It used to be great last year
I loved all my food typically
This Saturday there was a strange bitter taste in everything - almost like too much thyme or something similar (roasted chicken)
My party also has the fish and chips and they needed to get extra salt (and they’ve had the same meal at the same place before and it was amazing)
The pea salad was barely eatable as well - and I love British food
Lastly it’s terrible that they took away their sticky toffee pudding - that would have compensated me from the sub par meal
Pork is very good . Scallops are a little salty. Interior lights are too dark for us .
But overall we enjoyed the dinner very much.
Great option for pre-theatre dining (Golden Gate Theatre). Friendly, attentive and cognizant of our time constraints. Excellent food and cocktails. No complaints.
The server was very rude and he took away our food without permission. Overall, very terrible experience.
a bit more expensive than it should have been, but super convenient and enjoyable before a show at the Golden Gate Theater.
I tried new dishes this time instead of my usual choice. I think this is the first time “smoky tomato soup” on a menu actually lived up to its name - delicious.
Went in Saturday for brunch. Had scotched duck egg (best part if meal), signature burger and fish and chips. I think we were servers first table but his service was slow and seemed like he was doing us a favor by serving us. Had an ice tea and had most of the meal with it empty. Henchecked on us once all meal though he stood and chatted 3 feet away most of the meal woth only 1 other table. Our meal finished with "do you want anything else" check in hand. He pretty much made sure we would not be back.
Food was done well all cooked as requested. But the burger though cooked correctly was just nothing worth going in for. Would have been just as happy with a carls burger. Fish and chips was nicely cooked and lightly breaded but nothing special. The scotch duck egg was a treat and we enjoyed that alot.
Maybe try it for dinner as that may be were most 5 stars are coming from. But with the lame service we will pass.
Food great as always, but the restaurant was VERY understaffed: just two waiters for a jam-packed lunch rush. Our table was ignored for long stretches of time, and after 90 minutes the dessert menus arrived... then the waiter disappeared for 20 minutes more!
Great new find in SOMA.
We enjoyed our lunch very much. We had the beet salad which was delicious. the service was fast and friendly .
Returned here after a few years hiatus and the food is excellent did not disappoint neither did the service which was personal and at our elbow. Five star experience
We had a delightful brunch - great food, ambiance, service. The food and the drinks were delicious. Only criticism was that the sausage came out cold in the center, but they quickly remedied.
It wasn't very busy (Labor Day week-end, and fairly early) so the noise level wasn't something I could really gauge, but I assume it would be moderate.
The experience was fair, but the price was high. Price value story didn’t work.
Incredible food but slow service and non attentive wait staff almost ruined this for me.
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Very attentive staff. The host, Joel, is super friendly and welcoming! The tomato soup special is amazing! The favor profiles complex and leaving you wanting more.
I again had a fabulous experience at this restaurant. The food is special and I wish I could recreate the meals at home because they are so unique and delicious. Love the atmosphere too.
When I first chose this restaurant, I did so because it was close to the Golden Gate Theater where we were going to see a play. I assumed that it would be pub food and cheap. I made reservations and then looked at the menu. I was a bit surprised to see that it looked like an upscale restaurant with upscale prices. We decided to go anyway. And what a wonderful surprise. It was a nicely appointed restaurant, we had a quiet table in a not very noisy room, and then we ordered and began to eat. As soon as I took the first bite of the beet salad, my heart melted. Calling this a salad doesn't do it justice. It was terrific and well worth the price. Then my main dish arrived. Pork tenderloin. Again, the title doesn't do it justice. Awash with roasted peppers and fingerling potatoes, the pork tenderloin slices were nestled on a wonderful, light and savory sauce. I ate every bite and again became contrite at my initial look at the prices. This is one of the best meals that I've had in a restaurant in years.
S/O to Tim and Shaun (sp?) at hotel Zetta bar.
Pleased through and through! Thank you Cavalier team!
The service took our plates in such a rush. I still have good leave on the plates, I have to stop them several times. I felt like being rush...
