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The 6 Best French Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: February 19, 2021

Did someone say French food? To get you the definitive list of the top restaurants, we examined the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Compare ratings, reviews, prices and hours easily by scrolling down and checking out our top 10 list.

Find the perfect French restaurant

Gary Danko

American
San Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Zazie

French · $33 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Bouche

French
San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Cocotte

French
San Francisco, Nob Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Heirloom Cafe

New American · $21 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Café de la Presse

French · $22 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best French restaurants can take awhile. For these results, 1095134 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 31320 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1539 lists and articles from Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Find Me Gluten Free and Zagat and others were carefully reviewed by Feastfox. The restaurants you see have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Top Restaurants for French Food in San Francisco/Bay Area, Find Me Gluten Free - Gluten Free French Toast in San Francisco and Zagat - Best French in San Francisco. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy Seattle’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Factoids

  • A long-held tradition

    One of the most popular dishes in France is pot-au-feu, often prepared with beef stew.

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