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Le Central

453 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3704
+1 415-391-2233
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“cassoulet” (49 reviews)
“leek tart” (4 reviews)
“steak frites” (4 reviews)
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453 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just finished a great meal at Le Central, the oldest French restaurant in San Francisco. You know it must be great to have survived so long....great food. great service at an acceptable price.

Thank Bill92392
Melanie T, Owner at Le Central, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy you enjoyed everything! Hope to see you again next time you're in town!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great French restaurant where one would envision authors or artists to gather for lunch, chat, drink some wine over solid French cuisine.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This little place holds its own in the busy restaurant area near Union Square. Busy at all meals, and busy midweek when I stopped in. I was alone but given a lovely window table and all the attention that a larger check might deserve. It...More

Thank AnitaNewportBch
Reviewed 30 July 2017

For our last night in San Francisco we opted for Le Central which promotes itself as the oldest French restaurant in the city. We were in the mood to celebrate and didn't mind paying for it. But we were poured a $14 glass of wine...More

Thank Gonzology
Reviewed 20 June 2017

So classic. Classy. Delicious. Go for white burgundy! Mussels, goat cheese salad. Everything cooked and delivered perfectly by the professional, friendly staff.

Thank Ann E
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Returned for happy hour after a great meal many years ago. We had drinks and apps at the bar. Really enjoyed the smoked salmon deviled eggs, walnut-crusted brie, oysters and crab cake.

Thank Travelmama13
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Don't arrive early for lunch and order roasted chicken as you will get leftover over cooked chicken from the night before. Easy to tell as still cool internally and fat congealed. At $50.00 for a solo lunch, I could have done better ordering room service...More

1  Thank Foodie41653
Reviewed 20 May 2017

well the prices have increased since 1977, the Quality of Food is alway great, service second to none. I alway order casuolette thats been cooking for 15,000 plus days, Bean stew at it's best. You can go wrong with any dish, simply great food

1  Thank DaCoach61
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The famous cassoulet was served almost cold, and was sent back for another zap in the microwave. It consisted of beans and what looked like an Oscar Meyer breakfast sausage in it - an there wasn't very much of it either. Similarly the moulles were...More

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 7 May 2017

My husband and I came across this old fashioned French Bistro by chance, only a couple of blocks walk from Union Square and close to the start of China Town. It had a really wonderful charm to it. The service was attentive and the food...More

Thank jacobsdr1
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 453 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-2233
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