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The Richmond
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126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420
+1 415-750-9787
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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San Francisco, California
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266 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Solid spot. Interesting crowd and mix for a French bistro, but the staff, the guests, everyone was a joy. It is quite unassuming, behind an unassuming facade. It's white cloth and near fine dining with fantastic service. It's crowded, and our table was located in a less than perfect spot, but they really do a fantastic job servicing you, and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Waited 20 mins for water and menus, then the service got worse. Food overcooked, Noisy interior, owner swanning about acting very French while the clients have a rotten experience. Would NOT recommend this, its a waste of time and money, as there are too many other good choices in the city.

Thank 101coastie
San Francisco
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Recently had dinner and loved it. This gem in the inner Richmond has not lost its way. The corn soup and bacon wrapped pork tenderloin were amazingly good and the rest of our courses were excellent. Dinner for 2 with the 3 course meals and 4 glasses of wine lasted about 2 1/2 delightful hours and was about $150 including... More 

Thank woodsy_al
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362 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012 via mobile

Great food, great service. Authentic French food done very well & there is very little else to add. What a find!

Thank Youngklaus
Secaucus, NJ
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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and I am so very glad we ate there. The chef/owner came to our table to greet us. Our server Michael was wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious! Probably one of the best onion soups I have had! I had the Filet Mignon and it was cooked perfectly to order. Dessert was great!... More 

Mexico City
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Had my wife's birthday dinner last week at Chapeau. Place is a neighbor gem. Place is the very classic bistro (small & noisy) with very good ambiance. Service was very gently and sympathetic, good recommendations from our waiter. Chapeau offer several great menu (chef, veggie, others) that is good way to taste several small portions of their excellent cuisine. It... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2012

We just finished our meal there and were very dissatisfied. The waiter kept encouraging us to " buy up" and was not honest when my husband asked if the dessert was included with his meal. The prices on the prix fixe menu were confusing and made no sense. The tables are close together and the atmosphere was claustrophobic. The food... More 

Thank Ann F
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Philip is wonderful-his parings of food and wine are always spot on and the experience of dining here is always a pleasure.

Thank wrensf
San Francisco, California
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230 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Best Bang for the buck fine dining/bistro style french food in San Francisco. It feels like comfort food done with flair and with high quality ingredients. Also great are Philippe the owner and his attention to detail and making guests feel at home. Reservations essential.

Thank CharlesThor
Saratoga, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Six of us were delighted by a superb French dinner, unsurpassed by any other restaurant outside of Paris! The Early Bird dinner menu offered many choices. We chose the escargot...buttery, garlicky and oh sooo juicy. The bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, resting on a layer of orange sauce and decorated with orange segments was tender and soooo succulent! The piece de... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 80
French, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?