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Max's Opera Cafe

3.7
1027 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre (49)
  • Comfort Food (36)
  • Casual (32)

Max�s Opera Caf� is a place where people can enjoy an upscale dining experience at reasonable prices. It has a diverse range of dishes, including Chinese chicken salad, a corned beef Reuben sandwich and rib eye steak. This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to menu items on offer at Max�s Opera Caf�.

Many patrons come to Max�s Opera Caf� for its extensive desert menu, many of which have won regional awards. To add a little substance to your evening, order a complete three-course meal that includes salad or soup. The options are seemingly endless and every member of your party is sure to find something that pleases them.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 771-7300
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What 1027 People Are Saying
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3.7
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3.6
food
3.6
service
3.5
ambience
3.6
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

One of my favorites. I love the live music and that the staff are also performers in waiting

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Decopal (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined 7 days ago

The portions are huge. Its an old school theater district deli style restaurant. Its close to the theaters and affordable. Its very casual but friendly. Servers are prompt so you can get in and out on time for the show!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

I made our reservation at Max's because it was the only place available close enough to the Herbst theater for our 7pm show. My usual go-to spots were booked. What a pleasant surprise to have such an excellent meal and service on top of being just a block away from the show!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

I came here before going to see a show at the War Memorial Opera House. The food was all right. The crowd was older, average age was probably around 49-60. Our waitress was super nice and had a great singing voice.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

So many of the menu items have peas in them, it's strange. My chicken was cooked to the point of being dusty dry. Our waiter was grumpy and rude. They had a piano player which was nice, but then they added a guy belting out old tunes which made conversation difficult. Not a place I would return to for dinner.

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vipTrulahn (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

My two baby daughters and I just love the raisin dinner rolls. The chicken pot pie was excellent as usual.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

I went with my almost 13-year-old friend for dinner before a performance of nutcracker. My friend loved the grilled cheese sandwich on the kids menu. I like the wide variety of food on Max’s menu. Salads are consistently good. Portions are huge. Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we were done in time to get to the show.

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Allie (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was just above average. Service was not great. But very convenient and near symphony and opera house. Overpriced for quality of food.

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HarrietSpecter (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Good comfort food

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Larry the piano guy was outstanding.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Cross street
Golden Gate
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 771-7300
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Entertainment
Max’s at the Opera Cafe features live music seven nights a week. Servers not only provide guests with superior service but entertain them as well. Diners can expect an array of musical styling's ranging from Opera to musical theater. The "singing servers" are accompanied by a live pianist, who from time to time will perform for the crowd. The entertainment begins at 6:00 pm Monday- Thursday and 6:30pm Friday –Sunday.
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Catering
We have on -premise catering services, perfect for office lunches, meetings and less formal parties. Max’s Delivery or To Go can bring our fantastic food to you. We will deliver within San Francisco, or you can pick up your order at a predetermined time, for a fantastic yet cost effective event. For an additional fee, Max's offers service staff for set-up and maintenance of your event. Please contact our Catering Department for more information.
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Parking details
Valet parking is located beneath the restaurant on Golden Gate Avenue. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
BART - Civic Center Station.

SF Muni - Lines 5 Fulton, 31 Balboa,
47&49 Van Ness
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Executive chef
Carlos Salcedo
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Private party facilities
Max's has a semi private dining area that can accommodate up to 48 people.
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Private party contact
Michael Adams: (415) 501-0222
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine