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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: 7:00 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

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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Rose's Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Authentic (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Casual (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Dinner was good. Not spectacular, but good.
Although the Chopped Salad is very good.
Our complaint is that some entre portions (i.e. ravioli's) and desserts are skimpy.
Desserts are all $9. - the piece of buttermilk lemon cake with ice cream was
ridiculously small. (cake was cut in a very small piece, and ice cream scoop the size of a golf ball.
What bugged us was also the coca-cola @ $3.25 was served in a glass 3/4 filled with ice!
Ridiculous! You are certainly taking advantage of your customers.
We suggest you address these issues.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We found the wine list to be pricey and the food seemed to be more expensive than we'd remember but it is always a good neighborhood option.

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 (Liverpool)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We booked a table for a special occasion. Greeting was cursory, the table for two for a special occasion was at the gloomy back of the restaurant - and in the middle of tables for four or more- - others were available ! Later the tables on either side got filled up and we had to slide our table to allow the others to get in and then we were all so close that we were almost eating off each others plates. We were hurried along and left in less than an hour. The food is well cooked but the waitress was awful - very surly and when asked for some explanation on the menu - was very abrupt.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

A neighborhood gem!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Dependable, well-prepared food in civilized, cozy setting. Nothing flashy, just good quality.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Quick Bite, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a delicious dinner and a delightful server. Definitely going back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

My favourite restaurant in SF. The food is always exceptional.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We always love our visits to Rose’s Cafe! Service, food, choices are all excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

the food was good and the prices were reasonable. The wait staff was friendly. Good overall experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quick Bite, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

a great restaurant that has really lost the great vibe, now with constant
changing staff, and uneven cooking of the recipes that were always so reliable.
need a good chef and cooks that are more careful and a staff that has a team attitude.


hope that can come back as it is awful to lose a great reliable local neighborhood spot

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Slightly limited menu but everything was surprisingly special and tasty. Will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Yet another satisfying meal at Rose's Café! I had the flank steak which did not disappoint and my daughter had the pasta with clams. Both were good, but the pasta is a go-to dish for both of us!

The location is perfect for heading into or out of Marin. I sometimes rendezvous with my daughter who lives in the Richmond difference, drive to the theater together from there and them drop her off at her car after. I don't have to go out of my way and we only pay to park one car near the theater!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

An outstanding dinner with my family that lived up to expectations in every way. The peach and rhubarb cobbler that finished the meal was the perfect component to the pasta and meat dishes we exclaimed over. Regular visitors to San Francisco, we always make sure to visit rose's every time we come.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Rose's is our family's neighborhood favorite. The kid's red sauce and pasta (not on menu) is affordable and always finished! Their menu changes daily but their pizza and pasta never disappoints. The green salad is also very good. They are always great with the kids and bring bread, olives and CRAYONS to color on the table paper before the meal arrives. We go early, but it's usually full. When the weather is nice, it's a great place to eat outside.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 2, 2017

A perennial favorite. We always have a meal here on our annual visit to San Francisco.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2017

A would return restaurant. Service, Food, Ambience wonderful. I'll give a Four Star & thumbs up place to eat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in SF. I take friends and out of town guests here all the time and they love it! Perfection!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2017

I frequent Rose's and the service and food is always very high quality. It is an inviting place and unpretentious while offering very high quality food and wines. I feel very comfortable in recommending Rose's to friends.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent dinner and service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Fine restaurant with good food options. Our party all enjoyed what they ordered from this Italian menu. We were able to enjoy our conversation as the noise level was not high. Service was fast and non intrusive.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Easy, convenient...food so, so, service was slow(:$$ ccdfjbcc. Ghxfhvg

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Was referred to this restaurant for their fresh pastas and authenticity. Also was told it was very family friendly and was an easy walk from our hotel. It was authentic and had a good menu, but what we didn't realize was that the menu is different daily and there aren't any substitutions. They are very strict about that, so if you don't like the menu for the day, then there aren't many options. We ended up with soup and pizza, which wasn't bad, but not exactly what we were hoping for. Good food, just be prepared for select choices!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

While visiting SF we chanced upon Rose's. my daughter and I shared multiple offerings. We started with the charcuterie plate, which was quite good. Next we shared the greens salad. Lastly we had the roast chicken, which was very delicious. No room for dessert. We sat outside, which was empty except for one other table. Nice and quiet for good conversation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Our dinner was for our anniversary, and great care and attention was given by allowing us the same table we come to every year and the quality of food and service has stayed top of the line for us. The best recommendation I can give is that we will celebrate the next anniversary and many more at Rose's.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Enjoy the great food and the service. Have a good choice of appetizers and salads.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2017

I always enjoy Rose's cafe. Food is simple but well prepared, always fresh. The place is cozy and the service is superb.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Enjoyed a nice evening eating outside. The moules appetizer was a bit disappointing-very large shells, but bland tasting. The pizza was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Excellent food and perfect location for our party of 10.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

wow, loved this place. After driving/walking by many times we finally checked it out and we will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The food was tasty, but very overpriced. One example - the calamari - roughly 6-8 pieced of squid on a mound of polenta. Price - 14.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We have eaten at Rose's Cafe more than once. We are always happy with our meals.The wine choices are always good. It is small and quaint even when busy it is comfortable. Will go back again next time we are in SF.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 16, 2017

We really enjoyed the food, the decor and the great service. A little pricey, so we can't afford to eat here as often as we would have liked. We will be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2017

This is a neighborhood gem! We have 2 kids and they love this place for pasta and red sauce ($10). They give the kids crayons to color with on the paper table coverings. Our favorite waiter is Mike: he's so nice to the kids and very attentive.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Local favorite for those in the know!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Cute and cozy with an intimate ambiance. Scallops with pomegranate risotto was absolutely phenomenal and our waiter was exceptional - always there when we needed him and never hovering when we didn't. Overall highly recommend. The soup was good too but for $12 a bowl next time I'll probably skip it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Restaurant was quiet and service very good. I ordered the beef and it was tough and dry, the waiter did not charge us as I couldn't eat it. The rest was good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Rose's is one of our favorite restaurants because the food and service are excellent. The menu changes with the seasons but there are always a few favorites that remain. The atmosphere is warm and inviting too. Enjoy !

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2016

I didn't like my meal as much as I wanted to. I really like this restaurant but the cut of the meat did not seem to be worth the price and the soup while pleasant was nothing to write home about. My partners meeting was excellent. Definitely willing to give roses café another chance but was disappointed with tonight's dining experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Very good food and nice atmosphere. We did get very small servings yesterday (for a 20$ dish, I got maybe 15 farfalles). When we pointed this out, they didn't charge us for dessert, which was a nice way to own it. The pasta was delicious though.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2016

First time - we will be back!

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