Chouquet's

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887 reviews
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A couple enjoying each others company tucked into a banquette late in the evening…a group of girlfriends people-watching from the sidewalk tables over brunch…two neighbors stopping by to grab lunch at the bar.


These people all have one thing in common as they enjoy a meal here on Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights- Chouquet's. Whether inside our warm dining room or outside under the heated protection of our large awning, diners come to Chouquet’s to enjoy fresh, seasonal French bistro fare in a casual yet refined environment. Join us for lunch, brunch, or dinner and let us satisfy you with signature dishes such as our grilled Ahi tuna with fennel ratatouille and Dungeness crab salad or with bistro classics such as steak frites, moules marinière, and our famous Iles flottantes for dessert. To complement your meal, we offer over 12 wines by the glass from our eclectic wine list of smaller producers.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come and celebrate with us that special person, in the heart of Pacific Heights. Inside or outside on our beautiful patio, we will be offering some specials as well as our regular menu for Brunch & Diner. Chouquet's will open at 9 am on that special day!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Chouquet’s. This is definitely a neighborhood place and we were the only tourists. Food and service was very authentic: mussels and escargot for appetizers were lovely although escargot could have been hotter. Mains of steak frites, beef borgounoin, and the duck all were great. Desserts were lovely too. Recommend for a family dinner and for tourists looking to get out into the neighborhoods.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little bit of Paris on Fillmore Street. Staff was very attentive. We ate indoors since it was chilly outside,
but the views of the Dames of Pac Heights walking by the picture windows brought back memories of dining on Rue Saint-Honore near the Vendome. Food was very nice.

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g
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

omelette came almost room temp - eggs just aren't good cold.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great neighborhood or destination spot. Whenever we’re craving French food (which happens a lot) we go to Chouquet’s and aren’t disappointed.

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The mussels were excellent and so was the wine. The sole dinner was terrible!! I couldn’t eat much of it. The fish and the vegetables were over cooked and it was soupy. Not at all appetizing.

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JA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming to this neighborhood gem!

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J
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service are always exceptional! Pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

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PC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

For over a year we have been going to Chouquet's several times a month for Sunday brunch. In all that tome we have been disappointed only once! And that was when the regular serving staff, who are excellent in all aspects of the job, were not there and were replaced by a couple of duds. I recommend Chouquet's for a great casual Sunday brunch without reservation!!

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e
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere! Solid place, very good food, great date soace

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JF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The chairs are a bit uncomfortable for me. I use a back cushion, and it kept falling through the back of the chair.
All else is fine.

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MD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy a visit to you !!
Thank You for your hard work to make a lovely experience !!

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BR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

$1.00 Oysters!!;

Great Trout Salad...

Tasty/ decently priced wines!

Main courses all tasty!

What’s not to like? I’m surprised it’s not slammed..

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AS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple good French basics

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SH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

- We live close by so have come 5 times before I wrote this. We try to support local businesses... While most dishes are consistently good, the service is highly inconsistent and often inattentive.
- Last visit we arrived w/a a res. yet no one would even make eye contact or welcome us. A simple “welcome to Chouquet’s, someone will be with you shortly,” would have sufficed. I’ve experienced this more than once. Another time they were very attentive. Really not sure how this place has survived.

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B
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i love the salade nicoise and the outdoor seating if weather permits.

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O
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Consistently great French brasserie. Only ruined by young women how don’t know how to use their indoor voices when drinking.

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OT
San Francisco
228 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We always enjoy Chouquet, it's our favorite after movie dinner. The service is great and the food is also; no question, we'll be back.

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TB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wanted to eat here for a while. The food was quite good. We ate early on a Monday night so the place was fairly empty and quiet. That said, the service was friendly, the Boef Bourgogne delightfully moist, the desserts good. All and all, a really good bistro meal.

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AS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food but

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PC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We are a frequent Sunday brunch patron at Chouquet's. Last Sunday, Feb 24, our usual servers were not there. Their substitutes were very poor, indifferent and inattentive. Goes to prove how staff can make or break a restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Both food and service are good but not great. Tables are too close to each other, impossible to have a private conversation.

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good. But the wine by the glass was an under-pour. I think the standard is five glasses per bottle? The restaurant was trying to get eight. At the end of the meal, after I'd paid the check, I pointed the stingy pour out to the waitress. She said it was the owner's policy. For a $14 glass of wine, it left me with a bad feeling, even though we had a good dinner.

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R
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the perfect local neighborhood spot to enjoy before heading the symphony. The butternut squash ravioli was perfect!

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DF
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Some of the best beef Bourgogne and perfect filet I have had. Service was friendly and efficient.

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C
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Smoked Trout salad is really good. Everything else is good too, but get the smoked trout salad.

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KC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, kind and helpful staff, great experience. The tables for 2 are small and close together, but we were given a nice spot and we really appreciated that.
Mostly reflective surfaces, so it gets quite noisy, but the liveliness is enjoyable, as is the decor.

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JF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, and so was the service. The only problem for us was the noise.

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent French food for the price, good service too.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Forced us to sit in the patio, even with empty, open tables in the restaurant. Said our open table reservation wasn’t the same as a “real” reservation.

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NB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We booked lunch for restaurant week only to find out that weekend was excluded from restaurant week deals. Stayed there anyway. Small, nothing special inside. Food was good, large portions and tasty. Coffee was tiny. Impossible to find parking . So, if you already parked and want good food, go there. However, I wouldn’t drive specifically just for this place.

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JP
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No BS. Just sincere service and terrific food. Great vibes. Go. Enjoy! I’ll be back. I hope I can still get a res./JPMD, Philly

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant for a casual dinner. Great value, great location.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was superb. The staff, food and service were outstanding. I had their filet and it was absolutely delicious. Not to mention they have my very favorite bubbly on their wine list! I I am looking forward to a return trip!

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FT
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were getting together to celebrate my birthday but never really told our server, however at the end of our meal she brought us 2 glasses of champagne.

I had tuna tartar and it was presented in a very unusual way with frisée and shoestring potatoes-fabulous. My friend had the nicoisse and it was wonderful as well,

Servers were very attentive but not overly solicitous.

It was s very nice experience/I’ll put it on my Regular List!

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good diverse menu. High quality food with wonderful friendly service. A gem of a neighborhood place to go.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, warm and welcoming staff and excellent service. What more can you ask for! Can't wait to go back for dinner -- my husband's a big fan of beef bourguignon!

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U
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This was our second time here. The atmosphere is relaxed while lively, rather than hurried or anemic. Attentive, friendly and helpful staff. Authentic French bistro food and staff. The menu had a good selection of meat, fowl and fish; and veggies were prepared to our liking. My wife ordered sole in lemon buerre sauce, which she enjoyed throughly. My salmon was overwhelmed by the garlicky spinach and sauce though. We enjoyed ourselves nonetheless and will return next time we are in the neighborhood.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great location and great service.

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LF
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is a great neighborhood find. Excellent French food with a great wine list. Also has outdoor dining.

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E
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nothing fancy about this neighborhood country style French restaurant but the food is consistently good and reasonably priced (by San Francisco standards). Service is friendly and attentive and their wine list, although not large, is rather creative with some interesting choices available. Good place to go for a relaxed meal in a quaint setting.

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