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Chez Papa - CLOSED

1401 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-2801
+1 415-824-8205
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
3 May 2015
“Chez papa is closed...go to Chez Maman”
7 Dec 2014
“Cozy, casual French”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1401 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-2801
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Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

The guides say Chez Papa is the upscale version of co-owned Chez Maman but it is closed. That's the bad news. The great news is the latter is open and is simply outstanding. See my separate review of it.

2  Thank AirWavesC42MKII
Reviewed 8 December 2014

A generous bowl of fresh mussels (in a choice of sauces) is the centerpiece of Chez Papa's menu and oh how good they are, but other items are terrific as well. This place is tiny and a bit noisy but loaded with personality, charm and...More

Thank plscottie
Reviewed 29 November 2014

My husband and I went down to Papa bistrot on a Friday night for a date night. The restaurant is very cozy, timidly lit. We started our meal with some delicious escargot. yum yum. Then we shared a duck confit and the braised beef short...More

Thank Tamara F
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

Radiating anbience, Chez Papa. Noisy as hell, and in the evenings of early October hotter than anytime before. The Escagots were tasty, each of them dazzling in its small slot. The Bouillabaisse was tasty, with a leading fish, still missing some fruits de mer which...More

Thank ybhk19
Reviewed 14 August 2014

It is better than 80% of the parisienne restaurans that I tried, around 100. Meat was pretty good and nice variety for wines. Noisy as the french standards. Worth it if u pass by.

Thank bio84
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I dined here with my husband. We are both British and frequently holiday in France. We have eaten in many French restaurants. We both ordered the steak. We have eaten steak in France before and it's a well known fact the French like to serve...More

Thank LaurenNesbitt
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I had pleasant memories of Chez Papa from years ago and because I was close by, decided to stop in for dinner. The service was friendly and the location is excellent- The food was a disaster and really inedible. If you are considering Chez Papa,...More

1  Thank RJMerlot
Reviewed 30 May 2014

My two guests, both San Francisco-based people in the hospitality business, were looking forward to this restaurant. Unfortunately, the result was mixed. We all had the fixed price menu at $37, which had four choices for appetisers, four choices for mains and two desserts. Let's...More

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

We both had burgers and fries and everything was wonderful. The garlic aioli was delicious. Beautiful neighborhood to walk around and enjoy the views of the city and beautiful plants and trees.

Thank BaileyPugs
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Great food, impeccable service, intelligent wine list. A bit loud, but that is the fault of the customers. The duck leg is fabulous.

Thank chalifouxh
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-2801
    (Missouri St.)
  • Public Transportation: Bus #22
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-824-8205
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