Curbside Cafe

4.3
497 reviews
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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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Indulge in our Valentine's $65 Prix Fixe at 6:00pm or 8:00pm. Entrees will include Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass, Grilled Filet Mignon or Oven Roasted Rack of Lamb.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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D
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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D
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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E
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem

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

Ambiance très chaleureuse, excellente nourriture! Nous reviendrons pour un dîner ou même un brunch!

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CS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The pot roast was outstanding - juicy and tender. The risotto was so-so. The Rive Sud wine was tasty and reasonably priced. This is a nice place for meeting friends or a romantic dinner.

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E
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small restaurant with very personal service. Food was very good.

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e
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pot roast and chicken piccata outstanding.
Charming , quiet, and so reasonable.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My girlfriends and I had a lovely evening. We wanted a low key neighborhood place where we could chat over a good meal. Curbside fit the bill and more. My friends were charmed by the little slice of Paris. The menu had something for everyone and we all enjoyed our selections. Thank you Olivier.

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MD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great little spot to catch up with friends or a weeknight date - the whole restaurant only seats about 25 people, so it's very cozy and charming. Food is good, nothing out-of-this-world good, but worth a try! Good wine list, very fair prices. Overall, good experience!

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D
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always very good at Curbside and also reasonably priced.

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KD
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great!! Service was off as we hadn't finished our soup and the main courses came out. We told the server to wait and he said ok but our food would be cold! Will go back and have been going on and off for many years.

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RW
San Francisco
133 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Took two friends from out of town, mainly chose Curbside for proximity to my house as it was a rainy day. Food, as always, is okay but nothing special. My caesar salad could have had fresher lettuce. But it's a nice atmosphere and I want them to stay in business for another forty years, so I will continue to eat here on a semi-regular basis.

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JF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best French toast ever!
Omelets are good, too.
+fresh orange juice

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BP
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The salmon in the sandwich was a tiny piece, half a piece on one side a sliver of a piece on the other half. But the was a huge bun! Next time I’ll just order something else.

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D
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Curbside never disappoints. The salmon filet was delicious and cooked to my exact specifications! A couple or small group can actually have a conversation, a rare plus in this day and age! Esvin is a wonderful waiter.

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m
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Old school, reasonably priced, sweet service. yummy food.

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m
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was ok, nothing remarkable but good food cooked and presented nicely. Could use a bit of ingenuity. I could see this as a local neighborhood “go-to” for those who want a break from cooking. The ambiance was cozy, romantic and intimate. Waiter was nice.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I asked for a quiet table away from other diners, and was seated at the ideal table! Pre-dinner drinks were lovely; delicious bread fresh out of the oven; and my dinner mate and I immediately chose the same entree- the chicken risotto. Yum! So good, with melted cheese through out. Although I've lived in SF since 1980, it was my first time at Curbside. I will certainly return!

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San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oliver was very accommodating and attentive. Our butter pear salad and steak frites were excellent along with the chocolat mousse. Could use some french background music as the atmosphere was almost “whisper like”. Would highly recommend. A real value play in the Fillmore District.

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Curbside never disappoints. Esvin is a superb server, helpful, friendly, professional. Ribeye special was perfectly cooked.

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D
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is consistently good at Curbside with fairly generous portions.

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l
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Curbside never disappoints. If you are looking for casual French food, look no further. Everything on the menu is well-prepared and delicious. Wines are well-chosen and inexpensive. The lone server is very skilled at managing the entire room. Highly recommended to both locals and visitors.

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OG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We found this restaurant online. It was near a concert venue, so it was convenient for dinner after the concert ended around 6pm. The menu is modest in length, and on our visit was augmented by three evening specials. I ordered one of them, the lamb shanks, which were excellently tender with a rich wine reduction. My partner opted for the pot roast from the regular menu. It was just okay, a bit chewy. The Ancient Peaks Cabernet (Paso Robles) offered a pleasing accompaniment. We also shared a pear salad before the main courses; it was outstanding!
One disappointment was that the restaurant is described as a French-themed bistro, but there wasn't much on the menu that one would expect from that description --- no cassoulet, no coq au vin (an Indian chicken curry and Italian chicken picatta, instead!).

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t
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We ate here for dinner. The pot roast was flavorless and tough. The chicken piccata was tough as well. Service was slow and the waiter seemed disinterested in the quality of our meals.

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GG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very cool place. Waiter as in one is amazing. The small kitchen staff knows what they are doing. Be patient. Enjoy the environment. Don't go if your in a hurry.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little spot we love:) great food charming service !

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KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Service was excellent, but cannot make up for the food. Do not order the crab benedict. It looks like tuna salad and tasted fishy. Not an appropriate business lunch place, IMO.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is so delicious.
Service is great.
Comfortable place for any occasion.

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G
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice quiet place. Service and food is good.

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z
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had Louie for a waiter. He was excellent.I had a mix up on a reservation, called him and he
"made it happen" the place was packed but no problem getting refills on tea.

this is a gem. Valerie Pinkert

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OT
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We started with fried calamari and toasted mushroom raviolis, both very good. For entrees, we had chicken piccata over pasta, mediterranean chicken penne, and the salmon special. All were tasty. Desserts were blueberry cheesecake, vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce, and vanilla creme brulee. We enjoyed them. Our two bottles of Sauvignon Blanc went well with all our dishes. One waiter covered the whole restaurant, so there were some waits to get his attention. The bill presented at the end was handwritten and illegible, but the total amount was in line with our estimate, so we paid it. Next time I'll ask for a readable check. It was a very pleasant evening. The food and ambiance were good enough to make us plan another visit very soon!

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A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot. The service was excellent and hands on. The place is pretty small so good for a more intimate setting.

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food! Great Service! Family Favorite! Best to make a reservation as seats are limited.

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D
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I eat at Curbside frequently with an assortment of friends. We all like the food, which is always good. The wine prices are really affordable. It is a great place to sit and converse without having to shout to be heard.

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PF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was filthy and wait staff didn't know how to use OpenTable reward certificates.

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MB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was good. The service had much to be desired. My mother-in-Law goes there for lunch and always raves about it and recommended it. The service was not as expected, the waiter did not seem like he wanted to be there. He tended to us in a timely manner, but lacked enthusiasm. I kept trying to be extra polite and smiley in hopes to get his spirits up. My champagne was excellent, apps were very good. Had a nice salad. My chicken Picatta was tasty, but not creamy very oily like the sauce was overcooked or prepared wrong. Creme Brûlée was mediocre. Besides that it's a cute little place and I would give it a second chance. Maybe it just was not a good night for them??

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b
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A small French themed restaurant with a very pleasant atmosphere. We were for lunch and enjoyed the onion soup and sandwiches which were made with an excellent bread.

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JM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love brunch at Curbside. The food is good and everyone is very friendly. They are welcoming and accommodating for our baby.

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KN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Curbside is a lovely spot just off of Fillmore Street. Whether you are dining with a date pre or post show or entertaining your parents there is something on the menu for everyone’s liking.

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