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About Roxanne Cafe

American/Italian Restaurant with Beer & Wine.

570 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Daily: 6:00AM - 11:30AM
Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 3:00PM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
Bush St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 989-5555

Website:
http://www.nobhilldining.com/RoxanneCafe/Home.htm

Catering:
See the catering menu at nobhilldining.com

Parking Details:
Street parking only. Sutter Stockton Public parking garage one block away.

Public Transit:
Cable Car at corner of Bush&powell St.

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Roxanne Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The Italian restaurant at our hotel was booked up until 8:30PM and we were looking for a place around 6:30 after having enjoyed a sunset cocktail at CityScape atop the Hilton. At the Sir Francis Drake wine reception we searched OpenTable for another Italian restaurant nearby and found Roxanne Cafe just at the end of the next block. We made our reservations and were able to get in with no problem. This place seems less than 30 people so it is cozy. We had a nice window seat and enjoyed a relaxing meal with great service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

In SF to celebrate my mother’s birthday. We chose Roxanne Cafe due to close proximity to our hotel and it was perfect. We were seated in a cozy area in the back and had a fantastic server. Janet brought the food and beverages promptly, but allowed time for us to soak in the fantastic ambiance of this unique establishment. We will go here again when we return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great local diner with a quiet, clean, and friendly environment. Service was good and timely. Food was nicely prepared with fresh ingredients. We’ll be back with friends the next time we’re in SF and around Union Square for a relaxed and quiet evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We decided to try this place because the reviews all stated the food was good. We should have listened to the reviews that stated the issues with reservations. We made reservations on Open Table and showed up at the correct time jus to be questioned by a worker as to why we were there and how we made reservations. We answered all of her snarky questions just to be told that they were closed for a party. It would have been fine if they had apologized for the mistake but to be asked several questions in a very rude tone just made me angry. I have no idea how the food is but service isn't great. If you decide to go here call ahead first and make sure that they are actually open. Also when I tried to make new reservations on Open table I wasn't allowed to because I had reservations here. I tried to cancel them and it wouldn't let me do then I couldn't make a new one. That was just annoying. At least let me cancel the reservations that you won't honor so I can make new ones.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Had to go back days later while in San Fran to make sure it would be just as good. It was, place was packed with a line waiting to get in. I can confirm that there's reason for them to do so.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Cute little place on Powell, you could walk by but you shouldn't. Roxanne salad is very nice, great dressing. Chicken linguini was perfectly sized, good spices and stayed hot for a long time. Everything was fresh, great service and very reasonably priced.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Really good food, great location and a nice place to spend time with family.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I had the chicken Zorba salad-absolutely excellent. My husband had the chicken parmesan with spaghetti and says it's one of the best meals he's eaten on this vacation. Very friendly staff, excellent food, good pricing for downtown, and if we were here longer we would definitely be coming back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

cozy and quiet place, serving fresh comfort food. my pasta primavera was light; my daughter loved her chicken parm; while the chicken piccata that our friend ordered was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Close to the Union square and very good for breakfast meetings. Standard fare well executed with prompt service. Recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Very friendly restaurant...feels very Italian. Good food, good service, nice location. What else can you ask for?

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Sweet & quaint little corner restaurant in the city :)

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2016

The revervation did not work. We had to wait 20 min to be seated. And 15 min later we could order... The food was good, but before we had to ask for fork an knife.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Unfortunately, we had a very poor service experience. It started out with our reservation being overbooked when the manager decided to accept so many walk-ins that deemed dining time meaningless. We waited well over 45-minutes to be seated. Once seated we waited for what seemed an eternity until we decided to leave. Very poor service skills with no attempts to apologize or explain the cause. Many other patrons left for the same reasons.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We went over Christmas holidays. They were one of few restaurant open. Simply they were taking too many reservations, from Open table and private calls. We had to wait 1 hr to be seated and service was poor

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Was looking for a neighborhood Italian restaurant and referred to Roxanne's. Food quality was average but worthy of a second visit. Prices were okay it is a city restaurant. Staff was attentive but missed on my friends dinner. French Fries were served instead of a salad? I had spaghetti and meatballs. Spaghetti was cooked perfectly, sauce was good, meatballs a bit to much garlic but not a disqualifier. (Garlic is always a matter of opinion). Bread served with dinner was not very special. Roxanne's is on a quiet corner steps from cable car stop at Bush and Powell. Should have been busy, it wasn't.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Great service on a busy Sunday. Good choices for breakfast. Food well prepared.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 1, 2016

We were in SF to attend a concert a few blocks away and walked to the cafe. My wife had the lobster ravioli, which was very good. I had the stuffed pork loin, which was tasty, though overlooked. The service was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was cozy and intimate?

