Zazie

4.8
1241 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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.

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

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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TG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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K
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 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!

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MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 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.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 5, 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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Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely place with great service. Food not as good this time as previous times, especially dessert which was disappointing.

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Zazie never disappoints. Delicious food, and a comfortable and warm ambiance.

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AZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming to Zazie for years and years and they never fail to deliver. Food, service, ambiance were all outstanding as usual.

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TD
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite place to dine and catch up with friends and family.

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JL
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved dog night!

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M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually get the boeuf bourguignon which is delicious. They have good wine and, for dessert, the Ginger Cake is divine. Their staff is also great - I've never had a bad experience. They have a small outside area in back and it's lovely - the heat lamps keep it nice and toasty when it's cold.

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This was a HUGE disappointment at a restaurant we have dined at often.
The pork chop I ordered was ill-prepared, extremely dry, something I would never have expected at Zazie's. I've ordered the pork chop before and was told it took a while to prepare. And in the past I've been patient knowing it would indeed be worth waiting for. In this case the pork chop appeared in ten minutes and obviously had been way overcooked.
When I complained to our wait person I was told he would pass our feelings on to the chef.
My companion was not happy with his parchment salmon either and found it difficult to access in order to eat. But he chose not to voice his displeasure.
Our service was poor. Another wait person was needed to accommodate the very crowded rear outdoor dining area .
This was a shame for us who are (or were) loyal Zazie diners and neighborhood folk.

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y
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

I enjoyed my first visit much better. Service was not very good at all. I took a friend for her birthday because I enjoyed my first experience and it just wasn’t great. We brought wine and the server did not even poor it for us. Tried several times to get his attention and no luck. Tables were way too close together no privacy. Cheese and bread plate was amazing!!

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JL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re eaten here many times and we’ve always had great tasting food and superior service. On this night we learned that our server Elsa was moving back to France. We were sorry to hear this as she has served us many times and was always friendly and made dining there so enjoyable. Even though she will he missed and we wish her well we will be back again because all of Zazie’s wait staff is fantastic and the food first rate.

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SG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zazie is like a dear, old friend. The food is great of course, but at the end of the day it's the warmth that keeps us coming back. Delightful!

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f
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

If you go to Zazie, it's almost compulsory to have the French Onion soup, so when they don't have it on the menu, it's actually really disappointing.

Technically, I don't believe it's possible to go wing with their menu, whatever you select, it will knock you out for flavour and preparation.

I found the service a touch disinterested, which also was disappointing. What I really admire the owner of Zazie for is that he pays his staff a real wage, which means tips aren't expected or encouraged. It also shows he really does value his people. Major cuedos for this.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I felt like I was in France!

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent.
The Porkchop was exceptional!

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NY
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent New Year's Eve price fixe. Loved the food, service, and whole evening.

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l
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and ambiance. Zazie is perfect for a special event or for casual dining. But, you must love good food. I suggest eating there when you have the time to savor your food and appreciate the care that has gone into it. Always fresh and tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a find. Besides having no idea that the ares existed. To find such s wonderful place helped make the evening
We went to Night Bloom at the Conservatory of Flowers after to cap off a delightful evening.

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KG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Clearly one of the best bistros in San Francisco! This meal was for a very special occasion and we all had a great time. Food, service and casual, but sophisticated ambiance.

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JR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We want to Zazie for the first time after seeing it featured on "Check Please." Wow! How could we have not discovered this place before? The food is delicious, the ambiance is great, and GG Park is nearby for a walk afterwards.

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

First time completely blindsided and disappointed with Open table ratings. Not even close to a 4.8. Not 3.8. 2.8 at best.

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LM
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as usual and the service was wonderful! Merci beaucoup!

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Prompt service and tasty food. Good variety of menu options

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OT
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our party of three took the only reservation we could get, at 5:00 PM (which is much earlier than we normally eat). We were the first guests to arrive for the dinner seating and were given a table by the window which was both quieter and less pinched for space than being in the main part of the dining room.
We were pleased by our experience. This is a great neighborhood restaurant. . . and I appreciate that there is no tipping because Zazie attempts to do well by its staff and builds a higher wage and other benefits into their business model, which all guests contribute to, included in the final bill.

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BP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If there were only more stars to give. We will be back!

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SU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Excellent food!

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WA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Zazie is a great "locals" french restaurant in Cole Valley that serves excellent french food and generous portions. It is located in Cole Valley and the ambience both on the street and in the restaurant is warm and inviting. The service was also excellent.

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R
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff seem to truly enjoy working here which makes the experience exceptional.

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ZG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. They should revisit their crumble. There are many better toppings. Zazie’s was underwhelming and I had so looked forward to the pear ginger option. I only took one bite. Not worth the calories...otherwise an outstanding experience

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t
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere, the food was excellent, and the service was attentive without overwhelming. Only one suggestion - nearly as soon as we ordered our salad/soup were on the table, and as soon as they were taken away the entrees showed up. We would have been quite happy with a more extended dining experience at a more leisurely pace.

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent and warm service, cozy ambience. Appetizers, desserts, and meat dishes (pork chop, duck) were outstanding. Fish entrees (trout, salmon) were bland.

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JS
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AS always, excellant! Had the duck breast! Was a great entree! Waiter was very good. We never leave SF without coming here at least once. A real gem in SF area. The Pate' is to die for. This is a MUST place for anyone visiting the SF area.!

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Went to Zazie because it had been recommended so many times by friends but the dinner service was slow, we were placed in a window seat and forgotten about before anyone took our order.
Food was mediocre at best when it came.

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k
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the feel of this place. And the food was great - interesting combinations and yummy. Also healthy options are on the menu.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, as always. Service was on point, food was delicious, and patio was so cozy!

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LA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here with a group of 5, terrific Food, excellent service, very Nice atmosphere.

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