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Garcon - 17 Reviews - 1101 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, San Francisco, CA - French Restaurants Reviews - Phone (415) 401-8959


1101 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (at at 22nd St.)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 401-8959
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Garcon - San Francisco, CA
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Very nice place,I go there often for a French delight since I live in the Mission, parking is NOT easy though. but I love it.


Well, I've been looking forward to trying Garcon for sometime. Wish I would have stayed home. For a group of six, none of the appetizers were good (avoid the mussels and proscuitt...

Take your date there 6/28/2011

Very nice place,I go there often for a French delight since I live in the Mission, parking is NOT easy though. but I love it. more

Great place for a long dinner 5/30/2009

I recently brought a friend to Garcon who was visiting the city and used to be a food writer. I was really looking for high quality food in a relaxed atmosphere so we could enjoy ourselves and catchup. Garcon fit that bill really nicely. We ordered mussels, fries, a beet salad, the beef, the halibut, the pork loin, and two fruit tarts for dessert. We also had cocktails, wine, and espressos. Everything was just lovely. I was really impressed with the quality of the mussels, and I honestly think the halibut was one of the best pieces I've ever had. The staff was wonderful and accommodating. The only complaint I could think of is that I wish there was a bit more variety in the appetizers. Other than that, though, excellent evening. Pros: Excellent food at each course, friendly staff Cons: Limited selection of appetizers more

friendly service, great mussels 3/9/2008

I went there because I was looking for a place that serves mussels in the mission. This place is small and great for a date because it is not noisy. I sat at the small bar and Christoph the bartender took great care of me. I overheard them saying that they will stop servig food at 9pm because it was slow that night. So call ahead to make sure they are still serving and to make a reservation. I heard it get's really crowded on fri/sat. I went on a sunday night around 8:30pm and it wasn't crowded. Pros: great mussels and dessert Cons: sometimes they stop serving food at 9pm more

Some terrific options 7/23/2007

If I were to review Garcon entirely on their signature duck, it would be undoubtedly five stars. I had a... more

Some terrific options 7/23/2007

Tom Provided by Partner
If I were to review Garcon entirely on their signature duck, it would be undoubtedly five stars. I had a five star experience here as well, but ne... more

je t'aime 6/6/2007

This place continuously delivers a nice environment, great food, good service, and amazing desserts! Pros: Desserts! Cons: Wish they were open later more

Great Customer Service 3/21/2007

Great Place to experience a dinner at the bar, Great wine List, Great Food, Very Nice Ambiance, Very Profesional staff, Pros: Great Ambiance more

The mussels are to die for! 12/14/2006

I ate a late dinner at Garcon recently and they were nice enough to accommodate a group of about 15 people without a reservation. I must say, it was a great time. The staff was pleasant and the food was pretty good. The mussels are awesome, I haven't found better ones anywhere else. I must admit that I wasn't impressed with the desserts, they could use a little more work. Overall, a fun place to go with friends. Good food and great fun! more

Too bad 10/24/2006

Well, I've been looking forward to trying Garcon for sometime. Wish I would have stayed home. For a group of six, none of the appetizers were good (avoid the mussels and proscuitto unless you like a greasy mess). I ordered a seafood dish that had whole peppercorns and a big, uncooked bay leaf. Huh? One person had the steak, which he said was good. The apple tarte stunk; it was mushy and tasted like bad applesauce. The service was okay at times, but not great. Overall, there are plenty of far better Bistros in SF. more

Crappy night in Paris 9/16/2006

The hype about Garcon is hard to understand. Everything from the wine recommendation to the service to the gratin was a disappointment. After being seated later than our reservation, our waiter was not informed about the menu, except the ahi tuna was sold out by 9! The experience continued to plummet. He recommended an expensive mediocre bottle of wine then after we finished dinner he ""offered"" us the chance to finish the bottle at the bar. This of course was preceded by him moving the table next to us over in the midst of our dinner. The manager and waiter made feeble attempts to check if everything was ""alright."" It too little too late. Oh, I forgot about the food. The goat cheese terrine was the highlight of the meal, as the gratin needed some salt. Needless to say, I will seek French cuisine in another SF venue. more

Great food, great bar, great ambiance, great eye candy 9/10/2006

thank god for of the funniest restaurants to come along..jerome the owner is always cordial and makes a point to greet you..the food is over the top good..some of my favorites: the goat cheese (dont miss it), french onion soup (best ive ever had)..the spinach, the shrimp brouchette and by all means no one does frites like the french and the chef frank has perfected them..delicious!! i love to sit at the bar and absorb the great atmosphere and energy this restaurant creates.. Pros: the food, staff, owner more

If we had to lose Alma, this is worth it! 9/3/2006

We ate at Garcon recently with my inlaws on a quiet Sunday evening. Everything was excellent - the service was attentive and informed and the food was amazing. We especially liked the Choucroute de la mer (a seafood stew), the cassoulet and the duck confit. Our server recommended a fantastic bottle of French wine that worked well with four very different dishes. Since we got there early (6pm on a Sunday), we had no problems with noise levels. Overall, it was a superb experience and I would highly recommend it. The food was a cut above that of many other Mission restaurants. more

Love this place 7/24/2006

Food was perfection, staff was casual, friendly and professional, the bartender was great & the ambience was nice. The only drawback was our waiter wasn't quite on the ball but the experience on a whole was wonderful. We will definitely be going back soon. Pros: Food, Bar, Staff Cons: Waiter was a little slow more

merci, garcon 3/20/2006

My husband and I have dinner out frequently, and Garcon is fabulous re service, attentive but not too, food, all good, some exceptional, and ambience (very cozy). We've also had brunch here, same comments. The charcuterie plate is the best we've had anywhere, a fine selection of cold meats, the salmon tart w/capers delicious, the duck confit perfect, and the halibut papillote (usually sole) was exquisite. This place has made our list of favorites...difficult to do in a city with so many great restaurants. tres bien, garcon! we'll definitely be back again...and again... Pros: inexpensive, excellent food, fine service more

Warm Your Plates! 2/26/2006

Just had brunch here today. Service was good, food was ok (nothing special). Unfortunately our eggs benedict arrived to our table cold. Reason? Plates were cold. We told our waiter and he took them away. When the dished returned they had re-cooked them (not just reheated them) which was a good sign. However (and this blew me away) - the food was cold again. I mean come on? Same reason - cold plates. Didn't bother complaining I had already made up my mind I wouldn't be returning. Any decent chef is going to know you don't serve hot food on cold plates. It is a sacrilige and no matter how good the food is, it will always come out crap if this happens. God I hope the manager reads reviews on this website because if not your business will be down the toilet within 6 months.. more

C'est fanstastique!!! 1/20/2006

A great new french restaurant in the mission, run by a ""mission type crowd"". What I mean by that is young, inventive, and with a passion for good food and service. The Filet Mignon is great and the mussels appetizer is absolutely amazing. Everything about my experience ther was great. GO TRY IT!!!!!! more

Another smash hit on Valencia! 12/6/2005

Well put together with great service, great food and a hip ambience. This is classic French bistro in a contemporary, trendy setting. From the frisee salad with egg, to the lamb and finally the Glace Haribo (yes, little candies including gummi bears in ice cream). Voila! This is way THE French eatery in this part of town! Pros: Service, Amazing food, Ambience Cons: -- more
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  • The Scene
    This highly popular venture from local French restaurateurs Olivier Azancot and Eric Klein joins the smorgasbord of stylish international eateries along Valencia Street. The...

  • 12/21/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm Sat-Sun 10am-3pm; 5:30pm-11pm
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central East, Mission