Excellent flavor! Best cornExcellent flavor! Best corn bread I ever had. Kobe steak was tender even at well done level. Sauce went really well with the beef. Blueberry bread pudding was delicious. I question the pairing with lemon ice cream. It's refreshing, but I feel like maybe vanilla would have been better. We had a booth which gave us privacy and felt like we were on a train. I also ordered the seafood gumbo. It was good, but it didn't knock me off my chair. I heard someone rave about it on TV, so I had high expectations. Service was good. It's a neighborhood gem.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFun, vintage, yummy!The Elite Cafe, with it's comfortable,vintage booths that transport you into the 1920's era, was fun. The people were welcoming, even though we were early for dinner. After a drink at the bar, we sat down and proceeded to order the oysters, deviled eggs, mushroom soup, mac and cheese and salad washed down with a delightful but pricey ($50)chenin blanc. They didn't have the rose that we wanted.
Everything was delicious.
Afterwards,we took a stroll around the somewhat funky but chic neighborhood that embodies the Elite.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe biscuits , raw oystersThe biscuits , raw oysters and the crusted catfish were great.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMElite Dining on FillmoreAlways a good, friendly restaurant with good food and located in a wonderful little area of S.F. on Fillmore filled with fun shops to stroll and the Sundance theatre just down the road.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal but the staffFantastic meal but the staff really pushed us out the door during our brunch4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly service and deliciousFriendly service and delicious food. Love the jambalaya!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, Great serviceI brought a friend who is from New Orleans. It was his birthday and I thought it would be great for him to enjoy some home cooking. We were not disappointed, the food was great. The service was excellent and they went above and beyond to make a special dessert for my friend!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMJohnnie cakes--Yum, it wasJohnnie cakes--Yum, it was a delightful dinner, some of the best gumbo ever. Looking forward to returning3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was great. TroyThe staff was great. Troy especially. We sat down at 9:00pm, didn't order until 9:55pm and we never felt rushed once even though they stop serving at 10:00pm.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss the Elite Cafe.Don't miss the Elite Cafe. It's a great blend of terrific New Orleans food (biscuits, etoufee, gumbo. seafood salads, and beignet), atmospheric interior (separate booths and a classic New Orleans even San Francisco look), and professional and knowing service. Go and enjoy!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a wonderful find! WeWhat a wonderful find! We enjoyed our meal. The staff were thoughtful and attentive.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAn old neighborhood stand-byAn old neighborhood stand-by that never disappoints. New Orleans inspired without everything being fried, good wine list and bar, old school private booths and attentive staff.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good experience andAlways a good experience and good quality. The Bananas Fosters is Awesome!2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance and design!Great ambiance and design! The Art Deco look and feel with an amazing makes for a great experience. Food is amazing although a tad bit expensive.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food and the sides.Love the food and the sides. Brings me back to New Orleans. Great booths for intimate dining...2/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Orleans by the BayI drove 1.5 hours through rush hour traffic to get to the Elite Cafe for Mardi Gras dinner, and it was worth the trip.
I ordered the gumbo and the jambalaya.
Both were colorfully presented and delicious.
Enjoyed the high ratio of meat/vegetables to rice in the jambalaya.
The restaurant manager recommended the cornbread or biscuits.
I chose the cornbread and thought it was some of the best cornbread I've ever had.
Also enjoyed the mini pecan pie tart served warm with ice cream and spiked whipped cream.
I'll have to go back to try a few of the other dishes I missed.
Highly recommend the restaurant2/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI am not really Pacific HeightsI am not really Pacific Heights type but this place is worth braving the liboutin wielding neighborhood inhabitants. Some of the best Beignets outside of NOLA. The BBQ Shrimp could have had some more punch in the flavor dept. The mussels were a gem.2/12/2013 12:00:00 AMQuality EverythingIf I can eat something and not have indigestion/heartburn later, than that place is golden. Elite cafe had wonderful food that wasn't loaded with a bunch of sauces or garlic or spices. They just let the food taste like it was meant to. And the portions were perfectly sized (I didn't feel like rolling out the door). The prices are a bit on the high side, but for the quality of the food, it's understandable and reasonable.2/10/2013 12:00:00 AM