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Garcon

4.4
1602 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Casual
Welcome to Garcon! Garcon encapsulates an old-world French bistro with a casual and friendly atmosphere like one would find in France. Chef Arthur Wall delivers a stylish interpretation of French classics like coq au vin, mussels, duck confit and French onion soup. A New Orleans native, classically trained at the Winsdor Court Hotel, Chef Wall has always loved French cooking but with the resources and setting of the west coast. He sources the freshest ingredients, cooking in the seasons and changing the menu daily. Garcon offers a diverse selection of local and old world wines, local oysters and cheeses as well as daily prix fixe and holiday tasting menus. Access to private lounge offset from main dining allows people to engage in intimate conversation and parties as well.

Garcon also offers a 3 course Chef's menu all week.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: tuesday to thursday : 5:30pm - 10:00pm
friday saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
closed on sundays and mondays
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Phone number
(415) 401-8959
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Arthur Wall
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
22nd Street
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Parking details
In addition to street parking, there is also a parking garage on 21st Street (at Bartlett between Mission & Valencia).
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1602 People Are Saying
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4.2
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service
4.2
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4.1
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3.0Dined 18 hours ago

Woman moved us while we were eating, so she could seat a 4top. Absolutely nothing wrong with this, if she had been tactful and asked us first. They should have sent out a dessert or comp'd our frites. It's just the kind, respectful thing to do.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Exceptional staff (wait and hostess)-very friendly. Food always excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was good but would not give it more then three out of five stars.
I think the French Fries are not crispy ( for the second time already ) and I had also the burger there which ( also for the second time ) was not really my best burger especially for the $ 15.00 where at Roam Burger or Super Duper they are even better and much cheaper.
Atmosphere is great and location also.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food is ok, but not spectacular. I had the hangar steak medium rare, it was very rare. The french fries were soggy and that is all that comes with it, for 28$, a bit sad. The coq au vin that my wife had was very nice. The 12$ generous happy hour wine flights are definitely a nice touch!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Dined with a friend Friday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Since it was still happy hour ordered the sparkling wine flight (Le Petillant) for $12 and three $1 oysters. I thought they were really great deals and would return for these. My friend and I then shared the cheese/charcuterie plan (4 items for $22). We thought the Brillat Savarin was particularly tasty. It was literally like butter. We also ordered the frisee aux lardons and ratatouille. I really liked how they prepared the ratatouille, chunky pieces of vegetable, hearty, full of flavor. I ordered the Saint-Emilion, Grand Cru, Cadrans de Lassegue, which I thought was a nice accompaniment to the meal. The only negative comment I could make was that the waitress forgot my glass of wine. I had to ask for it again and I didn't get it until almost the end of the meal. But, it wasn't a huge deal. Overall, I thought it was an enjoyable meal. The happy hour deals were a great value. And the service, notwithstanding the minor oversight, was pretty good. There were no haughty French waiters here. Would recommend and would return for another try.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was a nice quaint neighborhood restaurant. We had table by the window - the warm night drew neighbors that were out and about so one can people watch. Food was decent - pomp frites with the 3 tasting sauces was neat to try as was the French Onion soup. The coq au vin and the duck confit were a bit dry yet tasty.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Did not honor our reservation-very unprofessional hostess: nasty! Then mgr got us a table finally-and the food was great then he yelled at us for not tipping on the tax and mandate!!!

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Frenchbstaff with attitude trying to pass off poor food as French. The champagne and oysters were great, but anything that involved the kitchen’s touching the food, a disaster. We ate one escargot, passed on the rest...Salade frisée- served in a cereal bowl with chewy bacon. Three bites and we were done. Glad we had not ordered main courses. Paid the bill and left...the fact that we didn’t eat our prepared food was lost on the staff. Just cleared the full plates and didn’t say anything. Tres mal.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great service, delicious food and lively atmosphere. A bit loud if you are looking for romantic or cozy experience.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Very nice location. Excellent service. Really great french food. A must. Well established culinary delight.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent quality food and wines. Very French. Service is fast and friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We enjoy the friendly casual feeling of this place. The food is always tasty, savory and thoughtfully composed.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Truly enjoy going to this restaurant but best enjoyed witha small party. Way too loud for the money with friends. It is not average. One table in the back is quiet, the front of the house is just not enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Fine restaurant and pleasant ambiance. Friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

What a gem! Came here on a Friday night, it wasn't too busy at 6:30 but it quickly filled up within an hour. The food was amazing! Highly recommend the oysters, chicken liver patte, steamed muscles and the hanger steak! The service was also nice and fast, I really loved Garcon and can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food and ambiance was great !

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Took my friend for a bday dinner. The food was great! Only complaint- where was the truffle in the hanger steak and frites? Couldn’t smell it. Maybe it was in the little pat of butter? Uncertain. We searched for it.

Otherwise- Food was great. We loved the escargot

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

As usual the food was great and the service very attentive. We always enjoy dining here when we are in San Francisco.

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

One of the servers was very friendly. The sweetbreads were amazing. Other food was below expectations. Totally fine, but would not go back unless it was to have some wine and sweetbreads.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a good experience! Super friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food and venue. Service was a bit slow.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

My girlfriend and dinned at Garcon and we had a wonderful experience. The team were flexible and willing to work with us sharing meals. They were pleasant, food was delicious and price was reasonable. Thank you

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food and exceptional service.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

It's a friendly and inviting place but somehow the food was a little lackluster. The duck/mushroom `samosas' were a bit greasy; mussels had a nice sauce but the seafood itself wasn't top quality or perhaps were a bit overcooked.

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2.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Big disappointment that they no longer serve spirits. And the onion soup, which I had remembered fondly, was mediocre.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Just a nice neighborhood restaurant we like to frequent. Nice wait staff and good food & wine at a reasonable price

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Charming place with great food. Consistently high quality with great service. Love the steak frites!!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The special menu for New Year's eve was way overpriced and the quality of the food inconsistent. Avoid the special occasion, just go for a regular dinner. Food should be good and priced at market rate.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

No thank you

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a great time and the food was Wonderful! 2nd time we dined there

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

I have been to this restaurant a couple of years ago and it was fantastic. Sadly this has all changed. The Escargot was tasteless, barely detecting garlic and salt. Dinner overall was ok but not memorable. Service was just ok and while advertised as a full bar I was told that they are only now beer/wine. This was an issue for a few guests. This was a small wedding celebration and that wasn't even acknowledged.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent! Thanks to all the staff! Great evening with my date! Merci Jérôme!

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3.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Not quite what it used to be

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

We are locals and this is our go to bistro. Give it a try. Does not disappoint.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great location and excellent bsitro menu close to the Marsh. Been there several times and always enjoyed the food. Wine flight is recommended choices

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Authentic, delicious French bistro food...excellent service...in a nutshell, perfect! Loved the profiterols

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there on Thanksgiving and the had a fixed price, 3-course meal. The food was well presented and delicious. Garçon is a restaurant that we save for special occasions. The menu is always good and the staff friendly. We absolutely recommend Garçon.

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Food here was fantastic across the board. We happened to be there on a particularly busy evening so the service was embarrassingly bad for the first half of the meal (took almost half another between being seated and someone taking our order). However, this lapse was acknowledged, and our waitress more than made up for it! Would highly recommend for a date or other special occasion

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Always a pleasure to have dinner here when we are in the City. Great food and nice atmosphere. Service is very attentive.

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