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I've been here for brunch multiple times, and each time it's been great. First things first, always make a reservation if you want to get in for sure for brunch. You can walk in and try to get onto the communal table, but it's a tough ask. Each time I've gone for brunch I've tried different things, but my favorite things have always been the pork and French toast. Both are very rich in flavor, and easy to share with another person. Never had a complaint about any of the other brunch menu items. Service has always been good. I've sat upstairs, downstairs, and at the communal table. and it's been great in all spots.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Came here for a date and I was blown away. I had my reservations given that it's French food, and was wary that it would be a SUPER heavy meal. But the sauces on everything we ordered weren't heavy at all, and I didn't walk out feeling like a whale. Everything we ordered - fish, chicken, meats, fries - was cooked so perfectly. All crisp on the outside, and tender. The waiter was great about pairing the kind of white wines I wanted with my meal. The service in general was awesome, and I thought it was really cool how the chef came around every table from time to time. The place is pretty intimate AKA tight on space, but that sort of adds to the charm. Don't let the number of dollar signs rated on this place throw you off. For 2 of us, we ordered maybe like 5 plates of food overall, a couple glasses of wine, and we still spent around $100. Not bad at all. FYI parking is such a pain in the ass in this area, so either Uber over here or add in some time to your commute to look for parking.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Came here for lunch randomly since it was right next to where we parked. Checked out the menu at the door, and saw that they have bottomless mimosas for $12 (when bought with food) and we were sold! Wanted to sit outside, but seating was limited, so we sat inside. Not a prob. Wait staff was quick to get to our table and serve us menus and waters. Ordered a roasted beat salad and a kale stew. The roasted beats were cut thick, and nicely roasted. I ordered grilled chicken on top of the salad, and it was cooked very nicely - still juicy and tender. The kale stew had a little bit of a kick with it due to the spicy sausage. Good depth of flavor to it - and I ended up liking the stew over the salad. The space was cute, and wasn't too busy on a sunny, Saturday afternoon. Maybe not the absolute best space for big groups, but maybe a group of 3-6 would do great here. Plan on coming back here.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Came here with 3 other friends (total of 4 of us), and I would say that 4 is the perfect number for a group to come here. The space is a bit small, so any group over 4 would probably be a bit much. We decided to do the dinner platter for the 4 of us (3 hot, 3 cold dishes) and it was definitely more than enough food to feed everyone. We got eggplant, fava beans, hummus, lamb and rice, roasted eggplant and cheese. Because we chose the platter, the portions of the food are a bit larger. We actually had a lot of each dish left over once we finished dinner. If you're a big meat eater, your best bet may be to order a completely separate meat dish, as most of the smaller dishes don't carry much meat at all. Of all the dishes, I would probably say the hot, roasted eggplant was my favorite because it carried the most flavor. I was a little underwhelmed by the lamb and rice. It smelled great, but there really wasn't much flavor in the dish. Overall, though, I was really satisfied with the quality of the food. I do wish they gave more pita bread to start though... The service was only OK - I would say maybe just 3 stars for that... We did find ourselves waiting around a little while to get things like another menu, order another drink, or more water. Considering the number on the wait-staff, with regard to how many seats were filled, that's just what bothered me I guess. In any event, I'd probably end up coming back here - was a cute little place and the food was good.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Not really sure why this place doesn't at least have 4 stars. I've come here twice now for brunch, and I have to say I would say it's a solid place for brunch. It's located right across from a parking garage on Gough and Grove, so if you're worried about parking in Hayes Valley, this place should be an easy choice. The place is pretty cute inside, and it has a raw oyster bar which is pretty cool. Both times I've come here I got the gumbo soup, and I was pretty satisfied both times. It has a nice deep smokey flavor, some kick, and good chunks of sausage. I really liked the fried catfish po'boy. Was fried really well - crisp on the outside, and still moist. Service was solid - no complaints both times. Came here before 1PM each time, and it was pretty slow, so if you're looking to secure a reservation, this could be a good choice. Lastly, not many places are fit for groups over 4, and this place is sizable enough where you could maybe come with a group of 8 for brunch.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
What a find! Never knew this place: 1.) Existed; 2.) Served sandwiches inside (I guess if I didn't know it existed than 2 wouldn't matter...) Walking inside, I was a little hesitant since it is a convenience store as well, but then after that first bite into my chicken salad sandwich, I was def. glad we ventured into this new place. There was actually a lot of sandwiches to choose from off their menu. It was between the chicken salad and roast beef for me, and I ended up going with the chicken salad. There was pretty good depth of flavor to the chicken salad, and it wasn't overwhelmingly mayo-e if that makes sense. The size of the sandwich I would say is about 1.5 servings. More than enough for one person with a healthy appetite. Only gripe if I had to pick one would be the small chips selection, but that's about it. Probably going to go back to try out their other specialty sandwiches.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
If you've been to one, then you'll know what you're getting, and this one is no different. Cute little outdoor seating area in DTPA. No complaints.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago