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Chouquet's
Chouquet's

Chouquet's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chouquets.com
  • Email: info@chouquets.com
  • Phone: (415) 359-0075
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Price (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including one drink and tip): $30 and under
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Laurent Guillaume
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fillmore Street
  • Public Transit: Muni # 1, 3, 12, 22, 23
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking and pay lot at Cal Pac Medical Center 1.5 blocks away
A word from Chouquet's
A couple enjoying each others company tucked into a banquette late in the evening…a group of girlfriends people-watching from the sidewalk tables over brunch…two neighbors stopping by to grab lunch at the bar.


These people all have one thing in common as they enjoy a meal here on Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights- Chouquet's. Whether inside our warm dining room or outside under the heated protection of our large awning, diners come to Chouquet’s to enjoy fresh, seasonal French bistro fare in a casual yet refined environment. Join us for lunch, brunch, or dinner and let us satisfy you with signature dishes such as our grilled Ahi tuna with fennel ratatouille and Dungeness crab salad or with bistro classics such as steak frites, moules marinière, and our famous Iles flottantes for dessert. To complement your meal, we offer over 12 wines by the glass from our eclectic wine list of smaller producers. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We tried this restaurant during the January Dine around town period. All four of us enjoyed it very much since the food was excellent and the waiter was attentive and efficient."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "this is one of our "go to" places when we want to have a nice meal and good service . We love the food and Vincent is a great waiter!! I had the special (Cod) and my friend had the Filet. I highly recommend the Scallops and on Thursday nights they Mussel bar is fantastic!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went for an early Sunday evening dinner and it was perfect for our family. We had grandparents through teenagers and everyone found something to enjoy on the menu. We particularly liked that the restaurant was quiet for chatting. Traditional French fare. Good for families."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I've been going to Chouquet's for brunch with my dogs and enjoying the outdoor set-up for years. I'd never had dinner there and wasn't sure what to expect. Both my friend's meal and mine were outstanding. I'd expected, "very good," but not outstanding, which it was. The wine, the meal, the dessert, the service... a great experience all the way around."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The smoked trout salad was very tasty. The onion soup was a very dark color that struck me as unusual. The mussels were just bad. I love going to French restaurants and having mussels and fries, so I consider myself well versed on mussels. These were overcooked and there was barely any broth. We were there on mussels night, but selected one of the standard orders. They were bad. I'd be more inclined to go to Gamine down the street on Union. I probably wouldn't go back for dinner, but would come in for brunch (they seem to know how to do that better)."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Choquet is a friendly neighborhood bistro with outdoor seating and a good vibe. We started with calamari, which was very good, and then had the sole, which was good but overwhelmed by its sauce, and the braised lamb, which was only average since you couldn't really taste the lamb as much as the sauce. We had a half bottle of chateau neuf du Pape at a fair price. Service was friendly and helpful. Overall, a decent neighborhood place but not worth going out of your way for."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Cozy, authentic, great menu selection and some really good wine. Perfect!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were comfortable at the inside back table but the service attention was outdoors. Delicious and generous offering of bread."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very good salade de chèvre en croustillant, lackluster steak (filet or NY). Coq au vin was tough and gamey. I've had better luck with simple choices (quiche and salad) at lunch. Real champagne at $12 a glass is a good bargain."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food is delicious and the staff is outstanding! This is our favorite brunch spot on Fillmore or any place in the city!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My date and I were delighted by Chouquet's, my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. We started with the butter lettuce salad, a nice way to whet our appetites. I had the evening's special, saute'd mahi mahi, with eggplant and tomato on saffron risotto. Mmmm! And my friend had the scallops, on which she remarked three times about how good they were. we were too full for dessert, so ended with a perfect cafe latte. And our server Natalie was a delight all through, attnetive but not at all intrusive. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "When looking at reviews on Open Table we read comments like "Neighborhood Gem or Definitely Recommend" , , , but also some saying "Very Average or So-So". A weekend connoisseur of Eggs Benedict (wink) I ordered the Benedict ($13) the eggs were done perfectly, although a thin piece of Canadian bacon on an under toasted (chewy) muffin with the biggest culprit being the thin Hollandaise sauce with very little flavor. My wife ordered the Croque-Monsieur-(Madame with egg $14) this consisted of one THIN piece of bread, a SMALL piece of ham, Gruyere cheese and an egg, which also included a simple salad. The coffee ($2.50) was VERY weak. So we concur "VERY AVERAGE or SO-SO" and would not return. BEST PART = we paid online via Open Table & left."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Chouquet's is a smallish place, but not too small -- cozy without being jammed or having people so close they can hear everything you say. The food is always just right, and the service is attentive but not overbearing. There is a covered outdoor seating area, which is not right ON Fillmore St, so not terribly noisy from traffic, but we prefer inside. Try it! I bet you'll be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I'm pretty disappointed with what happened that night. The staff was great, but the food was really not good. My date had the beet salad and Vegetable entree on the pre fixe menu. The salad was decent but fairly flavorless and the entree came out cold. My beef tartare was ok, but lacked much flavor and my lamb came out like warm at best. The potato in my gratin was also under cooked. I'd come here once before for breakfast years ago and it was great. Don't know what happened, but the kitchen needs some help. I'm an SF native, I eat out a lot and I honestly wouldn't come back unless I heard of a revamp."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Perfect place to grab delicious brunch and catch up with friends. Service is attentive but not pushy (we lingered over our remaining coffee at our table for 2 hours!) and the atmosphere is classy but comfortable."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Food was so-so, not hot when it came to the table. While there were a number of servers, the food did not come as quickly has it had come for others. Overall lackluster...."