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Opened in 1974, Le Central has been serving traditional French cuisine for over four decades, boasting the honor of being San Francisco’s most historic French bistro. Conveniently located on the cusp of the bustling financial district and downtown Union Square, Le Central stands out in a rare one-story historic brick building, crowned by a vintage Tabac sign. Offering classic French faire such as Filet Mignon au Poivre, slow-cooked Cassoulet and Roast Chicken Pommes Frites, Le central’s cuisine is comforting yet sumptuous. The exposed brick walls, stained glass features, and imported brass bar invite you to retreat and unwind in its charming, brasserie atmosphere. Le Central is the downtown stop for locals and visitors looking for a classic meal, delicious glass of wine, and a taste of la belle vie.


453 Bush St.

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Average Price:

$30 and under

Working Hours:

MONDAY - SATURDAY Lunch: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Dinner: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Bar: 11:30AM - 10:00 PM Happy Hour (Bar only): 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM SUNDAY Closed


Le Central