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Gitane

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA (Bush St & Kearny St)
+1 415-788-6686
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17:00 - 01:00
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Latham, New York
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a hit and miss dinner, the hit were testy and interesting the misses were embarrassing, the sprouts for the steak were burned for both my companion and me, my stake was so cold that the butter on top of it did not melt a bit, and in another few minutes we waited for waiter to come back. My... More 

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Thank Karl L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful double date night here before a show in downtown SF. Excellent dinner and service. The Paella is to die for. We had a variety of appetizers to share including the octopus and bon bons. Save room for dessert too! Really enjoyed the start of the evening with some unique cocktails in the bar before dinner as well.... More 

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Thank Matt T
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

And we can't wait to see you again too! thanks for coming in Matt! More 

Redondo Beach, California
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is beautiful, great design and the wall art is perfect for those IG photos- the interior is fascinating. I loved their service team- host sat us on time of our reservation, server was very attentive and knew all their dishes-- I enjoyed dinner-- the food though can have more of a "remembrance factor"... it's good dishes but flavors... More 

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Thank StrandCruisers
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and giving us a detailed review. We hope to see you again! More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Service was good and cocktails great but our octopus appetizer was was burned and they left it on the bill! I will not return.

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Thank Gigi T
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

Gigi, we're sorry your food was not up to par. Did you tell your server or the manager on that shift? We are more than happy to replace an item if it's not your liking. We hope to see you again. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Fremont, California
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Visited last night with girlfriends for our annual Christmas night in the city. We'd been before the year it opened, but last night was not as good as we had hoped for. The starters were good, the soup special was delicious in fact. 2 of 4 entrees were good, but one plate of salmon was very undercooked and the trout... More 

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Thank nikimc
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide such valuable feedback. We're terribly sorry you had a poor experience. We strive for perfection, so when we don't get it right we try to learn from our mistakes. We'll share your food comments with the chef and discuss the service issues with management. We hope you'll give Gitane another chance in... More 

San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I love a good bar. I love bartenders who know their craft and take it seriously. Gitane certainly has that in spades. We were able to sit barside before our reservation and our trio had some of the handcrafted beauties on their menu. The drink list is creative and the spirits list pretty wide. The seating area upstairs for dinner... More 

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Thank Kimberly H
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Kimberly! We hope to see you again and we'll take note of the service irregularities. More 

Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My wife and I were looking for a good spot not far from Union Square. Reviews of Gitane did not disappoint. My braised lamb shank cassoulet was perfect; my wife's grilled bavette was done just to her liking. Nice broccoli and cauliflower side lent support. Chocolate budino dessert was the crowning touch. Service was superb; décor was modern and interesting.... More 

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Thank Bill R
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

Cheers Bill! Thank you giving Gitane a try, we can't wait to see you again! More 

New York City, New York
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253 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is very romantic. The staff was very good, especially our waiter. I thought the bartenders could have been more attentive. My wife and I sat at the bar way too long before anyone helped us. It was a little strange. The food was very good, we liked everything we ordered. The enternece is through an alley way, not... More 

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Thank John D
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

John, thank you for coming in. We're thrilled you and your wife enjoyed your evening. We will take note of the long wait at the bar. More 

East TN
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My daughter and I had dinner here on a Friday night. She had the arroz con pollo and I had the flatbread special. The food was decent but overpriced for what it is. Service was good and friendly. We sat upstairs, something to keep in mind is that the restaurant does not have air conditioning (as it's rarely needed in... More 

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Thank CatbirdEastTN
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

Thank you for the constructive feedback. We're sorry you didn't feel the price reflected the quality of the food and service. We have very high standards for both. We hope you will give Gitane another opportunity to impress. thank you. More 

San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My Schatzie and I visited SF for a night, after being delayed and losing our spot at another restaurant, we consulted with OpenTable, and decided to try Gitane. We were not disappointed. The food is outstanding and the flavors are amazing. We came hungry and ordered a lot of food. Rob, our server was well versed in the menu and... More 

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Thank SchatzieT
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

We're thrilled you gave us a try! Sounds like Rob suggested a great wine, we'll pass on the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you next time you're in SF. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
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
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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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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