Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Grand Cafe

501 Geary St. (Taylor St.) Send to Phone
415-292-0101
French brasserie cuisine in a striking ballroom setting.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.
Features

* Click here for rating key

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.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Grand Cafe
 
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in (and around) San Francisco for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in San Francisco to Eat at Right Now

The Bay Area restaurant scene is heating up.

Read more




RESTAURANT AWARDS 2016

Sign up to receive the 2016 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which will feature the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. and more.