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Fringale

570 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1620
+1 415-543-0573
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck confit” (10 reviews)
“roquefort” (5 reviews)
“basquaise” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
570 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1620
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I discovered this restaurant by accident and went back three times during my stay, the food and service are just perfect, the wine list is varied and the prices are very affordable. I will definitely be back.

Thank JEROFOR
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Wonderful food and atmosphere with an excellent wine list. We tried this before a Giants game so it's walking distance from AT&T park. Reservation is highly recommended as it is on the small side. Looks to be run by the owners who made excellent food...More

Thank Jimmy M
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Fringale is fun. Great drinks menu and wine choices start you off. The food reflects great care and there are no bad choices we could find. Classics are very strong, with the duck confit being a star, with its excellent lentils in support. Other mains...More

Thank Wazito
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Had a nice meal here with friends. The staff was nice. Food was good. A nice neighborhood place. The place was festive as it was Bastille Day

Thank jennifer1NY
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Smallish restaurant with not a long menu but they make each dish with care. Waiter was very attentive but not hovering. Had the seafood basquaise, which was in a flavorful sauce that did not overwhelm the seafood's flavor. Had the chocolate truffles/cookies for dessert. All...More

Thank dcbird
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Excellent, authentic French cafe. I have been coming here for around 20 years. I don't get to come often as I don't live in SF, but it never fails. Had the duck confit and the cheese plate. Very good. Service was very good.

Thank Angus_Inca
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

A really cozy and nice place that serves modern cuisine, good cocktails and has a reasonable wine list. I had a Paris 75 as cocktail, the calamari and seafood. All was really good and the crew was very patient as we were chatting quite some...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

There are a number of really good French restaurants, featuring different regions, in town which is joyous for someone like me who can's seem to get enough of it. Fringale is one of those special ones to me: consistently great year after year, decade after...More

Thank Alexander_Designs
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I live across the street and it was convenient location for a business lunch. Little oasis feel in the busy soma.

Thank Julianna D
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Friends of mine invited me to this little nice place on a stormy night. It was really pleasant to step inside and greeted by the friendly people. The area environment not the place you want to wander around, but once inside very pleasant. Had a...More

Thank Flemming V
Nearby
SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated
vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs
and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to
find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter
for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able
to do more than just business - museums, top quality
restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call
this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 570 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1620
    (Bryant & Brannan)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-543-0573
  • E-mail
Description
Fringale pioneered the South of Market culinary renaissance as one of the first true French bistros in San Francisco. Featuring French/ Basque cuisine, specialties include spicy Monterey calamari with jalapenos & chorizo, foie gras terrine with nectarine compote, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, and braised savoy cabbage with caramelized onion sauce. Also popular is traditional duck confit served with lentils "Du Puy" in red wine sauce. The restaurant's sponged eggshell colored walls, blonde wooden chairs, sand and earth toned banquettes and verdigris bartop create a dining environment that is sophisticated, intimate and inviting. Fringale is a place where guests can drop in for a glass of wine and snack at the bar or enjoy a tantalizing meal prepared by one of the finest French kitchens in San Francisco. In addition to a full bar, Fringale's wine list offers a fine selection of California wines along with wine selections from smaller French producers.
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