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Bastille Day July 14th

Bastille Day is a French national holiday held on July 14, celebrating the storming of the Bastille in 1789 and marking the start of the French Revolution. The day commemorates the fall of the monarchy and the rise of the modern republic for French citizens. Join in the festivities at these San Francisco restaurants.

Brasserie S&P California
Dining Room at Brasserie S&P, San Francisco, CA Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
222 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94104

Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco restaurant offering all-day dining in the Financial District. More...

Cafe Bastille French
Dining Room at Cafe Bastille, San Francisco, CA 22 Belden Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94104

Bistro favorites abound at this French-kissed, side street café. More...

Cafe Claude French
Dining Room at Cafe Claude, San Francisco, CA 7 Claude Ln.
San Francisco, CA 94108
Downtown bistro with an authentic atmosphere and well-executed classics. More...

Cafe des Amis French
2000 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Bustling brasserie serving traditional French cuisine interspersed with reinvented classics. More...

Chez Papa Bistrot French
Dining Room at Chez Papa Bistrot, San Francisco, CA 1401 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
This tiny Potrero Hill restaurant is bustling with good-looking diners anxious to sample the small plates of French Provencal flavors. More...

Garcon French
Dining Room at Garcon, San Francisco, CA 1101 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Friendly corner bistro with a snappy interior and dishes that extend past the traditional fare. More...

Grand Cafe French
Dining Room at Grand Cafe, San Francisco, CA Hotel Monaco
501 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
French brasserie cuisine in a striking ballroom setting. More...

Left Bank French
Dining Room at Left Bank, Menlo Park, CA 635 Santa Cruz Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Classic French brasserie dishes make Left Bank a popular spot for lunch, dinner and an extended happy hour. More...

Left Bank French
Dining Room at Left Bank, Larkspur, CA Blue Rock Inn
507 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA 94939
Roland Passot's elegant Left Bank delivers satisfying cuisine of the sort that a French grand-mère would cook. More...

Presidio Social Club American
Dining Room at Presidio Social Club, San Francisco, CA 563 Ruger St.
San Francisco, CA 94129
Celebrate the good life at this retro bar and restaurant set in historic Presidio military barracks. More...

Le P'tit Laurent French
Dining Room at Le P 699 Chenery St.
San Francisco, CA 94131

Le P’tit Laurent offers well-prepared, old-fashioned French cooking. More...


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