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Cafe des Amis

Cafe des Amis

(Now Closed)
French Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Union Street, San Francisco
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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, 2015
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 Helsing · January 10, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Tetyana S.
    Forget everything else on the dessert menu, you want the Chocolate Bouchons, (mini brownie), it's *amazing*
    Tetyana Swan · April 29, 2014
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  • Tavo B.
    A very "parissienne" look in a trendy Street of San Francisco. Nice and hip, excellent wine selection
    Tavo Beltran · March 19, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Benjy W.
    The roast chicken is delicious, and the Rossini burger is a contender for best burger in SF.
    Benjy Weinberger · July 31, 2011
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  • Earl W.
    Must get the chocolate bouchons. The sole with lobster is a delightful dish.
    Earl Williams · September 28, 2014
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  • Maybs M.
    $1 oyster happy hour from 3pm to 7pm on weekdays, along with $5 wine and pâté.
    Maybs M · June 5, 2014
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  • Ryan R.
    The free brownie Bouchon ("cork" in French- which it's about equal to in size) was KILLER!
    Ryan Russell · July 10, 2011
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  • 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
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  • 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 eusebio · September 16, 2010
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  • DailyCandy
    The blood-red back room at the bustling brasserie is perfect for a rendezvous over steak tartare. Read more
    DailyCandy · December 9, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Tasting Table
    Try the classic French veal stew, blanquette de veau, as a Sunday special: Read more
    Tasting Table · June 22, 2012
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  • Suzie K.
    Pain perdu is fantastic. Good date spot, esp the outdoor seats.
    Suzie Kronberger · December 8, 2014
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  • SFConcierge
    Happy Hour $1 oysters and great wine selection. Ask for Ted,EXCELLENT service.
    SFConcierge · April 16, 2011
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  • Mark S.
    Shrimp and lobster awesome, Get the lamb or veal for your main.
    Mark Straub · September 8, 2010
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  • Pierre J.
    Hey, Happy Hour is great! $1 Oysters, $5 Moscow Mules & $5 Pinot Blanc
    Pierre Johansson · April 1, 2011
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  • Ray Y.
    Happy Hour: 3–6pm, $1 oysters, $2.50 beers, charcuterie and cheese tastings. Marina.
    Ray Y · April 21, 2013
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  • Burc S.
    They know how to Cook eggs, (rare) sign of a good cook.
    Burc S. · July 19, 2014
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  • Catriona H.
    Get the Zombie cocktail. It is really tasty and is on fire!
    Catriona Hunter · February 12, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Nahid A.
    Perfect food ... the chicken salad is amazing 😍😍
    Nahid Ashri · June 9, 2014
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  • Matthew G.
    Cheese board special - Totally In. To. It.
    Matthew Gulliford · July 26, 2013
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  • Rani M.
    love everything!!!! good atmosphere, excellent service
    Rani Mochdie · October 21, 2011
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  • Courtney H.
    Warm apricot and blackberry tart is the BOMB!
    Courtney Hornberger · July 27, 2010
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  • ashermac
    50% off bottles of wine on Tuesday's!
    ashermac · July 24, 2013
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  • Morgan K.
    Great mimosas! Get the bottle!
    Morgan Kyauk · March 9, 2013
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  • Or-Tal K.
    Waited 10 minutes at an empty cafe for my coffee and left #fail
    Or-Tal Kiriati · April 14, 2012
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  • Kathlyne K.
    The french onion soup is equisite
    Kathlyne Kiaie · January 14, 2012
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  • Stan F.
    Brunch is good.
    Stan Freeman · August 13, 2014
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  • Matt M.
    The mojitos are awesome.
    Matt Mireles · April 21, 2012
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  • Katie P.
    Try the croque monsieur
    Katie Paterson · December 16, 2012
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  • wendy w.
    Lobster salad is crazy good!
    wendy wedlake · September 1, 2010
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  • Sabina B.
    Solid Dark 'n Stormies
    Sabina B. · August 10, 2014
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  • Matt M.
    Best steak frites... ever!
    Matt Mireles · April 21, 2012
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  • Toby C.
    this place makes Balboa Cafe feel young
    Toby C. · July 31, 2010
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  • Victor H.
    Profiterols w/toffee fudge!
    Victor Haseman · September 30, 2011
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  • Pierre J.
    French Toast for brunch!!
    Pierre Johansson · April 2, 2011
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  • Mark H.
    Like cougars? This is your place.
    Mark Himmelsbach · September 30, 2010
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  • Lauren C.
    French toast- wow!
    Lauren Craig · May 27, 2013
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  • Louisa P.
    Get the 24-Layer Crepe cake
    Louisa Pickering · July 23, 2010
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  • Kyle R.
    Great happy hour
    Kyle Riggs · August 8, 2014
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  • Jacqwi C.
    French onion soup
    Jacqwi Campbell · September 10, 2014
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  • Foodspotting
    Try the Pork Chop
    Foodspotting · December 1, 2010
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  • Julien G.
    POMME S PURÉE - each Read more
    Julien Gomès · September 19, 2011
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  • Lauren H.
    Charcuterie plate!
    Lauren H · April 5, 2011
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  • Blake M.
    Less than accommodating
    Blake M · August 30, 2010
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  • 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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