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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

come celebrate thanksgiving with a 3 course $72 menu.
doors open at noon. happy thanksgiving

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Garcon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for a Date (14)
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Authentic (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Romantic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fun (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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People Watching (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 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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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 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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·Dined on October 12, 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 October 1, 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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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 27, 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 24, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 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 16, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 10, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I live close to Garcon but always make a reservation because they have gotten popular and I can't say I'm surprised given how yummy it is. The soup of the day is always innovative and amazing, the frissee lardon salad is the best I've had outside of France, their French onion soup and the steak frites keeps my family always wanting to come too, and the waitstaff is just so nice. Oh and reasonably priced cocktails and wine (for SF at least). I have never had a bad dish here!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Delicious food but the service definitely operates at a European pace.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We love the food . My husband loves the oysters . We have eaten here 2x in the last two months. The staff is friendly

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My husband and I were in town for our Anniversary and thought we would try this restaurant. It it very small, like many of the restaurants in this area but... the best food and service! I had the duck confit and my husband had the hanger steak - both were beyond awesome. The waiters and hostess were fabulous! Truffle fries to start were out of this world and the cheese plate at the end was totally fantastic. We will absolutely come again and would recommend this authentic restaurant to anyone. Loved it!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant and cuisine. Highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I thought the food was great, the drinks were great and I would highly recommend the restaurant. The salads were huge and the coq au vin was amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a great time here last week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The asparagus soup du jour was lovely and summery, the seared foie gras was *epic* on all accounts. They have a wildly delicious Cabernet Franc that always hits the spot as well. Dessert and great espresso rounded off the multi-hour dining outing. Success!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

A perfect steak frites!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The staff at this neighborhood gem is always friendly and accommodating. It's standard bistro fare done exquisitely. The room is comfortable and inviting. My salmon was cooked just as ordered, and my friend enjoyed his steak frites thoroughly. It's always a great evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food and friendly staff. Will definitely go again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Garcon has excellent French food priced for a neighborhood restaurant. We had steak, salmon, and duck confit - all terrific. Garcon's weaknesses are the space (cramped), and the service (slow).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food, really nice place. The only complaint I would have is that it was very noisy. Hard to hear people at your own table.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

I'm sorry this will be negative. This was a girls nite out away from kids and husbands Slow to get our drinks had to ask multiple times. The porkloin was way to salty. So wanted this to be our go to place.. Alas it is not!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Garcon is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I love everything on their menu, but especially the lamb sausage small plate.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Food and service is so similar to Paris. One of my favorite restaurants in the city!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great food and friendly services c'è. Delicious steak, duck, chicken . Generous portions and nice presentation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Four of us wanted an early dinner before the 8 pm show at The Marsh. Bone marrow appetizer excellent and I was impressed with the tender hanger steak cooked medium rare to perfection. Companion said the salmon was also excellent and the pasta was yummy. We were all happy. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. We will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food at Garcon was amazing! Our party initially had a reservation for 6 but had to change to 7 at the last minute and luckily, they were able to accommodate us.

Jerome is the man! Super friendly staff as well and they made some great wine recommendations. We ordered 5 bottles of wine between the 7 of us and the food pairings were superb as well. It was my first time trying bone marrow and foie gras and it did not disappoint.
Recommend the mussels as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Garcon remains one of our family's go to place for French cuisine, until just recently.
A little disappointed with my dish, duck confit. Cold, not crispy, haricort vert limp sitting on I don't know what kind of mash. And the steak ftites my guest had, a favorite of my children, I could tell had been sitting under a warming lamp because the wine reduction looked like greasy jelly. Our other guest ordered Rib Eye medium rare.
What he got was nearly medium well. He didn't say anything out of politeness since it was I who highly recommended Garcon. For the prices charged, I expected the same quality of food my family and I have enjoyed in the last 4 years celebrating Anniversaries, birthdays, milestones at Garcon. We may need to rethink our choice next we want to eat French.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The service was not up to par. The first wait person came right over and brought menus and water. Then she waited on all the tables around us after 10 plus minutes another waiter showed up and stated he had just gotten to work. He was very fast to clear our plates and we asked to have leftovers boxed. The leftovers were mixed up with our friends. We had to ask for spoons to put the food with the right people! Besides they took one dish while we were still eating it! They never poured the wine and we ordered bread but it was never brought out to us plus they charge for bread.
Probably won't go back too many other places in SF!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Pork cheeks special was very good, very rich. Mussels appetizer was great as well, some crostini would have been nice .

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

They make you feel quite welcome

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Loved the service, heartfelt and professional. Food was terrific, the bread was so delicious, are several loafs. Cheeses, cocktails (dark n pepper?) to die for. Definitely coming back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very authentic French cuisine. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Had not been to Garcon in some time-it was loud, crowded, and very hot inside. The one vegetarian in our group ordered the pasta and it had bacon in it that was not listed on the menu as an ingredient. Very disappointed. It was a lovely spot when it first opened, and is now indistinguishable from the frenzied and overrated Valencia Street restaurant scene.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We've been to Garcon many times, sometimes it's great, sometimes not as good. This time the food was very good. The service was superb. Hopefully they are on a roll and have improved the consistency in the kitchen. We will be back again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Garçon is always a pleasure. Wonderful friendly service. The pork tenderloin is great. The steak frites is classic. Excellent cocktails. We love this charming unpretentious place.

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