San Francisco Bay Area French Restaurants

San Francisco Bay Area French Restaurants
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114 restaurants with availability

The French Laundry
American | Yountville
99 reviews

French | Yountville
464 reviews

Quince Restaurant
Contemporary American | Financial District
167 reviews

Contemporary French | SOMA
194 reviews

Murray Circle
Californian | Sausalito
171 reviews

La Folie
French | Russian Hill
181 reviews

French | Cole Valley
126 reviews

Contemporary American | SOMA
61 reviews

Artisan Bistro
Contemporary French | Lafayette
228 reviews

Left Bank Santana Row
French | San Jose
231 reviews

Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in San Jose's vibrant Santana Row. Open since 2003, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris, where diners feast upon classic French cuisine in a charming brasserie setting along the boulevard, where people watching is at its best. Inside, the wonderful energy of an authentic French brasserie is in the air. Boasting Santana Row's largest bar, Left Bank is a place to see and be seen.

The large, casual elegant main dining room offers everything from a family table of 20, to a quiet, romantic table for two. The open exhibition kitchen provides onlookers a window into the magic our chefs create. Whether simply sipping a pastis or enjoying a full meal, diners capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris.

Mediterranean | Russian Hill
112 reviews

Cafe Claude - Downtown
French | Union Square (San Francisco)
267 reviews

Fleur de Lys
French | Nob Hill
166 reviews

Scala's Bistro
Italian | Union Square (San Francisco)
395 reviews

Bistro Jeanty
French | Yountville
459 reviews

French | Hayes Valley
341 reviews

La Fondue - Saratoga
French | Saratoga
282 reviews

The NY Times editorial says "La Fondue is the place to go in the South Bay"! Consistently named the "Best Restaurant", "Best Special Occasion" and "Best Romantic Restaurant" in San Jose by the likes of The San Jose Mercury News,The Metro, The Silicon Valley Concierge Association, and The Wave Magazine. La Fondue brings quality service together with an eclectic chill vibe that caters to the "communal experience" we all crave. Nestled in the Saratoga foothills, Mitchell & Tracey Cutler founded La Fondue Restaurant in 1992 as a boutique dining environment. A kind of Alpine wonderland meets Beverly Hills/19th century Paris lounge kind of vibe. Colors of crushed crimson, gold and royal purples blend with champagne oak and European antiques. La Fondue specializes in international fondues. Come, celebrate a memorable evening!

French | Mission
113 reviews

Chez TJ
Contemporary French | Mountain View
84 reviews

Attentive service, fresh flowers and soft music surround guests at this intimate, Michelin Starred, restaurant in downtown Mountain View. Inside a lovely Victorian home, Executive Chef Jarad Gallagher creates a contemporary French cuisine that accentuates the vibrant, fresh flavors found naturally in high quality products. Chez TJ's leads guests through an exciting evening of culinary pleasure. Our prix fixe style encourages a relaxed and enjoyable evening of dining and conversation. Four dining rooms provide an intimate setting for a special dinner with family and friends. One Star Michelin 2012 Guide, "Top Restaurants 2007" SF Examiner, "Three and 1/2 Stars" - San Francisco Magazine and San Jose Mercury News. Top Scores, Zagat & Gayot Dining Guides 2007.

Left Bank Menlo Park
Provencal | Menlo Park
157 reviews

Left Bank is an authentic French brasserie celebrating Mediterranean Cuisine. Located in Menlo Park's charming downtown, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris. Open since 1998 and completely re-modeled in 2008, Left Bank offers a casual, charming brasserie setting where diners feast upon classic southern French cuisine. Our outdoor sidewalk cafe seating evokes a lively European atmosphere and is the perfect place for just an appetizer and beer or a 3-course meal with a beautiful bottle of wine. Whether it's at our sidewalk table, the gorgeous glass-walled bar, or in the casually elegant main dining room, you'll enjoy a fun & french experience.

Fifteen years of working with local organic farms allows us to bring you the best seasonal ingredients available. Chef de Cuisine Brendy Monsada offers an always changing menu focused on Southern French Cuisine.

Manresa - Los Gatos
Contemporary American | Los Gatos
99 reviews

Manresa is the showcase for the inventive cuisine of Chef-Proprietor David Kinch. Chef Kinch and the Manresa team find inspiration from European traditions and refinement, American ingenuity and the vast bounty that California has to offer.

Bistro Aix - SF
French American | Marina
109 reviews

Le Garage
French | Sausalito
94 reviews

Spanish | Financial District
115 reviews

French | Redwood City
25 reviews

Bay223 displays a warm and vibrant decor featuring contemporary Bay Area French cuisine. The chef's specialties at Bay223 offer an exquisite blend of local ingredients and flavors. The menu is known for its creative and balanced selection carrying French and Californian influences. The relaxed neighborhood feeling is enhanced by a magnificent vista of the lagoon. For that special occasion, be sure to reserve the
exclusive private dining room accommodating up to 14 people. Bay223 also features a high-energy, WiFi, full service bar. Bay223 is located in the
Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay.

