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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 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.
San Francisco, CA 94104
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 email@example.com 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
My wife and I went to Gaspar Brasserie for an impromptu dinner on a Sat night. There was a Jazz band upstairs. The bartender was very nice, but then we took our table for dinner and things went downhill. Our server did not show up for 10-15 minutes, our fist 2 appetizers, which we had asked to be sequenced, came out together. The escargot was fair, the little gem salad was bland. No server in sight for at least another 20 minutes. I finally got up, found another server and asked to see ours. When she arrived, we informed her that we were leaving and to cancel our entree order. The manager did that and apologized, but it was time to move to another place that has staff that can cover their tables adequately...which we found at Le Central...great food and great service.
Went to Gaspar with a work colleague to catch up. The Hostess called me beforehand to confirm and ask if I had any special requests (I didn't) or if anyone had allergies to keep in mind (my colleague does). Taking note of the allergies, she promised to let our server and the kitchen know. When we arrived and were greeted, the host confirmed the allergies, which was such a great personal touch. Our server did the same and checked everything we ordered as well. Great service all around.
The food was superb. We started with some selections of fromage and they were all so very tasty. I then had the beet salad and the scallops entree and both were great. My friend had the onion soup and roasted chicken and loved those too. We both had a different red wine with our meal and they have a very good selection of wines by the glass. Portions were very good - not too much but definitely a filling meal. I would go there again in a heartbeat.
Don't order the lamb- so dry in spite of being stewed.
I remember different cocktails bring better, so I'm not sure why they pulled them from the list. Foie gras was ok, but not flavorful.
Wait staff didn't come by often enough to accommodate drinks to go with specific dishes.
I'll stick to Saturday nights with live jazz- maybe that's when they have their A-game.
I've been wanting to try Gaspar for some time now and finally made it there with a friend. Really nice atmosphere at the bars both upstairs and downstairs. We both really enjoyed the food--French bistro classics like steak frites, cassoulet, French onion soup, etc. Would like to come back here a few more times, particularly to check out the happy hour specials, which seem like a great deal.
Saturday Night at an Oasis
Last time I went service was sub-par but Gaspar didn't ignore it. They contacted me and hoped I would return. I did. They were on their game for sure. We were seated right away, close to but not too close to the live jazz being played, given complementary champagne, and served courteously and promptly. The salads (beet and little gem) were wonderful and the main courses, steak au poivre and a lamb pasta dish were delicious. Every note was a high note. I haven't ever seen a restaurant go to such lengths to make up for an off night. But I also didn't sense we were being treated differently from others while we there. The other time was the anomaly: this was the real deal. Gaspar is definitely a great "go to" restaurant for French food with a flair. Merci, Gaspar.
A good find near Union Square Gaspar was a great experience. Upstairs or downstairs dining with Live Jazz. Atmosphere was great & the food outstanding. The Roasted Tomato Bisque en Croute was superb. The service was over the top with even the chef coming out to greet us with our entree.
Highly recommended and definitely will be back again
We ate downstairs which is much quieter than upstairs, a larger dining area. Nora, our waitress, was attentive but not intrusive, affable and efficient. The skirt steak was prepared as ordered and hot; my wife enjoyed her braised rib with properly cooked vegetables. Our starter salad with light vinegarette dressing on greens seated on a yogurt base was perfect. We enjoyed the experience and would return when next in San Francisco.
We like to share quiet dinners which are hard to find. Sitting downstairs at Gaspar rather than upstairs where it is much livelier was a delight for us. The beef short rib recommended by our waiter and the host was outstanding. We also loved the pot de creme we had for dessert. We will definitely go back.
Dinner with my brother was a delight! The staff was very attentive and entertaining- a lot of professional character! The food was amazing- Caesar salad with Brussels sprouts, tomato soup en croute (perfection) and the steak frites! The potato leek soup was a standout hit! Thank you.
This place is one of my new favorites. The bistro fare was very delicious and the service was fantastic...from the waiter that greeted us, to the host, to our wonderful server. All excellent! We had the seafood beignets...so fresh...just divine! My friend had the confit and I had the tuna nicoise salad. Both very good. The ambiance is lovely and my friend visiting from out of town enjoyed Gaspar very much.
on a slide?
Gaspar has very good food, but. We booked for 6:45 and were told to wait 10 minutes. Finally, a table in a half empty room! What was that about? And with no true apology or attempt to help us feel welcome as we just had to mill around in a crowded entrance.
Then the waiter came, once; we weren't ready, and he then disappeared for 15 minutes. After a good dinner, surrounded by near hysterical patrons with shrieky laughs that may be peculiar to certain semi-friends and groups where announcing one's having a great time to all around you is vital, we then waited another 15-20 for our not too busy waiter to reappear to take a dessert order. And then another delay with the check.
Other times have been better so can't tell if this was an exception or the new rule.
we enjoyed the food. I'm not sure it's really French, but some kind of Americanized French.
We had good service, but not great. For example, we had a wine that we didn't like and they traded it out (after pouring) and gave a few samples first.
The table got a little messy though and they didn't clean that during the meal.
Nice ambiance though - but don't let them seat you wherever. Pick a seat that you like.
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 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.
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