You won't have any surprise at Fringale. The food is quite traditional, service is impeccable, and it seems member of the staff speaks french. We had fish and the Basquaise, both were cooked to perfection, tasty, but might have lacked a bit of dazzle. You certainly won't be dissapointed at... read more
Fringale pioneered the South of Market culinary renaissance as one of...
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.