French Restaurants in Pacific Heights

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Chef Laurent Guillaume, who has helped open hotels and restaurants in Paris, brings years of culinary expertise to Chouquet’s menu and adorns time-tested continental fare with surprising New World elements. Attentive servers emerge from the kitchen carrying escargot and niçoise salads, cruising past sleek stools at a bar accented by swirls of natural wood grain and designed by Dominique Maxime Genauzeau. On the patio, diners soak up the sun or choose least-favorite clouds for a sky writer to edit out. The dining room's sand-hued walls and burnt-orange accents resound with the sounds of glasses clinking together, bearing more than 70 wines from Europe, South America, and the Pacific Northwest and a rotating selection of draft beers from France and the United States.

2500 Washington St
San Francisco,
CA
US

2301 Fillmore St
San Francisco,
CA
US

2165 Union St
San Francisco,
CA
US

2165 Union St
San Francisco,
CA
US

In Focus: Gamine

  • Translation: a French word meaning “mischievous young woman.” Think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
  • Specialty: rustic French cuisine
  • Vibe: akin to a Parisian café, with intimate lighting, lively music, and an open kitchen
  • Menu highlight: grilled pork chops with apple-cider mustard sauce and sautéed Brussels sprouts. It was named the eatery’s signature dish by 7x7.
  • Lunchtime specialty: savory crepes with fixings that range from prosciutto and béchamel sauce to shredded chicken and spicy mustard

2223 Union St
San Francisco,
CA
US