Cafe Bastille
French | Financial District
126 reviews

Bijou Restaurant & Bar
Contemporary French | Hayward
57 reviews

Californian | Berkeley
138 reviews

French | Financial District
36 reviews

Basque | Financial District
101 reviews

French | Castro
139 reviews

Le Central
French | Union Square (San Francisco)
137 reviews

Campton Place
Californian | Union Square (San Francisco)
110 reviews

Provencal | SOMA
119 reviews

Top of the Market - San Mateo
Seafood | San Mateo
61 reviews

This intimate restaurant overlooking a quiet lagoon evokes the sophisticated charm of the classic, timeless bay area fish house. Our seasonal American menu featuring the finest seafood, meats and local produce is complemented by an exceptional wine list.

Le Papillon
French | San Jose
96 reviews

Contemporary French Cuisine with California inspired ingredients, best describes Le Papillon Restaurant. From its inception in 1977 till today with recent remodel and innovative cuisine using local sustainable ingredients puts Le Papillon Restaurant among one of the top restaurants in northern California. The seasonal menu along with ever changing tasting menu, offers great selection to be enjoyed in an elegant setting. The extensive wine list offers variety as well as quality. The service staff along with the Maître d" and Sommelier provide an experience to remember.

Marche aux Fleurs
Contemporary French | Ross
75 reviews

Mediterranean | Half Moon Bay
50 reviews

2011 MICHELIN GUIDE RECOMMENDED "If not for the striped banquettes and contemporary accents, Cetrella could be of another place and time--encapsulated in a gold-flecked Mediterranean villa with exposed beams peering down on private dining rooms, a glass-encased cheese pantry, wood-burning fireplace, and wine cellar with more than 400 international vintages. Possibly the most stylist restaurant in Half Moon Bay, Cetrella serves some of the town's most sophisticated fare. OPENTABLE 2010 DINERS' CHOICE AWARD WINE SPECTATOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2004-10 MICHAEL BAUER, SF CHRONICLE “Cetrella continues to be the place to go near the San Mateo County coast." GOURMET MAGAZINE Just south of San Francisco, the cozy glow and earthy Mediterranean food of Cetrella is a beacon in the cool, misty night. ZAGAT Why "rush back" to San Francisco when you can get "city sophistication by the coast" at this Half Moon Bay venue. M'hamed Bahet General Manager CETRELLA

Chez Papa Bistrot
French | Potrero Hill
120 reviews

Chou Chou Bistro
Contemporary French | Forest Hill
159 reviews

French | Financial District
119 reviews

Contemporary French | Marina
188 reviews

Cafe de la Presse
French | Union Square (San Francisco)
152 reviews

Le Zinc
French | Noe Valley
62 reviews

Madrona Manor
Contemporary American | Healdsburg
50 reviews

Le Colonial
Vietnamese | Union Square (San Francisco)
224 reviews

French | Union Square (San Francisco)
120 reviews

Chalet Basque
Basque | San Rafael
65 reviews

La Mere Michelle
French | Saratoga
27 reviews

Since 1972, this charming upscale French restaurant has an atmosphere of a private home throughout. Located in the heart of fashionable Saratoga, it has been owned and operated by the Masek family almost four decades! Renowned for its attention to service and excellent cuisine, la Mère Michelle is a superb combination of traditional ambiance with every modern amenity. Each dining area is decorated in a different style to give an overall impression of comfort and refinement.

Iron Gate
French | Belmont
155 reviews

Iron Gate offers excellent Continental cuisine in an elegant environment. The only restaurant with table site & flambe service in the bay area. Live music every weekend 9:00pm - 12:00 am. See calender on our web-site or on Face Book.

French Garden
French | Sebastopol
57 reviews

French | Pacific Heights
90 reviews

French | Financial District
51 reviews

Grand Cafe
French | Union Square (San Francisco)
196 reviews

French | Russian Hill
115 reviews

Sent Sovi
Californian | Saratoga
40 reviews

Josiah and Khin Khin Slone create a warm, friendly, and comfortable food-focused environment at Sent Sovi – at once a destination for diners from the entire Bay Area and members of the local community. Chef Josiah works closely with local farmers, purveyors, and small local wineries to bring a Californian influence to French cuisine in preparing seasonal and stylish wine friendly food. More than 20 wine selections are offered by the glass from their state of the art dispensing system. Guests can choose to pair them with a three or four course prix fixe menu, or six course Chef's or Vegetarian tasting menu. Copper wainscoting, hardwood floors, and a flower strewn outdoor patio, help create an intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy the experience.

Montclair Bistro
Contemporary French / American | Oakland
87 reviews

La Gare
French | Santa Rosa
99 reviews

La Fable
French | Berkeley
32 reviews

La Fontaine Restaurant
Italian | Mountain View
40 reviews

Spiced with the flavors of Italy and France, La Fontaine serves an array of pasta dishes, entrees (with chicken, veal or lamb) and seafood specialties. Whether you're craving something creamy, spicy or succulent, there's a dish for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check out our full bar, happy hour specials (M-F from 5-7pm) and live music (Fri/Sat nights).

