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The Cavalier

4.5
4.5
1555 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 6 times today
Experiences are available.

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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Experiences

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day in Style

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2023
    Celebrate Valentine's Day with an inspired 4-course prefix dinner featuring Cavalier classics with a twist. Each reservation will be greeted with a rose as you settle into the first course. February 11th | 5PM-10PM February 14th | 5PM-9PM Looking for a place to start out or finish a romantic Valentine's evening? Visit Marianne's Salon Experience to learn more! We will do our best to accommodate scheduling requests and will hold reservations for 30 minutes. Please note that reservations canceled with less than 24-hour notice will forfeit the $125 reservation hold fee required at the time of booking. Guests reserving space in Marianne’s must book reservations separately.
  • Salon de Marianne's

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2023
    A decadent salon tucked away behind The Cavalier, Marianne’s manifests edgy throwback glamour inspired by the one and only Marianne Faithfull. The intimate space offers vintage rock & roll vibes complete with low lighting, royal purple walls, and posh leather and zebra banquettes. Reservations will be greeted with a rose before heading to their table. Lite bites, specialized cocktail and wine menu will be offered through out the evening. Please note that a $25 reservation fee is required at the time of booking to reserve a table for 1 hour. We will do our best to accommodate scheduling requests and will hold reservations for 15 minutes. Guests interested in our pre-fix menu must book reservations separately.

What 1,555 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience. Our waitress was absolutely great!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were visiting San Francisco for our wedding anniversary and made last-minute reservations here. We had a great experience. Molly was our server and did a really good job, as did everyone else. The food was really, really good. So were the drinks. We will definitely return!
  3. KL

    KevinL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a great time, clean and friendly staff. The food was amazing. I would definitely suggest this place if your in the area.
  4. LG

    LauraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent chef and menu. Perfect place for Christmas dinner! Loved every bite.
  5. L

    Lololo

    Connacht

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The waiters worked disorganized. They didn’t communicate each other. They took our desert menus incorrectly. Instead of confirming with us, they assumed what we wanted to eat. There is room to improve the service.
  6. JB

    JanisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent, service was great. Plan to return again next year for Christmas dinner. Love it.
  7. T

    Tandy

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect! Great presentation, great food, my taste buds thank you!
  8. RP

    RosieP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I can’t say enough about the entire experience. Food was excellent and the service was fabulous. The staff made you feel at home.. I will be back.
  9. D

    Dhey

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Evrthingjid good
  10. d

    deedee

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was AMAZING!!! Service was kinda slow but they were short handed. The manager stepped in and helped which was nice to see! The only thing to complain about was the Brussel sprout chips were burnt. I do not recommend these!
  11. TR

    TroyR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasty food. Great service. As always, extra festive holiday decor at Christmas time.
  12. H

    geanieH

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cozy spot off the beaten path of the noise on Market street. Food was great and service Awesome. Staff are very accommodating .
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal place to eat. The menu was amazing, the staff was tremendously friendly and attentive, and the food and cocktails were top-notch. A hidden gem - can’t recommend it highly enough.
  14. b

    bigaleats

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My burger was over cooked :(
  15. RM

    RoneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    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.
  16. E

    Eric

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. M

    Mlavary

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. MT

    MarkT

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 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!!
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. V

    Vicki

    San Francisco

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Attentive service. Excellent onion rings. Very loud.
  31. 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.
  32. G

    Giulia

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

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

    AnneCath

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

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

    Christian

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Loved our experience.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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 $$
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

FAQs

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

The Cavalier is rated 4.5 stars by 1555 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 6 times today
Experiences are available.
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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