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Curbside Cafe

447 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Authentic
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 Am - 4:00PM (Brunch also served on holidays)

Lunch: Daily: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 10:00PM.
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Phone number
(415) 929-9030
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
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Curbside Cafe can be rented for parties. We can also arrange to open early for special East Coast time breakfasts. For lunches to go, we create the Lunch Box Made to Order, which comes in a pastry box with a set of utensils, napkins, bread and butter, a brownie and one apple. Dressing on the side for salads. Delivery only for large orders. For special events, you can order cheesecake (any flavor topping), creme brulee, or bread pudding.
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Cross street
Fillmore St.
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Parking details
There is street parking, and also a small and clean parking lot which is not too expensive, and free on Sundays.
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Public transit
Muni 22 Fillmore, 3 Jackson, 38 Geary & 1 California.
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Special events & promotions
Curbside Cafe can be rented for parties. Let us create your own special menu!

We can also arrange to open early for special East Coast time breakfasts.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Curbside Café can be rented for private parties. We can create personalized menus for your special occasion, whether it be for a birthday party, anniversary, baptism or holiday party. We can also arrange to open early for special East Coast time breakfasts. Please contact us for a quote.

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Get a Complimentary glass of Sparkling Wine!

Nothing will go better with our delicious Chicken Picatta than a lovely glass of Sparkling Wine.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 10, 2018

Ends: April 1, 2018

Availability: Daily 4:15PM-6:30PM

What 447 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was great but they do not honor reservations

vipsfoodie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was OK. Nothing outstanding. Ambience good, but very, very loud. Hard to converse. I prefer coming here for lunch.

vipPeterD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We love the Curbside Café. We go there a lot; since the early 1990's. Excellent service, excellent food!

JanetS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have been dining at the Curbside Cafe for years. The food is excellent, the service is great; It's cozy - very French, casual. I love it.

Anna (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely small spot that feels like a neighborhood gem. Great waitstaff, delicious food, much quieter than so many places today.

vipDoodles (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always consistently excellent. Great neighborhood gem.

vipSLPemberton (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Our favorite little neighborhood place for comfort food and glass of wine.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very small restaurant and we were there on very busy night. Food was delicious. Don’t miss the French onion soup and bread pudding. Ask for window table

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The one waiter on shift was hustling to make every table feel taken care of! I felt bad for him but he was super nice and did not seem stressed at all. The steak lacked flavor but otherwise it was a great meal!

CityGirl33 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Very cute cafe! First time visiting, decided to check it out when I saw it on SF Restaurant Week. The filet mignon was a little chewy but everything else was great. Delicious salad, French onion soup, creme brûlée, & decent wine selection. Very cozy & great for casual meetings or dates. Would go back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Love this intimate relaxing restaurant where you can talk to each other without yelling

Sjc22 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great local place with really tasty dishes.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We went here for Christmas breakfast. It was quick and good!

vipJohn (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Good service with a French inspired menu in a cozy, fairly quiet atmosphere where you can linger and enjoy table conversation without interruption.

vipalmostsingle (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Always pleasant, especially the owner/manager making people happy.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

The place is the size of a room with 11-12 tables crammed in - it can actualy be a nice date night spot but do not go on busy nights - unless you do not mind sitting 10 inch away from other tables. Customer services was non existent we were sat and waited quite a while to order - however food came out preatty fast . It was however rushed - calamary was not tasty at all with batter half way off and no flavour. Risotto was decent but scampy just ok - not worth the price. It could be that the service was so bad becouse one person wirked as a host , waiter and tge manager with only one cook as well ...I actualy like hole in the wall places and would possibly try it on a not busy night or for a brunch but this was a preatty dissatisfactory experiance.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

You really want to like this place but you can't. It's a small, charming neighborhood bistro just off Fillmore, but unfortunately the food just doesn't quite work. There were 6 of us, but only 1 of the 6 had an entree that was any good (the waiter recommended chicken piccata, and he was right). Maybe the chef had a bad night and lost his/her salt shaker, not sure. So we left before dessert and filled up on ice cream across the street.

vipJanet (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was exactly what was needed for a casual business lunch - delicious salads. the service was really good - attentive but not overly attentive. I love this place!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Cuter than cute & excellent food - service was also very good. A very pleasant surprise in the cute little neighborhood !

vipPeterD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

We've come here for years and it is always very good!

vipVioletclover (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

We were finished with an appointment in the neighborhood and happened across Curbside as we were driving down the street. Reminded us of Paris, so we decided to try it and were not disappointed. We were seated immediately and the owner Olivier treated us to a nice glass of champagne while we reviewed the menu. It's a small, nice and relaxing cafe with a varied selection on the menu and a nice wine list. Our meals were delicious! Thanks for the hospitality Olivier, we'll look forward to returning again soon.

MiddayDiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Loved my dish - the scallops & shrimp scampi. The only way it could have been better was to have a green salad with a few less shrimp.

vipDoodles (Miami)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

It's a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently good, especially the salmon.

vipDoug (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

We go here frequently and love it. It is a great neighborhood spot. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent. It is a cozy bistro with a nice atmosphere and a simple menu. The wine selection is good too.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

A very quaint little restaurant that meets that "neighborhood gem" designation to a tee.
Excellent service, generous helpings, lovely atmosphere and a good wine list. Perfect for a
night out.

Darla (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

This place always satisfies...French influenced food...fresh ingredients. The wait staff is very good. We especially like the early bird dinner. A great value and the food is excellent.

vipMonsieurBongout1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

great little neighborhood spot. good french food and unpretentious.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Food was to supposed to be French, and it was a mix of Italian, Spanish and Californian cuisine. Lettuce was limp and soggy, french onion soup had only and few onions and under seasoned. The mushrooms chicken rissoto was extremely dry and tasted like bacon....more like bacon fried rice.
The only good thing at this restaurant was the Spanish white wine we had ( verdejo), which was absolutely delicious and reasonably priced.
My suggestion is order a great bottle of Spanish wine, drink and enjoy, then go across the street and have a great Italian dinner at Delfinas
French appears to be out!!!!!!!

Ladybugliz (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Nice little spot for a quiet dinner.