This is the third property for restaurateur Anna Weinberg and Executive Chef Jennifer Puccio - the same team behind Marlowe and Park Tavern. Award winning San Francisco designer, Ken Fulk, revamped the interior with deep leather banquettes, polished brass, zinc and white marble, lending a posh and sultry feel.
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
The Cavalier will be serving a four course prix-fixe menu for the Thanksgiving holiday. We do require a credit card for every booking with a strict 48 hour cancellation policy. Late cancellations or no shows will incur a $40 per guest charge.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Service Daniel was great. First time here myself and spouse. Salmon was super, loved the reduction sauce. Pork tenderloin was good, requested pork cooked medium should have requested medium rare. Sauce was great.
Was seated in bar area, little noisy. Maybe less noisy in separate dinning area. Overall enjoyed food and service.
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Service was outstanding, the room is lovely and comfortable, and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend the steak frites with a petite filet.
We enjoyed our meal and drinks but our overall experience was marred by the waiter who charged us for 10 drinks we didn't order. When we pointed out the extra charge he laughed it off with a lame excuse. We felt that he was either very careless or was trying to get away with something. Maybe he mistakenly thought we were tourists who wouldn't notice or care about the overcharge. Either way we weren't happy about it.
Inexplicably, I can always get a table at The Cavalier, even last minute. It's essentially identical to its sibling Marlowe, which is constantly booked solid. And hey, I don't get it, but I'm delighted to take constant advantage of it. You should too! Trying to plan a nice dinner TONIGHT? Grab a table at The Cav. Get a cocktail and Brussels sprout chips and the burger, and thank me when you sober up.
Always lovely!! Noise level very high until the theatre goers left.
Once again, a great location for a business lunch--convenient for people from the East Bay, with BART an option to get around traffic---and easy to get to from downtown SF. Good drinks and beverages and tasty food. Quiet enough to talk.
Will be there again soon.
Going to The Cavalier is always an experience and one that I have noted to myself I should do more often. From the moment you walk in and the friendly greeting at the reception, then take a look around at the eclectic Brit style from black and white chequered floor tiling to the railway carriage dining area, white linen, and collection of Old English hunting scenes, it really is a delight.
At the back is a very cool bar, Marrianne's (Faithfull) is the kinda bar I want to hang out in, forever!
Never mind the design and the decor, the food is really good too. Good old British inspired favorites but with a twist and a level of quality that would make a proper Brit blush. We were there for lunch - Devilled Egg Sandwiches with the crusts cut off, good old (and the best I have had in the United States) Fish & Chips with an English Pea Salad and Aoli, then, an Apple & Frangipane Tart with Cinamon Icecream, and finished with a good old pot of Earl Grey Tea!
The service was also excellent. Our waiter was so attentive, helpful and pleasant.
The combination of a great place, great food, and great service makes The Cavalier a place to go visit when you are in San Francisco for sure!
I am looking forward to going there for the Full British Breakfast sometime soon maybe with a Bloody Mary from Marrianne's!
Very helpful, friendly staff. And I love the food here.
Very much enjoy coming here. The menu has just the right amount of options without feeling overwhelming. The food is cooked to perfection and the service is always quick and attentive.
Great service. Nice that they remembered it was for our anniversary. The complementary champagne was a nice touch.
Deviled egg tea sandwiches were delicious, and served up fast!
Hangar steak with frites looked delicious - I’ll try that next time for myself.
It used to be great last year
I loved all my food typically
This Saturday there was a strange bitter taste in everything - almost like too much thyme or something similar (roasted chicken)
My party also has the fish and chips and they needed to get extra salt (and they’ve had the same meal at the same place before and it was amazing)
The pea salad was barely eatable as well - and I love British food
Lastly it’s terrible that they took away their sticky toffee pudding - that would have compensated me from the sub par meal
Pork is very good . Scallops are a little salty. Interior lights are too dark for us .
But overall we enjoyed the dinner very much.
Food was not great and since it was expensive it was a let down. The dessert we had with the house made cinnamon ice cream was spectacular though.
Great option for pre-theatre dining (Golden Gate Theatre). Friendly, attentive and cognizant of our time constraints. Excellent food and cocktails. No complaints.
The server was very rude and he took away our food without permission. Overall, very terrible experience.
It’s a bit expensive since there’s not much on a plate and we had to order more. But so so good.
a bit more expensive than it should have been, but super convenient and enjoyable before a show at the Golden Gate Theater.
