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Cafe de la Presse

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  • French, Bistro
  • 352 Grant Ave, San Francisco CA94108 37.79007 -122.40535
  • (Btwn Bush & Sutter St)
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  • (415) 398-2680
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User Ratings (Based on 6 reviews)

Food 2.7 Value 2.7
Service 2.8 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(415) 398-2680
(415) 249-0916
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Mon-Thu: 7:30am-10am+11:30am-2:30pm+5:30pm-9:30pm Fri: 7:30am-10am+11:30am-2:30pm+5:30pm-10pm Sat-Sun: 8am-4pm+5:30pm-10pm
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Business Dining, Group Dining, Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Buffet, Bar Scene, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering

User Reviews

  • Cafe de la Presse

    Posted by Hoy on 10/19/2014


    amazing everything I loved it

  • Cafe de la Presse

    Posted by robinski on 10/24/2011

    Not recommended

    My sisters and I were celebrating a special event and went to lunch here on a Saturday. The atmosphere looked lively and there were quite a few people there, however the food was below sub-par, and the service worse than that! Two of us ordered the salade nicoise and the tuna was fishy and old tasting and the rest of it was very bland. When we flagged the waiter for a little more dressing to jazz it up and cover up the fishy taste, he slammed a thumbnail size of dressing on the table for both of us to share. He never check in with us after the food arrived--not once. And once our first water glass was filled, noone ever came to refill them! With all the other good restaurants out there, how does this one even stay in business--I don't know!

  • Cafe de la Presse

    Posted by Cornelia & Co on 11/05/2010

    Cool, French outdoor dining with city lights

    A lovely warm evening in November, you couldn't have a better SF outdoor dining experience. The things said about the sloppy service we don't agree with. On the contrary: charming, attentative without jumping you. Great salad to start with, an excellent piece of meat and the couscous from the weekly menue was fabolous. And to top that - a tart tatin to die for. After all it wouldn't have the atmosphere of a French bistro if the waiters were overdoing it. Highly recommended.

  • Cafe de la Presse

    Posted by anonymous on 06/11/2010


    onion soup GOOD. croque monseur GREAT

  • Cafe de la Presse

    Posted by Avid Foodie on 03/16/2008

    2 Words: Inefficient and Unfortunate

    The only reason I am giving this joke of a business 1 star (and not zero) is because some of the food was half-decent. However, given the high prices of said food, the food should have been MORE than decent. The real tragedy was the service, and, unfortunately, restaurants are in the SERVICE industry. I had made a reservation for 4 and was really excited to try this restaurant. The reception was sloppy and disorganized, and although we were seated within 2 minutes, that was 2 minutes too long considering I had reservations and the place was half empty (and on a Saturday night)! The place was larger than I had expected, and it seemed that there were only 2 waiters in the whole restaurant with myriad useless hosts, administrative employees, and bus boys roaming about the place. The word "inefficiency" comes to mind, since there were a lot of people making a lot of noise but nothing was getting done. After we were seated, nobody filled our water glasses, nobody introduced themselves to us, nobody told us someone would be there, nobody said, "I'll be right back." We had to flag down a random bus boy TWICE to get a waiter to finally greet us. The server was nice enough, but we hardly saw him. One of the diners at my table ordered a beverage which was never brought. Then when we flagged down another random bus boy to ask about the beverage, he practically slammed it on the table with no apology. This is some of the worst service I've had outside of McDonald's in a bad neighborhood. As for the food, I really liked the bread, butter, and soup ($9). The french fries that accompanied the meat were soggy and tasteless. The fish entree was disappointingly plain. For $25, the scallops were quite small - and I mean each individual scallop (of which there were 4) was small. I cannot recommend this place. Too bad, but luckily there are a ton of fantastic restaurants in the SF Bay area to go to instead.

  • Cafe de la Presse

    Posted by Pan Bagne on 09/15/2007

    Expensive, but good.

    While initially I was frustrated with this resturaunt shortly after it opened, even turned off by the service, their fantastic Pan Bagne kept me coming in the face of rude service. Since then the service has greatly improved and I find my self eating there on a weekly basis. While The frites, soup, and sandwiches are amazing (and I am not using hyperbole, this is an acurate description) the service could still be taken up a notch. If i'm spending over $15 for a sandwich I wantr someone at my beckon with a smile for ages at my every request. The atmosphere is very nice. Their publication selection is very nice, and includes several international journals. Thay have a full bar, and I am often tempted to leave work to have a liquid lunch of Venitian spritz. While the entrance to the place is far too small, and the plaement for the host at the entrance is highly problimatic in making a confined enterance, the spaceious outdoor seating is one of the only places in SF to have a glass of wine on the street. All in all, if you can drop a roll of cash on a sandwich this is a good place to do it.

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