French Restaurants in San Francisco, CA


French Bistro Dinner or Lunch for Two with Dessert at Chouchou (Up to 37% Off)

Chouchou

Forest Hill

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé, ending with sweets such as banana flambé

$101.90 $69

$49 for a Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two at Cafe Bastille ($70 Value)

Cafe Bastille

Downtown

Three-course dinner for two includes soup or salad, a French special, and a dessert

$70 $49

Three-Course California Cuisine Dinner with Champagne for Two or Four at Bijou Restaurant & Bar (Up to 59% Off)

Bijou Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Hayward

Morroccan sand dab, beef bourguignon, and chicken fricassee with orzo and wild mushrooms take center stage in this fusion culinary fete

$92 $39

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at Whispers Cafe & Creperie (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Whispers Cafe & Creperie

Whispers Cafe & Crepeie - Belmont

Crepes made with chicken apple sausage and shrimp, grilled portobello sandwiches, salmon burgers, and other light eats at a popular cafe

$25 $15

$12 for $25 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Kennedy’s Irish Pub & Indian Curry House

Kennedy's Irish Pub & Indian Curry House

North Beach

Multicultural pub serves Indian favorites such as chicken tikka masala and lamb sagwala alongside 200 beers and local wines

$25 $12

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Dinner for Two at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Bistro

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

$30 $15

Cajun Dinner Cuisine for Parties of Two or Four at Swamp; Valid Sunday–Thursday (Up to 42% Off)

Swamp

Central Richmond

Cajun dinner cuisine includes crab in garlic butter boil, lobster in signature hurricane sauce, and oysters on the half shell

$25 $15

Mediterranean Food for Two or Four at Goood Frikin Chicken (Up to 42% Off)

Goood Frikin Chicken

Mission

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

$30 $19

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Papa John's. Online Redemption Required.

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from vine-ripened, California-grown tomatoes

$20 $12

Two or Five Groupons, Each Good for $12 Towards Asian Hot Pot Dinner at The Flame (Up to 42% Off)

The Flame

Central Richmond

Hot soup speciality restaurant, now celebrating its one-year anniversary, serves up customized pot dinners with 10 soup bases to choose from

$12 $7

Hot Pot and Chinese Food for Two or Four at Celestial Flame (40% Off)

Celestial Flame

Inner Richmond

Traditional hot pots with varying spice levels simmer away; Chinese menu also offers fried rice, general tso’s chicken, and other favorites

$20 $12

Gluten-Free Venezuelan Food for Two or More or Four or More at Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen (Up to 42% Off)

Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen

Mission District

Naturally gluten-free dishes include corn arepas and cachapas stuffed with savory meats, veggies, and cheese

$25 $15

$17 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food at Arashi Sushi House

Arashi Sushi House

Inner Richmond

Classic Japanese dishes including sashimi, pork-belly ramen, tempura, and miso soup

$30 $17

Dine-In or Take-Out at Million Thai Restaurant (Up to 42% Off)

Million Thai Restaurant

San Francisco

Noodles, curries, and rice dishes are made with tender pork and chicken alongside crisp vegetables and sauces both savory and spicy

$20 $12

Pizza and Italian Food or Take-Out at Gaspare's Pizza House & Italian Restaurant (Up to 28% Off)

Gaspare's Pizza House & Italian Restaurant

Richmond District

Native Sicilian smothers thin-crust pizzas with mozzarella and pairs those with classic Italian pastas

$40 $29

Japanese Food at Blue Fin Sushi (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Blue Fin Sushi

Outer Richmond

Try creative fusion rolls like the Hawaiian with macadamia nuts or the Mexicano topped with avocado sauce; hot entrees include foie gras

$30 $15

$30 for $50 Toward Seafood and Asian Fusion Dinner for Two at Butterfly

Butterfly

The Embarcadero

Inventive takes on seafood meet Asian-inspired preparations of duck, beef, and chicken at this waterfront restaurant from Chef Robert Lam

$50 $30

Mexican Food for Two or $7 for $12 Worth of Mexican Food for Takeout at Bayshore Taqueria

Bayshore Taqueria

Bayview

Minutes from the bay, eatery serves Mexican street food, including stuffed burritos, tacos, soups, and tortas

$12 $7

Four Sandwiches or $100 Worth of Catering at Ike's Place (Up to 39% Value)

