Great ExperienceWith the Geary and Curran closed for the month, and ACT acting elsewhere right now - Grand Cafe is a lot less busy than usual, so the noise level was much less than it would be with a room full of theatergoers. The food is really good - just perfect for me. I had roasted kale salad and trout. The service was excellent, but again, there were not very many people to serve - so we got a lot of attention.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis Could Be A Habit With MeFinally found a place in town that serves Old Raj gin. That made me very happy indeed. This is the perfect spot for a meal or a drink before or after seeing a play down the street at A.C.T. I will definitely be back.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful evening.It was everything we hoped it would be and our waiter and staff were wonderful!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food andConsistently good food and excellent service in an unparalleled atmosphere.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAll of my expectations wereAll of my expectations were met. My requests were honored and our group of 3 were very happy. I would return in a minute!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGrand Cafe would be good forGrand Cafe would be good for special occasions because it is full of interesting art and has beautiful high ceilings and windows,and is an altogether a beautiful room. It feels special, and it is very close to the ACT theater and the Curran. The food is excellent, and our experience with the wait staff was fine. They were attentive and helpful. I recommend it highly.
Janet Boreta4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoy ghis restaurant.I really enjoy ghis restaurant. It has never diissapointed me.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood theater district brunch.Good theater district brunch. Great room/atmosphere. Tourist area, but wonderful service. Best lox and bagel in the Bay Area (from a transplanted New Yorker).4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe made reservations but arrivedWe made reservations but arrived late due to traffic and road construction. We were seated right away anyway. I wish I had had more time to look at the menu but we were in such a hurry. The restaurant is a one minute walk to the Curran Theater and we had tickets for a 2:00 show. Service was fast and friendly and the food was quite good. We made it to the show in plenty of time.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time there. ServiceHad a great time there. Service was excellent reservations worked perfectly. I would love to go there again4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu suited our desiresThe menu suited our desires well. We did not want too much heavy food before the theater.
It was close to the theater. As an elderly person this was important.
I was able to hear my dinner companions.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy lady's birthday was madeMy lady's birthday was made happy by our wonderful dinner before going to the play at neary ACT. Phillip, our waiter, was simply outstanding. We've been to Grand Cafe several times, it's a special place for us, and worth the 90 mile drive to get there.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the Grand Cafe--wonderfulWe love the Grand Cafe--wonderful service, ambience--great for lunch before theater on Geary.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite placeWe live out of town, but when we come into The City, we often enjoy dinner at the Grand Cafe. This occasion was to go to the theatre with our 20 year old granddaughter. I was pleased that the waiter checked to see if we were headed to the theatre as he brought us our menus. Everything was served in a timely fashion. Our three different entrees and desserts were all very good. T he wait we was attentive and gracious - just right. The decor, as always, was comfortable and elegant. We will certainly return again and again.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood serviceI have been to the Grand Cafe a number of times. The restaurant is located in a old building that the locals describe as "old San Francisco". Food is good, wine list is extensive, and the service from the server was very good too. The last time I was there, for reasons that I could not figure out, the server was in such a hurry. This time, service was good and my colleague and I enjoyed our leisurely dinner.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI can always count on GrandI can always count on Grand Cafe for a good meal and good service. It's a beautiful space that is quite "grand". The staff is very accommodating and they know everything about the menu and wine list. I follow their suggestions and have never been disappointed.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Sunday Brunch.We went for Sunday Brunch. Everyone ordered something different and each of us enjoyed our meals. This is very close to Curran Theatre so it's ideal if you're going to see a play and want to eat before or after the show. The architecture is notable too. I will definitely go again!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways pleasesWE had a delightful brunch! Nice menu, good service, and a beautiful environment. We were having a great time talking and there was no pressure for us to leave.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a real pleasure toIt was a real pleasure to dine there being so close to the Theatre and the service was excellent very quick and our waitress Thi was the best i would definitely eat there again and would tell my friends thanks for a great experience
MIke Kern4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was very accomplishedOur waiter was very accomplished on keeping our group of six on task to make our 6:30 theater time---without hurrying us---a feat in itself. Very professional.
My food was just ok---I ordered the Tuna Nicoise ---my tuna was very dry, no olives (well apparently an olive tapenade but so little that I could not taste it), lots of crisp string beans but the sauce had no flavor. It was enough for an entree salad but a struggle to eat as it was just so bland. I also ordered the crab cake appetizer and it was not very flavorful---certainly not full of crab!
