Chapeau

4.8
3109 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 3109 people are saying
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ElsieM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOperaLover
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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SaraS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!

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JoannaP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience1

The fish soup was ok but two expensive. One sacalop and $45. This is not fair.

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vipVinny
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was incredible, highlighted with Chef introducing himself and walking through how he crafts everything in-house. Problem was that they had the front and back doors open when it was extremely windy and 45 degrees outside, so it was absolutely freezing in the restaurant. Really took away from the ambiance but we ordered some drinks and warm entrees to try to battle the weather.

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Madmaximus
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service here. I will be returning soon.

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Mangiamama
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is my husband's and my favorite San Francisco restaurant. We have been coming here for years for special occasions. With Phillipe Gardelle and his family all working there reminded one of a being in a small bistro in France, they are, after all French! Food is consistently excellent and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Phillipe and his wife make sure they make contact with all their diners to welcome them to Chapeau. This was our first outing since the beginning of Covid, and there were still restrictions as to the number of diners and the amount of air circulation. With no cloths on the tables, and diners spread wide apart, the sound resonated rather loudly in the space. Because it was a cold windy day outside, with the windows and doors open, it was quite chilly in there, as well Despite that, one can see how he managed to survive in this financial climate that has been so hard on restauranteurs. He is a superb manager and an outstanding chef. Bravo to the hardworking and resourceful Gardelle family and their staff.

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NinaH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating a friend getting a new job! The atmosphere was fantastic and even though they were lacking servers, we never felt like the service was lacking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Good food. But they were short one waiter that night.

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vipNiyaX
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there with my friend for a dinner. We ordered 3 courses meal and spent 2 hours there. The food was great and the owner was nice. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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DaveB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. The service was warm and friendly, the food awesome and the ambiance perfect. Look forward to returning soon.

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vipJenn
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and it was delicious! Limited indoor dining but still chilly due to proper ventilation...dress warm. We had the trio of salmon, escargot, ratatouille, and cassoulet....flavors and presentation point.

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vipSimba
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service, good food

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vipKati
Sacramento
58 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We had a fabulous dining experience under the Covid conditions. We were able to dine indoors though the door had to remain open for the outdoor diners. So we and the servers were a bit cold. None the less, our pork tenderloin and filet mignon entrees were done perfectly as were our onion soup and escargots. We were celebrating our 60th Anniversary. Our server, Anatoli, was personable and excellent. Our anniversary was noted at the profiterole dessert. We also had a bottle of Bordeaux wine and cappuccinos_________a most enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but very expensive, especially the wine

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ZamaraF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of this restaurant was so nice! I really enjoyed myself and all the five star food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Unfortunately, service was lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Una noche llena de excelente servicio, sabores que enamoran desde el principio, una carta de vinos extensa, enamorada del lugar !

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RalphS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was too cold sitting outdoors to fully enjoy our birthday dinner.....

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MelissaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a nice neighborhood restaurant. The food is always outstanding and the staff is very friendly.

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stephaneB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French restaurant I have been in San Francisco

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vipGreatbrunch
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and so was the food!

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vipjustins
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The owner is great and makes sure you feel welcomed. The whole staff was attentive and caring. One of my favorites.

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Krist
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best French restaurant in the bay area. Snail and duck confit are so good.

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Anonymous
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious meal! Staff take great care to ensure you have a good experience.

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MargieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe. Great 3 course menu. Excellent wine selection. Use QR code for menu. Outdoor dining

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yooyoo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Birthday dinner reservation. Waited to be seated. Nonchalant servers. There was a bit of a chill in the air sitting outside. Noticed lit heat lamps on both sides of our socially distanced table. The one heat lamp by/for/at our table was not lit. Asked our waiter to please turn it on and got response to wait he will check with the owner/manager first. Surprised by the response moved on with our wine order. Had a good wine I enjoyed. They sold out of it. The escargot appetizer was good. Everything else felt heavy and french mixed with other cultural influence. If you are looking for Parisian style cuisine this is not the place. This restaurant is more country cooking style. Simple on presentation, rich and heavy entrees. The second waiter that took over serving us seemed more cheerful. Maybe it was an off night.

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OpenTable Diner
Baja California
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

El menú es muy reducido, los escargots fríos del centro, el filet mignon muy rico, el lugar dentro de restaurant con mesas y sillones viejos y descuidados, limpieza ok, los meseros no son muy atentos para dar un servicio acorde a los precios que manejan. No lleno mis expectativas.

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ClaireAnne
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious, with just the right amount of seasoning and, surprisingly during Covid, was warm when it arrived at my table. The wait staff were knowledgable about wine pairings and very attentive. We will definitely go back!

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ThomasH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chapeau is one of our favorite restaurants. Always consistently excellent food and service.

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MichaelS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Noisy group next to us. But it was a birthday celebration. I understand.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious meal! Highly recommend!
Ambiance could be improved but Owner is very friendly and helps with the wine and every dish is scrumptious!

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vipEmmy
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was lovely to get the choice to sit inside socially distanced though their outdoor space was very well done as well. Appreciated the polite and attentive service from the staff and chef himself, especially for the kind gesture to celebrate our anniversary. Delicious food. Wish the menu had more entree options for vegetarians but still managed to find delicious items. Very nice thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently has great service and food. Always a pleasure.

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ImJai
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chapeau! is more than hanging in there during what will hopefully be the winding down of the pandemic. A friend and I dined there to celebrate his birthday, and had a table outside the windows of the establishment. This was away from the heatlamps, and SF is not the ideal setting for outdoor dining in March, but we were prepared.

The cocktails were tasty -- shoutout for the mojito! We split an order of escargot, and enjoyed their delightful dinner rolls...this was before setting into the pork loin and parsnip puree, and finishing with opera torte (chocolate layers).

The waitstaff were all gracious and careful, and in sum it was a very civilized experience.

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BrianM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ate outside. Was very cold but so nice to be dining again and we dressed for it.
Food was amazing. Right Bank bordeaux was out of this world delicious.

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vipMarc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best in everything.

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viplkurts
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We were inside and it was kind of cold. But the place is definitely worth it - great food!

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 3109 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.