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Chapeau, San Francisco, CA

Chapeau

4.7
4.7
3249 Reviews
$50 and over
French

Come and visit us at the Sunday Farmers Market for our fresh baked tarts, quiches, and bread!

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Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 750-9787

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Philippe Gardelle

  • Private party contact

    Ellen Gardelle: (415) 750-9787

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond District

  • Cross street

    3rd avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 3,249 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    French

  • San Francisco

    French

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  1. DS

    DillonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING date restaurant, wonderful staff and food - honestly a gem in the neighborhood

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    205 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    205 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Chapeau is always a treat. Everyone is very welcoming and the food is delicious.

  3. S

    Symphonygoer

    San Francisco

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's been a long time since going back to Chapeau! because of the pandemic and the fact that we don't live in the City. But we finally made our way back and it was as good as it always has been. And the cassoulet is always the best. Good food, good service - doesn't get any better than that.

  4. c

    cdsf

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful spot for a celebratory or special dinner. Everything was delicious

  5. EA

    EvaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. We'll definitely go back.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was amazing!! Thank you Phillip and Ellen for being amazing hosts!!

  7. RD

    RickDale

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good wine list with appropriate varieties for the dishes in the menu. Fresh oysters. Attentive wait staff. Popular with locals.

  8. a

    alex

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Second time visiting, but the first in over 8 years. Service was very pleasant, the general sense of arrogance from one of the staff in particular made it feel very authentic, interestingly enough. Food was very good, although I did feel that it was a bit pricey for what it was. Not to say it wasn't good or authentic, as a matter of fact it felt very authentic, I'm just not sure I could justify going back again as it was slightly over valued for what it was. Definitely worth trying at least one time.

  9. V

    Vicki

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The duck was tender and flavorful and the ambiance was perfect for the occasion

  10. CA

    CarlaA

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    J'adore Chapeau!

  11. B

    Bunny

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful experience. Food delicious and served nice and hot. Ambience good, not noisy.

  12. F

    Fohhhh

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food, great environment! Would return and recommend to others.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great ambiance. Food was good. My starter was slightly over salted. Great cocktails. Overall well worth a visit

  14. j

    jeffs

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    beaurtiful interior; staff was professional and attentive with good recommendation on the 7th Gen cabernet. Probably too tired after wine tastings to really enjoy the food.

  15. L

    Lacar

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The second we entered Chapeau it was so inviting! Our server was awesome, the owner and his wife was out on the floor mingling with the patrons and everyone was so friendly. It was like coming home to Easter Sunday dinner. The cocktails, red wine (our server picked), entrées, appetizers and finally dessert! Excellent!! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩. You must stop by and thank for a lovely evening!

  16. DA

    DiegoA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic gourmet experience, the owner personally attends the people Highly recommended

  17. SH

    SoniaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was surprisingly good and the price was excellent. It exceeded my expectation. It's very traditional French and my family had a wonderful night.

  18. FT

    FrancisT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent. Service was attentive and informative. The chef?/owner? visited the table to insure that everything was satisfactory.

  19. RO

    RachelO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chapeau had really great food, and the host was so gracious!

  20. AL

    AndrewL

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Foods were good; decent in portions and great in tastes as well as in presentations. Along with impeccable service from waiter to busboy, it is a wonderful restaurant I would recommend. One drawback was the noise levels due to close sittings..

  21. NL

    NapaLifeforMe

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked our dinner after seeing a SFO Ballet performance. It was the perfect end to an amazing afternoon. Dinner was delish! Service was great! And we loved that Chef stopped by to visit with our table. Love the neighborhood and everything about this little gem.

  22. DZ

    DanaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the waiter was friendly. Really fun for a date night!

  23. Y

    Y123456

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very delicious food, I enjoyed every course!

