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Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
10:30 PM
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Cocotte

4.5
775 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy


Cocotte restaurant merges the timeless essence of the traditional French rotisserie with avant-garde flavors inspired by Califonia’s farm-fresh palate.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
tuesday to sunday 5:30pm - 10.00pm.

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Phone number
(415) 292-4415
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mikael Audry
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Private party facilities
Whether you are planning a Rehearsal dinner, a Wedding reception, a birthday party as well as a Corporate Event or a friendly get together for the coming Holidays, Cocotte is happy to welcome you in its warm and cozy main room where we can accommodate up to 50 seated guests.
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Private party contact
aurore martinez: (877) 685-7490
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Catering
Cocotte is also specialized in catering business. Call us to organize your next event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jackson St.
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Parking details

there is parking lot at Polk @ pacific 2 block from the restaurant
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Public transit
Cable Car (line hyde @ beach) stop across the street. #27 Bryant and #83 Pacific Muni buses
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Entertainment
Live music for French and American Holidays.
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Special events & promotions
Cocotte, charming and cozy restaurant, is the perfect place to celebrate a special event. Please visit the "Private Dining" page for more details.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 775 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was overpriced. Meat dishes are better than others. Pasta dish unremarkable. We were charged $8 for something we didn't order. Check your bill carefully. Loud..

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful place, cozy, energetic, nice service, though slow. We had high expectations with food and got disappointed. My swordfish wasn't very tasty, mussels very little, peppers too big... worth it to know but not to repeat.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Started off with bad table. Tables packed side by side, no privacy except for tables that were “reserved”. No bread and butter with meal, had to do a side order from menus. Beef Wellington was undercooked(I ordered medium, came out raw) and no vegetable or potato for $38. Waiter not happy when I asked that the beef be cooked to medium. Music loud and not what you would expect in a French restaurant. Left restaurant hungry.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The new owner and Chef Daniel is a truly talented Chef. He has retained all that I loved about Hyde Street Bistro and reinterpreted it, and added a few lovely french staples, along with a superb Wellington. I came away absolutely satisfied.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

OMG that Beef Wellington is to die for. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food excellent. Although noise level high it was a truly enjoyable experience, chatting with guests at tables on either side of us. We did have to wait a bit for our food but it was worth it. Great wine selection. Wait staff personable and overall a pleasant experience. I would go back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A true hidden gem in Nob Hill. One of my very favorite restaurants. Food is die for, always. Yuri provides exceptional service, and Daniel, the Chef will often come out to meet and thank you.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Good service and very friendly staff.

My complaint is the nickel and diming: asked if I want sparkling or regular water, choose sparkling which ended up costing $30 for two people, charged for bread, and also brought out the wrong entree (I asked for a chicken entree and got a fish entree) and while they eventually brought out the chicken entree, I was still charged for the more expensive fish entree. While I liked the staff/chef, the above would preclude me from going back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Such a wonderful gem. If you love REAL French food and fabulous French wine, you’ll adore Cocotte.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Parents love it. Very good French food. Local gem

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The food was impeccable.... I think. We over-ordered in appetizers and sides dishes and I couldn’t eat my main entree. At the end of the day I asked for my sides and entree packed. The next day, I found out THEY FORGOT to PACKED MY BEEF WELLINGTON!!!i I was super bummed ☹️ . I think my dish was the most expensive item on the menu and didn’t even get to try it. 😭

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We 2 women sat in a very cozy, private nook but the noise level was still very high.

To find something on the entire menu without onions, garlic and peppers was impossible. The waiter tried, but apparently my request was too difficult. I ended up with a small lettuce salad with a few small slices of cheese, 2 baby tomatoes, several golden raisins and 3 slivers of radish....for $15. Bread was extra and I agreed with that, but they didn't have butter, only tapenade. That seemed odd for a French restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The service was great! Everyone was so friendly and the server was helpful with the wine. I can’t believe I’ve never been and I have lived four blocks away for four years! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I've been dining here for almost 3 years. This is one of my favorite places to dine in SF. And it is my #1 place for a date.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A good neighborhood restaurant with great food and SF ambiance!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The beef Wellington was really good! We enjoyed our evening here. Great service

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We loved everything about Cocette. The ambiance is warm and casual chic. Our waiter was helpful and charming in that French-in-America sort of way. I started with a delicious mushroom soup and my husband had the mache salad with citrus vinaigrette. He went on to have their signature Beef Wellington and the goat cheese potato gratin side. I had the scrumptious rotisserie half chicken served with three fabulous sauces - arugula pesto, mushroom and romesco. I could eat it every day, it was so good. My side was broccoli with a lemon anchovies vinaigrette. Yum. Unfortunately, we had no time for desert. We were rushed because we were late for our reservation and had theater tickets. Our bad. Next time we will be sure to chill and take our time. Their tart tartin is definitely in our future.

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Inept service. Good food and ambiance, but not enough
Just finished a Valentines Day dinner at Cocotte. In the middle of dinner the waiter spilled my wife's full glass of red wine over me, providing a robust soaking of my jacket, shirt and trousers. While he apologized (the host, standing nearby showed no concern) he offered to "make it up to me" the next time we dined there. Not a reduction of the current bill or some real time consideration for their blunder.
Truly an inept response to spilling wine all over me and costing me an expensive dry cleaning bill.
Regretful. My wife and I will not be returning and will not recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

GREAT STAFF....FOOD WAS GREAT ,BEEF WELINGTON WAS THE BEST ... WE WILL BE BACK

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had reservations for 8pm, but Open Table screwed it up and the restaurant had it for 8:30. This gave us enough time to have a glass of bubbly at the bar, which is never a problem. Considering it was a busy Saturday night, we were seated pretty quickly. We had never been to the restaurant and we loved the atmosphere, small and intimate, friendly staff, good wine list. My only gripe was the service. They were very slow to come and bring us bread or water, though we asked immediately upon sitting. The appetizer also took a bit of time, but we overlooked it. To start we had the duck foie gras with poached pear (relish?)...so delicious. My husband had the Beef Wellington and I had the Bouillabaisse, both delicious, plus a side of crispy french fries. During the whole meal we were not only loving our appetizer and entrees, but the bread was the best, very light with perfectly crispy crust. The dessert was a an apple tart, not like any we have tasted, but delicious. All in all, a great dining experience.

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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

It seems that they prefer the walk-ins over the opentable reservations.We had a reservation but arriving there, they said they do not have it. They were not polite and not interested at all in our reservation!! We left the restaurant and checked again in opentable, they showed availability when it was False!!!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Yuri is awesome! Thanks for making dinner fun

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

We had to wait a bit even though we had the reservation for 8:30 but it was last day of restaurant week and food was great !

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and cuisine! It was our first time but we will be returning soon!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Went for restaurant week and had a lovely time! Every dish was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Went here for restaurant week and unlike other places, Cocotte takes it seriously. They offered a variety of delicious choices. The staff was great, the atmosphere was comfortable, and the food memorable. This is a great neighborhood restaurant and I'll be back.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Visited for SF Restaurant Week and was encouraged by Check Please Bay Area Review.

The food was nicely French, but was surprised to see many Italian dishes and preparations on the menu. I had a Trout dish and my partner had Osso Bucco. The trout had skin on, but it wasn't crispy. The osso bucco was chewy and dry, and the polenta wasn't amazing either. Plenty of seasoning on everything but the quality was lacking. Realizing that we could have probably ordered differently and saved quite a bit of money by just ordering ala carte.

One other complaint. They served a sancerre by the glass that was about $16 at Costco (same brand, same vintage). It's a great wine for 16 bucks. They charged $13 for a glass. Come on.

Probably won't go back. The restaurant needs an update. Clearly noticed the leather on the bar stools was cracked and worn away.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Very cozy spot with wonderful food - we enjoyed every bite

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant Week pick. Exquisite food. Great service. We will definitely go back soon. I have to try the Beef Wellington.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was great! Recommendations for drinks and dessert were spot on. The food was delicious and we will definitely be back :)

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

A great sf restaurant week deal!!

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

We went for the Restaurant Week special. The first two courses were outstanding -- Ahi Tuna Tartare followed by Pork Shank Osso Bucco. The molten chocolate lava cake dessert was a bit ordinary and slightly on the cool side. Had a nice claret with the meal. The big problem was the noise level, otherwise very happy.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

A little too crowded. We had a table right by the kitchen & it was a bit of a squeeze each time the servers needed to get by. We were constantly worried they would spill something on us.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant that delivers a great dining experience time after time.

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2.0Dined on January 6, 2018

This was my second time at Cocotte and can't say I was too impressed the second time around. We had an 8pm reservation and just a mere 45min later, we were seated. After chatting with a few other patrons at the bar, they too had been waiting at minimum 30 min past their reservation time.

I think Cocotte needs to figure out how many reservations they can honor at any given time, since they clearly overbooked, or underestimated how long others who are dining would stay at their table.

At the very least, we should have been offered a glass of wine or something to snack on, since many of us arrived hungry and with the expectation that we would be seated quickly.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was fresh and well presented. However, we were told no cocktails because “the person who makes them isn’t here tonight”. Really?? In addition, there was nothing special about the food. It was good, but no wow factor at all. We had seen the place on “Check Please Bay Area” and based on their reviews, we were very excited to go. Maybe our expectations were too high?

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1.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Too many tables for the space and the tables are way too close together. Completely ruins the ambiance/atmosphere. The staff barely had space to walk. It was ridiculous. They were also understaffed the day we went.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine here. The staff was super friendly and adapted to our humor right away. Basically we left it to the waiter to choose the food which was amazing. We had foie gras, muscles, and peppers for starters, then two of us had the beef Wellington and two had the duck. All Delicious. The waiter also made a great wine recommendation to accompany the selections.

A winner in this cute little place on Hyde. We will return and recommend often.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Not great. Food was meh. Foie gras terrine was under seasoned and the beef Wellington soggy. Lobster salad was also under seasoned, which made it boring and lacking in flavor. The buttermilk fried quail and the banana creme brûlée were delicious. Frankly, I cannot even remember the rest of the dishes because they were utterly forgettable.
It was Christmas Eve though, so maybe not their best effort.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

This was perhaps our fourth visit to Cocotte over the past few years. The roasted chicken was, as always, wonderful. My son loved his coq a vin. My husband had three problems with his meal--his peppper appetizer was not very tasty (though he in fact did eat it all, he was hungry), the cod was dry and his wine was spoiled. I tasted the wine as well. We brought that to the attention of the server/owner, who first tasted it, tried to tell us that is just how the wine tastes (grenache), but did then graciously serve him a glass of another wine (no charge for the first one, which was barely touched).

It just seemed the evening was a bit off. They were not that busy for most of the night (12/23) . It was just that they seemed to imply that we didn't know what we were talking about with the wine, and we are very well schooled in wine and food.

Happy new year, though.

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