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Fringale

Fringale, which means "the urge to eat," has been a major contributor to San Francisco's South of Market culinary renaissance. From its opening fourteen years ago, it has remained a favorite dining spot for food lovers, socialites, politicians, artists, celebrities, and journalists. The restaurant's sponged eggshell colored walls, blond wooden chairs, sand and earth toned banquettes and wainscoting, and verdigris bartop create a dining environment that is sophisticated, intimate, and inviting. Fringale is a place where guests can drop in for a glass of wine and snack at the bar or enjoy a tantalizing classic French bistro meal prepared by one of the finest kitchens in San Francisco. Come and experience why Fringale has been consistently rated one of the top French restaurants in San Francisco since its opening.
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675 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(675 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 675 reviews
5 stars
(363)
4 stars
(257)
3 stars
(36)
2 stars
(11)
1 star
(8)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Fringale Reviews List
Review 1 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/28/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2006
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Review 3 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/27/2016
 2004
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Tres bon

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our first experience at Fringale and a wonderful one. Our food was exceptional and the waiter was professional, helpful, and excellent. Will try to go again."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfect local bistro

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"In any other city, Fringale would be renowned and impossible to get into, but in our food-fad paradise, this lovely place can be overlooked because of so much competition and, perhaps, its currently under-construction SOMA neighborhood. Yet it's a short walk from Yerba Buena, which is how we ended up there after a dance performance. Beautifully prepared food, mellow yellow room, with a welcoming and comforting vibe. You know you'll dine well and you'll know that had you happened upon this restaurant in another town, you'd be singing its praises to your friends."
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/25/2016
 2005
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Review 8 for Fringale
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
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Review 9 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Fringale
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2005
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Review 12 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A great find in SoMa!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I have lived a block away from this place for a while and did not notice it until recently! The restaurant is tucked away and is a great place for a romantic evening. Food can be buttery/creamy as one would expect from French cuisine, although probably too much so for me."
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Very fine restaurant! Kinda classy! The food was delicious, service was excellent. We ordered prawns and carpaccio for appetizers and sea bass for a plate. It was so good, so we left restaurant with big smiles!
Thank you guys to make us so happy and satisfied!
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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
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Review 15 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/07/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/07/2016
 2002
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Review 20 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2004
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/01/2016
 2007
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Review 22 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/04/2016
 2003
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Review 23 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2011
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Review 24 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Classy French cuisine

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Welcoming staff especially after shared early banter. Elegant presentation of classic dishes (e.g., calamari, lamb shank) with excellent sauces and flavorful bread to collect them. Adequate neighborhood parking."
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2002
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Wonderful Lunch

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Dined on 3/23/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We have dined at Fringale many times, for lunch and dinner. I go there because they have traditional Duck Confit with Lentils Du Puy. I love this dish and it can't be found very often. The restaurant is intimate, cute and cozy. Currently there is major construction right outside (new subway) which is quite distracting. You look out the windows and see tractors, rubbish, and hear noise and there is no parking available. So, we catch the bus to the restaurant because lunch is a must each time we visit San Francisco. Prices are a bit high but I feel it's worth every penny."
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 26 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

April Lunch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"A sunny walk from Market into a rather industrial area near ATT Park is Fringale's setting. It is now home to many techies and they have found this delightful French bistro. We have been here many times over 20 years. The moules are the best in the city. Don't order the frites unless you have great will power--you will eat them all. Have never had a bad entrée. They do their job right. Enjoy."
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 27 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Fringale still a gem

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I had a business lunch at Fringale. Hadn't been in a year or more but the food and service was better than I remembered it. Delicious French Bistro food expertly prepared and delivered by the experienced French wait staff. Would highly recommend for lunch or dinner. Don't let the construction on the street outside scare you away."
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Fringale
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2012
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Review 29 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/18/2016
 2007
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Review 30 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 31 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Generally well prepared food. Personable service."
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2013
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Review 33 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

QUIET, UNCROWDED, DESERVEDLY SO

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Had the duck for lunch. Recently resurrected from some frozen state. Not very tasty, not very duck-like. Sorry I didn't send it back, but was with visitors who seemed to be enjoying their salads. I had visited this place 2-3 years ago, and now I realize why I had't returned, even though I live only three blocks away."
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2013
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Review 34 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/21/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/23/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

We love Fringale.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The food at Fringale is as close as you can get to being in an authentic French Bistro while still in San Francisco."
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great French Food

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Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My favorite French Restaurant. Authentic French cooking, consistently good taste, fresh ingredient, attentive staff and the owner is there to keep an eye on things."
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Anniversary at Fringale

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We've been to Fringale before, and decided to return for our anniversary. We were not disappointed. The service at first was a little stiff and slow, but our server warmed to the task as our meal went on. The food was excellent, as usual, served at the correct temperature. At evening's end when we chose a single dessert to share, our server brought us two - in recognition of the anniversary! So that was an unexpected treat. We'll be back..."
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 40 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/18/2016
 2007
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Review 42 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/15/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 43 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/17/2016
 2008
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Review 44 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/17/2016
 2008
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Review 45 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great place, with French staff!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Fringale is staffed with French people, who know what they're doing. The waiter was able to advise me on what to order -- and his advice was perfect. (I was not sure what first course to choose -- the spinach ravioli or one of the seafood dishes. He said, if you like Roquefort, go for the ravioli; it's one of his favorites. I saw why! The sauce was cheesy but the ravioli filling itself was nearly 100% spinach. With the Roquefort sauce, it was PERFECT.) I loved the coq au vin and the flourless chocolate cake, too. The waiter and the rest of the staff were all not merely polite and helpful; they were genuinely friendly - and their chef is a gem. On Sundays and Mondays, they have a three course, prix fixe special for $40 -- which offers real value. I highly recommend Fringale."
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/13/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2009
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Review 47 for Fringale
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Yesterday

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The food was disappointing. The frisee Lardon was over dressed, soggy, with tiny bits of bacon and tasteless. There was no olive oil that could be detected. The duck confit with lentils was also disappointing. The lentils were under cooked and also tasteless. I have returned many times to this restaurant to enjoy classic bistro food but they have lost their way"
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2011
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Review 48 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/27/2016
 2001
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Review 49 for Fringale
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Tres nice!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Fringale is always a nice place to go, even lately with having to make your way through construction and around puddles. You come inside and it's warm and friendly. You are greeted well. Our waiter was great fun. The food is yummy. We especially enjoyed the mussels. And calamari. Been here off and on for years and will continue to come."
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Fringale
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/06/2016
 2008
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