Chapeau

4.6
3145 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Come and visit us at the Sunday Farmers Market for our fresh baked tarts, quiches, and bread!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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 temperature check required
What 3145 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMcf96
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful restaurant, service and delicious food. Highly recommend this for everything from
Casual dinner out to a special celebration. Phillip and his staff make you feel right at home.

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CRISTINAB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

as usual always pleased with the service and the food. and most of it all, Phillippe always maintained a welcoming spirit

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MitraS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. The owner and Ellen are so friendly and welcoming

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MariaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and service was excellent as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Owner chef very friendly. Will definitely be back.

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Francinny
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chapeau went above and beyond with my party. The chef gave me a special treatment with a desert out of the menu which was a blast! We definitely had a great time. The food there is amazing and I highly recommend the restaurant.

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vipCynthia
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! And the service is both excellent and very warm. The owner and his wife are present, making sure that everyone is happy and satisfied with their meal. They know many regulars and are very welcoming to new customers. Eating at Chapeau is a very enjoyable experience from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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vipValentine14
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service at this restaurant is exquisite. Unfortunately the cassoulet was very disappointing. It consisted of very dry duck and a couple of pieces of sausage and the rest was white beans. The filet mignon however was excellent as were the escargot.

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NataliaL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and atmosphere. Highly appreciated!!!

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vipluv2dine
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

This is an authentic French food restaurant, and it’s very delicious. The ambiance it’s poor when sitting outside. The service could be better, we waited a long time to get the check.

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DonnaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

My first time in a restaurant in 15 months. The owner was fantastic and I was excited to experience the ambiance of a special meal. The main waiter was overwhelming under
performing. He did not make men comfortable. Literally, I was offended by a lack of welcoming spirit. Everything was difficult. He did not seem to have any desire to connect. He did not make us feel important. I left the worst tip in years, and that was difficult because I know the tips are shared with staff and the staff was very gentile.

I would not recommend this experience to others.

Sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly owner/Head Chef. Cozy small atmosphere. The food was very well presented and flavorful. The Sauces were delicious as you would hope in a French Restaurant. The desserts were excellent also. Price and Quality were very good

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Waited2long
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We have eaten here before multiple times and have had good experiences so it was all the more disappointing to feel so ignored. Our reservation was for 800 pm on Sunday. We arrived a few minutes early but were not seated until 840. Certainly this was not entirely the fault of the restaurant as some prior parties most likely lingered. Once seated it took quite some time for the waiter to come take our order. While a non hurried experience is part of this restaurant, one would think that when a party of 4 has been standing on the sidewalk for 45 minutes that maybe a little more attention was warranted, especially as many other groups were in the process of departing. A small gesture such as a glass of wine or a complimentary appetizer would have gone a long way. In addition, when making a reservation on Yelp the site asks if this was a special occasion— it was our 29th anniversary. What is the point of asking if there is no acknowledgement of this by the staff. I’ve lived in the Richmond District my entire life and always try to support neighborhood small businesses and restaurants such as Chapeau. I doubt I will ever return. I can accept waiting but the overall experience of neglect or indifference is a deal breaker when there are so many other options in the city.

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Kourt
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was my first experience at Chapeau. The chef is the one who greeted and sat us, and we didn't really have a consistent server once seated. The first server we had was tall and barely spoke, felt a little like he didn't want to be there or maybe he just didn't want to serve us. The other wait staff were super nice and helpful though. The food was spectacular, I have never had such delightful delicacies all around. The appetizers were plentiful, had a variety to choose from, same with entrees and dessert. I highly recommend the tomato bisque and filet mignon. I visited for my birthday and they brought out a plate with a candle for me, made it feel so much more special!

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MarshaH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant evening with friendly staff. I will look forward to visiting again.

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vipsfgirlpower
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food as always. A bit cold due to extra ventilation, service good but a bit slow. I think they were short staffed. Would recommend as they will pick up their game as SF slowly re-opens.

