Gaspar Brasserie
Gaspar Brasserie

Gaspar Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://gasparbrasserie.com/
  • Phone: (415) 576-8800
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:00pm,
    Saturday 12:00pm-3:00pm

    Bar Menu:
    Monday-Saturday 3:00pm-all evening

    Happy Hour:
    Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday-Wednesday 5:30pm-10:30pm;
    Thursday-Saturday 5:30pm-11:30pm;
    Sunday 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • 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, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Contact us for information on how to order Gaspar in the comfort of your own home or office!
  • 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

Getting there

  • 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 bounty woven throughout.
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Gaspar Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (63)romantic (47)special occasion (44)great for lunch (42)neighborhood gem (29)vibrant bar scene (27)good for groups (21)hot spot (21)notable wine list (18)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Intimate and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great vibe. Intimate dining room and bar. Lovely menu, delicious food. The duck confit was wonderful, the fish and scallop in a harissa broth was remarkable. My husband's steak was equally delicious. Wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and a Beautiful Restaurant
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We have been to Gaspar four times in the last few months, and every meal has been wonderful. Great cocktails, moderately priced wine list, diverse menu, attentive service with a real desire to please their customers. Every course we have ordered exceeded our expectations. Two blocks from the Montgomery BART station, and just a short 10-15 minute walk from Union Square. What a wonderful addition the the Financial/Downtown dining scene.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the Mark!!!
    justanotherfoodie
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I really enjoy the sauces of French foods and I did not find them tonight. We sat downstairs and it was very noisy. Our waiter was also the bartender and the food and beverage manager had to help out serving our table. We ordered the sampling of cheeses for an appetizer and the portion were VERY small, the pouring of cocktails was so measured that you ended up with more ice than liquid. The entrée selection was very limited. I ordered two different type of white wines, the first they did not have in inventory and the second had not been chilled. The bill far exceeded our dinning experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • kalianderVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food was very good and the ambiance is perfect. It transports you to a brassiere in Paris.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent French restaurant
    floppsy
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I was there for a business lunch. It was an excellent choice. We were able to hear each other but it wasn't too quiet. The food was excellent; each member of our party was very happy with his/her meal. The service was a bit slow, although part of that might have been that the kitchen was very busy during that period. I was also impressed by the remodel of the space that this restaurant implemented. It is much nicer than the previous use of the space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We had great service and enjoyed the food alot. We had alot of space to ourselves upstairs.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    PierreYves
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It's been a while since I had such a great dinner. The recipes are using simple ingredients to revisit classic dishes in a wonderful way. The smoked salmon 1000 crepes was excellent. The swordfish had an amazing bordelaise sauce (I couldn't help but use the bread to clean the plate and leave no sauce behind). Minor downside: the bread. slightly chewy, could be more crunchy and have a more french white bread taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch for Lingerers
    DodoVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I like to settle down with a sign of satisfaction in a place that promises a no-hurry experience: a warm welcome, a relaxed (possibly woodsy) and relaxing interior, a sense of style that's not obtrusive, not minimalistic, but Just Right. I enjoy good conversation accompanied by comfortable, uncrowded seating and the promises of fine cuisine properly served, and slowly enough to savor. My first visit to Gaspar Brasserie delivered all that, enlivened by a sense of discovery and an immediate realization that this was a place I would surely enjoy more than once. Chapeau! Dodo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were a group of 5 for lunch. The food was very good as well as the service. Very nice choices on the menu. Will be back to try something new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at Union Square brasserie
    lkn4foodVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    had lunch here downstairs in the bar area, Duck consume for an app and the swordfish entree. The waiter was friendly and chatty. The food was very good, but the entree was slow to come. A manager apologized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite extraordinary
    Robert
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We lunched on a very quiet Monday and were seated downstairs. The restaurant is beautiful, and we hoped our food would live up to the image. It was good, but nothing very special. The lunch menu doesn't offer a lot of interesting choices, and what is available is pretty undistinguished. There are lots of places to buy a better burger or tuna sandwich. We had hoped for genuine French bistro food and had to settle for the commonplace. Overall the meal was perfectly fine, but I don't find myself longing to return. I would always choose Café Claude over Gaspar.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way too noisy upstairs.
    Hoody
