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Cafe Jacqueline

1454 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3304
+1 415-981-5565
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“souffle” (46 reviews)
“onion soup” (9 reviews)
“fruits de mer” (3 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
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French, European
1454 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3304
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Discovered Cafe Jacqueline on TripAdvisor while scrolling through to find a decent dessert place in San Francisco. Decent is an understatement. We arrived late to this this San Fran institution. It's a small French restaurant serving classic French fare. We ordered a coffee, white chocolate...More

Thank hollieinnz
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Cafe Jacqueline is a SF institution. Every meal is personally prepared by Jacqueline herself with tremendous skill, care and love. Nothing is hurried and every guest is there for an experience, not just a meal. If you are in a rush, go to a chain...More

Thank Floyd M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our server was very professional and pleasant. Bread was great and the tomato salad was very flavorful. We loved the gruyere souffle as well as the Grand Marnier dessert souffle. This meal is not in-and-out in an hour; it is an experience. Loved seeing the...More

Thank Hawkeyewriter
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Was at the cafe a few nights ago. Order an onion soup, couple of entrees, and dessert soufflés. After about four spoonfuls was just too much, I gave up. Complained to waiter about the unbearable saltiness of the soup. The response was " I will...More

Thank LonelyTraveller_7
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We visited this restaurant recently and were not very impressed. The salad we ordered was not bad, but the main course lobster souffle was way too salty. For dessert, we had the lemon souffle and it was very good. The restaurant is small but comfortable,...More

Thank sanfrancisco201025
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Mme Jacqueline still going strong! Most recently, made reservation for 5:30 a day in advance, shared two soufflés (one for main course and one for dessert) an onion soup and a bottle of great French wine. It's pricey and well worth it. Prepare for the...More

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I'd made a reservation weeks in advance for a Saturday and it was a good thing I did. Cafe Jacqueline is a small and intimate place and even as we were leaving, the tables continued to fill. There were 3 of us and we knew...More

Thank SonomaCountyJill
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you are on a low-carb or gluten-free diet, this place isn't for you. But if you want to experience the greatest soufflés outside of Paris, then this is your chance. Cafe Jaqueline is small and intimate, with excellent wait staff (although the gentleman with...More

Thank BikeOdyssey
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It is science and art to make perfect souffles. I LOVE the salmon and asparagus soufflé for dinner and the grand mariner soufflé as dessert... It was a perfec spot for a quite, cozy, and romantic celebration! Make sure to allocate three hours for the...More

Thank Evelyn Y
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Spent the last night of our vacation dining at this quiet elegant little place. A foodie friends recommendation, the pace is very old world (read as: slow), but service was knowledgeable and friendly, and the food was completely worth the wait. The desert especially was...More

Thank Erica P
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1454 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-981-5565
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