Amélie is a concept of a modern wine bar lounge located in the trendy Nob Hill district of San Francisco.
With its dramatic wall of lushly lit wine bottles and soaring wooden wine shelves, Amélie fuses the cool American urban with the chic Parisian modern, emerging as an irresistible blend of international hip.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic rendezvous, a place to unwind for happy hour or a lively hangout, you’ll find the perfect spot at Amélie.
Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, French
Hours of Operation:
5.30 pm to 10 pm
Polk Street and Washington Street
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live music every Sunday 630 pm to 930 pm
Bus lines: 1, 10, 12, 19, 27, 47, 49
Cable car lines: Powell & Hyde, California
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Amelie Ratings and Reviews
Amelie is a standout spot for happy hour ...
Amelie is a standout spot for happy hour, but the menu also suggests that any meal would probably still be a value. Happy hour offers a great price for a custom flight. The happy hour flatbread was also delicious, and the salads were copious and delicious. Service was warm and also in French when we requested it--merci! I can't wait to go back to try more wines and French food items!
Have been to their New York restaurant and wanted to try San Francisco for a family get-together. Had a great time, enjoyed the mood, and the tapas nature of the menu. We tried many of the offerings and liked everything, especially the quiche (very rich). Good wine wine as well.
Amazing ambiance, food and service for ...
Amazing ambiance, food and service for a fun evening out on Polk. Started with two glasses of Malbec and a delicious cheese plate that came with honey and fruit dips and a sack (yes, a sack) of warm bread. Then had the beat salad (which came in a mason jar!) and the cured salmon. Amazing attention to detail in plating and flavors. Ended with the fudge pieces for dessert, which were so rich and a delightful surprise from what we had thought it would be. Will definitely be back!
My boyfriend and I went here for Valentine's day and I've never had a more perfect meal. The food was delicious, came out quickly and we had a delicious bottle of wine to go with it all. They gave us a massive serving of bread to start (I hate when restaurants skimp on the bread!) and the waiters were attentive and polite. We left so happy we picked Amelie for our special V-day date!
Once inside the restaurant, we looked ar ...
Once inside the restaurant, we looked around and everyone seemed to have a great time, as soon as we sat and finished our meals and of course our wine glasses, we understood why such a great vibe. The food was very tasty, the wine list impressive with wines from almost every region and the service impeccable. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Amelie.
Not romantic because it is WAY too loud
The food was good, but the ambiance was not "romantic" as billed, it was like a disco level of sound for the music and impossible to talk. The sound was overwhelming. It's really too bad because we would have had a good time if we'd been able to hear each other.
Great Hang out place
I came here for happy hour with another friend on Friday ~5:30 pm, people were already sitting at bar counter and having good time. Nice wine list w/ choice of happy hour menu. I Noise level was just right, not too quiet or too loud. Our waiter was very helpful, he tried to stop us when we try to get too many plates !! Food was also great. I'd come back again.
great food, intriguing wines, great service
my gf and I love this spot. We go probably once a month and had our anniversary dinner here. They have rotating wine flights with quirky band/singer names. Even if you order the same one every time you always try something different. Their food is on point, maybe a tad on the expensive side but fits within most city budgets. Go at happy hour if you find it out of your range. You can keep a meal for 2 with 2 flights at around $50. Try the aperitif board, flat breads, burrata, it's all good.
Hit and Miss
It's been a year or two since I've dined here. The food is still great, actually it's delicious, but the service and overall experience leaves much to be desired for. I wasn't going to leave a review, but since they reported me as a no-show on open table, even though my party arrived 15 minutes before our reservation time and we paid with credit cards, I decided it was worth writing something. We had to wait at the bar before being seated, which was fine since we got there early. We got seated near the back booth. We were halfway through our dinner and the server asked if we'd like to move to another table. Why? Why would we want to be moved when we're perfectly happy where we were seated and enjoying our meal already. How disruptive to our meal would that experience be??? Then they seated a big group at the booth next to us. They didn't bother us at all, but by the time they finished drinking or eating, one of the folks in their group passed out and they just left him there by himself. I felt sorry for the guy, but I couldn't miss the photo opportunity. I don't know what happened to him. My party left while he was still snoozing all alone. No one tried to wake him up, check on him, or move him. Perhaps the staff couldn't see him. Most restaurants wouldn't allow this sort of behavior, but hey I guess anything goes at Amelie.
Lovely happy hour
Seven days a week between 5:30 and 7pm, you too can enjoy the excellent value that is Amelie's happy hour. Yes, they honor reservations for it; you're not limited to partaking of these deals in the bar area. Don't be fooled by the short list of three options. Just two of them were plenty to satisfy my happy hour companion and me. The wine flight is a great value: choose any three wines by the glass to serve as your tastings for a mere $10. And the plateau apero ($20) was an impressive spread of meats, cheeses, and accouterment. It took quite an effort to finish it. The baguette that came with it was addicting, too. This is definitely my favorite happy hour in SF now: I'll be coming back.
Horrible Service, bad wine, noisy
Waiters walked by, seeing our table without water, without menus, without silverware, and even when we hailed them, walked right by! The wine by the glass we ordered was awful. For a wine bar, even if you don't buy a whole bottle, everything on the menu should be good!
Great experience, except too loud
We have been to the NYC Amelie's, loved it, so wanted to try to SF location while there in mid-April for a seminar. We went with another couple. The wine was reasonably priced, food was very good - one member of our party had the duck, and found it as good as any he has had. The staff was very accommodating, professional, we tipped accordingly. The one downside is the noise, really guys, it's excessive, you can't have a conversation without shouting. and lots of "what? what'd you say?" You could turn down the sound system just a tad without losing the hip vibe you seem to want to project. The clientele would appreciate it. I would say we prefer the NYC location, a little smoother operation - nicer facility, nicer end of town, but no complaints whatever about the staff at the SF location - you guys were great.
Excellent wine bar with excellent food
I took my wife here for her birthday. It is excellent. The wine selection and food were all wonderful as was the service. This is the only place in the US where I've seen Bulgarian wine (Traminer) available. There is a great selection of appetizers, small and large plates, cheeses and desserts. The service was top notch as was the reception. The owner provided a complimentary creme brule and two glasses of champagne in honor of my wife's birthday.
Great neighborhood find
The wait staff was attentive and helpful. There is a good selection of wine flights and wine by the glass to choose from. Noise level was "energetic" but we were able to easily carry on a conversation. Amelie is divided into two areas, the lounge/bar and the restaurant where you can make a reservation. We wanted someplace within walking distance. This was our first visit but we will definitely return.
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