Top 5 French Restaurants in San Francisco

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French cooking is indeed an art form.  Always sophisticated, classic and authentic, French cuisine in San Francisco is some of the best in the world.  And for those that live here, we have the absolute pleasure of having French food at our fingertips.  Haute Living presents the best French restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Enjoy.


1 La Folie

Classic, inviting and romantic. La Folie's reputation precedes it for French dining in SF, and with it Chef Passot's passion for creating a memorable dining experience and excellent food. If you are fortunate enough to dine at this Michelin Starred restaurant when he is present, be prepared for a beautifully prepared French meal that not only satisfies the palate but the appetite. Many have remarked upon the huge portions - and it's true.
2316 Polk St San Francisco, CA 94109 Neighborhood: Russian Hill (415) 776-5577

2 Atelier Crenn

Poetic culinaria. Dominque Crenn is Michelin's first (and only) two starred female chef for good reason; she has created cuisine that speaks beautifully. Consider it an experiential journey than a meal. WIth a loyal following and a two-star Michelin rating, there's nothing more to say.
3127 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 440-0460

3 Fleur De Lys

Dress to impress and get ready for one of the best meals you've ever had; Fleur' is one of San Francisco's most exceptional longstanding formal French restaurants. While Chef Huber Keller has earned countless accolades (too many to name), it goes without saying that the French Cuisine is nothing short of spectacular.
777 Sutter St San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 673-7779

4 French Laundry

When asked what he would like guests to walk away with after dining at the French Laundry, culinary king Thomas Keller responded, "a lasting memory." Dining at the French Laundry is sublime. Attention to detail shines in every dish put out under Keller's name. Three Michelin stars says it all.
6640 Washington St Yountville, CA 94599 (707) 944-2380

5 Keiko À Nob Hill

Formal and sophisticated, Keiko À Nob Hill was opened from the husband-and-wife couple of chef Keiko Takahashi and Seigo Takei. An Old World ambience pervades Keiko À Nob Hill, in the space that has housed Le Club and Charles Nob Hill. The location has the feel of an exclusive private club and you can believe that everything here is Michelin star worthy: food, wine, presentation, ambience and service.
1250 Jones St San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 829-7141
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