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The Cavalier

4.4
4.4
1541 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
The Cavalier is a London-inspired brasserie, located adjacent to Hotel Zetta in San Francisco’s SoMA neighborhood. The upscale British influenced restaurant is brought to you by Executive Chef Jennifer Puccio, managing partner James Nicholas, and award winning San Francisco designer, Ken Fulk. The 135-seat restaurant is divided into four unique, intimate spaces: the Blue Bar, Main Dining Room, Wine Stables, and Rail Car. The interior is designed with deep leather banquettes, polished brass, zinc and white marble, lending a posh and sultry feel.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 321-6000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jennifer Puccio

  • Private party contact

    Alisha Lamos and Erin Hogg: (415) 321-6000 ext. 705

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available through Hotel Zetta; located at 55 Fifth Street on the corner of Jessie Street; adjacent to The Cavalier. Parking is also available at the Fifth and Mission - Yerba Buena Garage; at 833 Mission Street. The garage is accessible from Mission Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,541 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RM

    RoneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A precise and delicate cooking, very pleasant and accurate seasonings (had tartare and steack), a charming and cozy place. Nice wine list. A very pleasant dinner.
  2. E

    Eric

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Great service, great drinks; great food. Cavalier may want to rethink the music selection. Love the Doors but it really is not good background music.
  3. AM

    AMMM

    Miami

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were there for thanksgiving dinner. The food was really disappointing. The stuffing was the worst, it was just seasoned soaked bread. Have to say the pecan pie and pumpkin pie were good. And for starter we had stake tartare that was also good, but their Thanksgiving menu was FAIL.
  4. DB

    DonaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We here for Thanksgiving, and everything on the fixed menu was outstanding. The front of the restaurant was quite loud, but luckily we were seated in a much quieter back room. We’ll be back.
  5. ND

    NateD

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Ambiance and decor is super unique, feels like an upscale British countryside manor, but service and food is slightly lacking (B- as a school grade). Would come back and sit at bar for a light bite and cocktail.
  6. MH

    MichaelH

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined here a number of times. This was the most seamless and well-executed of them all. And it was Thanksgiving. We will certainly be back again
  7. M

    Mlavary

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Favorite choice of our to dine before a show at The Warfield. Oysters are always a good choice, salads are great, brussel sprout chips worth it, deviled eggs, fish and chips, great burger, mushroom tart was exceptional as was the tomato tart, great mashed potatoes - the roasted chicken was a tad too salty, but otherwise good. Nice wine, beer, and cocktail selection. The place is solid. Nice service in a good setting. Sometimes they are slow, but they do get slammed as can happen.
  8. LY

    LocalYokel

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We eat here quite often as our pre-theater dinner choice. It’s reliably good and the atmosphere is cozy and warm. Highly recommend the Brussels sprout chips and the pan-seared salmon.
  9. JS

    JonathanS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was on point getting us out for the theater in plenty of time without feeling rushed. Food was delicious and well cooked. Will definitely return soon!
  10. MC

    MichaelC

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Went before a show at Golden Gate Theater. Excellent attentive service. Lots of positive energy from staff and customers. Food choices were good, but far too salty. Good distance from venue.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good solid meal. Neighborhood not that great.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff, delicious food, and an atmosphere that was cozy but not claustrophobic. Noise was moderate but had no issue hearing amongst a group of 8.
  13. MT

    MarkT

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Unfortunately this is our third bad experience in a row. We loved this place when it opened but the last few years it seems to have lost its way. The menu used to be high style pub food, now it seems hodge podge without any sort of identity, certainly not British. The food and cocktails are good if a little uninspired from dish to dish, but the biggest disappointment is the lack of personality or vibe. The staff seems very unhappy and aloof, it was hard to tell who was our server and who was just delivering food. Zero personality or connection to make it even remotely special, and for the prices there charging you should expect to be treated at least a bit more attentively. It just very lackluster and dull right now, as if they’re having real management issues. The gentleman at the door who greeted us and sat us at our table was the nicest part of the entire meal, a real gentleman. I wish I could recommend this place as we used to really love it, but they’ve just lost their way. And for the love of Pete please bring the lamb scrumpets back!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    After we were served, the service was a bit oversolicitous. They knew we had a show to go to at 7:30, but they began eagerly clearing any plate shortly after 6 pm. Different servers were doing this. One would come by and ask if they could clear an empty dish, then a few minutes later someone else would ask if another dish (not yet empty) was ready to be cleared. Then we were asked if we wanted our dirty plates cleared before our last new dish had been brought. Then they dropped off serving utensils. Then cleared another dish the moment it was empty. It began to feel a little oppressive. And again we were not in any danger of missing our show. We arrived comfortably early. It was odd. We’ve been here before and didn’t have this experience, and we’ll likely come back but I hope the service gets a little less urgent.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great, ambiance is fun, service good! Pricy
  16. V

