Gitane

6 Claude Ln (btwn Bush & Sutter St), San Francisco, CA 94108, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:30 PM–10:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:30 PM–10:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

amed after the freewheeling gypsy, Gitane is a modern, funky, and artistically bold restaurant located in downtown San Francisco between the financial district and Union Square. Chef Bridget Batson creates thoughtful dishes inspired from the Iberian peninsula, located on the southw... (See all)

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  • Eater

    You’ll want to sink your teeth into Gitane’s luscious, richly textured interior, but save yourself for rare lamb tartare, Mediterranean flatbreads & a seasonal selection of tajines. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · July 27, 2011
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST RESTAURANT FOR THE VAMPIRISHLY INCLINEDLocated down a dim, narrow alley but the glow of the bar turns the bottles of liquor into liquid gold.. Read more

    SF Weekly · May 24, 2011
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  • Matt P.

    order the bacon Bon bons. they are devine!

    Matt Paulus · May 2, 2009
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  • Ron Z.

    Never a bad meal; always a spectacular culinary feast.

    Ron Zakay · June 1, 2013
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  • Chase L.

    Very definition of a hidden gem.

    Chase Lin · November 26, 2011
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  • mayu-chan

    My bar for dates and their plastic. The lighting, the ambiance....J'adore. Frou frou drinks.

    mayu-chan · September 15, 2011
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Get a table at the outside patio of this hidden away romantic spot. Enjoy Bacon Bonbons, the stuffed Calamari, the Fideo Mixta and maybe a side of Rabanetes.

    The Corcoran Group · June 19, 2011
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  • Clynton T.

    Amazing decor, cocktails, food, and service.

    Clynton Taylor · June 28, 2009
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  • SFGate M.

    The Iberian food is a natural partner to the best Sherry list in the Bay Area.

    SFGate Manager · July 16, 2012
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  • Charbay W.

    Try a cocktail with local distillery (that's us!): Charbay

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  • Toby M.

    Bacon Bon bons are amazing!

    Toby Mason · May 14, 2010
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  • Benjamin G.

    Amazing flatbread! Lovely decor.

    Benjamin Godfre · October 12, 2012
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  • Shiri W.

    Chicken tajine, scallops, and bacon bons- all a must.

    Shiri Weinstein · April 17, 2011
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  • Yohan L.

    The quail was phenomenal!

    Yohan Le Nerriec · December 3, 2009
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  • Kristen L.

    Will be there later for dirnks; I think.

    Kristen Leon · July 12, 2009
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  • Raul K.

    order a Bronx cocktail

    Raul Keally · July 4, 2009
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  • Lyndal K.

    Have the tasting menu with brilliantly matched wines. Ask for Gayle.

    Lyndal K · September 11, 2013
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  • Omer Z.

    Lamb tartare is only served Mondays.

    Omer Zach · July 26, 2013
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  • Tony X.

    Absolutely stunning. Start with the lamb tongue with sweetheart, then work your way to the duck with dirty farro. Wash it down with a signature cocktail and tell your friends about this amazing place.

    Tony Xerray · May 20, 2013
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  • Iulia C.

    Try the rabbit with a glass of white wine for a true French experience!

    Iulia Chiriac · February 27, 2013
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  • Shawna S.

    The sexiest restaurant in San Francisco!

    Shawna Sund · November 8, 2012
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  • Jeremy

    Absolutely magnificent Old Fashioned's!

    Jeremy · March 21, 2012
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  • Sabrina B.

    Ask for a Radification!

    Sabrina Bruning · February 19, 2012
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  • Tara A.

    favorite restaurant in the city! a hidden gem. from the decor to the bar to the menu to the bathroom amazing!!!

    Tara Amato · November 13, 2011
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  • Anastasia P.

    Bacon Bon Bons? Nectar of the Gods

    Anastasia Palmer Johnson · August 12, 2011
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  • Jennifer R.

    Drink

    Jennifer R · February 17, 2011
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  • Lehua H.

    Get the Calamares and check out the bathroom (at separate times)

    Lehua Hoopai Sparrow · January 28, 2011
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  • Jonathan P.

    Bacon bon bons are all you need to know. Oh, and the hidden bathroom is kind of cool.

    Jonathan Percy · September 21, 2010
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  • Trixia F.

    The "Bouquet" is a MUST try cocktail!!

    Trixia Fu · March 27, 2010
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  • Laura D.

    Great food, fun cocktails, AMAZING atmosphere - the decor is really cool. Read more

    Laura D · November 29, 2009
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  • Frances J.

    Great food and drinks at this gem in FiDi. Heard they have a good happy hour

    Frances James · December 1, 2014
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  • Olinda H.

    Cheese board and prunes stuffed with goat cheese

    Olinda H · October 18, 2014
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  • Robin H.

    Hidden treasure in a tourist area

    Robin Houcken · October 7, 2014
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  • Jane D.

    Burrata to start. Great wine list, and food is all very high quality.

    Jane Dong · August 15, 2014
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  • SFGate

    Specialties: Sherry; tasting menu that might include pan-roasted duck with Tempranillo chile puree, pears and baby turnips. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014
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  • Jodie S.

    By the way. It's not bacon wrapped prunes it's fig and amazing. Get the veggie cocas.

    Jodie Steinberg · July 6, 2014
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  • Shirley L.

    Try the lamb tartare and ceviche apps!

    Shirley Liu · May 24, 2014
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  • Luiz E.

    sad how the very poor service is opposite to the great food

    Luiz Eduardo · February 23, 2014
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  • Carina N.

    Chicken liver patè, Rioja, bacon bonbon, winter squash soup, everything!

    Carina Ngai · February 9, 2014
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  • Stephen H.

    I had the Bacon Bon Bons for my first time the other night, and holy crap. Breathtaking. As was everything else I had, but those bon bons are the things dreams are made of!

    Stephen Herbert · February 4, 2014
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  • Etienne P.

    Great date spot!

    Etienne P · February 1, 2014
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  • Zane G.

    BACON BON BONS ALL THE WAY. Seafood tajine is also good for sharing :)

    Zane Gan · January 30, 2014
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  • Adam G.

    Super bomb. But don't tell Vasana

    Adam Greenberg · January 26, 2014
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  • Kevin C.

    Beignets, best dessert ever!

    Kevin Chen  · December 15, 2013
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  • Kevin C.

    New York rib eye.

    Kevin Chen  · December 15, 2013
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  • Kevin C.

    Forgot which appetizer this was...

    Kevin Chen  · December 15, 2013
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  • Kevin C.

    Hen, so damn good.

    Kevin Chen  · December 15, 2013
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  • James M.

    Nathan is wonderful.

    James Martinez · November 16, 2013
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  • Heather A.

    Get the meatballs.

    Heather A · October 20, 2013
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  • Timothy C.

    Bacon bon bons!

    Timothy Churchwell · November 9, 2013
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