Zazie is a charming French bistro in Cole Valley that serves brunch and dinner daily.
June 20, 2023
For cozy, classic French, it doesn't get much better than L'Ardoise Bistro in Duboce Triangle.
June 8, 2023
Monsieur Benjamin is a modern French restaurant in Hayes Valley that works well for pre-theater dinners.
March 7, 2023
The Girl & The Fig is a buzzy modern French restaurant in Sonoma with a large private patio.
September 15, 2022
Cafe La Haye is a French bistro in Sonoma where you should have a date night by candlelight.
Santé serves California-inspired French food in Sonoma's fanciest hotel.
Grace's is a relaxed option for a weekday brunch in Napa.
September 14, 2022
Mijoté is a French restaurant in the Mission with a seasonally changing prix fixe menu that excites us every time we come back.
July 20, 2022
Lower Pacific Heights
Routier is a casual French place in Lower Pacific Heights that makes an iconic chicken liver mousse. It’s a destination restaurant in disguise.
January 14, 2022
This cozy Hayes Valley spot is our go-to for comforting French food.
Cocotte is a small French place in Russian Hill where you should go for a midweek date.
Prepare to pay a lot of money for some delicious raw things - like oysters and beef tartare - at Petit Marlowe in SoMa.
A Cow Hollow French bistro that’ll make you feel like you’re in Paris. Gamine’s got it going on.
Verjus is a wine bar and bottle shop in the Financial District perfect for an after-work date and drinks before dinner.
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is a French place in Hayes Valley that’s good for everything from quiet dates to big group dinners.
September 5, 2019
La Fromagerie is a quick stop for sandwiches and a wide variety of cheese in the Financial District.
Cafe Boho is a French restaurant in the Marina that’s a good place to come for a quiet meal in the neighborhood.
July 29, 2019
Chez Maman in Potrero Hill is the neighborhood French spot you’ll wish was near where you live.
November 28, 2018
Chapeau! is your best bet for classic French food in the Richmond.
October 4, 2018
Petit Crenn in Hayes Valley involves not-stuffy French food that's simple and well-executed, both for a casual brunch or a tasting menu at dinner.
August 10, 2017
Atelier Crenn in Cow Hollow is the most special of special occasion restaurants.
May 8, 2017
Le Marais, in the Marina, serves the best French pastries in the city.
May 18, 2015