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About Garcon

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.
BON APPETIT!

1101 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: tuesday to thursday : 5:30pm - 10:00pm
friday saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
closed on sundays and mondays

Cross Street:
22nd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 401-8959

Website:
http://www.garconsf.com/

Parking Details:
In addition to street parking, there is also a parking garage on 21st Street (at Bartlett between Mission & Valencia).

Executive Chef:
Arthur Wall

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Garcon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for a Date (12)
Authentic (10)
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Casual (9)
Cozy (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Romantic (6)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The food and ambiance was great !

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a good experience! Super friendly staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food and venue. Service was a bit slow.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food and exceptional service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

No thank you

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Not quite what it used to be

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Edinburgh)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

For the last ten years Garcon has been a favorite. Last night's dinner with friends was terminally disappointing. The dining room was stifling warm. Be advised Garcon no longer offers cocktails having sold their liquor license! The previous standard menu items (and still shown on the website) such as duck confit and pork tenderloin are no longer offered. The upholstery of the seating is new.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Garçon is consistently good. Always a go to place for us.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great French bistro, excellent quality, clearly love their food. Excellent service. Sitting at the bar is always fun.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a wonderfully indulgent date night here ... would absolutely recommend it!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Really enjoyed our dining experience here. Food was delicious and service was excellent. We will return with friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Amazing experience! Great french cuisine, amazing wines...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Once again Garson proves why we continue to go back every time we are in San Francisco. The food and service are outstanding. From the soup to the entrees there is always something new and delicious to enjoy. Can't get enough of this place.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great traditional french food. I had an amazing cheese plate, and a great glass of reasonably priced wine. Owner was friendly and cheerful. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Tucson)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This place is a treasure....authentic delicious French bistro food....like casual dining in Paris! The service is friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is delightful! We were a party of six and enjoyed all of our choices including very delicious onion soup, chicken liver pate, salads, steak frite and seared salmon with the crispy skin on. Desserts are also fantastic!
Love this restaurant!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Have been here many times, and it never disappoints. This last time the service started out a bit slow, but came through in the end. Great food, cocktails, and wine -- what's not to love. Great ambiance, feels like you're in Europe.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Awesome. Authentic. Very french. Absolutely nothing to even to remark.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was unimpressive, average. Don't get the pasta, very under-flavored. I think it would be best to order drinks and a cheese plate. Service was spotty -- hostess was rude. Overall it was okay but there are far better eating experiences in San Francisco

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

An absolutely wonderful treat! I've been wanting to come here for some time and it definitely was worth the wait: the service, food, and ambiance were superb. We will be back for sure and look forward to our next visit here. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Hard working, this restaurant has been turning out great meals and drinks for years. A few disciples of the NY /French chef Daniel Bouloud came to SF about 15 years ago and they've been devoted to great French fare at reasonable prices. Bravo!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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