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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%
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“coq au vin” (31 reviews)
“steak tartare” (34 reviews)
“onion soup” (23 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Claude Ln, Ste 8, San Francisco, CA 94108-4446
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sat outside - and the had the table farthest from the door and heat lamps. Wow was it chilly! Inside is a much more cozy feel if that is your thing. Pom frites come with some type of dipping sauce - don't know what it...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took two French senior citizens out to lunch for Bastille day and we were so looking forward to a great experience, especially given the reviews. We received the first courses and the Niçoise salad is made with canned tuna instead of fresh tuna, the...More

Thank AshishGuptasfo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here last night ..stumbled across it but our hotel reception did recommend it earlier so we didn't hesitate when we saw it. Host was very friendly and as we were walk ins, there was a one hour wait unless we wanted to sit at...More

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I were looking for a quaint little restaurant for a great meal and discovered Café Claude. The ambiance was quiet and cozy, and the entire meal was exceptional. The menu had a great variety. I had a lovely butter lettuce salad, very...More

Thank IrishWoman97333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere, great service. Not a lot of variety on the menu. Our party of 12 had a great time

Thank quack20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So, I might be subjective and even nostalgic here, but this is my go to place almost everytime I am in Union Sq area during my numerous SF business trips. Something about this French place off little Claude Lane alley, with outside tables, nice atmosphere...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice looking place, tucked away in an alley. Menu was priced reasonable except for fountain drinks which are charged per glass(even if you are the designated driver). The service on the other hand was less than favorable, my family and I were...More

Thank Orangefan15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think travelers should know that the outdoor seating for this establishment is in an alley. In my experience, most restaurant goers would not consider this desirable particularly given the sizable homeless population of San Francisco. I would recommend that the establishment forewarn customers particularly...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a spontaneous late dessert. I love dessert. And I really love chocolate. So it came as a surprise to my husband when I ordered the apple tarte tatin from the dessert menu at Cafe Claude. But something about it looked good,...More

Thank ColleenQD
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Lovely menu to choose from and staff very helpful. I choose to have Tuna Nicoise and it was quite lovely. The tuna was cooked there and all the vegetables were perfect. I enjoyed the bread and a glass of french rose with it. The chocolate...More

Thank voyageurfoodie
Franck L, Owner at Cafe Claude, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thanks for stopping by. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and saved room for dessert! Please come back and see us again.

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
7 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
US$21 - US$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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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