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About Zazie

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.

941 Cole Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French, American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch Weekdays 8-2, Weekends and Holidays 9-3.
Dinner every night starting at 5:00.

Cross Street:
between Carl and Parnassus

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 564-5332

Website:
http://www.zaziesf.com/

Public Transit:
The MUNI N-Judah train stops on Cole Street half a block from Zazie

Executive Chef:
Jennifer Piallat

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.

Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Piallat: (415) 564-5332

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Zazie is an excellent place for rehearsal dinners, graduations, birthdays, and baby showers! Please see our website for details on hosting a special event at Zazie.

Zazie Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (53)
Good for a Date (40)
Cozy (39)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Romantic (27)
Special Occasion (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Casual (22)
Great for Brunch (20)
Authentic (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Local Ingredients (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fun (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Healthy (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

We were so pleased to find this 25 year old restaurant. Our first time was a leisurely dinner on a Saturday evening. Never hurried by a thoughtful and welcoming staff. The Pork chop was amazing as was the duck. Starters we’re also first rate. We ordered the mussels and the chicken Pate and again, absolutely delicious. Their wine list included Farm Worker Chardonnay by Maldonado. Tasty on first opening and continued to improve while it lasted. Also worth mentioning is Zazie’s policy of NO TIPPING. Read their ‘about’ information for the full story. Whenever we’re in SFO Zazie is now a must visit.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Zazie is a true gem! Love love love this restaurant. Excellent service & amazing food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

It was just okay for dinner. Arugula and beet salad needed a bit more acid. Tomato & fennel soup was just okay. My partner enjoyed the mac and cheese and also the beet salad. I wouldn't go back for dinner but I would like to try brunch someday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Unusually great wait-staff, thoughtful recall to get me an earlier time. Friendly ambiance. Started with a delightful roll and salad and knew it would be a great first-time experience. My duck was medium rare as ordered and very tender. Maybe it's a matter of personal preference, but there was (for me) too much on the duck plate. Too many items, which probably to some makes it "fancy" but I like simpler approaches. I don't want my duck hidden under stuff. My date ordered coq au vin and I'm sorry but it wasn't coq au vin, it was chicken and a lot of noodles. No palpable taste of red wine, no fluid base; not what you'd find in any recipe for that French dish. The chicken was moist and fine... but one shouldn't call it coq au vin because folks like us who love French cooking kinda want what we ordered. My conclusion: we won't go back - but I think they know how to cook well, it's just that tendency to over-elaborate and mess with classics. Simplify, and be authentic, guys, and you'll have a great place to frequent.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Beef bourgignon, salmon and potato soup was excellent. The bread pudding was a very poor excuse for a dessert. Hardly an aeffort ade.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I brought friends who are visiting from out of state; it was a "must do" return visit for them and a neighborhood haunt for me.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. Elsa is the best. The food was amazing as usual. Can’t wait to go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I very much appreciate having the tip included in the price. So much better!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Zazie's never disappoints, great food, good service in a cozy atmosphere. Reliability in a great neighborhood spot.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Best pork chop I've ever had...and I've had a lot of pork chops. Very interesting take with the bread pudding underneath, but it came together as a surprisingly fun and yummy dish. Excellent ambiance as always. No corkage fee on Tuesdays makes it more affordable. Perfect for a date.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food. I Loved the seafood stew. The sauce was memorable. We had fantastic service too.

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

wonderful experience. would recommend for a special occasion!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love the comfortable but classy atmosphere, friendly service and good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The ravioli was absolutely incredible. It was rich and flavorful. Portions are generous. Had no room for dessert but definitely coming back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Terrific! Dinner was well priced, delicious, and we felt proud to support a restaurant giving their employees a real living wage, PTO, and 401k. I mean wow!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Still the best restaurant in the city!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Zazie's never disappoints. The only strange thing this time was having an edgy waiter. I've never experienced that here. All in all the entire staff is wonderful. The food is fantastic, from trout to steak to a pork chop. The small house salad was pretty bland though. Brunch is amazing too. Eggs Monaco are over the top.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Zazie's is my favorite restaurant. Delicious food, friendly service, a great atmosphere. They have a European model of charging the real cost and paying their employees a living wage, so they don't expect an extra tip. Love this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Lovely meal. Louis Malle salad, polenta, fruit crumble and coffee. Winter comfort food and delicious

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood french bistro. Probably has the best duck I have experienced including
Paris.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always a great local spot
as well as a destination spot -- but do not tell anyone or you will never be able to eat nest on your NEIGHBORHOOD STREET

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Prie fix is a rip-off. Presentation of dishes was poor and food was poorly spiced - rather bland. Prices were steep for what was served.
On the other hand, the service was good. We had a very friendly and efficient waiter.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

First time at Zazie. Cozy interior plus heated patio dining. Delicious puréed tomato eggplant soup . Sliced duck breast over garlic sautéed spinach and mashed yam was perfectly prepared. My friends enjoyed a coq au vin and beef bourgeion.
Splurged on creme brûlée and a yummy bread pudding topped with creme brûlée. I had heard about it for brunch but dinner was great. Prices include tip!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great French food. Cozy small restaurant. Excellent wine list. Great service with a very friendly and helpful waiter.
If you crave French food go there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great atmosphere and delicious food. Enjoyed the service from the staff too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Business meeting with a glass of wine and cheese plate. The wait staff was attentive and not intrusive. Asked initially if we needed to get to another event so she could appropriately address any time constraints.

Didn't feel any pressure and staff great and gave very good recommendations regarding wine and food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had another wonderful meal at Zazie. The pork chop with stuffing was outstanding and the bread pudding with crème brûle was the best that we’ve ever had. Service was very professional and friendly. Can’t wait to go back !

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Neighborhood gem Sazie never disappoints and they have a dog friendly night so you can take your pooch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food in a lively atmosphere. We met another couple there and were able to enjoy a 2 hour meal

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent neighborhood restaurant. Very pleasant & romantic dinning on the patio. The hamburgers are really excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

If you are vegan or have food allergies do not go to Zazie. They are proudly unaccommodating!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We took the dog to their dog friendly patio and had a real dinner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent experience, both service and food excellent. Will come back again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!! Super bonus that it’s walking distance from our home!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Zazie is great Food and service excellent. Excellent venue.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Zazie comes up as kid friendly but definitely not. The menu is geared toward adult tastes. It's fine, nothing special other than the mussels

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

WE had a complicated dinner with a couple of family members coming and going, and a 7 month old infant who was squirmy. The staff kept up with all, were very attentive, the timing of the servings perfect for a leisurely meal with a cousin and her husband we only see once a year. The trout was succulent, the lemon ravioli fabulous, and roasted vegetable platter delicious. Thank you Zazi's for your usual wonderful experience in our neighborhood!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

They have very good food but not authentic french really. Very welcoming , warm and polite staff.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great service! Came here for my boyfriend's birthday- was a very intimate and romantic environment. They came out with a complimentary creme bulee with a birthday candle. Very cute and would recommend for dates.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Excellent as always!! Great food, service and everything is always so tasty!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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