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Cafe Claude

7 Claude Ln, Ste 8, San Francisco, CA 94108-4446
+1 415-392-3505
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“coq au vin” (37 reviews)
“steak tartare” (36 reviews)
“onion soup” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30 Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
7 Claude Ln, Ste 8, San Francisco, CA 94108-4446
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1. Great Food!
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2. Amazing Ambience
"The food was excellent and the service friendly and attentive."
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3. Craft Cocktails and Wine
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1 - 10 of 536 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in here without a reservation, the hostess was really friendly and got me a seat at the bar - fine with me. The food was great - both the starter and the main. The bar staff were attentive but not interrupting your every bite....More

Thank Alan507
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was searching for a French bistro in SF and stumbled upon this place on Tripadvisor. Made a reservation but reached almost at the time of the last order. The host Alejandro was very courteous and accommodating and gave us a table promptly. They had live...More

Thank 450ebrahimm
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I'm going to assume this was an off-night (Monday) with the B team in the kitchen and in front of the house. First, I order a Grenache Blend. When the check came, I was charged (and likely served) a more expensive Grenache. Second, my cheese...More

Thank CMontonCMonton
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Truly enjoyed meal with my daughter here! Felt as if we were in Paris. Food was great, nice atmosphere. Located down a lane off main streets. Daughter had the escargot topped with puff pastry - she enjoyed them. I got the salade Maison - excellent...More

Thank herewegoDetroit_MI
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad it was a great night out!

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Being in San Francisco for a few days and looking for a good french restaurant, this place hit the spot for me!!!! Originally from Europe and missing a good french restaurant in Hawaii, have no words of appreciation for this restaurant, the waiters, food and...More

Thank Simina V
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

thanks Simina! We appreciate the great review! Please come see us again!

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The place is hidden in a small alley, you wont regret going there. Nice french restaurant with an European ambience. The best confit de canard I had in a long time.

Thank PaoloBoscolo
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you Paolo! Come back and see us again!

Reviewed 20 February 2018

This was our second visit to this restaurant after trying it last year we were hoping for a wonderful lunch. While the lunch was not bad, it was disappointing. First, it was a cold day and we opted to eat inside. That didn't help since...More

Thank Scott P
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Scott, thank you for the feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a great experience this time. We hope to see you again so we have a chance to redeem ourselves.

Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had the onion soup that was really good and the scargot was very good as well. The restaurant was full so i would say reservation is a must. Inside dinning room small outside seating available as well.

1  Thank Panama2013
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for coming to Cafe Claude, we appreciate the great review!

Reviewed 9 February 2018

We got into Cafe Claude as a last minute booking. We walked from Union Square. Not too far. Food was yummy. Service was good. Would definitely go again.

Thank FamilyTravelJunkkie
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 7 February 2018

This is a popular, bustling spot. We enjoyed the food (loved the escargots and the steak frites). Service was a little odd and a couple of things were missed. But overall we had a good experience.

Thank sgbslo
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for the feedback and 4 star review. You can't go wrong with Steak Frites!

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stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
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Questions & Answers
Tom D
7 August 2015|
Response from Amanda S | Property representative |
Hi Tom, You're welcome to stop by for drinks during the jazz. We do have a small bar for cocktails, so as long as we have room, you're welcome to just drop in. Enjoy your visit. Amanda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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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