Cocotte

4.5
1102 Reviews
$30 and under
French
LIVE JAZZ MUSIC EVERYDAY from 5pm. OUTDOOR DINING OPEN on our Cozy, HEATED and COVERED PATIO & INDOOR DINING at limited capacity*. BRUNCH on SUNDAY from 10.30am
PICK UP and DELIVERY WED- SUN 4pm-8pm: Place you Orders directly on our website www.cocottesf.com.
Thank you:-)
Cocotte restaurant merges the timeless essence of the traditional French Rotisserie with avant-garde flavors inspired by California’s farm-fresh palate.
*Outdoor seating; Indoor Seating following the SF Health regulations



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Experiences

  • Thanksgiving Prix Fixe at Cocotte

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for Thanksgiving at Cocotte. We will be serving a prix-fixe menu with an optional wine pairing, as well as other optional additions. Please note that there will not be any a-la-carte options for this day. Thank you!
  • Valentine's 3 course prix fixe @ Cocotte

    Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2022

    Delight in a romantic 3-course dinner at your favorite French bistro Cocotte. #PourLesAmoureux 👆👆👆#ForTheLovers. Signature wine pairing available. Please visit our website to learn more. Only the Prix-Fixe menu will be available on Feb 13th and Feb 14th

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1102 people are saying
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AlexisR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly and welcoming neighborhood spot with very good wine selection and tasty French fare. Fun casual atmosphere

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MarJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was absolutely divine- loved the live French cafe jazz, it made our NYE super special!

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George
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The seating outside was very nice and warm. Food was good but not how I remember it from past visits. Service was good and of course the wine selection is superb.

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marcr
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not quite what we were expecting for a Xmas day dinner. Food was ok but overpriced for what it is: nothing special. Just banking on the ‘French’ label… No kids menu and no non-alcoholic options either besides water. Service reminds you of Paris but not in a good way. Felt like a tourists trap. Won’t come back and I don’t recommend

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PRCESQUIRE
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Although i was thankful they were open oh Christmas, it was a most forgettable meal.

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GapShooter
London
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. A little chilly (who'd have thought it would be so cold at Christmas!?), but the blankets really helped 😁

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Shaft
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was very good, we each had the lobster salad with beets, which was a new combination for me. We loved it.
My wife had the Day Boat Scallops and I had the Beef Filet Mignon Wellington.
We tasted each other's meal and both were great.
The beef in the Wellington was indeed a filet, with no extra fat. Nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Christmas lunch and it was truly outstanding- food, service and ambience! Thanks for making this a special day!

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Sonja
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We ordered a fixed, three-course Christmas menu (four if you count the hors d’ouvres—which I wouldn’t since they arrived after the first course) with a wine pairing for each meal. The food was excellent but the courses came in rushed one after the other. The wines were thoughtfully chosen but we had to ask the sommelier for new glasses twice because there was a problem with the dishwasher and the glasses smelled strongly of chlorine. The sommelier did not apologise either time but brought us new glasses without a word. Our Christmas dinner had a conveyer belt feel to it, like the purpose was to charge as many clients as possible without any thought given to how this might affect the quality. Will not be returning to this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing portions. Saxophone player is top notch.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food really was NOT good. This is not a french bistro. We got this Christmas reservation for 55$/meal which became 80 or 85$ one week before Christmas when all restaurants are already booked (Last minute price change with guess what no change on the menu). The place was so cold, they have their doors wide opened, if the roof could have been removed, they would have done it, no heaters inside. When you pay 120-130 per meal (wine&tips), will you ever eat with a coat in the dark in the terrible noise of their overcrowded open kitchen?
It’s so confortable to eat with a coat. Plus the quality of the food didn’t help.

I was so ashamed to bring my family for Christmas to that place. The condition and the food were bad, such a place could close in no time in a country like France as it is a french restaurant.

The food: beef wellington cooked with those “fake” mushrooms gave a very bad taste to the beef and you couldn’t mix it with the sauce because it was badly prepared, far too strong. Desert: “liquid” crème brulé….why liquid???
Oh and the staff prefers to hold the dishes with their fingers in them, so professional.

I don’t know what they try to do with this place, pricing high and have people believe it’s a nice warm, cosy place to have a lunch/dinner with your loves one…I believed it based on some comments and through the menu but let’s keep it simple:
It’s a not a good restaurant!

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BtGs
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great. I felt that their service was a bit rough. There was a live jazz music which was great, but if you want to chat, the noise level would be pretty high.

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JuliaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood French restaurant! We had a great meal for my mom’s birthday- was hard to decide what to order! We went with the onion soup, chicken pâté, duck salad, coq au vin, salmon, and osso bucco- all fantastic. Plus a great wine list and wonderful ambiance- cannot recommend highly enough!

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InTownFromDenver
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delish, our waitress was terrific! The jazz duet was terrific just a tad loud. Otherwise great SF brunch experience!

