Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:30 pm
Sat, 4.00 pm–5:30 pm
Mon-saturday 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
What Insiders Are Saying
Plouf has great French food down an alley that's worth heading to FiDi for.
Wait staff was clearly uninterested in their job. Curt, non attentive. It was cold and the indoor heater did not work. Food was ok nothing special. Place is old and tired.
Enjoyed dinner at Plouf. We were early for our reservation and were seated right away. The ambiance of the outdoor seating is cozy and lively but quiet enough to talk. The food was delicious. I had the coconut lime mussels and my son had the steak and shrimp. The steak was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious. The owner waited on us and was polite but not intrusive.
I’ve been to Plouf many times over the years. Unfortunately, they are starting to nickel & dime for every item. Bread had been complimentary but is now $3 for a basket which consisted of a cut loaf of 5 pieces. This equates to 60 cents per slice. I asked for a second basket to enjoy to sauce from the mussels. The 2nd bread basket was larger in size (6 slices) & again for another $3.
I had made & confirmed a reservation back in March but to my surprise the restaurant decided to close on Sunday evenings. My out of town guests were looking forward to try the cuisine at Plouf. The only comment by the restaurant manager was that there was a glitch. This unfortunate event gave my guests & myself the opportunity to try the restaurant next door which was most enjoyable. Thank you Cafe Tiramisu!!
All in all pretty good. Wish steak had been cut when served bc it was a bit tough and knives not sharp. Had it been sliced thin, against grain, would have been better and easier.
Mussels and appetizers (crab cakes, truffle fries, deviled eggs) were really good - had the salmon, and it was okay.
For the serving size, over priced. Bread was extra and not a French baguette. Service was a tad slow in the beginning due to 2 big groups.I've had better for less.
Charming outdoor seating. Mussels were good, but pricy fix wasn’t a deal. Frites as subbed for salad w/ pricy fix were a paltry portion. $28 for mussels / frites was way too pricy for a lunch.
A great time for our group of 8 guests. Excellent service and food. I will be back.
Great place to take a clients for a relaxing dinner
Don’t order the Oysters. My husband and I split a dozen oysters on the half shell 10 of them were good and then my husband ate the 11th one and it was bad. He went to the bathroom and got sick it was so bad. We told the waiter who was completely clueless, he asked if we wanted a replacement oyster.
Loretta was our waitress and is very well informed about the food and wine, she also speaks very good
Terrible service we were mostly neglected. Missing drinks, fries delivered after entrees eaten. Seemed indifferent when I told them service was sub par. Off my biz lunch list.
The service was inattentive, we had to go and ask for water. The food was great, but the portion for some of the dishes is way too small.
Lovely place, As mussels affectionados we were disappointed in the tiny mussels. The broth was good but a bit too garliky.
Great, As Always! I eat there often for business lunches, and it is always great. And the location is convenient in the financial/Bank of American Building neighborhood.
We were disappointed to find that Plouf was not quite what we remembered from some years ago, when it was a charming French restaurant with very good food. Now the food is good, but not more than that. This time around the frites to accompany mussels had to be ordered separately, and we had to ask for bread--for which there was a $2 charge. No French restaurant worth its name would have frites and bread as add-ons with mussels! I can speak with authority, as we were in France in April and had moules frites a number of times. However, the ambience is French, and our waiters were excellent.
Attractive happy hour specials, moderately attentive wait staff, busy on a Friday night
The best clam chowder we have ever had and the oysters and mussels were delicious!!
Always enjoy this great place!
Nice menu, great food & beverage in a cozy ambience.
We had been there during our previous trip to SanFran eleven years ago. The food was exceptional then, as it is now. The service, is not. Perhaps hiring more servers would eliminate this problem. The noise level is higher than I personally enjoy. No one does mussels like Plouf! They are fresh and delicious.
Some orders were forgotten. Food was quite bland.
Mussels are the best! Our server was wonderful. She had a great smile and personality. Made for a delightful evening.
I took my team for lunch and we had a great time - food was excellent and service outstanding.
Delicious French cuisine specializing in mussels and clams. Nice wine list, very friendly servers, joyful environment in a foodie alley in the financial district. We have been coming here for years and it is still as good as ever.
We love Plouf! Fantastic food. Good service. Great wines. It has always been reliable and yummy
Butter fish was out of this world... so is the French martini
Sit by the fire
My mussels were great as always and we had a lovely table outside. But my husband got different mussels than he ordered. The waiter basically said we could send them back but the kitchen was backed up and who know how long it would be before he got the right ones. So we just kept them. They were fine but not what he had wanted. And the Brussel sprouts were so undercooked as to be inedible.
Had shrimp Cobb salad. The shrimp was dry and tasteless. The bacon tasted freeze dried. The buffalo mozzarella on the salad was delicious. The outside seating was very pleasant.
Always a really great place to go to...transports you to a bistros and brasseries you'll find all over France.
Plouf never fails to please. The setting is the draw with outdoor seating on a quaint European block in the heart of San Francisco. The mussels in coconut with Pom frittes are the bomb.
The mussels were amazing!
This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. Sadly the service was horrible, the fish and chips were soggy and never received some items we ordered.
Great service and the m
We were charged $3 for a piece of bread and also $9 for french fries.bread is always served with french meals also french fries are usually served with moules. We spent about $ 300.00 for this meal including a bottle of veuve cliquot and I do not like to be nickel and dimed. And lastly since it was my wifes birthday she ordered a chocolate mousse and the best they could do was put a candle in it and charged $11 for it. Non merci ,c'est la derniere foi pour nous.
Everything was fabulous! The wine, the food, the atmosphere! Absolutely the best chicken dinner we've ever had! Loved the fun decor and ambient lighting as well.
Great food and good service. I took a friend to lunch there on his last day of work. Its close to our jobs and located in an alley with lots of foot traffic. Awnings provide shade for dining outdoors.
Very nice wait staff. It was nice and elegant yet they still had the FIFA game, which made us feel like we were not missing anything. Very French and European feel - perfect San Francisco place.
The butter fish is the best I have ever had!
The mussels were wonderful, as was the Coq au vin.
Cute spot close to Union Square and the Financial District.
Quality of the mussels were horrible. Obviously frozen and old. The manager was kind enough to give us a new serving but the second batch was no better. Very disappointing because the quality of the food here used to be so good.