Capers

4.4
901 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Capers Eat And Drink features casual American bistro dining at its finest in a comfortable, cozy , chic setting. Our friendly staff will serve wholesome meals, appetizers, desserts, and we also have a children's menu, all prepared by our awesome team of chefs.Our friendly bartenders can serve your favorite beverages or try one of our signature martinis. As you walk in Capers you'll see a horse-shoe shaped bar with many tables surrounding and our kitchen on the right side.We also have a patio directly in front. Our large menu has many appetizers to choose from , from crispy calamari to carpaccio,and sandwiches such as Monte Cristo to our infamous Grilled Chicken Sandwich, beautiful salads, spinach to wedge, wonderful dinner choices,such as our cajun ahi tuna to porterhouse steak.We have pastas, hearty soups We serve lunch and dinner daily,with a brunch on Sundays.Capers has a happy hour with drink and food specials .Please take our virtual tour at CAPERSEATANDDRINK.COM.
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vipProfessorJake
San Francisco
373 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good lunch today. Food was good. We started with the calamari, followed with the panko crusted salmon, the beef short ribs, and the bistro filet. Service was good. The restaurant looks nice, they’ve done a bit of updating of the interior since a year ago.

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vipLauraK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Mother’s Day dinner, we sat outside. The service was disappointing, but that could be due to the pandemic.

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vipProfessorJake
San Francisco
374 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Adequate lunch, nothing special. Food was alright. Service was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The chicken quesadillas were dry we had to ask for bread the server did not come back to fill our drinks and then he kept our tip leftover money

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vipBZ24
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

first time at Capers. the vibe was good, lively , faily anf friends .

The disappointent was the food. Steak was tough, dishes were salty, and basics like mashed potatoes dry. Maybe its a better place for apps and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very kind. My partner had a bad day and was crying at the table and he handled it very well. The food was excellent, I was pleased.

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TTechster
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Capers! Capers Campbell is a very consistent choice for casual food and libations. A goto choice for an extensive menu of small bites and a very well balanced American menu with options for all diner tastes. Full bar with decent wine choices, only wish that owner Cam would put a rotating tap onboard for those of us who prefer true craft beers (Anything dark) instead of the basic lager & pseudo craft lineup.

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vipHoward
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The restaurant was very overbooked. When we arrived for our 6:30 reservation, there were several groups waiting,all claiming to have reservations. The hostess was probably inexperienced. She was not communicating and seemed to be avoiding the entrance podium. We were seated at about 7:00. The server was friendly. The kitchen was apparently overwhelmed. The meals for our party of 4 were served 2 at a time resulting in an awkward wait. The food was not up to the quality I have had in past visits to Capers. They need to do a better job of managing reservations.

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LauraD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is always wonderful and the staff is always friendly.

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GeoffS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Sports bar with higher end food choices. The food was just OK. I ordered the chicken piccata, but got the chicken marsala. Oops. The chicken was overcooked. The wife had the pork tenderloin, which was good. The wine list is minimal, corkage is $20

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The waiter comes and asked if we want drinks and I asked for water to start with as I had not decided on wine. Comes back 15 minutes later to take our order. We ordered soup which never came out. My wife ordered a filet mignon with prawns and asked for the sauce on the side instead of on the steak. He said they were too busy and would not do that. I asked him to give her the sauce that the put on the filet without the prawns and again he said they would not do that. O asked the hostess to have the manager come by after our filets came out (minus prawns which I ordered) and our steaks were covered with the sauce. The manager said the could have put the sauce on the side. I told him that’s had received the steak minus the prawns and he said he would bring me something else but I said don’t worry about it. The waiter never even brought us steak knives so we had to cut it with table knives.

When we were done eating the waiter came and asked if we wanted dessert. We just wanted out of there so we told him no I asked the waiter to make sure not to charge for the soup he never brought which was $10 a cup. He said he would tell the manager and then brought the bill. He never apologized for his mistakes. The manager had removed my glass of wine from my bill and the soup. We have eaten at capers a number of times in the past. I can’t say I plan to return any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We had to wait almost an hour—we had a 7:30 reservation and were seated around 8:20. Meanwhile lots of couples walked in and were seated ahead of us. We finally got seated at the tiniest table and dinner was a whirlwind, with courses overlapping our tiny table. Our bill came by 9

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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BonneCuisine
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, enthusiastic service. Delicious meal!

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vipkcna3
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and a wide variety of food options! Great service too!

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Craftygal
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was terrific as usual. Wait staff was superb, more attentive than usual. But the wait for our table was long. We waited almost 20 min past our Open Table reservation time to be seated. The two young gentlemen were incredibly sweet but seemed overwhelmed with the crowd and flipping between call in reservations, wait list walk in guest sign ups and Open Table reservations. Food came fairly quickly but we skipped on dessert to allow other patrons to be seated. It was a cold night for guests to be waiting outside.