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had business lunch in second floor dining room. My colleague and I had to strain to hear each other across the table. Also, waiter took our orders, complimenting us on our choice - and then neglected the table throughout the rest of the meal. All I needed was attentive service, so that I could properly host my business colleague without him stressing over basic service. I would not go back for lunch again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Raves from our NOLA natives
    CarterWho
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had a business dinner to book during the craziness that is Dreamforce in SF. My original goal was to just find a not-to-popular spot that could get a reservation. Given that low bar, I couldn't have been happier with the overall experience. Our table was perfect, our waiter attentive and the food excellent. Our guests were New Orleans natives and I feared a French bistro was a dangerous choice. They were overwhelmed with the creative menu and presentation. The bar scene was hopping but not part of or plans. I look forward to returning for a more intimate dinner with my bride.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweet place
    Marginwalker4
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Enjoyed the atmosphere but the food was so so. Had a yummy pastis aperitif, but the pour was small. The arugula salad mostly tasted of vinegar; it needed more subtlety. The sea bass and scallop with Harissa broth was tasty but the protein portions were on the small side. The wine by the glass (Chardonnay) was okay--not stellar. The baguette was rubbery--could use crisping up, since it wasn't super fresh. Service was swift and attentive. The restaurant was kind of chilly. Not sure I will go back, given all the other choices in SF.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner experience
    SFstairwaywalks
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Enjoyed our evening here - waiter was knowledgeable & attentive. Nice selection of wines by the glass. French classics with a CA sensibility. The corner seating upstairs is good for those wanting to converse with their dining partner. Otherwise, the noise level is pretty high. Kudos on the decor - this is a great location but difficult space - well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Lunch Spot
    DoubleO
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Another amazing lunch at Gaspar. Joe is my favorite lunch server in the city, attentive, remembers me and what I like. The food is just wonderful also strayed from my usual and got the Lamb Sando which was great my guest had the Salmon Crepe which the raved about days later. Great Experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • underwhelmed
    Robert
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The quality of the food did not match the beautiful surroundings and attentive service we received. We were disappointed. The salad/starter course was first rate, as was the wine list. The entrees, however, failed to live up to the prices charged. The entrecote, which should be a signature dish in a French bistro, was flavorless and kind of chewy. Kudos to our waiter Matteo, who made the evening very enjoyable notwithstanding the food-related disappointments. His attentiveness and spot-on knowledge of the wine list was remarkable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    MYChinaSFVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food is great, service is wonderful, and the people are friendly! Great hidden gem in the downtown financial district!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The downstairs bar eating area especially customer friendly with quieter ambiance than upstairs. The waiter was especially attentive and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant, iffy food
    TeresaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was impressed by the décor and restaurant atmosphere. Went with friends to celebrate my birthday. Surprised to see lots of empty tables on a Saturday night at 8:15pm. My steak was too raw (asked for med). My friend's flounder was way too salty. My other friend's bass and scallops were disappointing because he only got one small scallop when the dish would have looked and really called for either 2 small scallops or 1 giant one. Our drinks took forever to come and they ran out of the beer my friend was having. They did comp the late drinks so I have to say service was good but overall visit was quite disappointing. With so many restaurant choices in the city, I wouldn't go back for dinner - perhaps for drinks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oui!
    simonianVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Charming room, charming host, great classic brasserie food with some modern touches. C'est fantastique!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Bar
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food is very good at Gaspar, and the bar is one of the most beautiful in San Francisco. Great cocktails and good selection of wines by the glass. Lamb sandwich and mussels at lunch were a treat. Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Cute place and the service was good--- the food was just so-so.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It felt like Paris
    Fussyeaters2VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The room was dark and cozy with comfortable seating. The dark ceilings and walls and indirect lighting were lovely. There were 3 of us for lunch and we shared an entree, each had a main, and shared 2 desserts. Everything we ate was delicious. The mussels were especially fine, and came with criteria and a pungent delicious aioli. I will go back with my husband for dinner and sit downstairs where perhaps it will be less noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Drinks NOT food. Too bad :(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Buzz for being attractive, might return for a drink. Each dish was flawed: under-dressed under-seasoned salad. Mussels were sand filled, old, rubbery,thin broth that was flavorless dishwater.Bits of vegetables in broth were nearly raw as if they'd been tossed in for garnish, not taste.Fronds of fennel made for awkward eating, though looked pretty. Note to chef: the wide bowl that the mussels are served in doesn't work because they get cold as soon as the dish is served. Also you MUST serve these with spoon for the broth, a seafood fork and an empty dish to collect the shells…and teach the wait staff to replace it when filled. Frites were cold, aioli harsh with raw garlic. Server should remove the steak knife that remained on the table.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great French restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was wonderful! Our waitress greeted us with glasses of champagne since it was our anniversary and this was a class act. Bartender was friendly and poured a great cocktail for my wife. The duck confit and mussels were superb! Service could not have been better. Can't wait to return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful sophisticated ambiance
    dinerdeliteVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We enjoyed the tomato watermelon salad, followed by lamb, two ways. The ambiance was delightful and we will be back, soon!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LauraC
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Plum marmalade with the cheese plate; great service; outstanding flounder, pate de campagne and the "ma cherie" cocktail were highlights. The lamb grille was sub par to the ground lamb with harissa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A definite keeper!
    KatarinaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We loved Gaspar on our first try. The decor is lush and dark and sumptuous. The tufted leather banquettes are very comfortable and the low ceiling upstairs makes that dining room very intimate. The air of French brasserie definitely rings true. We didn't sit at either bar downstairs or upstairs, but we look forward to the next time we want a classy location for cocktails prior to dinner downtown. All the food that we tried was spot on and delicious and the service was professionally attentive. The only thing that irritated us was our server who kept telling us what all HIS favorites are ... we would have much preferred hearing his 'recommendations'. We will go here again and again and love every moment of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Fault
    Dean6294VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food and service, but very noisy. Some sort of buffer between the upstairs bar and dining area would help.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow srvc but solid food execution
    EdoErgoSumVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Thumbs up for no extra gratuity charge for a party of eight. Waitress looked like actress Rose Byrne, and was pleasant with big smile. However, service was slow. Maybe they don't do tons of biz Saturday nights and so didn't staff adequately? Dined upstairs which is quite dim. Definitely not a place to dine for family with young children. Everyone very much enjoyed the duck confit on pork belly. The flounder was skimpy for $30. It came out to $60 per person tho we ordered only one bottle of wine. So not on the cheap side as I left hungry. Given so many dining options, I wouldn't make a repeat visit unless I happened to be in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not encough time..
    FoodLover
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My friend and I were in the City for the day and had an 8 pm flight from Oakland. We needed to find a restaurant that opened at five and could accommodate our schedule. Oh, and have good food. Gaspar Brassiere met all our needs and then some! We were seated promptly and the service was quick without us feeling really rushed! The food was excellent -- we all had small plates or mussells or oysters. We wished we could linger with coffee, because the setting was so relaxing -- really had a Parisian feel. We will be back. With more time, of course!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ChrisVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Mussels small and a big disappointment but all other dishes were very good. Cocktails were great. Vince was amazing - noticed everything and very attentive to customers needs. Upstairs is worth a request. Bar more accessible and atmosphere more intimate. Great setting overlooking hotel lobby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Service not there yet.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Service was rushed: ordering and busing - plates getting cleared before diners were finished eating. Definitely not a French trait where a meal is more relaxed. All the entrees did not arrive even close to the same time. Lamb and sausage plate looked appetizing but sausage completely undercooked. We sent it back but the plate did not return to the table until the other diners had finished. Notably good appetizers: chick pea cakes, tomato-watermelon salad with marinated feta. Arugula salad was overdressed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Bistro
    Wineguy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food is Excellent. Service was outstanding. Great place for a real "Bistro" meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great City atmosphere!
    Dan1964
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The bartenders and wait staff are fantastic! Great food! Spectacular cocktails!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fidi Lunch
    DoubleO
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Just love this restaurant such a great spot for lunch with so many grab and go's it so nice to have real restaurant experience. Must try the tomato salad why they last!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic service
    Skippy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    asked for a table with a little privacy, and that's what we got! Great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CharVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    food was disappointing this time and waiter forgot items, mixed things up. had better experience the 1st time i went
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time here
    Tony
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We 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:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.