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Fringale

4.6
2059 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem (41)
  • Good for a Date (38)
  • Authentic (29)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Basque
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 543-0573
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tripp Mauldin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bryant & Brannan
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Parking details
There is also a public parking lot across the street.
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Special events & promotions
Come join us for our Signature Dish menu Sun-Fri from 5:30-6:30 for $32.95. Traditional duck confit, Alaskan wild salmon, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin will be featured.
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Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2059 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlainR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Delicious, fresh, cooked to perfection traditional French food served with a smile. What else to ask for?

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and an excellent dinning experience at Frjngale. It started when the owner greeted us with his warm friendly smile. This place is quaint and the servers are attentive to their customers. The food is delicious and worth the value as well their wine selections! I would highly recommend

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LizaH 
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Hadn't been to Fringale in years. It was a great evening - terrific food, quiet but lively, and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, great cocktails, and great service.

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vipFoodBug (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I always enjoy Fringale. It really is a neighborhood gem, that has managed to please customers for many years. The food is very good, the service is warm and friendly, and the prices are not over the top.

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Quyen (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. It was our first time dining there, and we absolutely enjoyed the excellent service, great food, and warm ambiance.

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vipLarryM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Very nice setting, great staff.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Unfortunately, the food is simply mediocre. Calamari appetizer was nice. Fish main course was not worthwhile - bland sole on a pile of simple rice (oops, i mean risotto). The hazelnut dessert cake was horrible - way to sweet and artificial tasting.. leaving a terrible taste in our mouths and a bad way to finish an otherwise forgettable meal.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food, great service, extremely friendly, and quiet. Go!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

A pleasant restaurant with delicious food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

First time there. Foods are delicious, portions are good, waiters/waitress are friendly. Love it and will visit again.

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BK778 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Went here on a recommendation during restaurant week and was not disappointed. it's a smallish place, quiet, a small bar and very comfortable ambiance. Service was top shelf as was the food; good portions, nicely presented and left me wishing there was a bit more. Good selections of wine by the glass that complimented the menu nicely. All in all, a neighborhood gem that we will visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Fringale never fails to deliver! Fantastic food and warm service. 👍👍👍

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vipbbbbb (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Love Fringale. Always great food and service. Highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great meal, but we felt rushed by the servers. They didn't give us time to enjoy our before dinner cocktails and didn't pick up on our statements of surprise.. "Wow why is food is here so soon?"

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