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The Cavalier
The Cavalier

The Cavalier Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thecavaliersf.com
  • Email: information@thecavaliersf.com
  • Phone: (415) 321-6000
  • Hours of Operation:

    Served daily in the Blue Bar beginning at 7:00 am
    Served daily from 11:30am to 3:00pm
    Sunday through Wednesday from 5:30pm to 10:00pm
    Thursday through Saturday from 5:30pm to 11:00pm
    A Bar Menu is available daily from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Puccio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available through Hotel Zetta; located at 55 Fifth Street on the corner of Jessie Street; adjacent to The Cavalier. Parking is offered at $20 for the first two hours, and $10 for each additional hour.

    Parking is also available at the Fifth and Mission - Yerba Buena Garage; located at 833 Mission Street. The garage is accessible from Mission Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets, as well as from Minna Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets.
A word from The Cavalier
The Cavalier is an all-day London-inspired brasserie, located in the new Hotel Zetta.

This is the third property for restaurateurs Anna Weinberg, James Nicholas & Chef Jennifer Puccio; the team behind Marlowe and Park Tavern. The team has collaborated with award winning San Francisco designer Ken Fulk, who has revamped the interior in deep leather banquettes, polished brass, zinc and white marble, giving it a posh and sultry feel. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Would definitely go back. Quality and presentation of food was excellent. Would recommend the Fish & Chips, one of the best I've ever had, loved the the minted peas. The pork and beef sausages with the horseradish potatoes were delicious."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great and accommodating staff. The bartenders (especially Scott) made great cocktails and made it fun and entertaining. Food was very good and loved the tufted leather seating."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Best option in the area for upscale/casual dinning."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had another fantastic meal there. Food, service, drinks were all fantastic and loved the active bar scene. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The restaurant at lunch was completely empty. The food did not meet expectations and I have trouble understanding the fuss that the culinary press gives this establishment. The menu is limited and not well executed. A less than memorable experience. We were hoping that an updated English Pub experience would be interesting but I have had better Scotch Eggs in Italian restaurants. The service was very attentive and the Manager visited our table and was charming."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We have a few friends in town and wanted a great spot to meet for brunch downtown, this was it. We had a great meal, 2 English and 2 Bacon sandwiches (chunks of bacon...really good!). We also all had bloody marys - not on the menu (but should be). Don't be shocked to see a few stuffed animals looking down on you (I really like the dear with the binoculars...see if you spot it)"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Seeing all the reviews might have set my expectations a bit high. Food was good, service felt really slow, but I don't really have any complaints about either. However, it wasn't a particularly memorable experience."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Cavalier is a fun place for dinner. Interactive and pleasant wait staff and bartenders. The best Pimm's Cup I've had. Attractive English Club style decor. The food was tasty, a mix of English and California. Loved the Lamb Scrumpets which were lamb ribs shaped like square lollipops with a crispy crust as appetizers."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "With it's great food, fun atmosphere and easy parking (5th & Mission Garage), The Cavalier is a perfect spot to meet friends for dinner. Our group of six got a little over-enthusiastic with the appetizers but still found room for entrees and dessert. The Scotch Egg was a huge hit, and you can't go wrong with the Sunday Chicken. The Beef Dipping Chips are life-changing. They must be fried in crack. Can't say that I would have sought out British cuisine, but The Cavalier hits all the right notes. Great time."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Don't just order the fish and chips here. Its good but OMG there is so much more on the menu. Hen Egg Hollandaise is sublime. I had it as a starter and dessert. Baked Oysters were amazing. Ask for the Mustard Bacon jus for your chips. May cost you $3 but well worth it. I will definitely go back and back and back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "friendly service. Excellent cocktails. Everything is well-prepared. Loved the steak and oyster pie, bone marrow."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "British fare at the highest level. Great signature dishes and traditional British food better than in England."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Well regarded in the culinary press, this highly antiicpated experience did not disappoint. Great craft cocktails, innovative menu, and excellent service. Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Fantastic, classic British food - no this is not oxymoronic! great food, great service -- but so loud we had to shout. Will go back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We found the noise level & the music excessively loud making table conversation difficult. The burger was delish although a bit salty. Fries were not special. The bangers were ordinary. Dessert however was fantastic! Walnut ice cream on I think a plum cake with an amazing sauce. We may try Cavalier again but then there are so many more to try"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Outstanding service, attention to detail combined with a menu that's largely English pub food inspired with a gastro twist. This is a hidden favorite of mine and I've had consistently excellent experiences here."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We've never had really good 'British' food, so we weren't expecting much. Wow, were we surprised! The food was creative and delicious....we would definitely return! Very fun vibe and great, knowledgable waiter. Chicken was delicious....so was the fish."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Second visit here for a birthday brunch with the hubby. Once seated, we were treated with 2 glasses of champagne which was a very nice touch. We had the pancakes, quail eggs, house salad, bacon/egg sandwich, potted teas and fried potatoes. Topped off the meal with a few Pimm's Cups. All were absolutely scrumptious and of course the pancakes were as magnificent as I remembered from the first visit. Afterwards, I was served a complimentary desert with candle - the chocolate genache? I think. That too was very good but sadly I was too full to make a decent dent into it. I'm an Anglophile breakfast gal and the Cavalier ticks all the right boxes for me. Its a gorgeous place that does British food proud. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "we love to eat diner at the bar here. the food is always tasty and fresh, the barkeeps and customers fun to chat up. favorite desert of the moment, the pear compote. and i want the recipe for the mushroom pie!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had a wonderful brunch. The buttery eggs were really great as was the Belem custard. I highly recommend it. The decor is also contemporary and fun. It is in one of the hot neighborhoods in San Francisco!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The Cavalier was fantastic! SF is filled with delicious food and terrible service. Not The Cavalier, though. Completely not cavalier service, the hostess was at her post when we arrived, she took my coat, and showed me to my table. Our server was poised, helpful, attentive (e.g., asked us how the food was, refilled our water). Five stars for service. In New York City or Austin, this type of service is standard, but in San Francisco where service at mid-to-high end restaurants is inattentive, avoidant, and entitled, Cavalier's service shines. (As a side bar, mom and pop restaurants, food trucks, and hole-in-the-walls in SF have far better service than most mid-to-high end restaurants.) We'll definitely be returning to The Cavalier!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Took my british boyfriend to brunch here- he couldn't have been happier with the Duck Duck Scotch Egg and the english breakfast. A great find."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Noise level makes conversation challenging. Welsh rarebit delicious but portion and cress/cheese accompaniment too small."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This place is top notch & I loved everything about it. Superb dining experience, killer breakfasts. My new favorite spot in San Francisco!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The Cavalier, it's staff, and food are amazing. We had our first meal as husband and wife and it was the best. The food is awesome and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. We loved it so much we ate there multiple times. I can't wait for another meal at The Cavalier."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I've been here for dinner many times but did my first brunch on Sunday. Wow! The 3 of us ordered 3 different dishes and could not stop eating from all the plates! We had not planned on sharing but we could not resist trying it all. Drinks were great too!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Sipped wine at the bar for about 30 minutes, and then we sauntered into the dining area. Knowing that we could eat everything, Suzi and I decided to navigate through the varied selections ... Menu: Boat of Prawns The Cavalier Salad Roasted Beef Marrow Bones Lamb Scrumpets Duck Duck Scotch Egg and Bread from the Mill. The cuisine is superb reasonably priced. Our compliments to the staff for putting it all together."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Even our waitress couldn't hear us. And we were in the second dining room which seemed quieter than the first. The food is good but if you're not going to be able to hear you should at least have a scene to watch - and because of the long narrow rooms you don't."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Who knew that SOMA would have such a fantastic, British pub? The food was amazing and some very unique options that all tasted great. Service was wonderful, even when issues arose, they were handled with class and speed. YUMMY!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Food was great--especially the creamy mushroom and kale dish. The attention and conversation with staff was outstanding. What a beautiful place! Looking forward to another visit."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Superb location and atmosphere. Friendly and welcoming service which was spot on. Food though was incredible. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I eat out a lot and have not been this impressed for a very long time. We were wowed with the attentiveness of the staff. Our table was not ready on time (I'm assuming the diners did not want to leave because they were having such a great time!), so the hostess apologized numerous times, and we were treated to complimentary champagne. Once we were seated, Zach made us VERY comfortable. The crispy Brussels sprout chips were a treat. I loved my mushroom pie....next time I need to order mash on the side. My friends loved their black cod and fish & chips. Our water glasses were always full. I full-heartedly support their new restaurant nomination from the James Beard Foundation. They earned and deserve it! Kudos to a job well done!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I've been to Cavalier four times and have each time I was delighted....the beef tartare, bone marrow, steak, crispy brussel chips, and beef dripping crisps are all standouts!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We were celebrating a friend's birthday with a "progressive" experience that involved starting one place with bubbly, then to the Cavalier for drinks/appetizers and then on to dinner, etc. Since we were on a tight schedule, I wanted to be sure we had seats. The host was very gracious in letting us keep our table in the dining room even when I told him we wouldn't have a full dinner. Our server was equally gracious, and INCREDIBLY charming in recognizing my friend's birthday (mentioned in the OT reservation but didn't prompt them that nite). The G&Ts were AMAZING, the appetizers were incredible. The venue is classy/cozy. Can't wait to visit again!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great lunch: Delicious drinks. Fish appetizer divine. Lamb hash 5 stars. Sunday chicken 4 stars. Fish and chips 3.5 stars (chips 5, fish 2) because the sole was overpowered by the batter. Perfectly crisp, perfectly fried, but the delicate fish flavor was missing. Desserts divine (toffee something)."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We found the service very attentive (e.g. constant refills of water) and efficient, the atmosphere lively and buzzing but not too loud, and the food generally very good. The food didn't get 5 stars because the pork main (from the rotisserie) was disappointingly small and lacked flavor. The pear and blackcurrant crumble for dessert was also a little salty (as well as sweet), which I felt ruined it somewhat. Also a hiccup at the end where my jacket was not found in the cloakroom, although eventually after much searching it turned out that it had fallen off the hanger and got stuck between too other coats. I recommend the chips cooked in beef fat(?), which were very tasty. They need to update the menu online. Wine by the glass expensive."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Being a Brit - enjoyed their big English Breakfast and the rest of the table enjoyed their choices too (Lamb Hash and Bacon Sandwich) washed down with some Old Speckled Hen. We opted to sit in the Bar and service was a little slow, but we weren't in a rush! Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "food was fair but also too salty Cocktail was fabulous"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great over-sized drinks! Fabulous bartender creations!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014