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About Gaspar Brasserie

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.

On Saturday evenings, enjoy live jazz and vintage cocktails in our upstairs dining room or cozy Cognac room - a destination of its own for San Francisco's largest selection of brandy cocktails.

On weekday afternoons from 4-6pm, social hour offers $1 oysters and an extensive selection of bites to share.

185 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
All day Menu:
Monday thru Friday 11:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday 5:30 to 10 pm

Social Hour:
Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm

Cross Street:
Kearny St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 576-8800

Website:
http://gasparbrasserie.com/

Entertainment:
We're featuring live jazz on Saturday nights from 7 to 10pm.

Catering:
For unique dining experiences and special events, please contact Victoria at victoria.kreckler@aubonrepas.com or (415) 738-8045.

Parking Details:
The White House Garage located at 223 Sutter St, or the Post Montgomery Center at 120 Kearny Street are two convenient parking locations near by.

Public Transit:
Gaspar is conveniently located 2 blocks from the Montgomery BART Station, and the Number 3, 30, and 45 Muni stops.

Executive Chef:
Michael Reyes

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Follow us on facebook to find out about our special offsite and onsite events! facebook.com/gasparbrasserie.com

Specials

Complementary paired Sips and Bites from Gaspar

Specials

Complementary paired Sips and Bites from Gaspar
Details

Gaspar Bite: foie gras mousse, pain de mie, amarena cherries begin with a sip of Brut NV Francois Montand, Cremant de Jura ; finish the meal with a taste of Sandeman Founder’s Reserve Port

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: August 29, 2017

Ends: December 31, 2017

Availability: Mon-Sat 6:00PM-7:30PM 9:00PM-10:00PM

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Private Dining

Transport your private event to Paris. Gaspar Brasserie offers two levels of mid-century French elegance, each with a distinctive personality. Celebrate over lunch, gather around the bar after-work, or linger over a multi-course dinner. Private and semi-private spaces for groups of 12 to 120.

Gaspar Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Fit for Foodies (10)
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Romantic (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Live Music (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Casual (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

From the moment we walked in the place was great. Decor and environment is quaint yet hip. Food was on point and prepared well, service was solid.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Rather perfect French food in a very cozy setting. Perfect for a dark night when you crave quality food and quality time with those you love. Stellar foie gras and duck confit.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was terrible. Our server was sweet but clearly had too many tables to cover and didn't know the food and wine selection well. The escargot was terrible. The ice cream tasted like fake sugar. My friend told the server she doesn't like super salty things on her salad and our server didn't mention the capers on it.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had a very lovely time at Gaspar's to celebrate my wife's birthday. We booked through Open Table & received a special promotion of a complimentary aperitif and port to finish off our meal. The maitre d was especially thoughtful and kind and moved our seating from the original table what was in a noisy section to a more quiet place to enjoy our date. The food and the service was very good. My wife had the steak frittes and I had the scallops. I would recommend both! Again .. thanks especially to our waitress and the maitre d for going the extra mile and making our dining experience wonderful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Romantic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very solid service, and great ambience. My skirt steak was tasty, but just a bit less tender than I hoped. But, high quality nonetheless. Place was not busy on a Saturday night.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Gaspar’s is a home run every time. Very few restaurants in San Francisco that deliver a true bistro experience. Pomme frites are the best!!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best mussels we have had in years. Excellent pork and char dishes. Service was excellent. Strongly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Exceptional food. Nice atmosphere. Quiet in a Saturday night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice, intimate restaurant with impeccable friendly service from the whole team. I lived in France for 20 years and the food wasn't far off the authenticity mark. I've never had a more perfectly cooked bavette and everything else was more than acceptable with some great desserts and a solid wine list. Was happy to be upstairs away from the Saturday jazz band, they added nothing to the ambiance. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was amazing and the place was very cozy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Cozy bar and terrific bartender. Outstanding frites.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Another fabulous experience at Gaspar. Brought my boss this time. He's very impressed that Jaime was so accommodating and attentive. It's my favorite place to bring people during the workweek for lunch. We also like it for pre-theater. Food is always delicious and the staff are wonderful.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very enjoyable experience in the convenience of our hotel. Nice surprise!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was wonderful, as always. Loved the live jazz band! Loved getting the extra special complimentary appetizer, champagne, and Port! Thank you!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

A pleasure to go here for the French Brasserie feel and enjoy the food here.. the bartender is also easy going and can whip up a drink even off menu. Food is excellent and worth the price..

