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General Info
Zazie is a small neighborhood bistro in a historic building in Cole Valley, near the upper Haight and UCSF with a gorgeous well heated garden patio. We are famous for our American style brunch, served seven days/ week, but dinner is the hidden gem- country French cooking at it's best served with warmth.

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Phone: (415) 564-4210

Fax: (415) 564-4210

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Northwest San Francisco, Cole Valley

Zazie Restaurant

American Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, French Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, American, French, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Beer, Wine, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Good For Family: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Services: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
one of my favorite brunch places in sf!

one of my favorite brunch places in sf! can't really go wrong with anything on the menu, and get a side of their pancakes - its delicious!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Please Read

You've hired a man by the name of Yonny Trujeque. He is using an 11 year old girls social security card number. By allowing him to work at your establishment after being notified. What kind of professional business does this? To anyone who reads this and does not believe me, I don't blame you. I ask one favor of you. The next time you eat at Zazies, ask to thank Yonny. He clearly doesn't care who he hurts, but I do.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Brunch in SF

Zazie's is always worth the wait. Brunch is so good, that I usually end up ordering multiple breakfast items out of pure indecision. The gingerbread pancakes with poached pears and lemon curd are to die for, and on the savory side, the range of poached eggs are cooked to perfection. Unlike most breakfast places that serve food you could cook in your kitchen (if only we all had the energy on a Saturday morning), Zazie's serves up food for a reasonable price that is beyond most people's cooking abilities. Perfectly balanced, fresh, and tasteful, this spot never ceases to satisfy the palate.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Brunch Place with unbetable ambiance

Zazie has become one of my favorite brunch places. It's a great place to enjoy the patio setting, esp on a sunny day. The choices are relatively simple, but made ample with their ""une, deux, trois"" choice. The wait can be long, but there is the Boulangerie or Tully's at which you can enjoy the wait with a morning paper, good book, or with good company.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good food, poor service

Chicken sandwich during lunch was tasty, but waitress was quite rude. Floor plan was very cramped and bathroom was a closet with an incomplete latch.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Nice place for Sunday Brunch

It is very cozy, the food is great, I like the patio outside... However, it can be very busy and hard to get a table, cannot reserve in advance; it's a great place for groups not so much for kids/dates imho.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Portions, very tasty

Parking in the area can be a pain, but it's a general thing for SF. Went there with my honey for a Saturday brunch. For a French place we were surprised they had no pastries and very limited (if any) desserts + limited choice of bread (white or wheat !). The poached eggs are really good, we order ""La Mer"", it's basically with crab, it was really good. The Pancakes are also excellent and I ordered a Cafe au Lait which was really big and good. The atmosphere and the location are great, lots of energy and it was very cozy. In summary, we liked it!



Provided by Citysearch - 
One of the Brunch Places in SF

This place is well worth the wait for brunch. Great food, great coffee, mimosas, etc. The egg dishes are always perfect (one of the few places I would actually eat hollandaise sauce) and the gingerbread pancakes with homemade lemon curd are to die for. If you can sit outside on the patio, it's a real treat. Even when it's chilly, there are blankets outside at the tables to keep you warm.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Oh my God the mussles...

Went on a friday and had a wonderful time at zazie. My date and I shared a remarkable plate of mussels and they were the most decadent and delicious mussles that I can remember. The prices are remakably resonable (including the wine) and the service is friendly and attentive if a little slow. The garden was packed so we ate inside, but the ambience and the food were perfect for a causal dinner. The lamb was cooked a perfect medium rare, and my date's pork chop was both moist and delicious. Desert is also very nice, the lemon souffle is quite refreshing, a perfect palate cleansing end to the meal. I agree with some of the reviewers that the food isn't all that french but nonetheless I plan to go back again and again. Oh and did i mention the mussles....



Provided by Citysearch - 
great place

Great place, gone twice for Brunch. The first time everything was great from start to end. The second time the food came to the table cold, not even warm. Will go again. Great pation and staff..



Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent Brunch Spot

I've been here three or four times, and I have always left full and happy. Normally, I don't like going to the same restaurants over and over with so many choices here in the city. I always make an exception for Zazie. Thier Croque Madam is to die for! The french toast is also a favorite. I highly recommend the heated patio out back if it's available. This place is one of the things that makes the Cole Valley neighborhood so great!



