About Gaspar Brasserie
Named Best French Bistro by San Francisco Magazine, Gaspar is a French brasserie offering modern mid-20th century Parisian style. Chef Adam Nichol offers a menu of approachable French classics updated to showcase the Bay Area's freshest ingredients. At lunch and dinner, Gaspar offers an escape from the bustling downtown. From steak frites and a famous burger at lunch to the signature panisse cakes and fresh seafood featured at dinner, Gaspar offers French flair without being intimidating.
On Saturday evenings, our downstairs dining room features live jazz, vintage cocktails and an additional prix fixe menu inspired by classic Parisian jazz clubs. (Our full menu is also available.)
For a more casual experience, visit the upstairs Cognac Room, a destination of its own for San Francisco's largest selection of brandy cocktails and bar menu of appealing bites. On weekday afternoons from 4-7, social hour offers $1 oysters and a full bar food menu.
French, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
All day Menu:
Monday thru Friday 11:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday 5:30 to 10 pm
$31 to $50
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We're featuring live jazz on Saturday nights from 7 to 10pm.
For unique dining experiences and special events, please contact Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 738-8045.
The White House Garage located at 223 Sutter St, or the Post Montgomery Center at 120 Kearny Street are two convenient parking locations near by.
Gaspar is conveniently located 2 blocks from the Montgomery BART Station, and the Number 3, 30, and 45 Muni stops.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
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Transport your private event to Paris. Gaspar Brasserie offers two levels of mid-century French elegance, each with a distinctive personality. Celebrate over lunch, gather around the bar after-work, or linger over a multi-course dinner. Private and semi-private spaces for groups of 20 to 120.
Gaspar Brasserie Ratings and Reviews
Fine dining in the French tradition is w ...
Fine dining in the French tradition is what's offered at this upscale, very beautifully appointed restaurant. Prices are steep (a recent lunch for two, with a shared appetizer two entrees and a half carafe of wine was in the $100 range), and for the money, I would have preferred a quieter setting, but the menu is inventive, the ingredients are of high quality and the waitstaff was well trained. The restaurant is on two levels. My friend and I had a nice corner table upstairs, where we began our lunch with stuffed squash blossoms, nice, but a bit bland. Her chicken dish was excellent; my ling cod was good, not really hot enough, and a little fussy, with too many competing flavors detracting from the delicate fish. I wish I'd opted for the simpler fish dish offered on the menu. Service was courteous and very efficient.
Thank you Gaspar Brasserie for being ope ...
Thank you Gaspar Brasserie for being open for a late business lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and it was quiet - we could talk, and hear each other. The server was sweet, and the food was very good. I had the very generous side of shishito peppers and duck confit - both done well. My husband had oysters and duck confit, and our friend had the short rib and soup de jour. The ambience and the fact that we could be comfortable and talk/hear each other was fabulous. I would highly recommend Gaspar Brasserie for it's quiet casual elegance, and sweet service, and good food.
Gaspar was a great restaurant. I did not ...
Gaspar was a great restaurant. I did not catch the name of the young French man at the host stand but he was very helpful helping me change my reservation & remembered me by name when I came back 2 hours later. Service was great , food was delicious and the jazz band very enjoyable. Probably would have enjoyed even more if I was not that tired by a whole day touring the city :)
Service was very attentive. However, the ...
Service was very attentive. However, the food was merely okay. I don't know how they managed it, but the bone marrow appetizer with anchovies and capers was remarkably bland; I could not detect any anchovies. I expected a real flavor punch from this dish and didn't get it. As a main, I had the lamb, which although very tasty, was fairly tough. On top of the food issue, of the 4 Pinot Noirs listed on the menu, only two were available. The 'sommelier' suggested a wine that was nice and elegant, but it didn't really hold up to the boldness of the lamb. A richer, more full-bodied Pinot would have been a better choice (had it been available). All in all, a bit disappointing. There are so many really good restaurant options in the city. I wouldn't go back.
For an out-of-town guest and old friend, ...
For an out-of-town guest and old friend, plus a spouse who has certain dietary restrictions, I chose Gaspar Brasserie as a potential restaurant the three of us could enjoy. The menu had good food for everyone. The ambience was perfect for the long conversation we were able to have. The wine selection was well paired with the menu selection. I had the bisque starter and the short ribs, paired with a Medoc Cabernet. For dessert I had the pot de creme. The bisque came with a pastry covering and was very good although slightly saltier than I like. Everything else was perfect. The staff were engaging and timed the arrival of dishes well. We will be back soon!
Easy-to-get-to Financial District locati ...
Easy-to-get-to Financial District location. It's a two-story venue, suggest top floor for ambience/quietness. Prices are similar to most upper grade SF restaurants. Menu is all a la carte.
Appetizers include frog legs and beignet, good flavors, portions could be larger.
