Cafe des Amis

Cafe des Amis

2000 Union St (Buchanan Street), San Francisco, CA 94123
Open until 11:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

A Parisian-style brasserie located in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco. We offer French inspired cuisine, highlighting locally sourced ingredients. Join us for lunch, daily; dinner every night; and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.


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  • "Happy Hour $1 oysters and great wine selection. Ask for..." (3 tips)
  • "The free brownie Bouchon ("cork" in French- which it's about equal..." (2 tips)
  • "... to check in to get a free brownie for dessert!" (2 tips)
  • AskMen

    Sporting custom chandeliers, gas lamps & a zinc bar flown in from France, the interior is dressed to impress. Expect wine to flow freely in this ode to Paris & brasserie faves like steak and fries.

    AskMen · July 26, 2010
  • DailyCandy

    The blood-red back room at the bustling brasserie is perfect for a rendezvous over steak tartare. Read more

    DailyCandy · December 9, 2010
  • Gilt City

    The menu may reflect Parisian cuisine, but it’s driven by the seasonal local markets. The best of both worlds.

    Gilt City · December 23, 2010
  • Gilt City

    Fan of scotch? Access to an extinct vintage is a rarity, but at Cafe des Amis, Gilt City members will have what may be the last chance to experience one of Glenrothes’s finest. Cheers!

    Gilt City · May 20, 2011
  • Fiona S.

    Check in for a free bouchon! What I got: perfect little warm dark chocolate cake slightly crusted on the edges, topped with cool chocolate expresso sauce.

    Fiona S. · April 30, 2011
  • Mark H.

    Like cougars? This is your place.

    Mark H. · September 30, 2010
  • Loic L.

    Don't take the espresso it's awful. Tell them espresso is much better in France. Or get a nespresso machine!

    Loic L. · March 6, 2011
  • Loic L.

    Try the plateau de fruits de mer but tell them in France you don't but it in front of you but in the middle of the table.

    Loic L. · March 6, 2011
  • Sarah B.

    Check in and you might just get a special brownie. No, not that kind of a "special brownie".

    Sarah B. · July 28, 2013
  • SFConcierge

    Happy Hour $1 oysters and great wine selection. Ask for Ted,EXCELLENT service.

    SFConcierge · April 16, 2011
  • Pierre J.

    Hey, Happy Hour is great! $1 Oysters, $5 Moscow Mules & $5 Pinot Blanc

    Pierre J. · April 1, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Pork Chop and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · December 1, 2010
  • Jenn F.

    Oysters, butter lettuce, croque madame, quiche lorraine, frites, cocktails, wine, beer, and French press coffee. Bliss.

    Jenn F. · December 27, 2012
  • Matt M.

    Best steak frites... ever!

    Matt M. · April 21, 2012
  • Victor H.

    Profiterols w/toffee fudge!

    Victor H. · September 30, 2011
  • Benjy W.

    The roast chicken is delicious, and the Rossini burger is a contender for best burger in SF.

    Benjy W. · July 31, 2011
  • Ryan R.

    The free brownie Bouchon ("cork" in French- which it's about equal to in size) was KILLER!

    Ryan R. · July 10, 2011
  • Mark S.

    Shrimp and lobster awesome, Get the lamb or veal for your main.

    Mark S. · September 8, 2010
  • wendy w.

    Lobster salad is crazy good!

    wendy w. · September 1, 2010
  • Toby C.

    this place makes Balboa Cafe feel young

    Toby C. · July 31, 2010
  • Tavo B.

    A very "parissienne" look in a trendy Street of San Francisco. Nice and hip, excellent wine selection

    Tavo B. · March 19
  • Jacob G.

    The flatiron steak with red wine butter and fries is perfect. The peppercorn sauce is a nice addition too. Make sure to check in to get a free brownie for dessert!

    Jacob G. · October 23, 2013
  • Matthew G.

    Cheese board special - Totally In. To. It.

    Matthew G. · July 26, 2013
  • ashermac

    50% off bottles of wine on Tuesday's!

    ashermac · July 24, 2013
  • Lauren C.

    French toast- wow!

    Lauren C. · May 27, 2013
  • Kris V.

    Try the Steak Frites - #kvpinmybelly : Yummy French bistro classic! Steak cooked medium rare. Crispy fries. The salad makes me feel healthy. Add wine. (via @Foodspotting)

    Kris V. · May 26, 2013
  • Ray Y.

    Happy Hour: 3–6pm, $1 oysters, $2.50 beers, charcuterie and cheese tastings. Marina.

    Ray Y. · April 21, 2013
  • Morgan K.

    Great mimosas! Get the bottle!

    Morgan K. · March 9, 2013
  • Catriona H.

    Get the Zombie cocktail. It is really tasty and is on fire!

    Catriona H. · February 12, 2013
  • Katie P.

    Try the croque monsieur (via @Foodspotting)

    Katie P. · December 16, 2012
  • Hana N.

    Only 3.5 stars on yelp?! Their savory roasted chicken is crisp and tender... Prob because it's roasted w/ bacon. YUM :) Skip the calamari! Must enjoy their unique 24-layer crepe and pain perdu. Nom :)

    Hana N. · October 10, 2012
  • ThaoLinh

    Not only are they slow... after dinner when we asked to make change for the meter, they said they didn't have any. Really.

    ThaoLinh · August 19, 2012
  • Tasting Table

    Try the classic French veal stew, blanquette de veau, as a Sunday special: Read more

    Tasting Table · June 22, 2012
  • Matt M.

    The mojitos are awesome.

    Matt M. · April 21, 2012
  • Or-Tal K.

    Waited 10 minutes at an empty cafe for my coffee and left #fail

    Or-Tal K. · April 14, 2012
  • Kathlyne K.

    The french onion soup is equisite

    Kathlyne K. · January 14, 2012
  • Rani M.

    love everything!!!! good atmosphere, excellent service

    Rani M. · October 21, 2011
  • Julien G.

    POMME S PURÉE - each Read more

    Julien G. · September 19, 2011
  • Lauren H.

    Charcuterie plate!

    Lauren H. · April 5, 2011
  • Pierre J.

    French Toast for brunch!!

    Pierre J. · April 2, 2011
  • Kathy K.

    Escargot were easily the worst I'd ever had, but the mushroom ravioli were incredible. They are a good enough reason to make a return trip. So good.

    Kathy K. · February 10, 2011
  • Blair H.

    My wife and I had a fantastic New Year's Eve dinner here in the back room by the fireplace. Food, service, ambiance all tops.

    Blair H. · January 10, 2011
  • robin e.

    omg, the 24 layer crepe cake. it wasn't my first choice, but our server said such good things about it...and he was right!!

    robin e. · September 16, 2010
  • Blake M.

    Less than accommodating

    Blake M. · August 30, 2010
  • Courtney H.

    Warm apricot and blackberry tart is the BOMB!

    Courtney H. · July 27, 2010
  • Louisa P.

    Get the 24-Layer Crepe cake

    Louisa P. · July 23, 2010

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