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Le Central

453 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108-3704
+1 415-391-2233
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“cassoulet” (48 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 19 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 Stephanie J
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
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Our bartender recommended this as it was a short walk from our hotel. Glad we did it was fantastic. Food cooked beautifully and waitstaff were attentive. Bonus was Monday nights the bottles of wine are half price.

Thank Danni T
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Old fashioned environment and old fashioned cuisine. It's a classic and popular with the old timers in San Fran. Food is consistent and predictable, nothing bad, but no wows. Prices are a bit high.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We have been here on several trips. It has been 5 star each time and still is. It is a fun, lively restaurant with professional service from the front, to the waitstaff, to the kitchen. We had the veal on pasta, sort of a stewed...More

Thank dafsmith57
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This venerable institution serves good food, but as bistro fare goes, it wasn't particularly inspired. The decor is tired and even the waiter seemed a bit tired. My soup was so blah that a week later I can't even remember what kind it was. Some...More

1  Thank Lori K
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
US$31 - US$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 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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