Curbside Cafe

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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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JK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oliver is the perfect host!

AK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
92 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and fun meals at Curbside!

G
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice quaint breakfast café with top notch French toast.

l
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing every time!!!

D
Miami
92 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly waitstaff and great food!

RW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal, as always, for Restaurant Week!

A
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

D
Miami
92 reviews
Dined on January 14, 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.

l
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 13, 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.

D
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

E
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem

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

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

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