Aquitaine

4.5
213 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Aquitaine has relocated to 216 Church Street at the corner of Church and Market. We moved from 175 Sutter last year. We cannot wait to see you in our new location!

Enjoy the wines and cuisine of southwest France in an exquisitely comfortable setting. A joint venture between Andrew Fidelman, Laurent Manrique and Chris Condy, this cozy restaurant/wine bar was inspired by the cuisine and wines of Gascony. Enjoy our favorite recipes from southwest France, bar bites before an evening out or our fabulous French fare for a hearty lunch or dinner. Michael Bauer of The San Francisco Chronicle says Aquitaine offers “The Best Mussels in the Bay Area” and calls it one of “Best Places to Dine”. Aquitaine also offers a large retail selection of wines at 30% off the list price that represent the grapes of southwest France & from countries like Argentina, Chile and the United States. Don’t forget to ask about “The Cave” – our private room available for your special events for up
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great ambience. It actually felt like I was in a bistro in France. The food was good quality, and the place was so welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was authentic French and the food was delicious! The wine even better. We even got served by the owner of the restaurant. Service was great and friendly staff :)

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vipMaryamM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was the second time we went to Aquitaine. Great food. Great service and nice wine list. Cozy place that decorated nicely. Andrew and Leo were very friendly. We will definitely go back. 😍

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AnthS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food! The place feels like an authentic bistro in the south of France,

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vipRayS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquitaine was a fantastic recommendation from Opentable. We were having drinks at a tiki bar around the corner and I looked on Opentable for recommendations and Acquitaine came up. Any place that has a Duck Confit Rueben on the menu is worth a try!

We got there around 8:30, and they had a table waiting, the decor is fun and the atmosphere casual. My wife and I found a bottle of wine to enjoy and the staff was very friendly; I did not ask but based on the conversation I believe we were talking to one of the owners.

We both ordered salads; the portions of which were nice and not huge. I can't rave enough about that Duck Confit Rueben. As it suggests: if you like a good pastrami Rueben and scratch made duck confit; you're going to love it. They also had a duck confit entree which my wife thought was one of the best she has had (even compared to some that we had in France two years ago). In discussion with staff we mentioned our trip was celebrating our anniversary and they brought out a creme brulee and a digestif of sorts for us to enjoy before we left.

All in all, I can't recommend enough if you're looking for great quality French cuisine in a casual, fun atmosphere. We will definitely come back when we make our way back through the Bay Area.

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Jerseygirl13
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service. Delicious salads followed by steak with fries. Delicious dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food, amazing wine

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vipMaamsay
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to see a more creative brunch menu to set a place apart. Fun European wine bar vibe with even more thoughtful brunch Mimosas - none of the overly juiced and pulpy drinks from other places. Service was leisurely, but friendly and attentive. Dish highlights- baked basque eggs with polenta were flavorful, the duck and waffles was a little pricey, but a delicious combo of flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a GEM! Andrew and his crew make delicious food, have an amazing wine selection and create a warm and welcoming experience every time! Great for dates or just getting together with good friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew and his team are completely amazing. The food is exquisite, and the wine pairings are to die for.

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vipZabaglione
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wild party scene with EXTREMELY LOUD music. NOT for dining! We left!!!! What happened to the nice place?!?!?!?!

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RominaB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I've made reservations at this place because I was looking for quite/romatic place. This is NOT the place. Keep looking... probably some days of the week might be quieter, but on a Friday night, this place is extremely noisy and crowded. Expensive and only a few dinner options.

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vipNEBrado
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent wine selection and classic French food. It is small so make a reservation.

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SusanW
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband and I stopped for lunch while delivering gifts to our favorite downtown salespeople. We shared a huge duck salad and a grilled duck sandwich. The attentive staff served us in a dining room reminiscent of an authentic bistro in Paris with bottles of wine on the shelf. Unfortunately, the restaurant will be closing in two weeks and relocating at Church and Market.

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vipSanFranFoodie
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquitiane is a an amazing experience: like we flew to France but no jet lag! The service is impeccable and the food so fun but let's do thumbs up to the French wines and Champagnes! Amazing Amazing

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vipTerryD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a charming gem and has the feel of your neighborhood restaurant with great food and service.

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vipbenhur
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Perfect for drinks, bites, or dinner. Service, as always, is excellent. Andrew and Leo are great!

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vipJenna
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Happy Hour options. Enjoyed the wine very much. Excellent service!

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JimH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Three of us dined here for lunch, and we specifically requested a quiet table. They put us right next to a table of probably 10 people celebrating a birthday, and they were very loud, to the point it interfered with our ability to hear each other. This is why I'm giving only two stars for ambience. The second problem was the food - one of us thought his dish was very good, mine was decent but nothing special, and the third person thought her lunch was actually bad. So they really need to step it up a notch in both the kitchen and the front of the house. I would not return here.

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vipElena
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place for a casual dinner. The food is very greasy though. Not anything sophisticated, just large size homemade dishes.

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johnno
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like this place. Come here every few weeks and it feels like home.

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vipKateC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was lovely and a fun group! The good was incredible, all the suggestions they made were perfect! I had just gotten back from France and this brought me back!

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vipsfgirl
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding even though the menu was a little off putting at first. The lunch choices were rather strange, with a heavy emphasis on duck in several dishes. Our waiter recommended the special of the day, grilled shrimp over mashed potatoes, which was amazing. Overall I really liked this cute little French spot but the menu needs some standard items and the wooden chairs were uncomfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is round the corner from my work, and I LOVE it. It’s chilled. The staff are friendly, as is the owner. They remember our favourite wine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant- just a bit noisy.

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Charlene
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Bonne ambiance et nourriture de qualité!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and knowledgeable service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at the restaurant with an old friend. Service was fantastic as was the food, will definitely come back!

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vipTerryD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent and all at great prices. A great place to actually have dinner conversations without shouting. The service was unhurried and the staff very warm and friendly. I can’t wait to go back and try more of their delicious food.

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ChristelA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in the city! Fantastically attentive staff, delicious food, and lovely ambiance.

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EileenA
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquitaine is a comfy, cozy retreat from the bustling downtown intersection of the Financial District and Union Square. Its arrival on the scene is enormously welcome and overdue. When you want a lunch out that is special but not brutally expensive, Aquitaine is a perfect pick. The menu is full of tasty and healthy choices. They are inventive without being overly complicated. Not at all trendy but the place is bursting with flair. The service is fantastic and personable. These guys love their wines and are happy to discuss them at length. GO. TO. AQUITAINE.

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SaraR
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And... I’m back in France 🇫🇷! Tres Bien! What a gem in every way. Small, adorable and the food... oooh la la!

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SFJonah
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters always know how to select the best wine to enhance our meal!

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vipMichael
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good place for a bite or a meal before a show or lecture!...service is always exceptional!...one waiter in particular always seems to go above and beyond!!

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TexanInCalifornia
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went with my SO for a dinner out and got the burrata salad and steak frites (split between the two of us). The service was excellent and the food was well-made. It’s a cute place which we’ll likely go to again.

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johnno
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for a quick bite. Check out their reuben.

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vipExpdiner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took 2 hours to get served after sitting down. Ridiculous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing secret lunch place. I am so excited to have found it!

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Andrew
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a hidden gem on the outside of One Montgomery Tower. Service is super personable and friendly. Food came out in quick order and tasted great. Prices were a lot more reasonable than I expected. Inside is a little crowded and can get pretty loud but it adds to the energy of the place. Came for lunch and would come back 👌👌

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Aquitaine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 658-7863.

Aquitaine is rated 4.5 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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