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Gamine

French Restaurant$$$$
Union Street, San Francisco
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  • Teresa L.
    "Stefan is the best... Treat him well and he will take care of you."(5 Tips)
    Joëlle M.
    "Some of the best moules marinières in San Francisco!"(3 Tips)
    Nick L.
    "Escargots, grilled salmon prepared perfectly."(6 Tips)
    Gunnar T.
    "Best beef tartare I have ever had and the mussels were exquisite."(3 Tips)
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  • Diana A.
    Diana Arz3 weeks ago
    Lovely place. Charming, cozy, with rustic feel. Onion soup, grilled pork, lamb were delicious (I don’t even like Brussels sprouts, but these were so good 😋). Big portions. Attentive service 👍.
  • Linda Y.
    Linda YangJuly 16
    Brunch was delicious. The oeuf cocotte and banana-Nutella crepe were on point. Go down the block to Wrecking Ball for coffee.
  • Vansi
    VansiJune 30
    Salty fries and carbonara. And pricey.
  • Carina N.
    Moules Mariniere (steamed mussels with white wine, parsley and garlic) $17.5 and escargot with garlic butter $12. Deliciousness!
  • Gunnar T.
    Best beef tartare I have ever had and the mussels were exquisite.
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BergNovember 29, 2016
    Mussels are not to be missed. A cozy spot to sip on a bottle of wine and enjoy your evening.
  • Jules S.
    Jules SandozOctober 18, 2016
    The mussels are excellent, the service really quick. Just perfect!
  • Molly S.
    Molly SchoenOctober 18, 2016
    You cannot miss the pork chop and mussels. Fabulous staff and atmosphere.
  • Nick L.
    Nick LashinskyJuly 14, 2016
    solid french bistro. Escargots, grilled salmon prepared perfectly. Chocolate mousse 👌👌👌
  • Cristina S.
    Cristina StefanJuly 11, 2016
    Moules marinieres, salade nicoise, creme brulee
  • Ruslan H.
    Ruslan HereApril 11, 2016
    My favourite French restaurant. Roasted chicken is fantastic.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CalacanisOctober 13, 2015
    Chicken and calamari amazing
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChandlerApril 11, 2015
    Owner sucks. Food is mediocre. Not worth the hype. Go elsewhere.
  • Megan D.
    Megan DeWittFebruary 6, 2015
    Straight forward french food
  • Theres W.
    Theres WolgastJanuary 6, 2015
    Great food, great service. A small nice French bistro!
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AnselmoAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The carbonara here is fantastic. The egg on top seals the deal.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MeyerAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing burger. Great atmosphere. French service :)
  • Mark B.
    Mark BartelsAugust 16, 2014
    Mussels and escargot, washed down with a pilsner
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FelkerAugust 7, 2014
    Steak and frites, mussels, pork chop with mustard sauce.
  • Jenn L.
    Jenn LeeJuly 13, 2014
    Beef tartare is delish!
  • Mat
    MatJune 22, 2014
    Oh wow--great food but super loud!
  • Thor
    ThorJune 22, 2014
    Really loud, bring earplugs
  • Gideon L.
    Gideon LettMay 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken burger with Gruyere
  • Tammy H.
    Tammy HanMay 19, 2014
    Love the escargots & French onion soup
  • Kathryn N.
    Kathryn NelsonApril 30, 2014
    Mussels, brussel sprouts, and frites: Oh my!
  • Joëlle M.
    Joëlle M.February 12, 2014
    Some of the best moules marinières in San Francisco!
  • Matt C.
    Matt CreechSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything here is delicious. You can't go wrong!
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MillerJune 21, 2013
    You must get the escargot and the Pork chop. Stefan is amazing, treat him well he will return the favor. I will definitely be back!
  • Timothy D.
    Timothy DavisMay 27, 2013
    Lamb stew is delicious!
  • Kris V.
    Kris Vera-PhillipsJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Spaghetti alla Carbonara - #kvpinmybelly : Amazing sauce of egg yolk & fatty pancetta meat. YUM!
  • Fiona S.
    Fiona SDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stefan doesn't work on Sundays :(
  • Aleksandra
    AleksandraSeptember 2, 2012
    Roasted Chicken is awesome!
  • Cristina C.
    Cristina CordovaAugust 11, 2012
    Amazing French Onion Soup!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SpradlinJuly 15, 2012
    Lunch and Dinner menu: Ravioli.
  • jonathan g.
    jonathan gettingerJune 17, 2012
    Not only do they have beautiful buckwheat crepes, a welcomed discovery after Ti Couz closed, but their oeufs en cocotte are one of the best baked egg dishes we've come across.
  • Vivek P.
    Vivek PatelJune 7, 2012
    Fantastic restaurant owned and operated by a husband and wife team. You can reserve the back room for a group of 6 or more.
  • Katherin S.
    Katherin SonApril 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Steak tartare, burger w/ fried egg or pasta carbonara. Probably my favorite restaurant in SF.
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RatApril 9, 2012
    try the escargot, they are amazing.
  • Buffie H.
    Buffie HJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Their chicken is to die for!
  • Jenny A.
    Jenny AstramowiczNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Chicken burger with Brie is delicious
  • Marc M.
    Marc McCabeOctober 31, 2011
    The burger is great but the grilled pork chop is unbelievable... Delicious rich sauce... Onion soup and beet salad are bomb too. Also that's actually what French baguette tastes like.
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HJuly 27, 2011
    Great burger plus outdoor seating is a plus.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhangJune 5, 2011
    The best spaghetti carbonara in the world! Really, it is.
  • Laurent P.
    Laurent PhilonenkoApril 30, 2011
    Ravioli with Roquefort, a must try. Addiction may follow...
  • Annie T.
    Annie TerryMarch 13, 2011
    Roasted Chicken is literally the best I've ever tasted! Sit at the bar. Fun to watch the kitchen.
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanMarch 2, 2011
    Amazing burger and fries!
  • Floyd T.
    Floyd TuckerFebruary 18, 2011
    Get the Moules (mussels) trio, sit back and enjoy yourself
  • Anjali O.
    Anjali OttingerJanuary 13, 2011
    YUMMMMMM.... - best French Food in SF! Stefan is amazing and makes the experience that much better!
  • Teresa L.
    Teresa LDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Stefan is the best... Treat him well and he will take care of you.
  • Bob T.
    Bob T.May 18, 2010
    burger+grueyere....if you're feeling feisty get a fried egg with it
  • Buttercup D.
    Buttercup DMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The best and my fave French bistro in the city! Baked cambazola (stinky cheese) and garlic--to die for! If you get to meet Stefan and/or Suzanne, tell them "Fern from Hollywood says hello!" They rawk!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CathcartNovember 21, 2009
    Crepe savoyarde, right out of Paris. The owner is awesome, too.
  • Scott O.
    Scott OrnOctober 3, 2009
    burger is amazing.
  • Alan A.
    Alan AldenSeptember 30, 2009
    Try the Burger with roquefort and avocado...but make sure you don't ask for kethcup with those fries! Bon Courage!
  • Sean S.
    Sean StevensJuly 21, 2009
    Best burger in the city.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BaksiJuly 17, 2010
    Creme brûlée. O.m.gee
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