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vipTerryL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to Chapeau for my first dinner out since the pandemic started for my birthday. I was not disappointed. Everything was perfect and it felt very safe. I even had a special table side visit from the Chef. Truly a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very kind and considerate! They wore masks, were all vaccinated, and were happy to help. Very great experience, would recommend to anyone!

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TomS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived very early and was still seated. French onion soup and cassoulet were outstanding. We ordered alacarte but waiter charged us for one price fix dinner to save us a few dollars.
Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is amazing. One of the best onion soup i had for some time. Warm bread, filet mignon was well prepared and sauce was well prepared with mushroom and tiny potatoes i. The sauce. The french toast for dessert was not too sweet and fabulous. I was already thinking which one of my friends i can bring to savour this food again.

The only thing is the cold because of covid outdoor dining but that has nothing to do with restaurant or food.

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vipMarkN
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Bouillabaisse I've ever had!

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HaileD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The head waiter was not welcoming. Although the other waiters and the owners were pleasant, the attitude of the head waiter put a damper on over 52nd wedding anniversary.

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vipJanetK
Central Coast
71 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fabulous service and enjoyed speaking with the chef. He bakes the bread and makes the ice creams in house. The cassoulet, onion tart, lovely salads and desserts were yummy. Wonderful evening. Chilly outside but we will return SOON!

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ArthurL
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Chapeau is one of our go to neighborhood restaurants. We haven't dined here since COVID, the person who waited on us was new and was not very attentive.
Overall the food and the great, Philippe and Ellen are aways very gracious and welcoming!

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vipJoeL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining out experience since March 2020. We chose Chapeau because of our memories of its reliably superior waitstaff, great food, very good wine list and quaint decor. We were not disappointed. We arrived early and the hostess was kind and accommodating as we waited for the restaurant to open. Chef Philippe Gardelle stopped by our table twice to thank us for our support and to see if we were enjoying our dinner. We ordered the beet salad and tomato soup; cassoulet and bouillabaisse; and creme brûlée and apple tarte. The bottle of Lekker cab was an outstanding pairing with our exceptional entrees. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, thoughtful and responsive. We left Chapeau knowing we had re-emerged from the pandemic shutdown with a positively memorable dining experience at one of our favorite San Francisco restaurants.

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vipNandB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always from start to finish. A neighborhood gem.

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Sunking49
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants. The food never dissapoints; special that Phillip takes time to say hello; Ellen is always gracious, welcoming and accommodating.

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vipRedheart
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to. celebrate friends’s birthday and a chance to experience indoor dining in SF

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Cjm1Cjm
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time customers. Great food and service. Will definitely return.

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petites
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming! Delicious! Warm, welcoming staff. It could not have been a more perfect!!

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Caddy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner. Food was delicious and at a very fair price. Service was great as well.

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vipTonyM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Just like being in France.
Owner is friendly brings back memories
Of a kinder San Francisco. The French
Wine list is excellent. Formidable !!

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RussellG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

It’s was freezing cold inside. The service was mediocre. They advertised $65 per person pre fix but bill came to $275. Hated it

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BobM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food and service, but inside the restaurant was extremely cold. We knew the fog would be in, and came armed with ski jackets and liners, but the sole curtain between the outside and inside was usually had a one to two gap to enable the servers to take care of the diners sitting outside in the parklet. So my advice is to really bundle up when dining at Chapeau! when the weather forecast is for fog-- as it frequently is, this being San Francisco -- and the restaurant is still using the parklet for some outdoor dining.
[Please delete this review if Chapeau stops serving customers outside.]

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ElsieM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great layout for outdoor dining but my table at the end did not feel any heat from the heat lamp. Other than that, delicious food worth having again and again.

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vipChristopherS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night at Chapeau . Philippe has been baking his own bread since the pandemic started which was awesome

I had bouillabaisse which was delicious
Highly recommended.

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ChristopherH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We will be visiting again.

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vipOperaLover
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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SaraS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everthing at Chapeau was perfect! After a warm welcome we sat our table . The cocktels were really good but the food was superb. We had onion soup and one of their salads, and then filet and seafood cacerole.
Everything was cooked to perfection, we will repeat for sure!

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 4.6 stars by 3145 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.