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Classic style reminiscent of a Parisian restaurant. The service and ambiance are what you would find at a more expensive white-tablecloth restaurant and the food is a bargain.
Check out our early bird $40 between 5 PM & 6 PM
San Francisco, CA 94118
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday -Wednesday- Thursday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm. - 10:30pm. Close on Monday and Tuesday
🎉🎉🎉. NEW YEAR'S EVE reservations are available by phone reservations @
(415)750-9787. Please join us to welcome 2017! Menu is available to
view at www.chapeausf.com . 🎉🎉🎉
between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Geary - Arguello Muni stops
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant directly for details.
Private Party Contact:
Ellen Gardelle: (415) 750-9787
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Valentine's Day - Bastille Day
Chapeau Ratings and Reviews
Chapeau is an upscale French Bistro. Prix Fixe menu choices allowed for the varing tastes of our group. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but the menu allows the diner the ability to order a wonderful dinner that will not break the bank. Full bar and a wine list with many wines from France. We will return.
Food was unimaginative, and the flavors were very conflicted instead of complimentary. Highly overpriced for the quality of ingredients. They're serving up very basic french food, but doing it all wrong. I suggest they go back to their roots, and cook standard french fare (which is delightful), or dig deeper into the experimental cuisine they are attempting to prepare, but failing to deliver something of interest
Have had meals here quite a few times and it is always impressive. Very fair pricing for the quality of food, the setting and the experience. Everyone I have brought here has always been incredibly pleased. The couple who own and operate this restaurant are gems themselves, every visit adding to and improving the pleasure of dining here.
Chef Phillipe and his staff were amazing. The food was beyond what we expected. If you are in the area, this place is a must. Be sure and make a reservation, or you will miss out. We felt like regulars and experienced cuisine that rivals the best we have tasted across the country. Will have to return whenever we are back in San Francisco.
Cozy spot with a friendly staff and delicious food. They have a 3 or 4 course option but we decided to go a la carte. We got the mesclun salad (great dressing and loved the fried camembert), sweetbreads, cassoulet, and the nuage de noix (not too sweet or heavy - perfect end for us and excellent if you like nutty flavors). All dishes were really good and would definitely go back!
Nice experience all the way around. Few bumps getting table sorted ... however Manager reconciled situation.
Really enjoyed the French bistro selections in a upbeat atmosphere. Table for 2 ... can be a challenge on a crowded night - tables are quite tight. Only factor found incompatible was restaurant lighting which was too bright.
Overall very professional dining experience much assisted by engaging Chef & terrific staff managing the room.
Chapeau! is always fantastic. this is the second year we've been for our anniversary dinner. The bustling cozy restaurant is a great place to have an intimate meal for two. right from the start, the wine, the bread, the appetizers -- super delicious and satisfying. we had the escargot and salade landaise --amazing !! and the duck entree and the halibut were to die for. we didn't have room for dessert this time but the creative pastry selections all sound scrumptious. we'll definitely come back :)
This is a lovely bistro in Richmond. Authentic French, foie gras was melting in your mouth. Hearty chestnut soup and cassoulet was super comforting. Chef came out to greet guests and the service was superb. Did I mention the mouthwatering baked Alaska? This restaurant is definitely the neighborhood gem.
Authentic French; madame maitress d' watchful, to ensure customers' needs being served. Special touch having the restaurant's chef come out from kitchen to welcome his guests. Food excellent. A friend found the restaurant be accident, and when we visit San Francisco, we try to have dinner at Chapeau.
Our first visit to Chapeau! was memorable. The waiter did a marvelous job explaining all the options including the prix fixe menu options. The chef came out to shake our hands a number of times, his authentic French food was delicious. The only downside for us was getting there from Oakland - a solid hour of traffic, and it wasn't really very backed up. It could easily have taken 90 minutes at another time.
AWESOME! The chef/owner came to our table several times to chat and to get feedback. Really appreciated his time! The food was outstanding! The chestnut soup, scallops, mussels and duck were so nicely done! This restaurant pays attention to the quality of the ingredients, flawless preparation and proper serving temperatures. The food taste is memorable. We were so full, but still finished off the French toast dessert. YUM! We live in Hawaii and wish we could eat here more often and we will on our next trip to San Francisco. The service is outstanding. Everyone, from the hostess, to the waiter and bus person are so friendly and really make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your time at the restaurant. The decor and size of the restaurant is comfortable and warm and makes you feel at ease.
