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South Park Cafe
108 South Park
San Francisco, CA 94107
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South Park Cafe Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Private Party Facilities:
Private parties require a "buy-out" of the restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Marty Berg (415) 495-7275
2nd & 3rd, Brannan & Bryant
Street parking is generally easy.
A word from South Park Cafe
South Park Cafe has been serving rustic French cuisine since 1985. Gourmet Magazine called South Park "One of the best little French restaurants in San Francisco". Michael Bauer says "Feels like a little slice of Paris and the food is as good as ever".
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Diners' Choice Winner
We enjoyed the experience. Good
service. Food was very good, but not exceptional. Reasonable value for the money. We will go back."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Seated right away with
reservation, service very friendly but not overbearing. Menu selection diverse, good wine selections and pairing advise. Food delivered promptly and hot, excellent flavors. Could use one or two non-dairy (for lactose intolerance) dessert choices."
Dined on 2/15/2014
As a business traveller I eat
alone mostly. I had a nice table, in this cosy little restaurant. The atmosphere is good, friendly. The food was excellent, this is a place where I will return if back in SF."
Dined on 2/18/2014
In a location where modern dining
establishments rule the roost, South Park Cafe is refreshingly quaint and exudes neighborhood charm. The food is classic French bistro fare, and I very much enjoyed my pork belly appetizer, and the duck was also cooked perfectly. With a few minor upgrades to the interior (i.e. china, flatware, linens, and a fresh coat of paint), my "ambiance" rating would have been higher. With a menu that included more seasonal and local legumes, South Park Cafe could really go above and beyond a simple neighborhood dining establishment. I always ask myself if I'd return to a restaurant, again when I write a review. My answer is yes - it'll be exciting to see what developments might take place!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
This is a relatively quiet, not
inexpensive but not expensive, neighborhood bistro. Great food, good wine list, and charming. The prex fixe is the best way to go. Wonderful meal, relaxing and delicious. Parking is a challenge."
Dined on 2/13/2014
I hadn't been to the South Park in
years. I read the positive reviews and decided to give it a try. It stood up well to the reviews. The remoulade of celery root and beets was basically crudite, and was perfectly dressed and seasoned. Simple vegetables prepared such that they were exquisite. The Artic char was cooked perfectly and the accompanying vegetables went well with it and were also delicious. The service was prompt and attentive without being intrusive. It has an ambiance of a quiet neighborhood cafe, which I love in comparison to trendy, noisy, hyper kinetic venues."
Dined on 2/6/2014
have been dining at south park for
well over twenty years. great food, comfortable surroundings, attentive wait staff."
Dined on 2/1/2014
The atmosphere of the
neighborhood, the decor of the restaurant the small but perfect menu make this place just complete comfort and makes you feel like you've been taken away from the hustle bustle. Enjoyed the overall experience, and no complaints about the food which is above average, not the greatest I ever had however. The duck stood out though."
Dined on 1/28/2014
neighborhood gem - wonderful place
to bring out of towners (which we did) - we loved the good food and the intimacy."
Dined on 1/21/2014
Great spot. I go once a year when
I am in San Francisco on business. I have dined at South Park now for 25 years in a row."
Dined on 1/21/2014
South Park is an old
reliable...food and wine are always delightful, with fresh items served quickly, presented well, and always delicious...."
Dined on 1/15/2014
excellent food, good service,
great neighborhood find."
Dined on 1/15/2014
I saw this featured on check
please, Bay Area, and wanted to try it... I was not disappointed! The duck leg confit was amazing, and my girlfriend got the steak and frites in this delicious bourguigone sauce... wow! Service was attentive and speedy --- also, great wines available by the glass or bottles. All in all an A+ experience!"
Dined on 1/11/2014
Consistently great food and
service. I have been here many times over the past dozen or more years and South Park Cafe never disappoints me."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Stopped in for New Year's Eve. I
was looking for a small neighborhood spot. I looked on line and saw nothing but great things about this place. I won't go on to tell you the specifics about what we ate, but what I will say is that everything was amazing. No tourists, purely locals. This is why you dine in San Francisco."
Dined on 12/31/2013
This quiet, tasteful restaurant
serves a well-considered menu of French bistro dishes. The frites are unusually good. Great wine list."
Dined on 12/28/2013
The waitress was a little rough.
She over charged us by $45. When we told her and came back and over charged us by $15. Finally we got the bill straight and she was so sorry and we were embarrassed in font of our guests. What a way to celebrate the holidays."
Dined on 12/21/2013
South Park Cafe does not change
their menu very much, which is just fine with us. We always enjoy our meal at this little hidden gem and look forward to returning again and again."
Dined on 12/14/2013
We've been coming here for about
20 years and have never been disappointed. The food is always newly imagined and well executed. (although once in a while I do long for dishes I've had in years past--the boudin noir comes to mind!) That said they always have a couple of traditional bistro dishes, and an amazingly well priced list of wines by the glass. It's a quick trip to Paris for the price of a meal. Definitely worth visiting for a special occasion or an evening out with friends."
Dined on 12/14/2013
South Park is a great place and I
was really hoping and hoping the café would be terrific. It is not a bad atmosphere, so I think they know what they were doing but the food was not so good. The chicken was smothered in a sauce they basically tried to hide the chicken (which was cooked nicely). Same with the duck. The wine list is short but very reasonable. So, I wouldn't write the place off, but they need some help. In short, I'd like to go back but I would need to hear that some changes were made before I did so--and I live close by, so I would."
