About Cafe Majestic

Decorated with original paintings and drawings by world famous artists, adorned with alabaster and gilt bronze chandeliers, antique furnishings and mirrors, soft lighting and music, the Hotel Majestic features an elegantly designed restaurant, better known as the Majestic Ballroom, offering a classic atmosphere in the quiet neighborhood of the Lower Pacific Heights in San Francisco, California. Adjacent to the Majestic Ballroom is the Butterfly Lounge featuring rare collection of butterflies and insects, serving artisan craft cocktails.

1500 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sun 7:00 am–12:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Butterfly Lounge Hour
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Gough Street / Octavia Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 441-1100

Website:
https://www.thehotelmajestic.com/cafe-majestic.html

Catering:
Custom prix fixe menu options available for Cafe Majestic private events only. Outside catering allowed if venue space is rented out during certain hours and days of the week. Please inquire at sales@thehotelmajestic.com for more information.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available $15 up to 5 hours. Limited parking. First come first served.

Public Transit:
MUNI BUS LINES 2,3

Executive Chef:
Efrain Garcia

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our hotel venue is suitable for multiple types of events including fundraisers, weddings, receptions, reunions, birthdays, luncheons, workshops, bridal showers and even high profile events. Please inquire at sales@thehotelmajestic.com for more information.
Holidays Specials at Cafe Majestic and Butterfly Lounge - Valentine's Day Special Dinner and Cocktails, Mother's Day Special, Thanksgiving Day Special, Christmas Eve Special Dinner, New Year's Eve Special Dinner, and other Holiday Specials. Regular Sunday Brunches.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join Cafe Majestic for a special Thanksgiving pre-fixe menu! We will be serving from 12 - 8 pm and featuring soup & salad, choice of one entree, and a choice of a dessert. Please see our menu for additional information.

Private Dining

Private parties are welcome! We accommodate all sized groups from 15 to 70 people.

Cafe Majestic Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.3

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3.5

ambience

3.8

value

3.3

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Quiet

65% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (66)
Special Occasion (49)
Romantic (46)
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Great for Brunch (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Notable Wine List (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

This was one of the worst experiences in my dining career! We invited friends to be our guests for my wife's birthday celebration. I called the day before to check on the corkage fee since we own a winery and wanted to bring our own wine, and I was told that the restaurant was closed since it was Monday, but I would get a call Monday morning after the restaurant opened at 7am for breakfast, Not heraing back, I called a 5pm and was told that noone was there yet. I explained the problem to the front desk manager who could provide no help... and we were to pick up our guest from Sonoma at 5:30 for the ride into the city from our home in Kentfield. When I finally got someone they said that the restaurant was closed for a special event. I asked why they didn't call and was told that they had not consulted their Open Table list. I asked that the manager call me... and also asked for a call or note from the owner, providing my email address. When I checked online, this has happened repeatedly. They should not be allowed to stay in business and ruin peoples dinner parties... and certainly Open Table should not be a party to this!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Arrived on time for our 5:15pm Open Table reservation on a Friday evening. Walked into the dining room and it was obvious there was a private party going on. Justine then confirmed this and said, "I guess no one scheduled this with Open Table." Guess not. He offered us a rather lame table in the bar, then in the library (eating on our laps). Not acceptable. We left.

We were looking forward to this dinner to celebrate a special occasion. Put on our nice duds and spent some time searching for parking. What a waste.

Do yourself a favor and phone (several times) to confirm that this restaurant actually has a table for the reservation you made.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Booked a 9am reservation for breakfast. Didn't realize this was part of a hotel. The service was reallllly slow and the food was so-so. Fine if you're staying there for business, but would recommend walking a few blocks away for something more special.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Enjoyed every aspect of our dinner. Decided to eat in the gorgeous bar with it's large butterfly collection. The bartender was professional,kind and served us quickly and saw to our every need.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Excellent selection - great service-elegant location

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Extremely unpleasant seating for dining. We had dinner reservations for four adults. Instead of being properly seated in the dining room area, we were seated without so much as an explanation, or even inquiry. The dining area was closed due to a private party but we were not informed at reservation, or upon entry. The bar tables used low seats which are highly uncomfortable especially for a meal lasting 2 hours. Service for such a small bar (seated less than 20 ) was slow despite the bar being nearly empty. Waited nearly 30 minutes for the food arrived we were given one bread basket with five small pieces for two tables. It took nearly 30 minutes to get the staff to get more. The second time had few in quantity, the third time the staff forgot and never brought it. As the night progressed service got better, but, only because we kept on asking. The foods (calamari, bruschetta, fish, steak, pork chop, chicken) were decent. We ordered drinks and instead of placing it in front of the correct person, they put it where it was convenient for them which was for the wrong person. However, the biggest shortcoming was the lack of honesty & professionalism. Do you enjoy suffering through blasting music? We found the noise unpleasant and did not add to the dining experience. We even requested the music be lowered no less than 3 times. Do you enjoy loud sounds from the dining area because the staff failed to close the French doors, opened them and allowed the doors to stay open all night? Or, do you enjoy sitting for a formal meal in extremely uncomfortable seats? Bottomline, the bar is NOT where you should ever seat people for dinner. If you cannot seat patrons in the dining area, please do not take the reservation it is grossly inappropriate and dishonest.

