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We had a wonderful dinner at Fringale and are sorry it is closing. We will miss you!
We will miss Fringale! One of a kind neighborhood restaurant.
The best ever, so sorry to see them close. Looking forward to what Chapeau brings back with Suzette in a few months.
Great last meal. Thank you for all the years of great meals and wonderful memories.
Delicious food and exquisite knowledgable service.
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.
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!
So sad to say goodbye to our favorite restaurant in SF
I am so sad that Fringale is closing later this month. I hope that the new management (Chapeau) keeps up this fine tradition
Been going here for years. Sorry to see that it is closing.
Sadly, and I mean very, very sadly, Fringale as we know it will close next week. Although I am told that the restaurant, possibly with the same name, will open in a few months with a new owner, it's hard to say goodbye to this place. The food and the ambiance are always wonderful, a combination of a first rate classy restaurant and an informal bistro. To some extent the restaurant is a casualty of subway construction, which has gone on for almost six years.
We had the duck terrine, which was perfectly seasoned and presented and I had the rack of lamb, perfectly cooked and memorable.
We've been coming to Fringale for almost 25 years and, as above, it's difficult to say farewell to such a charming and wonderful eatery.
Great food and service. Can’t believe they are closing on Saturday - please don’t !!!
Perfect in every way! Best food in San Francisco, and wonderful personal service. Fringale will be sorely missed. Rack of lamb perfectly done every time. Prawns pastis - the best thing I've ever eaten. The handmade spinach ravioli with the Roquefort - delicious! The tarte tartin for dessert tops off a perfect meal. Jean-Marie and his warm, excellent staff made this place feel like home, and it will be hard to find another dining experience as wonderful as this -- ever. A true gem, and a huge loss to the restaurant world and to San Francisco.
Great service and food. You can have a real conversation!
I have been coming here for years. I bring, friends, business colleagues and entertain customers. Fringale’s is always stellar and this time was equally wonderful. It was a business lunch Thank you to the entire team.
Food's still great. Sad that they're closing
Wonderful dining experience except for the tables are a bit to close, especially the 2 person tables along the window. Conversations from other diners are not easily ignored. Food was fantastic from salad to entree, but the hazelnut and almond cake was scrumptious.
Always a great place for consistant delicious french bistro food. Love the service and the quiet atmosphere.
We live in Santa Rosa (one hour north), and Fringale is our choice of French restaurant in SF. Over many years, each and every meal has been absolute perfection. Perfect in every way. The option of 3 courses for a fixed price is a great value.
Outstanding meals, particularly the rack of lamb and accompaniments. The recommended wines were disappointing, not complementing the food. It was new years eve, so was noisier and more crowded than usual, but the food made up for that. We are still raving about the excellent rack of lamb and green beans.
If you want a wonderful meal, in a cozy bistro style setting, with attentive service, then Fringale should be your choice. Whether its a date night or a casual dinner, their great food and excellent service will make you very happy. From a longtime, very satisfied client and patron.
One of the best French Restaurants I’ve been too
Food was very good. We did the 3 courses for $50.00 each - it was too much food as we were 7 people and could have shared some appetizers. It was pricey but we were not expecting it to be inexpensive and the the quality of the food was high. I would recommend.
Superb French fare and service
We have been going to Fingale for over 15 years and it never disappoints! The prawns are always amazing.
As usual, the food was first rate, the service fine, and the ambience perfect. Noise level low allowed nice conversation. Recommend the endive salad and moules. The fries were perfect.
Casual, but stylish dining room. Excellent service. Generous portions. Food was nicely prepared. Style is fresh ingredients with subtle flavors.
Our large group was perfectly served and made to feel special. The food was flawless. The cocktails were terrific. They have just one Pinot but it was delicious. Great experience.
I had the rack of lamb, deeeelicious, perfectly cook and a light crisp on the fatty edge. Will be going there again real soon. To my liking, the brussel sprouts could have been cooked a little longer. I like them tender.
Good food, but nothing exceptional and not cheap. a little crowded.
Great service, solid entrees, delicious desserts
Just my opinion but I think this is the best overall restaurant in the city ( we’ve been to a lot, but not all). Of course if you want Chinese, Indian, Mexican, etc. I’d recommend someplace else. This is one of the few places where you can actually have a conversation at your table. Great food and service, not a very large restaurant, reservations recommended .
Thought the food was fantastic!
Endive/Arugula salad was a great start,
Our seafood and chicken entree were delicious!!
Absolutely wonderful in ever way every time I’ve been over 25 consistent years. A treasure
From an excellent Calvados cocktail to very savory appetizers and copious entree of PEI mussels, the meal was noteworthy and very French in an understated, genuine way. Good-sized portions. Reasonably priced as well
Wonderful food and great service! Excellent location for dinner before a show. Highly recommend the rib eye, lamb, and pate. The potato gratin is superb!
really outstanding - food was delicious, service excellent
Lamb chops and hangar steak were cooked perfectly. Potatoes w the lamb were delectable and frites were great.
Ice cream sundae was really really good. Service was totally professional and flawless.
We arrived with chair pads and a walker on our first dinner out following knee surgery and were met at the door with a warm welcome and help getting to the table.
We have been coming to Fringale for three decades and the quality of the meals and warmth of the place will keep us coming back for years to come.
This was our third time to this restaurant. I would say this experience was a little bit less fun than the last two, mainly due to the server that we had. The fun factor of a server makes a big difference to me, Even if the food was excellent. I had a sole in a Basque preparation with lots of flavors of pepper and vegetables. It was very good. My husband had muscles and fries, again very very good. We would come again.
Great basque food. Wonderful service. We are becoming regulars.