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In2food
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I've been to many French and Italian restaurants around the around. The service and ambiance at Cocotte was the worst. The hostess and host were both openly rude to us. We arrived on time but our table was not ready. We were told to wait outside. We waited for a few minutes and the hostess made eye contact with me and nodded towards our table. I walked into our seating area and she snapped at me. Don't come inside! Wait outside! she said in a rude manner. I told her I understood that she was motioning us to our table. She said no! I walked back outside but as I turned to walk a few steps along the sidewalk she put her knuckle into my back as she tried to push me along. Wow! I was not walking slowly even though I was wearing a knee brace to support a torn meniscus. Since it was my pre teen daughter's birthday I wanted to invite her friend and family to enjoy a meal together. I must add that the restaurant had a jazz ensemble playing so loud I'm sure no one could hear any conversation unless one yelled.
When the host came to ask about drinks we told him we wanted hot water. I know several of us nodded in unison. He did not clarify if we wanted a cup for each diner. He only brought us four cups of hot water instead of five. A moment later I was able to catch his attention by waving to him. He nodded. I thought he understood I wanted him to bring the remaining cup of hot water. Although he nodded to me he never came to the table so I walked to his station and told him I wanted a cup of water for my daughter. He did bring one more cup of hot water after that with no comment.
As we were ordering wine I was looking at the bottle portion of the wine list and I thought we were discussing ordering a bottle. He only brought two glasses and I thought he decided the table was too small so he had placed the bottle at his station. After I finished one glass I asked about the remaining wine in the bottle and he told me that I did not order a bottle. Wow! Disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Cocotte. The onion soup was the best we’ve ever had, and the gratin, coq au vin, and osso buco were all spectacular as well. The prices are also very reasonable, particularly for French food in the Bay Area, and the service was very warm and accommodating. We will absolutely be back!

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Jess
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal that all of us really enjoyed - there wasn't a bad item on the menu. The salmon was amazing! Host was very nice and accommodating and recommended a truly wonderful bottle of wine - very knowledgeable about what he had to offer. Service was fast without rushing. The only reason I didn't give a full five stars is that the outdoor space is still a bit rough around the edges. It looks like they're probably not sure if it'll be a permanent thing, but it might be nice to add a bit more charm here.

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Amber
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quaint spot to eat with delicious dinner options!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

After-performance dinner with family to celebrate the holiday season. Cocotte was our favorite neighborhood restaurant before COVID hit. We are so happy it has made it through the tough times and hope that it continues to do super well in its recovery. Having outside dining really gave them more seating capacity so we hope that continues. Bon appetit!

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vipple2you
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentically French. One of our San Francisco favorites.

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Nbultema
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Live music! Great service and good atmosphere. They have done a great job to make sure you are warm while outside.

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PHMunch
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous French bistro. Very attentive staff and excellent dishes. Not all that fancy but all dishes executed well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday dinner. Nice Ambiance and good service

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CameronM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. A little wait period before being seated, but everything else was exceptional

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FrancesW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner out (plus Anniversary!). The menu accommodated husband’s gluten-free diet, the waitstaff was really helpful, exquisite food and wine, and fabulous music! The cablecars rumbling by made it even more magical. Can’t wait to go back here.

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DrLydiaGray
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice neighborhood and outdoor dining was very nice, heaters provided as it was a chilly Thanksgiving night. Overall, food was good, not spectacular. Wine pairings were ok, Pinot Noir was not to our likely.

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FFML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous French food and good wine at a great price point plus live music

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving, was absolutely delicious but very expensive!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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risotto
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good
Food was good and area picturesque

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Was very disappointed in the food. We had Osso Buco and Coq au Vin… the sauce for both tasted exactly the same.
The fries were blahhh. The tarte tatin was not good… very poor and mediocre french food. The restaurant would not last a day in France.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! It was our first experience… it definitely WON’T be our last.

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AllisonK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was ok, but unfortunately it did not make up for the too loud music and the rude staff.

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MicheleB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little bit of Europe in SF - never disappoints! One of our favorite spots - food is amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocotte is one of my favorite restaurants in the city, my partner and I have been going here for date nights for years. The Filet Mignon Wellington is my favorite! Also the Banana Creme Brulee is a must for dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

One of the band members playing that night interrupted my and my dates dinner, mid eating, and asked for a tip. That’s a little tacky, but I understand, it’s a rough time for all. So I politely try to decline and was given an extremely rude response which infuriated me. No one is entitled to a tip, it is discretionary. Honestly, from our very nice little table under a nook we could not even hear the band. This woman’s attitude was absolutely horrible. I immediately asked for a manager and was taken care of by our server. The staff was great, gave us a free dessert, which was very good and much appreciated. But the fact this woman was allowed to go front table to table asking for a tip, and when not getting one gives a rude attitude and comment, is NOT OK. This soured just experience big time.

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craigL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Live music was much too loud for my taste. Service was great as was food. Wine choice was ok.

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CAROLYNL
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last day of Restaurant Week and wanted to give it a try. Cheese soufflé + salad starter were superb; husband had the duck rillette w/ toasted brioche that was very flavorful. Dayboat scallops + beef Wellington for the mains were also delicious and quite plentiful (half his Wellington came home). For dessert we had the banana crepe brûlée + panna cotta, both were nice finishes to end a really lovely dinner. Will most definitely be coming back!

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JerilynL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was nice and the staff were caring and welcoming.
Good dining experience and my husband said he would eat there again.

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ElizabethR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a small and busy space,even so the service is great and the food excellent. It is apparent that much thought and preparation has gone into each flavorful dish. Best oso bucco ever. Smoked duck salad perfect. Good wine list. Lively spot with music, indoor/outdoor dining.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cocotte using the Order Online button. Cocotte also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 292-4415.

Cocotte is rated 4.5 stars by 1102 OpenTable diners.

Cocotte does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cocottesf.com/s/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.