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New American Restaurant$$$$
Castro, San Francisco
137 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • beignets
  • lumberjack cake
  • market shot
  • wine
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  • Julien F.
    Best food we had in US on our ending 2 weeks trip. First chef so far that actually understands balance and kicks ass at it. Service also incredibly attentive. The lentil/beetroot we had was ** veg!
  • Miho S.
    Miho SternSeptember 18
    Steak, grilled calamari :) house wine was very good too
  • Ben B.
    Ben BarclaySeptember 10
    One of the best restaurants in SF. Highly recommend the beignets, spaghetti, and the lumberjack cake.
  • Hanah
    HanahSeptember 3
    Lumberjack cake (one of 7x7's top 100 dishes in SF)
  • Prakash N.
    Prakash NairAugust 24
    My #1 favorite restaurant currently.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 16
    Don’t judge the lumberjack cake by its color. The flavor is rich and layered, thanks to Medjool dates, pears and coconut. Read more
  • Jean-Pierre P.
    Refined rustic food. It may sound like an oxymoron but it is so worth every bite ! Bone appétit !! 👌
  • Dan M.
    Dan McKnightAugust 7
    The cod was amazing
  • Earl W.
    Chickpea fritters, blackened cod, pork chop, I mean you name it and it's good.
  • Justin K.
    Trumpet mushrooms were delicious
  • Vansi
    VansiJune 26
    The beignets are amazing.
  • Sarah H.
    The custom blend wine, pay by the ounce.
  • Brant M.
    Well executed modern American food in a charming setting.
  • Garry T.
    Garry TanApril 12
    Bavette steak is the best steak I've had in years.
    Upvoted Jul 31
  • Jon L.
    Jon LawsMarch 25
    The bacon beignets dipped in the creamy dipping sauce were some of the tastiest things I've ever eaten.
  • Dave S.
    Cute cozy spot.
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolFebruary 28
    Beignets. Tender steaks. And super desserts
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolFebruary 28
    Desserts !
  • Lynne 🐰 Q.
    Lynne 🐰 QuFebruary 4
    Beer and wine are amazing! Love the dessert. The duck entree was a bit dry and salty tho.
  • Eric K.
    Eric KJanuary 14
    They keep 10 counter seats available for walk ins.
  • Kimberly H.
    Kimberly HowardJanuary 12
    Everything. Mushroom soup in particular.
  • diana 🎃
    diana 🎃December 22, 2015
    The snapper and the duck confit were amazing, as were the appetizers and sides (Brussels sprouts) we had. Wine by the ounce is really fun. You can get in the same day if you take a 10 pm reservation.
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WongNovember 19, 2015
    Their #quail was the best, the #steak (picture) was good, the affogato was absolutely delicious. I would go back just for the #affogato 10/10 would recommend. Great location for a pre-theater meal.
  • Nate L.
    Nate LawlerOctober 13, 2015
    Great experience. Try to reserve the window table.
  • Nik M.
    Nik MittelsdorfSeptember 14, 2015
    Good housewine, awesome little gems, great trout, excellent quail, marketshots, best seasonal food in town. Awesome service.
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorSeptember 5, 2015
    Lovely atmosphere, solid food. Salmon was very good.
  • Oscar N.
    Oscar NAugust 9, 2015
    Perfect combination of excellent food and relaxed atmosphere. Best!
  • Ben F.
    Ben ForganJuly 24, 2015
    Could just sit here and eat the bread - too legit
  • Johnnie Skywalking
    Johnnie SkywalkingJune 2, 2015
    Babette steak was tasty and healthy choice but the best was duck. Never had duck this soft and sensitively flavored. Perfect with 1.5$ per ounce wine.
  • Jenn C.
    Jenn ClarkMay 31, 2015
    Omg such a yummy spot and it's very romantic
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiApril 6, 2015
    Great veggie dishes
  • travel4food
    travel4foodMarch 6, 2015
    Get the spoon bread! And a bottle of Anne Gros Burgundy. Great wine list.
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FukanoFebruary 18, 2015
    My all time favorite SF restaurant. Amazing food, affordable pricing, and wine by the oz.
  • Luka
    LukaFebruary 6, 2015
    Market-driven Californian cuisine in a tiny Castro restaurant. Get Applewood Smoked Bacon Beignets, it's a must Read more
  • Caroline F.
    Caroline FaureJanuary 22, 2015
    The Bavette steak is a must, as the bacon beignets and the chickpea fries, so delicious!!
  • Mark D.
    Mark DanielJanuary 10, 2015
    Bacon beignets. 🙌🙌🙌
  • Tom C.
    Tom ChenJanuary 5, 2015
    Amazing service, food, and casual ambience. Get the Sonoma Duck Breast for an entree and Lumberjack Cake for dessert!
  • Matthew N.
    Matthew NeumarkDecember 27, 2014
    Had the duck breast and white bean with cornmeal. All was outstanding! You have to order the apple desert. It was to die for.
  • Sophyan J.
    Sophyan JulioDecember 24, 2014
    House wine (red) was delicious
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BarelliDecember 13, 2014
    One my favorites in the city. Try the beignets, the Panisse, the pasta and the Lumberjack cake (best surprise)
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroDecember 6, 2014
    The ricotta gnocchi: one of the best dishes I've had at any restaurant in recent memory.
  • Myke P.
    Myke PreussNovember 21, 2014
    Well priced, subtle, delicious.
  • Ricky
    RickyNovember 5, 2014
    Wow, this place is fabulous. The people, service, ambiance and food. Top notch. 💚
  • Griet H.
    Griet HsuOctober 21, 2014
    Awesome food here
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BurlingtonOctober 19, 2014
    Amazing food! But the place is small; can feel a bit crowded and a little too close to your neighboring table.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 17, 2014
    Snag a dinner reservation at Frances tonight. Always begin with her bacon beignets, at this easygoing, timeless neighborhood nook, and finish with a slice of rich, apple-filled lumberjack cake. Read more
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    TV Food MapsSeptember 1, 2014
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  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WilliamsonAugust 27, 2014
    Excellent price and service for a Michelin quality restaurant! Don't pass up the bacon beignets, and the seasonal soups are always a winner
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    Frances is the neighborhood restaurant you wish were just around the corner from you. The place is small & cozy with 50 seats & a bar. The menu changes daily. Their oysters & quail were fantastic. Read more
  • Brian Y.
    Brian YamanakaAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have counter spaces for walk-ins. Show up at opening time for a spot!
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