Sous Beurre Kitchen

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$30 and under
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French
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Enjoy southern French cuisine prepared with local produce by Chef Michael Mauschbaugh at Sous Beurre Kitchen. Start off with warm levain bread, oysters on the half shell, sweet and spicy almonds that are covered in a house blend of chili flakes, paprika and coriander or perhaps some bacon-wrapped dates. Sous Beurre Kitchen offers small plates that include chicken pâté terrine, fava bean and fromage blanc salad, and pan-crisped gnocchi. Entrées include delicacies such as morel mushrooms and green garlic risotto, Dungeness crab and pan-seared black cod.

An extensive wine list as well as numerous cocktails and beers are available to complement the meals served at Sous Beurre Kitchen. Desserts include buttermilk panna cotta made of black viola, green strawberries, lavender, bergamot orange and pistachio as well as blood orange shortcake and plateau de fromage.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 874-9831
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Mauschbaugh
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Private party facilities
The dining room at Sous Beurre Kitchen invites conversation and communication. Whether celebrating an anniversary, enjoying a night out with friends or hosting a corporate event, SBK is a bright, approachable space.
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Private party contact
Alice Van Fleet: (415) 874-9831
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Potrero Avenue
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Had a delicious dinner; the chef uses very creative ingredient combinations successfully. The house-cured ham with avocado toast and celeriac was very good and the bone-in pork loin was perfect; very tasty. My favorite was the warm Dungeness crab - if it's on the menu when you go you should try it.

Parking is tough - try moving away from the residential areas and crossing Potrero over by the hospital where we found plenty of spaces in the evening.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2016

We took our neighbor to dinner at sous berre last friday for his birthday and it was a fabulous experience again (been there once before) The physical space speaks of sophistication. It is quiet for a busy restaurant and every dish was a delight. We had the apple and Brussel sprouts salad and all manner of tasty delights. A hearty chewing experience. Loved the light dressing and every piece of the salad was selected to perfection.

I am picky about my meat and got the perfectly cooked bavette steak. My partner had the pork which was luscious and juicy and our friend had the sea bass with flaky moist flesh.

The bread and butter is a treat in itself (lightly whipped butter) and we had the chicken pate which was to die for.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2016

Beautifully crafted, highly creative and delicious small plates. Thoughtfully selected wines. A little empty for a Thursday night but that may not be the case soon if the word about the outstanding menu and service gets out.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2016

Delicious food, beautiful setting

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2016

We were 5
We were delighted with this restaurant. The food was fabulous. We all had pork roast. A very best pork loin piece with boned in. They accommodated all of our different requests on doneness from my rare piece to well done. It was flavorful and juicy and the fixings were tasty. Then we finished with a flan and rice pudding.

Service great and ambiance outstanding
Would come again. Very good value for the amount protein we had.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Intrigued by the dinner menu, I stepped in for brunch this weekend. The staff is friendly and there's a great vibe. I asked the server about the "waffled" duck confit and liked his description. I loved the originality of the dish along with the perfectly cook duck, crisp batter coating and side of greens. I'll be back to try more dishes.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2016

I went to Sous Beurre with two friends and had a great time. Everything on the menu looked delicious, and I selected the steak with a small plate of Brussel sprouts. My friend selected the pork with a small plate of greens with apples and goat cheese, and my partner selected the gnocchi.

Everything was delicious! My steak was cooked to perfection, and I highly recommend the Brussel sprouts!

The server was very sweet. She had a busy night with lots of customers, and she handled it with grace and all of her customers were served politely and efficiently.

We had a great time and we will be returning soon!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2016

Last minute Sunday lunch search on opentable yielded a brunch at this cute place in the heart of the mission
Great wine selection for brunch
Fantastic wines relatively good value
Had already enjoyed eggs for breakfast at home at 7:30 so other lunch for brunch selections were welcome sight. I had an
Excellent quiche wife enjoyed a very well made croque Madame
Looking foreward to having a real lunch or dinner here

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Venue is lovely, staff are attentive but food misses the mark. I had the cod and it badly needed seasoning. We shared a shortbread for desert and it just seemed like a day old thick cookie for me, not rich and crumbling as I would expect

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Roasted duck breast, bouillabaise, gnocchi, salads, dessert, we're all excellent, earthy and flavorful with a light touch. The small wine list was nonetheless superb. We enjoyed the meal and the evening very much!