  24. SF

    SFdiner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food was great. Had 3 course price fixe menu. Escargot, potato crusted salmon over bed of lentils and chocolate lava cake with rum raisin ice cream. Friend had the cassoulet and it was huge portion. Service was a little subpar but guess like everywhere else difficult to hire enough service staff. We sat outside and had to ask for heating lamp to get turn on 3x.

  25. BQ

    BarryQ

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    the waiter is really ignorant and not take the care of our table. waited for 15min to get plates cleaned and another 10min for dessert, while he could check the next table for 4 times if everything is ok.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As expected, a very genuine French Restaurant. We had the fixed three course menu which was superb. Highly recommend.

  27. NH

    NicolleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    It was a little too crowded, I felt very close to the folks next to us and could hear their whole conversation which was a bit overwhelming. The waiters were all very friendly, attentive and made some fantastic recommendations. The signature cocktails are such a treat along with their wine selection. The food was magnificent, cooked and seasoned just right! I tried the Filet Mignon, Escargots and Creme Brulee. There was so much delicious aromatic vanilla bean in the dessert and it had a perfectly caramelized top. We celebrated my birthday and chose Chapeu because it came recommended by a good friend and I am so glad we did. Thank you so much for making dinner such a delightful part of our evening!

  28. NW

    NickW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Great for a date night. We ordered during restaurant week, which the owner told us is the same price year round - definitely will be coming back to this location down the road. Me and my date each ordered a 3 course meal: escargot, onion soup; mushroom risotto, duck; crème brulee, chocolate cake - each was full of flavor but not overly done. I also ordered a French Martini because well, it was a French restaurant. I would highly recommend coming out here for special occasions.

  29. SH

    StephanieH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent and the service was great! The Chef was lovely. Fillet Mignon was the best! 5 stars!

  30. BE

    BarbaraE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Outside eating here lacks any charm whatsoever. Everything else is excellent.

  31. P

    Pat07

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Reliable both in quality and service. Hits the sweet spot between local joint and high end dinning.

  32. L

    Lefty

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals ever! Chef/owner Philippe is a most gracious host and his food is reminiscent of the very best Paris bistros. Excellent wine offerings including very good French and local wines by the glass. Chapeau’s status as one of the most popular San Francisco restaurants on TripAdvisor is well deserved. And did I mention their great service?

  33. DL

    DavidL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    best: authentic onion soup, bread, creme brulee, rum cocktail main: cassoulet very good, filet mignon bit stringy, bed of potatoes salty caffe au lait in mug terrific •escargot too salty phillipe most friendly bit pricey evening for restaurant wk

  34. RD

    RyanD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superior quality food and service. I would absolutely return!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    My husbands birthday celebration. We will definitely go back. We had the duck salad absolutely divine. Cassoulet was rich with flavor and filling. My lentil and crusted salmon was good, lentils could have had a bit more flavor. Dessert was delicious my cappuccino was perfect. Ohhhh!!! The cocktails were fantastic Negroni & Sidecar perfection

  36. E

    Ellen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Thanks for giving us a nice seat! :) the food was overall great and service was amazing

  37. JS

    JudySue

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and wonderful experience. The owners were as friendly and welcoming as always. This restaurant is a little gem and deserves a great rating.

  38. T

    Tepstill

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    A nice leisurely dinner with great friends. We were never rushed. We were aware that that a few tables were always open and available. We would have left sooner if we knew they were waiting for our table. .

  39. RB

    RachelleB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Service and food was amazing. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly and I left stuffed. The French martini was also excellent. The only thing that was a small ding was that the food came out very slowly, which was only more noticeable because we were outside and tables that sat down two courses later we’re finished at the same time as us.

  40. JP

    JuneP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family has enjoyed going to Chapeau! over at least 15 years, and it has had consistently great quality food, and the chef/owner Phillippe has always been welcoming and very sweet! We come here for family birthdays and celebrations.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chapeau using the Order Online button. Chapeau also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chapeau also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 750-9787.

Chapeau is rated 4.7 stars by 3249 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Chapeau

126 Clement St San Francisco, CA 94118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Philippe Gardelle

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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