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Cafe Claude

4.4
3407 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem (53)
Close to Union Square and closer to Paris, Cafe Claude has remained an unpretentious neighborhood meeting place nestled amongst the urban skyscrapers. Cafe Claude is a classic Bistro featuring a zinc bar, Gallic waiters, and Paris cafe style food. Enjoy a lively atmosphere, weekend jazz, and a traditional Parisian cafe menu while seated in a cozy banquette or outdoors on charming Claude lane.

Signature menu items at Cafe Claude include onion soup, croque monsieur and nicoise salade at lunch, and steak tartare, coq au vin and steak frites at dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Happy Hour! Weekdays: 4:00-6:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 392-3505
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Cross street: Bush & Kearny
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Specials

Complementary paired Sips and Bites from Cafe Claude

Cafe Claude Bite: french caramelized onion, emmental cheese, baguette crostini begin with a sip of Segura Viudas Sparkling Wine; finish the meal with a taste of Muscat de Beaumes de Venise

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

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 29, 2017

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Daily 5:30PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:00PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt, bring your Valentine and enjoy a Parisian atmosphere with a complimentary rose and Live music with Lori Carsillo Trio from 7 to 10 pm. Valentine's specials will be available in addition to our regular menu served until 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 3407 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Awesome food as always. Love this lil gem. Wish my booking and show up was honoured by opentable...

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vipCarlalive (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

I met an old friend I don't see very often here for lunch, and it was a perfect place for a rendezvous! We could hear each other to catch up, the service was attentive but not intrusive,
and the food and wine were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Cafe Claude is one of our favorite places in San Francisco. On this visit my wife and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. The staff took very good care of us and made the night special.

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TylerC (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

I've been to café claude several times before and they have all been good meals. This time I got the steak frites and the cut of beef was not good. My co-worker got the exact same thing and she agreed that the cut of meat was not very good and it was not prepared very well. We both ordered medium rare. The steak was extremely hard to cut both with and against the grain, it wasn't particularly flavorful even though it was drenched in sauce. It is hard to describe how the meat was, it wasn't exactly tough, but it was a bit sinewy if that makes any sense. At $29 plus tax and tip, I feel like it was a horrible value. I won't be returning any time soon.

The bread and butter were very good as was the crème brule. The steak was just disappointing.

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jerobi (Yosemite)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent wine and food and not too loud even with the live music. A great time was had by all five of us!

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

Over all the food was good. Some misses, and some solid staples. Sadly I’ve had better french bread in Texas, and that’s not saying much. The meals are old school Parisian fare, and that’s the point. Great atmosphere, especially with the jazz band providing background music. SF Classic.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Café Claude is a great restaurant, however the owner should know that guests are kept waiting for an hour. With very little communication or caring. There was no order in seating, parties were seated even if not complete. Restaurant could turn tables much quicker.
Once the server Emanuelle took over , everything went smooth, he was wet attentive and apologetic, food was excellent.

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Susan 
1.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

This was one of the worst restaurants I’ve ever been too food was appauling

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Birthday - We were seated 45 min late but there was a convention in town so we understand they were doing their best.

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ParisGemInSF (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

I had the coq au vin which was delicious, but one of the pieces was a little undercooked near the bone. I also ordered the apple tart for dessert but a small chocolate soufflé was brought instead. They were gracious about the mistake & comped the dessert. The soufflé was excellent though! Loved the vibe in the outdoor seating & had an after dinner drink at the bar - a fun vibe as well. Will definitely go again when next in San Francisco!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Happy Hour! Weekdays: 4:00-6:00pm
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Cross street
Bush & Kearny
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 392-3505
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Entertainment
Live Jazz! Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Find our calendar online at www.cafeclaude.com
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Catering
For unique dining experiences and special events, please contact Victoria at victoria.kreckler@aubonrepas.com or (415) 738-8045.

New Private room available now!
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Parking details
Parking is readily available at the Sutter Stockton Garage, which is one block away from the restaurant.
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Executive chef
Justin Minnich
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Please join us Thursday thru Saturday and enjoy live Jazz music from 7 to 10 pm. More information listed at cafeclaude.com

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Private Dining

From a grand cocktail party in their exclusive event space, to a casual dinner for 14 on the patio or dining room, Cafe Claude welcomes private events.

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