About Curbside Cafe

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.

2417 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, American

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.

Cross Street:
Fillmore St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 929-9030

Website:
http://www.sfcurbside.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
There is street parking, and also a small and clean parking lot which is not too expensive, and free on Sundays.

Public Transit:
Muni 22 Fillmore, 3 Jackson, 38 Geary & 1 California.

Executive Chef:
OLIVIER PERRIER

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Specials

Get a Complimentary glass of Sparkling Wine!
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Get a Complimentary glass of Sparkling Wine!
Details

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: September 27, 2017

Ends: December 31, 2017

Availability: Sun-Wed 4:30PM-6:30PM
Thu-Sat 4:15PM-6:30PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Curbside Cafe will serve a $35 prix fixe menu: Pan Seared Salmon Filet, House Baked Organic Turkey or 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.

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.

Curbside Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.3

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (12)
Quiet Conversation (9)
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Casual (8)
Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on August 19, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

great little neighborhood spot. good french food and unpretentious.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 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!!!!!!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Nice little spot for a quiet dinner.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

As always, excellent, pleasant service and delicious food. Never disappointed no matter what meal we eat at - Breakfast/Brunch, lunch or dinner. We also order delivery and still as tasty.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The service was great and the French Onion soup was to die for, but my chicken picatta look unappealing and my pasta was bland.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We love this restaurant! Nothing fancy but very solid, and the service is outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The Steak Frites was delicious - perfectly prepared. Curbside has such a great, cozy neighborhood ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Lovely neighborhood cafe! Great value, delicious food.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Courteous service

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Had dinner before a show at the Filmore, which is a very convenient and easy walk. Curbside has very reasonable prices for San Francisco, including the wine list. The appetizers, particularly the fried ravioli, were quite good. The main dishes were uninspiring though. The service was friendly and efficient.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

A very good choice for a pleasant night out with friends or family. Simple surroundings, good food, excellent and pro-active service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The food was good and reasonably priced. It is in a great neighborhood for browsing. Service was attentive but not annoying. It is one of the few restaurants I've been to lately where you don't have to scream to be heard.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Curbside never disappoints. Local, neighborhood treasure!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Always good to see Louis on the weekends here. Menu is well rounded and service is good. They do over cook the bacon but this is great neighborhood breakfast/brunch spot, easy to make last minute reservations or just walk in.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We enjoyed dinner on Mother's Day with no reservations, after spending the afternoon at Legion of Honor. Small, neighborhood restaurant with character in an upscale neighborhood. Excellent cuisine and reasonable prices. Friendly, attentive service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 11, 2017

A great and cozy neighborhood restaurant. Consistently has the best salmon. Reasonable and quiet enough for conversation. Good service, too.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2017

An authentic feeling Paris bistro in San Francisco
Reliably delicious food, although a limited menu,
attentive but "no pressure" service,
small and intimate
A gem

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2017

had a special that night that was not good. lamb shank. mostly bone little meat. meat was not tender but tough. had a sauce so you did not taste lamb.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Always a wonderful meal with fabulous service in my neighborhood. The pot roast was delicious !

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Amazing food, awesome service! Outdoor seating

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 6, 2017

This little neighborhood place near Fillmore Street has wonderful and reasonably priced French food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 25, 2017

A great neighborhood spot. Consistently good food and relaxing atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

This is the best "reasonably-priced" restaurant in the neighborhood. It has a quaint neighborhood feel -- a smaller romantic setting for dates, with the hustle and bustle of Fillmore street right outside the door. I would describe the food as elevated comfort food, with a California-style flair for fresh ingredients. The food is very tasty, but larger portions. The quality of the ingredients is fit for foodies. (I was pleasantly surprised to see high quality ingredients and larger portions at this price point.) We visit frequently. I put this on a short list of restaurants in which everything on the menu is excellent.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2017

This is a special little San Francisco neighborhood restaurant. A little funky, but nice service and good food. It is easy to have a quiet conversation. The food and wine are reasonable so you can go back several times without "breaking the bank"....something that is hard to find in this neighborhood or even San Francisco generally.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Awesome experience at curbside café, the night before Valentine's Day. We had to work on Valentines, so took a special evening on Monday night to celebrate. The food was delicious and the service was really good, and we both were very satisfied with the lovely dining experience. The waiter/owner was an amazing host. Highly recommended!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2017

The pasta specialwas motley vegetables, very little pasta. Usually, when a personorders pasta,he expects a plate of pasta.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2017

While the food was outstanding, it was Sooooooo slow. One waiter trying to maintain the whole dining room just didn't cut it.

Granted they had a large party that had most of the dining room (~30 people), and even though we ordered within 5 minutes of sitting down, we didn't get anything until the large party had their meals. I'm talking 50 minutes to get our starter course. And when our starters did finally come, no apology came with it. The entrees (filet mignon) were also very slow (30 minute wait after first course - they were scrumptious. A snafu with the bill (we were given another party's bill & credit card), kept us waiting another 15 minutes for our bill.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2017

The restaurant is quaint and the food and service is very good. I would definitely have dinner there again and would also like to try their lunch or brunch menu as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Went for SF Restaurant Week...had french onion soup and then filet mignon...wonderful and the waitperson paid careful attention to all of the the diners...WOW and only one guy too!

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The atmosphere is cozy and intimate, but can get a bit noisy when all tables are full.
Food is tasty, generous in portions, and well prepared without fancy pretensions. Steak was excellent and nicely presented.
Service was rather spotty, because there was only a single very harried and busy waiter to serve this entire small restaurant! He tended to get a bit rude when one tried to flag him down for reasonable service requests, but he was clearly over worked.

Tags: Cozy, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Cute as a bug! This tiny bistro defines the word cozy. Seats 30 max. One server handled the whole room expertly. Typical French bistro menu was moderately priced. Wine list was well chosen. Killer onion soup gratinee. We'll go back often.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2017

This little place has everything going for it...location, romantic ambiance, food. My only complaint was the service. When we were ready to order, the server seated another couple and took their order before ours. When my glass of wine arrived, the glass had lipstick on it.

We had our first course and when the server brought our entrees, he had not cleared our first course plates. He was completely overwhelmed and never seemed to anticipate our needs whatsoever. The poor service really distracted from our overall experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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