Cafe des Amis

Cafe des Amis

2000 Union St (Buchanan Street), San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (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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We would like to welcome you and your guests to Café des Amis by preparing a special petit chocolate brownie for you to enjoy!

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  • 1 oysters
  • happy hour
  • wine
  • French food
  • chocolate bouchons
  • brownies
  • steak
  • crepe cakes
  • good for dates
  • cocktails
  • brunch food
  • french fries
  • lobster
  • French onion soup
  • good service
  • French toast
  • roasted chicken
  • cafés
  • pate
  • Croque Monsieur
  • 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
  • Cafe des Amis

    We would like to welcome you and your guests to Café des Amis by preparing a special petit chocolate brownie for you to enjoy!

    Cafe des Amis · May 2, 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
  • 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 Johansson · April 1, 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 LeMeur · March 6, 2011
  • Mark H.

    Like cougars? This is your place.

    Mark Himmelsbach · 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 LeMeur · March 6, 2011
  • Sabina B.

    Solid Dark 'n Stormies

    Sabina B. · August 10, 2014
  • Sarah B.

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

    Sarah Buhr · July 28, 2013
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Pork Chop

    Foodspotting · December 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 Beltran · March 19, 2014
  • ashermac

    50% off bottles of wine on Tuesday's!

    ashermac · July 24, 2013
  • Ray Y.

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

    Ray Y · April 21, 2013
  • Catriona H.

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

    Catriona Hunter · February 12, 2013
  • Matt M.

    Best steak frites... ever!

    Matt Mireles · April 21, 2012
  • Victor H.

    Profiterols w/toffee fudge!

    Victor Haseman · September 30, 2011
  • Benjy W.

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

    Benjy Weinberger · July 31, 2011
  • Ryan R.

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

    Ryan Russell · July 10, 2011
  • Mark S.

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

    Mark Straub · September 8, 2010
  • wendy w.

    Lobster salad is crazy good!

    wendy wedlake · September 1, 2010
  • SFGate

    This slick French brasserie is an outlier in Cow Hollow. Their Omelette Fromage melts in your mouth, stuffed with raclette fondue and topped with a confetti of fines herbes. Read more

    SFGate · January 6
  • Suzie K.

    Pain perdu is fantastic. Good date spot, esp the outdoor seats.

    Suzie Kronberger · December 8, 2014
  • Earl W.

    Must get the chocolate bouchons. The sole with lobster is a delightful dish.

    Earl Williams · September 28, 2014
  • Jacqwi C.

    French onion soup

    Jacqwi Campbell · September 10, 2014
  • Stan F.

    Brunch is good.

    Stan Freeman · August 13, 2014
  • Kyle R.

    Great happy hour

    Kyle Riggs · August 8, 2014
  • Burc S.

    They know how to Cook eggs, (rare) sign of a good cook.

    Burc S. · July 19, 2014
  • Nahid A.

    Perfect food ... the chicken salad is amazing 😍😍

    Nahid Ashri · June 9, 2014
  • Maybs M.

    $1 oyster happy hour from 3pm to 7pm on weekdays, along with $5 wine and pâté.

    Maybs M · June 5, 2014
  • Tetyana S.

    Forget everything else on the dessert menu, you want the Chocolate Bouchons, (mini brownie), it's *amazing*

    Tetyana Swan · April 29, 2014
  • 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 Gyllenstierna · October 23, 2013
  • Matthew G.

    Cheese board special - Totally In. To. It.

    Matthew Gulliford · July 26, 2013
  • Lauren C.

    French toast- wow!

    Lauren Craig · 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.

    Kris Vera-Phillips · May 26, 2013
  • Morgan K.

    Great mimosas! Get the bottle!

    Morgan Kyauk · March 9, 2013
  • Katie P.

    Try the croque monsieur

    Katie Paterson · 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 Na · 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 Mireles · April 21, 2012
  • Or-Tal K.

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

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

    The french onion soup is equisite

    Kathlyne Kiaie · January 14, 2012
  • Rani M.

    love everything!!!! good atmosphere, excellent service

    Rani Mochdie · October 21, 2011
  • Julien G.

    POMME S PURÉE - each Read more

    Julien Gomès · September 19, 2011
  • Pipo S.

    For Brazilian guys: nao deixe de provar os mariscos. Eles são de uma maciez incomparável a qualidade do marisco brasileiro.

    Pipo Santos · November 3, 2014

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