Zazie

4.6
1275 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Zazie is a neighborhood French bistro in Cole Valley specializing in the country cooking of Southern France. The well heated, covered garden patio is a delightful place to enjoy a casual, relaxed meal with friends and family. Our menu is seasonal, featuring slow braised rabbit, cassoulet, grilled fresh fish, and a variety of vegetarian options. Zazie invites dog lovers to bring their pup to dinner on the heated, covered patio on Monday nights and take $10 off any bottle of wine on our list. Tuesday nights are no corkage nights; bring as many bottles as you can gracefully handle! We are famous for our American style brunch seven days/ week as well, although reservations are not accepted for brunch. Zazie is Tip Free! Our menu prices include a living wage, profit sharing, and full benefits for ALL our hard working staff.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch Weekdays 8-2, Weekends and Holidays 9-3. Dinner every night starting at 5:00.
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Phone number
(415) 564-5332
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jennifer Piallat
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Private party facilities
Our heated, covered garden patio is a lovely setting for rehearsal dinners, baby showers, birthdays, and anniversaries. We can seat up to 40 people on the patio.
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Private party contact
Jennifer Piallat: (415) 564-5332
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Carl and Parnassus
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Public transit
The MUNI N-Judah train stops on Cole Street half a block from Zazie
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Zazie is a Cole Valley institution at brunch, but don't sleep on dinner here either.

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OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Reviewed on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

We've been coming here for many years, even before we discovered the great Doggie Monday deal ($10 off a bottle of wine and treats for the dog). The last couple of times we visited, the blush was off the rose -- everything was fine, but nothing rocked our world (although the service was impeccable as always, by the hyper but unflappable waiter). Last night Zazie was back to its very high standards: bistro fare done to a turn. The mussels came in a creamy sauce so rich we had to send the waiter back for more bread twice. Escargots were not doled out stingily in individual shells; a swarm of them swam in another rich dark sauce. All the entrees were delicious and had us playing "chinese restaurant", swapping bites. The vibe on the back porch was totally relaxed, and despite one larger dog making threatening growls at the smaller pooches, no altercations ensued.

CQ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

There’s a warm, familial vibe even if it was our firs time. Took a while for the host to come up to us when we arrived a half-hour before our reservation; but he was welcoming and immediately found a us a table for two.

The warm fresh roll presaged a lovely meal: mesclun light dressed in balsamic vinegar, mussels in cream toast start; New York steak with three spears of asparagus and grilled trout on a bed of roasted potatoes; and fruit crumble with coffee.

Service was quick, unobtrusive.

Our tab was $141, including 2 glasses of red at $14 per.

The no-tip-expected policy simplifies the process knowing the staff gets its fair.

H
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Wonderful food. Would definitely go again.

EW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always - get the fettucini when you go in and tuesday bring your own wine!

BA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monday night doggie dinner is always fun! The people are friendly and the food is very good. My daughter had a nice birthday dinner and her French bulldog puppy enjoyed the outing!

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Monday night on the patio, a must have experience for dog lovers! If you are not fond of well behaved dogs next to you while you eat, you can always choose the indoor dinning room.

LM
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy coming here for a date night after ongoing doctor's appointments at UCSF. Zazie never disappoints and always provides a yummy and fun dinner experience in the city before we travel home. We enjoyed the prix fixe option - definitely a fabulous choice and a special treat that the Boeuf Bourguignon was on the prix fixe menu that evening!! Merci beaucoup!

BK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The back patio is adorable and a great atmosphere. Every plate is amazing. Loved the Salmon dish both times I had it. Can’t wait to come back for brunch.

CB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant as usual and were not disappointed with the continued excellent quality of the food and great service.

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

I couldn’t have made a better choice for a quiet celebratory dinner with my daughter, the price was amazing considering the excellent quality of the dishes. Highly recommend.

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

Zazie’s is one of my favorite restaurants. I go for dinner and occasionally for brunch (during the week to avoid the crazy line). Everything on the menu is delicious and items change with the seasons. I love dining in the back garden. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Overall, outstanding.

JK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, lovely dinner. Good and service are always spectacular and consistent. As my adult daughter said before our arrival “I could eat here every night!”
Amen. And kudos to Zazie for everything, including giving your employees a livable wage.

