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Cafe Jacqueline

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1454 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3304
+1 415-981-5565
Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Mme Jacqueline still going strong! Most recently, made reservation for 5:30 a day in advance, shared two soufflés (one for main course and one for dessert) an onion soup and a bottle of great French wine. It's pricey and well worth it. Prepare for the wait, soufflé can't be rushed.

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1 Thank David K
North SF Bay
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I'd made a reservation weeks in advance for a Saturday and it was a good thing I did. Cafe Jacqueline is a small and intimate place and even as we were leaving, the tables continued to fill. There were 3 of us and we knew to plan for a 2 1/2 hour meal. There is no way to rush the... More 

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Thank SonomaCountyJill
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you are on a low-carb or gluten-free diet, this place isn't for you. But if you want to experience the greatest soufflés outside of Paris, then this is your chance. Cafe Jaqueline is small and intimate, with excellent wait staff (although the gentleman with the handlebar mustache can be a bit too French-waitery), and the most delicious food. It's... More 

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Thank BikeOdyssey
Palo Alto
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It is science and art to make perfect souffles. I LOVE the salmon and asparagus soufflé for dinner and the grand mariner soufflé as dessert... It was a perfec spot for a quite, cozy, and romantic celebration! Make sure to allocate three hours for the complete experience!!

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Thank Evelyn Y
San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Spent the last night of our vacation dining at this quiet elegant little place. A foodie friends recommendation, the pace is very old world (read as: slow), but service was knowledgeable and friendly, and the food was completely worth the wait. The desert especially was out of this world amazing!!

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Thank Erica P
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a tiny spot that is in North Beach in San Francisco that competes with souffles of Paris. The best treat of any meal here is the main course or desert souffle. What ever is fresh fruit in season is what you can count on to be excellent. Be patient and the wait will be a remarkable experience in... More 

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Thank kasvcstnt
Los Angeles, California
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Reservations are a must at this cozy intimate place specializing and turning out the best souffles in the U.S.Chef Jacqueline is French and commands the kitchen and personally makes every entree or dessert souffle.She insists on the finest ingredients...grows her own herbs....that explain the incredible taste sensation. The two waiters have been loyally with her for years,and have a great... More 

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Thank mike h
Oakland, California
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

When we first came to SF, we had to come here since my name is Jacqueline. Whenever we peeked through the window I was attracted to how romantic it looked. So it was by surprise that the food was tremendous, though I felt that my attire was not as classy as it should have been. The souffles are fantastic, and... More 

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Phoenix
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Superb meal as usual. Served at French speed which means you better have lots to talk about between courses. Quality remains really high as year after year we celebrate my wife's birthday there.

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Thank roger4man
Carmel, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We arrived for a 7p.m. reservation and were greeted by a very pleasant wait person who promptly seated us. That was the highlight of the evening. We ordered an endive salad to share a nice bottle of wine and "Frusta de Mer" as the entree soufflé. We placed our order about 7:15 pm, were served the salad at 7:45 but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1454 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-5565

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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