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JamesW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

High end sports bar feel

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JohnC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A little loud, other than that the service and food was excellent.

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Roger
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a 6pm reservation, and then waited 45 minutes to be seated. The guy at the desk seated a walk in ahead us at a table for two ( the guy at the desk wasn't keeping track of who was waiting). Another guy was seated at a table for three, the rest of his party didn't seem to show up ( seated by the guy). Hmmmm. The gal at the desk was running all over the place, handling take out and keeping an eye on the tables, definitely over worked! Once seated our server Stephanie was excellent and so was the food.

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Shell
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

I did an open table reservation and still was seated in the bar area at a very small table.

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Kirsten
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was good and the ambiance was nice. I enjoyed myself.

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vipSylvieS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is amazing, as always!

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Lisa
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Decided to check this place out since I was gifted a gift certificate. We decided to order the crab cakes. $17 for two little crab cakes with a lot of filler was not worth it at all. I had the crab stuffed salmon, which was not bad. Salmon was moist, but I wish they gave more vegetables. My boyfriend had the meatloaf which was actually pretty good! The restaurant was packed on a Friday night and really loud. It definitely made it difficult to have a conversation without shouting. Overall, everything was pretty clean. It did seem odd to me that for the size of the restaurant, there is only one bathroom per gender, and there's frosted glass on the door...not very much privacy.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great! just a little loud. Our guests enjoyed it as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capers is a nice Neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently good with friendly servers.

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MarkS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

They were running so far behind on there reservations that we never got seated and left. There was at least three other groups ahead of us that had reservations that left also. This is a common occurrence at Cappers

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really great hamburger and cocktail was well-made. A very busy Friday night but we got our table quickly and service was very good.

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DavidM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It was way, way too noisy for us. The food was OK but the noise was terrible. We had a hard time talking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

When we arrived we were told that they were overbooked and we should not rely on OpenTable to book a reservation within 2 hrs of dining. We would have to wait until a table opened up. There were many open tables easily to be seen. We asked for the manager and was told the was none on site. After expressing a great deal of dissatisfaction and waiting 20 min past our reservation we were seated at a table next to the kitchen. A terrible/ noisy/ cramped location . Wait staff and food was great as usual. The two young men attending to the front door need a lot of coaching to manage that position better.

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vipFoodLover
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed going to Capers on New Year's Eve. It was lively and they had music and dancing which was fun.
The calamari appetizer is always tasty. Service was great. We'll be back; it's a neighborhood gem.

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vipCherylA
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capers is our go to neighborhood restaurant/bar. We always have great service and food. Rick the bartender does a great job and is very attentive.

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LisaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Got us in on new Years Eve same day! They were swamped but sat us right away. Ordered surf and turf. It was very good, shrimp were not jumbo as advertised, but very good. Only negative is the prices were very high for their special menu. Wedge salad was good. Drinks were Ok and the creme Brule was outstanding, but small.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. It was NYE so I was a little disappointed that they had a limited menu and it didn’t show that when booking. Overall we fully enjoyed. Got very crowded and they sat us at a bar table which I was a little surprised since I had a reservation. We will go back though

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diningdee
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

We arrived earlier than our reservation, but we checked in when we arrived. We told the hostess we would wait at the bar, which we were happy to do. We waited well beyond our reservation time though and spoke to the hostess. It was clear she had forgotten about us, but she made an effort to seat us right away after we spoke to her.

Good cocktails. Good food. Service at our table was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

only issue was that we got there 7:30 and wanted calamari and they ran out

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RobertH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Capers. The place seems very friendly. The staff was very accommodating and attentive. The food was well prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and plan to come again.

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vipValhala95014
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I should have listened to Anthony Boudin in "Kitchen Confidential;" avoid restaurants on Sunday nights. We went last night for our favorite fried chicken salad. The chicken was over cooked, tough and smelled odd. The dressing was so too much that the salad was doing the back stroke.

The server did a good joe, attentive and pleasant.

We'll go back, just careful as to the day of the week.

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vipBBQFIRE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was over crowded and extremely noisy. We had called earlier in the day to confirm reservations and let them know it was a birthday celebration. The table they had for us was in the middle of a company’s holiday celebration. We left and dined next door, better food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Capers!! It’s our Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Seated promptly, ordered Wedge salad which was good, my wife had Prawns which she liked, I had Chicken Marsala and the sauce was good but the chicken was tough and super hot inside but barely warm outside (like it may have been warmed up in the microwave). I will go there again because I have a gift certificate but overall it is pretty pricey for the quality.

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Capers does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Capers also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 374-5777.

Capers is rated 4.4 stars by 901 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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