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Le P'tit Laurent

4.5
1060 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
Le P'tit Laurent is owned by Laurent Legendre, whose passion for great food and wine has resulted in a fine reputation in his adopted San Francisco. Born and raised in Paris, Laurent studied at the internationally acclaimed Ecole Hoteliere and worked at top Parisian restaurants Tour d'argent. Elysee Le Notre, Arpege and Amphycles.
While on vacation in the United tates in 1996, he fell in love with San Francisco and decided to make it his home. Since then he opened Clementine Restaurant in 1998, Bistro Clement in 2001 and his most recent success Le P'tit Laurent open in July 2007.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

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Phone number
(415) 334-3235
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Diamond
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Public transit
One block from bart
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Entertainment
Sunday through Thursday,
three courses dinner menu changes weekly
S27.00
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1060 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Still charming after all these years. A mainstay of the neighborhood. Good french food and a very reasonable neighborhood menu during the week. Great cocktails.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Staff are great, food very good. The staff here on this Saturday night were totally in sync. True term work in action. An enjoyable French bistro experience.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Went on a night when they have their special 2-item $20.18 menu. The fish was fine, but the pork was overdone and chewy, and the calamari salad very bland, not what I've experienced before. I would still recommend dining here, but ordering off the regular menu, which has been excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We were excited to go back to Le P'tit Laurent after a great first meal a couple months prior. It was just as delicious and cozy as we remembered! We had to wait a bit despite our reservation because they were packed, but we didn't mind a bit because they were so nice about it. They even offered us champagne while we waited! We love this place :)

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I love their escargot with garlic and pesto sauce. Got the best baguette to sop up all that sauce. The chocolate fondant and coconut sorbet was wonderful. Very chocolatey flavor. A big yum. Service was wonderful, and attentive and personable. Such a neighborhood place. Entree was the beef short rib. Two pieces, on was chewy and the other was tender. Very enjoyable dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Laurent is amazing and his crew are professional and create just the right balance of service and relaxing environment. It is our neighborhood go to place to give us a treat!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Favorite restaurant in the city, the food is soooo good and the staff is very nice !

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a lovely time and the staff made us feel extra special as we dined there for our wedding anniversary.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It’s always delicious and a delightful experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Magnifique!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This is my 6th or so time eating here. I live in Philadelphia, but when I need a good place to eat when in San Francisco, I head for Le P'tit. Reasonably priced, excellent food. Very good cocktails and an excellent wine list.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Usually we like the food here and it is usually of good value. The wine list is good and not too expensive. They havea good selection of demi bouteille. The french onion soup was good as well as the mussels. However the rack of lamb was over cooked. The pain perdu is always good for dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Loved this little hidden gem in Glen Park! Food was great and authentic, decor is charming and the service is great (I wouldn't call the service authentic French!). I will definitely be back when I get nostalgic for Parisian restaurants.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

A neighborhood favorite. Not as good as in the past. They did not get order correct so we returned meal and started over. Salmon not done enough, but did not want to send back second time. Sat next to family with sniffling coughing kid. We will let this visit go and return, perhaps at later time when kids are in bed.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Beautiful menu, outstanding service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Such a nice evening at this neighborhood gem. I went with two girlfriends and we had such a wonderful time. The owner was beyond gracious sending us out champagne after we were all done with our meal so we could continue our evening chatting away. Food and service was top notch. Cute place with good vibes and fun decor.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We are never disappointed by the food or service at this neighborhood gem!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We have not been to the restaurant in years. Overall, the food was ok to not great. The cassoulet (sp?) was sub-par . . .The supposed duck confit in the dish was not confit and could hardly be cut. The sausage did not have much taste, dish was too soupy and not thick/creamy and tasted as if assembled on the spot vs. cooking for hours.

The salads were over-dressed as well.