Mussels are very large sized, enough for an entrée.FFD
We dined on Tuesday night, the lamb and ...
We dined on Tuesday night, the lamb and the lingcod were delicious but our hope for a quiet dinner was dashed by 3 large groups that contributed to deafening noise level. Service a little absent minded - brought out mussels (tiny) without a bowl for the shells, dessert without spoon, took a long time to get our server's attention for our check.
When we left the upstairs dining room, we found that the ground floor dining room was nice and quiet. We should have been seated here since I asked for quiet space and Gaspar had known that they had 3 large parties upstairs.
This was our third visit. On the first t ...
This was our third visit. On the first two visits (just two of us), the experience was exceptional. Great food, friendly attentive service, reasonable prices. We decided to bring some friends who were visiting from out of town. Unfortunately, this time, the service was spotty and overall poor. The waiter brought our water and only filled one of the guests' glasses, ignoring the rest of the table. Bread was never served or offered. It took forever to get our entres - and when we did, only four out of five arrive. The fifth took more than ten minutes more making everyone else's dinner cold. Not sure what the problem was. There was no explanation or apology;.
Quite French in menu and style. We had n ...
Quite French in menu and style. We had not been here before. Went on Bastille Day (disappointed that there was no concession at all to French music and no playing of the Marseillaise). Interesting and good tomato soup; enormous and excellent salads(green and beet)..one is sufficient for 2 people; perfect oysters. The only disappointment was the Coquilles which we both had. Astonishingly and unpleasant salty. Tasty Alsatian Riesling.
I had a lunch meeting at Gaspar. My col ...
I had a lunch meeting at Gaspar. My colleague and I both ordered salads and they were great - good ingredients and large portions. Any bar that serves espresso also gets a check mark in my book! Very convenient for downtown lunch meetings off the beaten path. Table was quite and service was great.
Great find! Even though it was early be ...
Great find! Even though it was early because of a theatre date, the atmosphere was dynamic. Would not order tomato bisque en croute again because the soup itself was much too acidic. We asked for milk which really helped. The salad was great as was the flounder.
Went with coworkers for a team lunch. Pl ...
Went with coworkers for a team lunch. Place is right by our office so we chose it out of convenience. Food was good. I had the burger and it was delicious. Fries were good. Others had the tomato bisque which looked excellent. Service was a little slow for lunch time, but it was a bit busy. Would recommend for a good lunch or a happy hour post work, for sure.
Went to Gaspar Brasserie for my friend's ...
Went to Gaspar Brasserie for my friend's birthday and we were both very happy he chose it. We enjoyed some fresh oysters to start, I had the wild flounder and he had the duck confit. Both dishes were great and the wine we chose (my chard and his merlot) were perfect. The dessert menu didn't excite us so we skipped that but in honor of his birthday our helpful and efficient waitress took the price of his drink off the bill. I imagine that it can be a noisy place but it was relatively quiet the night we were there. We also had a corner table overlooking Sutter Street. All in all, a very nice experience.
This place is a find. Excellent French ...
This place is a find. Excellent French food in a very inviting setting. We shared three appetizers - and loved them all. The steak tartare was especially delicious. Our dinners were equally good. Can't wait to go back.
Gaspar Brasserie was our third and final ...
Gaspar Brasserie was our third and final stop for the evening, finishing with a delectable selection of paté, delicious cognac cocktails and the best lobster bisque we've ever had. Also, be sure to try the beet salad and don't forget the desert!
Food is French. Manager is French. Waite ...
Food is French. Manager is French. Waiter very knowledgeable. Jazz in background. It was actually like being in France without the overnight plane ride. I'd go back in a heartbeat. I'd like to try going to the bar once where the live music is. The upstairs is comme la belle France. It was a bit expensive but less that a plane ticket, so I shouldn't complain!
My friend and I both ordered the Ma Cher ...
My friend and I both ordered the Ma Cherie cocktail, which had a very refreshing balance between the lime and hibiscus tea.
We shared with frog legs (juicy, flavorful and crispy), grilled octopus (unexpectedly pleasant, non-chewy texture), oysters (so fresh!), and tartare (so good...not too much horseradish, and the quail egg makes it).
Last we had dessert, the fois gras creme brulee. Oh my goodness, I've never tasted anything so smooth. This was a truly beautiful dessert and the mint leaves added a wonderfully fresh flavor to the usual rich, creaminess of the custard. We also had the pot de creme. It was so smooth and chocolatey. I loved the addition of the little crunchy chocolate nibbles on top. Perfect texture play.
Would definitely return. I want to try the charcuterie and cheese boards.
Fantastic! Can't wait to return!
Romantic ambiance, nice seating, great drink selection; it set the mood! This is a new-found favorite bar of mine. I brought my husband here for drinks after dinner on his birthday and we closed the bar out! He absolutely loved the cognac flights, and, it's a nice little hideout from the hustle & bustle of the city.
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