Flea Street Cafe

4.8
2059 reviews
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Flea Street has been a Silicon Valley favorite since 1980. The atmosphere is contemporary, sophisticated and inviting. The menu is a celebration of the rich Northern California food community: seafood is caught in the nearby Pacific, produce is carefully sourced from local farms, meat is grass-fed or pasture-raised to name just a few. Flea Street offers innovative yet approachable cuisine that showcases the very best of the season. Our bar specializes in martinis and unique cocktails using small batch liquors. A wine list features the best of California’s extraordinary vineyards with an emphasis on the local appellation--the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flea Street is a hidden gem of a restaurant. Perfect for family, business or special relationship meals. The food is innovative and sublime, the service, polished, friendly and authentic, in an aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. For me, just perfect. I'll be back. :D

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s
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flea Street is one of my most favorite restaurants. The atmosphere is cozy, comfortable, and elegant. A perfect date night, the lighting is complimentary and the sound level is low enough for conversation. The food is consistently wonderful, farm fresh, and innovatively prepared. The portions are small enough to allow tasting and sharing many dishes. This is my go-to restaurant for a night out with my husband.

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D
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding food and warm service.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived a little early and our table was already waiting for us, which is always a great surprise this days.
The service is impeccable and very friendly. The food presentation is always stunning, and the food outstanding. The only little problem was the fried chicken , unimpressive and KFC-grade, would definitely not recommend or hope to see it ever again on the menu.

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f
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uniquely great. Quiet, wonderful food, and everyone so personable & friendly. Don’t know of another restaurant that so beautifully combines all of these elements.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner. Appreciated that Jesse came around and said hello to all guests.

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SS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our most romantic go-to restaurant. It's always a unique pleasure to dine here, whether at a table, a high-table, or dining at the bar (which is actually the best choice - who would guess?).

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HG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food & service, with a lovely atmosphere.

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JJ
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was lovely. Food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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P
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, elegant surroundings, wonderful food. Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Especially appreciated the guidance on food selection and timing of the courses.

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G
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

An ergonomic delight with attentive service and small but excellent one pairing with the meals served.

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d
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

SOUP AND SALAD WERE AMAZING. MAIN DISH WAS GOOD. COCKTAIL WAS AMAZING AND AS ALWAYS, THE BREAD WAS FANTASTIC.

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AQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food was great, good service with friendly staff, and delicious cocktails!

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JB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service was top notch and the seasonal fare was delicious. Excellent wine recommendation by the wait staff.

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g
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this has consistently been my "go-to" restaurant for special events

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SF
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience at the Flea Street. Krishna was an enthusiastic and competent server. Food was tasty as is typical.

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NP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The first time I ate here I was blown away. Portions were delicious with such an amazing combination of flavors in every bite, not too big but still perfectly filling. The cocktails and biscuits were amazing. Each course was unique. The second time though -- it just didn't have the magic anymore. Still great, but not amazing.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrates my wife's birthday. The service and attention was exceptional. One of our dishes was outstanding (fried chicken) and the other was very good (short ribs). The atmosphere, ambience and overall experience was top notch. Great little spot for elegant dining in Menlo Park. Will be back to try other dishes!

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OT
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I feel like the Flea Street is baaack. Dinner was up to previous standards. Just a couple of picky details: for the price of the the fish stew ( which was delicious), it should include some fresh Dungeness crab or reduce the price; keep the martini olive spoons; and I miss the outrageous chocolate truffles at the end. ( the night we were there they gave us white chocolate...not the same). Thanks for putting short rib back on the menu.

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AM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such FANTASTIC food. The fried chicken was moist and the potatoes were very good. The short rib was tasty, the gnocchi was also really good. Everything we had was delicious.

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DB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always love Flea Street! Our server Ever was outstanding and so friendly and attentive. Just a lovely setting with great food!

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K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here for our anniversary. What a phenomenal experience! I’ve never had such attentive, kind, authentic service. The food is a whole other dimension of fresh, savory, and well worth it. The finishing touch was a sweet postcard from the original couple who must have owned the home before it became a restaurant. Thank you so much!

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L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful first visit. From our welcome from Alison the hostess to a great bartender, fantastic server and wonderful food. Loved the atmosphere. My husband and I will be back!

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PF
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an expensive restaurant, and one of the few that is worth it. Our meal was excellent and it confirmed the impression we formed from a previous visit. The cocktails were interesting, the wine recommendation was spot on, and the food was perfectly prepared. The staff is attentive without being intrusive. And the restaurant does little things that make dining a joy, from the biscuits in the bread basket (you can buy a dozen to take home) to bringing two glasses when we wanted to share a single glass of port with our dessert. We put it on our personal best list, ahead of some Michelin star restaurants at which we have dined.

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p
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb! Ambiance is lovely, cuisine divine, service impeccable--it was one of the most memorable dining experiences I have had in a long time! I had the crab Louie salad, the filet mignon, which was a special, the carrot cake and all were perfection. Our server was the best--personable, well-informed about the menu, prompt and professional, and made excellent recommendations (very dark hair). All in all, it was an A+ evening!

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Another great experience

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An outstanding dining experience! Farm to table ingredients, and superb service. Comparable to Alice Water's Chez Panise but better!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flavorful food, fresh ingredients, warm ambiance, and excellent service.

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NG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there with my wife to have a romantic dinner for my 40th birthday. This was my first time at Flea St. Cafe. We have both been pleasantly surprised by the elegant but still cozy environment, as well as by the well prepared food. It is an a la carte menu and there aren't many options, but they are all well prepared and very tasty. Portions are reasonable, you don't leave hungry nor sick from too much food. The chef did an excellent job pairing wines with both the savory and dessert options, we were impressed by that. You may order wine by the bottle or by the glass or by half glass if you want to pair different wines with starters, first and second course. The environment is very elegant, a place to dress up, still it doesn't feel too "corporate" like many upscale restaurants, the waiters and the service make you feel comfortable. It reminded my an elegant European-style restaurant. Definitely we will come back.

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JS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service not as good as usual. We were seated then had to wait ,and finally had to ask for a waiter to come to our table so we could order drinks and hear about menu, etc.

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh ingredients. Outside looks unassuming but the ambiance is elegant without be stuffy.
Highly recommend.

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JT
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food

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DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Why Flea Street Cafe does not have a Michelin Star is beyond me. Best restaurant.

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RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, servers recognized us from our previous visit, can not recommend enough.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this place!

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p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I love this restaurant and also select for special occasions. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves great food and service. It is never disappointing.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Took a while for a waiter to appear, but he was fine. It was louder than we remembered it being in the past.

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CP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for my mom's birthday and didn't want anything too pricey. We both loved all of our courses. Water cup kept getting filled. The manager or the owner came by to our table and I asked if I liked the lingcod and I told him it was quite good! The sauce was good, texture of the fish was great, the vegetable which I forgot what it wants tasted good and interesting. Never had that vegetable before. Will come back for a romantic dinner! Oh and also a great touch to the postcard!! It was really touchy

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B
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Disappointing food. The description on the menu did not reflect the dishes. For example, I ordered the roast chicken expecting a half-chicken since that is usually what is implied and since there was nothing describing the piece of chicken. It was incredibly disappointing to see a quarter of a chicken breast was served.

Our service was shotty and we felt ignored for most of the dinner. The best service came from the busers who were very attentive and considerate of us.

The cocktails were excellent and the food was par.

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