The value and prices were out of sync as well. We love French classic food but we will not be back to this place. Sad to say given it is on our side of town.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was a mediocre approximation of French bistro food. Also pricey.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The atmosphere of this restaurant is great! You feel like your are in France. However, the food is mediocre. There are other French restaurants in SF that are much better. Will not go again.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The customer service was exceptional, but unfortunately the rack of lamb and special garlic shrimp dish was overly salty. Additionally, the seared Foie Gras was not cooked completley through, so it was a bit slimy. I have Foie Gras any time I can, so I am familiar with the consistency it should be. I think by reducing the amount of salt in some of the main entree dishes, will greatly improve the overall flavor. And this is coming from someone who loves to cook and loves salt! I should of said something to the server, but it was a festive occasion and husband and I didn't want to upset the guest of honor. We hope that you will take this constructive criticism in improving the flavor. Thank you again for the wonderful service.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

There was a new dish on the Prix fixe menu rotation----Prawns in butter, garlic sauce.
Nice to be offered something new and different and this one was definitely a keeper.

Very friendly waiter who remembered us from a previous visit. Made us feel very welcome.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food excellent but the way we treated on our 29th wedding anniversary was way above what we expected. Totally an awesome experience!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great food, amazing value. The French Onion Soup is the best!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Le P'tit Laurent never disappoints. Such authentic French ambiance, in a comfortable, unpretentious manner! Food and service excellent, as always.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The servers are incredibly personable

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had a lovely meal and the staff was very attentive. We shared mussels with french fries- delicious, coq au vin-perfect comfort food. Classic french onion soup and the soup of the day cream of spinach were both great. The butter lettuce salad with walnuts and blue cheese was fresh and delicate. For dessert- profiteroles...it doesn't get much better. The wine list complements the menu and the after dinner Muscat was so yummy.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Le P’tit Laurent offers standard French brasserie fare. While the food was not objectionable in any way, it lacked subtlety and distinction. I have experienced far better in other brasseries, both within and outside of France.

On the evening I dined there, I chose the three course prix fixe, with a chicken dish as the main course. The chicken was bland, lacking both salt and spices and I ended up leaving some behind on my plate, which is rare for me.

The service was polite and nothing more. Pricing, especially for the prix fixe, is very reasonable for San Francisco dining.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. Not easy to find good French food. The escargot could have been better. Maybe they are out of season.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

First time we visited the restaurant after moving to the area. We were really impressed with the ambience, friendly service and food. Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Bass wrapped around spinach with a white sauce was delicious - steak aux frites very ho-hum. Tarte aux poires w/ice cream and caramel drizzle was outstanding....tres authentic.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Wonderful experience. Good food, good service and great ambiance.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant. The staff makes you feel welcomed.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Love this place! Like being in France !!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Le P'tit Laurent exceeded our expectations. We'd read about it in the Chronicle, and have been searching out good, authentic French food ever since our first visit to France. This was, without exception, the BEST, most authentic French cuisine we've found outside of France!

Le Cassoulet toulousain Maison, with Duck confit, pork and toulouse sausage, was as hearty and flavorful as it was abundant. A wonderful dish! Likewise, the Moules Marinieres with fries, was wonderfully flavorful and delicious. The Escargots de Bourgogne were good, though the snails were on the smallish side, and the dish was overwhelmed by the pesto sauce in which the snails are prepared. Not sure we'd repeat those. The french wines by-the-glass were dearly-priced but delicious in all respects, and perfect compliments to the meal. The meals were so abundant we'd no room left to sample their desserts! A mistake we won't repeat on our next visit.

The service was impeccable. Attentive and alert to our needs, yet we felt neither rushed, nor ignored. The ambiance of the restaurant was lovely and homey. It felt very reminiscent of the better brasseries we've so enjoyed in , and outside of, Paris. We cannot recommend Le P'tit Laurent highly enough! We look forward to our next visit there.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Terrific as always from long time customer
But I do not like being forced to fill up this page by open table

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Usually an excellent restaurant, but the night we went, the waiter was a bit off. He never asked my husband if he wanted more coffee, and he cut off the special description in mid-sentence, went to the kitchen and never came back to finish. He did take our order, eventually. This is not the normal EXCELLENT expectation I have of this restaurant. The food is delightful.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Delicious meal and great service! Very accommodating with no-grains, no-sugar diet.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Crab salad was amazing! Filet Mignon tasted too much like tereaki sauce. French Toast desert is simple the best!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A wonderful Valentines/ Birthday dinner. Food that brings back fond memories of French Bistros.

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