About Trou Normand
Named for the northern French tradition of a shot of brandy between courses, this second location, from the owners of James Beard Award winning Bar Agricole, unites the pleasures of traditional mixed drinks and uncomplicated food.
The focus of the kitchen is house-made charcuterie and salumi. As many as 40 types of charcuterie are available on the all-day menu. Seasonal sides and simple cuts of meat round out the dinner options.
The focus of the drink menu is brandy. Many of the Armagnacs, Cognacs and Calvados served at Trou Normand and Bar Agricole are found nowhere else in the world.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am - 3 pm
Sunday Dinner: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Charcuterie & Salumi served all day, from open until close.
$31 to $50
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Trou Normand is a new restaurant and bar located in the heart of San Francisco's Financial district. We have two unique spaces for private dining and with advanced planning the entire restaurant is available for a private event.
Trou Normand Ratings and Reviews
The experience was terrible. We were e ...
The experience was terrible.
We were expecting a professional, excellently run venue for Sunday dinner. The menu listed 4 entrees of which only 2 were available. The kitchen was very slow (understaffed) so the wait staff had to keep "thanking us for our patience." The pasta entry was "OK" and worth neither the wait nor the price.
This place is good for a drink and the expensive charcuterie and cheese. Then LEAVE.
It bordered on criminal that it was even open for Sunday dinner.
This was one of the best dining experien ...
This was one of the best dining experiences I have had in recent memory. We were there for a special occasion and the staff just went out of their way to make the evening amazing. The food, the service, the drinks, the ambiance, everything was absolutely amazing.
Meat lovers unite! We started with pates ...
Meat lovers unite!
We started with pates and salumi, went fishy with anchovies and squid, then reverted to form with roast pork, roast lamb, pork meatballs and pasta with lamb sausage.
Your healthy conscience goes MIA here. But it's SO good.
Just throw in a veggie every now and then.
It's all a la carte, so the tab starts getting hefty when you fill in the food groups.
There weren't many wines we recognized, so they let us sample a few from the glasses list to find one we liked.
One drawback -- the chairs on the patio get uncomfortable after an hour plus.
I eat at Trou Normand a LOT because it i ...
I eat at Trou Normand a LOT because it is near my office, so I go for lunch, drinks, and dinner.
It's always a treat. The food changes and for a small menu, it's quite unique, fresh and delicious. I had calamari with sea beans and chimichurri sauce and an amazing heirloom/ricotta salad. I will continue to go back again and again!
Thank you Trou Normand staff, too. Always friendly and knowledgeable.
Arrived at 7:15 for my reservation. Was ...
Arrived at 7:15 for my reservation. Was promptly seated and served water. Our visit was on a Sunday evening and the restaurant was not busy. We watched the servers chit chat with other customers and were still waiting for our server to take our drink orders after 20 minutes. At that time, we decide to walk out.
It is unacceptable to have no service in a city like San Francisco that is full of good restaurants. Will definitely not go back.
Strange place. Not sure how much they ca ...
Strange place. Not sure how much they care about their customers. The noise level in the back room was deafening. I made a dietary request--nothing outlandish--that they failed to observe. Food was really uneven. Just got a bad feeling here. Wish it weren't so.
Service was a bit spotty and confused - ...
Service was a bit spotty and confused - and out of 3 different wines we ordered while dining on Sunday Eve. Also, we were seated outside tent (chilly), and not clear if they had a proper table available for inside dining.
Trou Normand is a charcuterie, French st ...
Trou Normand is a charcuterie, French style restaurant with seating both inside and out. Reservations are recommended (open table) but not required. My husband and I dined here for brunch the day before the SF Marathon and were surprised by how many open spots there were. Meter spots in the area still run on Saturdays (not on Sundays) so we parked near Yerba Buena Gardens and walked over. Inside seating offers bar or tables and they do have bar hooks for the ladies :) the brunch menu is ever changing so keep that in mind if you book your reservation more than a week out. We started with a goat cheese and pepper jelly on toast for an appetizer and it did not disappoint. My husband ordered the braised pork with lipstick peppers (not spicy) and a fried egg and was completely blown away by the depth of flavors. I ordered the scrambled eggs with beans and edamame and cheese and it was light and delicious and the eggs were the best scrambled eggs I have ever had. It's not an hyperbole but rather truth. The eggs were moist and airy and just delicious. I could have ordered more but the $20+ price tag definitely held me back. If you like meat order their charcuterie, it's what they are famous for, but... If you are a meatless eater like myself, order the eggs :) oh and make sure to Yelp this place afterwards. They are after all, located right next to Yelp.
Service was a disaster. The waiter bait ...
