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About Rose's Cafe

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!

2298 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Italian, European

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast & Lunch: Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm,
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
** Holidays may have special hours **

Cross Street:
Steiner

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 775-2200

Website:
http://www.rosescafesf.com/

Catering:
N/A

Parking Details:
We are sorry, but we no longer offer valet.

Street parking is available, Closest garages: 1) Union @ Buchanan (3 blocks away on Union Street. 2) 2055 Lombard @ Webster.


Public Transit:
22 Fillmore & 45 Stockton

Executive Chef:
Alfredo Porras

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Thank you for choosing Rose's Cafe for your Valentine's Day dinner. We ask for a credit card in order to secure your reservation. If unable to make your reservation time we ask for a 24 hour cancellation notice or a fee of $20 per guest will be applied.

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Rose's Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

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4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2015

First I was happy to get a reservation for five on the same day is a restaurant as small as Rose's. While the reservation got us a seat when we arrived, It took quite a while for the waiter to actually "find us". The waiter wanted to blame the slow service on my chicken order but he set the tone of slow service before we ordered. The food, however, was worth the wait. Who ever thought of a dollop of blue cheese on the polenta and another on the perfectly roasted chicken half. We all were members of the clean plate club. I'd return here and I'd send my friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2015

Perfect little neighborhood bistro. Very good food. Went for dinner, party of 4. Server was dynamite

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2015

Excellent heirloom tomatoes-- some of the best ever.
Roast chicken perfectly done.

Everyone is always kind and professional.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2015

The food is still excellent but service has gone downhill quite a bit over our last few trips. The food takes a while, the drinks are not brought promptly, the servers don't check on you, and one server was even outright rude, like we were bothering her. Unfortunate for a good local spot.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2015

We had a very friendly waiter and delicious food. I would def recommend for a fun place to catch up with friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2015

After requesting our server person to come back in 5 minutes after we had a chance to review the menu, at least 1/2 hour passed before he returned. All of us were getting antsy. The restaurant was not busy. It took getting up and speaking to the hostess to finally be able to place our order.

We are frequent patrons and love Rose's for all the positive things. For many years Rose's had a very stable staff of server people. More recently, there has been a lot of turnover of server personnel. The small number of associate servers are still great, by the way.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 11, 2015

We dined there twice while visiting SF. We ate outside both times and found the wait staff attentive and friendly. The food was very fresh, seasonal and we enjoyed everything that we ordered.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2015

excellent gnocchi, lasagne, and polenta dishes; very interesting and changing antipasti; considerate, professional, and friendly service; valet parking available which is very helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2015

The last time I at at this restaurant it must have been an off night. This time it was the Rose's that I enjoy and appreciate. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. The menu choices are limited, but varied. The chicken is exceptional. I look forward to dining in the restaurant again. I will return soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2015

excellent range of pastas. Outstanding pizza. good choice
of entries and desserts.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2015

Service is always superb, welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Relaxed setting for an excellent meal - the food is excellent, and though the menu is small, there's something for any diet and taste. Wine selection is great, and the deserts are always appealing and good - less emphasis on the sweet and gooey, and more on tantalizing things to finish a nice meal. We've been here many times, and it is a reliable place to take friends new and old. Really hope it doesn't change ... an SF treasure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2015

I introduced a new friend to Rose's at this visit and she loved it! My friend remarked about the open, unpretentious atmosphere, the good wine -by-the-glass list and the great menu items. We shared three tasty items on the menu plus a desert. Perfect for a light dinner before walking to Fort Mason to the theatre. Our server was very pleasant, appropriately present and helpful about the wine list and menu items. Of course I plan to return here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2015

Excellent crispy polenta dishes.
perfect size small plates (antipasti)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 9, 2015

we love the food at rose's (pizzas, fish, pasta and antipasti) and they always have a great selection of wines by the glass (wonderful sancerre!). always lovely to sit outside if weather allows and the staff is always great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2015

Imagine that a restaurant makes a dish that you could eat every day. For me, that place is Rose's and the dish is their breakfast pizza. I've had this dozens of times and every time it is fabulous. I will make any excuse to go there for the pizza.

