The three course meal is a great value. Our friends came up from San Jose for a nice meal, and they requested Chapeau! The staff is friendly and warm. The amuse bouche started it off nicely. All the dishes were wonderful. I can't think of a better dining experience.
We love the food and we love Phillipe and Ellen, the consummate hosts. They always make us feel as though we are dining in their home and every meal is a special occasion.
Great Service!! We got a seated in a corner booth style table and we’re greeted by the Chef within 5min of being seated! Plates came out hot with a beautiful presentation! They have a full bar FYI...unfortunately we weren’t told, realized it while we were leaving. All around a great SF spot! Going back soon!
I took my friend here for the first time and she loved it -- scallops and mussels were very good. The owner is the best; I love how he chases people out of the restaurant if he didn't have a chance to greet and/or thank them. Great neighborhood spot.
If you like French food, but don't like the high prices you ordinarily pay for it, the Chapeau is for you. The only down side is the size of the restaurant and the noise level. Staff were welcoming and attentive, service was relatively good given how busy it was.
Food was not as good as i thought it would be. Had higher expectations given that there were so many reviews. Take your money elsewhere.
Good place to eat. Good food and friendly professional personal
This is such a great place to have in our neighborhood. The food is fantastic, the service is outstanding and the Chef/Owner Philipe is a marvelous and gracious host.
Excellent as always in all ways.
Phillips is the owner and a great host and the food is excellent.
Very enjoyable as in past. Anitole was terrific waiter.
Outstanding in food and service as always. Clearly a neighborhood gem.
Chapeau is one of my favorite French restaurants. The menu and food are excellent. I am always impressed with their quality and consistency. The owners are fabulous people!
Great food and excellent service. Parking was a bit challenging in the area.
The food was tasty,but the portions where small for my taste!!The place was ok.the waitresses not that friendly and helpful!! But the shef was really good and they offer us a free dessert!!
Fabulous, absolutely fabulous!!! Perfect pair to experiencing Casanova's Europe at the Legion.
The food was specular, perhaps the best ever, we particularly enjoyed the trio of Salmon, and Scallop as appetizers, the bacon wrapped tenderloin was the winning entrée, baked Alaska was the best of the deserts. The service was impeccable, helpful, and present, not overbearing, the ambiance is perfect for a date, cozy but a great buzz, very friendly no attitude, every table is greeted by management, rock star parking our front, who could ask for more?
Chapeau! Is a longstanding favorite of ours when we want to enjoy a French food experience That is always delicious and wonderfully staffed (including excellent bar tending!) in a warm inviting environment.
Warm welcome , great food, thank you from the chef made for an outstanding evening
I'm not a regular, but whenever I go to Chapeau, it never disappoints. It's friendly and the food is great.
EVERYTHING WAS ABSOLUTELY PREFECT!!
ELEGANT SURROUNDINGS, PERFECT FOOD, PERFECT SERVER...
OUR SERVER WAS FANTASTIC!! I BECAME VERY ILL AT MY BIRTHDAY DINNER - AND HAD TO SPEND IT IN THE CAR DOUBLED OVER...OUR SERVER GRACIOUSLY HAD MY ENTIRE PRIX FIX MEAL "TO GO"... HIS MANNER WAS INCREDIBLY GRACIOUS, UNDERSTANDING AND COMPASSIONATE. HE REALLY WAS THE PERFECT SERVER. THANK YOU AGAIN!!! I HAD A VERY YUMMY DINNER AT HOME COURTESY OF CHAPEAU :-) PORK LOIN WAS AMAZING, CAULIFLOWER SOUP WAS YUMMY AS ONLY THE FRENCH CAN DO...AND THE CREME CARAMEL WAS THE BEST I HAVE EVERY HAD, IN AMERICA AND IN FRANCE. CHAPEAU IS THE BEST FOR SPECIAL OCCASION OR JUST TO TOP OFF AND TRANSITION FROM A BUSY WEEK TO THE WEEKEND. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!
The food was delicious. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. The prices were reasonable. Will return here on a future visit and recommend it to anyone who will travel to San Francisco. A wonderful evening.
The owner is a very lovely host, love the foods. Authentic, creative, tasty
The best French cuisine in San Francisco, hands down.
Best French in SF.
We had a great meal and a great time in this special place.
amazing food, great ambiance and service is just phenomenal. spendy but great for that special occasion
First time here. But it was great experience
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.
The sea bass and ox tail was outstanding.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Great, attentive service. The meal from start to finish was fantastic.
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.
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.
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!
Neighborhood gem! Authentic, quality, table cloths, comfortable, friendly service, really nice feel. One of my favorite salads.
Wait staff is incredible. Make you feel like family