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Le Charm

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315 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1001 (Folsom and Harrison)
+1 415-546-6128
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Absolutely delicious place, even after its renaming. This is an authentic feeling French bistro in the heart of San Francisco. Great skirt steak and an excellent wine list.

Thank jyerson2113
San Francisco, California
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248 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Looking for a romantic restaurant to impress your significant other? Well, Le Charm is definitely the place to be. I came here with a friend who is from France and I was fairly impressed with the service we received. From the hostess to our waiter and all the other staff in between, everyone spoke French! I was pleasantly surprised with... More 

Thank Cecilia S
Austin, Texas
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484 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Former Le Charm, recently changed ownership and is now Mathilde Bistro. We were staying in the SOMA area and found this little gem. Was in business for 20 years, but recently taken over by Mathilde who warnly greats and seats all of her guests, many of which seem to be regulars. The indoor seating area is quite small and intimate... More 

Thank rustycat83
Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Don't visit San Francisco with going to Mathilde (formerly Le Charm). The meal was exquisite, as was the service. We can't say enough good things!

Thank Catrine M
san rocco
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327 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Very important note: this restaurant is no longer Le Charm, it's now called Mathilde French Bistro, Yelp already says it, but Trip Advisor did not take note of the new name yet. In any case, the food is simply excellent, dining in the patio is a wonderful experience, I hight recommend it,e ben if it's bit overpriced

Thank marrei
glen ellen
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We have always loved this incredible, romantic and delicious neighborhood gem. Mathilde has just re-opened the restaurant formerly known as Le Charm and all the best qualities of the bistro remain as strong and charming as ever! GREAT menu choices, GREAT service, WARM interior, LOVELY patio, FABULOUS preparation! 5 stars all the way!

Thank elisaGlenEllen
San Francisco, California
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Le Charm has now become Mathilde Bistro. Same charm and same excellence. It seems to be a seamless transition to new management. We shared a chicken liver salad that was out of this world. The pommes frites with my steak were perfect. My wife's Coq au Vin was delicious. Le Charm was our favorite Restuarant in our neighborhood. Now MATHILDE... More 

Thank Steve N
Tucson, Arizona
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We wanted to eat at a different, but old-world different kind of place, without having to cash in a paycheck, and this place was perfect. A group of us went, and everyone was very pleased with the French fare and delightful ambiance. A real winner in our book.

Thank maderapam
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

Le Charm is by far my favorite French Bistro in San Francisco, and it is awesome that I live only a block away! Lena, the proprietress, is always so gracious and her staff serves up some very tasty French favorites. The menu is not extensive yet has a nice list of meats, fish and vegetarian options that are always perfectly... More 

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San Francisco, California
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014

My only complaint is that there are so many wonderful choices on the menu that it would be impossible to try them all.My wife and I dined here several months ago.We had to try it again to confirm that it was as good as we remembered. It was. Again we were treated to a magnificent meal. I had the chicken... More 

Thank Steve N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1001
    (Folsom and Harrison)
  • Public Transportation: Bart Station: Powell Street Bus Line : 27
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-546-6128

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

Staying in SoMa

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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