Best new find in yearsExcellent French Bistro-style spot, with excellent food at a reasonable price. Would definitely visit again, and this is not even a convenient neighborhood for us to get to!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at CocotteI had a wonderful dinner here with my partner. She really enjoyed the food and the ambience.
Lovely, intimate restaurant.. (although some may find a little cramped). It is definitely cozy.
I had an 8pm reservation, and arrived a little late but the manager/owner was very nice and accommodating.
The salmon appetizer, coq au vin entree, prawn and mushroom risotto entree were very good.
Definitely will be back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chicken is amazingI've been to this restaurant twice and both times just loved the food and ambience. The chicken is really unbelievable. And order more than you need: It's just as good a day or so later.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot!We had been going to Hyde St Bistro since the early 90s, but we liked this menu approach and style even more!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWow! We had a fantastic dinner.Wow! We had a fantastic dinner. The butter lettuce salad as unbelievable! I had a pork special prepared with peaches and polenta. The pork was slightly over done but the flavors were so spectacular it didn't even matter. Our server transformed the evening from a meal to an experience. He was warm, personable and entertaining at all of the right times. I would definitely recommend and return!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second visit toThis was my second visit to Cocotte. The first time the food was so good (roast chicken and dripping roasted potatoes) that I asked Chef Mikael Audry for his autograph! Last night I went straight down the line with the specials -- parsnip soup, raviolini and pork tenderloin. It was all very good, but I felt more like I was sitting down to dinner in a English rather than a French restaurant. It just wasn't as flavorful as I expected. But still delicious. And the service and atmosphere were as wonderful as the first time, including getting seated in the little nook for two which added to the romance of the evening for me. I'll be back!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood French style foodGreat stylish French food with a bit of flare. We were sat in a secluded section under the stairs. Which might sound odd but was incredibly secluded and perfect for our anniversary The staff were friendly, helpful and very knowledgable5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways greatThis restaurant's French food is amazing. Beef Wellington is my favorite5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMour new SF faveThis restaurant has it all. Quiet neighborhood, few if any tourists, excellent service, great food, and fair prices. What more can I say?5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic for foodiesCozy, comfortable bistro with a small but fantastic menu for those who love food. Fitting wine list with all French and California wines, with the emphasis on French wines. Great dining experience!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely little Bistro tuckedLovely little Bistro tucked away on Hyde Street where Nob and Russian Hills meet. Very friendly and efficient service with the best rotisserie chicken I've eaten in a long time. A neighborhood gem for sure.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMReally great foodReally good french food - not overly "buttered/creamed", but allowing the tastes of the ingredients and their combinations speak for themselves.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA little piece of FranceWe were a party of six and everyone had a good time trying many different plates. The Scallops with the risotto, duck platter, and ribs with the fries were our favorites. It's a cute small French cafe with a open kitchen. Would like to try it again!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNice energy and deliciousNice energy and delicious food. We felt like we had stopped into a bistro in Paris. We discovered Cocotte through Dine About Town and we are thrilled to know of this new "gem" in our neighborhood.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCocotte was fantastic. MyCocotte was fantastic. My boyfriend said, "This is the only white meat chicken I actually want to eat!" The service was phenomenal, the entire menu explained, and questions answered thoroughly. The food was fantastic and was easily enjoyed. The prices are reasonable compared to the quality of food and service. I had a great time and can't wait to come back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a winnerReminds me of a Paris bistro set on cozy Hyde Street. We totally enjoyed the lapin moutarde, moules, halibut with peas and roasted chicken, (which is available for take-out). There's even Beef Wellington on the menu. Friendly service, too.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed the evening.We really enjoyed the evening. Our waiter was such a character he contributed to a fun evening. We will be adding this restuarant to our list of favorites.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAn unexpected pleasure....countryAn unexpected pleasure....country French bistro with delightful staff, exquisite cuisine and wonderful ambience! A definite repeater!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastic in every way. wonderfulfantastic in every way. wonderful food, ambiance and service4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is an undervalued restaurant.This is an undervalued restaurant. May just be some of the best food in San Francisco.
I won't go into detail, because Open Table rarely posts the reviews they request, but this place is one I will go back to time and again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed Cocotte. The serviceI enjoyed Cocotte. The service was spectacular and attentive but not oppressive. My dishes were great and it looked like everyone else was enjoying themselves. The restaurant is small and the noise level could get high if you have a few loud people but that was not the case on the evening I dined. I would definitely recommend and hope to come back when I visit San Francisco again.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a surprise to find thisWhat a surprise to find this gem! Just a fantastic evening with my husband. Food was delightfully surprisingly tasty. We enjoyed the chicken pate, coq au vin and scallops with squid ink pasta. My husband found the cocktails refreshing too. Kind of a rustic atmosphere, and quiet enough for us to hold a low conversation. All the other patrons seemed at ease and happy to be there. Truly a neighborhood treasure- no parking lot or valet. Easy enough to find parking though.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood date place get this menu itemWent there on a third date and it was almost perfect. The waiter forgot our drinks and bread but the rest was great. I had the seared scallops with squid ink risotto and she had chicken. Both were great but get the scallops. We also picked a side of coliflower, also fantastic. The place itself is good for a date, just loud enough for your date to lean in to hear you but not to loud to ruin an evening.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is outstandingThe food here is outstanding - our whole group was thinking about it the next day. That and the fact that the duck entree was $19 instead of $28. The restaurant was crazy loud, ridiculously loud (how about hanging some curtains on the walls or something) between 8-9:30 on a Weds night. Parking is non existent (not at Pacific and Polk as the link suggested - really at Sacramento and Polk). Regardless, we'll be back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chicken really is incredible.The chicken really is incredible. I've never had anything like it. The sides and sauces that go with the chicken are also really great. We enjoyed the service and good vibe.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful neighborhood restaurantWonderful neighborhood restaurant that I would characterize as understated French. The demographic is young, and older. Everyone goes there. We celebrated our twentieth anniversary there just because we have been going for years -- we started when we were dating and it's never failed to please.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Neighborhood FindGreat service. Fantastic food. Intimate, timeless meal.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent authentic FrenchAn excellent authentic French bistro meal with attentive, friendly service at a very reasonable price. I will definitely return.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat chicken, more servers neededNice evening and wonderful chicken!! Only concern was service related... only 2 people were working the tables so the service was sloooow. I will try it again soon to see if it was unusual timing.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there on ValentinesWe were there on Valentines day and the menu was a pre fix.... Would have preferred a broader choice however the food was very good and the service was excellent. We will try this restaurant again.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food; good service; goodGood food; good service; good value. Can you ask for much more?2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI used to frequent this restaurantI used to frequent this restaurant in the past, under the former name "HS Bistro." It was charming then. Its renovation is now modern with subdued lighting. It's the same owners, chefs, and waiting staff, but there has been a slight change in its menu options. Although I miss the goat cheese salad (please bring it back!), the food is very good. The portion of my salad was huge, so plan on splitting this and another app with your party. I had the coq au vin and it was wonderful (and I cook this dish myself, so I know to some extent how to evaluate this dish). For a romantic night out or to impress an out-of-towner, take the cable car to this destination as a means to impress and show-off this city's romantic aura.2/8/2013 12:00:00 AM