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The staff take extra special care of diners and make a big difference in enjoying our meal.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Outstandingly good food in a genuinely French ambience, with an exceptionally attentive General Manager!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Marginal food, ok service, closed down kitchen before we were done with the meal, which was plenty expensive. Basically felt like we were rushed and then wanted us out. Again, expensive meal.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Waitress had little experience. Escargot was chewy & the butter sauce ordinary. Bread was stale and the main courses unremarkable. Will not recommend or go back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I'm visiting from Hawai'i and I absolutely love this place! After stumbling upon this modest gem during my last visit in June 2015, I've been dreaming about their magic menu selections and superb service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Always a great meal, great service and the jazz band on Saturday nights is not bad

Tags: Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Had the duck confit, and French onion soup, both very nice. Excellent service, and really gorgeous decor. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

It's a nice blend of casual and formal enough for business. The character is fitting of SF and the food and service are very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Good food, great ambiance and friendly staff. Will definitely return!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Wonderful place with terrific food and service. The menu is perfect. Lovely wines too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 12, 2017

All-around excellent, under the meticulous and charming supervision of Philippe Isnard.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great experience. The tartare and bone marrow were particularly memorable. The service was incredible. Thank you for a great meal!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Nice space. Very cool
Upstairs bar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Gaspar is a cute French bistro located in Union Square, Great happy hour with $1 oysters, and $7 appetizers and drinks. Special thanks to Bob, the host, Nora, bartender, and Ben, our server,: everyone was so friendly and still professional. We will definitely be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Two older women friends who live in different cities getting together for good food and conversation. We opted to sit downstairs vs upstairs where live jazz was playing so we could talk. Service was great. Beautiful large fresh salads. One had the pork chop w huckleberries and outstanding sauce; the other had the salmon dish, simply delicious.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food, solid drink menu, and great atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Friendly yet inept service. We arrived for our 7:30pm reservation and there were still tables available, indicating that they were not "slammed" with business. We patiently waited and finally ordered our wine and appetizers first and a little bread please. The waiter did not return with the bread. We asked a bus person, they did not return with bread. The wine arrived after about 15 minutes with our waiter and we asked him for bread again. He returned with a few pieces of dried out bread. Now, It was a Friday, bakers work all night Thursdays and fresh bread should have been no problem. Our ($50+) bottle of red wine was hard on the edge of tasting "corked". My wife said it was ok and I didn't want to risk another interminable wait. We waited and waited ever so patiently and asked for more bread. Again, a few pieces of dried out bread. The appetizers never arrived and suddenly, after about 20 minutes our main course arrived with a bus person - first a steak and then about 10 minutes later an order of scallops and a side of mashed potatoes. Looked superb but the scallops were cold. I sent them back and after a while (seriously) got them back on a very warm plate but the scallops were still only slightly warm. Did I mention that the on the ball staff never gave us a serving spoon for the almost warm mashed potatoes?
The Maitre d' later offered us deserts on the house, they were good, however he never so much as apologized for the forgotten appetizers, or cold food, nor did our waiter. My impression is that they just are not organized, not pro and it almost ruined our wonderful romantic dinner. It's a good thing we are both friendly, patient people. Never, not even a little did we loose our tempers to the waiter or bus folks. We saw it as being humorous in a surrealistic kind of way, somewhat like a Fellini movie. We finally got out of there at 10pm. Happy Bastille Day.
We won't go there again... pretty good food, but served cold due to really disorganized service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Everyone was fun and the food was amazing!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great ambience, beautiful decor and excellent food

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Gaspar is quintessentially french in every respect. I like the cafe/brassiere ambiance that makes it special.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Very quiet and romantic place! Live music and great service! Highly recommend to others!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Live Music, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food was amazing! I had the scallops and was so flavorful. My server from holland delivered the best service ever!

The chocolate cake was out of this world!

Thank you Chef Michael for your passion and creating these amazing dishes!

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great atmosphere, food was good, however the charcuterie was a rip off.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The staff was warm and friendly without being obtrusive, the food was delicious, and I particularly enjoyed listening to the jazz guitar duo.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

From our first contact while placing reservations to our departure, service was top notch. Friendly wait staff, attentive but not hovering. French cuisine was prepared beautifully with touches from the local farmers' market. Will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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