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Fringale

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570 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Bryant & Brannan)
+1 415-543-0573
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5:30 pm - 9:30 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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Acton, Massachusetts
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356 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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
6 restaurant 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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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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495 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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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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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

I revisited Fringale with a friend last night and had a wonderful experience. It had been a long time since my last visit as I live on the east coast. I had a great meal many years ago and can say the quality has if anything gone up. There was no prix fixe menu as they were still adjusting from... More 

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Stanford, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We went to Fringale with friends-- 2 families with 5 adults and 4 children. All the food was delicious, though the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin was undercooked for one friend; she sent it back and it came back perfect. Also, half of the dessert menu was no longer available by the end of our meal, but the options that remained... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A neighborhood gem, we've eaten here before on previous visits to SF & think it's a wonderful, non touristy bistro with all the favorites you'd expect to find in a French outpost. The salads appear to be so fresh they could have been harvested that afternoon & the entrees are lovingly prepared.

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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
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 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94107
    (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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