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About Chou Chou Bistro
ChouChou (pronounced "shoo-shoo") strives to bring the spirit of Paris to Forest Hill. The casually elegant bistro showcases rustic Old World cooking with a modern French twist, paired with a thoughtful wine list. Chef Michaels invites you to experience the warm personalized service that is ChouChou. Bon Appetit!
San Francisco, CA 94116
Contemporary French, French
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$30 and under
Dine about town @ $39.95 three courses
every day all night
Chef Michaels and his team will tailor any party to your needs.
As You face the restaurant the parking lot is on your right hand side
Chouchou is less than half a block from the Forest Hill Muni Station. Take Muni Lines L, M or K.
Private Party Facilities:
Sit down and enjoy yourself as our attractive staff work the dimly lit room, maneuvering tables, pushing aside dangling cylindrical lamps, and ensuring that well-heeled locals are having a grand old time.
Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (877) 795-5444
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
TUESDAYS... FREE CORKAGE & No limit, bring all you can drink- champagne, red wine and white wine as well as dessert wines!
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Chou Chou Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Always special! A small, authentic French bistro, the food and ambience are what makes us return for intimate and cared-for dining. Like walking into a Paris neighborhood cafe, you feel like you are back in France. Not easy to find nor park on a busy street, it’s worth it. A reasonable cost choice these days, likely to be around $50+/person, you will feel at home and leave full of memories and good food.
We had dinner at Chou Chou Bistro a few years ago and loved it. Sadly it has gone downhill since them. The entrees were bland and tasteless. The sauces would have been tastier and more fresh had we bought them in a jar from the local Safeway store. Beers were flat and overpriced. Overall, the quality of the food was so lacking, it's unlikely we will return again and we certainly would not recommend it.....at $186.00 for 3, it was just not worth it.
We were excited to try this neighborhood restaurant but sadly we were left rather unimpressed. The service of the staff was amazing and they were very attentive. What fell short was the food. The beef tartar way over seasoned. We could not taste the beef at all, and all we tasted was the mustard. The salmon dish was also not successful. There was way too much dill, and it overpowered the dish completely. The artichoke hearts in the dish seem to have come straight from a can and left untreated or elevated.
I selected this restaurant after having seen it on Check please, Bay Area. I thought the atmosphere and the host charming. However, the food was a mixed bag. I had the Moules Mariniere which were flavorless, the Cuisse de Canard Confit Wellington which was very good with its hint of sweetness from maple syrup, and the Vanilla Crème Brulée which was more like a pasty pudding than a custard. The wine list was interesting, mostly french, which I appreciated. Overall, it was okay but I probably would not visit again.
Very relaxing dinner! The service was excellent, and we enjoyed all of our food (crab and avocado salad, French Onion soup, beef Bourgogne (so?), seared prawns, truffle fries and three types of tarts - two fruit and one chocolate.
This is a nice neighborhood restaurant. We will be back!
My first visit to Chou Chou and it is truly a French Bistro. The menu had many wonderful choices, hard to make decisions. The food was presented beautifully and also was delicious to the palate. The service was very attentive. Lovely neighborhood gem and the prices reasonable. Will definitely return.
The Duck breast was cooked to perfection, medium rare, so juicy, tender, and bursting with duck flavor. And the bite of rare filet mignon I took of my dinner partner was almost as perfect as the duck breast I ordered. The sides worked out wonderfully as well, one with truffle mashed potatoes, of which the truffle is definitely present, yet not overpowering. Melanie, our host/server, and the chef (?) who took our order and the overall service was fantastic. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a beautiful meal at a restaurant that is staffed by people who take pride in their craft. Restaurant has its own parking lot no less.
This was our 5th meal chez Chou Chou, and sadly, not up to par. The porkchop was ordinary, and the mushroom soufflé was too salty and less appealing than previously.
No acknowledgement of our anniversary was made, despite my notation on Open Table.
Went to this place after a Giants/Pirates game. The place was about half full at 6:30 p.m. The server remembered us even though we had not been there in more than a year. The food was delicious and the two choices for prix fixe were varied. The one reason we don't go to this place more often is that we live in North Beach and it is a long slepp across town for us, but we have decided to make the effort to go here more often.
First time at Chou Chou - picked it for its location which was very close to a function we were attending later that night. My wife and I both had the $40 three course SF restaurant week dinner which they, apparently, feature all year long (not just during restaurant week). Food was quite good and included an appetizer, an entree and a dessert as part of this deal. My only criticisms, and they are minor ones, is that the tables for two are very small and close together and the two glasses of wine we ordered came quite warm - much higher than room temperature. Other than that, this was a surprisingly tasty and pleasant dining experience. We plan to return.
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