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About Permanently Closed - South Park Cafe
This restaurant is permanently closed. South Park Cafe has been serving rustic French cuisine since 1985. Gourmet Magazine called South Park "One of the best little French restaurants in San Francisco". Michael Bauer says "Feels like a little slice of Paris and the food is as good as ever".
San Francisco, CA 94107
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
2nd & 3rd, Brannan & Bryant
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is generally easy.
Private Party Facilities:
Private parties require a "buy-out" of the restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Marty Berg: (415) 495-7275
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
South Park Cafe - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
As always amazing food and a great time. My daughter and husband ordered the lamb, again, they love it. This is a place where you will find local residents. When the cook goes on vacation, the place closes. I usually order fish, so far so good..well very good! It is a great hide-away. The service has always been exceptional, and the waitress is very friendly.
I felt so bad for the wait staff and patrons, the restaurant was really stuffy and hot due to the weather.
The food was very good but it was so hot in there that it was hard to eat more than a few bites.
The table next to us were so excited when the wine bottle was taken away and they could submerse their hands in the icey cold water that was left in the wine cooler. We wished we'd ordered a bottle of wine too! Lol
We met old friends for an early weekday dinner after a Giants' day game. We hadn't eaten there in at least ten years, but the food and service was just as good if not better than we remembered. The menu had interesting choices, good sized portions and seasonal ingredients that were well prepared. The service was attentive, but our server left us alone so that we could interact without being interrupted. The noise level was quiet enough for 4 old friends to actually have a conversation. A welcome change from most casual dining experiences in SF these days.
We have enjoyed South Park Cafe for decades...our latest meal reminded us why this is our absolute favorite French Bistro in SF. The prix fixe is always the way to go, we started with the Cod Cakes and Beef Tongue both being delightful. We followed with the Lamb and Sea Char which were superb. Our desserts were the Profiteroles and the house Sorbet, Melon. Every meal at South Park is well thought out, perfectly prepared and with the friendly wait staff serving so we are always feeling well cared for. Merci South Park!
Delightful return to South Park Cafe after several years of absence. Wonderful ambiance, great French comfort food and impeccable not-in-your-face and very knowledgeable service. We enjoyed a leisurely delicious meal on a Friday evening that was a kick-off to a fabulous weekend! Glad to know good, affordable French food is still around in SF!!
I've never had anything less than a wonderful meal at this restaurant. The service is friendly without being overbearing. The au gratin potatoes are without peer. The fish is perfectly prepared. Take your choice of first courses and you can't go wrong. It feels like a bistro in France. South Park is a refuge in the developing South of Market area, and will charm the pants off of anyone. The value of the food is spectacular. Two people can dine exquisitely with wine or drinks for well under $150 including tip. The wait staff earns its tips with seamless, superb service. This is one of the gems of the City. i highly recommend it.
Was offered a gift certificate and hadn't been to SPC for many, many years. Invited a friend to celebrate his birthday and we both very much enjoyed the experience. Perfect service, delicious food. Would definitely recommend. This is the kind of neighborhood restaurant that makes SF what it is (and hopefully) remains!
I dine at South Park Cafe at least twice a year. I can't say I've tried everything because my favorite Pork Salad and Rack of Lamb almost always end up on my plate. But my companions say bisteak frites and beef en daube are great and fish consumed here is also top shelf. Service is professional but not obsequious and cocktails are good. I like the wine list and love that I can order Calvados here. A true French Bistro with fair prices and class A food and service. Enjoy
My wife and I have been here twice, and I'm sure it will get added to the "rotation" of our favorite SF restaurants. It is small and quiet and the food and service are both very good. I ordered the same thing both times. The "Pig" Salad and a steak. The Pig Salad is a frisee with apples, a seriously mustardy dressing, and crispy pork confit. Oh, yes, it is delicious. Healthy? Probably not. But I will agree to Cottage Cheese and Rice Cakes on Tuesday if I can have a Pig Salad today. There are healthy options on the menu, too. Or so I am told. The prices are also very reasonable.
This is our "go-to" restaurant for any get together with friends in SF. Not only is the location perfect for connecting with visitors who are staying in the union square/Moscone area since it's an easy BART connect for us and a casual walk for them, but also we're guaranteed a chance to converse in normal conversational levels--nearly unheard of inSF restaurants. We love the food, the service, the accommodations (hearing loss and food allergies), the nice selection of French and local wines, the optional fixed price menu, the yummy desserts and the delightful South Park neighborhood, where parking can be found! There was a nice variety of vegetarian appetizers, but the only downside is vegetarians may be disappointed in the entre selection. My friend's dinner (only one choice) was neither colorful nor creative, I thought. She didn't complain, so I suspect the flavors were pleasing. As a final note, I managed to screw up my reservation time and they graciously accommodated my mistake. We'll be back!
Our meal was superb! The pork belly was the best we've had in years. It was flavorful yet very lean, no visible fat. The pan seared halibut was cooked to perfection with a wonderful medley of asparagus, peas and fava beans.
The only downside was the sound volume. It was so loud, it was hard to converse.