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Cafe Jacqueline

French Restaurant · North Beach
1454 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM

Based on 37 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Shirley L.
    "Definitely order the strawberry soufflé if it's in season!"(2 Tips)
    Tez A.
    "A French soufflé restaurant in North Beach."(2 Tips)
    matt k.
    "The seafood one were also good, but less so."(4 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "romantic night"(2 Tips)
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32 tips and reviews.

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  • soufflés
  • seafood
  • caviar
  • good service
  • desserts
  • ratatouille
  • wine
  • Grand Marnier
  • romantic
  • sushi
  • strawberries
  • prosciutto
  • mushrooms
  • peaches
  • boeuf
  • beach
  • lime
  • figs
  • dinner
  • garlic
  • SFGate

    Considering two souffles make a meal at the most romantic restaurant in North Beach, this dessert is really almost a main course. So ethereal, and so balanced between tart and sweet. Read more

    SFGate · March 25, 2015
  • Shirley L.

    Definitely order the strawberry soufflé if it's in season! Takes an hour, so be prepared to have some wine or coffee if you're not planning to order a full meal beforehand.

    Shirley Liu · May 31, 2014
  • Natalie L.

    order wine to while away the hour you'll wait before souffles are served ... while you're waiting, venture to the backyard restroom (as an excuse to glimpse Jacqueline w/ her toque & basket of eggs)

    Natalie Lin · September 3, 2012
  • Nico P.

    "There's no place like Cafe Jacqueline, not just in SF, but anywhere. Jacqueline is the Jiro Dreams of Sushi of soufflés, from lobster or white corn-ginger-garlic to lime or Grand Marnier." Read more

    Nico Pitney · December 21, 2014
  • James Y.

    Order a souffle, any souffle. They are sublime. Start with a savory and end with a sweet one. You can't go wrong. Be prepared to eat for at least one hour, so avoid awkward dates.

    James Yu · March 29, 2009
  • Malte G.

    Favorite place in SF. She's been making 50+ soufflés a night for 35 years here now. So she knows what she's doing. Also, if in season do get the strawberry soufflé.

    Malte Goesche · April 20, 2014
  • Tez A.

    This is a hidden gem. A French soufflé restaurant in North Beach. No website. No Facebook page but amazing food, service and atmosphere. Best birthday ever.

    Tez Anderson · April 13, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    Cafe Jacqueline is a tiny all-souffle restaurant made for a romantic night out. Your meal will be bookended with one savory and one sweet souffle.

    Serious Eats · April 21, 2014
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best French Restaurant In 2012, it’s hard to imagine the effect that dishes like boeuf bourguignon and ratatouille first had on Americans. How… Read more

    SF Weekly · May 31, 2012
  • Fernando T.

    If you are coming on a weekend, try to make a reservation the day before. It's at it's busiest on weekends and it's a really small place.

    Fernando Toledo · April 8, 2012
  • Chris B.

    Amazing souffles ...Take your time there given that it takes an hour to cook your souffle but it will be worth your time *_*

    Chris B · September 23, 2014
  • Jim K.

    The restaurant can get very warm and they can't leave the door open or it affects the oven or souffle or something, so wear something cool.

    Jim Knickerbocker · April 29, 2012
  • NorthBeach U.

    Try the chocolate souffle - it’s divine! Tip: take an Uber in North Beach for FREE (up to $20) anytime between now until Saturday 12/20/13 using the promo code NorthBeachSF. (Excludes TAXI). #NBSF

    NorthBeach U · December 18, 2013
  • Hetal G.

    For veggie lovers... Ask them to make you an asparagus, cilantro, tomato and garlic soufflé! Delish!

    Hetal Gandhi · July 7, 2013
  • matt k.

    Strawberry and prosciutto mushroom soufflés were amazing. The seafood one were also good, but less so.

    matt knox · March 24, 2014
  • Pancrazio

    This is a unique place. Jacqueline prepares soufflé, one by one. One of the best places to go in SF.

    Pancrazio · August 30, 2014
  • Shadi M.

    Every course is a souffle! Love it...want to try it..but I heard it can take a while

    Shadi Mehraein · July 23, 2009
  • Ernest N.

    All savory soufflés here are cheese based. Dairy adverse patrons be aware.

    Ernest Ng · January 7, 2013
  • Jeanne L.

    Be patient. Takes a bit so be with interesting people.

    Jeanne Levy · March 23, 2014
  • Jessica C.

    eat the dessert souffles slowly, the powdered sugar makes you cough

    Jessica Chan · December 5, 2011
  • Jessica C.

    there's only one Jacqueline, so be prepared to wait. loved the strawberry souffle.

    Jessica Chan · December 5, 2011
  • Natalie S. C.

    Caviar, figs wrapped in prosciutto, Dubonnet and a lovely partner = LOVE!!!

    Natalie S. Coles · November 27, 2010
  • janet y.

    Don't have appetizers this will make ur meal last 3 hrs. I m not kidding.

    janet yu · October 18, 2012
  • Malte G.

    There is basically nothing you could order that is not amazing.

    Malte Goesche · February 23, 2013
  • Alice M.

    Amazing mushroom and chocolate soufflés!

    Alice May · July 29, 2013
  • Liz L.

    Thank Chef Jaceuline for your meal- but she doesn't like her picture taken :)

    Liz Lee · November 9, 2013
  • Kevin H.

    The crab souffle cannot be beat

    Kevin Hybiske · May 14, 2010
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Cafe Jacqueline as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
  • baris a.

    Great souffles with a glass of Sauternes!

    baris aksoy · December 15, 2009
  • Kristy C.

    Dessert soufflé!

    Kristy Chow · June 5, 2014
  • William S.

    Best white chocolate souffle. Ever.

    William Sie · September 16, 2012
  • Jeskia L.

    Peach souffle is awesome

    Jeskia La'bella · May 11, 2013

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