Ike's Place

San Francisco State University

Menu of more than 200 different sandwiches served on freshly baked Dutch Crunch bread and slathered with signature Dirty Sauce

$7 $4.25

Bottomless Mimosa Brunch for Two or Four or Two Moscow Mule Pitchers at Lightning Tavern (Up to 50% Off)

Lightning Tavern

Cow Hollow

Sip bottomless mimosas while enjoying a classic pub brunch or knock back two pitches of moscow mules

$62 $35

$15 for $25 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Yuubi Japanese Restaurant

Yuubi Japanese Restaurant

Yuubi Japanese Restaurant

Steak teriyaki and sushi rolls packed with fresh seafood delight diners inside traditional Japanese eatery

$25 $15

Asian Fusion Barbecue for Two or More at Ke’s Seafood BBQ (40% Off)

Ke’s Seafood BBQ

San Francisco

This Asian fusion barbecue restaurant specializes in seafood including clams, oysters, and prawns, that guests cook on tabletop grills

$20 $12

Mediterranean Cuisine at Arabian Nights Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Arabian Nights Restaurant

Mission

Romantic restaurant recalls the Mediterranean with beaded wall sconces and traditional Lebanese dishes

$30 $18

Sushi and Japanese Food for Two, Four, or More at Mura Sushi & Ramen (40% Off)

Mura Sushi & Ramen

Chinatown,Telegraph Hill,Jackson Square

An extensive Japanese menu features chili-garlic edamame, rich tonkotsu ramen, beef teriyaki, sashimi, and inventive specialty sushi rolls

$20 $12

Breakfast or Lunch for Two or Four at PEOPLES Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Peoples Cafe

The Haight

Fluffy pancakes, classic egg dishes, hearty burgers, and even ramen round out an eclectic menu

$20 $12

Bubble Tea and Asian Fusion Food at Quickly (42% Off)

Quickly

Quickly

Bubble tea and Asian fusion cafe that stared in Taiwan 20 years ago serves up milk teas, jelly juices, and slushes paired with quick bites

$6 $3.50

Sushi at Ginza Sushi & Sake (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Ginza Sushi & Sake

The Haight

Haight sushi spot tempts diners with creative rolls such as the salmon-wrapped Kazan with house-special tobiko cream sauce

$25 $15

Afghan Cuisine at Helmand Palace (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Helmand Palace

Russian Hill

Afghan delicacies such as char-grilled leg of lamb and marinated prime rib, plus plenty of vegetarian entrees and a beloved baklava

$20 $12

All-American Diner Food at Mel's Drive-In (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mel's Drive-in- San Francisco

Multiple Locations

Historic drive-in diner seen in George Lucas’s American Graffiti Serving Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Late Night

$20 $12

Steaks, Seafood, and Drinks at Castagnola's (Up to 25% Off). Two Options Available.

Castagnola's

Fisherman's Wharf

Pair drinks with seafood such as shellfish stew and steamed crabs and chophouse dishes such as new york strip and filet mignon steaks

$50 $38

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  • Taj Campton Place
    Property Location A stay at Taj Campton Place places you in the heart of San Francisco, steps from Xanadu Gallery and Union Square. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Academy of Art University and Lombard Street. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 110 guestrooms featuring minibars and CD players. Premium TV channels provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a health club, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and a concierge desk. Dining Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.
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    San Francisco, CA US
    +14159555555
  • Le Central Bistro
    Le Central Bistro: A User’s Guide City’s Oldest Bistro | French Comfort Food | Signature Cassoulet | Quaint Atmosphere Sample Menu Appetizer: fried tofu sprinkled with bonito flakes Sushi: Mexican roll flavored with tempura sweet potato, crab meat, avocado, baked scallop, mozzarella cheese, and chili pepper Entree: chicken katsu curry with locally sourced natural chicken and organic greens Dessert: black sesame mochi ice cream Where to Sit: at the sushi bar to get a front-row seat when chefs prepare your food, or in the garden dining room amid hanging kimonos, obi, and hand fans. Vibe: bright and airy, with exposed brick walls that compliment rich red hues and traditional Japanese art work. Hanging paper lanterns complete the Asian-inspired look, illuminating wall-length booths. Sample Menu Appetizer: escargots de bourgogne—snails with garlic butter and Pernod Specialty: cassoulet—white bean stew with duck confit, Toulouse sausage, and lamb Entree: rack of lamb persillé Dessert: crème brulee Fun Facts Le Central Bistro opened in 1974, a year that, according to the restaurant, makes it the oldest French bistro in San Francisco. The restaurant’s signature cassoulet, a slow-cooked stew, owes its rich flavor to a unique cooking process: the previous day’s remnants are used as the base for the next batch. Currently, Le Central Bistro’s cassoulet has been cooking for over 14,000 days. Where to Sit: at a white-spread table or at the brass-topped bar, which was shipped overseas from France. Inside Tip The bistro is a popular spot for power lunches, so try making a reservation for dinner to avoid the crowds. Vocab Lesson Confit: a French term used to describe food that has been cooked in oil, syrup, or—in the case of some meat—its own fat, and then preserved. Tarte tatin: an upside-down French dessert that features fruit—usually apples—caramelized in butter and sugar. While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Browse vintage jewelry and fine furnishings at Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry (309 Sutter St.) After: Sip on inventive cocktails, such as the Rye Maple Fizz, at the liquor-focused bar Rickhouse (246 Kearny St.).
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    +14153912233
  • Atelier Crenn
    Atelier Crenn: A User’s Guide Michelin-Rated Restaurant | Seasonal French Cuisine | Locally Sourced Ingredients | Tasting Menus When to Go: The signature tasting menu, which can include as many as 25 courses, is served Tuesday through Saturday. Of course, they also offer a shorter and less expensive 7–10 course tasting menu Tuesday through Thursday. How to Navigate the Menu: Think of it as a poem rather than an outline of dishes and ingredients. For instance, a menu description such as “mellow serenades of colors licorice and orange” is rendered on the plate as sea urchin torchon with caviar and yuzu. Ask your server or a nearby English professor to help you translate. The Gist: The seasonal French dishes here are as far reaching as they are inventive. Chefs combine locally sourced, seasonal produce with a dash of molecular gastronomy and a generous smattering of artful presentation. Who’s Cooking: Versailles-native Dominique Crenn views the culinary arts as exactly that—an art. Her expressive flair has paid off—she won Iron Chef America, earned the title of Esquire’s “chef of the year” in 2008, and secured a place in history as Indonesia’s first-ever female executive chef. Fun Facts: Like many restaurants, Atelier Crenn makes some of its ingredients—such as butter and bread—in-house. But unlike many, Atelier Crenn also makes its own plates, which they use to create singular presentations for each dish. Artistry runs through the Crenn family’s veins—Chef Crenn’s father created the paintings hanging in the dining room. This hereditary trait clearly surfaces in the chef’s dishes and poetic, off-beat menu. Inside Tips: Turn your phone off. Ateller Crenn asks that all patrons enjoy their meal and conversations unhindered by electronic devices. Don’t worry—Instagram will still be there when you leave. If you have dietary restrictions, let your server know. Though there are no guarantees, the kitchen staff will do their best to accommodate you. While You’re In the Neighborhood Before: Pick up a pair of vintage-inspired earrings to debut at dinner at Fawn(3108 Fillmore Street), a quaint women’s boutique. After: Cut a rug or two at Comet Club (3111 Fillmore Street) before commemorating the evening with pictures in their photo booth.
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    San Francisco, CA US
    +14154400460
  • Cafe De La Presse