Service was a disaster. The waiter bait and switch us on the appetizer. Further, gave us wrong information on the entrée and miscommunicated on the timing of when the entrée would be served.
We ordered the lamb salumi as an appetizer. The waiter strongly recommended that we switch to a large combination platter. We passed on the option. But ended up getting the large combo platter anyway. There was no offer to take it back or adjust the price.
Two of us ordered the Cod for our entrée. Both times the waiter asked if it was OK that our cod came out as a whole fish. We interpret that as fish head, bone and tail as a whole fish. Both of us said fine. When the plate came out, the piece of cod was no bigger than a large postage stamp. However, that entrée was sure priced like an entire fish.
The third mishap was the biggest disappointment. While we were chomping on the large platter, the waiter asked if it was ok to bring out the entrees as he said the kitchen was starting to get busy. We said great. Well 20 minutes later we got a bottle of water but was still waiting for our entrees.
Food was delicious, but for the price, I was expecting better service. Will not be going back.
I went to Trou Normand on Saturday nigh ...
I went to Trou Normand on Saturday night to take a friend out for a special birthday dinner. I had secretly advised the host that we were celebrating a birthday and she said she would let the server know. I was personally excited about dining at Trou Normand as I had a wonderful experience 2 years ago. Unfortunately the evening was not impressive and I wish I would have taken a risk and dined at another restaurant. I really liked the server as she was polite and kind, making the ambiance enjoyable. However, there was no mention of a happy birthday or offer for dessert. That alone was sad because the reason we were there was for my friends birthday. On to the food, what was worse was that the tagliatelle with pork was portion for 1/2 a person while being priced quite high. I don't mind paying a higher expense on food but I expect quality and a generous size. Instead it was a small portion of salty noodles. I do want to give credit to the charcuterie, this has not changed and I am glad we got to at least experience that. Overall the best part of our experience was the drinks. Kudos to the cocktails... only if everything else was that good. Well, Trou Normand it was a good run but I do not think I'll come back here again.
Trou Normand was a wonderful experience. ...
Trou Normand was a wonderful experience. Treated my boyfriend for brunch for his birthday and he had an amazing time. The staff were amazing, the outdoor seating is lovely on a sunny afternoon, and the food, oh my goodness, the food; exceptional.
Wonderful experience. My husband and I w ...
Wonderful experience. My husband and I were referred by a client friend of mine and it was absolutely wonderful. Our server was attentive and very helpful in helping us make selections.
I am an architect and to me the space was very inspiring! Love when ambiance and very creative and excellent food all work together. I highly recommend Trou Normand to everyone!
Trou Normand is a gorgeous space that se ...
Trou Normand is a gorgeous space that serves equally gorgeous food. Each item we ordered was a beautiful showcase of food, particularly the simply titled ham toast. What arrived were two perfectly toasted pieces of bread lathered with soft butter and then piled enticingly with shavings of not too sweet, not too salty ham. We cannot wait to find an excuse to go back.
Service was excellent. Everyone is so fr ...
Service was excellent. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. We were waiting at the bar for over an hour for our table. They more than made it up to us. Cocktails were divine and the food was delicious as well.
The salumi options are excellent and all ...
The salumi options are excellent and all unique to Trou Normand. I had the porkchop for dinner and it was perfect, though it was one leisurely pig with a little bit more fat and a lot more flavor than porkchops I have had elsewhere. The salumi was so good, we opted for another two and cheese for dessert.
There were 4 booths completely empty the ...
There were 4 booths completely empty the whole time we were there and they kept telling people they were reserved so we had the choice of horribly uncomfortable chairs in the full sun outside, the bar stools, or sharing a booth with a very lively couple. We chose the bar and got indifferent and slow service from a very unenthusiastic bartender. The portions were tiny and pricey. Tasty but not worth the price or the attitudes. We will not be returning.
We really enjoyed our lunch her for my sister's birthday. It was a sunny day and we sat outside in the greenhouse. They lowered the sides of the greenhouse to keep the breezes at bay. The food was great; loved the charcuterie assortment so we could sample a few of the house specialties. Our entrees were delicious: a Chopped salad, some Lamb sausages and a Ham and cheese sandwich. Best of all was dessert! Loved the deconstructed take on a Boston Cream Pie we shared. A shout out for the excellent service we had from Tsemrou! He made us laugh with his jokes, was very attentive that we had everything we needed and put a candle on the dessert as a surprise for my sister. I will look forward to eating here again when back in San Francisco.
Very limited menu for lunch, and poor value for the money. Literally 2 beers on the menu, and we had to ask for bread (of course no butter) as the lunch entrees were not enough. Very noisy music track inside. We came here for a business lunch which was a big mistake. Service was not highly professional. Hostess was great and by far the best part of the experience.
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