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1098 Jackson St. (Taylor St.) Send to Phone
Unpretentious and charming neighborhood restaurant with quality French cuisine and reasonably priced wines.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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: This charming corner establishment features large windows offering a scenic view of cable cars slowly climbing by. The space is reminiscent of a somewhat rustic yet modern European restaurant, with a pitched roof with exposed wood beams, ochre walls lined with brown banquettes, and white paper-topped tables. The menu is surprisingly affordable considering the address and the quality of the French-Californian cuisine. Appetizers include seared foie gras with a drizzle of raspberry sauce, or a lighter version of the typically rich dish of escargots; these arrive in a savory and totally bread-dunking-worthy combination of olive oil, pastis, garlic, herbs, white wine and sweet oven-roasted tomatoes and chunks of spicy Catalan sausage, served in a nautilus-shaped dish. Entrée presentations are elegant, including a Maine lobster tail wrapped in a sole filet studded with pink pearls of salmon eggs, or a crispy confit of rabbit on a pillow of garlic mashed potatoes. The wine list has a number of lesser-known French varietals, so let the amicable and friendly servers guide you. Finish up with the chocolate gâteau that is as decadent as it should be.
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