- $39 for $50 worth of French cuisine
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The French countryside feels a little bit closer for diners when they enter Garçon. The restaurant embraces the cuisine and ambiance of an Old-World bistro, welcoming taste buds with a menu of homestyle cooking. However, Executive Chef Arthur Wall doesn't just follow recipes. Instead, he tweaks the menu virtually every day, incorporating seasonal and locally sourced ingredients into as many dishes as possible. The menu's iconic dishes—including french onion soup and coq au vin—demonstrate Chef Wall's dedication to time-honored flavors. But he also allows his classical culinary training and his New Orleans heritage to shine through in New World–influenced dishes such as molasses-brined pork tenderloin with white-cheddar grits.
The dining area can best be summarized as rustically intimate. The San Francisco Bay Guardian hailed it as "one of the most Parisian-looking restaurants in the city, with its vintage Dubonnet posters and individual lamps on each table." Along with the soft overhead lighting, these lamps gently illuminate the room's dark wooden accents. The restaurant features two stool-lined bars; one tempts visitors with its selection of wines and signature cocktails and the other offers a street-side view through the massive front windows.