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Gaspar Brasserie
Gaspar Brasserie

Gaspar Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://gasparbrasserie.com
  • Phone: (415) 576-8800
  • 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 (415) 576-8800
  • Entertainment: Visit our sister restaurant, Cafe Claude at 7 Claude Lane for live Jazz Wednesday through Sunday evenings! cafeclaude.com
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 landscape (bounty instead) woven throughout. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Service 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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Wow 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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food 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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "A 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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Wasn'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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Had 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 !"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Beautiful 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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We 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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food, bar, ambiance, and decor were stunning and exceptional."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Server 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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Gaspar'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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This 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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Loved 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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "First 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 :)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This 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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "A 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!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Gaspar was very disappointing. They spent more time on the decor then on the menu. The assiette de charcuterie barely had anything on it. The slice of country pate had no flavor,the three slices of procciuto were so thin I could barely see them, The confit of tuna was tasteless. They better improve."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is a nice Parisian style brasserie with decent food. Not great good, but definitely decent. The staff is accommodating and friendly. We forgot our credit card in the restaurant and they held on to it until we called a day later. Overall good dining experience and would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We sat upstairs. It was so noisy, we felt like we were shouting our conversation. The food was only okay."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was excellent, but two flaws. The server did not identify himself and offer to get a drink order, had to ask the hostess to point out our server, and when he did kick in it was plausible at best. Hopefully the service will improve in the next few months as they get their rhythm since it's been noted by a few reviwers. The other downside is the noise level and it can be remedied with today's advancements in noise abatement for restaurants. It was very difficult to hear the person across the table which was no wonder with all the hard surfaces from floor to ceiling. Because of the food I would return but with so many choices in town I would only do so after reading that things actually were getting better in these two areas."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I had my birthday dinner here, and could not be happier. I knew they are new ( only open 1 month) , so I am forgiving some kinks - like confusion among the wait staff and hostesses. But, the food is delicious, classic French Brasserie faire and the ambiance was warm, happy and unassuming (we dined downstairs). I hope when I go next time after they've been open for a couple months, I will see the kinks corrected and be able to confidently put this potential classic on my regular rotation."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Lovely remodel of the old Perry's space. Great for lunch, dinner or drinks."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "If you are looking for a place to impress and get off the bustling streets at lunch time this is the spot. Great wine by the glass and also by carafe offering if you are allowed at lunch! Really enjoyed the Squash and Tuna Tratine. Really great service and the room is gorgeous."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Disappointing from beginning to end. Have enjoyed Chris Jones restaurants before but was disappointed at Gaspar."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Two coworkers and I really enjoyed our lunch at Gaspar Brasserie. We sat upstairs and the noise level was very high. For lunch business meetings, I'd suggest a downstairs table. The food and drinks were fabulous."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Good food when it finally arrived. Two of us had a Friday reservation at 1:00. We were seated immediately and received our menus, water etc. quickly. The appetizers arrived and were very tasty. Then we sat and waited nearly an hour. A server arrived to present the wrong items with great flourish. It was pretty obvious they had lost our order. The waiter got it straightened out, but did nothing to apologize other than a "sorry for the delay"."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This beautiful restaurant could be in Paris. The décor and atmosphere are terrific and sophisticated. Our group enjoyed many really good dishes. The only problem was service, at both the upstairs bar, and upstairs dining room. We do hope they get their act together because it was the worst service we've had in a restaurant for a long time. Apologies were given and it was a holiday (Bastille Day) where almost every table was full. But still, with all the great choices we have in San Francisco, people will not return if the service doesn't improve."