BC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Lapin ala Moutarde was excellent. The meat was very tender and the dijon sauce was not too mustardy (upsets my stomach if it is). Likewise the mash potatoes were very good. Will definitely be coming back.

MN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant. Everyone there is nice and and smiling --says a lot. The food is amazing --the veggie pasta to die for. Love the garden --so quaint. Recommend highly...

XO
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Charming atmosphere. Fabulous flavors. A new favorite!

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and location.

g
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was very noisy. So much so that we had trouble maintaining conversation across the small table. Other than that, everything was just fine. Really nice and efficient waitress. Very good food.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious and affordable food in a great environment! The patio is really cute and well-heated for a late night dinner. This place is known for brunch, but trust me, don't miss out on their dinner menu! The people who work there are very friendly and knowledgable about the food. They also give you a discount on Mondays if you bring your dog (!!!) and no corkage fee on Tuesdays. Seriously an amazing find for the city in terms of quality and price point!

JO
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great Service. Great ambience. Zazie has a regular clientele that's delightful to have in the restaurant. Zazie pioneered the idea of revenue sharing and benefits for its employees. The idea stuck and the vibe in the restaurant is really positive.

JC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a hidden jewel! Intimate and every bite is delicious in this cozy, wonderful neighborhood! If you're in Cole Valley - go! If you're not in Cole Valley GO! Worth it.

EN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the city. For real.

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

Dinner is better than brunch. Nice bistro atmosphere, sit outside with a friend or loved one. Relax, eat a leisurely meal, drink some wine and enjoy yourself.

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

Always an amazing meal At Zazie, with something for everyone!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant with amazing food and service. Close quarters so volume is moderate, but Zazie is a must recommend for anyone going for French food in SF.

g
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! I have been here for brunch and it was a long wait (but super delicious). I brought my parents here and they were thrilled, the food was incredible (you can taste the quality). PLUS they treat their employees really well by including tip in the menu to provide health care, 401k match, etc. This is just a feel good place to be.

TF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute neighborhood restaurant! Ambiance is romantic, price is fair, food is good! I love that they’ve incorporated the tip and I wish more restaurants would do that. I can’t wait to come back for brunch next time!

LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Very friendly staff!

L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Zazie's - and we had a lovely birthday celebration - great table and great service. Nice to visit a lovely neighborhood restaurant in San Francisco.

OJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was a little off this time. We seemed forgotten - left alone ?! - but we had lots of time, so it turned out not to be a big deal.

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

amazingly good food, a bit close quarters but absolutely worth it.

z
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, as always! I enjoy the outdoor dining here, not normally something I would go for. At Zazie, however, I usually request it.

P
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. The date went just perfect)

S
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Zazie. We went on Valentines Day dinner-a prixfixe menu. Between the 2 of us we had every selection. The neighborhood low-key ambiance has always attracted us and we like the no tipping policy. The country French cuisine is always well prepared-that night special dishes were the wild mushroom soup and the beef bourginon. Dessert was Strawberry-rhubarb crumble with creme fraiche-delicious . Prices are very reasonable including extensive wine by the glass selections which are well curated . We’ll be back!

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, been going there for years. A bit cold outside on the covered patio, despite
the heaters though

S
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought three friends I had taught with 40 years ago. One of the women had never been to Zazie and she was raving with every bite of her Crispy Duck Entree. The rest of us were thoroughly happy with our selection of Bourride Zadie (seafood stew), Pasta de la Courge, and Poisson en Papillote (salmon in parchment paper). The wait-staff were wonderful, too. Can't wait 'til our next visit!

TG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed food, service and atmosphere in this hidden gem. By all means, check it our

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zazie is great!! Patio so pretty-good & service excellent!

K
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous for dinner- I always typically come for brunch with I was impressed by the dinner menu and plan to come back!

MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy an evening at Zazie"s.

I also write a comment pertaining to the bathroom. Even a teeny space can be nicely decorated..and not be an expensive face lift.

M
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was incredibly polite and helpful, and the food was fantastic. It was easy to feel welcome and get comfortable, and the perfect spot for an anniversary dinner. Highly recommended. Thank you, Zazie! Hope to be back soon.

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