4238 18th St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411437.760801 -122.436500
Go Figure!!!!!!! – I am so glad i went there ,reading the last review i was a litte bit worried , its to show you that some people some time should keep they opinions for them self, this place is great for the value and the food was pretty good considerinfg you have a 3 courses for $27.00 ,we went on a Thursday nite ,they played live jazz music i was not aware of it ,it was very nice very romantic not too loud just perfect service was very professional and pleasant not obstructive at all and they have an amazing wine list for a small restaurant that size i can't wait to go back ,i personally recommand this place.....
terrible food, how did it get 5 stars? – We ate at CoteSur and the food was horrible. Nothing had much flavor and the ingrediants weren't fresh. We eat out a lot in the city and there are much better choices. How does City Search rate this at 5 stars when there are also many 1 and 2 star reviews? I think theCity Search editor needs to find a different subject to be an expert on, as food is certainly not her calling .
Niiiiiice – I'm a regular customer at Cote Sud and I always recommend this restaurant to all my friends because of the great value it has to offer. The winelist is really huge and i don't think you can find any other three course menu for $27 in the city.
Really a disappointment – I love to dine out in San Francisco, and chefs? tasting menus are always a fun, if not expensive, way to go. I have been to Cote Sud a total of three times. The first, about 2 years ago was a wonderful experience. I was a little more skeptical of the fare the next meal. But my final dining experience was a disaster. For the price, I have never been so disappointed in a meal in my 10 years in San Francisco. The tasting menu with wine pairings was an absolute train wreck.
For starters the Foie Gras was prepared without imagination or thought. The prawns were mushy, the Mahi Mahi, fishy with absolutely horrid risotto. The flavors on the individual plates didn?t work well together at all. The wine was equally inept, for instance a light acidic red Cote de Rhone was paired with a deep meat dish. I would say the best part of the meal was the three French fries that accompanied the ostrich (odd choice). Eating in the city can be expensive and I don?t mind paying, but at $176 for two (dinner, wine pairing, tax and tip, no extras) I was really appalled. I will never dine here again.
Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Service! – My fiance and I dined at the Cote Sud last Saturday. I'm new to French cuisine but nevertheless, my taste buds know good food. The food there was exquisite. I had a delicious pork medallion dish and their creme brulee for dessert. We don't know know much about French wine either, but our server seemed very knowledgeable and lead us through a plethora of choices. We dine out often so we know good service when we see it. All the wait staff were nice and in particular, our server, who's name was Sam, was very friendly, professional and attentive. In total, we had a wonderful evening and certainly would recommend this place to our friends.
great value – I've been to cote sud twice the past month and I would highly recommend this restaurant.
In my opinion it's one of the best value in town. They have a 3 course menu for 27$ but still manage to have a huge wine list. I'm a wine lover and I often complain to my partner that we have to go to expensive restaurants in order to see an interesting wine list. But cote sud offers the best of both world IMHO.
Cote Sud at your own risk – I have dined at Cote Sud three times and can tell you that this venue is consistently substandard. Attractive decor, to be sure, but un-attractive & disappointing fare. Cassoulet al dente?!? If that's what you're into, go for it, but if you enjoy this dish made the traditional way (slow-simmered beans and delectable confit meats), do yourself a favor and take your chances elsewhere - because you are not likely to find it at Cote Sud.
They dont do beef well either, and the head staff is in dire need of a serious attitude adjustmenbt.
Interesting French restaurant for a good price. – Cote Sud is a little French restaurant tucked away in Eureka valley/Castro and is a welcome warm surprise in the other wise busy and mediocre food neighborhood.
We had the 3 course prefix which was overall good. The appetizers which we (2 people) had were the escargots and the corn blinis. Both of these were just ok, nothing great, a little lacking in flavor and texture. The entrees however were good. I had the bass filet and my friend had the duck confit, both of which were flavorful, crispy and tender. The desert, the chocolate molten cake was amazing. Not too sweet nor doughy, just light and warm. They have a fabulous wine list; go with the French wines, a good buy and exciting change from our usual Californians. I really liked our waitress Josephine, who was not obsequious and hovering, but was welcoming, funny and giving us good suggestions.
Overall good, go with the prefixes, they are affordable and luxurious for a special evening or when you just want to celebrate life.
Excellent french food and friendly staffs. – Took my wife here for her birthday and we had the cheft's special which is a 5 course sampling menu for $45/person. I thought that is a pretty good value. The portions are smaller, but by the time you finish the dessert, it's just perfect. The place is small and a bit cramp, but that's the case in San Francisco.
The only thing I have to warn people is about the stairway to the restaurant. It's dangerously steep and small steps. When coming out after dinner, you really have to watch out, especially after a few drinks and it's dim and windy on that night. Parking is difficult, but that depends on your luck I guess. But the food is outstanding and the experience is unforgettable.
Think Twice – Be prepared for a long wait between courses. The food is not worth the wait. The wait staff was attentive replinishing the bread and refilling our drinks. An overall disappointing experience, did not live up to the Citysearch rating.
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