I tried new dishes this time instead of my usual choice. I think this is the first time “smoky tomato soup” on a menu actually lived up to its name - delicious.
Went in Saturday for brunch. Had scotched duck egg (best part if meal), signature burger and fish and chips. I think we were servers first table but his service was slow and seemed like he was doing us a favor by serving us. Had an ice tea and had most of the meal with it empty. Henchecked on us once all meal though he stood and chatted 3 feet away most of the meal woth only 1 other table. Our meal finished with "do you want anything else" check in hand. He pretty much made sure we would not be back.
Food was done well all cooked as requested. But the burger though cooked correctly was just nothing worth going in for. Would have been just as happy with a carls burger. Fish and chips was nicely cooked and lightly breaded but nothing special. The scotch duck egg was a treat and we enjoyed that alot.
Maybe try it for dinner as that may be were most 5 stars are coming from. But with the lame service we will pass.
Food great as always, but the restaurant was VERY understaffed: just two waiters for a jam-packed lunch rush. Our table was ignored for long stretches of time, and after 90 minutes the dessert menus arrived... then the waiter disappeared for 20 minutes more!
Great new find in SOMA.
We enjoyed our lunch very much. We had the beet salad which was delicious. the service was fast and friendly .
Returned here after a few years hiatus and the food is excellent did not disappoint neither did the service which was personal and at our elbow. Five star experience
We had a delightful brunch - great food, ambiance, service. The food and the drinks were delicious. Only criticism was that the sausage came out cold in the center, but they quickly remedied.
It wasn't very busy (Labor Day week-end, and fairly early) so the noise level wasn't something I could really gauge, but I assume it would be moderate.
The experience was fair, but the price was high. Price value story didn’t work.
Incredible food but slow service and non attentive wait staff almost ruined this for me.
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Very attentive staff. The host, Joel, is super friendly and welcoming! The tomato soup special is amazing! The favor profiles complex and leaving you wanting more.
I again had a fabulous experience at this restaurant. The food is special and I wish I could recreate the meals at home because they are so unique and delicious. Love the atmosphere too.
When I first chose this restaurant, I did so because it was close to the Golden Gate Theater where we were going to see a play. I assumed that it would be pub food and cheap. I made reservations and then looked at the menu. I was a bit surprised to see that it looked like an upscale restaurant with upscale prices. We decided to go anyway. And what a wonderful surprise. It was a nicely appointed restaurant, we had a quiet table in a not very noisy room, and then we ordered and began to eat. As soon as I took the first bite of the beet salad, my heart melted. Calling this a salad doesn't do it justice. It was terrific and well worth the price. Then my main dish arrived. Pork tenderloin. Again, the title doesn't do it justice. Awash with roasted peppers and fingerling potatoes, the pork tenderloin slices were nestled on a wonderful, light and savory sauce. I ate every bite and again became contrite at my initial look at the prices. This is one of the best meals that I've had in a restaurant in years.
S/O to Tim and Shaun (sp?) at hotel Zetta bar.
Pleased through and through! Thank you Cavalier team!
The service took our plates in such a rush. I still have good leave on the plates, I have to stop them several times. I felt like being rush...
We used to enjoy the scones and the salads at The Cavalier. Not anymore. The scones were over baked, hard, dry, and flavorless. The salad was tasty, but small, and it had one thin sliced of goat cheese on it. It was more like a slightly larger dinner salad. So two of us had two plates of lettuce and fennel shavings and two club sodas for $54 with tax, tip, and SF health. Outrageous. We will not be back.
We love this place because of its location to theaters for live shows on Market and Golden Gate streets. We stay at Hotel Zetta, connected to The Cavalier. Staff and ambience are awesome, but food is lacking in quality and flavor. Menu descriptions don’t reflect final product, unfortunately. We’ve eaten here five times and keep hoping for improvement. Kick it up a notch y’all and you will be fabulous!
A great place! Food is awesome! Friendly and helpful staff, and nice atmosphere. We loved the Scotch Eggs, and the lamb chop appetizer, but the chicken and steak were flavorful and amazing! They do a slow cook on the chicken that makes the end result very moist and delicious!
What a great little find this was. Food was delectable; the blackened salmon savory. Don't miss the sauteed Brussel sprouts with mint. Service was outstanding, fast, friendly, and funny.
Great for a business lunch, easy for East Bay and San Francisco to meet there because it's right next to the Powell St BART station, convenient parking in the Mission St. Garage---Food is excellent, service smooth and pleasant, quiet enough to talk.
Horrible food, basic and bland. Nothing really stood out.