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Cafe Claude

7 Claude Ln. (Bush St.) Send to Phone
415-392-3505 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Downtown bistro with an authentic atmosphere and well-executed classics.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly

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Cafe Claude Restaurant Review

: Café Claude has been a treasured local bistro for years. The interior, from the zinc bar to the wooden chairs and the cozy booths, all come from a café in Paris called Le Barbizon. Café Claude's original owner bought Le Barbizon when it closed and shipped almost all of it to San Francisco, where it was reassembled. The outdoor alley is an ideal destination for lunch or an after-work cocktail. The lunch menu includes a variety of panini, croques and salads, such as the savory betterave salad made with tender pieces of beet, snow peas, feta cheese and a touch of pistou. There is a good selection of flavorful pâtés, and don't miss the rare treat of silky, Kobe-beef-style steak tartare prepared tableside. Nighttime brings additional classics, such as coq au vin with a reduced sauce and pork tenderloin with a jus of honey and white wine balsamic vinegar. For dessert, consider summertime’s cherry clafoutis or the warm chocolate cake.

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