About Gaspar Brasserie
San Francisco, CA 94104
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 to seared foie gras and fresh seafood featured on our all day menu, Gaspar offers French flair without being intimidating.
On Saturday evenings, enjoy live jazz and vintage cocktails in our upstairs dining room or cozy Cognac room - a destination of its own for San Francisco's largest selection of brandy cocktails.
On weekday afternoons from 4-6pm, social hour offers $1 oysters and an extensive selection of bites to share.
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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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
This place would be perfect if the food ...
This place would be perfect if the food was mind blowing. Unfortunately it was good/okay but not memorable. To be fair this is based on the Vday pre fixed menu so that might be a reason. I'll be back to try more of the food a la carte and to drink.
Goes to show that a good vibe/ambiance, excellent service and outstanding decor can make someone WANT to love this place...I'm just not there yet. Hopefully soon though.
I've been here twice now, on and off Val ...
I've been here twice now, on and off Valentines Day. On special occasions such as Valentines day, or other holidays where a fixed price menu is included, the place becomes a money-grab. You could go to a 2 Michelin star place for the same price.
On normal days, the food is well-made, there is good portion sizes, presentation, and generally high quality service and ambiance. The cost is perhaps 1.5x more than comparable restaurants for the quality of the food.
On abnormal days, they stuff tables to twice capacity (A table for 2 is fit within hands easy reach of other tables on either side), making the place too loud for normal conversation, ruining the ambiance and service of the place. Make sure to avoid places like this on such special occasions.
The restaurant was flexible when the siz ...
The restaurant was flexible when the size of our party changed, the hostess was super friendly. Everyone loved their meal (from steak to scallops to chicken to soup to salad). They all said they can't wait to go back. The ambience was like a wonderful French cafe, super intimate and sexy.
Dinner on Saturday night was delicious! ...
Dinner on Saturday night was delicious! My French 75 was both strong and refreshing. I had the short run for dinner and it was amazing. The vert sauce was a great addition to the tender meat. My husband had the scallops, and they were very good. Although there were about 3-4 scallops, each one was plump and packed full of flavor. Dessert was the pot de créme, and that was absolutely delicious. It wasn't too rich, and the balance of the salt from the crispy topping and sweet was wonderful. We also had the table side coffee, which was divine! The coffee has orange peels, cloves, cognac, and orange liqueur. Amazing is an understatement for how well-balanced that cup of coffee was. Overall, Gaspar was a great find in the city! Service was outstanding from everyone we came in contact with. Cheers!
We had a wonderful 16th birthday celebra ...
We had a wonderful 16th birthday celebration for my goddaughter - the oysters were fresh and just perfect, the fois gras was delicious, the short ribs were sinful, and the pot de creme was chocolate both creamy and a little bit of crunch on top. Everyone else loved their meal too, and it felt festive and special. The staff were warm and solicitous and met all our requests (we kept adding dishes, it was so good!). Definitely a find.
We were planning on a quick meal before ...
We were planning on a quick meal before a show but were having such a good experience that we stayed longer than planned and missed part of the show. Enjoyed wonderful apple and pear based cocktails with the little gems salad and pork belly. Then had a great bottle of red wine from Minervois which complimented our braised leg of lamb and bavette steak very well. Followed that with the chocolate pot de creme and foie gras crème brûlée and the flambéed Cognac cocktail for two. Looking forward to returning soon.
Most notable is the wonderful atmosphere ...
Most notable is the wonderful atmosphere - warm, comfortable, stylish, all with a French flare. The handcrafted cocktails were pretty good but not great (Old Fashion with cognac), but the food was superb. The beef short-rib melted in your mouth and was a delicious broth, and the scallops were meaty yet tender. Even the starter of a simple blue cheese with apples and wine was fantastic. To top it off was our excellent server who was attentive, funny and quite knowledgeable about nightlife in the area. Definitely work another visit or 2 or 20!
The best part was our server. She was a ...
The best part was our server. She was a consummate professional with impeccable cadence in when she would check in on us between our courses and in her awareness of what our needs might be. The courses from start to finish were wonderful. The only plate that was overweight was the oysters were suffocated jn foam and relish. Still good, but sometimes you just need to leave the oysters alone.
I did have to go down to the Host from the bar area to request sear as he did not come up to check on me 6 minutes past my reservation time.
The jazz trio was a delightful touch. The cost was very fair considering it was NYE and almost every other restaurant was charging Way top much money to let people in.
Amazing Food and Service. This was the f ...
Amazing Food and Service. This was the first time I've had dinner at Gaspars and I will be back. The Atmosphere, Food, Service and Ambiance were all a 10+.
Great Location and welcoming staff. I can't wait to go back.
Thank you to all our wonderful servers and of course the chef.
Preface my review 12/24/16 to say that I ...
