Mussels in coconut broth gave my friend and I a really upset stomach within one hour of dining. I called the restaurant to inform them, and suggested they verify if the day's batch of mussels was contaminated, so as to safeguard other diners falling sick. The manager refused and went off on a rant about being in business for 20+ years and questioned my authenticity. This is so disappointing, especially because I had actually enjoyed my dining experience and was thinking about hosting my birthday here. No chance in hell now. Talk about bad customer service. Thank you for devaluing me over the phone and making me feel unwarranted. 0/10, never dining here again.
Try and come here when in the city. The mussels are the best that you can get anywhere. If in the city you need to go here just for that with the garlic bread and fries!
Delicious! Have the curry mussels! A fun, casual spot.
Been to Plouf many times! Mussels were great! But the restrooms were out of order! Had to go next door! Other than that all was good!
Entire staff friendly and professional. Our waitress stopped by at the right time through the visit. Have great meal and drink recommendations. This will be a place we stop in each time we are visiting the area. Food was excellent!
Thanks fir taking care of us.
We were here for a second time - again the plouf mussels were most delicious. We started our meal with rockefeller oysters (yummy) and in addition tp the plouf mussels we had the pastis shrimp on polenta. The flavors were wonderful. We had a 2014 St Emilion wine accompaning that delicious meal.
The fish that we both ordered was perfectly cooked and absolutely fresh. Really a little gem in one of the many alley's in downtown, that obviously has a local following. Felt like you were in one of the many bistro's off the plaza's in Rome.
The food, service, menu and overall experience was fantastic. We have been to this restaurant several times and are never disappointed.
Slow service. Over-priced. It's an okay place, but not one which I would recommend.
Always consistent. Best mussels ever. Great service.
Like being in France.
The menu is quite authentic, with loads of very rich French cuisine. The service is attentive and not at all pretentious. The wine list is short but filled with great values from France and the New World. The Pate and Creme Brulee are amazing, and both are big enough to share.
The service was great and the fact that many staff are and speak French topped it off. Atmosphere really nice with casual outside area and more refined inside. Really yummy peartini and so many amazing meals at our table we all had to share.
The place we always go for mussels! Amazing French food, atmosphere and great service. Magnifique!
Ambiance was great as we were next to a fireplace on a chilly evening. Food and service were top noch. We were still talking about the dining experience a couple days after we had dinner there. A very memorable experience.
What a treasure we found! We had a group of 10 booked that day on a 3-day weekend. They accommodated us and the food was great! Those who got cesar salads said they were the best they ever had. Clam chowder is very thin but good, more like a broth. Plouf mussels were the best I've ever eaten. We came hungry and they are a little stingy on bread, giving one baguette sliced maybe 6 inches long at a time. Overall, delicious food!
The food was great we had the Plouf mussels and beef tartar (ask for the Baguette on the side) for main courses we had the butter fish and ribeye steak very good. Our favorites was definitely the mussels, and for dessert we had sorbet and creme brûlée.
Nice restaurant but should have mentioned it was a fixed menu. So expensive!
Our waiter was a very rude french man, but the food was really good! But wow, we were shocked by how rude he was.
love this place - ambient is great.
love SF beiden lane - it was my hood.
Amazing mussels, as always. Their beef tartar was also great.
We came for the restaurant week deal, but I woudln't go back and pay full price. The food was good, but overpriced. If you go, get the coq au vin and muscles but anything else isn't worth the large price tag. The restaurant was surprisingly empty for a Friday night but maybe it was just an off night. A little overpriced (they charged $2 for a small amount of table bread.... what?!), but felt authentic.
We went for Restaurant Week. They offered two different entrees: ahi tuna or rack of lamb. Both were excellent. Staff very attentive.
I liked it so much, thus was my second time there within days.
I definitely would recommend it.
My wife and I shared the following
- Clam chowder (very good...not creamy and loaded with fresh clams!)
- Beet salad (the best!)
- Mussels in a light cream sauce (good, but not hot)
- House cured salmon gravlax with dill. (OK, but not an entree)
That being said, the wait service was overwhelmed with a Friday lunch crowd, so water service was non-existent and the waitress did not circle back to check on us.
We’ve been to Plouf about 6-8 times over the past 10 years., but this has been the unfortunate poorest the food and service has been. It may be time for Plouf to hang it up.
Belgian specialties in many different varieties served in piping hot cauldrons of deliciousness.
Incredible crab cakes starter, steak tartare
The only disappoint was the garlic bread.
Great location on small, charming Belden St. off hectic Union Sq. Staff nice. Mussels just weren’t good— way too much raw garlic, many not open. Brussels sprout hash tough and flavorless. Coming in from the drizzly weather we nearly wiped on the floor that was either greasy or soapy. Place does not look clean.
Classic French bistro style, replete with tile floor and rickety chairs. Food and service excellent and they leave you alone (good) You can linger.
When a restaurant has 6 different preparations of mussels, you know they're likely to know how to cook mussels. Delicious! I had a traditional Belgian/French garlic and wine prep, my husband had a curry. Both were delicious, and cooked perfectly. Atmosphere is that of a small European bistro: friendly, small and with good service. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
The dinner and service was great! Everyone was very happy and will return again soon.
I booked a table for today at 8:00 pm and got seated 8:35
Terrible food. Very expensive. Spicy. A messy restaurant.
It was Christmas Day. The restaurant was very busy and crowded. They were missing a server but they tried hard. Delicious liver pate and shrimp dish.
Wonderful food. Space inside is a bit of a tight squeeze so sitting outside might be better if you need more room.
Very nice place, a bit hard to find. Excellent service
Very good authentic selection, great French ambience
Usually very good, but going during the holidays may not have been a good choice. Seems like kitchen staff may have been on vacay, with those left behind sorely lacking. The mussels were lukwarm and had little broth (as if they forgot adding the mussels broth in the sauces). Luckily, I frequent this spot and will give them another chance (sans holiday time).
Friendly service, good selection of food, bouillabaisse was outstanding
Yum! Deelicious onion soup...exquisite mussels..such a wonderful place to meet friends while shopping...just perfect...thanks Plouf!
Greatest seafood I had. For a long time. We enjoyed the Rockefeller Oysters and plouf mussels (what a great much of flavors). We ordered the Hawaiian butterfish and crab cakes.... It was a bit too much at the end....we can absolutely recommend that place. The service is very professional and attentive.
Had a table for 12 and service was a bit slow but was a large group so perhaps they could have used a couple of extra hands to support one server.
Food was mediocre. Drinks also ok. Service a little slow. But how much can you expect from a French place. At least it’s consistent with the French demeanor and slow and standoffish culture.
We have been coming to Plouf for years and it never disappoints. Reasonable prices for the city, and great cuisine. A little gem for casual dining.