France has a long history of giving America gifts, from the Statue of Liberty to the Tricolore flag our presidents have traditionally used to hide under during scary movies. Accept their latest gift: this Groupon.
- $39 for a prix-fixe dinner for two (a $70 value)
Each guest receives the following:
- One onion soup or mesclun salad
- One of the spécialités Françaises or moules
- One raspberry key lime mousse or pavé chocolate crème brûlée
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At Café Bastille, diners sip French wine and nibble on buttery escargot beneath strings of lights. It's a scene you might expect to find on the streets of Paris, but this Zagat-rated eatery makes its home in San Francisco's financial district. The dining room walls are decked out with tin signs advertising French liquors, beers, and coffees. And the menu caters to the most discerning francophile with region-specific dishes that range from mussels with all-you-can-eat fries to cassoulet, a duck confit and sausage dish that originated in Toulouse. There are also brunch and lunch options. In addition to an extensive selection of imported wines, the bistro offers craft cocktails—the decadent French Kiss, for example, mingles tart black-cherry rum with orange juice, champagne, and cassis cream tapped from the Eiffel Tower.