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
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.
Really enjoyed my first visit here. Ther ...
Really enjoyed my first visit here. There were 3 of us and we started w/ a charcuterie plate that our gracious waitress helped us with picking out cheeses & meats. I can't remember the name but one of the cheeses was a double cream Brie or similar and it was so delicious I would have been happy eating that slathered on baguette for dinner. We split 3 entrees which were the purple potatoes, the pork meatballs & the tagliatelle. All were very good, the meatballs were tender and the sauce was rich & flavorful. I was also surprised at how much I enjoyed the potatoes.
For dessert we had the Deconstructed Boston Creme Pie which was so dang good, I hated having to share.
Oh , the cocktails were great too. I would def recommend this resteraunt, I would like to go back and try out some of the other items on the menu.
We wish we could go back today, it was t ...
We wish we could go back today, it was that good. We started with the small charcuterie sampler, 4 items selected by the chef served with grainy mustard, a small, shaved fennel salad, pork broth aspic, and a small baguette. So good. My particular favorites were the fennel salami and the ciccioli and didn't find the aspic added anything positive. I moved on to the pork meatballs pomodoro and my husband had tagliatelli with a lamb ragu. Both so, so good. Because there hadn't been much in the way of vegetables, we also got the sugar snap peas with fava greens, to make us feel more virtuous. If we were to go back, we'd split a larger charcuterie platter and maybe just go with a salad or split an entree. The stars of the show for us were the pates and charcuterie. We sat near the bar in one of the banquettes and I really enjoyed the atmosphere- steady action but not too loud to be able to talk.
Waited 45 min for a $25 burger worth $10 ...
Waited 45 min for a $25 burger worth $10 and average brisket when there were only 3 other tables. Charcuterie was good, if expensive, but understandable for the neighborhood, but there was no excuse for the long wait for the food given how un busy it was. Will not be coming here again, nor recommending it to friends
not much good to say
I really wanted to love this place but had a pretty bad experience and left feeing very disappointed.
1. There's no doubt about it, It's expensive. I don't care about that, if it's good - then charge whatever you want. Mostly it wasn't good though and the portions are tiny so it's worth mentioning upfront that this place is $$$$$$.
2. No one knew anything about the wine list. I asked about a $65 bottle of Chardonnay from the Jura. The server said he'd never tried it but heard it was good. I asked for more definitive information. He came back and said that he'd asked two other staff and they said they also "liked it". I find it hard to believe there were no other notes from the sommelier (or the wine rep!) that they could have shared. This seemed slack and what I'd expect in a basic chain restaurant.
2. We split a mixed charcuterie plate to start. It was delicious. Condiments weren't right for the dish though. It felt incomplete. The meats themselves seemed good. It was really pricey for tiny thin slices of cured meat. We had to ask bread which seemed stupid.
3. Our main course - the pork chop special and a side of asparagus - came before we had finished our appetizer. I asked if the chef was in a rush and the server asked if I wanted him to take the food back to the kitchen. I said no, but it seemed a bit amateur that it was sent out in the first place.
4. The asparagus was tiny. And $18 (I think?). The point is it was very small and very expensive. It was also too heavily seasoned meaning way too salty.
5. The pork chop was under cooked. I don't care if the chef disagrees pork should be mostly opaque the whole way through and slightly pink in the middle. It was translucent and could only be described as rare. We only ate half of it. We let the server know and he took it off the bill which was not expected but a nice gesture.
The server offered us a complementary glass of calvados, the essence of trou normand. It was a nice way to finish.
The food was tasty, and the service was friendly.
The only reason I think the value is overrated here, is that the food wasn't SO GREAT that I think it's worth being above $20.00 per brunch entree. Would be willing to give it a shot for drinks/dinner though.
The place to go for charcuterie/salumi!
Charcuterie, salumi, pate, sausage - if these words make your mouth water, then you must go to Trou Normand! This is a temple for the worshipers of cured meat. The best lunch treat for me is the sausage sandwich. with fresh horseradish and wilted greens, this is the perfect blend of flavors. I cannot wait to go back for more!
This place has so much potential and the ...
This place has so much potential and the food is really quite good. The hitch is that the service is unpredictable. The staff we encountered were pleasant and lovely though the timing of delivery of our food was all off. We ordered two appetizers and they both appeared after our main dishes were served. I think that they really need to work on the communication between the kitchen and the wait staff. I would like to go back but will wait until they have worked out their service kinks.
Great food & service, too noisy
Great food. Everything was delicious. Couldn't get enough of the meats. Had 2-3 rounds of starters. Even dessert (Boston Cream Pie) was amazing, and we are not a sweet tooth kind of crowd.
Helpful and responsive service. We complained about the noise and the music was turned down a bit, even though it was a Friday evening. Would love to come back and enjoy at a mellower time.
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