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501 Geary St. (Taylor St.) Send to Phone
French brasserie cuisine in a striking ballroom setting.
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Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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Dining room at THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Grand Cafe, San Francisco, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Grand Cafe Restaurant Review

: For its location and atmosphere, this soaring Belle Époque dining room, once a hotel ballroom, is a popular choice for pre- and post-theatre dining. The space is impressive on a grand scale, with 1930s chandeliers decorating 30-foot ceilings, and whimsical statuary of anthropomorphic rabbits and bespectacled moles that lend Beatrix Potter-like surprise. The long, open kitchen and adjoining Petit Café add warmth and bustling energy to the cavernous room. Executive chef Alicia Jenish prepares brasserie-style dishes with California influences. Locally-sourced mussels are steamed with three different broths, the standout being a tart, milky combo of hard cider and cream. Grilled rainbow trout is very good, sourced from a nearby farm that keeps the fish abiding to a strictly vegan diet. Black kale salad (brined overnight) with apples, toasted walnuts and blue cheese is simple yet memorable. The wine list is a highlight, including a large selection of French wines. Desserts are worthwhile treats, especially the profiteroles filled with ice cream, caramel and chocolate sauce.

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