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Restaurant Name: GRAND CAFE
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Address: 501 Geary Street @ Taylor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (415) 292-0101
Type of Food: American with French influences
Hours: 7 Days
Dress: Adult
Price Range: $19.00 to $28.00
Reservations: Suggested
Description of Restaurant:

A beautiful sophisticated restaurant with a large bar up front and a bistro bar, and a gorgeous dining room with the kitchen presenting some top flight dishes. An attentive and knowledgeable wait staff.

The Food


What a start! Foie Gras rolled in walnuts with fig preserves and brioche @ $12.50.

Prince Edward Island Mussels steamed in white wine, Dijon mustard, creme fraiche 
and frits @ $12.00

Warm Wild Mushroom Tart with black truffle sabayon @ $13.00.

Each evening a Plat du Jour. Pick your favorite night to savor the pleasing Entrees.

Hors d'oeuvres:

Soup du Jour @ $6.50.

Trio of house made Charcuterie: Foie Gras Torchon, duck rilletes and pate maison
@ $14.00.

Pan seared Day Boat Scallops with leek and pea shoot fondue @ $14.00.


Sauteed Skate Wing with braised cabbage, bacon and brown butter caper sauce
@ $19.00.

Pan roasted Pacific Salmon with heirloom tomatoes and risotto croquettes @ $25.00.

Grilled Hawaiian Walu with sweet corn, cherry tomatoes and romesco @ $25.00.

Petaluma Chicken with mashed potatoes and persillade @ $18.75.

Sauteéd Maine Hake with summer bean and peach salad, balsamico reservo
@ $23.00.

Roasted Lamb Sirloin with heirloom potatoes, roasted gypsy peppers, feta cheese
and lamb jus.

Sonoma Duck Breast with shiitake and oyster mushrooms, broccoli rabe and 
pommes a la sarladaise.

Grilled hanger Steak with roasted shallots and French fries.


Great wine list and selection and wines by the glass.


Worth the calories!

This is a restaurant that you should visit and enjoy. The Love Chef suggestion for a GRAND evening.

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