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Rose's Cafe, San Francisco, CA

Rose's Cafe

4.8
4.8
556 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
A favorite in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, Rose's Café is a hangout for locals who bask in the sun at sidewalk tables, duck inside for a cappuccino, or stay for a leisurely meal. Many customers are regulars who frequent the pretty bistro-café that offers table service and some of the most deliciously affordable food in San Francisco - Italian fare created using organic local produce, fresh seafood, humanely raised meats, and free-range poultry. Rose's artisan bakers bake a daily selection of pastries, desserts and breads. Menu highlights include: pizzas, daily soups and house made pasta. Accepting Reservations for Dinner Only!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Italian, European
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–4:00 pm Breakfast & Lunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 775-2200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Miguel Tzab
  • Catering
    N/A
  • Neighborhood
    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
  • Cross street
    Steiner
  • Parking details
    We are sorry, but we no longer offer valet. <br /><br />Street parking is available, Closest garages: 1) Union @ Buchanan (3 blocks away on Union Street. 2) 2055 Lombard @ Webster. <br /><br /><br />
  • Public transit
    22 Fillmore & 45 Stockton
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 556 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Neighborhood gem

  • San Francisco

    Neighborhood gem

556 Reviews
  1. Tiburon

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice to rely on the quality food and service that has long been a hallmark of Rosie's. Some things never go out of style.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, and great food. I love this place

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  3. Veronica7

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Rose's Cafe is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The service is excellent. Wide variety of foods and drinks. The food was very good. We had the cauliflower soup, butter lettuce salad, margherita pizza and apple crisp. The pizza had a very thin crust. Delicious, but very thin. The exceptional foods we had were the soup and dessert. Will definitely be back to try more dishes.

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  4. ChrisL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great little bistro spot. Pizza is great, ambience is cozy

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rose’ Cafe never disappoints. I took friends there for the first time, and they were amazed at how good the food was, how great the service was, but how relatively inexpensive the meal was. One of us had the roasted half chicken, and it was superb.

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  6. SFBob61

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I walked up to Rose's Cafe coming from different directions and we both immediately said how cute the place was. We were first time visitors and had a reservation for Restaurant Week in November '23. We'd chosen inside seating though I think outside wouldn't have been so bad even on a slightly foggy night. For food/drink, we did the 3 course RW special, getting one each of the first and second courses, the one dessert and the wine pairing. First course was Grilled Apple Bruscetta and an Arugula salad paired with Sauv Blanc. Main Course was Red Snapper with Brussels and Beef Bolognese Penne with a Spanish red. Dessert was pistachio Panna Cotta with a tasty port. We were constantly commenting on how good everything was. And the staff was all very friendly and accomodating. I can't recall there being any sound issues, with groups to either side of us but I'll assume it was moderate. We could hear and speak just fine throughout the meal.

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  7. JACKB

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Consistently good food and very good service. The menu has a very good selection of the basics with good vegetable options.

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  8. Kberk

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Rose's. It's high end without being pretentious and the food is always wonderful. I've been there many times and always have a great experience whether I'm inside or outside. I highly recommend it.

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  9. OliveGirl

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An SF stronghold. Wonderful ambiance and delicious food

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rose’s is a favorite neighborhood restaurant. The front of house and servers are always welcoming, the food is always good and the ambience charming.

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  11. SFeater

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love sitting outside with our dog and having a nice meal here. The staff were very attentive and the food was great, especially the heirloom tomato salad. My only tiny quibble is I wish they had even one or two less expensive wine by the glass options … all were $17 and up. Makes for a pricey casual dinner. Next time I will save room for dessert which looked delicious.

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  12. terpsfan

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been to SF since before the pandemic, but now that we can travel again, we were overjoyed to see that Rosie's is still going strong. The steelhead special was outstanding.

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  13. AdamD

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat outside under the heat lamps, the experience was pleasant and the food and service was excellent! The burgers and steak were delicious, nothing beats the aroma of a wood fire prepared foods!

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  14. Kevin

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate outside at a heated table as we have a dog, they are very accommodating which we appreciate. Our server was very good.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a calm and cozy experience with great service and amazing food. Can’t wait to come back!