Tip to all potential patrons: Make sure the dining room is not booked, before making a reservation even if you do it online; call to confirm.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food was good, the room is beautiful. The 3 course dinner special was well priced. Don't trust the waitress (or receptionist, if they have one on the night you go) to check you in for your Open Table reservation or you will spend weeks trying to obtain credit, even if you specifically mention the reservation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I don't know whether it was a glitch in Cafe Majestic ' system or the Open Table system, but I don't really care! I arrived on time with my party of 6 and received a blank stare, was told there was a private party for 40 people and that the chef was off for the night. Not sure how they planned to feed 40 people with no chef but that was not my issue. SOMEONE needs to fix that glitch -- now...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I had not been to the Majestic for 20 years so my review is only a comparison of the lovely place it used to be. Now, it seemed considerably run down and the gracious old-world hospitality was gone. There were not the beautiful fresh flowers of the past, but tacky ornamentation. The food was excellent and good value, but it is no longer a special place to be. I reported that the lady's room was quite dirty and in need of service -- the response was the equivalent of "oh well, yeah..." It is under different ownership. I know everything changes, but I was disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Just a beautiful settiing, quiet, old world elegance--away from the noise, hustle and bustle and the food was great too.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Although it was very hard to find a parking spot, we were the 1st there.The waitress was great and very friendly.Food was good but expensive for the size of servings.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Delicious breakfast in a pretty and quiet setting. We made brunch reservations for a Sunday at 12:30 on Open Table and upon arriving they had an art class in most of the room and said that the kitchen closed at 12:30. We persisted as we had a confirmation. They served us and it was excellent food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2017

The place is sad. Half of the restaurant had crooked table clothes with no place settings. We were the only people there for most of the time other than an (presumably) employee sleeping in a back booth and other workers in another booth tasting spirits. Food was just OK. Waitress was very sweet. We won't go back anytime soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

This restaurant was closed when we arrived. This was supposed to be a trial run on breakfast for my bridal shower, so this was a big disappointment.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2016

I felt sorry for the poor waitress who said the bartender didn't show up. She was trying to wait tables in the dining room, bartend in the lounge and hostess all at once. She served us a complimentary drink because all 8 customers in the bar were so patient and understanding. Even so, this was substandard service for SF.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Filet mignon was cooked to perfection and chicken piccata sauce was delicious. Very good service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Food quality isn't that amazing, love the look though!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2015

- Bad service
- Poor food
- Dated decor

Ugh.............never, never again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2015

I love this little gem of a place! I just wish the owners would invest in sprucing up the place and. Leaning it up a bit. It is really special and deserves to be kept well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2014

We used Christmas Eve dining. What a treat to discover the cafe at Hotel Majestic. It was quiet, elegant and lent just the right touch to a memorable evening dining with our college aged son. It was wonderful not to fight the crowds, nore to be overwhelmed by loud music. The food was good, not great. But, a nice tradeoff on food to have such an atmosphere! The service was also outstanding, particularly given that the ONE waiter was not prepared for such a crowd.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2014

This used to be one of our favorite places. Part of the reason was the ambiance - and that is still really good. The food is also good. But there was almost no one in the restaurant -- and it was Saturday night! And the service was terrible. Even though our waiter had no other table to servie when we first arrived, he couldn't remember what we ordered, and brought out our main courses before the salads he had forgotten about. While we were eating, a few more people arrived so that by the time we were finished four tables were filled. I don't know why it was so empty -- maybe it's due of the service, because it's not the ambiance or the food that's keeping people away.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2014

Don't miss this one. The setting is "classic" and the menu has quite a variety to select from-

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Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2014

Lovely hotel restaurant with all the elegant appointments, yet very comfortable and casual. Excellent California cuisine menu and attentive, knowledgeable service. A great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2014

Of our party of 5, we had the Calimari Steak, Chicken Scallopini, Eggplant Parmesan, Beef Wellington and the Veal Scallopini. the only real let down was the Wellington. This entree, which seemed to be an attempt to present a deconstructed version of the classic meal was nothing more that a small fillet and a crispy tweel of philo dough. I would have expected a little more effort for $32. My only other comment was that the vegetables were a little over-cooked and should have had a little crunch left. Environment was plesant, the cocktails were very good and I did enjoy the wine list. In the end, the price was alittle high, but if the Wellington was more aligned to the traditional version, I probably wouldn't be complaining about it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2014

I took my teen son out to breakfast and was delighted with the menu and service at this lovely hotel cafe. He's already asking me when we can eat breakfast there again. I highly recommend the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict. Delicious!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2014

We were meeting friends and we found that this restaurant was very close to our meeting spot. We made early reservations and even though it was Saturday night we were the only diners. Our immediate impression of the waiter was that he seemed a bit disconnected but we simply assumed he was eccentric. We gave him our orders and asked for bread. He wandered around the restaurant for a while. We asked for bread again. He wandered some more and we asked for bread again and he said he'd bring it right away. He then became engrossed with something at the wait station for a while and then wandered over to us again and asked what we would like to order. All this with no one else in the restaurant. We left shortly thereafter.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 3, 2014

