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4 Mint Plaza (Fifth St.) Send to Phone
Sophisticated French fare at a downtown staple.

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chez Papa Resto, San Francisco, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chez Papa Resto Restaurant Review

: With its central location on San Francisco's burgeoning Mint Plaza redevelopment, Chez Papa Resto, a sibling of the beloved Chez Papa in Potrero Hill, brings a touch of Parisian cool to the square. Black chandeliers, low lighting and rich fabrics set a sexy, sultry mood for the downtown denizens that flock here after work for dinner and cocktails. The kitchen, overseen by chef Steven Rojas, offers comforting yet sophisticated Francophile fare with a modern twist: Kobe beef tartare with Dijon mustard, capers, shallots and toast points makes for a savory start, or opt for the artisan foie gras two-ways. Entrées lean towards the classics and there are few surprises: gnocchi Parisienne, Brussels sprouts and a brown butter beet béarnaise sauce enhance roasted butterfish while Liberty Farms duck breast is paired with sunchoke purée, candied kumquats and cardamom duck jus. For value-conscious diners, there is a $24 three-course prix-fixe menu for lunch and a four-course seasonal tasting menu at dinner for $65.
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