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Zazie
Zazie

Zazie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zaziesf.com
  • Phone: (415) 564-5332
  • Hours of Operation: Weekday Breakfast & Lunch:
    Monday to Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm

    Weekends/ Holiday Brunch:
    Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

    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 (415) 564-5332
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our meal was well executed! We particularly liked the beet arugula salad, chicken liver brandy pate, fettuccini portabella mushroom dishes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great for good food, cozy ambiance, great service. Quiet enough to hold a conversation but bustling and fun."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "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!)."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    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!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "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."
    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 !"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Great French Bistro with delicious food and wonderful service!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Zazie is a popular neighborhood dining spot. The brunch food is delicious, fresh, and varied. My favorite dining experience here is eating at night on the patio. It's not as noisy as the main dining room. The heaters keep you warm and the food and the good service keep you coming back. I like one glass of wine with my dinner and although it's not an extensive list, I'm always able to find one that I enjoy. The wait staff makes good recommendations. Even dessert is good here. They have small portions so you don't feel like you're overindulging, but like you're ending the meal with a small sweet taste."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We have been here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and we have never been disappointed. The service is great and friendly. We especially enjoy eating in the garden. There are many more dishes that we need to tried. I have had the same dish yet."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had the "prix fixe" meal , including a very good$5 glass of Bordeaux, on the outdoor patio in December; like a French bistro but friendlier and less expensive. The 3 course meal for $27 was excellent with generous portions. We got there earlier because we were in the neighborhood. It filled up quickly with locals, couples,families and singles who know a good thing when they see it!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "The protected outside deck with heating along with simple but elegant food makes this place special. I return over and over again."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Very charming, dog-friendly restaurant with a solid front of house staff; although our waitress was very slow. The food is good but not consistent - pork chop was very good while the pasta a la courge was bland. Le Deux Crème (dessert with one petit pot de crème and one petit crème brulee) is very good as well - flavorful but not over-bearingly sweet."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "First time back for dinner in several years, now that we live in Berkeley. Everything about this place has remained special, and to top it off the prices remain reasonable as well!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "An overall nice and exiting dinner night. Service is amazing they take care of you since the get go. The food is very good and we had a great experience!!!!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I love the intimacy of Zazie. The food is delicious and the service is exceptional. The duck was cooked to perfection, which is not so easy to do. The menu is varied, reasonably priced and inline with the portions. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Not to be vague, but I don't think I've ever eaten anything at Zazie's that wasn't wonderful. It's has a charming ambience, super friendly wait staff, great service and excellent food. Do not miss the Petit pot du creme au chocolate."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "A great meal at Zazie! We started with a Salade Louis Malle, a delicious mixture of spinach, nuts, cheese, This time I had the trout, which was firm yet moist, and quite tasty although with trout's delicacy. The trout was well matched with almond bits and squash. My date had salmon, and liked it as well, noting it was delicious with the leeks and potatoes and a subtle cream sauce."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Have been twice in the last month. Every part Of our experience was memorable! Outstanding French without being too rich. Great service, like We were regulars. Will go back again soon."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I'd already known Zazie as a lovely neighborhood spot for lunch, with a French bistro menu better than it had any reason to be. But then we stumbled on their new feature: Monday nights are dog-friendly (on their gas-heated back porch; city health laws still frown on dogs inside eating establishments) with the added incentive of $10 off a bottle of wine. We made our way to the back yard and were greeted by a half dozen or so tables at nearly each of which was a delighted dog, along with their equally cheery human families. (About midway through our meal a couple sat at the table next to us, and we watched with amusement as the dog situation gradually dawned on them. Fortunately, it didn't bother them in the least.)"
    Dined on 12/16/2013