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About Le P'tit Laurent

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.

699 Chenery Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Diamond

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 334-3235

Website:
http://leptitlaurent.net/

Entertainment:
Sunday through Thursday,
three courses dinner menu changes weekly
S27.00

Public Transit:
One block from bart

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Le P'tit Laurent Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (34)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Cozy (26)
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Good for a Date (23)
Romantic (21)
Bar Seating (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Casual (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (8)
People Watching (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a pleasant experience although the food can be inconsistent. The butter leaf lettuce was tasteless. The onion soup , very good. Cassoulet is always a favorite. Service was excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

This is a wonderful, authentic, neighborhood French bistro. Nice bar. Great food! Love this place.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food is amazing and so is the service. Just a hidden gem and I would recommend it to anybody! Staff is really friendly and wonderful!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is a neighbor place that is so special for all of our family!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

As usual fantastic! My husband had the stuffed sea bass and I had the steam mussels! We split an order of foie gras! A wonderful meal in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Not to be missed truly. The entire experience is lovely.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was ok usually better - rabbit was a bit dry - lobster bisque a bit salty - I’ve been here many times and this was not the best - fir sure I’ll go back

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our Xmas Eve meal! I hadn’t realized it would be a prix fixe menu only that night but the selections were all excellent. We so love that this wonderful French bistro is in our neighborhood!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My husband celebrated his birthday! We treated so warmly! The food brought me back to France! It is a warm and cozy atmosphere with a dedicated and caring staff!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This restaurant was good, I would go back. Just note that it is really loud inside.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a great time. The food was delicious. The service was impeccable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We love this place; the food is always tasty and service warm and attentive.

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 (Glasgow)·Dined on December 18, 2017

No mussels or scallops available (730pm booking) which left not much of a choice. Pate arrived within 2 minutes of ordering which suggested it might have been pre-made. The steak in a red wine sauce was a struggle as the taste of salt was overpowering. The fries (or chips as we call them in Scotland) had a strong taste of the oil they were cooked in. Please also be aware that the prices that are displayed on "open table" are not the same as the prices contained within the restaurant menu which was more expensive. We've now lived in San Francisco since moving from the UK in February and have tried and enjoyed many restaurants but unfortunately not this one. We've also eaten in Paris on a few occasions and I wouldn't consider our meal to be authentic either.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

One of my favorites. The owner has a heart of gold and a menu that is equally golden.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great place before theater, next to Bart and no crazy holiday crowds like downtown. Did all appetizers, great value.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Friend visiting.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

All food excellent. All staff make you feel like family. Always leave this place feeling so much better than when I arrived.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great neighborhood spot. Food was delicious, service was ok. Great location.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

I’m so glad my friend recommended this place! The best French onion soup I’ve ever had, and the hanger steak was to die for. Thank again for a delicious meal!!!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This was a wonderful cozy little corner restaurant which made me feel like I was in Paris. The service and food was superb.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The vegetarian dish was not that interesting and the beans were under cooked. The sea bass was tasty but a very small portion - the mashed potatoes filled up most of the plate. The sauteed veggies were good but again, small portion. One carrot and one piece of squash...would it be too difficult to add one more of each to the dish? The creme brulee was good. The service was fine, but nothing special. Wouldn't go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Cozy restaurant that offers excellent French cuisine. The mussels were superb!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My family was there for Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately, I did not check beforehand about my garlic allergy as we had Thanksgiving dinner there 2 years ago. This time I was told that the entire Thanksgiving dinner had garlic in it and that everything on the regular menu included garlic. There was absolutely no effort to accommodate me. Hard to believe that a decent restaurant would not have a steak or piece of chicken available that had not been already marinated in garlic. We certainly could not leave, as this was Thanksgiving, so I ate a salad, so that my family could try to enjoy their meal. Unfortunately, both the salad and their dinner was mediocre.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

What a gem in our City! The event was Thanksgiving 2017 and we can’t imagine a better choice to have made. I had their version of the Thanksgiving meal and had plenty to bring home after filling myself. My partner had their to-die-for French onion soup and the bass and loved it all as I heard through various exclamations. We’ll be back many times for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A lovely little french restaurant located in the Glenn Park area of San Francisco. This was our third time there for their Thanksgiving Diner. I had the lamb chops with green beans. The sauce for the chops was outstandingly flavorful. My wife had the traditional turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, which she enjoyed. The two soups (French Onion & Butternut Squash) were excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Msucles were really fishy, barely edible. I did not finish them. The sauce on the hanger stake was really thick and sweet, it tasted more like a balsamic jam. The wait person did not make much attempt to make the occasion special even though she knew it was a birthday. Service was prompt. Cocktails and wine great as always.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I love their neighborhood menu. It just makes sense!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We frequent this restaurant quite a bit. It's always a wonderful experience .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were seated as soon as we arrived. Sever came over right away to greet us and take our beverage order. Very friendly server, and not overbearing. We were ready to order within about five minutes, and our server was there to take our order, right on cue. Food arrived much quicker than expected, which was fine. Everyone in our group of four commented that their food was delicious. I was the only one ordering traditional French fare; cassoulet. Excellent choice. Server also very helpful with wine selection. All in all, very positive experience. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for great food in a cozy and relaxing venue.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I like the cozy, down-to-earth ambience, yet with a definite European flair. The food is always well-prepared and well-seasoned. The service is personal, attentive, and friendly. It’s also affordably priced, especially the “neighborhood menu” offered weekday nights. For all these reasons, I keep returning to this delightful little restaurant, located just a block from the Glen Park BART station.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Just date night at a local quaint French restaurant. We don’t visit that often but we always have a good meal here.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This restaurant is great. It feels like being in a Paris bistro. Food, service, ambience is absolutely the best!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We were visiting SF from San Diego and staying in the Glen Park neighborhood, the owner of our Air BnB recommended we try this place out and we are SO happy we did! The restaurant was quaint and felt very much like we just stepped into a corner place in France. Everything was perfect, the atmosphere, the wine, and most of all the food! It was one of the best meals we have ever had! It may require another trip up soon just to go again. Our server Althea was awesome, she made great recommendations that were spot on. The caramelized French toast is a must. Thank you for a great dinner to end our trip!

Oh also since it’s a small place, reservations are a must and can be done easily!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The menu on the open table link does not compare with the actual menu. Prices are higher and not all items are available. The dessert I was looking forward to was unavailable and the server did not recognize it. I think it is a bit overpriced. The venue is small and tables are crowded.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fantastic, as always! Neighborhoorestaurant tred Menu can't be beat -- with that Je ne sais quoi..... And, caramelized figs in salad (from sister restaurant's tree) were really special!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and efficient non intrusive service. Reasonably priced.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great neighborhood French Restaurant. Reliably good food. Parking can be difficult (what else is new!).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

terrific place for very wonderful french food and great atmosphere. we went for neighborhood dinner menu and very enjoyable.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great French food! Very friendly and knowledgeable stuff - will be back with friends and family!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

A wonderful neighborhood French restaurant with authentic country French ambiance, delicious food and terrific service!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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