    Vicki

    San Francisco

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Attentive service. Excellent onion rings. Very loud.
  17. DL

    DaanL

    Amsterdam

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    For a restaurant that is placed in the Michelin-app, the food/service is not meeting the standards. However, cool place with relaxed ambience.
  18. G

    Giulia

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Love to go there before the theater!
  19. AC

    AnneCath

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was delicious. Excellent service, excellent evening!
  20. C

    Christian

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Loved our experience.
  21. E

    Elijah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food wasn’t all that great. the service was pretty slow with little to no effort from the server.
  22. LM

    LizM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fun ambiance, but a little loud. Food is good but pricey. Excellent oysters, but skip the cauliflower entrée.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good for a last min group of 6 on a Saturday night. Best thing is the lamb chops. I’d do appetizers only and drinks. Skip big meal because $$
  24. AL

    AriannaL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I went during the coronavirus panic in SF so the restaurant was pretty empty with only one other party there. The food was really good, as was the service--but the environment was a little awkward and the service was a little too attentive. I'd definitely go again as I really enjoyed the food, especially since they can't control the panic around an outbreak.
  25. CT

    CyrusT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Had dinner at The Cavalier recently with my daughter. It was overall an enjoyable experience, and it is a place I will go back to for dinner. The staff were very pleasant, although there were some delays in getting orders (the table next to ours, which ordered after we did, got their entries before we did). The ambiance is great, however, and we did not mind waiting. The food was good, albeit a little pricey, but it is San Francisco.
  26. GG

    GianpaoloG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very noise restaurant. High prices compared to the quality of the food.
  27. IT

    InTheBusiness

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent dining experience at 'The Cavalier.' The menu selections were varied; lots of options. Starter highlights: the quail eggs, brussels sprouts chips, and crab salad. Entrée portions are hearty; side dishes are definitely shareable. The flourless chocolate dessert is a must. Much enjoyed the quiet service and overall friendly atmosphere.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic !
  29. HG

    HenryG

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We were very happy with the dining area, which unlike the bar is a little more quite. The Scotch egg is great as is their Fish & Chips. Their Crab and Saffron Risotto was a bit salty but good. Great coffee and nice Pumpkin bread pudding.
  30. DC

    DaveC

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a great spot. I think many of their dishes are a bit too smoky for my taste. But everything else is so great, I overlook the smokiness -- burgers, sprouts, etc.
  31. M

    Mhw152

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Go-to brunch spot before our Sunday BSF matinee shows. Love it!
  32. PR

    PriscillaR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was roughly the 10th time eating at Cavalier -and once again it didn’t disappoint. Perfect place/location to dine before or after theater at either Golden Gate or Orpheum. Keep up the good work.
  33. f

    foodie4

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had lunch before going to see an afternoon play. Love the ambiance, the decor, but felt that the waitresses weren’t so friendly. they need to smile and not be looking elsewhere while asking us how our meal tastes.
  34. c

    chowhounds

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Cavalier is a charming British style pub with great food. Yes, it has fish and chips, but so much more. We had the chicken and it was delicious - very crispy, moist and well seasoned. We went before the show at the Golden Gate Theater and it was very convenient for us.
  35. J

    Jilian

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    UK citizenship
  36. JS

    JamesS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    A bit pretentious for a “Gastro Pub”. We have been t
  37. P

    Patrick

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast rocks. The small selection of items from the menu are expertly executed. Perhaps a bit expensive, yet experientially a nearly perfect delivery of service and food.
  38. LT

    LindaT

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Cavalier provide excellent customer service with a smile. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the friendly staff, and of course the food.
  39. K

    Katana

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Pre-Show dinner
  40. SN

    SharonN

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    There are 5 of us. Apps came out separately - 1 was completely finished and then the other came out. Then entrees 2 people were served, then we literally waited for at least 20 minutes maybe longer for the next 3. Food was mediocre at best. It pains me that I chose this restaurant. We’ve eaten at some very good restaurants in SF - this was not one of them. I’m happy to throw real money at a good dinner. We paid 300$ for a low caliber dinner. Actually I prefer McDonald’s to this restaurant. I would recommend going anywhere but here. We had the steak tartare - good; marrow - mediocre; fish and chips - mediocre; hamburger - disappointing; 2 filet - sauce was overbearing and too sweet; and the scallop/shrimp risotto - poor.

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The Cavalier offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 321-6000.

The Cavalier is rated 4.4 stars by 1541 OpenTable diners.

The Cavalier does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Cavalier

360 Jessie St San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available through Hotel Zetta; located at 55 Fifth Street on the corner of Jessie Street; adjacent to The Cavalier. Parking is also available at the Fifth and Mission - Yerba Buena Garage; at 833 Mission Street. The garage is accessible from Mission Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jennifer Puccio

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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