Provided by Citysearch - 
great patio for evening

nice staff, gorgeous patio with heat lamps on chilly evenings. made reservations for 2 at 8:30pm, ran a little late, but all was ok, and we were promptly seated.

had the small salad with warm goat cheese, which was simple & excellent, but not worth it without the cheese. also had the salmon in cream tarragon sauce, which was ok. the salmon was incredibly moist, and the sauce wasn't too overbearing, but overall the taste was a bit on the bland side. my boyfriend had a beef stew dish, which was also good, but just ever so slightly bland.

overall, great restaurant, definitely worth checking out.



Provided by Citysearch - 
An Absolutely Amazing Patio!!

If you enjoy outdoor dining, zazie's is a must! By far my favorite eggs bennies in the WORLD! I highly recommend the Monaco.. paired with the mango mimosa...AND, you will breathe a sigh of relief when the bill arrives because you will be pleasantly surprised at how uncommonly reasonable the prices are. Zazie's is a hip place to be in cole valley.



Provided by Citysearch - 
A great find!

The four of us went to Zazie's last night. What a deal! For $20 each we had a choice of appetizer, main course and dessert. Everything was delicious. The sauce on the mussel appetizer was wonderful. The spinach salad was good. The bread delicious and warm. We tried the polenta, salmon and hamburgers. All were hits. Even the desserts were wonderful, especially the rubbard crumble!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best brunch in Cole Valley, if not the city

Cole Valley is not the easiest place to get, but Zazie is worth the trip. There's always a huge wait for brunch. After you eat there the first time, you'll understand why. The guy who manages the waiting list on the weekends is the nicest dude and seems to know everyone. The ginger pancakes with pears is unbelievable. Here's a hint, take a seat at one of the sidewalk tables on a nice day to avoid the wait. I can't wait to try dinner here.



Provided by Citysearch - 
brunch outdoors is worth the wait

I went to Zazie for a Saturday brunch for the first time in late spring. I was pleasantly surprised that the wait was minimal for a table for 9 of us outdoors. The service was good, and everyone was happy with their food. Even if the food and service were average, the tables outside on the small patio are well worth waiting for on a sunny day, and a good taste of the city in general.



Provided by Citysearch - 
zazie a European touch in my neighborood

Every Tuesday you can bring your own wine for free and pri fixed menu is just 17.50.
I love their mussels ad they humbergers. I still have to try the rest of their menu.
Service is great. There was such an accomodating girl and I guess the owenr was sweet as well. We sat in the garden and had a romantic kind of French dinner. The only thing is that I would recommend some sor of tablecloth for outside if you want to be really european,the tables were a little bit sticky and I didn't know were to put my silverware. I loved it !



Provided by Citysearch - 
Nice French Restaurant.

Cute little place. Friendly service, but a bit SLOW. Food portions are tiny compared to the American standard, but that is assumed because its FRENCH. Pricey items are good, but not spectacular! Ambiance is nice, its is a little fake, but nice none the less. Tables are small and none of my party was overweight. VERY CRAMPED.



Provided by Citysearch - 

I had lunch at this place once, ordered a tuna sandwich - price was around $10.00. I was expecting something really special, had heard goood things about the restaurant. I was shocked when my food came. The sandwich was this tiny, dry, overcooked, bland tuna steak in between 2 pieces of even drier toasted bread. I think there was some greens on the side - supposed to be a side salad. I had to use these greens to dress the plain sandwich otherwise it would have been so dried out I might have choked on it. It was so awful, such a rip off, I honestly think this is the most overrated restaurant I've ever been to.



Provided by Citysearch - 

It was super BUZY! Our host reassured us the wait would be about 10 minutes. He quickly offered us some wine from the bar- in a very playful manor asked my 'date' and I to have a taste test. We failed! But it certainly made us forget we were waiting for a table. Great host- personable, most of all seemingly excited to help us. We sat at a perfectly private table in the window! Prix-fixe dinner turned out to be one of the BEST meals we ever had! Hot fresh rolls are yummy, salads w/homemade dressing, tasty and flavorful! My 'date' had the burger which was cooked perfectly at medium rare. I had the Fish Soup. Normally at other restaurants the seafood is rubbery and overcooked...Zazie does it well and does it right! The mussles were outstanding...the snapper was tender and moist. Simply prepared and dynamite! Dessert=outstanding! A true gem.