Zazie
Zazie

Zazie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zaziesf.com/
  • Phone: 4155645332x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch Daily (7 days/ week):
    8:00am - 2:00pm

    Nightly Dinner:
    Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Friday/Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Piallat
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our heated garden patio is a lovely setting for rehearsal dinners, baby showers, birthdays, and anniversaries. We can seat up to 37 people on the patio.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Piallat 4155645332x
  • Special Events: Zazie is an excellent place for rehearsal dinners, graduations, birthdays, and baby showers! Please see our website for details on hosting a special event at Zazie.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Carl and Parnassus
  • Public Transit: The MUNI N-Judah train stops on Cole Street half a block from Zazie
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Zazie
Zazie is a neighborhood French bistro in Cole Valley specializing in the country cooking of Southern France. The well heated garden patio is a delightful place to enjoy a casual, relaxed meal with friends and family. Our menu is seasonal, featuring slow braised rabbit, cassoulet, grilled fresh fish, and a variety of vegetarian options. Zazie invites dog lovers to bring their pup to dinner on the patio on Monday nights (weather permitting) and take $10 off any bottle of wine on our list. Tuesday nights are no corkage nights; bring as many bottles as you can gracefully handle! We are famous for our American style brunch seven days/ week as well, although reservations are not accepted for brunch.
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Zazie reviews from OpenTable diners
1 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating5
  • Food5
    Service5
  • Ambiance5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
fit for foodies (1)good for groups (1)special occasion (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Dogs welcome
    harpersdad
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    A great spot on Monday nights when dogs are welcome for friendly patio dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chefbunny98
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Very impressed with the food here Very friendly upon arrival and even though we were early we did not have to wait for a table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    Diner22
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Waiter was wonderful....helpful, didn't rush us, professional. Food was amazing as always. Excellent value as well. This is one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite go to spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I love this restaurant and I always come back because it's so close to me. The food is fantastic, and the ambiance is simply wonderful. This is my favorite place to take my out of town visitors.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for an early dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my mom there for mother's day. Decided that brunch would be too much of a circus, so we settled on an early dinner instead. We got the window booth by the front door, which can be crazy if the place is crowded (people waiting for tables), but was great at 5:00pm. Shared a bottle of wine...I had the hanger steak, and my parents had the duck (dad) and lamb tagine (mom). We also split a side of mac & cheese. I tried each dish and I'll probably get the duck when I go back again. We skipped dessert and I took them to The Ice Cream Bar down the street.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    GWIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We arrived 30 min early for our reservation at 7. Were greeted promptly at the door and were seated right away. We enjoyed our dinner and our server was attentive. When we left there were several people waiting outside for a table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood restaurant!
    kacox
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We had outstanding service and delicious meals. This is our favorite place in SF.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food
    Lovefood
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We always come here for special occasions as the food is always delicious. Service can be hit or miss, but wouldn't really stop me going to a restaurant if the possible is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best patio dining!
    Buffasiann
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    On a warm SF night, nothing beats the charming patio space for a great meal with friends. And, it's also my go-to for a first date...you will impress.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I adore Zazie - you can never go wrong here. It can be crowded, we like to go at off times for a leisurely meal
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food, Service, and Ambiance
    coreyannder
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I went to Zazie's for brunch on a Sunday (Easter) as well as for dinner on a Saturday night. On Easter I did not have reservations. My party of three got there around 9:15 and we were seated around 10:30. The tables outside the front of the restaurant are first come, first serve, however, so if you want to hover then you might get a table sooner! We were seated in the adorable backyard (away from the wind, with umbrellas to block the sun). The food was amazing- I had the Greek egg scramble which had the freshest feta cheese. I also shared french toast (best I've ever had!) and we partook in the mimosas (you can choose your juice and we chose grapefruit- would not choose again because after food it was very bitter). Overall, it was amazing!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zazie's hamburgers
    Diner22
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I have been to this wonderful restaurant several times and love the food but never ordered a hamburger before. I had one of the best hamburgers I have ever had in my lifetime! The meat was top quality and flavorful, the bun a delicious french roll. Served with a plentiful and delicious green salad with perfect dressing. Loved it and can't wait to go back for a repeat.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Shrilurk
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our meal was well executed! We particularly liked the beet arugula salad, chicken liver brandy pate, fettuccini portabella mushroom dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zazie is a gem
    KatieN
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Great for good food, cozy ambiance, great service. Quiet enough to hold a conversation but bustling and fun.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Mussels and Salmon
    dotes
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We split the amazing mussels. Great sauce to dip your bread in afterwords. I had the Pork Chop with Pears. Very good, Very sweet. My date had some amazing salmon. Very good value. Could pay way more for this meal. Fantastic meal overall. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic meal at Zazie!
