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Chapeau, San Francisco, CA

Chapeau

4.8
4.8
3296 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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 3,296 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    French

  • San Francisco

    French

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  1. KM

    KirstenM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I guess Chapeau has been around for 25 years, but it was new for me. What a great find! If you know La Ciccia, the fantastic Sardinian restaurant at the end of Church Street, Chapeau is essentially the French version. Straightforward, authentic, flavorful French food. Everything is just damn good, from appetizer through dessert. The vibe and service are similar too — casual, friendly, high-energy, with lots of regulars. Regular or not, you will get a warm, friendly greeting from Chef/Owner Philippe Gardelle, whose big smile is worth stopping in for. It’s tough to stay afloat in SF for 25 years. Not at all surprised that this place has!
  3. FD

    FoodieD

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chapeau! never disappoints. Philippe and Ellen provide personal attention to ensure all their guests are well taken care of. We greatly appreciate the excellent values on the wine list and each bottle is presented with the proper stemware. Bravo!
  4. C

    Cookie

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was outstanding, and the service people were great. The meal did take a long time, but we ordered several courses, all great! We never felt rushed, were given a lot of space and enjoyed our time immensely. Highly recommended restaurant!
  5. MC

    MargaretC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic food- every course. Wonderful waitstaff. The outside area does feel a little spartan though.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made my husband’s birthday very special! Thanks
  7. V

    Virgin

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent chef| owners service thoughtful hospitality been dining at chapeau since late 1990s
  8. MA

    MALATHIS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, ambience & the service was great. The Chef''e personal attention to each and every table was outstanding! The overall experience was amazing!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food servicing was good. Came here from my BFF bday! We had the Filet mignon and duck. Filet mignon was really good and the duck was a little disappointing. Desserts french toast and ice cream were so good!
  10. JA

    JasonA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was great. Owner, whom we knew from a previous meal years ago welcomed us. We had the prix-fixe and it was all delicious, well prepared, hot at the table. Only problem was that the beverage waitress made (and then comped) a second alcoholic drink for my dining companion--which she had not ordered. We had a bit of a hard time attracting our waiter to take the check and card when we were one, but another server got it taken care of for us, right away. Overall a great evening.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had a very good time food is excellent!
  12. B

    Babifoodie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was simply amazing. We loved the risotto and beet salad.
  13. KG

    KatrinaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails are delicious! Staff is really nice and attentive. The chef came out to see how everyone was enjoying their meal. I love this place :)
  14. AM

    AlejandroM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food + great service + quiet and relaxed environment = perfect place!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for an amazing friend. We had a great time with our server, the owner and his wife ( bartender- great drinks) I hadn’t been here in years and thought to go back and rediscovered how great this place I’ve missed. This place is truly a gem.
  16. WO

    WOEIL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! We had our anniversary dinner that last night it was awesome! We just remember they used to be on Clement and 14th ave, which we had been before!
  17. K

    Kimmie711

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service & food. Will definitely come back!
  18. CA

    CharlesA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Chef makes the rounds to speak with patrons. Great wine!
  19. 1

    1gem

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place and master chef Philippe is a delight. This is really a must go to place.
  20. LA

    LAURAR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Chapeau! It was out 10 year anniversary celebration dinner :)
  21. KA

    KateA

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, sweet staff and good value.
  22. E

    Elizabeth

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, wine and service on Bastille Day! Always a pleasure to eat at Chapeau.
  23. c

    canoe62

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chapeau is exactly the wonderful kind of neighborhood restaurant that every city loves. It is charming and comfortable. The quality of the menu is first class and never ever wavers. The owner and host make every guest feel welcome and appreciated. Whether you live nearby or are an out of town visitor, a dinner at le Chapeau always makes a great evening!!!
  24. t

    tommy

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. We sat at the window table and was able to watch people go by. The servers were very attentive.
  25. E

    Elena

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Charming owner/chef. great wine and very good food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, overall wonderful experience. Walking distance from our house and is a great neighborhood restaurant for all occasions.
  27. SF

    SFOflyer

    San Francisco

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service
  28. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service in an unpretentious atmosphere. The owner seems to love what he’s doing and wants to make sure every customer has a good experience.
  29. RW

    RdtheWrldTrvler

    San Francisco

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Local favorite with charming owners. Will return.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday dinner, the restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. By far the most unique dining experience I’ve had. The food was outstanding and the people as friendly as kind as could be.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had our table ready 10min early, made sure the curtain at the entrance was closed since it was chilly outside, friendly greeting overall. The wine and food were aubpwrb
  32. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though it was our first time. We got lots of help and explanation of how the menu works and our server was very patient and helpful on the restaurants specials and popular dishes. I would go back again!
  33. V

    Vicky

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a gem! We loved the intimate atmosphere and attentive service. The complimentary amuse bouche (a spectacular corn chowder) was lovely as was the bread. Also appreciated the choice of a half bottle at a reasonable price. The escargots amazing as was the filet mignone and the Gruyère potatoes. The cassoulet was almost perfect, too—the duck was just a tad over salted. Other than that, the best meal we had in San Francisco.
  34. AF

    AnneF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at chapeau the other day and I was reminded of what a wonderful restaurant it is. From the amuse bouche, to the tomato soup, soup al'oignon and the the mains (filet mignon and pork tenderloin) to the creme Brule finale, we had a feast. Dinner at chapeau means very attentive service, an excellent wine list and chatting with Philippine. For an an outstanding dining experience, chapeau is it.
  35. B

    Billydelr

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Enthusiastic welcome by the owner chef was a very good start, but the excellent quality of All the food offerings really made our day.
  36. JK

    JimK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Good, not great food, but too noisy for comfort.
  37. JC

    JustinC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for our 21 year anniversary. Couldn't have picked a better restaurant. Everything was excellent; food, wine, ambiance, staff. We're putting this place on our regular rotation. I suggest you do it as well!
  38. D

    Delish

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Farewell dinner for a beloved colleague- this place NEVER DISAPPOINTS!!! Consistently great food and service.
  39. DP

    DavidP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always top notch. Warm, friendly place with world-class food and service, at a reasonable price. Probably my favorite restaurant in SF.
  40. MT

    MindyT

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Chapeau was truly a special experience. Not only was the service great but the food was superb! We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Would recommend for that special diner with friends or family.

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 3296 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


Booked 13 times today

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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