Cocotte

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$30 and under
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French


Cocotte restaurant merges the timeless essence of the traditional French rotisserie with avant-garde flavors inspired by Califonia’s farm-fresh palate.
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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Lovely wine list as well! Neighborhood gem.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I would not recommend this restaurant for Thanksgiving... food was highly overpriced and not good... I also stood at the front just trying to check in for my reservation and was ignored for 20 minutes (not exaggerating)... the host kept looking at me and then wouldn’t communicate with me. I was a server for years and have a lot of patience/understanding but the way my gf and I were treated very poorly. I would have walked out but no other places were open and I would have been charged $20. What a diss appointment.

DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had Thanksgiving dinner at Cocotte. What a great experience. First, the food is superb. Second, the service is excellent - the wait staff knows that Cocotte is a tiny space, and they work hard to make you comfortable while you wait for a table. Finally, Cocotte maximizes the use of its small room; I never felt crowded even though the place was packed.

Cocotte is an outstanding restaurant. I highly recommend it.

TS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocotte was fabulous for Thanksgiving. The beef Wellington was cooked to perfection, the pork belly salad was a lovely balance of sweet and savor and banana crepe brûlée out of this world. Our server was delightful.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went with family and a friend for Thanksgiving prix fixe menu. Service was very friendly. We arrived early and they sat us at the bar for drinks until our table was ready. Food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for a cozy family gathering on a cold SF day. It was exactly what we were expecting.

JJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

KM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant - it’s cozy and familiar and every meal has been great. They also have a great wine list. Will be back again soon!

LP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! I had the pork special and it was super tender and flavorful. My husband had the gnocchi and loved it.

JN
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic date night here with my wife. The service and food was amazing. Looking forward to going back.

AA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

intimate, delicious--a wonderful place for dinner with friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is amazing. Afraid to leave a review because this place is an amazing hidden gem.

ML
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic french food and cosy atmosphere. Good wine selection. We will be back

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a pleasant experience here on a Saturday night with some friends from out of town. Food was delicious and the service was great — friendly but not overbearing. Make sure to get the corn and trumpet mushroom side dish, so simple but so good!

BJ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for our anniversary. Food was outstanding, wine was great and service was perfect. Would definitely recommend.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The owner is an amazing guy and makes you feel like you’re in Europe. Good vibes, great date spot.

MG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very tasty dinner and a great service there.

JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance ambiance charming. Staff also charming helpful. Food was amazingly good and patrons at the next table agreed . Our visiting Japanese friends were most impressed. AND reservation was on time. Can't wait to return. Thank you to Peter Anton for the recommendation.

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Beef Wellington with bone marrow is fantastic. Looking forward to coming back.

s
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem! Everything was wonderful...the food, service and the ambiance.
We are now going to be regulars here!!!

EJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great way to spend an evening. Warm atmosphere, great Paris Bistro-type food, and Stephan (the owner) is a wonderful host.

SF
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Nice bistro food, odd and slow service.

c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Charming, homey, laid back place with very good simple French food and a creative fairly priced wine list. Note: beer and wine only.

p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

had the cheese plater, beef wellington, chicken, and banana creme brulee. Everything was really good besides the chicken who was a little dry

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was alright. Kind of frantic service. Spent a fortune and left very hungry. They should at least be generous with bread if they aren't with the food portion size. Molten lava cake was a disgrace.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

So disappointed! We’ve been looking forward to trying Cocotte after reading some of the reviews, looking at the menu and just because we love the neighborhood. Unfortunately, we were sorely disappointed by the overall experience. We spend a great deal of time traveling in Europe and are used to leisurely dining experiences and frankly don’t like being interrupted every 5 minutes. However, the amount of time we were left waiting before being offered water, a drink (30 min) was insane. When I tried to catch the waiter’s eye, he rushed past our table and yelled something quickly we couldn’t quite make out. It appeared the problem was that there was one person who was the host, waiter, busboy, wine steward for entire restaurant ( approx. 10 tables about 1/2 2 tops and 1/2 4 tops) and 4 spots at bar which were all full at same time.
The food was also just ok, but nothing special. My daughter’s salmon crudo was actually quite weird with a heavy crepe almost pancake underneath the salmon mixed with some type of cream rather than a clean citrus/olive oil blend that one thinks of with crudo-it actually tasted sweet which was offputting. The rest of our food was fine, but nothing we’d remember next week. Sadly-Cocotte was a swing and a miss for us.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food, service, staff, owner. Will return for certain.

b
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for all occasions

D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My regular SF neighborhood bistro. Love it. The owners are great - friendly and very accommodating.

JH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My wife and I have been going to Cocotte off and on for many years and during that time have introduced many of our friends to it. We’ve had outstanding meals and some that weren’t so. On Aug 2nd we returned for an anniversary dinner, my wife had Beef Wellington and I ordered the bass. As I brought the first bite to my mouth I could smell the fish and the taste wasn’t much better. The presentation was nice but the bed of couscous or whatever it was placed on detracted instead of enhancing . Fortunately we had ordered a couple of side plates which were good. But that’s the end of my patronage with this restaurant. In this town there is NO excuse for serving fish past its prime. We will not return.

c
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephan ALWAYS a great host. Cocotte has been our 'go to' spot for a quick and delicious bite to eat if we're in and around Nob Hill. I think I rotate between the beef Wellington and the roasted chicken on my last few trips. Pro Tip: Parking is challenging. We park in Union Square area and Lyft/Uber to Cocotte. Or I guess you can jump on the cable car. Runs right in front!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hospitality is what takes this place to the next level. Food, drink is amazing, but the experience will bring you back.

T
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cocotte re-incarnation of the Hyde Street Bistro does not disappoint. This outstanding neighborhood restaurant has lost none of its charm and remains a welcoming place. The kitchen executes extremely well on its regular menu items and complements the basics with seasonal offerings. The service strikes the proper balance between professional and friendly. Cocotte is a good example of why San Francisco is a culinary mecca.

F
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A little touch of Paris. Friendly staff.

TM
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. I really liked the mussels, this appetizer with a side of their home cut fries made for a tasty, satisfying dinner. Service was attentive. So, we will be back to this cozy restaurant that’s not 4 blocks from our apartment.

MB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is very nice with European ambiance, excellent food and really nice staff. It is very romantic and perfect for a date.

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the service very much. The salad and coq au vin were delicious! The chocolate molten cake was okay. Great overall.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little neighborhood restaurant. Everything I’ve had there is delicious. Ok the Lobster salad wasn’t great but I’ll give them a pass because of the rest of the food! Have been several times and will keep coming back.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our waiter barely came to check on us, but the other staff members were great. The food was pretty flavorful, but nothing incredible. It was extremely loud whenever the washer in the back was using the sprayer to clean, and the music was really loud. There are much better restaurants to spend the same amount of money and time in San Francisco.

JA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious especially the pork chop and chicken. We will go back and enjoy the fine wines and food.