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Permanently Closed - L'Olivier

3.8
535 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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This restaurant is permanently closed. The main dining room, decorated with French antiques, exudes quiet, inviting grace and opens onto a large greenhouse filled with plants and fresh flowers. This airy room's elegantly casual ambience is the perfect complement to the more formal dining room.

The private dining rooms offer banquet facilities for business groups with free wi-fi, as well as social events such as weddings, birthdays, and rehersal dinners. The kitchen offers a menu borrowed from French country style recipes that are classical yet light in calories. Suberbly rich desserts include a delectable soufflé and signature crème brulée.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm Open Sunday's for brunch 10-2pm and private events of 60 or more only.
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Phone number
(415) 981-7824
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What 535 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.8
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3.9
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viphied (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on March 16, 2017

The prix fix was a good deal with good choices . The steak was perfect

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vipDennis (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on March 10, 2017

The food is always good at this restaurant. We are mourning its upcoming closure. The service was slower than normal the evening we dined.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on March 6, 2017

I've enjoyed coming here for both lunch and dinner. Good lamb, good desserts. A good setting for business meals.

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EROG (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on March 4, 2017

Our experience at L'Olivier was not a good one. We arrived to find a very loud party being held in the main room and were therefore taken to a back room. The room we were taken did not look at all like the rest of the restaurant and instead looked more like a storage space that was converted to restaurant space. The server was pleasant enough but looked flustered trying to cope with our party in this room and the big party in the main room. The music from the party was extremely loud and drowned out everything in the room whenever the door separating the two rooms was opened. I would have appreciated if the restaurant had let me know that this party was happening, I might have changed my reservation. Because we were in the back room it seemed as though we were often forgotten. We had to wait a long time to order our entrees after ordering our appetizers and at times even had to serve ourselves our own water. When the entrees did arrive, the flavor was good but the temperature was off with most dishes in the tepid to cold range, not hot as they should be. Finally I had instructed the server as soon as we arrived to make sure he charged my card only, as some of our friends sometimes try to pay for the bill. He did not follow my instructions and instead split the bill in two. This was for a birthday dinner for my friend and I really felt like I let him down with the experience. I would not recommend L'Olivier nor would I ever return.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on February 24, 2017

Fantastic service and great food! Our all-time favorite restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on February 21, 2017

Best secret for quiet business lunch in FS district. Good food value and service consistently

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ArtiP (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on February 14, 2017

Went there for Valentine's Day. We were seated promptly and then began the waiting. Our server never came to acknowledge us. 4 couples came after us, got seated and received their food and complimentary champagne. Someone brought water and bread after 10mins of waiting. It was 25mins since we sat down and still no one came to take our order. We told one of the buss boy that we ready to order and waiting for another 5mins when no-one came, we got up and left. Told the hostess on our way what happened. Never going back to this place. Ruined a special night :-(

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on January 10, 2017

Our server was very unfriendly, rude and when a plate was ordered he didn't tell us it was not available until we asked where our food was and he said "we don't have it" walks away and didn't ask us to order something different, so some guests had no food at all & to make it worse one person had to take an order to go because their food never came out. Half the table was served while the other half had no food for longer than 30 min and the place was empty, why did we wait so long for food ? We were very, very disappointed in the service, the quality of the food and the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2017

IT IS A WONDERFUL PLACE! QUIET ENOUGH TO HAVE A CONVERSATION, PROBABLY EXPLAINS THE OLDER CLIENTELE AT LEAST WHEN WE WERE THERE.

GOOD FOOD, REASONABLE PRICES

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2016

Service was less effective than usual. Perhaps it was the fault of being seated in "the back room" while the main dining room was being set-up for NY's Eve. Still, our server was unsure whether he was waiting on our table or the one near-by, The veg. were excellent as were the muscles, the bread etc.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm Open Sunday's for brunch 10-2pm and private events of 60 or more only.
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Cross street
Jackson
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 981-7824
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Catering
The restaurant is available for catering events.
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Parking details
5 Star parking garage located at 250 Clay Street
$7.00 per. hour during the day $7.00 flat rate after 5pm close at 10pm
Also street metered parking on Jackson and Washington Streets.

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Public transit
Close to BART, and Muni
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Private party facilities
The private dining rooms offer banquet facilities for business groups with free wi-fi, as well as social events such as weddings, birthdays, and rehearsal dinners. The kitchen offers a menu borrowed from French country style recipes that are classical yet light in calories.
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Private party contact
manager: (888) 989-3156
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Dear Friends,
Please join us for lunch and dinner at a special discounted price.
-10% LUNCH
-15% DINNER (Plus a complimentary glass of house wine)
Our restaurant is going out of business and we would like to extend our gratitude to all patrons and customers by a way of offering a discount on all items on our menu.