HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >

Discussion

Bistro Dinner, Le Central or Anjou?

  • 5

Which of the two do you prefer? Looking for a reasonably priced meal with a glass of wine in the Union Square vicinity for my wife and I. Both Le Central and Anjou seem to fit what we are looking for. Seeking a great onion soup, maybe steak frites, duck confit, roast chicken, maybe a well prepared cassoulet, something comforting in cold weather.

I like that Herb Caen was a regular at Le Central since I used to follow his column, so that seems to be an old school type of place. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. For many years, Le Central has had a wonderful onion soup gratinee.
    A perfect winter lunch or first course at dinner. See: http://www.lecentralbistro.com/
    Never tried Anjou, but it too may be great.
    Please tell us what results.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Bruce in SLO

      Wow, they really need to fix up their Web site. A French resaurant should be able to spell au poivre, and the formatting of the online menu is just bizarre.

    2. I haven't been to Le Central in many years so I don't know what it is like these days. I've enjoyed my meals at Anjou, but I have to say that we had lunch the other day at Cafe Claude and I think I prefer it to Anjou. Very French, very good and I felt like there were more things to choose from. A friend liked it so much that she and her husband went for his bday dinner a few nights later. It is also in the Union Square area - on a small alley kind of mid-way between Anjou and Le Central.

      2 Replies
      1. re: dinnerout

        i too, would recommend Cafe Claude. I also prefer Cafe Claude to Anjou, by which I have never been impressed. The salmon entree at Cafe Claude is particularly nice, as is their salad nicoise.

        1. re: sfoperalover

          Menu and web site: http://www.cafeclaude.com/html/dinner...