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La Gare French Restaurant

4.6
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1245 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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FREE CORKAGE ON MONDAYS

Starting Jul 20, 2020 · 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

Starting Jul 15, 2020 · 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1245 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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MKG35
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

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DesireeM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKellyD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was anazing as always. The filet was perfectly cooked. And David was awesome yet again!

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TealS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fabulous meal and experience. It was so nice to feel like world was normal for the 2 hours we were there. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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clairewe
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alley is fixed up very nicely for outside dining - quite European!
Staff was as always very attentive and pleasant.

LK
LouK
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even with COVID, this restaurant continues to be a wonderful experience. They have really done an amazing job with their outdoor area. The food was outstanding as always, and Keith (our server) was a genuine pleasure to speak to.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was so warm and inviting. They provided an absolutely exquisite dining experience. I cannot wait to return.

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vipTimS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

COVID relief meal even if it was 100☠️. We had dinner in the Alley, it was like Paris revisited. Food was great, service was spot on and it was just what the doctor ordered.

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vipLikesnapa
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Gare has done an absolutely wonderful job in arranging outside dining.
Great food & service as always.
Nightly specials are varied & delicious.

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HankD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional as always. They've done an incredible job on the new outside seating patio. It felt like we were in a romantic French Bistro in Paris. Will defn be going back. Thank you La Gare for a great evening.

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Paiz
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little slice of heaven. Fabulous food, attentive, professional and friendly service. We will be back!

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vipDianneR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outdoors at La Gare is always a wonderful experience. It's our favorite place for outdoor dining. The owners and staff are attentive and make you feel at home. Take out is also great, and will be necessary to do again when the temperature drops. Perhaps they will figure out a way to make outdoor seating possible in the Fall and Winter. Meanwhile, we are taking advantage of their outdoor seating for as long as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner in alley way,just like France.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been enjoying La Gare cuisine since 1982, for our first date. Many birthdays & anniversaries later the ambience & cuisine remain superb!

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vipwinemanofnh
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience with LaGare was exceptional. Not knowing what to expect during COVID outdoor dining, this small charming restaurant had a wonderful alley in which their fare was served outdoors. The service was terrific and on point. The food delicious. Menu was filled standard French fare, but we ordered off the menu for entrees. Onion Soup was great (but can be filling-be careful), the potato leek soup OK; salads fresh and wonderful, fresh French rolls OK, and we ordered the fresh Halibut pan sauteed in a beurre blanc sauce, with shrimp (and no shrimp for me-shellfish allergy that they carefully took note of) over spring grilled veggies, and rice. Dessert: chocolate mousse for a brief birthday celebration, a fantastic fresh chocolate ganache dome, with cake, caramel, covered with the ganache; raspberry sauce, strawberries and cream. With double espresso and the Smith Woodhouse Port from Duoro. Paired appetizer and salad with a charming Loire Valley Sancerre, and covered the rest of the dinner with CdP from Chateau Mont Redon 2016. Thank you LG staff, servers and chefs for a wonderful, safe birthday celebration for two on such a beautiful evening outdoors. À votre santé!

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maryb
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience from start to finish! This family run business does a fantastic job! Service was excellent! My waiter David was so attentive, professional, and kind. The food was delicious!! I ordered the halibut and it was cooked to perfection! The wine pours were generous and of good value. The meal was a deal!! Soup, salad, bread, entree for $38!! Wow!! And my waiter gave me a complimentary dessert!!
My favorite spot🤩

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sole almondine ever!!

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Jova
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was wonderful and the food and staff were outstanding! Will definitely return!

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vipBKDiners
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, and first actual dining experience since beginning SIP. Everything was fantastic, and they’ve really made their alleyway attractive.

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Sasha
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. We are regulars and go for every special romantic occasion. Linda is the best server! So friendly. I recommend the rack of lamb and the prawns.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new alley outside. Lights. Music. Dinner with friends was wonderful. Key lime pie the best

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LynnM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambiance! Flowers on tables, brick walls, safely spaced tables outside. Felt like Paris.

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vipSqueeze
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very lovely place. We enjoyed dinning outdoors.
Hope you keep it. We each ordered the duck and it was very good. Service excellent too.

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MKG35
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service was impeccable and the food was wonderful...outdoor ambience could not have been better...the reason we keep coming back!

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DORFREE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

SORRY to say the Last 3 times at La Gare’s the Entrees have been VERY DISAPPOINTING:( The Soup is Always Delicious and the SERVICE IS very Good but the Main Course is either Overcooked or Absolutely No Flavor-Don’t know what happened to the QUALITY of the food-SAD

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vipHollywood
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have not been to La Gare it is a must!! Over forty years and still perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My filet mignon was perfectly cooked.Everything was delicious! And the service was excellent as usual!

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Staceyp
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so great and so tasty! I love the cute little Aly they have set up for dinning outside. I felt safe and comfortable and the service was so great.

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RayD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, the service great, we love coming here and will return soon!

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vipSonomaSearching
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is outstanding, food cooked to perfection, service was impeccable.

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LaurenK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent, as usual! The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful! Food was excellent and the employees were all SO nice. Looking forward to going back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing French food, wine and staff.

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 4.6 stars by 1245 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.