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I believe they opened recently but felt like it has been around a long time. You are transported the moment you walk in the door, the place is stunning. Love the upstairs bar, it has a "club" like feel and and amazing cocktails and wine by the glass and carafe is something special. The food is truly spot on we tried a bunch of items especially liked the Pistou and roasted squash. YOU must save room for desserts they are to die for Chocolate dessert was amazing along with the Fraisier their strawberry creation."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was slow getting to the table (biz lunch). One of our parties had to change their order to go and the rest of our party rushed through lunch to make it back to work."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is an expansion restaurant for the Cafe Claude enterprise, with equally good menu options and wine list. The service ws attentive although a bit on the slow side. I would recommend booking late as the noise level in a large room with no carpets or table cloths can be too overwhelming to carry on conversations. In fact that's why we tried this one because the noise level at Cafe Claude's especially when they have music wothj a vocalist was overwhelming."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food: Definitely the highlight of the meal. I felt as if I was in a Parisian Brasserie. Drinks: Awesome drink menu and some great signature cocktails (absinthe) Ambiance: We came late on a Thursday so it was somewhat quiet but the Decor was very nicely done and inline w/ the restaurant's theme. Service: Came here with a group of 8. We had a 9:15pm dinner reservation on a Thursday night (read: weeknight). We were seated at 10:00pm and didn't receive our food until 10:45pm. Service was lackluster and often found myself having to raise my hand to grab someones attention. I will say we came within their first month of opening so I wouldn't be surprised if things have improved but given my experience I will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our first courses (charcuterie & salmon crepe) were wonderful as was the lamb entree. My medium rare duck was cool, lacking flavor and tough. Everything except for the duck was excellent. There are two bars in the restaurant. The one downstairs is beautiful, and the one upstairs is out of this world. The entire interior is not to be missed. Gaspar is a great addition to the San Francisco dining scene. We plan to return soon."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We have followed Chris Jones from Girl & Fig/Sonoma to Brix/Napa, and now to Gaspar. Yes, he's worth it: one of the best young chefs in an area full of 'em. If you love beautifully balanced, creative, savory French food, Jones is your man...er, chef. We loved the lamb sweetbreads & lamb entree w/merguez sausage, but be warned this is full-flavored gamey lamb, not some pallid beef sub. The salmon was very good; its veggie accompaniments so amazing even my carnivore-loving spouse admitted he would happily eat a full plateful of them! Desserts are marvelous; don't miss them. Portions are generous. Service was top-notch; a surprising rarity in the Bay Area. We'll be back; we love French food and this is one of the best."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I really enjoyed Gaspar. Very creative and exciting cuisine. I would definitely return and take some of my finicky friends. This restaurant would satisfy any palate. Check it out for the ambience too. A great improvement."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "As soon as we entered the restaurant, the atmosphere was electric and intimate. We were taken upstairs and seated at a perfect table. Even though tables were close by we had a feeling of exclusiveness. The menu was tantalizing and our choices were most satisfying. The service was personal and understated. A most enjoyable and relaxing evening. As an aside, the public parking is close (several doors) to the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Gaspar opened up about a month ago and I've already been there 3x...twice for dinner and once for lunch. It's pretty much my "go to" spot now for downtown. Food is consistently good, service has never let me down and I love how they redesigned the space...especially the upstairs bar...VERY COOL. The dish that I will order EVERYTIME I go there is the smoked salmon crepe...so damn good...do not miss!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had a little bit of everything - a small cheese plate, a few appetizers, entrees, desert, cocktails, a bottle of wine, and dessert wine and coffee. The flavors and quantity of everything exceeded our expectations and we were delighted with the meal, service, and experience. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Have been seeing Gaspar mentioned in the press as one of the many SF openings and had to check it out. It did not disappoint, amazing cocktails, wine list and the food was just spectacular! Really enjoyed the cheese selection and raw bar offerings. The two dining rooms are spectacular and the "tucked" away upstairs bar makes you want to stay for a while and just eat and drink. Already plotting my return and if you go you MUST save room for dessert the chocolate dessert we had was amazing and they all looked great!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Gaspar is a welcome addition to the downtown/Union Square dining scene. The atmosphere has a Parisian feel with a modern Brasserie menu. Service is attentive, friendly and efficient. It's a good destination for a date as well as fun destination for after work drinks and dining. I highly recommend Gaspar, I've been twice already, had great experience on both occasions. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We were so impressed with our evening here. The decor and ambiance were perfect and so well done. The food was all delicious and everything was so pretty on the plate. Will definitely be back often for dinner or a drink at the upstairs bar!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014