La Gare French Restaurant

4.8
1277 Reviews
$30 and under
French
La Gare French restaurant has been a local favorite for almost 40 years and two generations . Serving old world classic French cuisine by using fresh local ingredients, they pride themselves on still including soup and salad with every entree. Known for their table side carte service and escargot, Le Gare was voted most romantic restaurant by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Offers

  • FREE CORKAGE ON MONDAYS

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Tue 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Thu - Sat 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    COMPLIMENTARY CORKAGE EVERY MONDAY! Bring your favorite bottle of wine to dinner at La Gare on Monday evenings and you will pay no corkage fee! * Holidays Excluded
  • Prime Rib Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    PRIME RIB SPECIAL EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 3 course dinner only $32

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1277 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarbaraW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was awesome. It was warm and beautiful with the lights. We felt like we were in Europe!!

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vipsteveb
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hss become our pre-lockdown tradition...unfortunately. The outdoor seating is fantastic. Great food and service as always. We have to keep these local institutions alive during tall this!

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LaraL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

WE had a lovely dinner to celebrate a family birthday. The food was delicious and our server was kind and very good at his job. We let him know that our young daughters are in French school, learning French and he offered to speak with them in French only so they could practice. La Gare has done a good job of creating a safe, outdoor eating space; we were warm enough with the heat lamps. Also really appreciated their incredible reasonable wine list. Will come back for sure.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing, everything felt so welcoming and definitely an experience I’ll cherish forever. We will return without a doubt and recommend this restaurant very much!! I’ve already recommended a few of my friends to go!!

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winegal
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing. Kevin our server was on point with everything and very friendly. I love what they have done with the alley way. I suggest to dress warm it did get chilly at the end of dinner.

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vipJohnnyru
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service as expected!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt like we were in Paris
Lol
Really, the outdoor dining was wonderful and it was warm because of their heaters

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They have done a great job making a beautiful area that is COVID safe. Great job

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LelandD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Outdoor patio dining. Would have liked a bit more heat but otherwise no complaints.

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KaylaF
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant!! I will always come back just because of how amazing the staff is! 10/10 every time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a dinner the day after my now fiancé and I got engaged. Top notch service and food, will be back.

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vipKarenW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience!!

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Ingrid
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the outdoor dining in the alleyway with lights, heat lamps and music. We felt like we were in France!

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TammyP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The device and food was terrific. They had no problem customizing my dinner do to dietary restrictions. Thank you!!

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MomofBee
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time to La Gare, and will 100% be back for another amazing meal!! John, our server was the best, a really professional and nice person. A must for any foodie!!

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PBnJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arthur Cote and the table staff were absolutely AMAZING! Table for 6 Birthday Celebration was spectacular and our experience was 5 Stars! Forbes Standards.

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farrier
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a 7:30pm Open Table Reservation. There was no one at the front desk when we arrived at 7:25 pm. We left around 7:45 with no one helping us or having anyone around to check in on our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special date with hubby

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VickiT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a treat! Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed the new outdoor dining area. I hope they keep it always.

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vipMauihaoles123
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service very good. For having to seT outside, they have done an exceptional job. Tables spaced nicely and very nice atmosphere for eating in a space between two buildings. Very creative alleyways.

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vipBKDiners
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday celebration for our friend. Amazing evening with great
Food and service (by David). La Gare has really met and surpassed the challenge of providing special dining during these difficult times!!

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BonnyS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special offering was halibut; superb dinner.. cooked perfectly. Where there on Monday, free corkage night. Win win all around.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

During Covid, they did a great job of the set up and the food as always was amazing.

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vipWatchking
Sacramento
52 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived on time and were seated right away. It was for dinner and outside dining. The alley behind the restaurant was decorated nicely. It was fairly crowded. I had the rack of lamb and my wife had the filet of sole. My brother had the rack of lamb to and his fiancee had the halibut. All the food was amazing. I was there because my brother was going to get married the next day. I put that in my request but I guess the restaurant never read it.

A side note. I noticed the manager or owner going to each table and greeting them. For some reason our table was the only one that she did not stop and talk to. I thought is weird and kind of odd. My wife noticed it to. She had ample opportunity to stop by. We felt neglected.

Oh well we would go there again.

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JakeC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Gare is one of our favorite restaurants in Sonoma County. The staff there is always nice and professional which makes you feel like family. The special for the night, Halibut with rock shrimp in a white wine reduction, was amazing. Also can’t go wrong with the Beef Wellington. Always a great night when you go to La Gare.

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vipozinsac
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit in about six years. It was even more wonderful this time, as we sat outdoors (due to the pandemic) and celebrated our wedding anniversary. Outside made it much more like being at a Paris Bistro. The hostess/owner, Jackie, and server, David, were excellent both and treated us like long lost family.

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sebastopolfoodie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

La Gare offers really good French cooking with many traditional dishes on the menu.
The wine list is one of the best in our area with selections priced very reasonably.
As far as I know they are the only place serving sweetbreads in Santa Rosa. Sauces are superb and the deserts a delight. The dining area is set up in the Rue La Gare with canvas sails and lights, very romantic.

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vipChristine
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, swift service, and great food. We will be back next time we are back in town.

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vipSalvo
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic, reminds us of being in Europe. Our waiter JD and our hostess/owner Jackie made us feel like family. The couple near us, he got up from the table, kneeled down and asked his girlfriend for her hand in marriage. And the food was excellent!!!

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jeffreyb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went La Gare for our wedding anniversary. We had a perfect time! The waiter Eric and the rest of the wait staff were simultaneously attentive and unobtrusive. Ina word - Superb.
The food was perfect. We have dined in Paris often and the food, service, and ambience were reminiscent of those delightful evening.
Highly recommended

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DandL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, comfortable outdoor ambiance and attentive staff!!

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MKG35
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

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DesireeM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute, romantic atmosphere. Our server and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful!

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vipKellyD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Outdoor space was charming but our table for 6 was two tables put together that were not the same height. Plus after a long wait for our reserved time, they seated us near the kitchen entrance. Food was average but service was excellent. May or may not return. Underwhelming for the price.

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Tomstru
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining only due to Covid restrictions Allyway next to the restaurant is beautifully decorated and lighted, creating a Paris cafe feel. Food is excellent as always and the waitstaff are friendly and efficient. Overall, an excellent experience.

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vipTravelgal1
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to dine with friends and be socially distancing from others. I will say that the four of us were swept away to other places and times, and felt so relaxed. The food was delicious and the service perfect. The right amount of time between courses to talk and visit and it was just a perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I surprised my man with reservations for his birthday. It had been 15 years since I was last at La Gare but, the food was more amazing than I had remembered. We started with shrimp cocktail and crab cake both were fantastic, I had the Halibut which was amazing and he had the lamb which our server Linda said was “The Best” and she was not wrong. The wine selection made for perfect paring with appetizers and entree. Thank you Linda and the rest of the staff for making this a perfect birthday dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food great time

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WoodyM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

David, our waiter, was Excellent. From wine recommendations to food discussion, he was attentive and helpful. Highly recommend!

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef Wellington was fantastic. The rack of lamb so good. Save room for the dessert either the meringue pavlova or the chocolate dome cake.

FAQs

La Gare French Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 528-4355.

La Gare French Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.