Cocotte

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French


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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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J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to know what it would be like to wander into a French bistro in France (not San Francisco) then make a point to wander into Cocotte. It is unpretentious delicious authentic French cooking with good service. This was a Tue eve during prime time Coronavirus fear, so things were quiet and it was easy to converse, linger over Coc au Vin, Gnocchi (Parisienne) and a spicy Pinot. I’d been here for happy hour at the small intimate bar, but had wanted to come back for dinner ever since. Thoroughly enjoyed my bday dinner.

LP
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another delicious dinner at Cocette! Food was delicious and it’s a very cozy setting. And the service was great. We’ll be back!

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, wonderful service and delicious food!

EJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. A great neighborhood place.

e
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocotte was great- great service, great food, great wine etc. If I lived in that neighborhood I'd make it a regular spot for me. For now, we come in when we can or for a special treat. We'll definitely be back.

SS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in the neighborhood. Cozy and cute with great food.

JJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Had reservation, sat down and was told they wish to turn table so be ready to order in 2 minutes. Then received spotty, even slow service later during meal. I have been here before and liked the place.

m
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with another couple at Cocotte. We may not have gone, but with SF "Dine About Town" ending we decided to visit. We are SO glad we did. My wife chose the restaurant and I only started doing research on Thursday. Reviews were overwhelmingly positive, but there were some negative reviews which (honestly) always makes me leery. Well, I'll say we DID NOT experience anything remotely near what had been said and quite frankly I figure those people are just silly, salty or stupid. We all decided to go prod-fixe menu and the flavors were exceptional. Three of us ordered the chicken livers parfait (amazing!) and one the salmon to start. I didn't try the salmon, but the ladies wished they had gotten it - it was excellent. For our seconds two of us got the trout (I did) and two the pork osso buco. Both dishes were amazing and none of us could decide which was better. For dessert we ordered the banana creme brûlée (MINE!), two chocolate lava cakes (good) and a apple tart tatin (I didn't try). Overall the meal, the service and the whole experience left me wanting to vIsit again to try their well known rotisserie chicken. Coq Au Vin and/or Beef Filet Wellington. Corkage is $25 a bottle and for our 4 top they allowed 2 bottles. We took an Uber there, but it would have been fun to ride a cable car. Kudos to the staff - the whole crew made us feel welcome and we WILL be returning! Go!

t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had eaten here several times in the past with good results on their classic menu. Our experience during restaurant week was below par. We did not order from the special menu and the restaurant was not able to deliver even to minimum standards the other options on the menu. The coq au vin was poor and not consistent even with the menu description. I guess the restaurant has limited space. They should just offer the special menu, and not try to serve other options. Also we arrived 7 minutes late and were scolded for that, even though we left the table a half hour before it was needed.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

It felt rushed for restaurant week, service wasn't very good, and the food portions were small given the price. we left hungry.

DM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience4

Overcharged and very rude on the phone twice when trying to get this resolved.
Beware you may need to review your bank statement transaction.

SF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We dined with friends (party of 4) for Restaurant Week. We had the pre-fixe menu...it just wasn't anything spectacular. We wanted to like Cocotte, but no one was overwhelmed by their meal. I did really love the banana creme brulee!

BS
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a great neighborhood spot. Super cute and cozy with yummy food. However they were a bit understaffed, which caused some delays in service. Also we ordered the chicken liver and when it first came out it was frozen. Overall I enjoy this place, but a few more attention to details would go a long way.

E
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good French food but a very small restaurant with tables very close together. Excellent cow au vin but a not very extensive menu. Service was good.

YG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent cheese souffle and awesome Beef Wellington. Great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was alright and the staff was extremely polite and on top of it.

LL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

It was our second there with friends and came out super disappointed. While the food was good, the manager was unprofessional. They gave us the wrong desert, and when we brought it to their attention, the manager dismissed it, and essentially asked us to speed up or moved to the bar. Will never go back again. For the price that we paid, it was not worth it at all.

p
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My wife and I went to Cocotte for our anniversary after reading that it was good for such things. In my reservation request, I also told the Cocotte staff this was an anniversary and hoped for a quiet table so we could better enjoy the special occasion.

I have rated Cocotte positively for food and service, both aspects of the place were nice, but I would not recommend it for special occasions if you hope to have any space or be able to hold a conversation with your special date. Cocotte really has just one 2 top table that might be considered even vaguely private or intimate .. a small nook really. We were not able to get this table, but were seated within inches of another 4 top. So much for intimacy .. other than with other diners.

On the night we visited, Cocotte was stupidly loud. I get the impression its a lively bistro by nature, which is fine, but they were hosting a party of at least 10-12 younger people celebrating someones birthday and those folks were kind of out of hand in my opinion.

So, lively bistro, good food, good wine list, good service ... good spot for a lively dinner out ... not so good for a quiet romantic dinner with your spouse or partner.

OT
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter and service was lovely. Food was okay. Ambiance was cute and noise was louder than I expected. It was fairly busy for a small place, so the level was about a moderate level.
We tried the rotisserie chicken with a side of Brussels sprouts. I love Brussel sprouts, so these were a little disappointing. They were shredded and flavor was okay. Nothing too exciting.
We also tried the dish of the day which was a pork dish. It was on the heavier side but the flavor was really nice.
Overall, we enjoyed our experience there.

RB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
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
5 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
11 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
4 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
3 reviews
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.

Gerald Atnip

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
13 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
3 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.