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2016

I was visiting the city for a business conference. The restaurant decor was eclectic and fun. The cable car runs right by the restaurant, and there are plenty of windows for great people watching. The menu looked to be perfect for both my dining partner and myself. I was craving gnocchi. While they had it on the menu, I would only give it a good, not great rating. However, my dining partner had the shrimp scampi and gorgonzola salad and was very pleased. The service was very attentive and the noise level was perfect for good conversation. Overall, it was a very pleasant meal.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Wonderful food. Excellent value. A very relaxing place to eat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Fun, Tapas
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Reasonable food in ok setting

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Great Restaurant, Call ahead to make sure they have you open table reservation. When we arrived they were unfamilar with open table and waited about 20-30 minutes for a table. Food and Service was Outstanding!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 2, 2016

The shrimp risotto is a perfect comfort food, and my friends reported that the sandwich rolls are delightfully soft. Service was friendly, but not overbearing.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 11, 2012

Friends had eaten here for breakfast and we decided to try it for dinner. The food was very good and the service was attentive. It was a very pleasant meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 17, 2012

My husband and I had breakfast here. We've eaten here before and enjoyed it. This time it wasn't as crowded as last time which was nice. It is a casual but cute restaurant. Food was good and service was pleasant and fast. It's conveniently located near union square.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2012

Creative menu items and hearty portions make this a place to revisit. Wonderful brunch spot.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Convenient location and nearly empty on Valentine's Day while we were unable to get in elsewhere, Roxanne Cafe delivered a meal that was good (not great, but certainly nothing wrong with it) and service that was casual and friendly in an unremarkable ambiance (the place is clean and in good condition; however, there was nothing particularly special about it). This was my first visit and since I am in the area often (and need a quick, casual, $15-25 per plate kinda place), I will do it again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2011

I came here with my family on a busy night. There were only 2 servers on the floor. Our sever took our order and 45 minutes later I asked her how much longer and she rudely responded " we're working on it." Keep in mind she not once apologized for the delay or explained why our food was taking so long. Then a few minutes later, we saw one of the chefs leave the restaurant, he came back 20 minutes later with lettuce. I serve for a living too, soI understand that some nights can be a little off, but our server didn't even communicate ANYTHING tous and she was rude! Then she has the nerve to add gratuity to the check. We waited over an hour for dinner and had to deal with a miserable server. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2011

This restaurant was surprisingly open on Christmas day so we were happy about that . It's a cute little place in a good location . The food was ok , not really bad but not really special . The service was efficient and polite . I would recommend this restaurant for a quick bite if you are not feeling too demanding and are in the area .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2011

excellent service. limited wine list. menu average good local spot union square

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2011

Unlike many reservations, my service was excellent. The food was good and I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2011

We've been here before. For us, it's a convenient location, just two blocks from our condo we sometimes use in the city. The food is always excellent, the wine prices are very appropriate, and the service is always excellent. Did I say that we like the place?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2011

Definitely going back to this little hidden spot!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2011

Roxanne's was barely half full when we arrived, and we were shown to a cramped table. The wait staff didn't seem to care that we had a reservation. They must consider themselves a breakfast place as we were handed only breakfast menus at just before noon. That might have been a better choice since the kitchen doesn't know how to fry or saute or make a good salad. Our calamari appetizer was rubbery and the breading was barely browned. A "roquefort" salad was delivered with no cheese on it, and the added steak portion was huge but undercooked and tasted steamed, not grilled or pan-sauteed. The wait staff was friendly when flagged down but otherwise unattentive. Don't waste your time here, you can do better

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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 29, 2011

Creative breakfast menu with reasonable pricing in downtown San Francisco - can't be beat! Had breakfast two days in a row: blueberry cream cheese stuffed french toast and eggs florentine. Beat the outrageous hotel prices and the food was a lot better.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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