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Fringale

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570 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1620 (Bryant & Brannan)
+1 415-543-0573
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Canberra, Australia
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166 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The range of choices are quite extensive, it was easy to choose what to have. They have 3 courses for $45 or you can order individually, with mains being $25. The restaurant itself is quite cosy and warm, which was great as it was quite cold and windy outside. The staff were very friendly without being over the top. Our... More 

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Shanghai, China
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super cute French restaurant with delicious food and service. A friend brought us and while the menu isn't extensive, everything he ordered was delicious. Can BYOB wine, easily found street parking nearby.

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Thank Zutaloo
Palo Alto, California
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located south of Mission. This is a classic French bistro with french wait staff. The wine was good, as was the food. The calamari appetizer was great. So was the tomato salad. Porterhouse steak was not the largest, but cooked and seasoned perfectly. Served with fries. Dessert of creme brule, apple tart and vanilla ice cream was delish. Would go... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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379 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Mixed experience at Fringale Restaurant on a Monday night. I was able to reserve a table for ten people by phone after trying in vain through the hotel and web; the latter two options required a credit card hold that was subjected to a $25 per head cancellation penalty. Upon arrival, we were seated in a comfortable section of the... More 

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Orange County, California
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Just love this little place. About 10 tables, with owner-operated staff, classic French cuisine and an interesting, small winelist. Food quality was superb, it's a bit off the beaten path, but very walkable from Moscone or Union Square, if you don't mind walking a bit.

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Thank Snosearch
Los Altos, CA
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142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Those of us who grew up in and around SF are still subject to some surprise at the quality of what's now in SOMA. Fringale is one of those pleasant surprises. Small, friendly, professionally run, but possessing an atmosphere that makes everyone feel like a local. The menu is not huge, but is varied and interesting, with a countryside, comfortable... More 

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Thank Wazito
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

A little touch of France. I really enjoy the duck confit, but everything is good. The wine list is very good and nicely priced.

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Thank Therese K
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

From beginning to end a wonderful experience! A quiet Tuesday night but a warm welcome followed by great service, excellent recommendations and an equally Excellent classic bistro meal. No more be said.

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Thank Harlan S
San Francisco, California
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503 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

This was our first time here and I thought it was a very good French bistro. Simple menu but there's something for everyone. I ordered the Roquefort & Spinach ravioli and the braised veal short ribs. Both were very good especially the veal short ribs. The veal short ribs consisted of 3 or 4 pieces and it was really tender... More 

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whittier, ca
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170 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

I've been here several times over the last few months, one of my favorite places to eat south of Market Street. The service is very good, the restaurant is pretty, and the food is outstanding. Traditional French with a large enough menu to cover anyone in your party. At the same time the prices are very reasonable for SF. Highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $80
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
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
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-543-0573
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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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 neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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