Dined on 12/12/2013
I really like the relaxed
environment of this restaurant. As long as the Giants aren't in town, parking is easy."
Dined on 11/26/2013
Very nice dinner. Both had the
bass dish. Very tasty. Waiter was somewhat subdued, and I think his English was not good, but the meal and wine were fine."
Dined on 11/23/2013
I found this place to be good, but
not great. I had read good things about the pig salad, but it was a basic salad with some great hints of saltiness from the pig. I was expecting more meat. The steak was very good, Cooked perfectly and tasty. The peanut butter sundae was not good. Two of us ordered it and joked that they did everything in their power to ruin the very tasty ice cream. The brandied cherries and chocolate syrup somehow ruined the dessert. As someone who loves both of those things, I do not know how they did it."
Dined on 11/15/2013
I have always liked the cuisine
and ambience of the restaurant. My friends and I would go more often if the host projected less of an arch attitude. A smile and warm greeting ("Good evening") would work a lot better than a quizzical, pursed-lip, nose-in-the-air attitude, like, "Can I help you with something?""
Dined on 11/16/2013
if you haven't been to South Park,
it is a lovely neighborhood. They saved us a table by the window, possibly because it was my friend's birthday. They remembered a candle in the dessert. Prix Fixe menu a very good value."
Dined on 11/15/2013
Excellent French bistro food in
charmn location. Highly recommend this excellent restaurant."
Dined on 11/13/2013
South Park Cafe has been a beacon
of French light for many years and it continues to please. Everything is delicious, prices are reasonable, the wine list is great (a beautiful Sancerre for $10 a glass), and service was perfect. Beaucoup de plaisir."
Dined on 11/9/2013
The food was amazing. The pig
salad was definitely one of the best salads I've ever eaten and the braised rabbit was very tasty. I ended up going back and having the grilled hanger steak, which was cooked perfectly."
Dined on 11/2/2013
My wife and I have made it an
informal project of ours to try every French restaurant in the city of San Francisco in recent years, and South Park Cafe jumps immediately towards the top of our leaderboard. The chef here really knows how to bring out the very best in food with several interesting dishes that are beautifully seasoned. We had the lentil & bacon soup and the pig salad for appetizers, both of which were outstanding. Our entrees (duck and chicken) were also excellent. And the profiteroles and thr Fuji apple crepes that we had dessert were among the best we've ever had in a French restaurant. If you're a little tired of a dessert menu that always offers creme brulee and apple tart, you'll enjoy the alternative offerings here."
Dined on 11/3/2013
South Park is a very nice,
comfortable neighborhood restaurant. It has been one of our favorite places to dine in SF for many years. The food is always good, wine list matches up well with the menu & the servers are always pleasant & helpful. We'll be back."
Dined on 10/10/2013
One choice and it was very spicy.
Everything else was fine."
Dined on 10/20/2013
We should branch out more when we
eat in the city but keep coming back to South Park Cafe. It's like being in Paris!"
Dined on 10/13/2013
our family, which includes a 14
year old who is not always easy to please, enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration here last week. in a city filled with meticulously decorated restaurants and menus that take themselves a bit too seriously, south park cafe is a refreshing departure. comfortably decorated and romantically lit, it feels like a neighborhood bistro in paris. the french fare is straight forward and delicious. we loved the trout salad, baked goat cheese, steak frites, cous cous and the mahi mahi. all were delicious and the service was attentive and helpful. looking forward to returning soon."
Dined on 10/11/2013
I have been eating at South Park
for close to 20 years and always love it. I have a timeshare in San Francisco and try to eat here whenever I am in the city, but don't always make it because sometimes my only free evening is on Monday, when they are closed!!!"
Dined on 10/4/2013
A very charming little French
place on a nice little park. Food is not fancy, just very well done with a good selection. The prix fixe is a bargain at $39 for three courses. We liked it a lot."
Dined on 9/14/2013
after not being here for some time
I decided to give it another chance. arrived and table was waiting and placed orders. 1/2 of the appeti/zers came quickly and the other guests waited 10 minutes for theirs. service was poor and waiter did not seem to understand that guests enjoy eating together.. entrees arrived and duck with lentil and rutabaga was disappointing as cabbage had not flavor... chicken was superb. high prices for mediocre eats. not worth the trip back"
Dined on 9/8/2013
Once again we were delighted by a
recent visit to South Park Cafe. We have turned to our favorite bistro in SF for consistent and flavor dishes. We were not disappointed...we ordered and enjoyed the Octopus salad, Grouper, and Clams as well as a wonderful dessert of Profiteroles. Service was pleasant and professional, we always enjoy the interior and feel we are back in Paris at a neighborhood bistro, and the food is very consistent. We will return soon..."
Dined on 9/7/2013
Group was treated rudely and food
was forgettable. A significant disappointment."
Dined on 8/28/2013
Have gone to this resturant many
times and will keep going. The food is always great."
Dined on 8/25/2013
Really good chicken and good wine.
Nice atmosphere. Feels like Europe when you are there."
Dined on 8/18/2013
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