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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

we will offer a 3 courses prix fixe menu for $72 including Braised turkey and all the fixing, Beef filet Wellington, A vegetarian / vegan option, pecan and pumpkin tart, Butternut squash veloute with Black truffle and many more ! kids menu $35 . we will be open at Noon till 9 pm! Happy thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What 888 People Are Saying
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BJ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Gerald Atnip

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dinner

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

s
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Nice bistro food, odd and slow service.

c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

b
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for all occasions

JH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A little touch of Paris. Friendly staff.

TM
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JL
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have already recommended Cocotte to a number of friends. Great food and service. Good wine list. Lovely restaurant, really perfect for couples.

G
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great neighborhood spot suitable for a date or a dinner with a good friend. The atmosphere is lovely and that of a small French bistro - which this is! Couples on a romantic dinner should request the 'nook' table around the corner. It is very private and quiet while retaining a view of the cozy dining room.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Noise level was a little out of control at times, likely due to the special event.

MC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A bistro in the best sense of the word I.e. a great neighborhood restraint.

LP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocotte is a lovely little restaurant with excellent food. They are so accommodating and friendly. It’s one of our favorite small restaurants.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal with excellent service.

HE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We actually had a wonderful dinner here with our party totaling 5 people.
However, we were not informed (when we were seated or when the bill was presented to us) of the mandatory 20% tip which was included in the total, and we proceeded to tip another 20%, something which we did not realize until we arrived home, scratched our heads and thought, gosh, that was a more expensive meal than it should have been.
It is quite confusing because the credit card slip which we signed includes a "tip chart", which caused us to miscue and include another tip.
What is really unfortunate is that I see many reviews on Yelp from other patrons of Cocotte complaining about exactly the same thing!

SH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious cuisine. We will certainly recommend Cocotte to our friends!

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

If what the waiter told me were true, I’d understand and be more sympathetic to the understaff situation. And maybe he was telling me the truth but his attitude was rude. I wouldn’t go there again. Terrible experience.

RW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in San Francisco. Food is awesome, staff is wonderful and there is always a great vibe to the place. Wine list is excellent as well.

e
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were heading to a show at The Masonic. It was a lovely walk from the restaurant, which felt like we were in a little street in France. Dont miss the osso bucco. Other items-like the rotisserie chicken are delicious as well.

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our evening. Good food, nice ambience! Will eat there again!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times. Food is always of great quality. The service was always great. Must try the Beef Wellington and their famous rotisserie chicken.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Great potential. I think we just may have caught them on a busy night. The staff were very kind, being busy made being attentive quite tough though. Awesome food and the cheese plate was great!

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