We were looking for a close-by, reasonably-priced restaurant to have dinner before attending a play at the Custom Made Theater on Gough. This fit the bill perfectly. We were skeptical when we got there and the dining room was pretty empty, although the bar was hopping. The food was very good, though. We heard the chef had come from Original Joe's. The restaurant is located in a quaint boutique hotel. The dining room was nicely decorated, and very comfortable. It reminded me of old-time San Francisco with upholstered seating, white tablecloths, soft lighting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 16, 2014

Breakfast on weekdays: Awful. The hash browns are pre-formed like at McDonald's, the sour dough toast is some generic white bread from Costco (this is San Francisco! Where's the great sour dough?), the juice was from concentrate, and the bacon was microwaved. Brunch on Sunday: Far better. Still no SF sour dough, but the potatoes were nicely roasted, the crab cake benedict was very nicely done (the crab cake actually replaces the English muffin), and overall it was a far more pleasant experience. Don't think we'd choose to eat there again because SF is SF -- lots of great places to eat. Kudos to the wait staff, all of whom are very gracious. Beautiful restaurant; just not beautiful food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2014

We went on valentines day. While the ambience and service was great it was clearly speed dinner though it was clear that it was not fully booked for that dinner. Salad was served very quickly even before bread. The meal was immediately served after salad and dessert immediately. Dinner was quite tasty as was the glass of wine but clearly not a 60/each meal. Maybe this is why I could get a 3 day before reservation. All other short term openings were speciality restaurants like Mexican, Thai, etc. Because of overpriced speed meal it only gets a 3 star overall

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2014

This restaurant had good food, but I was surprised to smell cigarette smoke while in the dining area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2014

The first bad sign was only three other tables in this beautiful dining room had people seated. The waiter was attentive in the beginning taking our order, serving the bread, but after the entrees arrived, he literally disappeared. He was pleasant enough, but apparently with so little business to attend to, he simply forgot about us.

The sole and veggies were so drenched in oil it was hard to taste anything else. My friends veggies were overcooked and over oiled.

The lobby, bar area, and dining room are lovely to look at--really very lovely, but maybe stop in for a drink only; I wouldn't eat here again. Too many good restaurants in the city.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2013

We had dinner at the café Majestic not only for New Year's Eve but a first date. We both found the menu had lots to choose from and was very diverse. We chose something off of the chefs selections and were very satisfied with it. We also found the wine list to be very good and reasonably priced. Our experience I Cafe Majestic was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2013

Our reservations were for 7:00pm Christmas Eve. We showed up at 6:45 and waited until 7:15 when we insisted they let us sit at an empty table ( of many!) We waited until 7:30, but no one came to even take a drink order. So I ran down a server and asked him if he thought they could serve us in the next hour because we had a church service to go to. He was polite and honest and said no. With apologies! So we left.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2013

When dining with little ones, you rely on the restaurant staff as your "back up".
We had friendly greetings at the front of the hotel. Our waiter David K. went above and beyond to make sure
that our glasses were always full and our children received everything they needed. We were there for Thanksgiving dinner and the dining room staff were all kind and amusing to our toddlers.
I look forward to returning to the Cafe when it's not a holiday to check out the shops in nearby Japantown.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2013

If you want to get away from the packed trendy restaurants with long waiting times and high priced average food then give Cafe Majestic a try on a Saturday night. After getting stuck in crazy traffic and having to change our reservation they were still able to accommodate our party of four. It was a pleasure to walk into such a clean elegant relaxing dining room with very comfortable chairs an old world art deco atmosphere. The menu had unique variety with an international contributions. The food was very good, artfully presented and we all enjoyed it. Try it out.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2013

We very much enjoyed our meal, and because it's quiet, we were also able to enjoy a dinner conversation as well. I was surprised there weren't more people there, because I really liked this restaurant and so did my dinner companions.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner. Food was great and ambiance was exceptionally nice. Service was good--we didn't feel rushed. We were the only folks eating at the time, which was a bit of a surprise/concern. When I told the waiter that we had an Open Table reservation, he didn't seem interested, and responded, "Oh yea."

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

I took my wife to Cafe Majestic for a Mother's Day brunch. The food was fine, the service was fine, there was no noise, and the atmosphere was even sort of romantic. The pricing was in the ball park also. But someone with imagination could turn this place into the go-to place if only some effort were made. Why not someone with a red rose on Mother's Day for each of the moms? Why not more attention to your guests? Make us feel special maybe?

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2013

Best Rack of Lamb I ever had!!! And the deserts were exceptional too. ( I had the Mud Pie.)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2013

Pluses was David the waiter and the bartender gave my friend the birthday girl a complimentary cocktail, and the lovely victorian dinning room. The minuses was the boring steamed vegetables served as a side dish and the creme in the tiramisu dessert didnt taste fresh.

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