Café Claude: A Little Bit of Paris Just Off Union Square

The prestigious Michelin guide has announced that it will release its star rankings for 2018 tomorrow. Originally scheduled for October 12, the  fires in Napa and Sonoma caused the organization to postpone its announcement for the first time since it began publishing in the U.S. in 2005.

We will fill you in on their selections next Tuesday. In the meantime, we thought we’d introduce you to a place that Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer described last week as one of his favorite French restaurants in the Bay Area. Café Claude.

Located on Claude Alley off Bush Street, you might walk past it and never know it. But stop, and look for it. Bauer says the food is fabulous, and the prices seem fairly reasonable. It has an outdoor covered patio, a traditional bar, and a cozy bistro look.

What’s not to like!?

Café Claude; 7 Claude Lane, San Francisco; 415.392.3505. All-day menu for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday; open for dinner only on Sunday.