We used to enjoy the scones and the salads at The Cavalier. Not anymore. The scones were over baked, hard, dry, and flavorless. The salad was tasty, but small, and it had one thin sliced of goat cheese on it. It was more like a slightly larger dinner salad. So two of us had two plates of lettuce and fennel shavings and two club sodas for $54 with tax, tip, and SF health. Outrageous. We will not be back.
We love this place because of its location to theaters for live shows on Market and Golden Gate streets. We stay at Hotel Zetta, connected to The Cavalier. Staff and ambience are awesome, but food is lacking in quality and flavor. Menu descriptions don’t reflect final product, unfortunately. We’ve eaten here five times and keep hoping for improvement. Kick it up a notch y’all and you will be fabulous!
A great place! Food is awesome! Friendly and helpful staff, and nice atmosphere. We loved the Scotch Eggs, and the lamb chop appetizer, but the chicken and steak were flavorful and amazing! They do a slow cook on the chicken that makes the end result very moist and delicious!
What a great little find this was. Food was delectable; the blackened salmon savory. Don't miss the sauteed Brussel sprouts with mint. Service was outstanding, fast, friendly, and funny.
Great for a business lunch, easy for East Bay and San Francisco to meet there because it's right next to the Powell St BART station, convenient parking in the Mission St. Garage---Food is excellent, service smooth and pleasant, quiet enough to talk.
Horrible food, basic and bland. Nothing really stood out.
Lovely hidden gem in SF. Perfect place to eat before a show. One of my favorite things about this place is that you can have a conversation! It's quiet!
Terrific food, wonderful service and perfect ambience! Can’t wait to go back.
This is one of my favorite spots in the city. A wonderful mix of old school vibe with great drinks and impeccable service.
Went here on my first date, and came back exactly one year for my birthday celebration. Really great food and much better than the other restaurants this chain has. Used to love the Park Tavern in North Beach, but the service and food there went to crap. Back to the Cavalier-
Wonderful interior decor, friendly staff, who went above and beyond. I was offered sparkling rose to start with, and they have a great assortment of cocktails for everyone's taste. I was a bit skeptic the first time going as it was a gastropub and I have never found British cuisine that great, but they take it to the next level! The brussel sprout chips are amazing, the salad with the truffle oil fantastic. We had scallops and ribeye. And to finish the night i was brought a birthday cake. Happy Birthday!
Can't rave more about this place. Great ambiance, service and great location!
For a British-themed Gastro Pub it is *so* San Francisco. And that is no bad thing. Service is first-class, food is excellent and the chef's variations-on-a-theme are delightful. For example, Fish and Chips in Britain is almost always served with peas. But not these peas - the pea salad was surprising and sumptuous and the perfect complement. The Scotch Egg was a duck egg (of course it was) and the center a vibrant orangey-yellow and soft and gooey. Adding shrimp to the casing - inspired! We mentioned we had theater tickets and service was prompt and precise. looking forward to our return to luxuriate in the meal.
Great food lace for brunch
Good food and service
Great breakfast place; elegant, tasty English-inspired dishes (scones, eggs, sausage, tea, toast)--the sleepers? the Roasted Tomato, which seemed ridiculous to order and---we could have had two. Or three. lol.
Enjoyable experience and super convenient for morning breakfast meetings because it sits right next to the Powell Street Station for Muni and BART.
Terrible service, horrible food, a true deception. Would never return and do not recommend. It’s a waste of time.
It is very chic and funk. I like the atmosphere and very nice foods.
Went there based on info that they had some decent gluten-free options which turned out to not be the case. Food was decently prepared. Server was nice if somewhat uninformed about the menu and celiac disease. Ambiance can only be described as weird, or maybe I’m just old.
Overall the food was OK, but given the other options in the city, I don't think I would come back. Was there for brunch and I felt like the meal was under-seasoned and a little on the cool side. Maybe I'll give them another shot at a later time to see if this was a one off thing, but I want to try a number of other places first.
New server Ben did a terrific job!!! Yay and welcome to the force Ben:)
Cavalier is one of our favorite places to dine for special occasions. Also it is within walking distance from the SFMOMA...A day at the museum followed by a night dinning at Cavalier is divine.