Chapeau

4.7
3164 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 3164 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDorisW
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening! Everyone was very happy with the ambiance, service, menu choices, good food!

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vipblaineb
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally good French onion soup. Trio of salmon terrific. Also try salade landaise if you like duck

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RicFlairWCW
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and experience, but two pandemic casualties, the big rib eye and french fries, gone from the menu.

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vipDiegoL
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant did not disappoint. Some of the dishes were top notch. The corn and onion soup were delicious. The bread was perfect. From the main dishes, the pork was my favorite. Although mine was smaller than the others around me and a little overcooked. I has a Whiskey Sour that was very good. Our waiter was not the most welcoming but everyone around him kind of made our meal pleasant. The chef came personally to welcome us and to make sure we enjoyed our meal. Regardless of the few downs, everything else was perfect and therefore of the 5 stars.

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vipMakiD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant for a birthday dinner with good friends.

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GOLFLACO
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Magnífico restaurant establecido en un buen barrio. El dueño atiende magníficamente de manera personal y nos comentó que él prepara absolutamente toda la comida. La carta es magnífica, disfrutamos de una muy buena ensalada y yo pedí un platillo de lomo de puerco espectacular. Pudimos disfrutar de un Vacqueyras, que el mismo dueño nos sugirió la cosecha 2018, por sobre la 2019, que estaba publicada en el menú. La pasamos muy agradable. Un restaurant con vida, sin duda. Recomendable

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vipCleanyourplate
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food at Chapeau is good -- the amuse bouche was very good, as was the bread. The other dishes were good (some verging on very good). The presentation of each dish was very nice. The service was good, although the waiter was not great at pouring wine (hint: don't worry about dribbling and you are less likely to dribble, and twist the bottle when you're done to stop drops -- not hard to do). The room is pleasant. It was all very satisfactory, just nothing to go out of your way for.

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fufong
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s still good but not as good as before the Pandemic

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GWong
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was cozy and beautiful. The staff was very friendly. The food was delicious. We were relaxed, did not feel rushed at all. Unlike other restaurants where the waiters tries to serve you as fast as they can so other patrons can come in. It was a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! You have to try the French Toast dessert. The bread exquisite, perfectly baked…and the owner is so warm and friendly, he came over our table to talk for a while and told us about his backstory. The waiter was very diligent with the drinks and the food wait was perfect! This is a true French hearty and delicious restaurant. I’ll surely visit again!

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elpfilm
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The 3 course pre-fix was great. Food was yummy and the owner/host was able to fit us in for a later reservation, which was very accommodating. The bussers, barbacks and hosts were great but our server was not super attentive. I appreciate the small touches like writing Happy Anniversary in chocolate. Great spot for a special occasion or date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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ArthurY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming host. Excellent food and great atmosphere.

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vipSteve
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place. Philippe Gardelle, his wife and son give this spot a truly family feeling.

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BaruchMoshe
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Every time I go to Chapeau it results in a transformative culinary sojourn back to my earlier years discovering France. The escargot and bouillabaisse are my favorite! Bring a bottle of your best wine and share a small sip with the person who is serving you. The staff are fantastic.

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JessicaT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night. One point the owner is so accommodating. One point the bread is homemade that day and warm. So good. One point, The shooter of tomato basil soup was delicious.never had better. One point They make there own breads tarts etc. So good. We had the pix fixe one point the portions were so good and enough choices to make your choice hard. You get a appetizer then a entree and dessert. One point,, My entree was the filet mignon and it was so flavorful and so tender just loved it, another point for them. Then to the dessert. Oh my, if you can get two points they would deserve it. The creme Brule was the best I have ever had. And so much. Not a little taste a big serving. A wonderful meal. The restaurant deserves to be a michelin star in my opinion.

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SamM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably one of the most service oriented restaurant. We had a reservation at 9:30 pm snd the service snd food was amazing . The owner took care of all our needs above and beyond . Give the restaurant a true 5 star

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing - very very good. It was a bit of a zoo on a Sat night post Covid with a lot of people going out. But once we were seated Philip took good care of us and we had an enjoyable evening. Strongly recommend the seasonal corn soup - it’ll blow you away.

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vipsimonian
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the warm greeting at the door to the last bite of dessert, everything was fantastic. Oysters and champagne are a great way to start. We shared the salmon tartare, which was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Bouillabaisse was perfection and pork loin with parsnip purée and brussels sprouts was superb. House made bread was warm and crusty and house made ice creams (and sorbet) were a real treat — the profiteroles with banana ice cream were over the top. Great, friendly service, pretty room. Chapeau has everything going for it. So glad it survived the pandemic!

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vipDerikG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food was great. The owner/chef was friendly and fun. The only down fall was the crowded tables. We were sitting closer than the houses in San Francisco. I know it’s typical of the area, but we never get used to sitting so close to other tables during dinner. Especially after COVID. They should not have restaurants that crowded. The table next to us was so close they leaned over to ask us what we ordered. Small restaurants in SF need to learn how to space their tables appropriately. Likely wouldn’t go back there again because it was not quiet or romantic. Better suited for just eating not dining.

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OfriT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Fillet Mignon I've had in a very long time. Chapeau!

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GeorgeG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , on the spot with bringing out the food.

The food was great, great presentation. The bread was excellent.

Very clean and timely service.

We are definitely going back,

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vipFWKING3443
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and price are outstanding. The Owner is super nice and courtous. we brought two wines and owner ask if we wanted two glasses to do side by side tasting with the food, they have an dish with some homemade sausage delicous, we ask the owner if they were homemade, the owner send out four more pcs with bread for us to enjoy, i tell you not much resturant will do so, let along a busy one. The actual service is just fair. I would go back because of the owner and he's food.

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BradfordC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of San Francisco’s little gems. The owners maintain an active engagement in the dining room and could not be more gracious as hosts. And the food is consistently delicious. We have returned time and again over many years, and will continue to do so!

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food4life
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was the best meal we’ve had in a long time pre and post Covid. Superbly conceived and executed food. The owners, Phillippe and Helene, work the restaurant floor with warmth and efficiency and care. We’ll go back again and again

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Reuben
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tables were too close together at this stage of the pandemic. This increased noise as well as making us slightly nervous about potential exposure to covid.

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vipKarenC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious classic French Bistrot home cooking.

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ThomasV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Owner/chef welcomes guests warmly and provides individualized attention. Very upbeat atmosphere. Food outstanding!

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williaml
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT SERVICE AND TASTY FOOD.
ate inside which was a bit noisy
street parking free after 6pm

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BayAreaFoodie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Nice staff, but I don’t know what all the online “fuss” is about as far as positive reviews/ ratings. The space has zero ambiance/ charm - awful bright lighting, bland decor, and no romantic or artistic touches (not even table cloths on tables) - and the food was mediocre AT BEST. They offer a very limited menu, but we tried 3 starters, 2 entrees & a dessert and found them all unremarkable - rather bland, lacking in flavor or creativity & boring. Chapeau definitely does NOT live up to its (obviously inflated) ‘reputation’ & absolutely NOT worth the prices $$$! Feel like I wasted a night out in the city & $200+ on a very forgettable meal & experience.

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vipMcf96
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
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 on June 20, 2021
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 on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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MariaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and service was excellent as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Francinny
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
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
50 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!!!

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 3164 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.