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Rose's Cafe, San Francisco, CA

Rose's Cafe

4.8
4.8
486 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

10:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 486 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Californian

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  1. KN

    KimiaN

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant is cute and cozy - the food is OK but. too expensive for what they offer. My ravioli dish was bland and the pizza was just ordinary
  2. R

    Randall

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is just outstanding, service too. Menu favorites: calamari salad with lentils, Rose Pistola pizza, rigatoni, and chopped salad. Ambiance was quiet and comfortable, the outside seating was warm and private. Thanks, Rose's Cafe, for making a friend's reunion dinner so enjoyable.
  3. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food has been great for years. Then the last few times not as good. Last night was fabulous again. Everything the 4 of us ordered was A-plus. Great to love this neighborhood cafe back on track.
  4. AF

    AndrewF

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting on the corner with outdoor dining that has a European cafe feel to it. We had the skirt steak and bolognese. Both were really good. The calamari was good when it had char/grill marks, but the pieces without weren’t great. Friendly service. It’s a good date spot.
  5. MM

    MarieM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely place, lovely service, and delicious food. Would highly recommend
  6. NH

    NelsonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a real treat to come here! Met all our expectations!
  7. o

    ollie

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My friend and I both started with the cauliflower soup, which was warm and comforting on a cold, windy day. She had the roast chicken, very good. I had the margherita pizza, which had a crackly-thin crust, plenty of cheese and a perfectly balanced sauce (not too sweet, not too acidic). We both had enough leftovers for another full meal.
  8. K

    yoKeho

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely to eat at Rose's again after so many years. It's still a very special spot. The food was excellent and my only complaint is that it was quite loud, not due to patrons or acoustics, but due to staff/cooks/busser going about their business with a lot of loud talking, banging, and clanging.
  9. AD

    AlvaroD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. So was service. Would definitely recommend to others.
  10. EC

    ElizabethC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a marvelous time at Rose’s! The food, the ambiance, the service. All is enchanting!
  11. Z

    Zeze

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  12. MF

    MaximeF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice place to have a diner. Service is very kind and the food really good !
  13. LP

    LiviaP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great food. Personally, I would go again.
  14. L

    Linda

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious! We shared several appetizers, then each of us ordered a different entree. Every dish was beautifully presented and the ingredients were fresh and creatively served. A very special evening!
  15. 0

    0351

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was excellent.
  16. Y

    Yummy

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had not seen some old friends for over 4 years and we decided to go to Rose's for dinner. It could not have been a better place to catch up and enjoy the food, ambience and wonderful service. We were delighted in every way. We plan to return soon. Truly, everything could not be better. I love your ricotta/mushroom pizza. The dessert Leche was so yummy. Everything I give 5 stars to. Thank you so much...
  17. JM

    JoniM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! I highly recommend the brussel sprouts appetizer, the linguine with clam sauce and the chocolate lava and hot apple crisp desserts!
  18. ML

    MLEats

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming neighborhood spot. Perfect for a cozy birthday celebration.
  19. B

    Bunny

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love our little neighborhood restaurant. Never disappoints.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Our server accommodated our request for a table change. Never made us feel anything but welcome. 5 star service. Food was good. We ordered the burrata and cauliflower for starters, then did the short rib, a pizza and pasta. Seems like a great local bistro for week night.
  21. PT

    PauletteT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We knew we were in for a treat when we sat down, as the aroma of the food was amazing. The staff was professional, attentive, and courteous. The roasted chicken was the best I ever had - delicious! I also loved the butternut squash and salmon. Can't wait to get back to try more dishes, and will recommend to friends.
  22. L

    Lovestoeat66

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    My polenta and arugula salad were good but my friend’s calamari with lentils wasn’t good - she said the lentils tasted like old fish and she couldn’t finish it. Outdoor with heat lamps good setting.
  23. R

    Rose

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy decor and yummy food. We had short ribs, steak and the grilled octopus appetizer. Portions are reasonable for the price.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious; the server was attentive. Kenny’s suggestions were spot-on.
  25. TS

    TomS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    perfect Valentine's day date, have been back for many years
  26. TW

    TWILS

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Booked outside table as it was only option left when booking. When we arrived we asked to get inside table as it was cold and windy. Hostess went out of her way to accommodate us. Menu has lots of options and food was way above expectations. Service was very good. We’ll be back!
  27. AM

    AondreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner on their outdoor patio & dinner was delicious!
  28. MH

    MHTM

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The very best service!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy, comfort food. Great location, family ambiance and good anytime of year.
  30. JT

    JessieT

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    cozy, easy and delicious. A perfect place for a Friday night family dinner.
  31. K

    Kurt

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived at 5ish and there were young families leaving after a casual snack. We were the only table inside with customers, more were seated outside. Plenty of outdoor seating with heaters. Melt in your mouth pork shoulder and tasty pizza - go light on truffle oil if you want some on the pizza. Excellent, likeable and knowledgeable service. Thanks Daria!!
  32. G

    ricahrdG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb Quick service Polite staff Great food
  33. BB

    BBella

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent, I go whenever I’m in town. They do not disappoint!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Staff was attentive and courteous, the food was delicious and served without delay. Will definitely dine at Rose’s again!
  35. R

    Roger

    Orange County

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Pizzas were very good. However, their credit card payment system was down and ended up depleting all my cash to pay for our dinner.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good for all occasions! Staff are so lovely and the food is always delicious!
  37. NH

    NoraH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service outstanding! We had a fabulous waiter who was extremely helpful.
  38. s

    scarlett88

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Rose's and will be back for sure. Great ambience, service, calm environment, food, and wine.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the service and the food was excellent.
  40. PK

    PhyllisK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank goodness this old favorite has lasted through the Pandemic. We had a lovely table for 4 outside and the heaters worked well to keep us warm during a cold evening dinner. Our food was delicious, fresh, and well prepared. We had the steelhead, and steak. The side of broccolini was made to order without lemon or chiles and was cooked just right. The service was perfect including splitting our bill at the end. We were able to get food that matched our dietary needs perfectly.

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 486 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


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

  • 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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