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Chez Maman

French Restaurant$$$$
Hayes Valley, San Francisco
  • Tagel S.
    "The atmosphere, the french onion soup, the banana Nutella crepe"(15 Tips)
    Caroline F.
    "I live the Moules Poulette with cream, shallots, bacon and parsley!"(3 Tips)
    Catriona H.
    "The mussels, the steaks and the fries are fantastic"(18 Tips)
    Natalie K.
    "Yummy mussels and escargot."(4 Tips)
119 Tips and reviews
  • French food
  • burgers
  • good for dates
  • mussels
  • steak
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  • Zachary C.
    Zachary CrockettJanuary 29, 2017
    Chez Maman (either location) is the best. Definitely two of my favorite places to be in SF, or the world. The service is casual yet impeccable. The mussels, especially the Poulette, are heart-melting.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BabbiliAugust 19, 2013
    Go with a group of three if you can. Get the French onion soup, steak tartar, mac and cheese, pork chop and mussels. Share everything, family style. Delicious and the perfect amount of food.
  • Alexander W.
    Alexander WinterMarch 3, 2014
    I ate the Chicken Tacos. They were delicious. At first glance it looks like it won't be enough food, but it was just the right amount. Their latte is very tasty too, I think they use Illy coffee.
  • Anna I.
    Anna IurchenkoNovember 29, 2012
    French onion soup very good. If you like cheese try hot camamber starter with grilled garlic and crispy toasts.
  • Caro S.
    Caro SchieferApril 14, 2017
    Was simply great. Fantastic service (well of course as most of them are French) and very good wines! All dishes we had where delicious. Especially the flat steak and the fries!!
  • Suki S.
    Suki SooJuly 24, 2016
    Our dinner was perfect, from the Escargot, to the delightful Mac & Cheese, and the perfectly grilled salmon with Brussels sprouts. Will come back to try other items.
  • Time Out San Francisco
    Time Out San FranciscoOctober 1, 2014
    Try a burger with gruyere, bacon and fried egg at this homey French bistro in Hayes Valley, which is among the best places in town. Read more
  • Rosa A.
    Rosa AyalaApril 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are a salmon lover, get the salmon. Absolutely amazing. I always regret not getting it. Be sure to make a reservation, even if you plan to sit at the bar!
  • Sonita L.
    Sonita LontohMarch 31, 2013
    Always the best French casual bistro. The burger and baked Camembert are to die for. Go there late on Saturday nights.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MizrahiApril 16, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    So good. Starting with the basic bread and butter through to the French onion soup, burger (+goat cheese & avocado), and Nutella-banana crepe. A Hayes favorite.
  • Linda Y.
    Linda YangJuly 16, 2017
    Solid French food. Mussels and fries, escargots 🐌 were good. Loved sitting outside and people-watching in Hayes Valley.
  • Mohit S.
    Mohit ShewaramaniAugust 8, 2014
    If you're not getting the mussels here, you're doing it wrong. Get the Thai Lemongrass sauce and you'll be licking your fingers well after the fries are all gone.
  • Nisha M.
    Nisha MenezesSeptember 7, 2014
    Mussels in choice of sauce. Skip the fries, ask for extra bread to dip in broth. Slurp away deliciousness!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BraceSeptember 21, 2014
    Order the burger medium rare, cooked fantastically. Pair it up with some extra toppings I went with bacon Brie and avocado, fantastic.
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteAugust 8, 2014
    I came here feeling dead sick and the food still tasted amazing - For a good time, order the French Onion Soup and the Warm Goat Cheese Salad
  • Caroline F.
    Caroline FaureAugust 24, 2014
    I live the Moules Poulette with cream, shallots, bacon and parsley! They are as good as in Belgium! A little French restaurant in the middle of a super trendy neighborhood 😊
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea ReynaFebruary 21, 2015
    The food id amazing. I wish I could have ordered everything. The flatiron steak was delectable. Mimosas and desert crepes are a must.
  • Yoeri R.
    Yoeri RoelsJune 20, 2013
    Nice people, great food, not too pricey. Love it! Try the French fries; first ones I found in San Francisco that taste just right.
  • Renan C.
    Renan CakirerkAugust 12, 2013
    Burgers are amazing. From bread to meat. I got regular burger with roquefort and bacon.
  • Goksu K.
