Gaspar Brasserie

4.7
523 reviews
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Named Best French Bistro by San Francisco Magazine, Gaspar is a French brasserie offering modern mid-20th century Parisian style. Chef Jason Morales offers a menu of approachable French classics updated to showcase the Bay Area's freshest ingredients. At lunch and dinner, Gaspar offers an escape from the bustling downtown.
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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

If you are in the mood for escargot and steak frites there is not a better place in SF!
Also, it’s easily accessible for wheelchairs on first floor.

K
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaspar is one of my regular restaurants because the food is great, as is the service. And it is a very comfortable brasserie.

FF
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, yes, but the food is out of this world delicious. The short rib entree is probably the best I've ever had, anywhere.

NY
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service are both exemplary. We had a comfortable table downstairs and were able to have a long conversation. One of my go-to places in SF.

MG
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sooo good, just had lunch unfortunately we forgot to take our phones for pictures!! The special 6 oysters paired with champagne is the bomb. I have never had raw oysters before. Only BBQ have I eaten but these were so good and the paired champagne was perfect.
I had the chicken with Madeira sauce very good, my husband had the grilled octopus, and baby roasted potatoes, I don’t care for grilled octopus but I did try the potatoes very good. Then husband had the steak with fries oh my goodness very good entree as well. Dessert we had the hot chocolate cake with chocolate gelato would’ve preferred vanilla gelato but so good with the wine. Lunch was more than we normally pay but only in the city for 2 day and night so we splurged!! $ 189.00. Plus tip over $200.00.

SM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING!! Drinks were great! Service was perfect! The place itself is beautiful. We sat upstairs and it was really peaceful. We had an awesome time!

a
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everyone loved what they ordered. 2 diners were especially taken with the steak frites - and loved the frites. I had the steak tartar that was prepared how it is done in Europe, with the raw egg - delicious. And my other dining companions loved the salade Nicoise. All portions were very generous. The food was fresh and prepared with care. We will do this again.

SB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food is superb and the staff attentive. One of my favorite spots.

Steve

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much!!

e
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic French bistro classics in a cozy setting with excellent unobtrusive service. One of our favorite restaurants.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience- will definitely return!

WG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in the middle of the City. Appropriate for any occasion or any time it is open. It is now one of my favorites.

PH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for lunch or dinner. Was very quiet at dinner time. Food is solid and affordable for French cuisine. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Duck confit was great, and the country pate plate was a great shared starter. Would definitely recommend.

JC
Hong Kong
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Surprisingly quiet for a Friday night. Just couple of tables occupied which suited us perfectly for a relaxing quiet evening. Front of house lady not at all welcoming and clearly would rather have been somewhere else (fine with me). Server attentive yet discrete. Food faultless. Really loved it. Cosmo way too sweet but other than that had a great experience but a little pricey

MC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as usual. We probably came too early for Friday night jazz, food and service was was excellent.

AL
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Food was amazing. Overall service could have been improved. Not the server, the restaurant as a whole. We spent $300 on a 4 person lunch, but were rushed consistently throughout due to a party that was coming soon. For context, our lunch reservation was at 1pm, and we were finished in time for a 2pm business meeting happening nearby.
They couldn't even accommodate our request for an itemized receipt for expense report purposes because they were "closed".

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaspar Brasserie is my favorite SF restaurant after our fabulous meal. The service was impeccable The food was delicious accompanied by a lovely presentation

There s an upstairs dining room where we ate with a nice view of Sutter St. downstairs is a bar and a few tables

Can’t wait to get back to this gem

NW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The steak frites (a french bistro staple) not available per the menu at $30 ("sorry!") but for an extra $6 you can pay extra to get a sirloin (not exactly a premium cut)? Bait and switch - I felt ripped off and will not be back.

