Cozy busy place with good food
It was the Monday doggy night and many dogs showed up. They only dine in the backyard. Small french bistro style tables.
Food was flavourful but a little off for the entree. Onion soup and chicken liver pate served on toasts were delicious. Duck leg was not crispy (may be the sauce was poured directly on it) and pork chop had some dry spots (~20%). Both entrees were a bit oily for me but it could be just the style.
Wine list was OK and many wine offered in carafe (about 400-500ml) and prices were in reasonable city range. Will go back and recommend to friends.
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance and good food
This is a great little french restaurant. The food was good, but maybe a little expensive for what you get. Expect to spend $50+ on a dinner for two without drinks.
What makes it great though is the ambiance and staff. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a romantic dinner for two.
I haven't tried their brunch yet, and I hear that that is where Zazie really shines.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Mimosa "Bourgogne" was
The Mimosa "Bourgogne" was outstanding - champagne with white peach sorbet and black currant! The fettucine with prawns was also excellent with bits of fresh asparagus. Overall, it was an excellent experience and we will definitely come again and also tell all of our friends.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really love this place
This was our first visit and certanly not our last. We were greeted by the waitstaff that was happy to see us. The staff treats you really well. You can tell they love what they do.
The food was really good. Our entrees came out a little faster than I anticipated. We were enjoying drinks to begin with. We skipped the appetizers. I would reccomend this place to any food lover that loves a great ambience while dining.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved it, yet every thing had salad. I had a thought for a moment that my dessert would come with salad
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zazie's has a great vibe and it's in a lovely neighborhood but, most importantly, the food is delicious. Fresh, well prepared and presented with fine French flair. The service is always prompt and friendly too. Thank you for good eats! Wish we had a Zazie in our little town.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Zazie!
It was wonderful, as always! I recently had family in from all over the country for my graduation-- and every single person enjoyed our dinner out at Zazie.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I Love This Place!
I recently went here for my birthday dinner. Fortunately for me and my crew, the weather was beautiful and the back patio was amazing. This place is so quaint and cute, and the food is delicious. The trout is consistently delicious, the cheese plate, the chicken, the pate, so many things, not enough room to eat them all! I loved it! This place is great for a romantic dinner but also good for a small group. I highly recommend it!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this neighborhood gem
I live a few blocks from Zazie so frequent it very often, but it is also worth a drive. Never disappointed. The food, service, and place is awesome!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood french bistro
I've been going to Zazie's for many years and have always found it consistently good with excellent service and atmosphere.
The lamb and the trout are superb!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
Been coming for years. We chose to eat in courses, paired with wine, shared by the table. Didn't feel rushed. Lovely out door area with heaters.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Back patio was great with the heat lamps in the chilly SF summer. Fresh pasta w/ squash & poppy seeds was super unique and delicious. Great service and nice atmosphere all around.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, authentic French fare
I love this place - I travel to the south of France and I am very fond of the food you might find in Nice, or Cannes...Zazie's is fabulous! Hand made, wonderful flavors with a rustic, casual feel. I return often!
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went with a couple of vegetarian friends, who were very satisfied with what they got. My poulet francais was excellent. Amazing what comes out of that tiny kitchen. The patio in the back is very inviting. The tiny bathroom is awkwardly located right next to the kitchen.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved it and wish we were
We loved it and wish we were closer. If we lived in the city, we'd be regulars! The food was excellent, our server delightful " check please Bay Area" was right on
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for the first time and liked it. Staff was courteous and helpful. Instead of a main for dinner, we just ordered four appetizers which ended up being too much food for the two of us so we took one home.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Neighborhood Spot
I have found brunch and dinner to be the best meals at Zazie. Lunch is a little underwhelming and there are competitive local spots that have more variety and more interesting lunch fare. Their dinner selection is nice. It's a cosy place where you can hear yourself talk, which is a bonus!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zazie Still rocks as a Cole Valley
French Bistro atmosphere, terrific food, wonderful servers, and lovely outdoor garden option make this a gem. It is wonderful.. too bad there is no frequent flyer program or we would be platinum members!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had great service and loved Tuesday night no corkage night. I had the pork chop and it was okay not a lot of flavor (I wouldn't get it again), but my mom had the lamb and it was great with lots of flavor and very tender! I wish the menu would change more often, but still love it. Our dessert was good (chocolate) but the marshmellows were a little much. It was really rich and I'm glad that I got the gelto on the side.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just dig this spot as our favorite family easy spot with cool, casual atmosphere, friendly folks, and reliably great and standard cali-french food
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem!
