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Elite Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pacific Heights
American, Grill
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2049 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115-2708 (California St.)
+1 415-346-8400
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Lewisville, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I can't say enough about this place. From time time I stepped in the door, I knew I was at home. The staff is professional and courteous, and you HAVE TO GO BY next time your are in San Fran. Trust me. You wont regret it.

Thank Sean C
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed bubbly and oysters on valentines Day. Bartenders are delightful, drinks beautiful, and food was great! Acoustics are a big plus.

Thank Elizabeth G
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

we were really disappointed with the food. mushrooms with chickpeas was a total disappointment. the fried okra was ok. the crawfish etouffee was disgusting. the sampler plate for $21 was a big mushy mess. we had 5 drinks (2 friends joined us) and that food, sent back the mushroom/chickpea app and the rest for $125 no including tax/tip. we would... More 

Thank MicheleLabella
Phoenix, Arizona
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804 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,020 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you have been to New Orleans and enjoy their food please do not expect that here. A local turned me on to this place and since I love New Orleans food I gave it a try. They have a sampler option where you can pick three local NOLA favorites. So, I went with Crawfish Etouffee, red beans and Jambalaya.... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I used to live right down the street and have always loved Elite. They have finally re-opened and it was great! The gumbo is much better than before in my opinion (much more authentic). It was still good before but had a "California" vibe to it. The gumbo now is the real deal! The collard greens were amazing as well!!... More 

Thank RobandNancy
San Francisco Bay Area
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Needless to say, I was very disappointed earlier this year when I heard that The Elite Cafe was being sold. While it was an old favorite, it did need a little revamping. Boy oh boy...has it gotten the royal treatment!! Total renovated decor from floor to ceiling. There are still some of the old favorites on the list...Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee,... More 

Thank Dana W
Victoria, Canada
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Before they closed down, we enjoyed a great dinner on our arrival and Sunday Brunch before they closed. Wonderful life dinner music and dinner booth sitting was a great touch. Service was great, Nickolas you rock! Food was very good. You must try the MeetingHouse biscuits...to die for! Blackened Pork Chop and and Jambalaya were also very good. Good Sunday... More 

Thank brookebrian
San Francisco, California, United States
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Had BBQ shrimps and they were on Point! Blackened Salmon was perfect and the chocolate mousse so Delicious. There green beans were such a treat, my friend had Jambalaya "just lovely ". Had to take home extra lemon tart for Moms! Only issue they will be closing 4 2 months for renovation. Ahhh...can't wait I want some more BBQ shrimps!

Thank Debora H
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We went here after a very nice dinner. Blues Music playing We were sitting at the bar Andre the bartender very nice,met a few other people sitting at the bar. Only sad part the bartender told us the business was sold so it will be something else in a few weeks

Thank Irish56_11
Newcastle, Australia
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here last night. We were really looking forward to it because of the live music. It is a lovely restaurant with a really old world feel. Little booths and a nice bar. The only draw back was that we were sat down the back of the restaurant in the last seat which was where... More 

Thank Lynette B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2049 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115-2708
    (California St.)
  • Public Transportation: To get public transit information, please visit: http://transit.511.org/tripplanner/index.asp
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 415-346-8400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?