Preface my review 12/24/16 to say that I have dined at Gasbar several times, lunch & dinner, and found it to be a "special" place, both the food, the service & specially the ambience. It was quiet enough to talk, and a food server that identified the slow pace that we wanted. SO, choosing Gasbar for Christmas dinner seemed perfect. Unfortunately this Christmas Eve, we were kept waiting for our table (ab out 15 mins), it was not the corner as I requested, but squeezed in between others, then we moved to other side, where our middle table was lest crowded. That was better until a family with a BOUNCING 5 year old was seated next to us. I was on the bench seat next to the little girl and every time she was up & down, (many times) , and simply "bouncing" on the seat, I was bounced too. That was uncomfortable and finally I had to ask the parents to rein her in. Not very Christmassy of me. The other disappointment was that the server was very hurried. We ordered a bottle of champagne, which was set on the table. Very crowed for a meal. I asked for a wine holder stand, but was told you do not have any. Maybe the server could have held it to the side, and brought it to the table to pour. He did not offer, rather acted annoyed. So between the bouncing girl, and a rushed service, and cramped table, our diner was not particularly enjoyable. Still I hope to return, perhaps on a less busy evening.
We arrived early for our 7:30pm reservat ...
We arrived early for our 7:30pm reservation, and had to wait a half hour for our table. The wine and drinks were good. One of our guests order was never taken and we shared our meal with him. I ordered duck confit, and came out burnt. I sent it back, and the waiter came back and said" That is the way we do duck confit" . Duck confit should be moist and come off the bone with ease.
Gaspar was amaaaaazing. We had an absolu ...
Gaspar was amaaaaazing. We had an absolute blast and the food was phenomenal. Eating here was a treat and the menu is full of creative and delicious flavor combinations. On top of that, and rare for a French restaurant, the service was incredible. They were attentive and knowledgeable . The ambiance was authentically French with a quiet environment - I did happen to have a toddler sitting next to me crawling all over everything and staring right at my face, but I seemed to be the only one having this experience, so I was more than willing to give it a pass.
We were at Gaspar Brasserie to celebrate ...
We were at Gaspar Brasserie to celebrate a friend's birthday. The service was notable - the maitre d' and the waitstaff all remembered to make speical note of my friend's birthday, and brought a dessert with a candle without prompting. They were quite solicitous and it made for a fine evening. The food & cocktails were very tasty. A wonderful dining experience!
Gaspar is a very attractive restaurant, ...
Gaspar is a very attractive restaurant, a fine-dining setting at bistro prices. The service was better than some of the service I've had in three-star $200-a-head fine dining restaurants. The entire staff was congenial, helpful, amusing and very skilled. The food was exceptionally good; only one small complaint, the steak we had was very sinewy, though the entire dish was good otherwise. The other dishes we ordered: the beignets de morue, the poulpe and the brussels sprouts were all lick-the-plate delicious. The prices are very reasonable, especially for the exceptional quality of the dishes. I'm looking for another opportunity to return as soon as possible!
Very French menu -- classic brasserie di ...
Very French menu -- classic brasserie dishes mingled with the kinds of modern dishes that Paris brasseries and bistros actually serve these days. Decor a little over the top -- sort of 1920s Paris -- but comfortable. Excellent first courses -- potato/leek soup that was creamy, smoky, delicious; rich, satisfying beef marrow served in the bone with a sort of gremolata; and unctuous foie gras. Mains a little less successful -- an excellent lamb stew, but the duck confit was a bit dry and the beef short ribs, while very good in themselves, were accompanied by bland vegetables swimming in fat. The long wine list has a good selection of by the glass, although not as many French wines as one might expect, and the pours are generous. Expensive -- lunch for three was $190 before tip, and that's one glass of wine each and no dessert. Overall, nice ambience, excellent service, but not sure it's value for money.
We met friends that we see only once a y ...
We met friends that we see only once a year or less, since we live on the East Coast and they are from Palo Alto.
We were put upstairs where we had a quiet table, great for talking for hours!
Started with something I have never tried before, roasted bone marrow. Were given two large bones. If I hadn't shared
with my husband it would have been too much for an appetizer. They were excellent. Very flavorful, had many tasty spices.
Ordered lamb shoulder, tender and had many roasted veggies included. For dessert had pot d'cream. They added different textures
(Cookie crumbs) and coffee cream. Nice experience for my tongue and tastebuds😉
Gaspard on a Wednesday night. Quiet down ...
Gaspard on a Wednesday night. Quiet downstairs where we were, though spectacularly noisy upstairs, due to a large party. The hostess and downstairs staff treated us like visiting royalty, which was lovely. We had the server/bartender pretty much to ourselves. He was delightful. The meal however came up short in the food department. We both had roasted chicken and brussels sprouts, and found them to be well prepared and spectacularly salty. I am assuming the kitchen was having an "off" night, given that previous meals at Gaspard have been good.
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