Down the street from Cafe de la Presse, up the street from Cafe Claude and across the street from Roots Restaurant is the final but equally amazing San Francisco restaurant known as the city’s “First French Bistro”.
Le Central is an authentic Parisian restaurant in downtown San Francisco. It is also a long time meeting place for movers and shakers. On any given day expect to see and maybe sit next to former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown as he holds court with the Mayor of Paris — or maybe his long time friend, local clothier to the elite Wilkes Bashford.
The atmosphere of Le Central has all the ingredients you are looking for in an authentic French bistro, starting with a fabulous menu and ending with the sizzle, the spirit and the sparkle of San Francisco’s sister city Paris.
Whenever you have lunch or dinner at Le Central expect to feel as if you just landed in Paris. Their menu offers everything required to transport your taste buds across the Atlantic Ocean with Escargots, Onion Tarte, Rack of Lamb, Haricots Verts and Creme Brulee…ooh-la-la!
If you have never been to Paris this restaurant should not only fill in as a wonderful substitute but convince you to go. The place maintains a cozy and comfortable feeling but with a pleasant hum from the constant flow of customers. I think you will also enjoy that Le Central has not only customers from downtown hotels like the Orchard Garden Hotel but also locals regularly making reservations for a casual lunch or intimate dinner.
453 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Mon-Sat. 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.