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2016

Service was excellent. Even the bartender stepped out from the bar to help refill waters. Unfortunately, all of our food was poorly seasoned. My manila clam starter was slightly under seasoned and the cassoulet was grossly under seasoned - I even had to ask for extra salt but it didn't really do much to fix matters. My dining companion said that his steak was over seasoned. Ultimately, food that is not delicious colors my overall impression of the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2016

Amazing service and wonderful food! I highly suggest the Duck Mousse appetizer and the persimmon salad. We were able to relive the fantastic meals we had in Southern France right in our own backyard. Everyone was very attentive and checked in on our progress. Thanks to Michael for the amazing dishes. We will be back again soon :)

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2016

Everything was great! Trout was phenomenal only thing is the lentils were too salty. Perfect service and remembered to put a candle in the dessert for my boyfriends birthday :)

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2016

Table for 4 - The food was incredible, everything! My favorite (and the table agreed) was the hen. Wow! Definitely one of my new favorites. The interiors were well done, fantastic ambiance and the service was superb. The host took my work bag and umbrella and stored them securely in a store room. Wait staff was fantastic and the table was nicely nestled within a bay window. Will be returning again.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2016

The Good: nice to have something so quiet and customer oriented in this area. The service was excellent and the restaurant more friendly than most Bay area restaurants. Lovely simple tasteful decor. Very good feel here with decor & staff - almost like a neighborhood gem but more pricey. Whoever set this place up cares about your experience. Any special diet looks to be easily accommodated from a wholesome fresh menu.
The menu sounded fantastic because of the unique offerings: whole trout with lentils & cabbage, scallop, interesting salads. All sounded unique and zesty but for us the dishes just were not that tasty or memorable once we had them. No real Wow! Gotta go back for more happened for us. My husband's quinoa encrusted albacore tuna was overdone; the trout was just OK but nothing memorable.The lone scallop on the small plate was perfect and did have that extra something but two small plates does not a meal make. Dessert: the graham dish was overly sweet and not much for the price. All portions were small as they are in SF and in French inspired restaurants
If we are in the area again we will probably use this restaurant as our launching point for the evening because of its great ambiance and hospitality. Lovely

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2016

I had brunch as well as dinner and both were so delicious! The food was beautifully plated, balanced and pleasing to the palate! The cook staff worked well together and did a great job with presentation and form. The service was phenomenal - friendly, checking back often to see if anything was needed. The ambiance of the restaurant was bright and cheery during brunch and during dinner it was subdued and gentle lighting. Prices are very reasonable and affordable so that it is not a once every 4-5 month dining experience but could easily be affordable weekly! Chef Michael works well with his employees to give his guests a great experience.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2016

I 'found' this on OpenTable and it was such a good 'find'! on the 'poorer' end of 24th St, in another neighborhood starting to see the inevitable gentrification (hopefully it won't decimate the character and push out long-term businesses and residents). The bartender graciously sharing her knowledge on the wines and the menu. Picked several dishes to share and all of them were excellent - wonderful flavours and some uniqueness. will definitely go back even though this is now pretty far from home. One thing to note - early reviews talk about how tax and tips are included in menu prices. But that has changed, so remember to add a tip for the great staff!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Excellent New Year's Eve dinner with well composed courses and tip-top service.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

From pop-up to brick and mortar, the food has been consistently tasty and good. I like the combos and innovations on French cooking. service is always friendly and helpful. Can't give Sous Beurre anything but accolades. The prix fixe menu on New Years eave hit all the bases for a home run. Reasonably priced French red wine also!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

We really enjoyed the New Year's Eve five course tasting menu. We added the lobster gnocchi, which was probably the highlight of the meal. The goose breast, confit and foie gras was also terrific. The wine pairing had some interesting selections - a few things we would never have tried otherwise, all good.

As is typical for NYE menus, the evening was pretty pricey, but I have no complaints about the quality of the food and service.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2015

This restaurant used to be all inclusive, so when the bill came, it included tax and gratuity. That was novel; they've done away with the concept. Food is good but not especially creative or inspired. The standard of service is pleasant. But the ambiance, while clean and neat, is neither particularly warm nor interesting.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2015

The service is always top notch and the food flavors wow me every time. Since the menu is always changing, there is always a reason to dine there often.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2015

Can't believe I don't come here more often. So good!

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2015

The staff was extremely accommodating to our party of two, although we were almost 20 minutes late for our reservation. Right off the bat that impressed me. And the meal that followed lived up to that first impression. Wonderful food, beautifully presented and a small but well-choosen list of wines. If you are a steak tartare fanboy don't miss their version.

Note: Uber or Lyft is highly recommended as parking is treacherous in that hood.