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "It was superbowl evening so our party of six had the whole place to ourselves...service and food were fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Honestly, I enjoyed my $12 burger and fries. I was simply annoyed that our waitress never paid any attention to my table, not at all."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "There were no red flags - just thought it was very average, and many better options at same price point. I do think the service could be upgraded a bit."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Nobody came to greet or serve us after sitting down more than 10 mins. Gave us only 1 menu amongst 4 people. Server never came to check with us after our food is served. Pricey in terms of food quality."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great service and good food. Love the kobe burger and roated roti chicken."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Overall I definitely recommend Chouquet's. My friend and I were there for Dine About Town so we each got a starter, main, and dessert. The starters (trout salad and escargot) were both really good. They were cooked perfectly, and were a little different from what you might get at "any old French place". The main's were tasty too, but not as amazing as the starters were, which was the only reason I deducted one star. Then, the chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream was amazing. I would definitely go back just for that! The service was pretty quick and the servers were all friendly."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "SanFrancisco for the weekend and thought we would eat in the Pacific Heights area. Found this on Open Table and reviews were good. Service was great the food was not good! My husband had the soup special and it had zero flavor. I had the onion soup and tuna tartar! The tuna so so spicy that the tuna had no flavor..were they trying to hide something? The bread and olives were delicious. It was abnormally warm so we were able to dine outside!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This is truly a neighborhood gem. The lady who greeted us and waited on us was outstanding -- very warm and customer-service oriented. My sole was excellent. Also, I ordered the Pouilly Fousse (sp?) and didn't care for it. She graciously replaced my glass with the Sancerre. My dining partner was not as crazy about her steak frittes, but she loved the restaurant and would return."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We had a nice lunch at a little table under the awning. Our server was wonderful and it was a beautiful sunny day, so we lingered and enjoyed the wine. I'll definitely return!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Vincent, our server, could not have been more gracious and hospitable. We loved our meal and the attention he paid us. Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Dined at Chouquet's for New Year's Eve and the chef put together a great four-course fixed menu. Enjoyed every course and especially the wine - Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Highly recommend Chouquet's for great dining. The service was very good and friendly but you need to ask for more bread if needed. If you dine in the evening and it's chilly be sure to not to sit near the door. It doesn't close properly and cold draft sweeps in."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Out of 4 courses one was ok. The dessert was BURNT! Anyone sitting by the door had to get up and CLOSE IT. The staff was in chaos, they were dropping everything, and bringing wrong orders to tables including ours. Guests around us were also unhappy. Went home ate homemade food, popped champagne and watched the fireworks, SAVED the eve at home!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I had a fab experience at Chouquet's. Our group of 5 was well accommodated. The service was friendly and fun, took proper care of us, and were part of the experience in a very positive way. And the food? Excellent! We shared several appetizers, all of which were top notch. Onion soup was rich but not heavy and big mouthful of flavor. Escargot, not in shell, beautifully presented, tender and delicious (lots of garlic of course!) The muscles mariniere rounded out in fine fashion, a good sized order enough for all to share. I had the filet as a mains. Meat perfectly done, sauce perhaps a little too dominant for the meat. Wild mushrooms galore. St. Jacques perfect. Porc had my friend, a pork snob, drooling, sauce amazing. And desserts - mmmmm."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The salmon special was excellent - fish was fresh and cooked right, and sauce was delicious. The bread was also good - never had crust taste the way it did."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "This restaurant was pleasant and comfortable in a busy area of Fillmore street. It was dollar oyster night (Tues.) and they were delicious. The appetizers were very tasty and we had a great meal in a place that was quiet enough to easily have a conversation without raising your voice. The staff was excellent and the service very accommodating. It was very reasonably priced so you could have a nice dinner without breaking the bank!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Two large parties arrived about the same time as I. As a singleton, I was seated at the bar. No place to hang my coat, so I sat on it -- uncomfortable. Moules marinieres were good (only one mummy in the batch), but the accompanying frites were oddballs that looked like they might be out of the bottom of the bin. Not sure why the cuplet of catsup came with. The brown reduction on the rack of lamb looked like it would be savory, but it tasted flat, and the lamb itself tasted ... shelfworn. The suggested wine pairing was not smart -- a huge, puckery red that would have overpowered the delicate meat, had I stayed to finish either."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Wonderful Rack of Lamb. Wine recommended was also very good."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Food very lukewarm...not good on a cold night. Even onion soup rather luke warm and congealed."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I love this restaurant! Food is great, and dessert is amazing! Servers are very friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Great neighborhood french bistro. We enjoyed our dinner here. Our waiter was also very nice which is a nice change from some of the other french places we visited. Food is good. Wine list is not bad."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Went on a Tuesday was mot many people there. Food was great, sat that the bar with a friend bartender/waitress/hostess was very friendly."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "A very good place for brunch or lunch. Haven't been there for dinner yet. Parking can be difficult but mussels were outstanding and service was good."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Like the French food in France a very rich fare. Escargots buttery garlicky and cheesy, onion soup thick w onions and very beefy flavor, mousse pâté a bit soupy, filet de boeuf was perfectly cooked and like butter but the plate overall was cold, I hate the idea of heating an already perfect m rare steak, but the flavor was excellent! We got help w the wine selection and were very pleased w the choices. Over all an enjoyable if very rich experience! Oh yes the vanilla creme brûlée was magnifique!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "This is one of our favorite places for brunch on Sunday. We recently went there for dinner and it was just as special. The sole with lemon butter sauce melted in your mouth and the burger was yummy too."
    Dined on 11/21/2013