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About The Cavalier

The Cavalier is an all-day London-inspired brasserie, located adjacent to Hotel Zetta.
This is the third property for restaurateurs Anna Weinberg, James Nicholas 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.

360 Jessie Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:



Breakfast in the Blue Bar:
Monday-Friday 7:00am to 11:30am
Saturday and Sunday 7:00am to 10:00am
Lunch:
Monday-Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm
Brunch:
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 2:30pm
Dinner:
Monday - Wednesday 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Thursday- Saturday 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Sunday 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Afternoon bar menu available daily 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Cross Street:
5th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 321-6000

Website:
http://www.thecavaliersf.com/

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 offered at $20 for the first two hours, and $10 for each additional hour.


Parking is also available at the Fifth and Mission - Yerba Buena Garage; located at 833 Mission Street. The garage is accessible from Mission Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets, as well as from Minna Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets.

Executive Chef:
Jennifer Puccio

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, 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

Please join us at The Cavalier for Valentine's Day!
We will be serving a four course $95 prix fixe menu with $55 optional wine pairings from 5:30 - 10:00PM.

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The Cavalier Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Special Occasion (22)
Bar Seating (18)
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Great for Brunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Casual (16)
Business Meals (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Fun (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Cozy (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Romantic (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Authentic (8)
Seasonal (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great Beer (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 15 hours ago

Service was a complete failure. We were a small party with an easy order: black currant ginger refreshers, oysters , brussels sprout chips and Marlowe burgers. After a ten minute wait with nothing but water, each received, in the following sequence over the next 5 minutes: burgers, then oysters, then chips, and lastly, lemonade. Getting the main course first and the drink last is opposite from what I expected. Oh, and we didn't order lemonade; we asked for black currant ginger refreshers. And the burgers were not correctly cooked to order. During all this time, at least 4 of the staff stood around with the hostess socializing. There is a reason this place is not crowded. Total embarrassment and epic fail. Skip here and go to sister venue, marlowe's. The burger is better there, too.

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vip
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Another great meal. Cocktails were fantastic. Service was really good - our server remembered us from before, including what we’d ordered; made great suggestions; and was friendly and helpful. We had really lovely and well balanced pumpkin soup, tasty Brussels sprout “crisps”, incredible smoked salmon, good fish and chips and very good but cold Welsh rarebit. Deserts were nice but not up to the standard of the rest of the food, overly sweet and lacking the complexity and balance of the appetizers and entrees.

Cavalier is becoming a firm favorite!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

It was my first time at The Cavaliers. I was very impressed with the food, service and ambience. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Fun place, fun decor like an English pub/restaurant setting....brunch was yummy.....wait staff was friendly, attentive.....great time for our Sunday brunch...

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

There were three of us celebrating birthdays. Music was horrible din, din, din, ugh. Service was friendly and fun. My frittata was like a soft taco, tiny and flat. The salad dressing on the accompanying greens was very acidic and sour. The Marlowe burgers were great and the French fries were fresh. We shared the ham and cheese soldiers with hollandaise and it was meh. We were there for brunch, maybe better choices for lunch and dinner. Disappointing overall.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Had their fantastic Marlowe burger for lunch plus fries. The horseradish aioli was great with the fries. Couldn't stop eating them! Service was friendly and very attentive. All in all an excellent experience. Would go back for lunch any time.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was quite slow. Once we sat down, it took our server a while to bring our menus.
Then it took him a while-over 17 minutes for him to come back and ask if we were ready to order. For a business lunch, 17 minutes was too long of a wait for my client.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent experience - lamb shank is terrific and stellar service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Truly a British experience from a culinary standpoint! Off-tasting “prawns” that we’re American shrimp, the smallest oysters ever seen with lots of bits of shell in them, meh fish and chips (without real mushy peas) and lamb shank. The only thing that tasted like GOOD British food was the early grey tea.
This very expensive restaurant succeeded in producing a motorway service station type of meal, so in one sense it was truly British: a reflection of the worst British food traditions.
In reality, most of the stuff on the menu was not British at all. Which is a relief I guess...

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was fantastic - service was truly terrible. We waited 30 minutes to have our order taken while the servers stood 5 feet away chatting. Had to flag down a busser who, in turn, flagged down a server. Requested hot water, never came etc. Served by three different people - never served by the person who's name was on our bill. I was a loyal customer but won't make the trip again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The frittata I had was yummy. The waiter was pleasant and had just the right amount of leaving us alone/checking in. The primary plus of this place is that it is a nice space in a good location and the food is good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I don't know why it took me so long to check this place out. The place a bit of a throwback with dark paneled was on one side but Scottish kilt style panelling with lots of quaint pictures. Clearly a lot of thought in the decor that made it special.

The menu is outstanding. Great selection. The appetizers alone are worth several trip to check them all out. We had the lamb scrumpets. 5 mini chops breaded and deep fried served with a mint sauce.

The fish and chips were lightly battered but had a great crunch and tender fish. 3 nice pieces. they allowed my wife to substitute both the chips and the veggie without a single pause. I had the black cod that was a6-7 ounce piece perfectly cooked with crisp skin and very tender fall apart cod. They brought bread upon request.

They have a good wine list. the Neyers Chard was $19 but a decent pour. They are creative with their cocktails.

The service is good however, it seemed like we had to flag someone down several times. Nothing to complain about.

Just before we left I found out about their lounge they call Marianne. A speakeasy type lounge perfect for the brandy or bourbon. many seating areas for the quiet chat in a warm welcoming room.

