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1101 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94110

37.755291 -122.420969

Open Hours

Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm

Sat-Sun 10am-3pm; 5:30pm-11pm

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Neighborhoods: Mission, Central East

Truffled Fromage Blanc, Oysters on the Half Shell, Pink Peppercorn Mignonette, Artisan Cheese, Charcuterie, Duck Liver Pate, Raspberries, Pistachios, Parsley, Soup of the Day, French Onion Soup, Gruyere, Madeira, Croutons, Arugula and Nectarine Salad, Pistachios, Honey-Champagne Vinaigrette, Goat Cheese Crouton, Heirloom Tomatoes, Crispy Eggplant, Mozzarella, Sunflower Seed-Basil Pesto, Escargots, Gruyere Gnocchi, Artichoke Heart, Proscuitto, Garlic Breadcrumbs... more

Reviews for Garcon


An absolute GO-TO of mine for years now. Perfect location, perfect mussels, perfect frites, perfect steaks, perfect desserts, perfect drinks, perfect wines, perfect service. Perfect perfect perfect.

I'm just saying you'll like it.

over a year ago

Love this place – Food was perfection, staff was casual, friendly and professional, the bartender was great & the ambience was nice. The only drawback was our waiter wasn't quite on the ball but the experience on a whole was wonderful. We will definitely be going back soon.

over a year ago

merci, garcon – My husband and I have dinner out frequently, and Garcon is fabulous re service, attentive but not too, food, all good, some exceptional, and ambience (very cozy). We've also had brunch here, same comments. The charcuterie plate is the best we've had anywhere, a fine selection of cold meats, the salmon tart w/capers delicious, the duck confit perfect, and the halibut papillote (usually sole) was exquisite. This place has made our list of favorites...difficult to do in a city with so many great restaurants. tres bien, garcon! we'll definitely be back again...and again...

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Warm Your Plates! – Just had brunch here today. Service was good, food was ok (nothing special). Unfortunately our eggs benedict arrived to our table cold. Reason? Plates were cold. We told our waiter and he took them away. When the dished returned they had re-cooked them (not just reheated them) which was a good sign. However (and this blew me away) - the food was cold again. I mean come on? Same reason - cold plates. Didn't bother complaining I had already made up my mind I wouldn't be returning. Any decent chef is going to know you don't serve hot food on cold plates. It is a sacrilige and no matter how good the food is, it will always come out crap if this happens. God I hope the manager reads reviews on this website because if not your business will be down the toilet within 6 months..

over a year ago

C'est fanstastique!!! – A great new french restaurant in the mission, run by a "mission type crowd". What I mean by that is young, inventive, and with a passion for good food and service. The Filet Mignon is great and the mussels appetizer is absolutely amazing. Everything about my experience ther was great. GO TRY IT!!!!!!

over a year ago

Warm, boisterous, elegant corner bistro with vintage French fare. – The Scene
This highly popular venture from local French restaurateurs Olivier Azancot and Eric Klein joins the smorgasbord of stylish international eateries along Valencia Street. The bistro is a swank enclave in warm woods; crisp, white, paper-topped tables; high, angled mirrors and royal blue touches. Rows of intimate tables for two line the walls; a back, cavern-like room hosts larger groups or private parties. Patrons mingle at the diminutive, curved bar awaiting their seats while servers bustle past, and plenty of French is bantered about the busy space.

The Food

Thank chef Franck Ouvrard for the fine menu of characteristic bistro fare. Appetizers include flavorful soups, refined salads, mussels, charcuterie and decadent bites such as foie gras or terrine of goat cheese. Entrees favor strong traditional flavors--salmon with Bearnaise, tender duck confit with red wine and truffle oil--and the predominantly French and local wine list is built to accommodate. Desserts include a creamy bourbon-vanilla creme brulee.

over a year ago

Another smash hit on Valencia! – Well put together with great service, great food and a hip ambience. This is classic French bistro in a contemporary, trendy setting. From the frisee salad with egg, to the lamb and finally the Glace Haribo (yes, little candies including gummi bears in ice cream). Voila! This is way THE French eatery in this part of town!

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