    Goksu KalayciFebruary 5, 2013
    The goat cheese salad is A-wait for it-MAZING! Get it as an appetizer for two since it may be a small portion to have as a main course.
  • Nisha M.
    Nisha MenezesSeptember 7, 2014
    Mussels in choice of sauce. Skip the fries, ask for extra bread to dip in broth & slurp away!
  • Dina G.
    Dina GoncharovaAugust 27, 2012
    I'm in live with this place!!!! The service was great! The food:French onion soup, veal in creamy sauce mushrooms delicious!!!!!!
  • Chongho L.
    Chongho LeeJune 15, 2013
    Get these and you won't regret: French onion soup, Mussels with poulette sauce, and Pork chop steak.
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeSeptember 7, 2015
    French speakers left and right. lots of outdoor café style seating. definitely an authentic atmosphere
  • Jocelyn L.
    Jocelyn LevigMarch 11, 2013
    Went here for brunch and had the Eggs Norvegian + was brilliant! Definitely will come here again.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BrennanJuly 25, 2012
    One of the best burritos I've had in SF...from a French restaurant. Go for the chicken super burrito.
  • Dom
    DomSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Excellent French selection. I always have to start with their onion soup. Tres bien
  • c0uP
    c0uPFebruary 27, 2014
    The Elote Asado (grilled corn) is dope! Genius idea to stick a fork at the end of it.
  • c0uP
    c0uPOctober 11, 2013
    Great vege burger! And don't try and be healthy with the side; get the fries.
  • Tanner C.
    Tanner ChristensenJuly 30, 2015
    Incredible food and absolutely phenomenal service. Order mimosas and try a classic burger.
  • Peter T.
    Peter TApril 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Delicious french food & great wines!! Great staff - Hi David! Fast & flawless every time.
  • Benson B.
    Benson BleierApril 13, 2016
    The French onion soup and burger were delish. Burger was only 12$ and came with fries and small side salad.
  • Gadi S.
    Gadi ShamiaAugust 8, 2017
    Just my everyday French restaurant. Always a fun place to have a glass of wine and steak and fries.
  • Anika
    AnikaJune 4, 2015
    Service - ok. Wine - really bad. Food - not great. The French onion soup was more cheese than soup - a big glob of rubbery cheese makes up half the dish. The soup underneath was nice.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WellerJuly 31, 2015
    Everything. Burgers. Camembert w roasted garlic. Great food. Great people
  • Steve R.
    Steve RubinApril 3, 2016
    Tasty brunch options. For lunch or dinner, the pork chop is great.
  • Go Find Alice
    Go Find AliceJuly 13, 2015
    Amazing mushrooms crepe. A must!!!
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HofffmanAugust 26, 2015
    They have a dog friendly, dog friendly patio...bring your dog to dinner with you!
  • Roshan V.
    Roshan VyasAugust 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not order the veggie burger. I like this restaurant, but the veggie burger is a must miss. It's more like a veggie sloppy joe, in a bad way.
  • Ting S.
    Ting SOctober 28, 2015
    Cute restaurant in the corner of Hayes Valley. Try their crapes and mussels.
  • Mathieu S.
    Mathieu SabourinApril 22, 2017
    Croque Madame is always a good bet.
  • Christine B.
    Christine BorkowskiNovember 24, 2015
    This place is insanely good! Nice wine selection and friendly staff.
  • Tagel S.
    Tagel Shaked ZingerDecember 7, 2015
    The atmosphere, the french onion soup, the banana Nutella crepe
  • Ed S.
    Ed ShelleyFebruary 4, 2016
    "Amazing mussels, good crepes and decent burgers"
  • Aymeric F.
    Aymeric FreymondAugust 20, 2014
    If you're French, you gotta take the Hachis Parmentier: it feels like home !!
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaDecember 12, 2015
    Meh not worth the $$. Both the regular and veggie burger are more like sandwiches and forgettable. One good thing though is that you can call ahead to be put on the waitlist.
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuMarch 3, 2013
    Get the basic burger with a bunch of toppings -- so good!
  • Peggy L.
    Peggy LiApril 27, 2016
    The mac & cheese is really good, but very rich and quickly filling.
  • Carrie F.
    Carrie FoxMarch 2, 2013
    Avoid the wait and say you want to sit outside. They have warm heaters:)
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeAugust 29, 2015
    solid cafe-style French food. Was a fan of the French onion soup
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