The wine was quite nice. And the meyer lemon creme bulee was wonderful.
The atmosphere was lovely and is very convenient to the Curren.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe expensive asparagus appetizerThe expensive asparagus appetizer was very bland, but my pork chop was great as was my friend's trout. Dessert (Meyer lemon creme brulee) was lovely.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgood for pre or post theatre Theregood for pre or post theatre
There was a very LOUD customer seated near us and even her party could not settle her down ( the drinks were flowing), no fault of the restaurant, but did effect the enjoyment of about half of our meal.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood dinner prior the theatreGood dinner prior the theatre date. Menu was a bit limited but food was well prepared. Waiter warmed up as the meal went on. Would go again.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding place! Saw aOutstanding place! Saw a show at the Curran and went to the Cafe afterwards for drinks, appetizers, and dinner. Loved every minute!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMarrived 15 late for 6:30 reservatioarrived 15 late for 6:30 reservation because of traffic on the Bay Bridge. Grand Café staff were fantastic getting us in and to Jersey Boys by 8:00. They could not have been nicer.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMServing a tantalising menuServing a tantalising menu of fine European cooking, this restaurant is a fine experience. The service is great and the staff helpful.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an early reservationWe had an early reservation prior to attending a theater production. Our waiter asked if we were on a time schedule and then paced delivery of our meal to get us out on time, without being rushed. Very attentive!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to the Grand CafeI have been to the Grand Cafe a few times before, and it is always a great experience. The staff is very attentive and friendly, and the food is excellent. They have a good wine list (as far as I can tell - not a wine expert). The decor is beautiful Art Deco. Overall, it is a great dining experience. Best of all, they are about a block from the Curran Theater, so it is an easy walk to the show after dinner.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Grand Cafe is a beautifulThe Grand Cafe is a beautiful place. The decor is art deco and is done very well. The service was outstanding and the food was creative as well as delicious.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had very good and attentiveWe had very good and attentive service, although the restaurant seemed short handed, and all the servers were almost running. They were out of trout at 6:30 pm, so I had the Coq au Vin, and my friend had the fish, which was a very small piece, and I had to share my chicken, of which there was plenty, with her. The cauliflower soup was wonderful, and her sald was nicely presented. As always, the restaurant was a special place to dine.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & StaffI like the Grand Cafe because the food is great and the staff is always on the ball. Katie is just terrific. She has even called to update me regarding a seating arrangement before one of my reservations. I cannot say enough about waiter Gary. Not only does he know the night’s menu in detail, he is always at the ready with a recommendation or answer to a question. I have come to request Gary's section anytime I make a dinner reservation because he immediately puts any friend I have dined with at ease and makes them feel special for the evening.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyableThis was my first visit to Grand Cafe but it won't be my last. The food was good, the prices were reasonable and the menu varied. But the best part was the ambiance and the location - close to the theater for a pre-show dinner. Also had great and very friendly service. Enjoyed it very much3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat wine and dinner. OneGreat wine and dinner. One block from Curran theater.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFun place but restricted menu!Fun place but restricted menu! Still it was a lot of fun and the food was really good even if pricey for what it is! I'm French so I didn't this "hawww" moment! It was a great location as we were going to a show afterwards3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMService was attentive butService was attentive but not overbearing. The black kale salad and cassoulet were both excellent.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful spot, terrific cuisine,Beautiful spot, terrific cuisine, service impeccable!
In and out in 45 minutes prior to theater. Exactly what we asked for!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile Grand Cafe may no longerWhile Grand Cafe may no longer be the hot spot it once was, we had a very enjoyable meal with excellent service on Valentine's Day. Oysters were fresh with an excellent mignonette, duck breast was well cooked with a crispy skin and moist interior. Service was well paced and pleasant.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Grand Cafe was grand indeed!!!!This was our second visit to Grand Cafe. They were fantastic. Starting from the greeting, to the great romantic table followed by wonderful service (thx Mat) and delicious food. We will be back.....12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMWe went to Grand Cafe afterWe went to Grand Cafe after seeing a play at ACT. The food was incredible. I had the filet mignon and it was so tender. My husband had the duck breast and it was cooked perfectly and wasn't fatty at all. We were both very pleased with the food which was tasty and also presented in a beautiful fashion. We shared a dessert and that was fabulous too. We'll be back when we got downtown again.12/2/2012 12:00:00 AM