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Elite Cafe

2049 Fillmore St. (California St.) Send to Phone
415-346-8400 | Menu
New Orleans influenced flavors from executive chef Chris Borges at this Fillmore Street staple.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Elite Cafe Restaurant Review

: This historic Fillmore Street space, which has housed restaurants since 1928, reopened under new management and a new chef. Louisiana native executive chef Chris Borges oversees the New Orleans themed menu, which has been Elite’s focus for more than three decades. Dishes range from the very spicy to not at all, though house-made hot sauce is available to add a bit of heat if that's what you seek. Many selections are distinctly Southern in origin, like the fried okra starter, gumbo and jambalaya, and crawfish etouffée served on grits. For a mild yet distinctly down-south experience, try the black drum Pontchartrain, and be sure to tap NOLA’s top sweet treat for dessert: pralines. Fitting to New Orleans heritage, wines by the glass are primarily French while a tight bottle list offers variety, and local craft beers and ciders intermingle with Louisiana choices.
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