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  16. franinsf

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We sat outside under an umbrella on a beautiful warm Saturday. The food was good, but the service and relaxing atmosphere made it special.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Let me tell you about my experience what do you want to know

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  18. AverageTraveler

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding fare and service (thanks, Jackie)! Everything from the cocktail and wine and beer on tap, to the salads, and the pastas, (margherita) pizza, steelhead (salmon), and to the raspberry sorbet, was super! Also appreciated being able to have a fried egg put on the pizza. The patio, with the guest-adjustable heating, was very comfortable.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rose’s Cafe has been my go to place for over 25 years. The quality of the food is very consistent and delicious. 

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  20. Zalophus

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect setting, easy to get to via Muni, Butter lettuce Salad, Steelhead Trout, Garlic Fried Potatoes, and Lave Cake were delicious, and prepared with very fresh ingredients. I will go back, and Roses is now one of my "go-to" restaurants in the city.

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  21. JulieP

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were absolutely delicious and service was top-notch. Great neighborhood restaurant and always consistently great!

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  22. Brooke

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside under the heaters. It was quiet and a nice place for a dinner date.

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  23. StaceyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Beet salad and roasted chicken were fabulous. Will be back soon.

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  24. CountessMariaVioletta

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood favorite for the last 25+ years, Rose's never disappoints! The food is excellent, the staff is wonderful, and the location ideal. I'm so grateful to have this neighborhood gem!

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  25. AverageTraveler

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of San Francisco's very best restaurants! The quality of anything on the menu is very high. The Roman-style pizza is fabulous. Salads, pastas, baked goods, cocktails - they all rock too! Open from breakfast to dinner time! Friendly and attentive staff, many of whom have been with Rose's for quite some time now. Indoor seating, or in the patio or under the canopy in the front (with heaters), or in the two parklets. And in a neighborhood that lets you combine a meal at Rose's with other activities.

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  26. Laura

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We live in the neighborhood and didn't go much because we thought it was mostly pizza but during restaurant week they really stepped up. I love the ambiance, the service was nice but the food was really good. Short ribs were divine. Love the wine pairing. We will be back more frequently

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice neighborhood place. Quality of food is high, good Value. Pleasant customers and neighbors at the bistro make this a very peasant, Low pressure experience/

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  28. JarJarBanks

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always wonderful service and delicious fresh home made pasta that miraculously comes out of the tiny kitchen.

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  29. DaphneW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant! First went here before the pandemic with a friend who lives nearby, and this is my first time back since then. Did not disappoint! Service was fantastic, we got a huge basked of foccacia "for the table" -- at no cost -- and it was fabulous focaccia at that. All the dishes were diving as well. Can't wait to come back!

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  30. JarJarBanks

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious homemade Pasra dishes and a really good thin Pizza in a lovely room with impeccable service. Who can ask for more. Not me

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  31. JACKB

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great menu selection and very attentive service. And a very good wine selection.

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  32. Jaamm

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    All our dishes were flavorful, well prepared and presented. Service attentive. Unfortunately IAQ from wood fired oven was overwhelming and detracted from the dining experience.

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  33. JACKB

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good food and excellent service. A neighborhood gem

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and very friendly staff and great service

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Introducing a friend to an always wonderful experience! Ricardo is usually my server. Great food. Great people!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! As always.

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  37. NGM6

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner & service in a great neighborhood .

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  38. JMN55

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wait staff! Food excellent too.

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  39. florianneg

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the people!

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  40. msquare

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have been here many times, food is consistently good. Comfy atmosphere and good service. Great neighborhood restaurant!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Rose's Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 556 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Rose's Cafe

2298 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Steiner
  • Neighborhood
    Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–4:00 pm Breakfast & Lunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Italian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We are sorry, but we no longer offer valet. <br /><br />Street parking is available, Closest garages: 1) Union @ Buchanan (3 blocks away on Union Street. 2) 2055 Lombard @ Webster. <br /><br /><br />
  • Public transit
    22 Fillmore & 45 Stockton
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Miguel Tzab
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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