Cafes >Grand Cafe
501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.786893 -122.411669
Mon-Thu 7am-10:30am, 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Fri 7am-10:30am, 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Sat 8am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm; Sun 8am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Tenderloin, Northeast
A classic brasserie with California ingredient sourcing. Good spot for a biz lunch, after-work meeting, and dinner if you're catching a show.
This elegant dining room will transport you to Paris. It's romantic and frankly, grand.
This Place was awful! – We went for a holiday brunch and at $50 a head you'd think quality--instead we got greasy and inedible food, sloppy service, and generally poor quality. Would *not* recommend!
what a great find in a touristic place – food is so great ! service is reallyu good and competitive prices for being downtown. You want a groumet breakfast ? stop by at the grand cafe. Try their chantarelle truffle omelette,it's amazing ! also the sandwich lobster was a great find !
Beautiful, but bland food & bad service. – My wife and I arrived to the Grand Cafe and were greeted promptly and politely and escorted to a very nice booth in a beautifully decorated ball room. It was all down hill from there. First, we sat for far to long before being served. Then, our appetizer arrived and the plate scalded my wife's fingers when she tried to move it closer (the server did NOT mention the plate was hot). We both had the highly recommended Onion Soup; it was bland and tasteless. Now the entrees: while my wife's steak was very tasty, my salmon was just as bland as the soup. Another note regarding the poor service, we started with a female server and with no explanation in the middle of our meal a male server started coming to our table. Apparently, he was our new server but he never told us. Just impolite and unprofessional.
Perfect Time...again! – I celebrated NYE with some friends at the Grand. We made reservations earlier that month and I had to expand the party number closer to NYE. No problems with increasing from 4 to 8; quite unexpected! The atmosphere, service and quality were fabulous and I have to mention the value ($55 prixe fix menu), which judging by most of the other 3 star restaurants in SF, was a bargin! Our server was top notch and we weren't even charged corkage for the '90 magnum of Pommery Grand Cru brought in to help toast the holidays with. We sat for the first seating and dined laguidly, what a treat on this day! There's alot of restaurants that come and go in SF, but the Grand is truly one of the few establishments who cater to those who demand unpretentious quality French dining in elegant surroundings at a reasonable price.
Simple, classic, great value! – Tonight was my first of what will become many visits to the Grand Cafe. The elegant dining room is well accompanied by a classy, knowledgeable waitstaff and tasteful background music. My party tried the grilled sea bass and the short ribs while I chose the feel good French favorite Cassoulet. There food was amazing! Mine was better! Brought in on an old-school pot, the Cassoulet with duck confit was cooked perfectly and the white beans, braised pork and bold garlic sausage really helped tie all the flavors into a sharp, filling meal.
Love it – I love Grand Cafe. I've taken out of town friends there 2x, the first by chance, the second because the first experience was so good. The food has never disappointed, and the bar is so friendly, we toasted a drink together. It does get crowded and noisy by the bar, but the food was excellent, esp the desserts. If you can get inside to the dining area, you will have both excellent food and the ambience for good conversation.
Usually very good – However, my friends and I decided to dine in the bar area before the theatre. We all had different types of salads and they were virtually tasteless. They really need an overhaul on their salad offerings. The dressings (they only offer 2) were tasteless, the feta cheese (or so they claimed, but we think it was simple goat cheese) was tasteless and the chicken was as dry and tasteless as can be! The rest of the menu looked great, and I've eaten in the main dining room many times, which has always been fabulous. Decor is always great. Check it out at Christmas time. Beautiful. Just stay away from the salads!!!
Very yummy! – Went for saturday brunch. Not crowded at all, great service except they forgot my bacon. Overall a outstanding experience!
Perfect first dinner in SF – We made reservations at the Grand Cafe for our first meal, on our first time in San Francisco. We were not disappointed at all! The restaurant looks and feels very opulent but is very laid back. The service is excellent, food is really good and we never felt rushed. Lots of people came and went but we were able to take our time and enjoy the night out and the fabulous dinner & drinks. Great location, very close to the Hotel Diva. We'll be coming back again.
Fabulous dining experience! – On the advice of a coworker, my husband and I dined here on our first wedding anniversary. The Grand Cafe was superb in every way: The food was delicious (try the hangar steak) and the staff went out of their way to honor our special evening. We felt like royalty!
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