Rose's Cafe

4.7
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350 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian

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A favorite in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, Rose's Café is a hangout for locals who bask in the sun at sidewalk tables, duck inside for a cappuccino, or stay for a leisurely meal. Many customers are regulars who frequent the pretty bistro-café that offers table service and some of the most deliciously affordable food in San Francisco - Italian fare created using organic local produce, fresh seafood, humanely raised meats, and free-range poultry. Rose's artisan bakers bake a daily selection of pastries, desserts and breads. Menu highlights include: pizzas, daily soups and house made pasta. Accepting Reservations for Dinner Only!

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SandraS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and food were very good. We had the Little Gem Salad and the Pepperoni Pizza with an egg on it. Yummy! It was quiet on a Thursday night and hardly anyone there. Well of course it was empty because of fear of the Corona virus when your out in public anywhere. We felt safe and everyone there seemed well I think we need to support our favorite restaurants and even do take out from them so they don't go out of business during this very rough and scary times.
Sandra

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AverageTraveler
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose's Cafe makes the best pizza in San Francisco - the pizza is rather Roman in its style, with a thin and smokey crust and the flexibility to add an egg. Their salads and starters and sides combine California's fresh ingredients with an Italian outlook. Great bakery section as well. Wonderful location with indoor or patio seating. Great service from Raub and others.

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SarahV
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Rose's since it opened, but hadn't been to dinner in several years, going only for Brunch lately. The service was prompt and charming, but the food was DELICIOUS. Well worth the price.

We will make a point of returning for dinner very soon

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LoveAlimentari1
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great thin crust pizza and quick too

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abbracci
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I think everything is really nice
Everything we ordered was very "salty"----many people like salt but there are those of us who cannot have so much----I would prefer to be able to add if I wanted more

flavors nice tho

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vipNicki
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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ElviraG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been disappointed, great pizza, pasta and everything else.

JW
vipJennaW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was not great. We were there for over 3 hours and waited about an hour for our entrees.

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MarjorieM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always perfect from the food to the service. Thank you!!

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vipKristinF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We go to Rose’s about once a quarter, maybe more. This time we were seated right by the front door, even though we’d made a reservation. Brrr! My food came out cold. Wait staff was over worked, and we had to flag people down for various items. Usually they’re much more attentive, and food is hot. If this had been our first visit I would never go back.

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Larry
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful ambiance with excellent service. Food was outstanding, including two appetizers and two entrees. Small but good variety of wines and beers available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Pretty good restaurant. The walls were VERY dusty which was gross. Great Apple crisp. Service wasn’t particularly attentive.

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vipBlakeM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Texas to see our son in San Francisco for Christmas.
This is our third visit to Rose’s and it is one of our favorite spots in SF. Fun, cozy atmosphere with great food. Took our grandkids there this past summer and the staff was very accommodating and respectful - the kids and all of us enjoyed drawing on the butcher paper table coverings.

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LeslieG
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Good choices on the menu, from lite bites to larger portions. Service was timely and friendly.

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AmyP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place! When I come to SF, it's one of my first choices. Good food, good service, good ambiance, good atmosphere, good location.

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vipQspoke
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rose's. Imagine stepping back to San Francisco, the way it was meant to be... Diverse clientele, affordable menu that doesn't require endless commentary, wait staff that are attentive and polite.

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vipRichardC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After quite a while, I finally revisited Rose's Cafe for dinner; in the past, it had been a venue mostly for lunch.
The broccoli soup starter was excellent.
I had the fantastically delicious short-rib main course -- meltingly tender and generous portion of beef (it could be eaten with a spoon, which i also used to scoop up the flavorful sauce), baby carrots and mashed potatoes.
Steven, our server, couldn't have been more pleasant and accommodating.
A wonderful experience to be repeated again soon!

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MikeSF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Usually a good experience at Rose's but I think they must have short-handed this time. Menus weren't ready for our 5:30 reservation and the food preparation took much longer than usual, forcing us to rush to finish eating in time for a 7pm event in the next block. Eaten here several times before; this time was not the best experience.

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vipPatriciaW
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this great neighborhood spot. I eat here often and love everything on menu.

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vipLindaG
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Rose's Cafe is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Delicious food, family friendly, and a great wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine at Rose’s Cafe. They remember your name and what you like to eat!

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vipEverettH
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose’s is a classic SF Cafe. Both the food and service are excellent, and prices are reasonable. The decor is charming with several large mirrors and Murano lighting.

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AverageTraveler
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The margherita pizza and salads were amazing, as usual. Rawb and Anthony took good care of us.

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NickJ
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fine in door out door cosy neighborhood French style bistro in SF’s cow hollow / Marina.

Am institution, a go to.

Always a pleasure to dine at Rose.

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vipBilly2013
San Francisco
119 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Better food quality tonight, our 3rd visit in 6 months, same pretty bad service. Small place but waiter missing more than present. So many staff, but where are they? On a Sunday @ 7pm even, lace only 1/2 full even. Sweet Serbian busser Girl was our fav. Hopefully Owner fixes this SOON...

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful table outside

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vipEnjoydiningwithfriends
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Relaxing spot. Very good food- loved the fettuccine! Also the pizza and pea soup were excellent. Friendly staff.

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scoot
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, wonderful food and not a long wait time for food to arrive...wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food took over an hour to arrive and werent told when we ordered that the chicken takes 30 minute..and came after hour.. Ordered dessert and she forgot two of the 3 desserts. We eat here often and this might have been a bad night but service was not good. Food is very good.

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LaurelX
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great relaxed atmosphere and good food. Had squash blosssom ricotta , clam linguine - really enjoyed both.

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Noragriff
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood place where all ages gather for delicious food and a relatively quiet venue. A welcome respite from most of the Union St establishments that cater to the 20 and 30 somethings.

Breakfast, lunch or dinner - all superb at Rose's!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
23 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Food not nearly as good as in the past. Main course at least 30 min after starters. Noisy. Won’t go back

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vipAmyA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for everyday dining. Consistent, yummy, and nice people and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal!

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vipDeeFoodie
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Chopped salad was good.
Steamed mussels fair, the meat in the mussels were on the smaller side, not the best quality. Sauce was good.
Pizza with wild mushrooms, leeks and ricotta was fair. Mushrooms were generic and lacked flavor, they need to add more flavorful ingredients. Was disappointing.
Cappuccino and biscotta was good.

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franinsf
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Rose's Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. The food is always good, the service friendly, and the prices are fair. I'd recommend it for brunch, lunch and dinner! Go and you won't be sorry :-)

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MarkZ
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a superb restaurant. We will be back soon. Thanks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rose’s is my go to neighborhood place. I always run into people I know. Great menu - had the mussels last night.

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stephaniet
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrated my niece’s 21st birthday. we were treated to an amazing experience with friendly, engaging service (Stephanie was fabulous!) Brian and other staff went above and beyond with their friendliness, recommendations for extremely delicious menu items and wine/sparkling wine!!!! hats off to the chefs!! Thank you!! we will be back!

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vip4dfood
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant choice, very happy to have eaten there. Both our dishes were delicious, good service and nice ambiance. Larger portion sizes, took home leftovers of both our dishes.

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Rose's Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Rose's Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 775-2200.

Rose's Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 350