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8.8
Lani Conway
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8.6

Mijoté

Julia Chen
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7.7

Chez Maman West

Julia Chen
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7.5
Will Kamensky
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Santé

Santé serves California-inspired French food in Sonoma's fanciest hotel.

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The Girl & The Fig

The Girl & The Fig is a buzzy modern French restaurant in Sonoma with a large private patio.

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Cafe La Haye

Cafe La Haye is a French bistro in Sonoma where you should have a date night by candlelight.

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Grace's Table

Grace's is a relaxed option for a weekday brunch in Napa.

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8.6

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Mijoté

Mijoté is a French restaurant in the Mission with a seasonally changing prix fixe menu that excites us every time we come back.

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Zazie

Zazie is a Cole Valley institution at brunch, but don’t sleep on dinner here either.

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7.7

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Chez Maman West

This cozy Hayes Valley spot is our go-to for comforting French food.

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7.5

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Cocotte

Cocotte is a small French place in Russian Hill where you should go for a midweek date.

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Gamine

A Cow Hollow French bistro that’ll make you feel like you’re in Paris. Gamine’s got it going on.

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Plouf

Plouf has great French food down an alley that’s worth heading to FiDi for.

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L'Ardoise

For cozy, classic French, it doesn't get much better than L'Ardoise in the Castro.

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Lalime’s

Lalime’s in North Berkeley does inventive French food in a cozy atmosphere that feels like you’re eating in someone’s house.

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Verjus

Verjus is a wine bar and bottle shop in the Financial District perfect for an after-work date and drinks before dinner.

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8.8

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Routier

Routier is a casual French place in Pacific Heights that makes an iconic chicken liver mousse. It’s a destination restaurant in disguise.

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Café Castagna: Provençal Bistro

Café Castagna is a Provencal French spot in the Marina that’s small enough to feel like you’re eating in a private restaurant.

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Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar is a French place in Hayes Valley that’s good for everything from quiet dates to big group dinners.

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La Fromagerie

La Fromagerie is a quick stop for sandwiches and a wide variety of cheese in the Financial District.

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Cafe Boho

Cafe Boho is a French restaurant in the Marina that’s a good place to come for a quiet meal in the neighborhood.

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Chez Maman East

Chez Maman in Potrero Hill is the neighborhood French spot you’ll wish was near where you live.

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Chapeau!

Chapeau! is your best bet for classic French food in the Richmond.