    Café de la Presse: A User’s Guide French Bistro Cuisine | Vintage Parisian Atmosphere | International Newsstand | Sunny Outdoor Patio Sample Menu Breakfast: omelette au fromage et aux herbes, or omelet with goat cheese and herbs Dinner: confit de canard maison, or confit of duck leg made with “Hudson Valley” Mallard Dessert: a selection of fine artisan cheeses with garnish What to drink: the café’s own signature rosé wine blend (part parelleda, part cabernet sauvignon) The Vibe: The atmosphere echoes back to a Parisian bistro from the 1930s—with a horseshoe-shaped bar, vintage posters, and period light fixtures that hang over TVs playing archival news features and movies. Where to Sit: On the sunny outdoor patio, where the corner of Grant Avenue and Bush Street almost seems like Paris. While You’re Waiting: Browse the newsstand. Café de la Presse stocks and sells more than 200 foreign magazines and newspapers, including many French titles. Press and Praise Summing up what makes the café great, Huffington Post says “The menu (lunch and dinner) is small, but features dishes of great complexity and taste. The wine list is large, mostly French, all excellent.” SFGate calls this “the cornerstone of what many regard as our own little French Quarter…” Vocab Lesson Confit: a French term used to describe food that has been cooked in oil, syrup, or—in the case of some meat—its own fat, and then preserved. While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Take home a kite, parafoil, or windwheel from Chinatown Kite Shop, which has been putting things in the sky since 1969. After: Works from LEGO, Nike, and others fill the more than 20 exhibits at the Autodesk Gallery (One Market Street). If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Dig into the coq au vin at Café Claude (7 Claude Lane).
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    San Francisco, CA US
    +14153982680
  • Garcon
    Garçon!: A User’s Guide French Bistro Cuisine | Rotating Wine List | Locally Sourced Ingredients| Parisian Decor | Daily-Changing Prix Fixe Menu Sample Menu Appetizer: oysters with pink peppercorn mignonette Entree: coq au vin Dessert: beignets and an espresso-hazelnut milkshake Drink: Wake up Call cocktail made with cucumber, lime, vodka, gin, and green chartreuse The Ingredients: Executive Chef Arthur Wall hunts down the freshest in-season and local ingredients he can find, including oysters and cheeses. The everchanging selection of available items inspires Mr. Wall to constantly update his menu, as well as prepare a new prix fixe offering every day. When to Go: On Tuesday, when the restaurant lets patrons bring in bottles of wine with no corkage fee. Inside Tips Ask your server about his or her favorite new wine; the globe-spanning list of bottles changes regularly Don’t plan on stopping by to cure the beginning-of-the-workweek blues—it’s closed on Mondays. If you’re planning a special event or 20-person ouija-board session, ask about reserving the private lounge. Vibe: Paul Reidinger of the San Francisco Bay Guardian wrote “Garçon! might be one of the most Parisian-looking restaurants in the city, with its vintage Dubonnet posters and individual lamps on each table.” Vocab Lesson Coq au vin: Traditional french dish of chicken cooked in red wine. While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Take in the aromas of more than 400 herbs, essential oils, and flower essences at The Scarlet Sage Herb Company (1173 Valencia St). After: See some live theatre at The Marsh (1062 Valencia St). If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Gaspar Brasserie (185 Sutter St), where you can dine on French cuisine beneath a crystal chandalier.
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    San Francisco, CA US
    +14154018959
  • Bisou
    Bisou: A User’s Guide California-Inspired French Cuisine | Bistronomy | Weekend Brunch | Selective Wine List Sample Menu Appetizer: kobe steak tartare with shallots, parsley, cornichons, and quail egg Entree: soufflé with market vegetables, served with french fries on the side Dessert: Gimme S’more—bittersweet-chocolate custard, crumbled graham crackers, stout-and-cocoa-nib marshmallow, and vanilla ice cream Cocktail: the Sparker—Hangar 1 vodka, Green Chartreuse, salted bourbon caramel, and rosemary-infused oil, all topped with espresso beans When To Go: Sip wines and pace yourself through the sumptuous dinner menu on a Friday evening; the atmosphere then is more relaxed and conversation-friendly compared to the fever pitch of the popular weekend brunch. Inside Tips If you do plan on checking out the weekend brunch, first be sure to make a reservation, then order the bottomless mimosas or bloody marys—they’re only $15 a pop. Much of Bisou’s produce is sourced from Napa Kitchen Garden, an organic farm in Pope Valley that provides exclusively to Bisou Group restaurants. Vocab Lesson Bistronomy: locally grown, organic ingredients served with style amid a casual, convivial environment. Cornichon: French for "gherkin," these small, tart pickles traditionally accompany pâté and other French dishes. While You’re in the Neighborhood: Before or after your meal, head around the corner to the Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street), a historic movie house built in 1922. It screens classic and recent releases, and the owners host singalongs to the likes of Grease and Frozen and occasionally fire up a Wurlitzer organ before the show. If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Whip up authentic French bistro dishes at home with guidance from the chef’s cookbook, Nick Ronan: The Kissing Chef.
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    San Francisco, CA US
    +14155566200

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