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Cafe Claude

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7 Claude Ln, Ste 8, San Francisco, CA 94108-4446 (Bush & Kearny)
+1 415-392-3505
Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Café Claude the other night. It was our Anniversary, and Café Claude made it a memorable, wonderful evening for us. Service was exceptional and we were given a great table over in the front corner. The atmosphere was very romantic, and the place was busy but not loud....it was easy to carry on a conversation, and... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate at Cafe Claude again last night ! We were last there in April of 2016. We had a leisurely, romantic, dinner (she had the Salade Maison and Poulet Rôti , I had the Salade de Chèvre Chaud and the Steak Frites). The cocktails were great ("le Verger" & "Solace"), and the wine (A 2012 Chateau Paviel De Luze... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in a side alley, Café Claude is where we found to have a beautiful Christmas Eve family dinner. We enjoyed perfectly cooked steak frites, along with delicious wine and mocktails for the kids. You have to look to find it -- and it is worth the hunt. Nice service, intimate seating, live jazz on the nice we visited... More 

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Thank mshapiro99
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this review

We're so glad you found us and had a great Christmas Eve dinner! We can't wait to see you again! More 

El Macero
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Claude felt a little tired. The ambience is dark, service was oddly unprofessional and the food was good but in no way outstanding. With so many top notch restaurants in SF I won't be spending any more "food calories" here.

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Thank Bennett_Traveler
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this review

Bennett, we appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We hope you'll give us another chance, we were just featured today in the SF Chronicle as one of the best French Bistros in the Bay. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful meal and great cocktails by Myoko. Made it very memorable experience. Thank you to you and highly recommended. Go there x

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Thank KookaburraHollow
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this review

thank you for the great review, we're so glad the meal and drinks were to your liking! Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Napa, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been a big fan of Cafe Claude since they opened...it's our go to lunch spot when we're in the city. This holiday lunch was a bust. We were seated on time but our server had no idea we were there. She passed by us a dozen times without any notice or greeting. We had to go and tell her... More 

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Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this review

NapaWineboy, we appreciate your detailed review. Thank you for taking the time to do so. We absolutely read every review and will investigate further with the Chef. Additionally, your note about the service will be shared with management. We hope you'll give Cafe Claude another chance to earn it's go-to status for you. Have a great 2017. More 

Providence
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is french bistro fare at its best. Think steak tartare prepared to your liking tableside, and steak frites with perfectly done fries and good hanger steak. The staff are very, very friendly and accommodating, and helpful with suggestions for wines or anything else you might want. The restaurant is quiet, and perfect for a night with close friends or... More 

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Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this review

Merci Jim! We're thrilled your experience at Cafe Claude was fantastic. We can't wait to see you again! Have a great 2017! More 

New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

One of the best things about Cafe Claude is its location, tucked in an alley off an otherwise busy street. If you are having trouble finding the place, just watch for the Claude street sign on the sidewalk. It is easy to make a tasty meal out of several small plates such as charcuterie, cheeses and savory mussels.

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Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this review

Thank you for your review MK_Dogdad. We hope to see you again at Cafe Claude! More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Cute bistro with outdoor seating! The food is great! Order the steak tar tar with double quail egg - melts in your mouth. Enjoy!

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Thank jennifer m
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this review

Thanks Jennifer! We'll pass your compliments on to the chef! More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We come up to San Francisco once a year from LA and seek out venues where we can listen to jazz and have a nice cocktail. Cafe Claude, tucked away in one of the alleys not far from Union Square, is now our must-visit spot. The atmosphere is so romantic! The jazz was really good. And our server Robert was... More 

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Thank Nikki C
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this review

Merci Nikki! We'll let Robert know he was a rockstar! Can't wait to see you again, we have Jazz on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Claude Ln, Ste 8, San Francisco, CA 94108-4446
    (Bush & Kearny)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-392-3505
Description
Affectionately known as the "Paris of the West," Cafe Claude is a San Francisco institution. Situated on one of the city's hidden alleys, Claude Lane, Cafe Claude offers a taste of France, with classic bistro dishes at lunch and dinner, a full bar, and an affordable wine list. On warm days, linger on the patio and enjoy a rare dose of sunshine, or a warming bowl of onion soup or coq au vin inside. On weekends, the restaurant comes alive with live jazz from 7 to 10pm, Thursday through Saturdays.

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