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1.0Dined on December 9, 2015

Overall the restaurant was fair at best. We will not go back. The wait and host staff was rough around the edges. We were expecting an enjoyable evening and it turned out to be quite the contrary.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2015

excellent food; excellent service; excellent interior design

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2015

This restaurant was delicious and very reasonable. The cocktails were great, food was wonderful and the service was fantastic. The only downside for us was the crazy street parking. Definitely recommend parking closer to Portero; can be a little shady walking down the street at night.

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2015

This was my third visit. Delicious meal- the small plates were fantastic and wines were excellent. The entrees are rather small and our duck was very rare, but would recommend the fish entree (menu is seasonal) and all sharing plates!

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2015

Sous Beurre kitchen is refreshing! At last we could find a place where the dishes are different than everywhere else. The service is amazing. Don't be intimidated by the neighborhood. This place is a gem in this location.
This is our second time and it was as good as the first time.
Very recommended

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2.0Dined on October 10, 2015

Be warned…
We looked for a restaurant with innovative cuisine that was reasonably priced, since our group was bringing kids. We found that neither was true. The food was not really French (we are), The quantities were ridiculous and the prices were outrageous.

We came with a 13-year-old boy who requested a burrito for dessert and had to go get more food elsewhere, because there was just not enough for him to eat, even with three servings of bread!

While the living wage for the staff is a cool idea, it's not on par with what you pay at other restaurants for similar food including tip. Also, the restaurant was definitely not in keeping with the general neighborhood with such high prices. The service was OK, somewhat awkward. I ordered the vegetarian meal with a single small eggplant croquette. I couldn't even really taste the eggplant.

None of us will be going back.

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4.0Dined on October 9, 2015

While SBK might seem out of place on 24th at Potrero and the menu could inspire some "sticker shock" they delivered full value, serving delectable Southern French Cuisine.
Besides the tax and gratuity being included in the published prices (they say they are insuring all employees can earn a living wage) it is nice to see a restaurateur not whining by adding "this fee is on your check because we don't like having to pay for our employee's benefits" as has become commonplace.
And the service was gracious nonetheless. We luxuriated over the meal and were never made to feel rushed.
We enjoyed so many plates I can't remember them all: a grilled squid salad, shredded guinea fowl neck toasts, potato fondant with lamb "pancetta" and lobster mushrooms.
The bavette steak was deemed incredible by my French guest and two of us savored the duck breasts. The only "fail" was that the shellfish dish with mussels, cockles and barnacles was served cold (not intentional).
Deserts were innovative and delicious, particularly the chocolate covered "strawberries": not actual berries but a bit of culinary wizardry!
Though they don't serve liquor, it is no loss with the innovative aperitif based cocktails, wine list and digestives. We finished with a glorious little bottle of Sauternes.
We'll be back to support their urban pioneering on the "other end" of 24th Street!

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3.0Dined on October 3, 2015

The food was very good but a mistake in the kitchen delayed our dinner entrees for an extremely long time. Even though the restaurant comped the desserts, the long wait was the lasting impression of our experience there.

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2015

Steak and oysters are great

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4.0Dined on September 5, 2015

Slightly overpriced

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2015

Potential to be great. Everything was either good or great and the chef made some unusual choices that worked surprisingly well.

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3.0Dined on September 5, 2015

Squid dish was good except there were much more beans than squid.
Same with the eggplant dish, small amount of eggplant(that was very good) but too much other stuff.
The sausage made of fowl just wasn't good.
The fact that I don't remember how the rabbit was I guess tells you it wasn't good.

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2.0Dined on August 31, 2015

I had been to the pop up 4 times and I had high expectations for their brick and mortar location. Unfortunately it was very disappointing. The lights were bright and intrusive, the decor was inviting but bland and there was absolutely zero sound proofing so I spent half the meal unable to hear my friend across from me. But the real disappointment was the food. Of all 6 dishes we tried none stood out. The halibut was tragically bland, we did not even finish it. Overall there was a lack of creativity in both the atmosphere and the cuisine. We were still hungry when we left but we opted not to order more items because the price points did not match the quality. They also do not have Bordeaux glasses which would have been nice to know before we opened a $200 bottle which we could not enjoy properly. Overall I felt like the evening felt like a bit of a waste.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2015

My wife and I came here for our 1 year anniversary and it did not disappoint. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was perfect. Great place for a special occasion.

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2.0Dined on August 31, 2015

Everything was pretty bland

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4.0Dined on August 29, 2015

The location is charming. We enjoyed the drinks and the food, although the dessert was a bit lackluster. They have a nice selection of apertifs and wine, and the bread was excellent. One main course, the rabbit, was perfect, but the halibut main course was a bit too salty with the anchovy sauce. The service was friendly and attentive, except that we waited 30 -40 minutes after our appetizers were finished and before the main course arrived.

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