Gaspar Brasserie
Gaspar Brasserie

Gaspar Brasserie

  • 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

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.
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Gaspar Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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
  • 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.
  • A Parisian Pocket in the City
    OldSFNative
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Gaspar 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very good meal
    pickyeater
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dinner 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still growing into itself
    gcroyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Gaspar 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A touch of Paris in San Francisco
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    When 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:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French bistro
    Chinchin60
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Classic 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:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • SFFoodie550
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Feels like you are in a brasserie in Paris, without actually having to get on an airplane.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid brasserie
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Solid 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:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Dining
    SFCAVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Gaspar 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ):
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Neighborhood Addition
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    With 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GOOD CONCEPT BAD EXECUTION
    CrockVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could You Turn The Volume Down?
    Clare
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The 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:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Tooooooo noisy. The worst noise I have ever encountered. Bar good Service very good. Food just OK.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelmed...
    janqeVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Very 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.
    • Food
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  • Dinner experience
    ByouVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Very 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:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    MartinVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I 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 for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great addition to the neighborhood
    lah12345
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • open table question
    wonderingVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    none 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:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bar practices at Gaspar
    askedtoreview
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChicVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The noise was really too much and the food was ok. But the baguette was slate........
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • GregVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gaspar Brasserie? Mais OUI!!
    Disappointing
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Two 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch!
    DoubleO
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CookieVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    cublubberVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Service - Ok Food
    rs231VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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 !
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mochacat
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    FoodJagVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All around wonderful
    Cherylish
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food, bar, ambiance, and decor were stunning and exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Room for Improvement
    louiseknowsVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Savory Bistro Menu with a Flare
    PrinceOrloffVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a marvelous downtown surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love-hate
    buddingfoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    kejm
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of gems on the menu!
    Pei47
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent French Food
    FoodyFinn
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet