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.
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.
GREAT STAFF....FOOD WAS GREAT ,BEEF WELINGTON WAS THE BEST ... WE WILL BE BACK
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.
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!!!
Yuri is awesome! Thanks for making dinner fun
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 !
Wonderful atmosphere and cuisine! It was our first time but we will be returning soon!
Went for restaurant week and had a lovely time! Every dish was fantastic!
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.
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.
Very cozy spot with wonderful food - we enjoyed every bite
Restaurant Week pick. Exquisite food. Great service. We will definitely go back soon. I have to try the Beef Wellington.
Service was great! Recommendations for drinks and dessert were spot on. The food was delicious and we will definitely be back :)
A great sf restaurant week deal!!