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Part of Absinthe's success in the area is its understanding that in Hayes Valley, a good bar is critical. Serving decadent meals of rabbits and oysters decorated in gilded Belle Epoch style, its menu is complimented by first rate double fisted cockta... more
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Alamo Square Seafood Grill serves fresh seafood at a great value.  The entree menu consists both of tourist pleasing chicken and steak dishes and a more traditional fish plate. In Chinese menu style (column a, b, c) fish dishes you pick a fi... more
Welcome to Aquitaine Wine Bistro, inspired by the cuisine and wines of Gascony.   Come and enjoy Southwest France in an exquisitely comfortable setting. Aquitaine offers a large retail selection of wines at 30% off the list price that represent... more
Chef and owner, Tina Nguyen, offers quality dishes that include herbs and spices such as mint, cilantro, basil, lemongrass, ginger, and garlic.  Delicious French Vietnamese cuisine in Russian Hill. more
Adjacent to Atelier Crenn, Bar Crenn is where Chef Dominique Crenn reflects the sensory experience of an elegant and antique French winebar inspired by the lounges of the 1930’s in Paris. more
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Belga is a Belgian-inspired brasserie, serving an assortment of Belgian-, French- and German-inspired fare constructed with California sensibilities.  Our executive chef, Freedom Rains, a fixture in the San Francisco restaurant community for mo... more
A perennial Civic Center favorite serving classic French fare like rabbit pate, onion soup and tarte Tatin. Gallic aura and solid service help set the scene. -- Michael Bauer more
In 2007, when I finally found a place to open my own little spot, I coined the phrase “French Soul Food” to describe the personal style of cuisine I wanted to bring to the public. What I hoped to convey was a soulful mixture of Southern,... more
Travel to France without ever leaving the city. Enjoy authentic French cuisine such as crepes, quiche and mussels. more
Set in an alley in the heart of Downtown, this lively, busy French cafe will remind you of being in Paris. During the day, the alley is closed to traffic and sidewalk tables litter the street. Traditional French bistro cuisine is served for lunch and... more
If you like to sip your latte while relaxing in a cosmopolitan, international environment, this is the place for you! This French restaurant-cafe has a wide variety of international newspapers and magazines. more
A coozy, cute cafe almost tucked away from Fillmore Street; even though it's on a corner. The soups and sandwiches are great, and the atmosphere lends itself to meeting up with friends and hanging out. Close to the muni trains, this is great weeken... more
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When Philippe Gardelle left La Folie years ago to open the Richmond District's Bistro Chapeau! on a shoestring, a successful restaurant venture in the area was far from a sure thing. Today, with critically acclaimed and popular eateries popping up al... more
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Chez Maman West is a concept of contemporary French bistro with a twist of Californian flavor.  Located in Hayse Valley  the center of the Art district of San Francisco, between  the opera house , symphony building  and the newly... more
Although Chez Maman is renowned for its hamburgers and crepes, the menu is so diverse that as a wannabe regular, I wouldn't be able to choose a "usual." The food is rustic and fresh--like mom's cooking (if your mom were a classically stylish French p... more
Chez Marius, presented by Laurent Legendre of Glen Park's Le P'tit Laurent fame, creates a bistro in the heart of Noe Valley more
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The new buzz is Chez Spencer, French Chef Laurent Katgely's new spot on 14th at Folsom (the old Citizen Cake). Walk in and you'll bump into industry veterans running the show while established acts like Lavay Smith entertain from a small piano stand.... more
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ChouChou is a French Bistro with a Provencal feel.   Homemade chocolate fondant and caramelized fruit tart are a specialty along with seafood and meat cassolettes.  ChouChou has a bright, colorful dining room with a casual yet chi... more
Chouquet's, a casual, elegant and modern restaurant, offers a French style menu that invites diners to experience both new and familiar tastes. Scallops on a bed of vanilla braised salsify with mint emulsion surprises the palate; while tender sweetbr... more
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Hot on the heels of their success with Consuelo Mexican Bistro at San Jose’s Santana Row, Bay Area restaurateurs Sylvia and Eduardo Rallo have opened their second restaurant, Colibri Mexican Bistro, in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Theatre Di... more
Welcome to Crepuscule pronounced "crep is cool": an authentic French creperie that provides a unique experience of crepe culture. Savored for centuries, crepes are celebrating a revival today, with creperies opening throughout France, America, and el... more
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Curbside Cafe is owned by Olivier & Gwyneth Perrier, since April 2010!  Drop in for some wine and comforting French American cuisine. more

DIP

DIP offers a French-inspired sandwich and bistro menu conceived by long-time San Francisco restauranteur Mahmoud "Mo" Khossoussi and his daughter Haleh.   Dip proudly uses the best ingredients:  Acme bread; Mary’s natural chicken; Sal... more
Country Style French Cuisine. Salads: Salade maison - Green leaf salad, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, julienne carrot. Salade du chef - Smoked ham, swiss cheese, green leaf salad, walnuts, cherry tomatoes, mustard vinaigrette. Salade... more
Florio is the swank spot for a very dirty martini and a great prix fixe 3-course dinner that includes a salad, choice of two entrees (recently they were delectable short ribs and wild king salmon), and a dessert... - Excerpt from Fillmore Roundup b... more
Garcon encapsulates an old-world French Bistro with a casual and friendly atmosphere like one would find in France. Garcon uses familiar French dishes like French onion soup and duck confit, as well as having a variety of vegetarian and organic items... more
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Gaspar Brasserie highlights the best of French style in its the two level space filled with fabulous mid-century decor.  Downstairs, vintage chandeliers light the intimate bar and dining room.  Upstairs, the cozy Cognac Room offers a seco... more

Isa

The dishes run are deceptively filling. Two of us filled up on four selections. True to its size, Isa is not a bank-breaker. The wine list is a one-pager, with particularly appealing whites. Check out the Manciat-Poncet Macon for refined take on Char... more
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French American bistro. Cozy, classy, and intimate atmosphere. A bit on the expensive side, but well worth it. more
Started in 1974 by brothers Pierre and Claude Capelle, Le Central has been open for over 30 years and holds the honor of being San Francisco's first French bistro. Serving authentic French cusine such as Filet Mignon au Poirve, slow cooked Cassoulet... more
Le P'tit Laurent is owned by Laurent Legendre, whose passion for great food and wine has resulted in a fine reputation in his adopted San Francisco. Born and raised in Paris, Laurent studied at the internationally acclaimed Ecole Hoteliere and worked... more
Unwind with wine. Drinks and appetizer specials Thursday - Saturday from 5-7pm. Mathilde French Bistro is a partnership of Lina Yew and her husband Thierry Clement, also chef owner of L'ardoise French bistro. We want to provide authentic French bist... more
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Nico presents a menu format similar to the French and European style of dining "carte blanche" (without a menu or blank menu). This menu style invites guests to put themselves in the hands of the kitchen and enjoy a dining experience. more
ONE65 is an innovative multi-level culinary destination with French flair that offers four distinct modern dining experiences under one roof. Ranging from casual to fine dining, each floor showcases its own individual concept and design. Occupyin... more
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Brunch is served a la carte from 11 am - 2 pm Saturday & Sunday, featuring French inspired breakfast fare, by reservation or walk-in. Our five-course, seafood-forward tasting menu is available Tuesday through Sunday by reservation only. Limite... more
Rigolo brings together the authentic tastes of french provencial home cooking with the nouveau cuisine of the modern French bistro. more