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126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420 (between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave.)
+1 415-387-0408
17:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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159 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Was an embarrassing night. We took my father in law for a nice dinner and it did not go well. The waitress dropped a water glass on the table which shattered and soaked my son. She was sorry, but my son was shaken, and it was not a great way to begin. We ordered apps and dinner for all six... More 

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San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

A warm, smallish, traditional, bustling neighborhood restaurant near the Presidion, where the French owner and chef take(s) pride in lovely food, good wine, excellent service. It isn't cheap, but it sends you out with a smile on your face. Ours, anyway.

Thank Susan_Richmond
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

Clementine changed ownerships about 8 or 9 years ago. A couple that owned a small restauarent in the Sunset bought it. They've turned Clementine into that small restaurant style, same uneven menu, understaffed (barman has no support, he serves for entire restaurant, stocks and washes and waits all the counter seats' meals) - no one gets adequate service. Clementine once... More 

Thank samantha p
San Francisco, California
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117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Have been going there since they first opened as Chapeau! on California Street. On our last visit I had the most refined and delicious bouillabaise which included a grilled fennel slice which added the perfect fennel flavor in a subtle manner. Phillipe is a charming chef, greeting you with peck peck on the cheek. Ellen his wife runs the front... More 

Thank cyssf2003
San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Good prefixed, great wine list, excellent service and owner Phillip is so friendly you feel like family. The most upscale restaurant on Clement St.

Thank Sara L
Springfield, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2011

After a long day on a bus tour of Muir Woods and Sonoma Wine Country we returned to our hotel in the Inner Richmond District very tired and not wanting to get on a bus back downtown. My husband had spotted the Clementine Bistro so we walked over and were so pleasantly surprised! The food was very authentic bistro style.... More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2009

My favorite French bistro in the city and perhaps my favorite not super special occasion restaurant in the city.

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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 16 April 2009

Delightful food, welcoming staff. Very nice setting. Chef/owner adds so much personality to the restaurant. He greets each table personally. They are helpful with wine suggestions and very patient with their customers. Nice mix of people, couples, families, young & older.

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Reviewed 8 November 2008

Cozy and friendly place. Food was great!

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Reviewed 23 October 2008

The best escargot in the city! and, the best service: you walk in to be greeted by the chef & the wait staff know the menu! I felt like I was in Paris :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2420
    (between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Geary - Arguello Muni stops
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-387-0408

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?