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126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420
+1 415-750-9787
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cassoulet” (20 reviews)
“skate wing” (13 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Owner-operated, this charming neighborhood restaurant has a lot of fans - and for good reason. Modestly priced french bistro food, a welcoming atmosphere and good food. Really a fun place to experience with your friends.

Thank probate1
Reviewed 25 September 2012

The food here is very good, almost outstanding. The service is wonderful, the owner a chef and wife are always around and make you feel at home. The portions are large my only complaint is that it is pretty cramped

Thank rassors
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Friends recommended Chapeau and we were surprised how far it was from our hotel near Union Square. I expect restaurants to be nearby, but this was a 15 minute cab trip, but worth it. Not hard core French, but certainly a French influence in the...More

Thank rbrad
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Not only is the food divine, the chef Philippe Gardelle is not only talented and passionate about food, he is the warmest host I have ever encountered - he really loves his guests.

Thank Mia P
Reviewed 12 September 2012

We ate at Chapeau! last year during a visit to San Francisco, and because we found it to be an excellent restaurant, it was the first place we headed for dinner last week. We were not disappointed. I cannot imagine a more welcoming chef. He...More

Thank skylrk
Reviewed 9 September 2012

The cassoulet is delicious.Call and check if it is on the menu that day.This neighborhood bistro is small,tables are crowded, it is noisy, parking is limited to the neighborhood and if you arrive when everyone else does you may have to wait for something, but...More

Thank dogstargems
Reviewed 7 September 2012

My boyfriend and I enjoyed an incredible meal here Sunday evening. We felt that we received a wonderful value and impeccable service from the get go. The place was completely booked but they were able to get us a table for two following a cancellation....More

Thank Elainova
Reviewed 1 September 2012

Very friendly and attentive staff, nice atmosphere, good drinks, but a hit/miss with the food. The bar serves outstanding cocktails - with a nightly mixture of their own design which is always fun to try. The starters were very good - tuna tartar and sea...More

Thank J H
Reviewed 26 August 2012

For most tourists Chapeau is a bit out of the way but it is worth taking a cab over. The restaurants is filled with locals who make it a romantic night out. You'll see some reviewers complain about the the tables being to close together...More

2  Thank bnbass
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Exquisite meal - especially my appetizer. I travel a great deal and I am very particular. You can't go wrong with Chapeau. Enjoy. EB

Thank E-Broockman
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Holly M
20 June 2016|
Response from sfwon | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant directly to tell them your problem. Generally, high end restaurants would happily accommodate your special needs. Be sure to tip the chef.
10 February 2015|
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Response from Maggie D | Reviewed this property |
Not really. Certainly no tie or jacket required. Dressy casual would be best.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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