Rex Cafe has been a neighborhood favorite for nearly 16 years. Our customers come back time and again for our classic comfort food with an influence ... More
Rex Cafe has been a neighborhood favorite for nearly 16 years. Our customers come back time and again for our classic comfort food with an influence of European flavors from Chef-partner Daniel Mougeot. Warm shades of burgundy, large gilded mirrors, and high ceiling fans make for a stylish yet relaxed environment. Whether you're sitting with a group of friends in our large banquettes, or in the lively front area around the impressive center bar watching a game on TV, or just mingling with locals, our friendly staff is sure to make your visit to Rex Cafe a pleasant one.
The Rex has undergone a very eclectic change. A true original flavor is added when you visit here. Prices are very reasonable and portions allow an opportunity to taste many original dishes. Some very original dishes allow vegetarians and carnivores to enjoy themselves. You can try Beet Carpaccio (not a typo it is beets), the halibut collar - a real treat, the Beef Cheeks or lamb T-bone. for those that always wondered what to do with pork belly's other than play futures here is your opportunity!
I read in the SF Chronicle that the former chef de cuisine from La Folie was moving across the street, so out of curiousity, we went to try it out. It is soooo much better than the pot roast and pork chop swag from before. The food is cute and fun and above all YUMMY
My wife and I visited Rex Cafe for a late-night dinner when we were staying nearby back in February. I'm writing about my experience now, in September, because a friend of mine is visiting the city and I went online to look up the name of the place so that I could recommend it. That's how strong my memory of Rex's pot roast is. It was heavenly. We were tired and needed a place to relax and be comfy, and Rex Cafe fit the bill perfectly. The service was good and friendly. The bar looked well-stocked, but a glass of cabernet was all we needed to round out the meal. Rex cafe is an affordable neighborhood restaurant that does a couple of crucial things very, very well.
I've been to Rex cafe a few times for brunch and once for dinner. Dinner was okay but nothing to brag about. I like their brunch, but the last 3 times I have been, we've had the same waitress and the service was awful. She rushes through taking our order, we didn't get a refill of coffee until the end of the meal, the food took a long time to come out, and we couldn't get her attention to get our check. We saw her all of one time when she took the order and when she brought our credit card receipt (probably so that we'd still tip her). There are better options around and definitely think Polkers is better for brunch.
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