Every time I go to Zazie I have a great time. My husband and I decided to go there this week for our anniversary. As usual, it did not disappoint. As usual, I left feeling full & happy. The staff is so nice, and although I've never been for brunch, I hear it's amazing.
See you soon, Zazie!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem!
We've been here twice. Once for breakfast and once for dinner. Zazie's is one of those little gems that defines what a charming and romantic neighborhood should be. The food is excellent, the service is superb, and the ambiance wonderful! We can't wait to visit again.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
charming neighbourhood gem
Never disappoints as a charming neighbourhood go-to restaurant. Authentically French bistro atmosphere. Servers tend to be long term and very good.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a wonderful go-to
This is a wonderful go-to neighborhood restaurant. I love the staff and the setting. A few of the tables are too close to the entrance, but that is my only constructive feedback. Everything else is lovely-- the food, the staff, the setting, and even the noise level! We have a standing dinner here every few months, and it is just right.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zazie is a hidden gem in file valley. You don't even see it right away but inside is an intimate setting eclectic bistro style with the best server we ever had. She was outstanding and do much fun. Her service along with delicious food made our trip to zazie memorable. Very delightful!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zazie's is a haunt and a neighborho
Zazie's is a haunt and a neighborhood treasure. The staff are welcoming and the food is very good.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappoints, one of
Never disappoints, one of my favorite restaurants. The food and service is always amazing. A must go to for anyone considering it.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious bistro food -- always fresh and made with great care. Plus a staff that genuinely cares about the place and customers.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant!
This is a wonderful neighborhood gem in Cole Valley. There are two sidewalk tables in front of the restaurant, some great tables in the front windows, and also a lovely landscaped patio in the back, so lots of attractive seating options. Really wonderful ambience and service, with good food too.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice food, good service
Sat in the outdoor patio & had a very pleasant evening.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very satisfying all around.
I liked this place a lot. An extensive menu for such a small place, reminiscent of the fabulous little neighborhood restaurants when I lived in Paris 45 years ago. Everything fresh, well balanced and seasoned just right, with a few innovative touches that could be called California French fusion cuisine. An attentive friendly and informed staff, a noise level that made it easy to talk and hear what everyone at your table is saying...a blessing! You will never have a bad meal here and, in fact, can expect a very good one.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
took a night off from visiting a friend @ UCSF Medical Center. What a pleasant interlude. The staff were beyond reproach. They were not only welcoming and friendly but candid and willing to provide the answers to any questions we had while making us feel like local friends. All of the food and the wine were scrumptious.....(even if we didn't have our Great Dane with us qualifying us for a $10 discount). We had great fellowship with other dogs and their owners. Can't wait for an excuse to come back.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great choice in a local hood
Zazie is adorable and has excellent food too! They are cooking up delicious and homey meals and you feel like you're stepping into a cute little bistro in France. I know this place is always slammed for brunch, but I say try out the dinners. Also, they will do a vegan dish if you're interested.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just a brunch spot
We came here for dinner and had a great time. We were seated early with our reservations which was a bonus since the restaurant looked booked and busy. Zazie has a casual ambiance and really good food.
We enjoyed our appetizer sampler that included mussels, warm arugula with chèvre, and page. The portions were generous.
For entrees we had the coq au vin and steak. Both were really tasty and right on the mark as far as flavor and seasoning.
I ordered a double shot of espresso for desser and it looked like a bowl of coffee. This wasn't what I expected and will not order espresso next time but the pear crumble was awesome even without the ice cream.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner experience at Zazie
the overall ambience was wonderful. service was incredible. however, food was more 'home-cooked', perhaps fair for the price you pay for. The platter was great, big serving of the pate. the mussels were delicious, but found some empty shells. Duck was amazing, but the trout had multiple bones, the vegetarian pasta needed seasoning. For the dessert, crumble was nice, the marshmallow chocolate pudding sounds amazing, but it was a little burnt, overall it needed something to make it moist. staffs were wonderful, friendly and giving helpful opinions when we were placing orders. the outdoor area is probably the best in the city. there was plenty of space between tables, and it was warm with the heaters on. great place for outdoor dining.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little bistro in Cole Valley
Food was great! This is a nice place for a couple or small group to enjoy French food at a reasonable price.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service
Living in Cole Valley, Zazie is one of our favorites (we go there at least once per month or more). Nice food, friendly service and reasonable prices. One of the few restaurants where the staff is the same as the owners treat them nicely.
