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French Restaurant$$$$
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square, San Francisco
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    Priya S.
    "creme fraiche custard for dessert."(2 Tips)
    "Pork belly was very good, and so are literally all the desserts"(4 Tips)
    michael a.
    "The duck confit appetizer is amazeballs."(3 Tips)
    Luke H.
    "Small, quaint, a great wine list and fabulous food."(5 Tips)
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  • pork belly
  • desserts
  • good for dates
  • creme fraiche custard
  • healthy food
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    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    Exceedingly charming matchbook-size dining room, French accents, and delicious California-French fare that avoids the overplayed pitfalls of the genre, Bouche has it all. [Eater 38 Member]
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Blake S.heart icon on user image
    Blake SamicSeptember 6, 2014
    Everything we had here was outstanding and the service was top notch. I especially liked the Goat Cheese Cake w/ Beet Ice Cream and the Tomates Farcies, Squash and Bell Pepper Risotto (side dish).
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    Luke HamiltonJuly 2, 2014
    What a pleasant surprise. If it wasn't for the fact that everything else in the area closes at 10p, I would have never found it. Small, quaint, a great wine list and fabulous food. Pork belly!!!
  • Jay D.heart icon on user image
    Jay De LeoFebruary 17, 2015
    Came based on 4SQ's rating & that it was open late, & was not disappointed. Cozy atmosphere. Sat in the window, & ate scallop carpaccio, pork shoulder, & creme fraiche custard. Delicious.
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    Ray FongOctober 7, 2014
    The market greens were broccoli with a cauliflower cream. Awesome! We just had 5 appetizers and a bottle of wine and we were stuffed. Charcuterie, pork belly, crepinette, and mâché salad! So good!
  • Will P.heart icon on user image
    Will PowersMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with anything here. Surprisingly, a real standout was the pear salad. Fresh, delicious and simple. Go here, and go here often.
  • Dan C.heart icon on user image
    Dan ClarkFebruary 1, 2018
    The foods change up depending on the season. I especially like how they only focus on 4 main entrees. They do them the right way.
  • Priya S.
    Priya SaiprasadOctober 14, 2012
    Order the salmon for the appetizer, pork belly for the entree and the creme fraiche custard for dessert. Your taste buds will immensely thank you for this!
  • Phillip W.heart icon on user image
    Phillip WhartonMay 20, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    Staff and atmosphere are lovely, and when they upsell you with freshly shaved truffle just say yes and thank me later
  • Emily C.heart icon on user image
    Emily CampoAugust 7, 2017
    The hangar steak was incredible. They don't have a large menu, but what they make is fantastic.
  • Maria Silvia M.
    Maria Silvia MoserJune 23, 2013
    Top Notch! Order the salmon as an appetizer and for the entree order the Halibut with chorizo. I loved it!
  • Patty K.
    Patty KramerMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    What's not yummy gooey goodness. Guillaume and his team have created not only great food but also great atmosphere and service.
  • Anish B.
    Anish BhattSeptember 6, 2014
    Quaint little French place, with amazing desserts. Get a table by the window upstairs
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    EdDecember 16, 2017
    The Brussel sprouts are wonderful for appetizer or as a side.
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    DaveJanuary 22, 2016
    Pork belly was very good, and so are literally all the desserts
  • Gene E.
    Gene EhrbarMarch 10, 2014
    This place is on my VERY short list of places where I'm comfortable putting myself in the chef's hands. Nuff said.
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GyllenstiernaMarch 2, 2014
    OMG the Chocolate Croque Monsieur - best sweet brunch dish in the city!
  • Raelinn D.
    Raelinn DotyApril 28, 2012
    The food here is amazing and the small wine list is very carefully curated. (I don't use that word lightly.)
  • Roman B.heart icon on user image
    Roman BusyginDecember 29, 2012
    Delicious French food. Try lamb shoulder with potato salad. Simply fantastic!
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LaMannaMay 15, 2012
    What a treat! The salmon is ridiculously amazing. Definitely get it with the polenta. Top notch.
  • Jeshua B.heart icon on user image
    Jeshua BorgesNovember 18, 2019
    The service is very good and they are open late.
  • Julie N.
    Julie NFebruary 26, 2015
    Whatever you do, try the Kale & Apple soup. Wonderful!
  • Elad O.heart icon on user image
    Elad OssadonDecember 10, 2020
    Fantastic experience. Food is amazing.
  • Khanh N.heart icon on user image
    Khanh NguyenJanuary 1, 2018
    Amazing food and service
  • Michael J.heart icon on user image
    Michael JonesJuly 2, 2018
    Creme caramel dessert is a must!!! Always.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LambertMay 27, 2012
    The calamari was cooked perfectly and had a surprising hint of spice. Great dish!
  • Clara E.heart icon on user image
    Clara EloyMarch 13
    Decent spot with decent food. Not mind-blowing though
  • Ray S.
    Ray SSeptember 11, 2013
    Very quaint. Lovely wines and an excellent charcuterie plate.
  • Charlene C.
    Charlene C.January 7, 2012
    Everything on the menu is delicious! Try the calamari or the polenta for sure!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GriffinSeptember 1, 2013
    Bread baked with bacon in it... Sooooooo delicious
  • Katelyn d.
    Katelyn deDiegoMay 17, 2014
    Bar seats are great. Food is rich and delicious.
  • Vardan N.
    Vardan NazinyanJanuary 17, 2015
    Good place to make late dunner. Cool interior and atkisphere.
  • Kate R.heart icon on user image
    Kate ROctober 16, 2015
    Servings are really small here - we left hungry after 3 course dinner. I got pork loin with turnips and it was literally 5 slices of pork and 2 small roasted turnips :(
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    suzanne 🌶October 19, 2016
    Creme custard is outstanding!
  • Michael H.heart icon on user image
    Michael HarrisJuly 17, 2016
    Great European atmosphere.
  • Chloe C.heart icon on user image
    Chloe CondonMarch 20, 2016
    Scallops serving is small. Cute upstairs area.
  • Gordon W.heart icon on user image
    Gordon WrightJuly 27, 2012
    Best dining experience I've had in a long time in San Francisco.
  • ✨Naveena A.heart icon on user image
    ✨Naveena Abodha✨January 6, 2013
    Small but cozy place and very tasty French food
  • Marissa L.
    Marissa LouieMay 10, 2012
    Try the Roasted Green Garlic Soup - Amazing garlicky goodness!
  • Social Media SF
    Social Media SFFebruary 20, 2012
    The Chef is incredible and the menu changes often!
  • Christina W.
    Christina WongDecember 18, 2011
    Love the marinated sardines! Can't wait to try everything else
  • michael a.
    michael affrontiOctober 10, 2013
    The duck confit appetizer is amazeballs.
  • Tommyheart icon on user image
    TommySeptember 29, 2013
    Best looking staff in the city!
  • Jai S.
    Jai SinghDecember 18, 2011
    Definitely get the Confit Salmon. It's Delicious !!!
  • Nikki B.heart icon on user image
    Nikki BFebruary 14, 2021
    food , ambience and service
  • Sean S.
    Sean SheppardMay 9, 2012
    Try the Calamari with Chili Tofu Sauce
  • Alan F.
    Alan FongSeptember 12, 2013
    Very cute ambience.
  • Dylan B.heart icon on user image
    Dylan BoydSeptember 13, 2015
    The steak. Not a mis steak.
  • Malcolm O.heart icon on user image
    Malcolm OngJuly 22, 2015
    It gets hot upstairs
  • Reetta N.
    Reetta NurmoSeptember 11, 2013
    Tomato soup, delicious!
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