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Gitane

6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-788-6686
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“bonbons” (13 reviews)
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“paella” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried two dishes and both were less than mediocre. The meatballs were chewy. We also got the octopus dish and the potatoes in it were really cold while the octopus was warm. An odd combination to say the least. Nice ambience but that is...More

Thank Way2Cheap
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in San Francisco on our honeymoon. We found this restaurant in a little side street. Very French looking inside. We were no disappointed at all. The food was gorgeous. The lamb just fell off the bone. Highly recommended to go to. Staff were...More

Thank Matt240975
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Matt! So glad you loved the food and service!

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We had a very good dinner experience at this restaurant. We ordered the octopus for appetizer and arroz marinero (for 2) with a side of padron peppers. The octopus was tender and tasty. The presentation was different from photos I had seen on TripAdvisor. I...More

Thank Travel_Fan2007
Franck L, Manager at Gitane, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

thanks so much for the kind words! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Gitane on a recent visit to San Francisco, don't be put off if you approach from the alleyway side. It doesn't look much but is beautiful inside. We had a cocktail first in the bar which was very slick before a lovely meal. The...More

Thank Alexhughes8
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank so much for coming in! Please come see us again soon.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

The food at this beaudoir-inspired (red and black) restaurant was quite good (artichoke appetizers & octopus as a main) - they make a decent Negroni. Server was a bit overbearing, the tables are VERY close together so you will hear you waiter tell them same...More

Thank djjbtoronto
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

thank you for the review and feedback on the service. We appreciate you coming in!

Reviewed 15 June 2017

This place did have a great decor, atmosphere, and service. But, it missed it's mark on the food. Four of us shared apps which where so-so. Then we where going to share the Paella, but when it came out it was under cooked and very...More

1  Thank MiamiMouse
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

thank you for the review...we're sorry that the experience wasn't up to par. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is a small restaurant with a very cool bar. We walked around for a good hour trying to find a restaurant to have dinner at. Most of what we wanted was full, or the menu's were too overpriced. We happened upon this restaurant (with...More

Thank Larvan
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Larvan, we're glad you found us in the dark alley! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

I've eaten outside at the numerous restaurants on this little one block lane. This time we ate in their second floor dining room. Terrific and very friendly service and interesting menu offerings. Nice wine list also.

Thank PeripatetiPat
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thanks for the review! Can't wait to see you again. We will pass your kind words on to the Gitane team.

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Had the chicken/rabbit paella, cheese plate and sides to share. Not normally into Paella but this was very tasty with large meat portions. Wine was over priced but decent to drink. House wines I don't think should ever be in the $40s. Would recommend for...More

Thank gavaphro
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for the feedback, we are glad you stopped by for dinner. Hope to see you in the future.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We needed a dog friendly restaurant and contacted Gitane about making certain we could bring our small dog. They accommodated us on the outdoor tented area. Even though it was a cool April evening, we were warm under the large heaters. The appetizers were fabulous!...More

Thank Joan L
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Joan, thanks so much for the kind words. Can't wait to see you again (and your pup!)

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Jess Y
29 March 2015|
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Response from BigNightFan | Reviewed this property |
They are allowed but it's definitely not a kid-friendly kind of place....
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Jess Y
29 March 2015|
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Response from Amanda S | Property representative |
Hi Jess, Kids and teens are allowed at Gitane. We normally seat families on our patio, where they have a little more space and can more easily step away if they need a moment. Our chef can help create something for your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA
    (Bush St & Kearny St)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: 2, 3, 4, 22, 30 Bart: Montgomery Street station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-788-6686
  • E-mail
Description
Named for the freewheeling gypsy, Gitane crosses borders to create a menu that features the flavors of Southern France, Northern Spain and the adjacent regions from Italy to Morocco. Described as one of San Francisco's most romantic restaurants, the design is eclectic, from outdoor patio to soaring bar to the intimate upstairs dining room.
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