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Monsieur Benjamin is a modern French restaurant in Hayes Valley that works well for pre-theater dinners.
The Girl & The Fig
The Girl & The Fig is a buzzy modern French restaurant in Sonoma with a large private patio.
Cafe La Haye
Cafe La Haye is a French bistro in Sonoma where you should have a date night by candlelight.
Chez Maman West
This cozy Hayes Valley spot is our go-to for comforting French food.
Zazie is a Cole Valley institution at brunch, but don’t sleep on dinner here either.
Routier is a casual French place in Lower Pacific Heights that makes an iconic chicken liver mousse. It’s a destination restaurant in disguise.
For cozy, classic French, it doesn't get much better than L'Ardoise in Duboce Triangle.
Cocotte is a small French place in Russian Hill where you should go for a midweek date.
A Cow Hollow French bistro that’ll make you feel like you’re in Paris. Gamine’s got it going on.
Plouf has great French food down an alley that’s worth heading to FiDi for.
Verjus is a wine bar and bottle shop in the Financial District perfect for an after-work date and drinks before dinner.
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.
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.
La Fromagerie is a quick stop for sandwiches and a wide variety of cheese in the Financial District.
Chez Maman East
Chez Maman in Potrero Hill is the neighborhood French spot you’ll wish was near where you live.