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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” (35 reviews)
“steak tartare” (36 reviews)
“onion soup” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Claude Ln, Ste 8, San Francisco, CA 94108-4446
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Cafe Claude
1. Great Food!
"I loved this place!"
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2. Amazing Ambience
"The food was excellent and the service friendly and attentive."
Michael B
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3. Craft Cocktails and Wine
"Wonderful service, food, ambiance and cocktails!"
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Reviews (562)
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1 - 10 of 516 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Simply delicious! We were drawn in by the music playing that night. Some young lady singing soft melodic tunes. Although we did not have a reservation (recommended), they found us a table outside. We decided to split the Confit de Canard (duck with lentils). It...More

Thank Siempreviajo
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Next time you are in San Francisco, be sure to dine at Cafe Claude. Just a few blocks from Union Square, this hidden gem has delicious food, first class service, lovely dining indoors and a patio in the alley. Live music each night and a...More

Thank beth204m
Franck L, Manager at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

thanks Beth! We can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for dinner in family, and everything has been tasty and delicious!!!!!!!I was a little disappointed because I wanted the Foie Gras, and they ran out of it .......But everything was perfect.

Thank carandnat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere and service in this cafe were great, although it's odd to me to enter through an alley and have the patio seating in an alley. Unfortunately my food was just OK but maybe it's just what I ordered, I expected more from a...More

Thank montecoreOregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived in San Francisco and had one stop to make before we had time to eat. Luckily a shopkeeper near by recommended this place - because we never would have found it otherwise. What a lovely hidden little gem of a place...More

Thank EllaK10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to change our plans to stay in Napa during the wildfires and ended up staying in SF. We were scrambling to secure dinner reservations and were fortunate to be able to find a table at Café Claude for our first night in the...More

Thank MeAgain8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our memory of a previous visit was not reflected in this one...generally disappointing food but excellent service. French onion soup was made beforehand and re-heated with soggy crouton and weak flavour. Daily soup was good but not hot enough. Ordered steak frites medium rare and...More

Thank ldt43
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. It appears we had an off night on your visit. We hope you'll consider coming back again in the future.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Uber driver had a bit of a time finding this place. It is in a alley but has good signage. Atmosphere was elegant and cozy. We found the food was good and the prices were reasonable. Service was very attentive and all in all...More

Thank cooper12
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words! We're glad your Uber driver found us!

Reviewed 18 October 2017

...............will not disappoint nor will the Crème brulee with a spot of Gls Chateau Haut-Maynes Sauterne. Natasha our server for the evening was an excellent host and helped us with our selections from the Frommage (selecting the cheeses) to the fine wines and plates. The...More

Thank Dwnptrl
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words! Please come and see us again

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited on 26th September for evening dinner, after being recommended. We were in San Francisco for 1 week on holiday from the UK. I can not fault this lovely bistro. The service was excellent and the food was devine. I had...More

Thank Kathryn B
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

so glad you game by when you were here on your holiday! hope to see you next time Kathryn!

Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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Questions & Answers
Tom D
8 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
USD 21 - USD 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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