    HappyEater
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Honestly the best overall meal I've had since moving to the bay area a year ago. Especially the staff, who exude the perfect mix of friendly, knowledgeable and honest. Nothing stuffy about this place, just fantastic food in an intimate, friendly atmosphere. I had the duck, my date had the polenta, and we started with the cheese plate. All very great--AND very filling with good size portions, which can be rare at French places. And Tuesday is BYO with no corking fee, which means that the actual meal was an exceptionally reasonable $60ish dollars for the two of us. As a guy who spent 8 years in Philly, a city where established neighborhood spots are the norm, this place was a throwback in all the right ways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Quite Fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were a group of three who hadn't been to Zazie's in quite some time. We were pleased with our return. A very nice menu and a good fixed price menu available all evening. We started with a salad, onion soup and the chicken liver pate; only the salad was a bit of a disappointment. Trout, hamburger and the fish soup were our mains; we were happy. There is a good selection of desserts and good coffee. The wine list is ample and well priced. We went in at 5:30 p.m. and noticed that virtually every table was reserved. It can get noisy but our little table for three seemed out of the din. The price was modest especially given the value. Parking is a challenge and Muni riders close to the "N" Metro line can find that a better choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zazie..loved it!
    Filomena
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Have heard about Zazie for ages and never quite believed all the hype until I went there for dinner with a few friends. It was fabulous. We sat outside in the beautiful garden and enjoyed a lovely dinner. I had the polenta cakes, which were perfect. The service is excellent. My party arrived a bit late and they did not make me wait. They seated me right away in the beautiful garden and brought me a glass of wine as I waited for friends to park and rush over. So dignified and kind. The price-fixe is a great deal. Can't wait to return. Strongly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighbor Gem Worth a Visit
    Spoonsf
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Dining at Zazie feels like dining in a bsitro in Paris. It has a cozy inviting feel to it. The food is excellent. Our starters of onion soup and beet salad were wonderful. The entrees- pork chop, mushroom ravioli with truffles, and the rabbit were all excellent. Both the chop and the rabbit were very moist and flavorful. For dessert we shared the bread pudding which was also excellent. The service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely go back for dinner. One side note my previous visit to Zazie for Sunday brunch was the complete opposite experience. The menu descriptions were much better than the actual food. Not worth the hour or more wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our neighborhood favorite
    BillOVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    When someone is visiting us, Zazie is our default choice. Great service, good food and friendly ambiance. We know the wait staff by heart and Monday dog night is a regular for us. You can't go wrong with Zazie and their prices won't break your budget.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Zazie!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The experience of Zazie is one of a neighborhood gem, with great food- rustic French, simple yet delicious, delightful service, and friendly ambiance. It is a bistro cafe, where it can be casual or a bit dressed up. I felt very welcomed, and enjoyed it very much. I have been there for brunch and dinner, and both are lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treasure!
    TerriVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Visited her as we saw this restaurant featured on check please Bay Area. Everything was great! We were a table of 6 so we tried many things on the menu. If we had to rank the dishes we would choose the pork chop with red cabbage and poached pear. Amazing! This followed by the mushroom truffle ravioli. There wasn't one fish that we wouldn't order again...even the hamburger was a winner! Service was exceptional! Only thing that was a downer is the parking in the area. Give yourself time to find a place. ChArming place. We will go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Miss It!
    Ginny
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My husband and I are foodies and ate our way through San Francisco, with the help of prior experience, yelp, friends and a sales associate at the Union Square shave shop. We ran into a friend after 30 years and although our reservation on a Saturday was for 2, I explained and they immediately found us a perfect spot outside (which we preferred anyway). They allowed us to linger and enjoy apertifs and appetizer (cheese plate - delightful), wine, entrees and dessert. The chocolate dessert topped with roasted marshmallows was chocolate heaven - and perfect for 3-4 people at least. I had the salmon and the combo of flavors and textures made my mouth sing. All in all, I would return in a heartbeat (even having to fly there from OKC!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • absolute gem
    verne
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food and service at this boutique french restaurant in the charming Cole Valley neighborhood. Convenient to the N train and bus routes; the food was excellent, the preperation and presentation superb and the service without par. We were there for our anniversary on an extremely busy holiday yet the owner and wait-staff were quick, courteous and caring. Huge thumbs up!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    yellowmam
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here for Valentine's Day dinner. Food was amazing and the staff was extremely attractive. Really enjoyed the night. Outdoor patio is indeed well heated.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I am fortunate to live around the corner from Zazie's so I take friends who are in town or even those who live here. I often go for lunch although it is very crowded. Everyone I take is impressed with both food and ambiance. I wish there were more restaurants like Zazie's in the city… The young yuppies can be a bit much with their "entitled" attitudes but unfortunately that is becoming prevalent in the city now.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT!
