The Cavalier

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$31 to $50
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British

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The Cavalier is an all-day London-inspired brasserie, located adjacent to Hotel Zetta.
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.

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AriannaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 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.

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CyrusT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 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.

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GianpaoloG
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

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vipInTheBusiness
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on March 5, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic !

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HenryG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 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.

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DaveC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 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.

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Mhw152
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipPriscillaR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 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.

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foodie4
San Francisco
7 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.

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chowhounds
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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.

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vipJilian
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

UK citizenship

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vipJamesS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

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vipPatrick
Baltimore
14 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.

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LindaT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 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.

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vipKatana
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Pre-Show dinner

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vipSharonN
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 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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RobertD
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was entertaining out of town guests and was a little leery of the Valentines Day prix fixe menu, but we were looking for a convenient location that had an open table, so we reserved. The menu was limited but we all had something a little different. The amuse was a baked oyster and a warm deviled egg and both were very good. I had an old fashioned, which was just sweet enough and really good flavor. Shrimp appetizer and Stuffed sole and poulet vert entrees were also memorable. There were two desserts with ice cream that did not disappoint. Overall, everyone was totally satisfied and I was glad it worked out so well despite being Valentines Day. If a place can do this well on a holiday, think of how good it could be on a less crowded night. We will definitely be going back since it’s in our neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I left this place more disappointed than I have been in long time with a dining experience. To start things off, I had made a reservation through Open table expecting to be sat in the dining area and instead was seated in the bar area. The server must have been a pot head because he forget our requests several times. The food was mediocre and my girlfriend’s steak was served cold. I do not recommend this place for anyone. The site and all of the listed reviews are falsely advertised. The value was horrible. I actually had buyers remorse after this experience. What a let down. My date for the evening was so disappointed. Never coming here and never will recommend this place to ANYONE!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time

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vipZakkTS
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come here it is fantastic. I've never ordered something j didn't like. Valentine's day prefix menu offered plenty of options and was just as good.

I highly recommend to everyone and will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I was here for breakfast. The eggs and toast were just OK. The yogurt looked better.

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Harry
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I went to Cavalier for brunch and the overall experience was great. The decor is fun and full of character, the food was excellent and the service was courteous though not terribly fast that day. I had the prawns over polenta with roast shisito peppers and the flavor was spot on. Tasty without being overpowered by salt. Lamb hash with sweet potato latkes were also delish and dish was also nicely seasoned. The scotch egg was good; perfectly cooked in the yolk and the outside was crispy. The casing could have actually used a tiny bit more season but overall it was really enjoyable and paired nicely with the shrimp dish.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual

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SeanL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cavalier is everything you could ask from a high end British gastropub. Cozy seating in the bar area (there are plenty of tables in the restaurant area if that is what your bag), lighting is mellow, drinks and wine list are solid, attentive service, and great simple food with a British slant using only the freshest ingredients. They even have their own oyster farm in Washington state, they were fabulous!

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PatrickK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. I will be back!

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vipFrenchAmy
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food, a little pricy. Service left something to be desired

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Mehhhhhh
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great apart from Deasert. $12 for a muffin.

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vipJKMY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

My wallet was stolen while at the restaurant - By the end of my dinner, there were multiple fraudulent activities on all my credit and debit cards. Thought this was a credible establishment so this experience with no recourse left me with a terrible impression.

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Filastro
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious Food. Really appreciate that the noise level was low enough to enjoy a dinner conversation. A very pleasant experience.

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Lizmatth
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service...we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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KarlS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite weekend brunch place in downtown SF. Get the Sautéed Gulf Shrimp which is served over the creamiest polenta! Yummy Bloody Marys, too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we have ever had delicious

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GaryT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. The crust cover salmon was great.

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vipgary
San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

this must be my 6th visit - usually outstanding and always a good spot for special occasions. This time - food was good, but we had 3 or 4 people serving us and it seemed like they didn't know what the others were doing. One would ask - did you need something else - I would respond that we already asked for the wine list. Also, it took about 20 minutes to get our pre-dinner cocktail, yet our food came ever so quickly once ordered. My guests from Belomnt hadn't been before - didn't seem impressed.

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vipjisforJoe
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Breakfast here was really nice and quiet. Food was well executed and the host/bartender was super friendly.

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vipOT123
San Francisco
266 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Cavalier is a decent place for lunch. Food is average and the menu is pretty narrow. Service was fast and professional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s a beautiful place with great food. It was a bit busy and slightly noisy.

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RussellD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Dined here several times. Typically much better. Our food arrived cold and was not up to the quality of previous visits.

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DebbieG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch or cocktails in their bar. Great service and fun atmosphere.

FAQs

The Cavalier is rated 4.4 stars by 1530 OpenTable diners.

The Cavalier does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thecavaliersf.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.