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Fringale, San Francisco, CA

Fringale

4.3
4.3
2205 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Fringale, which means "the urge to eat," has been a major contributor to San Francisco's South of Market culinary renaissance. From its opening fourteen years ago, it has remained a favorite dining spot for food lovers, socialites, politicians, artists, celebrities, and journalists. The restaurant's sponged eggshell colored walls, blond wooden chairs, sand and earth toned banquettes and wainscoting, and verdigris bartop create a dining environment that is sophisticated, intimate, and inviting. Fringale is a place where guests can drop in for a glass of wine and snack at the bar or enjoy a tantalizing classic French bistro meal prepared by one of the finest kitchens in San Francisco. Come and experience why Fringale has been consistently rated one of the top French restaurants in San Francisco since its opening.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Basque
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 543-0573
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tripp Mauldin
  • Neighborhood
    SOMA
  • Cross street
    Bryant & Brannan
  • Parking details
    There is also a public parking lot across the street.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 1.4Value

NoiseModerate

2,205 Reviews
  1. LisaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Fringale and are sorry it is closing. We will miss you!

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  2. SusanP

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will miss Fringale! One of a kind neighborhood restaurant.

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  3. NoelE

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best ever, so sorry to see them close. Looking forward to what Chapeau brings back with Suzette in a few months.

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  4. DJSFO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great last meal. Thank you for all the years of great meals and wonderful memories.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and exquisite knowledgable service.

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  6. Ohana

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So sad that this gem of a restaurant is closing. Food is still excellent as well as service. The frisee salad is one of my favorite things to order there, and it did not disappoint this time. The duck confit, steak frites and lamb were all delicious. This place will be missed.

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  7. michael

    San Francisco

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fringale has been our favorite French bistro in San Francisco since it opened 28 years ago. How sad that it is closing! It has a delicious menu, delightful ambience, and charming servers. We loved our 3-course luncheon beginning with duck rillettes and prawns in Pastis, and then steak frites and duck confit, ending with hazelnut & almond mousse cake and warm chocolate gourmand. Very satisfying and reasonably priced, as well. Merci beaucoup!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So sad to say goodbye to our favorite restaurant in SF

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  9. Bruce

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am so sad that Fringale is closing later this month. I hope that the new management (Chapeau) keeps up this fine tradition

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  10. StephenA

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been going here for years. Sorry to see that it is closing.

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Fringale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 543-0573.

Fringale is rated 4.3 stars by 2205 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Fringale

570 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bryant & Brannan
  • Neighborhood
    SOMA
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Basque
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is also a public parking lot across the street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tripp Mauldin
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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