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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Chapeau will be open on Thanksgiving Day offering the regular menus! Come join celebrate the special day with our team!

Chapeau Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (56)
Special Occasion (53)
Fit for Foodies (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (48)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Romantic (29)
Authentic (28)
Cozy (21)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fun (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently excellent traditional French cuisine. Lovely presentation of the food. The chef is great fun - a buoyant, playful personality who comes to your table and makes you feel like a regular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The quality of this neighborhood restaurant never disappoints. If you can get a reservation, you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic as always. Genuine French cuisine served by genuine people. This place is consistent and lovely.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 16, 2017

While the $55 3-course menu is a good value, the food comes across as tired and uninteresting. The only dish (out of 6 served between the two of us) that we really liked was the monkfish, served with white beans and shrimp - it had character and texture. Scallops in the appetizer were very good, but the accompanying risotto lacking in that requisite balance between creaminess and chewiness. The deserts were a total loss, both cloyingly sweet, without any redeeming quality to them

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We went for the early bird special - 3 course meal. It was exceptional! We were very pleased with the food and overall experience. Will definitely come back here again.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food at Chapeau is always well prepared and delicious. The space is small and therefore the noise level can be a challenge to conversation, but the gracious service and consistently fine food more than compensates for that.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had the duck confit. Very good, but it must of had a lot of salt as my mouth was exceeding dry.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Ran out of a dish. Would prefer not to say vegetarian friendly w/o more options.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This restaurant is one of the best kept secrets of San Francisco. Chef-Owner Phillipe is not only a gracious host but a superb chef. I always ask him to select the wine for us and he only picks winners and yet not expensive. If this place was downtown, the prices would be double. I eat there whenever I am in San Francisco. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire world.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We finally decided to try Chapeau for a change since we wanted a French meal for our special occasion.

Our server was welcoming and efficient as were the assistants. We chose the $55 prix fixe menu. Everything was quite tasty and cooked well. From the onion soup, escargots, mussels, filet mignon, pork tenderloin, and bouillabaisse. We were highly satisfied with our meals with the bouillabaisse being a standout since the broth was so fragrant and flavorful.

Only tiny negative point was when the server asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and we admitted that we were we were only given a lit candle in a grape; this accompanied the creme brulee. Usually when a restaurant asks if one is celebrating a special occasion, well, they give a complimentary dessert or disgestif. Well, no matter, we still enjoyed our meals here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent in all respects.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great restaurant. Food was 4 stars. Have had better French food elsewhere but 5 star service was impeccable. Good value.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Some things about this restaurant could be improved- service was staggered, wait time for food was long, and it is a little jammed- the people sitting next to you are literally RIGHT next to you. But the food was AMAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZINNNNG. The food alone made me forget about the other stuff and still give it a 5 star review.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fine French dining. Food was not as exquisite as last time I was there, and with so many choices in San Francisco, I am unlikely to return. I still think it is worth going to once.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food too salty. The seafood is cooked just right. But too salt.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been going to Chapeau for at least 15 years. It is one of the best French restaurants in California. We live is So. Cal and every time we decide to visit the San Francisco area the 1st thing I do is to make reservation at Chapeau. We have never been disappointed. The food can compete with any place in France (where we often travel). And, the chef is wonder and so welcoming!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Chapeau was a perfect choice. The food and service were first class. We will return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

After living in France for over 10 years, sometimes I want to relive my Parisian adventures. I don't crave frou-frou, I crave good, solid French food.

Enter Chapeau!. This intimate restaurant is on my shortlist of French restaurants in SF. Good. Solid. Food.

Add on top of that the friendly staff and wonderful wine list, then you have yourself a lovely, lovely evening.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very welcoming and attentive staff. Nice atmosphere and solid menu. Did the 4 course menu and enjoyed all of my choices, as did my fellow diners, except for one person's pork tenderloin was quite dry. They quickly apologized and offered another entrée/removed the cost/provided an extra dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed the food however it was extremely noisey and we had to talk loud to be heard. There was 4 of us. The food and choices were good.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The prime rib was out standing. Their monk fish was exceptional too. Our usual waiter was tied up at a different table. But we were very satisfied with our dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The decor is cold and uninviting. I miss the warmth of the old place on Clement.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Delicious food, attentive service, and great ambience - the reviews are accurate ... Chapeau is definitely worth the visit.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We pinch ourselves that Chapeau is a "walk to" for us. It is so consistently terrific across the board--food (most important), service and setting. We strongly recommend Chapeau!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My boyfriend and I went for an early anniversary dinner and it was FABULOUS. They make you feel so welcome (the chef still meets you at the door!), delicious food, wonderful service....it was really wonderful. EXCELLENTLY prepared food. Classic French dishes that are very, very well done. I hadn't been since 2008-I loved it then, and I'm so happy that the restaurant has done so well. We loved it!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent! Just like I remembered it from many years ago.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very good food, good atmosphere, real gem of San Francisco dining scene.
Philippe is a fantastic host!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, staffs and chef are very friendly, ordered 3 courses menu, very vulnerable , highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The beet salad was wonderful and our entrees were very good. I love the warm, caring atmosphere - especially the friendly greeting by the chef.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We have been dining at Chapeau for years and continue to enjoy delicious cuisine and ambiance.
Chef Philip always comes out and talks to his diners, which makes every experience special. Highly recommend Chapeau!👍

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent as always!! Food was spot on and service very attentive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This resturant has never failed to meet high expectations. The owner is always minding the store and has a wonderful team who are committed to customer service that combines helpful suggestions with a desire make you feel welcome to try something new to taste. It’s our “Go To” spot for just two or eight.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food visually presented with artistic creativity; not fussy but eye appealing. Very attractive fixe price choices, with optional upgrades. Service was prompt and courteous. This is a fine example of a french bistro. It's lasted for many years for patrons and if you visit, you'll understand why. Our hat's off to Chapeau!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We came to celebrate our anniversary, but our waiter seemed to be going through the motions. It's not our fault he hates his job. We still tipped over 20%, but this was one meal, I thought the waiter should have paid us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food here is as good as any of the great SF restaurant. Service outstanding. The owner chef goes out of his way to make you feel welcome.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We like a European cuisine. This place has a great food and nice atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great traditional French menu with outstanding sauces and preparation. Friendly service. Customers are treated as special guests. We both ordered the pork loin which came with
great sauce and sides. The portions were so generous that we ended up taking portions
home wrapped in a silver aluminum foil basket. We have never disappointed at this great
well established gem.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

This place is absolutely wonderful! The food is so good, the service with a smile and genuine. It is a treat to have it in our "hood" but its worth the drive for anyone to come to the Richmond district. Phillipe the chef/owner comes by and makes you feel right at home every time! 5 Stars all the way.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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