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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for a Date (27)
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Cozy (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Romantic (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Casual (15)
Fun (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love le p'tit!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

From the bread to the dessert everything was wonderful. Service was excellent, food delicious, ambience great. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Quaint small restaurant with good food and good service. Authentic French cuisine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Dining at Le P'Tit is the closest thing to being in Paris, without actually being there. The food, ambiance, service all add up to a unique dining experience!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Sorry you guys but quality is slipping - don't know what it is but I have been going here for years and this most recent experience was disappointing. The family atmosphere and attention to detail have decreased - our server was not on par with those you've had in the past, and the food was a cut below the quality I've come to expect. What gives? Hard times or financial troubles? New head chef? New management? Please get it together or you will become a has-been as opposed to the neighborhood-gem you once were. Please fix this.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. It was fine for a neighbor spot, but nothing special. My main complaint is it is expensive for the spot. $165 for 2 seems expensive. We shared an appetizer, 2 entrees, and shared a dessert with 3 drinks. Lamb chops & profiteroles were good. The fois gras was just OK.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2017

One of the best French restaurants I've ever dined at. Superb!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Cozy, romantic ambience, phenomenal food, good service!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This is a neighborhood restaurant that I'm happy to be able to walk to. It's small with an intimate and authentic French feel. The $29 neighborhood menu that changes weekly is worth it. I ordered the beef and mashed potatoes and wasn't overjoyed with the beef. It wasn't tender so a bit disappointing but the salad was delicious and the dessert (french toast with ice cream) was perfect. I wish I got the bouillabaisse and will next time.
It's very loud but speaks well for a Monday night!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

This is a very popular spot and is always crowded. We went on a Sunday evening and the restaurant filled up quickly. There were only two wait staff and one also acted as the host, so it took a little while before our order was taken. When our entrees arrived, the food was room temperature. The restaurant definitely needed another server.

It's been several years since we last ate there. The food in general was fine, but is definitely not as good as before. The gravy on my meat was very thick and it looked like the food was plopped on several ofthe plates. For what the restaurant charges, presentation of the food and service should be better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We always enjoy our dinners at L'Petit Laurent! The owner is present and very friendly, the staff is always nice and knowledgeable and the food is delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The experience was great and I was happy to check out the restaurant since I am new to the neighborhood. The food was good but not the best french food I've ever had. Glad I tried it!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Making reservations through Open Table was easy. The restaurant accommodated our request for a table for 4 in a quiet part of the restaurant so that our friends and my wife and I could converse. We were seated promptly and service was immediate even though our friends hadn't arrived yet. The fresh crab & avocado salad/appetizer was a good start, although for my taste a little less dressing in the crab (less mayonnaise) would have been preferred. My bass was very good--although perhaps a bit too cooked for my tastes. My wife had the boeuf bourguignon, which she said was excellent. Our friends shared the crab & avocado salad and vegetarian plate with glasses of bordeaux and were very pleased. The side order of veggies were terrific and the desserts we shared--the chocolate with coconut sorbet and the three cream puff thingies (I can't remember exactly what they were called) were outstanding. This is a special restaurant nestled in an eclectic part of San Francisco--and just a block from the Glen Park BART station. Our friends, who lived in Paris for 10 months said that the restaurant is very authentic--one which could be found on the Left Bank. A special place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Hands down my favorite neighborhood gem. The fois gras is fantastic and the beef bourguignon is almost as good as my mother's. Its hard trying new spots when this is down the street!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

When you've had enough of downtown places, Le P'tit Laurent is a good choice. Attractive and cozy, with cordial owner. Scallops were excellent. Cream of cucumber soup tasted more of the former than the latter. Waiter had some attitude (and wasn't French BTW). They need to recast their desserts---boring and nothing you can't get elsewhere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I would have rated the food higher however our oysters were not very fresh and I had to send 3 of the 1/2 dozen back. Kumomoto. Otherwise LPL is typically very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Always an amazing experience. Never once have I tried anything that I haven't liked. The service, the ambiance, and of course the food make this a place to come back to

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Food and ambiance was great, but the service was disappointing. Our waitress was sullen, to say the least!

Tags: Romantic
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