J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My coworker & I absolutely loved the duck confit -- perfectly roasted and great lentils underneath. Also enjoyed the French 75 cocktail and spicy pumpkin soup. Will come back again!

b
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is great. Always nice to take my clients and colleagues there. I do have a request: please bring back the 'sides' on the menu. It's good to have an abundance of vegetables to accompany the main meal.

P
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a lunch meeting. They are quick, courteous and have great food.

LF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Appetizers were alright, but the main courses were delicious, especially the braised short ribs. There is a decent selection of spirits, particularly french brandies, but no list - you have to go up to the bar and talk to the bartender.

RM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative delicious cuisine in an authentic French atmosphere. Creative use of the local ingredients. Fabulous dessert.

e
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The hostess was rude when our confirmed Open Table reservation didn’t appear on their system. She eventually gestured to a table squeezed along with our such tables, and left it to us to get seated. This is not the typical way of seating people in tight settings. Usually the table is pulled out to seat the guests. Plus we were seated in a cold and drafty space near the front door. The food was good, the waitress was nice, but the whole celebratory experience was diminished by the initial rudeness.

T
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Noise level can be high at peak times.

e
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic menu in a centrally located, charming, cozy, elegant setting. Excellent attentive but discreet staff. Perfect for a special meal with family, friends or colleagues.

c
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Gaspar Brasserie's restaurant week menu was extraordinarily disappointing. Not a great value for very little, so-so tasting food. Cocktails were bland.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid spot, no complaints at all. prefer chez maman when looking for french food though. Its just different

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice. Good place for a business lunch.

t
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fresh take on french classics. Great steak tartar and braised beef short ribs

s
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for French food! The duck and steak tar tar was my favorite. Wait staff was also very nice.

RR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food and service. Not much room and quite noisy.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant surpassed my expectations. We were there for New Years Eve 2018. The ambience was Paris like, slightly dark (in a good way), and full of touches of wood and a tin embossed ceiling. Our service was nice. The hostess was very pleasant and sophisticated. Our cocktails luscious, the appetizer of charred octopus with vegetables tender and bright. Our wine an excellent moderately priced Bordeaux was fruity and bold with a smooth mouth feel. A great match for the confit of duck and short ribs . Both entrees were of course French but interpreted with a California sense. Desert was a hazelnut chocolate gelato, dense and smooth interspersed with fresh berries. The wine Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, a lovely French desert wine had flavors of fresh fruit and sugar.

Everything the decor, service, and food and wine was lovely and perfect for a special evening.

J
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have eaten here several times and have always been quite happy. However after a major miscommunication we were not happy with the table choice and left. They had made an effort to contact us but only one not the many the waitress had stated. Was not pleased with the attitude of the first person who tried to seat us but was much more pleased by the second who followed up. WE did contact you to say we would be coming as you asked us to.

FK
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Walking into Gaspar Brasserie, I am reminded of a brasserie in Paris where I dined...except there are no dogs. The restaurant exudes such an air of authenticity, at least for me. Most importantly, their food was wonderful. I had the roasted chicken, which was tender and flavorful. And their pumpkin soup had just enough spices that it didn't overwhelm.

My friend had the steak frites, but he had to confirm with the waiter that the bordelaise sauce was made the traditional way, without flour or similar wheat products, as he was allergic to gluten. The waiter confirmed, and when the dish was served, there was salad instead of pomme frites on his plate. The waiter explained that, unfortunately, wheat based items where cooked in the same fryer, so they could not serve the fries. While disappointing, the attention to this detail was very appreciated.

Ooh la la! I am looking forward to visiting again to try a different French dish!

T
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every quarter.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Rude waitress. Maybe it’s french

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The vinaigrette almost killed it was so strong and straight from the vinegar bottle on the citrus salad. The pâté tasted like it had been uncovered in a refrigerator far too long.
The French fries and octopus were fantastic

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, a wonderful French brasserie. Wish they had seared fois gras, but menu items were delicious.

1
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice menu. Love the oyster and bubbles option and our server kindly split it between 2 of us. We split a croque madam and that was more than enough.

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