I'm looking for a reason to go there as I write this.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was delicious, but holy crap was the service horrible. Server never came back after food was delivered, I had to wave someone down to get more water and another drink, nobody checked in to make sure food was good, etc. The whole staff seemed disengaged, lacked efficiency, and not friendly. We optimistically went back for breakfast the next morning (we were staying at the hotel attached), and same.damn.issues. Also, in the light of day, the restaurant was glaringly in need of a deep clean. Super dusty, worn, faded. It’s the overlooked stepchild of an otherwise great restaurant group. Would not go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the best brunches I ever had
I will definitely come back

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a New Year's Day brunch here. The food was very good, the drinks were excellent and the ambience was perfect for brunch. We went with our two 8-year-old kids. There was nothing particularly focused on providing for children (e.g. no colouring or kids menu) but there was plenty on the main menu that they wanted and the place was very welcoming, so it worked really well for our family. We enjoyed food and our server was friendly and helpful if a little busy some of the time. The decor feels like a mix of a French bistro in a Scottish baronial hall, it's on the louder side but so much that you can't converse easily with your table.

A few small missteps (had to ask for coffee twice, took a long time to get attention, food wasn't quite as described on the menu) keeps me from a five-star review but none of it spoiled our brunch. We had a really good time and will likely make this a semi-regular brunch stop.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice place to have breakfast or lunch

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 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Not a single course of 4 was served correctly. Main course and dessert were essentially inedible. No one even bothered to check why plates were going back to the kitchen more Han 75% full of food. No offer to replace or compensate. Service was absolutely aloof. Prices were through the roof. Avoid.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Too salty for me.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This place is AWESOME- we had such a fun night!! This is the first restaurant in a while that I’m already excited to go back to!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We tried the chicken, cauliflower, and salmon! They were amazing! Great service and beautiful place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Super service, just the right amount of attention and enthusiasm from server. The pea salad with the signature fish and chips was delicious, as was the Royal G&T.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The doorway did smell unpleasant.....

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent overall experience -- food, service, atmosphere all excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I came here with my family on Christmas Day for their $85 pre-fix menu. Our waitress was missing for most of the time and only half of our first course arrived. We had three soups and a salad and they only served us two soups. We asked about the other soup and salad but couldn’t find our waitress so we asked the waiter next to our table who responded with a rude attitude, I don’t know I’ll find your waitress. None of the servers got back to us and knew what happened to our missing first course. But we already knew they accidentally served it to the table next to us that arrived later. Then when they did finally serve the missing first course instead of a soup and salad they served two soups. Finally the manager arrived and was very apologetic hence the two stars for service but the servers need a lesson on customer service. For a $500 meal I would expect them to at least comp a drink or something given the horrible mess. But aside from the service, the food was poor. I expected more out of this place since I am a fan of Marlowe.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Bar was disorganized, didn’t seem to know what inventory was. Service at table was slow to start. Menu had good choices, pairings were very nice. Crab salad was literally swimming in green goddess dressing, inedible. Star of the meal was the beef with oxtail and creamed spinach. Perfect! Dessert was supposed to be trifle, but overly citrus and shortcake type biscuit said “not quite English.”

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

Great British Christmas dinner experience.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

First time here. I expected more "London" ambiance, but it still was a good dining spot.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was a lovely meal, but it would have been nice to have been told (even when we called to confirm the booking) that only brunch was going to be offered. We had booked hoping for a proper lunch.

This meant that as one of our party is allergic to gluten, there were only two things on the menu that would work.

Otherwise, the food and service are great. We'd be happy to return for lunch and dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Family pre-Christmas dinner

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

Terrible service: forgot appetizer, forgot dessert, forgot check. Never asked if we wanted additional drinks. Food was so-so. My fish was very under-cooked in the fish and chips. Will not be back.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fabulous as usual. I have yet to have a bad meal at any of the Big Night properties. Keep up the great work!

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Loud. Very loud

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We had a wonderful time at The Cavalier, thanks to the warm and attentive service and excellent food. My husband said the fish and chips were the best he's ever had, and he is a true aficionado and no spring chicken. Our friend's pork chop was generously sized and a very nice cut which she said was excellent. My salmon entree looked relatively skimpy upon delivery but was so perfectly prepared and paired with an excellent pickled onion and fennel relish that it really delivered all the flavor you could ask for. It's not inexpensive, but the food was special enough to warrant the price, and drinks were reasonable. The best part of the experience was our very funny and good-natured server, Carlos. I recommend this festive restaurant and definitely look forward to going again.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had reservations however our table wasn't ready. The service was very slow and our waiter was not friendly. The food was good but I am not sure I would return.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

I had the Fish and Chips -- very good
My husband had a hamburger and would have it again

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great place for before the theatre. Wonderful food and fantastic service. I will go back!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was served cold. Fish and chips had no flavor. I tried to order the lamb but they told me it would not be available for another hour and a half (I tried to order about 615pm). Brussels sprouts appetizer and pumpkin soup were tasty. Cocktails were dull.

Ambiance is really nice except for the metal chairs we sat on which are cold and hard.

Service was prompt in the beginning but then dropped off and entres took forever.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My daughter and I always grab reservations here when traveling to SF. We love seating up at the beautiful bar for dinner or snacks and for their great selection of wines by the glass.The bartenders are fabulous and provide great quick service. The brussel sprout chips are fantastic. Another great plus is the location - it's close to the Westfield Center.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

OK. Not really authentic British or NorCal, but floating somewhere in between that doesn't quite click.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place. Service and food were both excellent

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