for 2 weeks!
Walked down Bush & Le Central looked good, & had a sign saying 13,000 odd days serving Cassoulet continuously. That won me, as it is a favourite. Have had Cassoulets in Carcassonne, Castelnaudry & Toulouse & the offering from Le Central compared very favourably. Partner was very impressed with her pepper steak which was cooked perfectly. Shared an excellent Tart Tatin.
Drank a 2009 Gevrey Chambertin VV, fine wine & good value at $99.

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Thank Hugo22
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We just kept going back . . . three times in three days. it was quiet (one could carry on a conversation), the food was varied and very tasty, the wine list (barely) adequate, and the service excellent. What's to complain about?

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Had a late light dinner at this Le Central at the bar. There were people but not over crowded, there was conversations but not loud, the bartender was gracious without being over zealous and the food was good without being pretentious. Over all a very nice experience

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

What I mean by Old School Dinning, is like the TV series Cheers, go where everyone knows your name and the menu and clientele are constant. Don't even think about the 2 top by the window, that is infamously reserved for Wilkes, and there is always a game of dice to be played at the bar with another San Fran favorite, Willy Brown. My favorite is to be seated in the bar, of course Louis will be your waiter, again, old school, he has been one constant at Le Central since 1974, just the right amount of "french-ness", quiet, knows what you want before you need to ask, for me the service and the menu always delivers, that is what makes Le Central so special.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Dining on ones own is not easy, i was made welcome. The waitress gave me a taste of the wine before I ordered, a great touch.
I ordered the Prawns with rissotto. The prawns were juicy and cooked perfectly.
I have to say it was much better than the higher rated Frencg Restaurant on the nearby corner!!

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1  Thank KiwiGranNewZealand
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