10/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely Date Spot
Went there for a first date, and had a great time. It was easy to get a reservation, and we were seated right away. We got the patio table that we requested, which was perfect because the area was lush with beautiful flowering vines and strings of lights. The server was prompt, polite and friendly. He knew the menu well and made suggestions for us. The food was DELICIOUS. The wine was good.
The only drawback was that our neighbors' table was much too close to ours. It was difficult to have a first date without much privacy. And when those of us seated on the bench needed to get up to use the loo, our legs barely fit between the tables.
Otherwise, it was a really nice experience.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ate at Zazie twice this past week! Once with a girl friend on Wed (enjoyed it so much, booked again on Friday). Since the weather was so nice this past week, I decided to book a dinner on the Patio for my boyfriend and I for date night just a few nights later. Although it cooled down, the patio has heat lamps and is somewhat protected so we were still able to enjoy a really nice meal and stay toasty warm. One of my two favorite patio dining spots in the city. And for those really cold nights where it's not warm enough, the inside is very cozy and charming as well. The food is consistently good, as is the service and wine list. Great for brunch/lunch also. I look forward to going back soon!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of the best french food you'll find in San Francisco. Everything on the menu is good, you can close your eyes and point and wind up with a fantastic meal. Great wine list too. This is our go-to restaurant for a special occasion or a romantic night. Highly recommended.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
We live about an hour away but still make the effort to come here a couple times a year. We had my husband's birthday dinner here on Sunday and it was perfect as always. Our waiter confessed up front that it was his third day on the job and had to run back and ask a few menu questions but he did a great job. While all the food was outstanding, as always, the beef bourguignon was the hands-down favorite. The ambiance, cozy and warm. One of these days we'll get there on a summer evening so we can really enjoy the back garden. I would highly recommend this place for a casual meal or a special occasion. It's our go-to birthday dinner place.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We so enjoyed our maiden voyage to Zazie. Will definitely be back. Good and service were lovely!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Service and Kid Friendly
Despite having two wild kids in our group, the staff was extremely patient and helpful with our overly active children and mess! 5 stars for an amazing staff/service and unusual kindness not common in most restaurants. The food was also quite delicious. I ordered the cheese appetizer and duck entre. My sister's beet salad was yum. Overall I would highly recommend this restaurant!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice neighborhood spot
Once again, enjoyed a relaxing early evening dinner on Zazie's back deck. The Boeuf Bourguignon was flavorful and filling. French comfort food. Nice it's close to Golden Gate Park, so convenient after a "museum day" at the De Young.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zazie's Gone to the Dogs
Coming from the East Coast, we were delighted by monday night's dog-fest on the patio. What a terrific idea! We haven't ever seen this done in our Maryland community. The food and service were excellent. We also commend Zazie's for providing health and dental benefits for employees through a surcharge. What a great idea.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining experience was great.
Dining experience was great. But if you don't live nearby, be sure to give yourself time to look for parking! It was the pits!! Took me 40 minutes to find a space! We went for dinner. I had the fish soup provencal and it was full of mussels, fish and flavor. Very satisfying. the waiter recommended the ravioli with truffle which my friend had and she thoroughly enjoyed the earthiness of the dish. Dessert...gotta have the hot chocolate!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy neighborhood bistro
Went here for Sunday dinner with the family. Warm, unpretentious atmosphere, wonderful food (never knew mashed yams could taste so divine) and a very sweet waitress. If you're looking for a cozy place with great food check out Zazie.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service made the evening!
We went to Zazie's to celebrate our son's birthday. We had been to the restaurant before and enjoyed our experience. Diane was our server and she was outstanding! She made the dinner very much of a celebration. Great personality and great server. What an asset to your delicious food! Thank you!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zazie Tuesday Special
Tuesday is no corkage to allow you to bring your favorites to pair.
The fixed price menu is a great value and all the Zazie classics are available as well.
The vibe is warm and inviting, its such a wondrful neighborhood gem.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little Gem
Wonderful food, neighborhood gem, but I'm glad I found it--having come all the way from San Jose. Very convenient to the Golden Gate park and museum area.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM