185 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94104Neighborhood:
Financial District / Embarcadero
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://gasparbrasserie.com/
- Phone: 4155768800
- Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour: M-F 4:00pm-6:00pm
Dinner: M-Sa 5:00pm-11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
- Executive Chef: Chris Jones
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wine
- Catering: Contact us for information on how to order Gaspar in the comfort of your own home or office!
- Private Party Facilities: From intimate dinner parties to large social gatherings, Gaspar offers multiple spaces to accommodate groups. Partial and full buy-outs are available for all occasions in the upstairs or downstairs dining room & bar
Enquire about details!
- Private Party Contact: Leila Seppa 4155768800x
- Entertainment: Visit our sister restaurant, Cafe Claude at 7 Claude Lane for live Jazz Wednesday through Sunday evenings! cafeclaude.com
- Special Events: Follow us on facebook to find out about our special offsite and onsite events! facebook.com/gasparbrasserie.com
- Cross Street: Kearny St
- Public Transit: Gaspar is conveniently located 2 blocks from the Montgomery BART Station, and the Number 3, 30, and 45 Muni stops.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Parking Details: The White House Garage located at 223 Sutter St, or the Post Montgomery Center at 120 Kearny Street are two convenient parking locations near by.
A word from Gaspar Brasserie
Gaspar is a French restaurant reminiscent of a Parisian brasserie with modern mid-20th century flair, it is allure and intrigue, transporting guests to a time long past with the flavor and style of a classic French locale with a creatively avant-garde twist. Inspired by the romantic bustling Paris of old, and centered on extraordinary food, drink, and hospitality - Gaspar is an exciting complement to the bustling Financial District while offering a dynamic shift in the city’s landscape of restaurants. Gaspar cuisine, helmed by Executive Chef Chris Jones, showcases a menu of approachable brasserie fare comprised of classic French dishes, with the local Northern California landscape (bounty instead) woven throughout.Continued
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Gaspar Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since May 2, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (72)romantic (56)special occasion (53)great for lunch (52)neighborhood gem (45)vibrant bar scene (37)hot spot (34)good for groups (19)notable wine list (18)late-night find (15)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
- CharVIPDined on 8/28/2014food was disappointing this time and waiter forgot items, mixed things up. had better experience the 1st time i went
- First time hereTonyDined on 8/28/2014We had lunch here and we selected 4 of the items we could share. Deviled eggs from the bar menu, liver pate also from bar menu, broquettes and the salmon crepe were all excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Parisian Pocket in the CityOldSFNativeDined on 8/22/2014Gaspar is an excellent restaurant, outshining many of the local competitors, a lot of whom are very good. It combines superb cuisine with modern decor and a great bar. I have eaten at many acclaimed restaurants in town, but Gaspar puts most of them to shame.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A very good mealpickyeaterDined on 8/22/2014Dinner for 4 at Gaspar was the right pick as we felt in the midst of the scene but our space felt private. The service was exemplary, cocktails differentiated and food outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Still growing into itselfgcroyVIPDined on 8/15/2014Gaspar is a welcome addition to Union Square dining. The space is quite beautiful, but the service and the food were a bit uneven. I was quite specific with our dining expectations (coursing, wine, etc.) at the outset and those expectations were not met as I had hoped. I had to flag down our waiter/runner several times for very basic things like lack of silverware when the food arrived. I would definitely try out the bar and possibly the restaurant again in a few months once it grows into itself a little more.I would recommend this to a friend.
- A touch of Paris in San FranciscoKarenVIPDined on 8/15/2014When I booked at Gaspar I was looking for a restaurant that puts as much effort into its dining room as it does into its bar. As it turned out, the food at Gaspar offers much of the charm of a French brasserie without the trans-Atlantic flight. We had an early dinner reservation and arrived when the bar scene was at its height. Consequently the noise carried into the dining area and made conversation with our soft-spoken guest a little difficult. By the time we left, around 7:30, the bar had emptied out and the dining room noise level was quite comfortable. As for the food, it was typically gallic with the chef's personal flair. Each of us enjoyed our dinner. We plan to add the restaurant to our usual rotation of favorite restaurants.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 8/15/2014The food was goodbut not great. Portions were small, we had to stop for a 2nd lunch after sharing three items with two people. Service was friendly but erratic.
- French bistroChinchin60Dined on 8/14/2014Classic French bistro fare. Great for after hours and wanting a bite to eat. Duck breast was prepared perfectly. There was a corn soup special that was the best!Special Features:
- SFFoodie550Dined on 8/11/2014Feels like you are in a brasserie in Paris, without actually having to get on an airplane.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Solid brasserieAnonymousVIPDined on 8/11/2014Solid place for a business lunch. Decent menu items, and some appear to change seasonally. Service is solid. Low noise level is good for conversations.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Elegant DiningSFCAVIPDined on 8/11/2014Gaspar Brasserie has to be one of the most attractive dining rooms in the city. Lots of dark wood make for a dramatic effect. The server always had a friendly smile and was helpful. The chickpea patties were surprisingly good.Special Features:
- ):OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/9/2014The decor was great and our server was super nice, but it took almost 45 minutes the get our first drink and the food was marginal at best and pretty skimpy. I don't think I would go back
- Good Neighborhood AdditionAndrewVIPDined on 8/8/2014With a chic two story space Gaspar’s is reminiscent of an upscale eatery on the Champs-Élysées. The upstairs is large with an expansive bar but remarkably noisy. The downstairs is far more intimate. Sharing the Galleria Park Hotel space makes finding the bathrooms a true adventure. Overall, dishes are well executed but cry out for something that would bring all the flavors together. The wine list is focused and augmented by an eclectic but interesting cocktail menu. Service is attentive without being burdensome. Come here for drinks and some small plates to have a satisfying experience.Special Features:
- GOOD CONCEPT BAD EXECUTIONCrockVIPDined on 8/7/2014The menu was compelling. The execution was bad. I am sure that there was no French coordination in the kitchen. Having spent a ton of time in France I was hoping to find an other local restaurant with descent French food... to no avail. Sweetbreads disgustingly over cooked, so called crepe was not an also overcooked. Soup OK tomato/watermelon salad OK, wine list way overpriced with a few good hits (found one). Server very friendly but not aware of the details. All in all while I usually give a restaurant a second chance Gaspar there is not a chance that Gaspar will not be given one. Too many good restaurant in the Bay Area. Another example of too many venues for the owners to be able to control quality.
- Could You Turn The Volume Down?ClareDined on 8/7/2014The upper dining room wasn't packed (yet), but still the noise was deafening. We asked to move to the downstairs, which was considerably better. But rather than dwell on the negative, I'm going to accentuate the positive. Our maître d, Vincent, was so helpful, attentive, and accommodating. Our barkeep, Yasmin, was equally attentive and thoughtful, even though the upper bar was packed with patrons. We had a light meal -- sweetbread salad and cheese plate. Vincent and Yasmin will get me back to Gaspar's.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- NoisyOpenTable Diner Since 2002Dined on 8/7/2014Tooooooo noisy. The worst noise I have ever encountered. Bar good Service very good. Food just OK.Special Features:
- Underwhelmed...janqeVIPDined on 8/5/2014Very loud restaurant--not good for conversation. Terrible, slow service. Soup was lukewarm. Ridiculously small pieces of cheese served with greasy hard toast that detracted from the flavor of the cheese itself. Chewy bread for the table that you had to break into small pieces in order to eat. Dessert was supposed to be a classic Paris Brest. Instead of flakey pastry (the way its done in Paris), this came out rubbery with way too much sauce which made it soggy. Like croissants, maybe only the French really know how to make this. Perhaps this place is still too new. Needs a lot more attention to detail (food, noise, service) instead of focusing on being a new hip neighborhood restaurant. Will not be going back.
