Upscale French bistro fare & wines
French · Inner Richmond · $$$
The Zagat Review
Known for emerging from the kitchen to "greet his guests" , chef Philippe Gardelle demonstrates "equal parts charm and culinary skill" at this "welcoming" Inner Richmond "date spot" , serving "classic French bistro fare" in all its "bold, savory and creamy" "perfection" alongside "wonderful regional wines" ; most consider it a "great value" (the early-bird special in particular is "a steal" ), leaving the "cramped" conditions as the sole drawback.
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hours Closed Today
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States phone +1 415-387-0408 website directions Get Directions
What To Order
Creamy roasted chestnut soup
Basil Napoleon
Insider Tip
The early-bird, three-course menu – Sunday through Thursday (5-6 PM) – is a steal at $36.95.
Zagat Mentions of Chapeau!
Google Reviews
This is a dining experience not a restaurant. If you think the food takes too long; it's you, you're here to enjoy your company, have a moment between your plates, have some wine, and enjoy being catered to. Chef Philippe is amazing, an energetic artist whose passion for food is passed to you, for you to experience and savour. His passion is translated through the finest ingredients, food prepared with love, which will be enjoyed by yourself and your party. You'll find him in the dining room visiting tables, his energy is contagious and endless. Ellen an owner as well is found managing the well orchestrated dance you'll observe in the dining room. Her generosity and graciousness are equal to Philippe's, she compliments the chef and offers a genuine smile and warmth as she greets you continually throughout the evening. A Michelin star is not far away. If you appreciate the fruits of your labor, you'll love spending it here as it gives you an experience that's remarkable.
Airy McCurdy · July 9, 2017
The food and service was absolutely amazing. Great place for a couple’s night out.
Jarett Rude · December 20, 2017
My fiancee and I are from Iowa (pork capital of the US) and Chapeau!'s pork tenderloin was the BEST pork we had ever had! From the drinks to dessert, we enjoyed every course of our meal. Will definitely be returning to Chapeau! on our next visit to SF!
Anna Tucker · August 24, 2017