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Cafe Jolie

89 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Live Music
  • Great for Brunch

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Bon Jour! Café Jolie is a French inspired restaurant--one of the best restaurants Northern California has to offer. We serve French inspired dishes that are organic and seasonal. We believe in every aspect of our restaurant, but the core of our restaurant lies in the quality of our dishes. You won't know until you experience it. Merci Beaucoup!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French American, Organic, Californian
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Th-Sa 5:00pm-9:00pm

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Phone number
(510) 523-4500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joann Guitarte
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Please contact the store for additional information.
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Cross street
Between Haight Ave and Santa Clara Ave
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Parking details
Café Jolie is located right next to a public parking lot. Street parking is also readily available.
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Public transit
Webster-Santa Clara AC Transit Bus Stop (51A; 20; 0; W)
Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Great neighborhood spot on Webster in Alameda. There's live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights and the food is French, but not expensive. I had a very generous beef short rib dinner that was delicious and that I couldn't finish -- I weigh just under 200 pounds. My wife had the steak frites and we both enjoyed the meals and the music.

vipSandraL (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent...we were a party of six...had a delightful evening.,,will definitely return.

JLbpeter (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

I have beenn to Jolie’s many times for breakfast and lunch but this was my first dinner visit. It was delicious food...good portions, polite, competent staff. I will definitely return.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

This is the best restaurant in Alameda.

vipLunara (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our second time. The service was excellent, such a sweet and helpful server. And the live jazz music and ambiance are great. We will go back. I have to say though that it all depends on what you order. Some dishes are awesome. Others are very good to okay. Portions are generous and value is very good. On this visit, the chopped salad was fantastic. We thought the beef short rib was okay. The kale with it was undercooked for our taste and the mashed potatoes just that. The chevre chaud salad: the chevre was not chaud, just cold/hard on top and the dressing was too vinegar-y which is not typically French at all. The dessert -- a three layer chocolate cake with mousse filling -- was amazing. So we will go back but we wish for just that bit extra on some of the dishes to make them truly memorable.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was great and so was the service. There is live music.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Went here on a Friday night and it was empty. Felt like a 24 hr diner on a rainy late night. I ordered the Steak and 🍟 the fries were really good and the steak was ok. My girl had the risotto which was pretty good and a large serving. The best part had to be the fried brussel sprouts, they were very tasty and the only reason I'd go back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Four of us had dinner celebrating my daughter's 34th birthday. The appetizers were fantastic and mains spectacular. The 2 piece band played relaxing jazz and not too loud. The French ambiance was cozy. And our waiter was courteous, friendly and added a nice touch to our first experience at the restaurant. I strongly recommend Cafe Jolie!

yldprpl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Time and time again my wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Jolie !!! My wife and I love the Tuna Tartare... She had the burger and it was excellent. I had Steak Frites, the steak was tender and perfectly medium rare. The beignets are to die for they come with fresh stawberries and Chocolate sauce, they remind me of Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans. We'll be back!!!

vipHeidiA (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

We were so thrilled to find a place that is using quality ingredients and serving relatively healthy food. The French Onion soup was to die for. Breakfast was really tasty too.

vipDocVim (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

My family and I really enjoyed Cafe Jolie. My one real complaint was that our waitress didn't pour an equal amount of champagne for the table and some people ended up getting shorted on their first glass. Other than that, very good food. Nice ambiance and a great evening.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

It wasn't as good as the first time we were there. The steak frites was very fatty this time. The "veggie burger" was not a burger at all and this was not explained when I asked the waiter about the dish. The veggies were roasted to oblivion and stacked on top of each other. It was impossible to eat. I was very disappointed.

vipEveryday (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

We have been to Cafe Jolie numerous times in the past. This time we were disappointed in the food. Vegetables were not cooked very well and were too crisp for either dish. It was OK but not up to the standards that they have shown us in the past.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

We never go to Alameda for dinner but thought we'd try something new. Cafe Jolie is wonderful. It has a small but very interesting menu. He had steak frites which he said was very good and I had the salmon fettucine special which was light and tasty. The server was knowledgeable about the menu and wines and was VERY attentive and sweet. Parking was a bit of a challenge because there was a street fair going on but there seems to be plenty of street parking normally. The restaurant is in a very old building but it's been renovated very nicely with high ceilings and lots of great artwork. We will definitely return

vipLunara (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

What a delightful find! We had a delicious meal. I'd go back just for the fried brussels sprouts with capers and herbs. There is a great selection on the menu with several daily specials. Our server Thomas was particularly excellent. The live piano music added to the ambiance.