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Permanently Closed - South Park Cafe

4.3
875 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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".
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 495-7275
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ward Little
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Private party facilities
Private parties require a "buy-out" of the restaurant.
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Private party contact
Marty Berg: (415) 495-7275
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd & 3rd, Brannan & Bryant
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Parking details
Street parking is generally easy.
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipeastbaydiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

great place for a nice and cozy french bistro - type dinner. consistently good.

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vipSFNVB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

after 30 years the chef owner is retiring. It was a good run. Thank you chef.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

This was a special anniversary dinner for my girlfriend Kaleigh and I.
Great food and wine, unfortunately the place is closing so this was our last dinner there.
Really busy and loud that night ...
We'll miss it.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Fabulous! Wish I could go back. Unfortunately, South Park Cafe is closing for good Sept 22 17

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RicksonTF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Wonderful food & service. Will return again & again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

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vipLibbysurfs (Portland)
3.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

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.

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GilThelander1991 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

Just Excellent. Would suggest this restaurant to anyone looking to enjoy a delicious meal with a wonderful ambiance.

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HIlary (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was mixed, some quite good, some just ok. Extraordinary berry dessert in zaballione cream, though.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

My rack of lamb had a salty pesto-like sauce beneath which was an interesting, inventive touch. Lovely dinner with my mom. This place is the definition of neighborhood gem.

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Kayparty (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

local community

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vipGLKdelight (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Great dinner. Great bistro style restaurant. Chatting host/owner

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

We arrived an hour late because I misread reservation time. They sat us anyway and we had a wonderful meal. This is one of those neighborhood places you'd go back to because of the good food, great cocktails and wine, great relaxed atmosphere.

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vipDGBon2nd (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Always excellent food and wonderful staff.

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vipanne123 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Wonderful food. Need a full bar and cocktail menu.

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vipVerdon (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

I always have a wonderful dining experience at South Park.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

Very pleasant dining experience for our group. Pleasant server and good food choices.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

I never leave bad reviews, but the sea bass was overcooked and bland, the server came across as passive aggressive and steered us wrong, and it was too noisy to have a good conversation. The pig salad was excellent though.

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