Chapeau

4.7
3207 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
  • 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 temperature check required
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3207 people are saying
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PaulaM
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the evening from start to finish. The owner who greeted us so beautifully, Ellen who took good care of us as our server, and all the staff who were gracious, attentive and so nice. The food was extraordinary. We appreciated the Happpy Birthday plate written beautifully in chocolate. All in all, a delightful dining experience.

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Joseph
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic, delicious food. Friendly service.

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chriSF
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

20+ years and Chapeau keeps getting better. A better crème brûlée I have not yet discovered. Philippe and stay are attentive, professional and sincere. Ambiance indoors is superb; outdoors is functional and warm (not easy in San Francisco).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in San Francisco.

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MatthewE
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful meal! Three course selection is a must have. The wines by the glass also did not disappoint. Keep up the great work Chapeau!! We will definitely be returning.

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NaomiF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was amazing. Went to Chapeau when we were first dating 20 years ago. Still delicious and special! Thank you!

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vipDFSeats
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here. Just as amazing as the first. Top notch French food. Wonderful staff. Will be back again! An SF classic lives on!

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vipPamR
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chestnut Soup was divine as was the Salad Landaise. My husband had the cassoulet and enjoyed it very much. I had the sirloin steak which nearly melted in my mouth.
The service was attentive but understated. Very professional. Our waiter was also a sommelier and recommended some wines that were perfect with our food.
It was a wonderful evening.
Planning on going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. A little noisy with multiple conversations going around but not unbearable. Our ability to talk with one another wasn’t hampered to where we had to raise our voice. We usual come for the bouillabaisse, but they were not serving it so it is a limited menu. We ordered the pork tenderloin and filet which were excellent and full of flavor. I don’t think you can order anything bad here.

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vipRich30k
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!!!

JC
vipJCandAE
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

ForThanksgiving evening everything was amazing. Reservation was fir outside. They made room for us inside

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Philippe and his staff were gracious and food was fantastic.

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vipMHTM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Everything was wonderful, except for our waiter. He was awful. Maybe he was having a bad evening, but then he should have gone home.
He barely spoke to us, did not check in with us to see if everything was ok. Other waiters and bus men came by and were so kind.
We noticed the other waiters around us chatting with their clients,having fun. Not us.
This was the first time in this city a waiter had been so awful to us.
The food was excellent and we will absolutely return.

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vipCliff100
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All dishes are excellent. The restaurant is obviously aiming for a Michelin rating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Staff were slow at attending to me, I was sitting outside

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were there 2 1/2 hours and could get a server to get to us for desert. We just gave up. I think they were short staffed.

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PeterK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The staff are very welcoming and friendly, and service is attentive and prompt. Because Chapeau is a very small space it’s a bit crowded, and the noise level is boisterous, but not unbearable. The decor is very simple but cozy.
The food is a mixed bag. The escargot were perfect: delicate texture in a creamy garlic sauce. The Toulouse style duck cassoulet was a real disappointment. Unnecessarily thick to the point of bring dried out. The beans should have been the small French white beans instead of the large cannelloni beans, and the tomato base was bland to the point of being quite boring. Having had cassoulet in Toulouse, France many times, Chapeau’s endeavour was very disappointing. My wife had the pork tenderloin and raved about it.
The wine list is excellent.
My crème brûlée was perfect and my wife’s desert (sorry, I think it was chocolate something) was delicious.
All in all, Chapeau is a mixed bag.
One thing to point out is that parking is on the street. While we were at the restaurant someone attempted to break into our car even though we parked in a well lit area. The anti-theft system worked perfectly, but the attempt did put a damper on the evening.
I hate saying this but I would not recommend Chapeau if you’re looking for a special dining treat.

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MariaB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding - worth every bite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's worth to try for any special occasions like birthday, anniversary..with a reasonable price of $65-70 for three courses, good food quality and large portion. However, please be expected to sit pretty closed to other customers.

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vipLiyaS
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My husband and I usually eat at top restaurants.
Before making a reservation on Open table I carefully study our dining options.
We expected to have a romantic dinner at the French restaurant.
The place didn’t meet our expectations because the
room was small and the tables were close to each other, there was no privacy not at all.
Besides that, the meal was average quality and over priced.
Our waiter was inattentive and seemed unhappy.
I don’t recommend this restaurant and especially for a romantic dinner.

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douglasB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dining experience at Chapeau restaurant

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Jimbo
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for special occasions on just a nice dinner out

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vipKateA
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband's birthday here, and it was a wonderful experience. Food was fantastic as always; the French champagne and wines from Burgundy exceptional, and though the restaurant was packed, services was excellent, warm and friendly, and we didn't feel rushed. The quality is still outstanding! Thank you for a memorable evening.

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vipAMBellini
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy someone recommended Chapeau for a fine French meal. The food was outstanding. Each course was fabulous.This is a true neighborhood gem!

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InesA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food, nice place, clean, kind people...

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This place we had a high expectation as none of the French restaurants in the city had disappointed us this much. Service was subpar, we had to flag down staffs several times to get something, coz staffs were non attentive and they don’t look up - worst thing to happen in a restaurant. The duck confit, oh my, how can someone mess up a duck confit, they put beans instead of potatoes, and that’s not a good combo, they don’t speak to each other flavor wise, and no veggies in the duck confit, a no no for a standard French duck confit. Filet mignon, meh, bland, nothing special. The only good thing was the baguette!

Would never come back again, we have much better options elsewhere.

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Mabby
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and very welcoming staff! The owners make you feel like family.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Very good food, family gathering style, presentation is nice. Little tight around the table. Overall it was good.

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Artem
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hospitable place with good service and authentic French menu. Food is delicious and perfectly cooked. I like their idea of 3 course bundle.

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dorothyb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chapeau! is as good as it always is. Phillips and Ellen make you feel like you are coming into their home. Food, service and ambience. This is one of my favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food just didn’t seem very French.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Owner was so cute and greeted us at the door.

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KevinP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

foot is far from what's expected from it's Yelp 4.5 rating. tried 7 courses none impressed me.

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MavinGeo
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, mix between classic and fusion French food. The owner and executive chef was very welcoming and funny. Server was alittle overwhelmed or tired from restaurant week but otherwise service was good.

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AlexW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! I recommended it to all my friends already

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Soap
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful experience. The food was incredibly rich yet decadent, especially the filet mignon and escargot. We went for restaurant week but added on a dozen oysters, so our bill ended up being quite a doozy, but it was definitely worth it. Service was a bit slow, but I think that’s probably because of the restaurant week traffic.

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Dick
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It has been years since we last dined at Chapeau and we are pleased to say, the service and quality of the food is still outstanding. Will not be years before we return.

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MartinK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the cocktail and wine recommendations spot on and the service was just amazing. We went to Chapeau for the first time and we will come back. We had a great time!

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NancyF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chapeau must be the best kept secret in SF. It's been around for years, and is still serving beautiful, delicious food. Just finding escargot and cassoulet on a menu these days is exciting, and both were simply and perfectly prepared. And don't get me started on the profiteroles!
Pricey, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate setting and delicious food

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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 4.7 stars by 3207 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.