Wine Bar | Russian Hill
26 reviews

Restaurant Ducroix
French | Financial District
50 reviews

Mateo's Cocina Latina
Latin / Spanish | Healdsburg
41 reviews

Bistro 29
French | Santa Rosa
132 reviews

Curbside Cafe
French | Pacific Heights
48 reviews

L'Appart Resto
French | San Anselmo
90 reviews

Bon Vivant - Palo Alto
French | Palo Alto
39 reviews

Bon Vivant recalls the charm and pleasure of Parisian brasserie, located in the heart of Downtown in Palo Alto. Bon Vivant food is inspired by bistro classics which showcase French tradition and technique. We composed a menu that celebrates traditional French cuisine alongside seasonal ingredients. The wine list has a great selection of French and Californian wines by the glass, as well as assortment of cocktails and mixed drinks.

Bon Vivant is about great food, interesting people, music and art. Enjoy and thank you for dining with us at Bon Vivant!

Bistro Vida
French | Menlo Park
110 reviews

Bistro Vida, in downtown Menlo Park, offers traditional meals in a warm and inviting bistro setting. The restaurateur's passion for obtaining quality ingredients allows Bistro Vida to put forth savory and sweet French inspired dishes before its dining guests.

MacCallum House
Californian | Mendocino
14 reviews

Everything about the MacCallum House Restaurant and Grey Whale Bar & Café is warm and inviting, from the sunny wrap-around porch to the convivial bar and romantic fire lit dining rooms. Combining the town's charm, history, local life and flavors into one tasty package, the "Mac" is a great starting point for getting to know Mendocino. An exceptional staff makes you feel as if you've been invited over to dinner by friends. In the restaurant dinners are served in the former library, graced by two river-stone fireplaces, candles and garden flowers on the tables or, informally, in the sunporch café. All food is prepared to order with an emphasis on the use of sustainable meats and seafood along with organic produce to create delicious fresh cuisine. The food is complimented by an extensive wine list featuring local and regional bottles at reasonable prices. There is a full bar and innovative cocktail list with seasonal cocktails and creative concoctions.

Italian | Concord
45 reviews

White Shallot
French | San Jose
48 reviews

White Shallot offers the best in traditional French and Vietnamese cuisine, created by Chef Lan Le with a true passion for producing extraordinary dishes. Our menu selections are lovingly prepared from the highest quality produce and ingredients, rendering dishes with superb freshness and taste that pair wonderfully with our selection of French and California wines. The handmade desserts are truly marvelous, culminating your experience with a delicious sweetness. We look forward to serving you.

French | Pacific Heights
79 reviews

Taste Restaurant Nightclub
Fusion / Eclectic | Santa Clara
2 reviews

A restaurant nightclub in Santa Clara.

Fairmont San Jose Dining
Contemporary French / American | San Jose
13 reviews

02/28: Jospeh Phelps (Napa); 03/28: Penfold's (Australia); 04/25: Deerfield Ranch (Sonoma); 05/16: Caymus (Napa)

Easter Fairmont Brunch - Sunday April 20th

Mother's day Sparkling Brunch - Sunday May 11th

Centre Du Vin
French American | Sonoma
21 reviews

Bui Bistro
Vietnamese | Napa
3 reviews

French | Castro
149 reviews

Gaspar Brasserie
French | Financial District
Reviews coming soon

Cafe Jolie
French American | Alameda
1 review

Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot
Contemporary French | Aptos
59 reviews

For Muriel, cooking is more than a career; it is an ever-growing passion. Starting with a deep appreciation for the raw product and with unflinching attention to every detail, everything is done to create and present deceptively simple dishes. Open to every flavor, curious about new ideas, Muriel is constantly trying to refine her art. It is done with passion, deep knowledge and a humble attitude. Of course the flavors of Provence are often present in the dishes she prepares, but it is no surprise that many of these are also found in our area. Olive oil, garlic and artichoke, plus much of the produce are grown on this lovely Central coast. Muriel"s other tempting culinary creations are simply the result of her affinity for good food, no matter whence comes! With the husband greeting the customers and the wife feeding them, "Au Midi" is definitely a family restaurant. It is also a cosmopolitan place with a warm ambiance and a sunny soul!

Food Inc. Trattoria & Wine Bar
Global, International | Pacific Heights
7 reviews

Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar
Italian | Palo Alto
55 reviews

Boutique Wine • Hand Crafted Beer • Bistro Food • Late Night Dining
Gravity is wine and much more. It starts with the grape and continues with the crush and flows to the cellar where the wine rests until it arrives in its entire splendor on your palate.
Gravity Bistro & Wine Bar is the newest addition to the "Restaurants From Scratch" group offering an extensive international beer and wine list with great food to complement your memorable experience. Chef Brandon Stroud capitalizes on French and Italian influences with a wine country touch of simplicity to create fresh classic fare. Our staff is eager to share their knowledge and passion to assist you with your selections and questions.
Whether an impromptu light bite and beverage in our wine bar downstairs, a group of friends at one of our community tables, or a cozy table upstairs, let Gravity take you away to the wine and beer regions of the world.
We look forward to you joining us any evening.