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I always enjoy date night at Fringale for the excellent food, wine and atmosphere. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a intimate dinner with excellent service.
Could not have been happier... Food was great as I remembered from past visits, however, to our happy surprise, Sam, our server whom we knew from another restaurant, was working here now. Sam made our evening the more special.
Great food. Great service. We go to frigales quite often and it is always an enjoyable evening. Brought out of town guests this time they enjoyed even more than we did.
I have been making it a point to eat at Fringale whenever I am in San Francisco for many years and they never disappoint. The food and service are top notch and the wine list always has something interesting to drink. Recommend that Fringale be on your list as well!
One of the best places in San Francisco, as good as being in Paris. A San Francisco treasure.
cozy restaurant for a dinner date. pay attention to our table but not too pushy.
Lovely birthday lunch for my dear friend. Perfect. Loved the candle with her dessert. Thanks!
Fringale is a really beautifully authentic French restaurant, not just because of the food (which is amazing and simple), but mostly because of the atmosphere. They're friendly, but not in-your-face about the pace of your meal. And for the quality of the food you get, the prices are amazing. I couldn't recommend this place more.
We were the last seating and had to order right away, everything was excellent except for the duck which was insanely dry. Tasted like it was made when we arrived and sat under a heat lamp until we were ready to be served our main course. The lamb Chop was amazing and would go back specifically for it. Spinach ravioli was great and bread was perfect to soak up the sauce. Great wait staff, warm and attentive. Flourless chocolate cake w/ fruit compote was amazing.
Fringale is always a very good restaurant with excellent food, service, and value for what you pay. I would recommend Fringale for any type of occasion.
Small place with comfortable and attractive atmosphere, and we always get excellent food and service here. One of our local Mission Bay area favorites.
It was very hot but the food was very good
Excellent food and attentive service. Highly recommend.
Great food and excellent service. The atmosphere is relaxing and good for conversation.
Very attentive service, nice ambiance and delicious food!
We’ll definitely go back!
My husb n I love this place. The servers are very friendly and we are always warmly received the minute we set in the restaurant. It's not a very large dining room but its cozy. Food is not contrived or fancy but reliably good n beautifully presented. Attentive service.
As good as the service was, and as welcoming as the space is, the food did not sparkle as it usually does. calamari was too small and too many little rings rather than tasty legs; frisee lacked flavor (lemon? mustard?) and the ribeye too fatty. Same cook?
We had three entres - fish stew, duck, and sole. All were prepared well, though the duck was a bit dry. The fish stew might have benefited from a stronger spice but was tasty nonetheless. The sole was prepared nicely with a nice sauce. Side dishes of spinach (with light blue cheese) and potatoes au gratin (with light cheese) were perfect. The corn soup starter was perhaps the best we have tasted in 40 years of dining out. The starter raviolis were delicious, full of mushroom with a substantial classic sauce. The apple tarts and flourless cake deserts were OK but nothing special. We brought our own champagne and red Bordeaux; corkage $25. Service was very timely and engaging. The meal was served without excessive waiting between courses, though enough to let the previous course have its moment. Total price with 20% tip was $321. We think this was just a tad on the high side, and probably would be less if an Oakland or other less pricey habitat. But San Francisco is the expensive venue it is, so C'est la Vie.
Congenial staff, capable and attentive. Decently priced wine. Impressive menu variety; excellent bistro cooking.
Wonderful dinner and service. My dinner had authentic lentil from France which raised the quality of the dish. Jazz was great as well!
Certainly the best restaurant in SOMA/Mission Bay and one of the best in San Francisco. Sauteed prawns is the best anywhere-just make sure you have enough bread to finish the sauce.
Fantabulous, as always. We have our usual order, but always find a delightful surprise among the special menus selections. Service is outstanding.
Been coming to this restaurant the past twenty eight years and have had a great meal each time.
Fringale never lets us down. We get beautiful, delicious food. The servers are attentive and helpful. I really love this restaurant.
Always consistently delicious
I return here often over the years. Never disappointed. Real French ambiance here, not the fake type, from food to servers.
Just come here!
Have not been to Fringale for quite awhile and we were happy to find it just as charming as ever. Excellent service and wonderful food. We highly recommend it and plan to not wait so long again before we return.
Typical French bistro ambiance with excellent food. Fast service, a limited menu but offering a good variety of appetizers and French dishes. Always fresh and we keep returning. A little jewel on 4th street!
Really great food, small space so great for business if you get the right table. We did, so worked beautifully.
This is a great place with freindly staff and fine inspired food.
In the past, service has always been quite good. Fringale has been killed by S.F. electing to take 7 years tearing up 4th street.
Fringale is consistently excellent. We have always had great meals, great service, and these things plus the ambience which encourages conversation make it our favorite go-to neighborhood place. So grateful that Fringale exists.
So impressed with the food and service. A wonderful meal from beginning cocktails to salad to entrees to dessert. Expertly prepared and delicious. Attentive service that felt distinctly “French”. Wife and I loved it. We’ll be back to this gem.
We’ve rated Fringale as the best of the best for more than 20 years. Always spot on with food and service. We plan our travel so we can have dinner here.
Great food. They were able to help us add people to our reservation, the day of. We had 10 in total. Food came out all at once and was hot and delicious. Drinks were great as well.
FRINGALE was an ABSOLUTE outstanding and pleasing experience from the moment we stepped in.
There is just such a beautiful atmosphere at Fringale and the staff was was professional, respectful and warm and caring.
Loved it! Great great food!
We went to Fringale to celebrate our wedding anniversary last week. It was the 3rd time we'd been there, so we knew the food would be outstanding. This was the first time the restaurant was so full, however, so we were a little surprised to see how crowded it was. It's probably why our service was a little more perfunctory than it had been before; it took 2 requests before our waiter would come take our appetizer order. This particular waiter is not especially friendly, but once we were served he was attentive and timely. The food, as always, was outstanding. We started with a trio of cheeses served with fresh bread, fruit paste and apples; one of us had the night's special coq au vin, one had the lamb chops, and our petite daughter had the appetizer of shrimp and cherry tomatoes in a pastis sauce. We all loved our courses and would not have changed anything about them. The martini's were also excellent - a generous pour and prepared the way we'd asked. For dessert we shared a warm tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream - so good! The construction on 4th street right in front of the restaurant can make getting there a little challenging, but (so far, at least) there is plenty of street parking nearby as well as parking lots (best avoided on "event nights" where they charge a flat $30). We'll continue to make Fringale a favorite restaurant when we're looking for an excellent meal with French preparation.
Halibut and pork tenderloin were outstanding. We shared 4 desserts and all were top notch. Very happy with the wine. One member on our party had a traditional manhattan and was very satisfied. We'll be back.