On weekends you can often expect a wait but the time goes by quickly. This a restaurant that has a number of dedicated regulars and you will often find Larry Baer, the Giants owner there for brunch. I've tried other items on the menu and they are all terrific.

With plenty of windows the restaurant is bright and the service is always friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend Rose's.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2015

We needed a place that would accommodate dogs following a hike in the Presidio. Rose's Cafe not only has a great patio space with heat lamps and yummy food, but amazing doggie biscuits! Thanks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2015

Even though I am a native San Franciscan, I live in Marin now, and often need to find something convenient in the City. This Open Table suggestion turned out to be a great find.

First, the location. This end of Union Street is not too far from the Golden Gate Bridge making it a great pre-event spot coming from the north for any activity anywhere in SF. We were on our way to the Orpheum which is not near very many good restaurants. We found street parking a block away, which is fab for SF. The ambience and décor are very SF neighborhood, not downtown trendy.

Second, and maybe more important, the food! We had pasta, the clam sauce for me and the sausage for my friend. Both were delicious, ample servings (but not leftovers!) I had a yummy side of expertly sautéed spinach, she had a half salad, which was not on the menu, but the kitchen accommodated. The pizzas and salads we saw also looked great.

Third, nice wine list.

Fourth, not over the top expensive which every place seems to be nowadays.

Oh, and finally, we could hear each other talk!

This will become our go-to place in SF when we have things to do in the City.

Thanks to OpenTable. We would never have learned of this great spot without it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2015

Rose's has long been a favorite for excellent breakfasts, but we have only recently begun going there when we wanted a healthy, tasty, and not terribly elaborate or extended evening. It is family friendly but with an upscale menu, and the limited numbers of offerings are always perfectly prepared. The petrale sole was excellent, served on a bed of chard, tapenade and asparagus. And the serving size was appropriate, not huge! . The pasta with clams etc. is always excellent. From comments at other tables, apparently the small pizzas are sought after; we haven't tried them.
They even offer a wine choice not often found in smaller restaurants -- muscadet, a dry white wine from Atlantique region that is well paired with fish and especially with shellfish.
Don't expect elegant service; do expect attentive service and an excellent meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 17, 2015

in an area where all things seem to cater to frat boys, this place welcomes everyone and is SO delicious! love it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2015

We love Rose"s for the wonderful food with seasonal specials and regular go-to dishes. Rose"s has both indoor and outdoor seating and we have had meals in all seasons and it is one of the restaurants we take friends and guests for out of town because the food is always so good. Of course the service is always great with knowledgeable staff who know the menu and offer good suggestions. My wife and I both celebrated our birthdays at Rose's and for my wife the hostess made our dinner so special. Rose's is a warm neighborhood gem and we love it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2015

Take a stroll in the neighborhood. Glance at shop window displays. Top the excursion off with a relaxed meal at Rose's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2014

We dine here regularly and have always enjoyed the food and service. Friday night the pizza was at best ordinary.
The server was perfectly polite and competent, however she didn't have the personality of servers we've enjoyed in previous visits. We'll give Rose's another try because of our prior experiences.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2014

Have eaten at Rose's a handful of times over the years. It's always been pleasant, with attentive servers and thoughtfully prepared and presented good. This time, though, was a disappointment: Lost orders (I didn't know you ordered an appetizer), out of sequence service (salad, no app, then app, with salad left on table), poorly seasoned salmon, dry chicken, and nary an apology along the line for any of it. The seating hostess, however, was warm and welcoming to all who through the doors did come. She was the bright spot in an otherwise lackluster dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2014

This is always a great place for a meal. Even though parking can be a hassle you will always end up with a good walk to Rose's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2014

My last week in SF I went to all my favorite restaurants. Rose cafe was obviously on the list. One of the first places I went to 16 years ago. When I visit Rose will be on my list! Great tasty comfort food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 8, 2014

We celebrated our 35th wedding Anniversary at Rose's Café on a Monday night. Since I had mentioned it was our Anniversary when I made our reservations, we were greeted with a Happy Anniversary from the hostess and given some (free) champagne. This really got the attention of my wife and made me look good. Although it was a little loud, we had no trouble carrying out a conversation, and the food was very good. It all helped to make a once in a lifetime vacation memorable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 15, 2014

Out server was exceptional, the food was delicious and I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2014

This was a short walk from the house we were staying in during our week in San Francisco. Our meal was delicious and met our expectations. Fresh and not heavy. I would definitely recommend .