- Dinner experienceByouVIPDined on 8/1/2014Very good cocktails - food uneven had the charcuterie plate which was very meager and fairly tasteless although presentation was quite elegant; wine list just OK.Special Features:
- DeliciousMartinVIPDined on 8/1/2014I was looking for someplace new downtown for a business lunch. Gaspar Brasserie was great. Shared a terrific heirloom tomato and watermelon salad with a light feta dressing. Exquisite tuna tartine and a delicious lamb sandwich. The only low spot -- the waiter was constantly trying to sell more food and drink. Will definitely go again and hope for a different waiter and that that wasn't a management-imposed approach. Lovely dark room; bet it's great for dinner.Special Features:
- Great addition to the neighborhoodlah12345Dined on 7/30/2014I really like the food here, it's creative and tasty. The service has always been very good. I most recently had lunch with friends. Among us we had the chickpea panisse cakes, tuna tartine and duck confit. We began with the lightly pickled sardines (yum!) and the multilayer salmon crepe dish. All were delicious. A particularly good place if you're on the company credit card, because a little on the pricey side. All in all, I"m very happy to have it here!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- open table questionwonderingVIPDined on 7/26/2014none at this time -- please see note below. We had some questions about whether we were seated poorly because we reserved on open table.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- bar practices at GasparaskedtoreviewDined on 7/26/2014The food is definitely excellent and the menu innovative while including some classics which are interpreted in an original and delicious way. And the place is gorgeous. However, the bar practices are somewhat unsettling. They have no well liquor so they serve you what they want and charge you what they want, it could be $8,9 or $10 for the same well drink, which is not good business practice. We were there twice, the first time the well scotch was $8, the second time $10. Well Bourbon was $9 the first time and $8 the second time. We understand it's a restaurant and not a bar, per se. But in business, consistent prices are a must.I would recommend this to a friend.
- ChicVIPDined on 7/25/2014The noise was really too much and the food was ok. But the baguette was slate........Special Features:
- GregVIPDined on 7/22/2014Service was great. Both of us had the salmon dish for lunch and its small..really small and pretty bland tasting, really nothing special. We were both still very hungry and had deserts which were very tasty but we left lunch feeling hungry.
- Gaspar Brasserie? Mais OUI!!DisappointingDined on 7/21/2014Two friends and I met here for lunch after reading great things. We were not disappointed. The place is just gorgeous! Beautifully designed and the layout creates cozy sections.. We all ordered the chicken salad with apricots and pistachios and it was just delicious. I was thrilled that they had Marsanne by the glass! And for dessert, at our waiters, recommendation, we had THE. MOST. AMAZING. strawberry dessert, "Le Fraisier Pour Deux"... It was as if we had died and gone to heaven. Truly delicious. This place would be great for special occasions and absolutely for romantic dinners... I will definitely be back. A+A+ A+Special Features:
- Great Lunch!DoubleODined on 7/18/2014Wow really love this place have been a few times now, have enjoyed our lunches greatly, very sleek spot to impress the lunch date and food was amazing. Also have tried the happy hour and bar a few times and really enjoyed the beverage selection, great $1 oysters for HH. Have yet to be disappointed and look forward to many more great meals at Gaspar.Special Features:
- CookieVIPDined on 7/15/2014Food was good, but service was poor. Waited 10-20 mins for water! I know the restaurant is new, but the staff needs to get it together.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/15/2014A wonderful get together for three girlfriends after work. The service was excellent and food wonderful. Fairly priced and a vibrant ambience. It can get loud at times but we loved it! We will return.I would recommend this to a friend.
- DeliciouscublubberVIPDined on 7/15/2014Wasn't very crowded at lunchtime but you must get the smoke salmon crepe appetizer. Beautifully presented and very tasty. Traditional french cafe food dialed up a notch.Special Features:
- Terrible Service - Ok Foodrs231VIPDined on 7/14/2014Had a 8pm Open Table reservation for 6 people - arrived exactly on time to be told the table was not ready - ok - we would wait at the bar. 10 min, 15 min , 25 min Still no table and no explanation. Asked for the manager who while polite had no remedy either. Finally got seated at 9.05 pm. Had ordered appetizers ahead of time which then took another 30 min to arrive - service was patchy and erratic. Pity since they have decent food and a good ambiance. No recognition of their failure to execute - paid the bill and left - will not be going back !
