Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chapeau’s early bird steal at $25.50

Chapeau is FINALLY on www.Opentable.com  Welcome to 2009!

I was in high school when Chapeau opened, every time I passed by at night with the glow of lights twinkling in the otherwise dark residential block; I imagined one day “when I grow up” a handsome man would take me to Chapeau for a romantic dinner….reality really smacks you out of daydreaming eh?

Spinach salad, Salmon, Creme Burlee

spinach salad salmon creme burlee 

The 5-6pm early prix-fixe is one of the best deal in the city for French Bistro. Come at 6:05pm and pay $38 for the same menu.

Service is solid and attentive with a French accent to complete the experience. The matire’d will take your coat, wine order and convince you to add the $16 foie gras dish to your meal.


One of the more unique dish is the Basil Napoleon dessert: tiny diced extraordinary fresh kiwi, strawberries, banana and pineapple with a plop of fragrant stiff mango mousse with paper thin wafers drizzled with a sweet basil sauce.

Escargot with fingerling potatoes, Duck breast & polenta, Basil Napoleon

escargot duck and polenta basil

The chef no longer comes out to kiss you on the cheek since they purchased Clementine. The family homey ambiance is missing but I’m here to eat! 

Duo of Salmon, Moules & pommes frites, Red wine soup

duo salmon moules red wine soup


1408 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-9787

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