wonderful French bistro
Perfect little French bistro with excellent fine dining choices (from a fall-off-the-bone lamb shank to risotto, pot roast to stuffed pork chop). Classics like French Onion Soup and pear/ Gorgonzola/ candied walnut salad are spot on. The wine lost is well curated and reasonably priced. Service is attentive and friendly, neither overbearing nor too casual. We love this place and highly recommend it. They even over an amazing Prix fixe menu before 6pm for $20/3 courses - incredible!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Nice neighborhood French restaurant
Nice neighborhood French restaurant. Decor was pleasant. Menu was good, with several specials. Food was not spectacular, but was very good and prices were extremely reasonable. Best part of the meal was the excellent service. One member of our group did not care for her risotto entree. The dish was quite salty and had a slightly unusual flavor to it--nothing wrong with it, but she did not care for the taste. The waiter saw this and offered to bring her something else at no charge. She declined, and the waiter offered to remove this item from the bill. Again my friend declined, so the waiter finally offered to bring her a glass of wine at no charge-which she accepted.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great neighborhood spot
A great neighborhood spot with a good variety of dishes. Love their breakfast food for lunch!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood restaurant!
Great neighborhood restaurant! Our food was really good, the crab cakes were delicious as was the smoked chicken salad. They are a busy little restaurant with only one server which can take some time, but the ambiance and food is meant to be savored and enjoyed, so to have a little extra time was appreciated. Will definitely be back!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Peaceful Sunday dinner
We had an early dinner on Easter Sunday and there were only four of us in the restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was great. Our waiter had a great personality and he was nice about letting us taste the wine before we ordered a glass, which was very helpful. We both ordered from the specials menu----filet mignonette and rack of lamb and both were fabulous. The vegetables were crisp tender and done perfectly.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
the prix fixe available before
the prix fixe available before 6pm is a real bargain - starter, entrée, dessert and a glass of wine for $20!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect neighborhood spot
Perfect neighborhood spot for lunch. Relaxed atmosphere, charming decor, attentive service, and tasty cuisine at a reasonable price. The salmon filet over house salad was delicious. We'll be back!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always good.
The food is always good.
Unfortunately I found the crab cakes to be too salty for my taste- but this was the first time I was not fully satisfied.
The waiter was very good and pleasant
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great small local cafe
We have dined at Curbside before and returned because we like it. The food is very good, main course portions are ample but not over-sized (a good thing) allowing prices to be reasonable, it's quiet owing to it's small size and service is attentive and friendly. Most of us had the lamb chop special this night. There were two small chops that were very tender and tasty with a small side of vegetables and either mashed potatoes or fries as a substitute. Wine selections are not extensive but sufficient and prices are also very reasonable by the glass or bottle. We'll certainly be back again.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful Lunch Spot
Tucked in on California St, just off of Fillmore's mad rush of people, is a sweet, delightful touch of Paris...a small bistro, with a few outdoor tables and a comfy indoor space. The ambiance is welcoming, the waiter was helpful, attentive and made great recommendations on both our food and wine selections. The food was delicious and a good size portion. We shared yummy crab cakes, and a tasty light veggie quiche, both came with a perfectly dressed mixed greens salad.....dessert was to die for, a warm soft brownie with ice cream and whipped cream....a perfect afternoon lunch. I'll be back.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found Curbside on Open Table's Dine about list. Although very small the service and food was wonderful. The best French Onion soup ever! This is a real bargain-both food and wine.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality without pretention
Decent portions of well prepared food was served properly.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service, $$
Good food; what I ordered for breakfast wasn't AMAZING, but I want to come back and try their dinner sometime. I think they offer a discount through Yelp as well, but I totally forgot to use it!! :(
It is a small restaurant so I wouldn't say it's great for big groups though- tight quarters.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've always loved this place. Not exactly sure why it's called a "Cafe". Usually the place is pretty busy but from some odd reason the evening I went, it was pretty dead. The service was great. there's only one waiter so if the place is packed, service is a little bit slower. Anyway, service was great and the food was delicious. Great small venue. Highly recommend.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet, charming, and friendly
We had a last-minute desire for Sunday brunch this week, and were able to book a table for two for an hour later. It was still pretty early when we got there (only 9:00am), so it's not surprising that the place was as quiet as it was. The gentleman who greeted us was warm and friendly, seated us right away, and came around later to verify my name from the reservation. The food selection was broad and appetizing, the mimosas were strong, my Curbside Frittata quick and delicious, and the coffee was among the best I've ever had at a restaurant. Decor was eclectic with a pronounced French feel, quite attractive. That being said: it's a reasonably shallow store-front on a reasonably major road, so a crowd and noise wouldn't surprise me at peak.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best chicken and mushroom risotto i
I always order the same thing when I go here, but they make the best chicken and mushroom risotto in town. The array of desserts is incredible and their pear salad with candied walnuts always hits the spit. They also make delicious French onion soup.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great neighborhood place for a quick bite. They have a small but well priced wine list and offer specials every night on wine and food. They do have several tables outside on California.
Service good and efficient.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfort food Bistro style
The crock of onion soup is so yummy - add a salad and you have a whole meal. But you would miss the roast chicken, or the unusual risotto, or fish. Really- we love having dinner here. It is just so very comforting!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful unpretentious Bistro
Casual, warm neighborhood French restaurant. Olivier, the owner and occasional server, knows wine, food and service. The lamb shank is as good as I have ever had.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Curbside Cafe is a can't miss place
a great little find; very good food fairly priced; a touch of France but not pretentious; a sweet place for an adult conversation.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another good meal at Curbside
Curbside has always done a good job of being consistent. The dutch crunch bread gets me every time. Although I am not a fan of French Onion soup, I typically order the soup from Curbside. I ordered the Steak & Frites this last time... medium rare. It hit the spot. The steak was cooked just how I was hoping. The fries were standard, but a good touch. We also slit the ceasar salad which has always been consistent here. Our reservation was for 9pm so we were able to get in easily.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you just want to relax
If you just want to relax in a quiet place with delicious food go no further than here. It's a small restaurant but perfect for a small group who just wants to enjoy a good time.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small restaurant with good
Small restaurant with good food. We had an early reservation due to a theater commitment later. Services was good.. Food was delicious and prices were reasonable.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place to meet a friend
Had a leisurely visit with a friend over breakfast. Would love to come back for lunch or dinner
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a pretty small restaurant but it still seats about 28 people. We were there Friday night and it was full but had only 1 waiter. He got to everyone in a timely manner. he still managed to be friendly and attentive. Wonderful service. Good food.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM