Hidden GemTucked away on Belden Street, Plouf was an exceptional evening of dining. The mussels and clams combo were delicious as was the Coc au Vin my daughter had. Natallia was very attentive without being annoying. All the staff made us feel very welcome we would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to our friends. A memorable experience!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMusselsGreat mussels and fries at a reasonable price. The mains are a bit expensive but very nice. Steak was great.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent French bistroDining under the awning on the Plouf patio reminded me of similar experiences in France. The metal patio furniture was a bit awkward at first (subtracted a star from ambience), but we settled in and had a great time. The waiter made excellent wine suggestions. The baguette was a little chewy but as soon as we commented, the waiter had it heated to crisp perfection. I started with the Poulette Mussels, and the serving size was easily large enough for a full meal. Then I had the duck breast with cabbage and potatoes, which was fabulous. My mousse was decadently delicious. Plouf is a must for any fan of French bistro food.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale alley charmSearched the internet for a business lunch location in the Bush & Montgomery area and found several restaurants in the alley of Belden Place off Bush Street. Plouf proved to be the right choice for us. Slightly more upscale decor relative to it's neighboring restaurants. I found the area to be fun and will definitely go back. We sat inside for a more business-like experience. Superb service. Formal, attentive but not overwhelming and lots of personality. The whole staff made us feel like it was their pleasure to serve us. I felt like a welcomed guest. Food was good too.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPlouf is the Best...our friends from out fo town love it...and we took our frieds from Buenos Ares and France, there
when they return to SF, they will make a point of returning to Plouf, also5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMserviceToo few servers on at lunch time so had to rush the server for our bill, but otherwise very good.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - slow billThe food was excellent, but it took almost a half hour to get the check. The desserts were extremely good.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday night was quiet enoughSunday night was quiet enough to find free parking on the street! There were few people at Plouf, and we would have liked a larger table, as the tiny one got very crowded once our plates arrived.
The mussels were terrific, as were the fries.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMas usual, the mussels andas usual, the mussels and frites were the best ever! good service, lively atmosphere & reasonable prices makes diners return4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIn town for business and PloufIn town for business and Plouf was recommended. Great atmosphere, very good food and great service. The menu selection was on the shorter side but with a decent selection.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFelt like we were transportedFelt like we were transported to Europe, the accent of the French waitress helped. Divine food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and good ambience.Good food and good ambience. We arrived a little early and were seated almost immediately. A good evening for a mixed part of adults and young adults. Would come again.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious but slow to comeThe mussels were fabulous, as was the salmon. My only complaint was how long it took to get our food. We were there for more than an hour and half - not because we were lingering but because it took so long for the food to come. There was a very long wait to get our appetizers and an equally long wait after the appetizers to get our main courses. Given that there are so many business people having lunch there, I would have thought the timing would be more tailored to a business lunch crowd.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, fun scene, but never fabulousPlouf is one of my standbys and it is always just fine, although never as good as it should be. This time, the salad was way overdressed (and I like dressing) and the fries were broken up and a little soggy. The mussels always are the star of the meal and the Provençal were rich with tomato and crisp garlic, plus more garlic in the broth. You will feel as though you are in France, especially if you sit outside, and that alone is worth the (relatively high) price to me. The serving sizes are large and Plouf no longer lets you take leftover mussels home (apparently a tourist ate them after they had been sitting in their hotel room and sued? this is one of several stories I have been told by wait staff over the past few months!)4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to Plouf many timesHave been to Plouf many times and each time I visit, whether for lunch, dinner or drinks, I appreciate how the restaurant has maintained its level of friendly, helpful service and wonderful food through all these years. On a cool evening we sat outside under heaters and slurped down appetizers then, mussels in a heavenly marinere broth with frites and wine for our main course. Yum!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe mussels were fabulous.The mussels were fabulous. One of the best meals I have ever had.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA new favorite. LOVE thatA new favorite. LOVE that the waiter had fantastic suggestions.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place in Belden PlaceA great place in Belden Place for seafood. The mussels are quite good and worth the visit. Plouf is definitely on my list of San Francisco special places to go for a very good, informal meal.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNo one does Mussels like Plouf.No one does Mussels like Plouf. No One. Great again!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPlouf is one of my favoritePlouf is one of my favorite restaurants. Plouf never fails to please. Always just what I need!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic- as alwaysPlouf is my favorite French restaurant in San Francisco. I always bring people here. The Pate was superb. The orange roughy in a light orange essence sauce was so light and truly heavenly. I finished it off with chocolate mousse. Thank goodness we were walking.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM