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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
7:00 PM
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Plouf

4.2
1576 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Plouf has terrace seating with heat lamps and a canopy. There are bistro style seating and an indoor fireplace. We have a 2-course Lunch Prix Fixe for $24 (Soup/Salad and Mussels) and a 3-course Dinner Prix Fixe $32 (Soup/Salad, Mussels and Dessert)

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:30pm -
9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:
30pm - 11:00pm and Sunday 5.30 pm-9 pm;
Happy hour Monday-Friday 2:30 pm - 6.30 pm on the patio
ALL NIGHT EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR ,BAR MENU AT THE BAR 2:30 TO CLOSE
{FANNY BAY OYSTERS ON HALF SHELL $1 each }
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Phone number
(415) 986-6491
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Papedis
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Private party facilities
Buy outs are available. Please contact the restaurant for details.
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Private party contact
Pierre E Klein: (415) 986-6491
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Cross street
Bush & Kearny
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Parking details
The Sutter Stockton garage and the St. Mary's Square garage are located nearby.
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Special events & promotions
Join Plouf Bistro for special evenings such as New Years Eve, Valentine's Day and Bastille Day (14th of July). Reservations are highly recommended!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1576 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ariel (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2011

Excellent place for a nice lunch with good wines selection. Feels like a being in a French restaurant.

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Redhead (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2011

I met a friend there, and we really enjoyed the atmosphere, sitting and talking, and the delicious food. It was not inexpensive, but a special place for sure. Wish there were one in the East Bay where I live.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2011

As usual, the food was quite good. The noise level, was, unbearably loud.

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vipLuv2eat (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2011

Fantastic mussels - ordered the tempura fish and vegatables - not many vegatables - fish was very good though.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2011

this restaurant COULD be great for outdoor dining, good for groups,romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion,or fit for foodies. Sadly it has deteriorated significantly in past couple of years. The menu is reduced and the seafood that is offered seems to be previously frozen. The calamari and the fish and chips just tastes oily. Our waiter brought a lesser bottle of wine than we ordered and just started to open it - as if we wouldn't notice - or it wouldn't matter. Used to love this place. WHaT HAPPENED?

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vipidontcook (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2011

Terrific, reasonably priced cocktails (around $9 apiece). Delicious food as well. The coq au vin was flavorful. The chicken was juicy chicken and the sauce delicious and distinctive. The mussels were excellent. If the roasted Dungeness crab is available, order it - fantastic!

The service, sadly, was lacking. Staff were friendly, but we routinely had to flag down a server and then remind him or her of various items we had ordered. We also had to repeatedly request refills of our water glasses. While it won't take much effort for Plouf to improve its service, this deficiency must be addressed as it badly marred out experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2011

We had 8:00 reservations and did not get seated until after 8:30. I should have stated that I wanted to be inside.

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Susan (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2011

The muscles are outstanding. I had the coconut sauce with the chilis and WOW...I loved it!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 7, 2011

I was part of a larger party (8). We all ordered starters and sides with our main courses. The waiter forgot my appetizer, which was finally served with my table-mates entrees. I ordered the Anchor Steam mussels with french fries with parmesean and truffle oil. My mussels were so overcooked that half of them were raisins and the waiter either mis-delivered my french fries to another person in my party, or forgot them. The fries finally arrived after all the entrees had been eaten. We spent a lot of money that night (at least 6 bottles of wine). It was a disappointing viist to a promising restaurant. Would I give them another chance? Yes, but only if I was in a party of four or less.

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Eatsoutoften (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 7, 2011

I won't bother with Plouf again. Mediocre food, blase service in a worn-out setting.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 7, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised by the shrimp louie which came with a poached tempura egg that was artfully shaped. The tempura fish and chips was a nice change from the traditional fish and chips, however I missed the clear broth for the plouf mussels.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2011

What a find! Food was amazingly delicious. Only thing was they were out of oysters and crab. Guess that means we will have to return sooner.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 3, 2011

Plouf was highly recommended from a friend at work. The menu is limited but everything we had was good. Unfortunately the waitress was terrible. We had to ask 2 or 3 times for anything after the initial order. She would take a drink order and then come back to the table without drinks and ask if we wanted drinks. It didn't appear that others were having the same issue with the rest of the waitstaff, just our waitress. Overall a cute place and I will defininately try another night.

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Feie (Hong Kong)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2011

Very good as usual. I have dined there for three times in the last 6 months and I have always enjoyed their mussels. In general, their standard in terms of food quality and service have been consistent and good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 29, 2011

Amazing cuisine! I couldn't recommend Plouf enough on that. However, upon dining there, I found that Island/Carribean music really doesn't fit well with a French Bistro. It took a bit away from the experience.

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rcbsf (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2011

One of my favorite restaurants. I love the mussels, and my wife can always get steak frites. Food was great, as usual.
This visit was two days after Thanksgiving, so place was busy, but not crowded. Service is usually good to very good. On this visit it seemed that our waiter favored the table next to us (like us, 3 persons and seated after us)as he took their food first, and showing much more attention to them. Maybe he assumed that we wouldn't spend as much, because we didn't order French champagne, as they did.

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Michel (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2011

This is one of my two "go-to" restaurants in SF. We went there this time because my parents who were visiting from out of town wanted mussels, and Plouf certainly delivers on the mussel front! The mussels are plentiful, exquisite, and come in 6 different preparations. I think I've tried all of them over the years. My favorites are the "plouf" and the "poulette." The desserts are awesome as well.

We ate inside this time but the al fresco option makes Belden Place feel more like a back street in Paris. Even though it was a cool November evening the outdoor tables eventually filled up with shiny happy people.

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KingLeo (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2011

Found down an odd alley, Plouf lives up to its reputation of a great seafood place. We started with mussels, which everyone seems to order. They were served in a tasty garlic broth. For dessert, we ordered Proliferates but the pastry was a bit too hard for us.

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mariacarmen (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2011

service was a bit spotty as it was a busy holiday evening (had to ask for bread 3 times, they forgot a salad we ordered and then one of the waiters actually acted a little huffy when i told them we didn't want it anymore and asked to have it taken off the bill) but overall a good experience. i had forgotten how much i love this place. always festive and warm, and the food is always excellent.

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JOES (Phoenix)
1.0  Dined on November 22, 2011

The website had obviously not been updated as the actual menu was very much smaller than what the website posted and the chef with the credentials and the bio is no longer there.We did not stay for dinner. We sat down ordered a cocktail from a waiter who was clueless opened the menu and to our dismay it was very small and not close to what was on the website.What a total disappointment.

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1645ev (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 17, 2011

Food was fine not great and expensive for what you got.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2011

What can I say. Belden Alley is one of the most wonderful under-celebrated spots in all of SF. Feels like a sliver or Europe, just a block off Union Square, which is not the most culturally rich part of SF (understatement). I've been there multiple times and every time it's top notch.

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vipMAPC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2011

One of my favorite restaurants ANYWHERE.

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vipWorldDiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2011

Had a great time, some rough spots in the beginning with service and appetizers, but our host took care of us and as the meal/evening progressed, all went well. The calamari appetizers was hands down, one of the best i have ever had in California. Expertly done, the seafood stew was fantastic and my wife, daughter and i loved the dessert. When in Napa, do stop by, you will not be disappointed.

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wilthefinn (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 8, 2011

One of the stars of Belden Alley, and such a lovely touch of la belle France in SF, friendly hostess, warm greeting, nice menu with something for everyone. Nice wine and beer list, and there's a full bar.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 8, 2011

Went for lunch and sat outside. The heatlamps aren't strong enough to really let you take your jacket off. However, it was better than the normal weekend evening when it's usually so loud inside. As always, good food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2011

Mark is an amazingly talented Chef. We had a group of 5 who where all involved in Bay area Hospitality and Entertainment. Every person in our party was highly impressed with their meal and experience at Plouf. My husband and I where visiting Plouf as a remembering of when we first started dating 8 years ago. Chef Mark was aware of the history of how Plouf was a very special place for us and personally came out to ask what dishes he should prepare in remembrance of our dating years. We will be sure to visit for years to come and refer all our friend and family. :)

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viprobertpaul (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2011

Very solid and creative bistro food. Dinner was very good...dessert was a little less enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2011

The reason we came here was for the mussels - and they were absolutely fantastic! As were the entrees and crepe dessert. Service was attentive and the restaurant had a relaxed feel. Had it been warmer, we would have love to sit outside amongst the buzz of this alleyway setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2011

Great for a lazy lunch in the financial district. Mussels are always amazing and delicious. Came here with the parents who were in town for the week and everyone was pretty happy with their meals.

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