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Le Central

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Neighbourhood:
Union Square
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453 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 415-391-2233
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11:30 - 15:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:30
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Milan, Italy
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unpretentious old fashioned french restaurant that gives You the feeling of really being in France.. It has a terrific full bar, good food, a good wine list and very friendly service.

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't understand how Le Central isn't busier. Except maybe that it was a Wednesday night. I ordered a glass of Reisling but they don't carry it by the glass, which I'm finding is standard in northern California. But my server Scott walked me through my options until we settled on a white burgundy which turned out to be perfect.... More 

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Thank Rebekah B
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living in San Francisco, I have my choice of all kinds of restaurants. But after a couple of decades of eating around town---upscale, mid-range, dives---Le Central draws me back. Why? Service consistently very good & it looks the same---no stupid catering to the latest decorating trends, just attractive, well-kept, and cosy. The food? Well, like the best restaurants in France,... More 

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Benicia, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I stopped in to Le Central late Tuesday night, famished after seeing a play at ACT. they were just down from my hotel, so I stopped in to see if i could get something to go. The kitchen was actually just closed. The bartender and server took pity on me and said to the cook, "can we maybe do a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We enjoyed a window table, and started with a chardonnay and wonderfully fresh butter lettuce salad. The duck dish was good, and the leek and goat cheese tart was excellent. We shared a dessert. All satisfying.

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Thank intofindingout
walnut creek, ca
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This long-time SF favorite near Union Square is perfect for French bistro fare. A bit worn around the edges, yet it retains all of the charm of a local favorite with good service and classic bistro favorites from oysters to steak frites.

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Southlake, Texas
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241 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I dined here recently on a business dinner, and the selling point was the cassoulet, which has been cooking since the dawn of time. Admittedly, it was pretty good, and the portion was plenty to satisfy. I was a bit disappointed in the serving temperature of the wine. The list isn't bad, but our two bottles were both served well... More 

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Thank DragonChowhound
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257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Old school waitstaff. Great people watching. Cozy setting. Cassoulet is delicious. A nice escape from the Union Square craziness for an adult lunch. Great place for a business lunch or lad idiots who lunch. Perfect for lunch before a matinee show.

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Winslow, ME, USA
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Salmon deviled eggs with caviar was great. Garden pea soup with fresh French bread was tasty. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the company of a local named Pete. He was once in love (and still loves her) and he was quite entertaining. Kristin the bartender was wonderful. Wine was reasonable (happy hour).

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Winston-Salem, NC
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went for dinner on a Saturday night. We went a little later, so got a table without a reservation. We had been eating a lot for 3 days, so decided beforehand we were going to go a little light. My husband had smoked trout and blood sausage (LIGHT??? Hmmmm), and I had a beet salad and French onion soup.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:30
Saturday
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 453 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-2233

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

Staying in Union Square

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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