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Zazie

4.8
1088 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Fit for Foodies
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
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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.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1088 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Very friendly and wam service. Staff really knows the menu and give great recommendations. We had three different entrees...pork chop, lamb stew, and the seafood stew. All were delicious. The hot chocolate dessert was amazing! Great atmosphere, comfortable and easy and relaxing.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Good, fairly traditional French food. Homey setting with pleasant service. Plenty of reasonably priced options on wine list. Main dishes were a little pricey for a casual bistro. They don't accept tips and bake the cost of paying their waitstaff more into the food, which explains some of it, but I think they may be marking things up just a bit extra beyond that. Overall great place to go when you're in Cole Valley.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

We had an excellent table, but near the door which can get a bit noisy.
Food was fine in all areas and the wine list was good.
Service was cheerful and we felt relaxed and unhurried.
Totally enjoyable dining.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great to go with friends. Fun place.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Zazie provides a superb take on French cuisine with a California twist, nestled in the Cole Valley neighborhood: Classic dishes, intimate setting, nice indoor and outdoor seating (the nice back patio even works when its chilly out), and the wait staff is great, and justifiably so, as the management treats them well and provides living wages and health care thru a fixed tip system included in the price of your meal.

The dishes can be wonderfully rich, generous and filling, so be careful (or don't be!). My partner and I shared a meal on our last visit, as we often do, and started with the homemade pate - rich, flavorful and superb creamy texture served on crunch toast over a bed of dressed lettuce. We probably could have stopped there and added with one of their tasty salads or sides then dessert. Instead we ventured into their seafood stew (the French name escapes me) which was simply fantastic, dense with salmon, shellfish, potatoes, leeks and flavored expertly, and rich rich rich! Also shared their lemon spring pasta with bacon, which was also wonderful, buttery and sublime. And the serving was generous, so we brought some home.
The desserts are all fantastic. We skirted the chocolate ones (though they are highly recommend) to try the fruit crumble with ice cream. It hit the spot with tart fruit offset by the sweet cream. The crumble, resting on the bottom of the dish, not the top, was a tad too dense/hard, but the flavors were good.

Complemented by quality glasses of S. Blanc and Pinot, we left happy. Hope you do too!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Parking in this neighborhood is difficult and food was pricier than our usual dinner out, but everything else---food, service, ambiance was great. If we had wanted what was on the prix fixe menu, we would have saved some money, but other items sounded much more appealing.

For us, this will be a special, once-in-a-while, place, not a regular stop.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We came with high expectations, and they were exceeded.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent fresh food, all prepped well, everything cooked just right, moderate portions, flavorful, top shelf ingredients, wide variety. First time there; we will return.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent dinner! Always great service! They served my friend champagne for her bday celebration. Would always recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I’ve been going to Zazie since 2007. It’s delicious, friendly, reasonably priced for SF, and charming. They’re surprisingly kid friendly too. Never had a bad meal. I often take my folks when they visit. It’s a good crowd pleaser where everyone can enjoy— different enough not to feel dated with being too out there and pretentious. The staff always is helpful and competent and knows their stuff too.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Was great to bring my mom when she was in town. From the appetizer to the dessert, everything was mouth wateringly delicious. Will recommend!

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Zazies Starter (e.g. Pâté de Volaill, Mussels Marinières ) are delicious. Do recommend.
Entrées is reasonably good.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We had a great first dinner here, served by a lovely waitress who could not have been more welcoming and fun and no-pressure-patient with our staying till close. We loved the comfortable, casual seating for fine French fare. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The staff is welcoming and the service is excellent. The food is consistently very good and I appreciate the no tip policy, giving all the staff a living wage. Best value and a great neighborhood hangout.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great experience all around, as always. One of our favorite spots!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Another excellent dinner at our favorite neighborhood institution known as Zazie. From service that is truly par-excellence (I’d even say one of the best in the city), to cuisine that rivals the 'Michelin star’-studded spots, Zazie is one of the best values in town. Thanks again!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food. Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

As always, the food was fantastic, the service was impeccable and fun, and ambiance is warm and inviting, and it feels almost like we're back in France. If we're coming to San Francisco from San Jose, then for sure we'll also make a reservation at Zazie.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Wonderful Zazie....! always a great meal, enhanced by their great staff.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

First time here in a couple years, and disappointed in the food. Such a nice neighborhood place, good atmosphere, and menu has classic bistro food. There were 5 of us. One person had hamburger which was fine but nothing special, and vegetarian was very happy with polenta main dish. But the coq au vin had almost no sauce (should not be served on pasta!) and wasn't very tasty, and the salmon was very disappointing, again just not flavorful; and the parsnip puree is definitely a mistake; doesn't pair well with the salmon, and was totally bland. The brussel sprouts with the salmon were good. We ordered charcuterie and cheese boards as appetizers; nothing special, and both the house paté and the salmon mash ("rilettes") were too bland, lacking flavor and character. Wine list is fine. Service friendly and nice. What has happened to the food in this place??

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This has been our go-to for small family gatherings for 10 years! We are never disappointed!! Love Zazie!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Zazie is a true gem and it captures the real essence of the spirit of San Francisco. It is one of those very special neighborhood restaurants. Going there is like taking a trip and traveling abroad. The food is excellent and the service very friendly and good

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

My mom and I first discovered Zazie when I had just moved to San Francisco. We instantly loved it! The staff is kind, friendly, and inviting. The food is incredible--try the Baked Hot Chocolate dessert! We go to Zazie every time my mom comes to visit--we love it!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Am a very frequent Zazie patron, usually for brunch. Went Sunday night with a friend and her significant other, who had never been to Zazie. We all LOVED it.....everything was pure perfection. The Zazie servers are wonderful: friendly, knowledgeable and super smart.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

From start to finish, one of the most enjoyable meals we’ve ever had. Every dish was memorable, from the first courses of chicken liver on toasted bread and a beet and avocado salad to main courses of beef bourguignon and a fish stew. And the baked hot chocolate dessert is a truly decadent way to end the meal. The service was excellent without being formal or fussy. We will definitely be coming back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Love that this restaurant accounts for their staff benefits and pay in the menu pricing so is proud to be tip free!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We have had consistently good luck at Zazie. The staff are wonderful, as is the food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Zazie was perfect for a romantic, affordable evening with great ambiance, food and excellent service.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Good food. Relaxed and casual. Friendly service. Great neighborhood restaurant .

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food/service.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s menu was creative and delicious. A fun evening out

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went here for Valentines and it was superb!! 💕 wouldn’t have gone anywhere else!!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a lovely meal at Zazie’s. The Beef Bourguignon with polenta was absolutely delicious !! We can’t wait to return !

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Delectable food, friendly service, can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Nice outdoor patio, delicious food, & great service!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Always enjoy going to Zazie. Great food, service, ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We had an exceptional dining experience. Best neighborhood restaurant!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Very attentive staff - especially welcoming

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Best meal I've ever had. The mussels were ludicrously good. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Made a reservation for a third date and we sat on the patio. We arrived around ten minutes early and were given champagne as we waited for our table to clear up. Was honestly blown away at how friendly and knowledgeable the staff was, the whole experience was spectacular.

Food was incredible, we did the prix fixe. The mussels were the highlight of the meal, but everything was recommendable.

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