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Chapeau, San Francisco, CA

Chapeau

4.8
4.8
3333 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Come and visit us at the Sunday Farmers Market for our fresh baked tarts, quiches, and bread!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats

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

What 3,333 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    French

  • San Francisco

    French

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  1. MC

    MimiC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chapeau is truly a hidden gem! The Chef is so personable and welcomes you when you come in. The food is fantastic! We chose to do the three-course menu and everything was delicious. The French onion soup was perfect balance of cheese, croutons and onions. The beet salad flavors complimented each other very nicely. The filet mignon was medium rare perfection! The tarte, chocolate cake were amazing...melt in your mouth. I highly recommend this place for anyone who loves and can appreciate French food with fantastic service.
  2. LG

    LillieG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great neighborhood restaurant! Phillip is the very best host!
  3. J

    Jyee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pre-fixe menu was an excellent value! You can pick an appetizer, entree and dessert for $67. Has a variety of selections for each category. Every dish was done very well. The portions were good size too. We will definitely be back!
  4. MP

    MichelleP

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent food and ambiance. chef coming to table to greet guest is a wonderful touch.
  5. d

    dfgdfg

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious, traditional French cuisine. Very unpretentious and hospitable.
  6. CS

    CrystalS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food nice ambience! Highly recommend the escargots and chicken liver salad
  7. J

    Joey

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Philippe continues to served outstanding food with great imagination and the ambiance is both friendly and efficient. Can't imagine more impressive cousine even in France.
  8. p

    perovo

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food quality is good, however is not superior, good as usual in that type of relatively expensive restaurants. Noise level is higher than expensive, service is ok.
  9. OE

    OliverE

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very accommodating, excellent food, wonderful service, very pleasant surroundings. I will return, frequently.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Food was ok, Minimum investment no tablecloth and dining room decoration is average Was celebrating an occasion and got a candle with a writing on the plate
  11. A

    Anja

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always a pleasure to eat at Chapeau. Philippe is a gracious host, and food is outstanding. Took quite a while to order / get our main dish, but it was worth the wait. Still miss the sweetbread and sweet alaska from the old menu!
  12. JF

    JoyceF

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    All was good, except the noise level. Too loud for my comfort, especially with tables close together.
  13. KL

    KiraLaura

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been coming to Chapeau! for many years, even before they moved to Clement and 2nd Ave. This is fine French dining with quality ingredients and beautiful composed dishes that taste wonderful. The chef/owner Philippe and his wife Ellen and their staff are gracious and friendly hosts welcoming and providing appreciation for their guests. Their wine list of French wines is one of the best in the area and we always avail ourselves to those tasty Muersaults. We eat here often and we love it. Also, it's a plus that they have a covid-safe parklet to eat outdoors and one can reserve it online.
  14. JB

    JoanB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service, food imaginative. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, though, as an older person, I do wish it were a bit quieter. Lots of young people there, which is good, but also noisy. We ate inside and I suspect the tables outside are quieter, will try that next time, and we'll definitely be coming back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    absolutely delicious, as usual. The owners are always warm and friendly and the food is gorgeous. It’s the perfect cozy neighborhood gem!
  16. CC

    CeeCee

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chapeau is consistently delicious. Philippe and Ellen are always wonderful and welcoming and the staff is very well trained - attentive but not hovering. It is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere.
  17. C

    Carol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unpretentious. Attentive and friendly staff. Owner/chef came out to greet every table. Felt such an honor. Most authentic French I have had in the Bay Area. Highly recommend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible! Where have you been all my life?!
  19. L

    Louis

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Philipe is a genius in the kitchen and a delight to meet and chat with. Chapeau never disappoints the senses.
  20. K

    Karen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been a customer for over 13 years. Still one of our favorites. Dedicated and passionate owners who always make everyone welcoming. Consistently delicious quality food. A gem in the city!
  21. LT

    LTR94556

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and wine list. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and would return. Outside parked is comfortable and pleasant. Service was very nice, thoughtful and helpful.
  22. JB

    JayB

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food, had the pricefix menu, duck confit was amazing and the filet mignon was outstanding. We ate at the bar and enjoyed talking with the bartender. Super great boutique restaurant.
  23. EN

    EileenN

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Great food and service. Value is confusing, and I did not understand the bill since it did not resemble a fixed price!!! Not good……
  24. ES

    EnochS

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Birthday celebration. The owner is very friendly n nice. Good experience except too loud
  25. LK

    LKim

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a treat to visit Chapeau! The staff is attentive, the food and wine choices are great, and we always like to see Philippe and Ellen. They are very welcoming.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Returned second time post Covid. Food quality excellent. Service also excellent. Prior visit service was lacking but not restaurant’s fault. Staffing shortages everywhere but no issue now. This is a very special place. Consistently high quality cuisine.
  27. JG

    JimG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our wedding anniversary at Le Chapeau was fabulous. The staff were very attentive and professional. The food was exceptional, I had the filet mignon and it perfectly cooked and very tasty. Overall I highly recommend this restaurant. I have already booked another event
  28. RA

    RobertA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Better than before Covid. Food was the best we've had there and the service and friendliness made this birthday celebration one to remember.
  29. c

    codie

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding done by a very friendly staff! Food was very good French cafe dishes! Highly recommended!!
  30. JV

    JoseV

    Monterrey

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant said in open table to be $$$$ but it is $$ and you are expecting the place to be nice, but it isn't. The food was terrible, the chef comes to the table apologizing for the burned escargots, totally helpless. The place is creepy, dirty, old. You need to remove the $$$$ signs. It is at most $$, its cheating people.
  31. KK

    KennedyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    They were super nice easy to book and the food was very good. My wife had the filet and while the meat was soft and cooked very well the sauce was a bit uninspired. I have had red wine reduction with balsamic and brown sugar glaze for example elsewhere on steak or other rich sauces so this was a bit plain. Best salad was great. Wonderful balance with goat cheese, dressing, and sweetness of the beets. I had the pork tenderloin which was great, and the roasted tomato soup was very nice. I have eaten at a lot of high end places and this is definitely nice food (nothing I hate more than spending money on bad food.) The ambiance is mediocre. Wouldn’t be what I call romantic, and not necessarily what I would associate with French fare. Not bad just not well….Romantic. Service was quick and attentive. Very good meal I enjoy French based cuisine and would eat there again.
  32. CP

    CarolineP

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, couldn't pass up the 3 course menu. It's nice to see the chef come out and greet diners.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, so unexpectedly amazing. Everything surpassed our expectations; the food, service and overall value. Friendly staff, and the chef walked around to talk to everyone. We will be back.
  34. D

    Domer

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great spot for a special occasion dinner. Owner/Chef was very hospitable. Food was excellent.
  35. JR

    JRCSF

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm, friendly, welcoming ambience. Superb food, delicious desserts, great wine list and excellent, friendly service. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening from the moment we walked into the restaurant until end of our evening. We will rush back soon!
  36. DB

    DanB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a real treat when you need a hit of French food……never disappoints
  37. e

    edddiew

    San Francisco

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration, food was fabulous
  38. PE

    PETERF

    Denver

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic French food in a pleasant environment. We sampled widely from the menu and everything was well prepared. Service was attentive and polite.
  39. TH

    TimH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    What a fantastic bistro and evening ! The staff was very friendly and the food was great. We will surely be returning!
  40. KM

    KirstenM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely to be back at a real neighborhood bistro - great night and great food.

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 4.8 stars by 3333 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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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