- mochacatDined on 7/14/2014Beautiful space, efficient and friendly staff but some glitches in the food. Duck breast had so much fat that 1/2 was inedible. More attention needs to be paid in the kitchen so a poor cut isn't served. Nice touch on Bastille day was complementary shot of Lillet Blanche and costumed Marie Antoinette roaming the restaurant.Special Features:
- Excellent food and serviceFoodJagVIPDined on 7/14/2014We returned for another visit. Wine list has some excellent wines reasonably priced. The escargot is delicious. Duck breast melts in your mouth. Soups are always delicious. We intend to keep returning, excellent food reasonably priced.Special Features:
- All around wonderfulCherylishDined on 7/12/2014The food, bar, ambiance, and decor were stunning and exceptional.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Room for ImprovementlouiseknowsVIPDined on 7/12/2014Server did not know much......some food items which had been flawless in the past, were not so good on this visit; for example, the Smoked Salmon Mille Crêpes had one bite that wasn't chewable. I think Gaspar is a great addition to the FiDi Union Square Area, but attention to details need to improve.Special Features:
- Savory Bistro Menu with a FlarePrinceOrloffVIPDined on 7/10/2014Gaspar's menu features classic bistro fare, but with savory twists added by their creative chef. For example, the plump sardines come with pickled onion slices, piquillo peppers, and white bean puree. The succulent duck breast comes with ancient grain risotto and baby turnips. I love the way this guy composes his dishes! All very flavor-forward and appetizing. Our overall experience rates a "good," however. The tiny cocktails are like something out of a Nick and Nora movie -- the kind of glasses you'd sip sherry from -- but you still pay full fare. Sexy decor, but the banquettes are too low for the tables and the chairs too high. Your date will be towering over you. Staff is friendly, but unpolished. Dinner for 2: $200 before tip.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- a marvelous downtown surpriseOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/5/2014This relatively new restaurant has it all: ambiance, great food, great location, more than adequate wine list... For appetizers/entrée, one of us had the ris d'agneau (succulent, wonderful flavours and textures), one of us had the arugula salad (perfect vinaigrette). For main dishes, one of us had the sea bass and scallop duo, another, the house pâté, and the other, magret de canard. For dessert, we shared a fraisier. Everything was delightful.Special Features:
- Love-hatebuddingfoodieDined on 7/3/2014Loved the decor. Hated how dark and loud it was. Loved the sea bass. Hated how the medium steak we ordered was actually medium well. Loved the cheese. Hated how the waiter didn't really know what to recommend. Overall, it was a slightly above mediocre restaurant with a steep price.Special Features:
- Great placekejmDined on 7/3/2014First time there with husband. Great service, good food and drinks. Noise not a problem. Would suggest reservations as it isn't very large and filled up fast! Small groups would work best. Pomme frites are unbelievable as was the lamb shortbread. Definitely recommend Gaspar :)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lots of gems on the menu!Pei47Dined on 7/3/2014This beautiful new restaurant is a lovely special occasion find in a city where tables for 6+ are really hard to come by. From happy hour to dinner to after dinner drinks, everything was delicious. There were small things to nit pick along the way (cocktails were on the sweet side, $1 oysters were inconsistent in quality, red wine was room temperature instead of cellar temperature), but the gems really stood out: the seafood dish of the day was superb, lamb two ways was cooked to a perfect medium rare, and all the desserts were delightful. The mulled coffee was especially entertaining; cognac and orange liqueur; cloves, cinnamon, and orange peel; brown sugar; coffee; all set on fire and served piping hot. Delish.Special Features:
- Excellent French FoodFoodyFinnDined on 7/3/2014A little expensive for lunch but worth every penny. My wife and I had the smoke salmon crepe with caviar appetizer, it was to die for good. I had the steak frites and it was better than any I had in the 5 years we lived in Paris. My wife had the chickpea cakes and they were suburb too! For dessert we had the Paris Brest, the perfect end to a great meal. It was better than most restaurants in France for sure. I am looking forward to our next meal there. Well done chef!Special Features: