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The Richmond
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126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420
+1 415-750-9787
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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456 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I feel a bit guilty telling you all to go because it is a small restaurant and you may have to book far ahead-- but its worth it. First, it is an indelibly French experience-- the chef, the waiters and the food- you couldn't be more authentic if you were in France. Second- it is a lovely space- although a... More 

Thank couplessPS
Oakland, California
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impeccable food, reasonable prices, refined service with some dose of humor. We have been absent from this place for a while (we live in Oakland) but since we visited Legion of Honor (Monet exhibition) it was only logical to rediscover this restaurant anew and it was as good as ever, they just painted the walls in nice elegant grey color.... More 

Thank Olasek
Alameda, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most wonderful time at Chapeau for my birthday; Bob and I were joined by my sister, Michele, and her husband, Ray. From the appetizers, Dungeness Crab & Avocado Napoleon, a lovely Cauliflower Soup and the Pan Seared Day Boat Scallops, to the entrees, everything was delicious and perfectly prepared. Bob and Michele both chose the Canard à... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is fantastic, the space beautiful, and the service amazing. Chef Phillipe is truly hospitable and made the evening a night to remember.

Thank thequeenmother
Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

After local Italian and cioppino, we wanted a taste of French during our SFO visit. Chapeau certainly satisfied our desire. The ambiance is both warm and exciting. The service was spot on. The cassoulet was authentic and satisfying. The entire experience put a period at the end of our three night visit to SFO.

Thank joel k
San Francisco, California
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85 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We have come to Chapeau many times over the years, both this location and the old one. We have sampled about 2/3 of their menu so far. Simply put, they consistently have both the best food and the best service in the city, and at an affordable price to boot. (The early bird set meal is a phenomenal deal!) I've... More 

Thank sasquatchsf
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This restaurant is like a trip to Paris. Nothing but authentic French food, well priced, and beautifully presented. We have nothing about nouvelle cuisine but it’s all you can get in so many French restaurants . Sometimes you just want the tried and true dishes you can’t reliably get elsewhere in SF unless you cook them yourself.

Thank vtobkin
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Always a wonderful moment in time to dine here amidst the neighborhood crowd and those who drive here from all over the Bay Area. Great food, good prices, and exceptional wine. And service is over the top!

Thank KathieVee
Davis, CA
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Chapeau has been here in the decidedly ethnic neighborhood of Clement for some years. Chapeau is French, with distinct overtones of French-Vietnamese. We had been regulars when they first opened but somehow got out of the habit. We thought of them for after a matinee at the opera last weekend and went there for an early dinner. The place is... More 

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San Diego, California
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589 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our meals were very good. I had a filet the was cooked nicely. My wife had a tasty lamb dish. There is a good wine list. The tables are close together, andI would have liked a little more personal space.

Thank baltoro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 80
French, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-750-9787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?