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2014

Rose Cafe looks so cute and quaint from the pictures, almost like the perfect neighborhood cozy brunch/dinner spot. But the menu is limited and the food was incredibly greasy - I think I gained 4 pounds at dinner. And I ate the salmon - it was oozing with oil, as were the vegetables on the side. 2 of my friends couldn't even pick something off the main course menu and just got appetizers. Wine was pretty good but this place was an overall let-down.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2014

Time and time again we return to this neighborhood gem, even though it is not our neighborhood. Servers are very helpful in suggesting what might be especially enjoyable for a great dining experience. Kudos to the staff.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2014

Delightful café style mostly Italian restaurant with a modern touch. Small selection of excellent wines with easy to navigate menu. We had a couple of young children who are relatives visiting and the waiter really sensed their special needs. It is a bit noisy but not bad by SF standards. The location on Union Street gives it a charming neighborhood feel. It is somewhat unique in having outdoor dining, although we sat indoors.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2014

Love this place. Everything about it. Good food, great service, cheery atmosphere. Definite a repeat!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2014

The best thing about this restaurant is the décor. They advertise themselves as Northern Italian, but, quite frankly the food tastes nothing like quality Northern Italian food, and their menu is super-limited! I ordered a gnocchi dish with 1 slice (1 slice!!) of zucchini minced on top, no sauce, and strips of cheese draped on top that looked, and tasted, like PLASTIC! The eggplant appetizer was presented in a watery tomato sauce with no particular flavor, and covered with a gooey layer of utterly tasteless cheese. It could really have been warmed industrial glue - not really sure.

Cute restaurant though, with decent service. In a foodie town such as SAN FRANCISCO there are so many better choices for a good Italian meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2014

The chef & staff put together a great menu the night we ate there! They blended the fresh ingredients perfectly to make a number of excellent dishes - we tasted 4 of them from salad to pizza. The peach, onion, ricotta pizza was the favorite of our group of foodies!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2014

Consistently good -- in all areas: food, service, just pleasant surroundings. Plus, they "take dogs," if you sit outside. Wonderful find.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2014

After looking at the menu of several cafe's on line we picked Rose's Café. This was our first visit and most likely our last. My daughter and I ordered the pork loin that came with kale and beans, which we expected to be green beans. What was supposed to be pork loin was a not too tender pork chop with kale and a large portion of brown beans. When we told the waitress we ordered pork loin she said the chop was cut form the loin. My granddaughter ordered the gnocchi which was not very tasty (she left more than half on her plate).
A very disappointing dinner for what for the three us was a celebration.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2014

Rose's truly is hospitality at its best: cozy atmosphere, friendly and efficient service and really delicious food. I love their thin crust pizzas in particular, and I like that they offer carafes (2.5 glasses) in addition to wines by the glass and by the bottle. An all around great spot!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2014

A friend and I came here for a light, early dinner on our way to a show. We had salad and pasta accompanied by a wonderful wine. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the wine list and pairing with our foods and tastes. He also recommended dessert which was equally satisfying. I originally found Rosie's when on a romantic date. It's a small Cafe with a great atmosphere and super staff.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2014

I eat there so often they consider us like family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 24, 2014

Delicious Italian food, made with local ingredients. We walked by the night before and smelled the garlic. Decided to try it for dinner and were wowed from the appetizer to the dessert. A nice touch is the option of a glass, carafe or bottle of wine. A great find away from North Beach.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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