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About Chapeau

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

126 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

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 . 🎉🎉🎉

Cross Street:
between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 750-9787

Website:
http://www.chapeausf.com/

Public Transit:
Geary - Arguello Muni stops

Executive Chef:
Philippe Gardelle

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant directly for details.

Private Party Contact:
Ellen Gardelle: (415) 750-9787

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentine's Day - Bastille Day

Chapeau Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Authentic (41)
Good for a Date (41)
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Neighborhood Gem (40)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Romantic (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Worth the Drive (23)
Cozy (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Local Ingredients (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The owner is a very lovely host, love the foods. Authentic, creative, tasty

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The best French cuisine in San Francisco, hands down.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Best French in SF.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great meal and a great time in this special place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

amazing food, great ambiance and service is just phenomenal. spendy but great for that special occasion

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

First time here. But it was great experience

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

My go-to for special occasions be it birthdays/anniversaries or friends in town. Literally one of my favorite restaurants of all time. Consistently fantastic food and a great staff with wonderful service -you can’t go wrong.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The sea bass and ox tail was outstanding.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic dinner, with a wonderful wine suggestion from the waiter. Food was delicious - prix fixe menu was not really "fixed" per se, but basically you can choose anything off the menu! Very flexible! Food was well-prepared, beautiful, delicious, and the chef came out to thank us for coming, all in all a wonderful experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We never had a bad experience at Chapeau. Philippe knows how to fine-tune French dishes to a new delight. A great restaurant that has been able to retain the excitement of fine food in a energetic atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Took the girlfriend here for her birthday. I had mentioned in advance that my girlfriend is a Pescetarian and the restaurant was very accommodating.

The food was excellent, but their service is what shined the most. The entire staff were attentive throughout our meal and the waiter was extremely friendly. The chef came by personally to greet us as well.

We will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We were celebrating our January birthdays and wanted French cuisine. Chapeau offers a 3- course & 4-course menu or a la carte. It's a small, intimate restaurant, but lively--some couples, families with children, & friends celebrating. We both had the duck entree (leg & breast)-- delicious & a good size portion. For appetizers, my friend loved the escargot; the salmon trio was very good. Varied dessert menu--tough to choose. We enjoyed the special French toast & profiteroles. Service was excellent with birthday candles on our desserts. The only drawback to this restaurant is tough to find street parking, but worth it. Allow plenty of time to find a spot.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Chapeau is definitely on my going-back-every-year list. I came to Chapeau for Restaurant Week 2 years ago, and was deeply impressed. This year it was even better! Although I don't normally like pork, the bacon wrapped pork loin is the highlight of menu. It was so juicy and tender that I will keep remembering it until I come back next time!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great, attentive service. The meal from start to finish was fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The hostess named Lulu (not sure how to spell) was not welcoming at all.
I made a reservation 2 weeks before and she gave me a high-top table right next to the entrance. (The reservation was at 9pm in the middle of January in SF. It was pretty cold.)
There were 2 more high-top tables right next to the table she gave to us and both of them were empty but Lulu kept insisting that it was the table I reserved from OpenTable.
They all looked the same but she said the table next to the entrance was THE TABLE I reserved through OpenTable. I believe there is no option to choose a specific table.
I had such a high expectation about Chapeau! and she just ruined the mood of everybody.

The server was welcoming and he made us feel better about the restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was very nice and the chef was walking around the tables talking to the clients. I'll definitely be back next time I go to San Francisco.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our dinner at Chapeau! Was the absolute best. I have no idea how I have lived in SF for nearly 10 years and I’ve never dined at this hidden gem. Great food, even better service. Custom wine pairings, amuse bouche, perfectly cleared table between every promptly delivered course... I can’t wait to go back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Neighborhood gem! Authentic, quality, table cloths, comfortable, friendly service, really nice feel. One of my favorite salads.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Wait staff is incredible. Make you feel like family

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

In addition to the wonderful food, the staff was extremely helpful and friendly.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Chapeau is a great neighborhood restaurant. The traditional French dishes are many and it's difficult deciding what to order. Our group of four ordered elegant foie gras, gorgeous salads, plump mussels, meaty cassoulet, silky bouillabasse, delicious monk fish, fluffy profiteroles. We included inviting glasses of rose, viongnier, sancerre and burgundy. Service was friendly and honoring. The gray walls, white table cloths and roses give a special feeling. We can hardly wait to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Consistent quality makes us come back for special occasion dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Beautifully executed classic French technique, with a local twist. The chef has the ability to create wonderful flavors with a deft hand, Knowing when to hold back so as to not overpower delicate ingredients. This shows the difference between a good chef, & a great one.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food unfailingly marvelous, service to match! Certainly one of the finest restaurants in San Francisco.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Loved that the food, wine and service was fantastic at this neighborhood restaurant! Also nice to have the chef come out to check on each table and thank us for having dinner at his restaurant. We were not rushed at all and were able to make special requests that were not at all discounted!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

An authentic French with very interesting menu consistently good in more than 20 years!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great French Bistro. I've been coming to Chapeau off and on for around 20 years and it is consistently great food and excellent service. The owner is charming host.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was fine. It was a pleasant evening out.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was good, but took a while. The seared foie gras was disappointing because it didn’t have very much flavour compared to what I’ve had elsewhere. Everything else was great though.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

good food and service. generous pours on drinks. a bit of confusion re: a special I saw online about a $40 Pre fixe . Once at restaurant was told only Mon=Thur, we were there on a Friday so no special but pre fixe is still good at $55.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always a favorite when dining in The Inner Richmond. Philippe continues to provide excellent food and service year after year.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We went to dine for my friend’s Birthday! It was great!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Chapeau always offers a fine dining experience,at a value, especially if you go on an evening which offers the Early Bird special menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a great meal with outstanding service. It lived up to its reputation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

One of the best meals ever. Creative, delicious, special!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent meal especially the duck. The chef greets his customers, which is a very welcome way to provide service.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been going to Chapeau for years. It has ALWAYS been wonderful. Delicious food, excellent service, good for conversation, excellent wine choices.........whatever you want , it has!!!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Vegan, Quiet Conversation
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