Dining on French cuisine is a far more delicious means to achieving a more worldly palate than gargling imported seawater or licking the atlas at the public library. Refine your tastes with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of French fare and drinks at the Passion Cafe on 6th Street.
Housed in a historic 100-year-old building, the Passion Cafe woos patrons with a menu of traditional French fare and a well-appointed wine list. Warm up teeth with the baked onion soup straitjacketed in melted gruyere, or nibble the La Belleville, an assortment of cheeses chaperoned by country bread, dried fruit, walnuts, and mixed greens ($12.50).
Meat-magnet molars can chomp the boeuf bourgignon, which challenges bacon, mushrooms, onions, and carrots to a somersaulting contest in a pool of red burgundy ($17.50). The Napoleon lasagna ($15.50) quells megalomaniac-sized appetites with layers of pasta mingled with beef, ricotta, mushrooms, and zucchini in a white-wine-and-herb sauce. Classic French desserts such as crème brûlée ($6) and bread pudding ($6) drenched in caramel make a sweeter meal’s end than a torrential Pixy Stix blizzard.
Passion Cafe boasts a warm and cozy Old World ambience ideal for fueling up before taking in a show at the nearby theaters. On balmy days, patrons can dine alfresco on the rooftop garden patio shaded from the glare of birds’ sequined tutus by red-and-white umbrellas.
28 6th St.
San Francisco, California 94103Get Directions