Curbside Cafe

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$30 and under
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French
Curbside Cafe is an eclectic Californian restaurant with a French twist. We are known for our delicious brunches, but our wonderful regular customers will tell you that the dinners are scrumptious as well. This is a place where the decor is artistic, the ambiance is cozy. You are welcome to come with a group for brunch, dress up and bring a date for dinner, or come alone and enjoy a glass of wine with your meal.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Curbside Cafe will serve a $36 Thanksgiving menu with a choice of 3 entrees: • Pan-Seared Salmon Filet • House-Baked Organic Turkey • Grilled Ribeye Steak. Seating at 4:00pm, 6:00pm or 8:00pm. Also serving our regular brunch, lunch (9:00am-2:30pm) and dinner menus.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 534 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Solid breakfast- not necessarily super original but very good. Small place- sat outside- street noise but nothing too crazy. Would definitely go back.

E
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We come back to Curbside Cafe over and over...enjoy the food, the ambiance
Never had a bad meal
Pot roast this time for me and shrimp dish for my partner...
Made a reservation-- got right in...
forgot to look at the wine specials---will next time...nothing was said--they
are on a blackboard high up...
Will return again...

JK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was just delicious. We plan on returning to this wonderful place. It was our first time going there, and we had the best experience.

D
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estvan works that entire room by himself without a moment of neglect for anyone! He is superb. Always a good dinner.

CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oliver is the perfect host!

AK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juicy shrimps and scallops with pasta in a garlic sauce and Chardonnay were delicious. This is one of those splendid dishes that I like Curbside for.

B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was seated as soon as I arrived. I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich. It arrived swiftly and was pleasantly plated. The flavor was good. Produce and bread were very fresh. The chicken had a slightly rubbery texture. I’m thinking it may have been a previously frozen chicken breast.

AK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creme soup with mushrooms was very good and salmon was delicious. This is the place where I usually enjoy outstanding French onion soup, genuine crab omelette, tender pork chop, and a variety of refreshing salads.

D
Miami
93 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently excellent. Olivier, the owner , is charming and very pleasant to talk to during dinner. A great neighborhood spot.

NI
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is extremely cozy and very romantic. Perfect for a date night! We had a wonderful time and the food and service was simply lovely.

c
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Only 1 waiter & very busy. Wines tried not as good as would have expected. Fries very good after sent back for further cooking. Crab cakes mediocre-mostly filler. Other entree with seafood pasta good flavor though scallops & shrimp were pretty tough. Good bread pudding. Butter for adequate bread in foil packets-not very French.

D
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I dine at Curbside at least once a month. Whether I go for brunch, lunch or dinner, the food is always good.

L
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Noise level depends more on how crowded a restaurant is than the acoustics of the room. Thus, just about any restaurant at 5:30 PM will be quiet enough for hearing impaired people while the same restaurant at 8:00 PM will be very difficult.

GM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. We will dine there again and it will on our go to list.

MH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and fun meals at Curbside!

G
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was a simple meal and nothing was remotely good about it. The chicken was bone dry on top of my salad. The bacon was virtually nonexistent on the Cobb salad. The French wouldnt call this a bit French despite the owner bring from there. Terribly disappointed.

MK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice quaint breakfast café with top notch French toast.

l
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably our favorite spot for everyday dining in San Francisco. A classic French bistro menu with everything perfectly executed. The onion soup, steak frites and chicken picatta are specially recommended. But EVERYTHING is good. Nice French wines. Just delightful.

CJ
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was my friend's recommendation and my first time. Our out of town guest and we had the most lovely time. The food was great and the waiter most attentive, and overall it felt very much like we were in a bistro in Europe, unpretentious and no rush. I will be back!

S
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the shrimp and scallop pasta which was delicious! Very light and cooked perfectly. Next time I am in SF I definitely want to eat there again.

SF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just like the name, this is what you’d expect. Food is fine, nothing special, artistic, or disagreeable. Two guys seem to run the entire place so they are a little grumpy and overworked.

AK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I like salmon and chicken meals and most of breakfast options they serve there. Yesterday, I tried crab cakes for the dinner and would agree with other reviewers: it is not amongst the best dishes they can cook. I had to wait for more than 30 minutes to get it overcooked; and, unlike similar dishes I tried in CA and NC, nothing reminded me of the taste of crab in it. The sevice was very good and Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa was delicious, though.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time!!!

D
Miami
93 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good food and quiet ambiance. Olivier is a wonderful host and always makes you feel comfortable.

AK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious tender seared salmon with risotto and vegetables. What else could I consider to be appropriate to end a Saturday' night? A glass of wine, perhaps, and a quiet atmosphere. I was granted all of the components at Curbside cafe.

r
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been going to the Curbside Cafe for many years and always enjoy it. It's comfortable, cozy & cute with a nice menu and good food and a nice clientele. It is decorated as a small cafe might look in France. The food is not really French, but the menu has a nice variety of options. Service is very good. I very nice spot for a good dinner in a relaxed ambience.

AK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That small cozy restaurant, with subtle French ambience perceived through the atmospheric music, the way the tables are laid and the waiters treat you made me feel a precious guest there. The menu was quite diverse in terms of meals to take: a choice of breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner options and wines. Moreover, the size of the plates allows you to enjoy the main course and even try a delicious dessert. I enjoyed their omelette with salmon, chocolate dessert one day and a delicious chicken dish with Chardonnay the other day. Curbside Cafe has become one of my favourite places in Pacific Heights.

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a lot of charm. Service was great, food, drinks and attentiveness of server were all up to par. Food was excellent. Dining room is intimate in size, so diners should be comfortable with that aspect.

SF
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We did not know that the only option was the special at $65/per. This place has no room for entry! People were standing right behind me while I was eating. They are too small a place to deal with a holiday crowd. Over-booked and walk-ins had no place to stand and wait. Wait staff was rushed and confused. After taking our order, we waited awhile for the soup. After we finished our soup and someone took away our plates, our waiter came back and asked if we were ready to order! He quickly realized he had already done so. Ambiance: none. bad lighting, no curtain or partition between kitchen entrance and dining room. Did not look very clean.

F
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was prompt and friendly, but the lunch meals were very ordinary for the price.

OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waitstaff and great food!

RW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

To find a quiet neighborhood restaurant and be taken care of and served such a wonderful and satisfying meal is so rare these days. Adequate number of choices for your main very relaxed atmosphere . Enjoy!

SF
San Francisco
141 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood find. Brought there by a dear friend. Tiny spot, so make a reservation. Food choices were abundant. Food was healthy, fresh and good, with a french flair. One server manged the whole room with great success. Enjoyed this very much. Will go again.

SF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal, as always, for Restaurant Week!

A
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had many wonderful meals at Curbside, including breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Every time we go, we are always so impressed with the delicious food, great service, and cozy atmosphere. It’s a lovely little restaurant that has thrived for many years, because it is consistently excellent.

N
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous salads, soups, sandwiches & burgers - amazing specials and the BEST raspberry cheesecake ever!!

JK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great service, delicious food. A hidden gem.

D
Miami
93 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food with fabulous French bread. Reasonable and quiet do you can talk. Neighborhood spot and consistently excellent.

l
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been a customer since New Years 1986 and still enjoy going there. It is small and intimate and good food at a reasonable price.

D
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Curbside and go there regularly. Great food, wine list, Esvan is a friendly, professional waiter!

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