Reve

4.6
999 reviews
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French
RÊVE is your classic neighborhood French bistro in Paris, right in downtown Lafayette. Think French "comfort food". Chef / owner Paul Magu-Lecugy is a classically trained chef from Paris, France. Seasonal menu. Children's portions available.
Inside = small dining room only 14 tables, no private tables / booths.
Patio = covered heated tent in the cooler months, more spacious & quiet than inside
Bar = 6 seats, counter-top bar seating

Specials

50% off bottles of wine

Every Tuesday & Wednesday night, enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 25, 2018

Ends: September 26, 2117

Availability: Tue-Wed 5:00PM-9:00PM

What 999 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was perfect, the violette and champagne cocktail was very retro. I would like to see rognons, foie de veau and lievre on the menu but I know the world is not perfect!

OT
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Our previous visits were wonderful but this most recent visit proved disappointing.

While the apps were fine the entries were not

Mussels: completely flavorless
Beef bourgunuon: overseer


Service was fine

L
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a beautiful dinner on the outside patio - despite a power outage. When the power finally came on they were able to bounce back and manage to serve everyone’s dinner quickly. Everything was delicious - kudos to everybody!!!!

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service; a true taste of French cuisine.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely French bistro in an unusual location but food and service were excellent.

OT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit slow, but the restaurant was packed, inside and out. Our server, despite being overloaded, was friendly and knowledgeable and provided great recommendations. Food was excellent.

b
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you Reve for a wonderful bday celebration. Our server was attentive and helpful. The food was delicious. The ambience was casual with an older clientele.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food is mediocre at best.

JM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was good, but the star of our dinner was the gazpacho--WOW!! We have had gazpacho many times in Spain, this was as good or better than we have ever had. The mussels were very good, the broth excellent; my wife's duck was good--and the nectarine tart was sublime. The service as usual was outstanding--Christina, what wonderful service! A big plus was the 50% off the sancerre that we ordered, as we went on a Wednesday night, when Reve reduces the price on its wine list. We will definitely go back again, as Chef Paul did his magic once again.

AL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a delightful time at Reve for our Anniversary. The ambiance, service, and food were exceptional. We will and have already recommended Reve to our friends!

Thank you for everything, we'll definitely be back!

SH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner as always. Only headache is parking.

g
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From our arrival the experience was welcoming and it was a beautiful evening to sit Outdoors. Our wait staff knew the menu and her recommendations were perfect. She recommended wine, appetizers and entrees. Everything was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. We enjoyed dessert too. Our large group enjoyed onion soup, shrimp salad, cheese puffs, mussels, halibut and chicken. Our dessert choice were fresh peach and apricot tarts. We were dining with friends from New York that complimented the choice of restaurant. A great experience.

v
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply wonderful. I dreamt that I was in Paris!!!
The staff efficient, warm, and comforting. The food superb. Wine selection marvelous. A bit pricey, bit worth it on a special occasion.
Ambience quite charming. We will be returning, of course.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Reve several times and have always had wonderful service and food. This time was no exception. And because it was on a Wednesday we took advantage of the 1/2 price bottle of wine!

RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Temperature inside was cold. Food was ok but some selections were out.

n
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second dinner I have had at Reve and I was once again impressed. Both were special occassion dinners. The food and service was fantastic! I highly recommend dining here.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent as always.

CT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I felt that it was over priced for what they offered. I spent 80$ that included a cocktail, couldn’t taste the alcohol. Portions were super small and they were stingy with bread.

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The hosting and table service was outstanding. Our server was well-trained in French, so could help translate some of the items. The wine list is heavily French and the reds lean toward Pinot Noirs, a more difficult grape to grow and have a successful wine. Our wine choice was one of the two from Central Counties in California and was plebeian. There are many, many more wines in that area that are dependably excellent and at the same price point. We started with cheese puffs and they were light and delicious. Then, came a salad for my partner which was large and beautiful. My onion soup wasn't what was expected. We think it was made with sweet onions and had no beef broth, so was more "veggie" than what we think of as traditional. The thinly sliced bread with baked-on cheese was very nice on top. Our entrees arrived; Beef Bourgogne for my partner and the 8oz. Steak Frite for me. The Bourgogne was built around beef cheeks which were larger pieces of tender beef but there were also small cubes of meat that weren't anywhere near tender. The rib-eye steak was super thin but well-prepared. It's rare to see a steak cut that thin, however, so it was disappointing. The fries were beautifully done. For dessert, we had profiteroles which were delicious. All-in-all, the ambience and clientele of Reve was very good and we had a "good" dinner but our choices were hit and miss.

MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our hostess gave us a very friendly greeting & congratulations on our 33rd wedding anniversary. Our waitress & busboy were very attentive to our needs.

The waitress gave us suggestions on their specials & meal sizes.

Everything was Delicious from the fig salad, escargot, roasted beef, roasted chicken, deserts, & lemon drops. We recommend Reve for an intimate dinner.

B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely recommend this restaurant. Our favorite restaurant. Have french fries to die for and unlike any you will have anywhere else. The entire menu is great.

K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and fresh French food served in a friendly and knowledgeable way. It is quiet enough for conversation which I appreciate.

J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Reve several times, initially on the recommendation of a friend. I have had only excellently prepared and very tasty dishes that are prepared in the French style. Lamb, duck, escargot, rabbit and, of course, steak and frites are usually on the menu. Then there are the desserts....one absolutely must leave room for delectable seasonal pastries! Overall, if you are looking for a great restaurant with a nice patio, look no further than Reve

KC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and wine in a lively atmosphere with attentive service.

SF
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for celebrating Bastille Day!!! We always enjoy this restaurant with Paul & Laura & staff. Our waitress Sophie knows us so well by now - she is fantastic!!

EP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently wonderful food! Loved the use of fresh seasonal and local fruits.

MP
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous food, charming server! We’ll be back!

l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It is ok good, not as good as many many places in the Bay area. Uninspired. Staff was efficient but not friendly.

2
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy going on a Tuesday night for the 50% off on bottles of wine.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was all on point. Service was warm gracious and didn't miss a beat. Drank some good wine and there is a great al fresco dining space.

g
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reve is a wonderful place for celebrating a special day. Going to Reve is like being in Paris having a great meal with equally wonderful service.

JM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the food was great, the outdoor patio setting was fantastic! Could have been a few more wines from Napa/Sonoma, Have already recommended it to both of my daughters. Look forward to coming back.

CK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We go to a lot of restaurants (you can see how many on dishdining on Instagram) and this is one of our favorites.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First 2 courses were very good. The special main course was not as I had expected and a bit disappointing
We plan to return in the near future

MP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The french onion soup, the beef bourgonoyne (sp?) and creme brulee were great. I wasn't in love with the sweetbreads.

JI
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good and the menu always has many interesting options which vary by season. The device is always good and personable. Good wine list and recommendations. We like to take advantage of the 50% off bottles of wine Tue and We’d so we can try wines we might not have otherwise.

It is our go- to special occasion restaurant. We just got engaged there on the 4th of July!

OH
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A charming venue in the garden now that the tent has been opened on the sides. Great menus!

RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious it’s a great value service was a packable my favorite French restaurant

PR
San Francisco
172 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Our meal was super as always. Our waiter was not up to par. He missed putting down one of the entree’s and we had to wait after the others were served. They were also lax on picking up dishes when we were done. We go here often but it was off tonight. The food is true French and we’ll be back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food!

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