Although the dining room was filled with the older crowd, we had a table next to a 2 year old. His parents were celebrating the mom's birthday. He was a terribly cute/adorable little boy kept busy with French fries and other distractions. The hostess and staff were very accommodating of this young family trying to have a nice evening out. I was not disturbed in any way. The hostess asked about our needs regularly. My friends and I were able to carry on a conversation without straining to hear what was being said. Food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Nice touch to have the chef asked about our meal and be at the door when we departed.
I highly recommend this neighborhood restaurant for any occasion.
The 2-3 star rating is credit for our friendly wait person, and for food that was, well, decent. An underwhelming dinner presentation is not enough for me to write a negative review, but this is: We were the first to arrive, and with a reservation well in advance. My father in law uses a wheel chair so we needed a table with a little bit of extra space, of which there were plenty. The hostess wanted to plant us at a cramped table in the middle of the main thoroughfare where servers would be trampling over him all night. I pointed to several available tables out of the way and asked nicely if we could sit at one of them, and got this rather dramatic response: “Oh, no, those tables are very popular and we save them for people with reservations.” Ummm, we made reservations, and were the first to arrive, so this combo should give us some measure of choice. Only after some back and forth did the hostess relent. Now, I know many restaurants play this game of eyeballing who looks like they have money, and who makes them look good from the storefront (wheelchairs aren’t the rage, I guess), but to be so in our faces with her disapproval was disgraceful. By the way, once the restaurant filled up, we had a chance to see who she was hawkishly guarding tables for. NOTHING SPECIAL.
Chapeau! has been a treasure since its inception years ago. However, living in Marin, we don't often get into The City. So, it had been 2-3 years since our last visit. Following a business event in SF, we couldn't wait to re-visit our favorite restaurant. Amazingly, both Chef Philippe and Head-of-House Ellen recognized us and welcomed us warmly ! The food - as always - was creative, superbly prepared and invitingly plated. Our combination of old favorites and specials of the day were delicious, from the amuse-bouche to the desserts. The chapeau! of the experience was after we departed the restaurant. About a block away, Philippe came rushing up after us to say 'au revoir' in person ! And, we have seen him do this before. What a delightful treat !
Chapeau! was my first favorite restaurant in SF when I moved to the city 15 years ago. I haven’t been back to the restaurant in several years until this weekend and I am delighted to find that the classics are still there and still delicious. And of course the service is amazing and the chef is hilarious. Everyone had such great energy. They gave us free creme brulee (delicious!) which was a nice gesture. We were 2 people, we did the tasting menu (3 courses of one of us and 4 courses for the other), we had a glass of wine each (generally non-drinkers) and the bill was $200 with tax and tip. I think that is on par with nice date night dining in the city.
I went there this Friday evening 12/1/17 and I found my restaurant experience in balance was deplorable. The menu price listing was very confusing and almost deceptive, even when explained by the waiter. The prix fix menu and how it fit into the overall menu pricing led me to a very unexpected bill at the end of the evening. I was totally shocked!! Even when I asked for a explanation the waiter made me feel stupid and left me just as confused. I was supposed to be emailed a copy to me that I never received. The last insult was they lost my cap that I checked. They made me feel that it was not their mistake and I must have not checked it. They also promised to call me after they closed to give me a status but never did . So I wrote it off as just another bad experience and expense.
My meal was the following with associated review:
Chestnut Soup = delicious and well priced.
Escargot = very small and extremely too much parsley. The flavor of the Escargot was non existent!
Bouillabaisse= It was absolutely AWFUL and for me barely eatable. The fish was dry. The sauce way too watery and over spiced.
Dessert = Baked Alaska was the worse I have ever eaten. It was all Meringue and no filling. It also was not flamed like most I have had.
I alsohad the Creme Brulee which was good. However it which was a mistake made by the waiter, which he recognized. It was thereafter noted in his change of attitude.
My partner had the Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake which at best was fair with the cake being too dry.
We had been there many years ago before it was remodeled and HAD A WONDERFUL experience, so it was absolutely a shock on how everything was so very awful and how much they had the nerve to charge such exorbitant prices.
I will NEVER recomend it again to anyone, as I have done so for many years previously.
Sorry for the very long review but it left me with some very strong emotions!
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