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Cafe Jacqueline

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1454 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3304
+1 415-981-5565
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tiny spot that is in North Beach in San Francisco that competes with souffles of Paris. The best treat of any meal here is the main course or desert souffle. What ever is fresh fruit in season is what you can count on to be excellent. Be patient and the wait will be a remarkable experience in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reservations are a must at this cozy intimate place specializing and turning out the best souffles in the U.S.Chef Jacqueline is French and commands the kitchen and personally makes every entree or dessert souffle.She insists on the finest ingredients...grows her own herbs....that explain the incredible taste sensation. The two waiters have been loyally with her for years,and have a great... More 

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Oakland, California
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

When we first came to SF, we had to come here since my name is Jacqueline. Whenever we peeked through the window I was attracted to how romantic it looked. So it was by surprise that the food was tremendous, though I felt that my attire was not as classy as it should have been. The souffles are fantastic, and... More 

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Phoenix
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Superb meal as usual. Served at French speed which means you better have lots to talk about between courses. Quality remains really high as year after year we celebrate my wife's birthday there.

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Thank roger4man
Carmel, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We arrived for a 7p.m. reservation and were greeted by a very pleasant wait person who promptly seated us. That was the highlight of the evening. We ordered an endive salad to share a nice bottle of wine and "Frusta de Mer" as the entree soufflé. We placed our order about 7:15 pm, were served the salad at 7:45 but... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We shared a gruyere-leek souffle and it was out of this world delicious. The menu has about a dozen souffle choices and then there are daily specials. There are a very limited number of soup and salad options as well. The souffles are the reason to come. The dessert souffle - we chose the basic chocolate - was very yummy... More 

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San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

There is a reason that year over year, Cafe Jacqueline is ranked in the top 100 list! Its quaint, and very special! The desserts are too die! If you are looking for a true SF original you must check this place out! Please note its very small, only 12 tables, so book ahead!

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Thank Annette S
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Cafe Jacqueline for our 50th anniversary dinner. It was truly a memorable experience. Our waiter Scott, helped us with a wine selection and thoroughly explained the menu and specials. We shared the wonderful French onion soup, an amazing lobster soufflé and finished with the light, fluffy chocolate soufflé. The owner, Jacqueline, makes every soufflé herself, as she has... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Dessert only - and a special treat. The souffles are perfection and the service top drawer. Charming and intimate -- definitely worth going to.

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Thank jjm_Texas
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We were two girls visiting this place. We ordered an onion soup and a soup of the day. They are both a little too salty for us. Then we shared a strawberry soufflé (yes, we skipped the entree because we really want the strawberry soufflé and we won't be able to eat two soufflé). We made the right choice! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1454 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-5565

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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