    Hermans
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    We held a family reunion there last night and were so impressed with every aspect of Zazie. The menu was so diverse and interesting that it took us all forever just to decide what to have! All 8 of us agreed that the food was excellent ~ we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had the prix fixe which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I had the prix fixe which was good for $27. The lentil soup was a bit peppery. The fish was good, but the portion was small. The creme brulee was just ok.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    MooseVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The service is warm and welcoming. Not a 'Foodie' so I couldn't comment on 'Fit for Foodies'. We've loved the food at Zazie each time and have brought friends their for a nice evening out. Great staff and didn't feel rushed, very relaxing. We had a charming waitress who chatted with us a little but didn't intrude. Not a large wine selection but we find something we like each time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    The food was awesome and the service even better. I went there hungry and left stuffed and with a big smile. The staff was super friendly and were very helpful. I'm definitely going back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant did not have
    meme
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The restaurant did not have our Open Table reservation. They did not make us wait very long though. The rest of the experience after we got seated was very nice and we had a nice time. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful dinner!
    nobhilldiner
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    I've been to Zazie numerous times for brunch (awesome), but this was my first dinner experience. We celebrated a friend's special occasion with a small group (6) on the garden patio. The dinner was exceptional (my trout was prepared perfectly and the portion was more than generous). The service was phenomenal. When we told our server about the special occasion, he brought us out a champagne toast which was so lovely. The garden patio is beyond charming and it's heated, making for the perfect evening. Thank you SO much Zazie!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday Dinner
    Bryndle
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Our waiter was the best ever, efficient, cordial, alert, even remembered my birthday with a candle on the amazing Creme Brulee. Compliments to the chef as well. Very sophisticated and authentically French cuisine. We dined in the rear open air garden with candles and heat lamps. Parking can be tough but we went around 6 pm and found a meter spot. across the street.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dog night at Zazie
    JaneS
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Monday night on the patio - great lighting, lovely flowers, warm January evening, and a collection of cute and well behaved dogs. First course, dog treats. The waitstaff all seem to be dog lovers, and bringing a dog gets you $10 off a bottle of wine. Food was great. This is a wonderful little neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quaint French Bistro
    spreston
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    A great dining experience. The only disappointment was they were out of the French Onion soup which we had selected to try before we even arrived. Great to go on a Sunday evening as I think it was less crowded than normal. We have tried to go for Sunday brunch but the wait was over an hour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    santojulian
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Great food, great service, great ambiance, they are very nice even for a saturday, they are busy but they let you know you are welcome and they were taking care of clients waiting for a table. I like it and it's not my first time there !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM
    John
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was my first time there with friends from work and everything was GREAT! Our waitress was superb and French and very attentive to our group even though the Chef got burned in the kitchen that night and things slowed down for a bit. Everything we ordered was yummy.....just like Paris. You MUST go to this place and often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Birthday Dinner
    Kundancer
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I have been coming to Zazie for over a decade, for dinner, brunch, & lunch. You always deliver & I was impressed that they could accommodate my party of 8! Thanks for menu suggestions, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Michelle
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Great French Bistro with delicious food and wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French-inspired Simplicity
    TerboyVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We've been going to Zazie for years. Typically, it is far more crowded (as in a wait line) for breakfast, brunch, and sometimes lunch. But it is a terrific dinner spot for simple, tasty, well-prepared food. The menu could use a bit more variety (some of the old staples like Salad Bettarave have been around for a while), but the fundamentals are solid and reliable. My plate was a bit too piled with greens, but the trout was delicious. My friend had the truffle ravioli which was outstanding. And six of us shared a chocolate Pot de Creme for dessert that was to die for. Servers are always really nice here. Nice to get away from the trendier scenes and have a cozy dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate