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Financial District
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40 Belden Pl, San Francisco, CA 94104-2802 (Bush & Kearny)
+1 415-986-6491
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Yarmouth, Maine
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Salmon on shredded brussel sprouts was excellent, crab cakes were delicious, and they even offer Oysters Rockefeller. Service was fast and friendly. Only one beer is offered on tap, but five or six others are available in bottles.

Thank wfym
Florence, Italy
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the variety of mussel flavors that Plouf has to offer. I've had a few other items but none are as satisfying as the mussels. Try Plouf at happy hour when the mussel portions are smaller. This way, you can try two or more flavors. And the oysters Rockefeller is delish!

Thank Calidiva50
Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here probably 6 times and I am always Full and very happy with the flavors. My wife and I split muscle dish and oysters on the half shell. The food was excellent and the service was good, slightly noisy but that is the normal lunch crowd I guess. They always do a good job and I feel... More 

Thank djseyer
Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While my wife and I worked in San Francisco 4 years ago Plouf was an occasional dinner stop for us. Business took us to Hong Kong. We recently were in San Francisco and we decided to stop in for lunch. We were early for our reservation, but were ushered to a great table for two. Service was as we remembered... More 

Thank Vahan K
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211 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with some work colleagues on a Thursday evening. It has a French / Belgium theme with their take on moules frites. Although the mussels were ok, the Plouf sauce they were served in was over complicated with too many garlic and cream. Given the price of the mussels, I would expect fries to be included but they... More 

Thank Martin W
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Plouf during restaurant week. Enjoyed their prefix menu. Selected calamari, hanger steak and shrimp, and creme brûlée. Calamari was pretty good, but the red sauce could have been tastier. The hanger steak was perfectly cooked and well seasoned with a rich sauce that tied the dish together well. Finally, the creme brûlée was excellent. I liked the ambience... More 

Thank CaGlobalMan
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We were in San Francisco for New years eve, with no plans for dinner. After perusing the restaurants on Belden, we decided to dine at Plouf. My husband and I had dined there, but the others in our party hadn't. The service is impeccable. The staff are friendly, and seem very happy that you are dining there. The food is... More 

Thank Tracy P
Edegem, Belgium
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161 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had a nice dinner outside. Good heating even if it was a realy cold evening. 3 entrees and 2 glasses of wine, paid 110$. Nice location with many different restaurants to choose from

Thank Carlvanloey
San Francisco, California
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Chose this place for our annual Holiday office dinner with the ladies at work. It's right across the street from our office building. I looked at the menu beforehand and decided this would be perfect for dinner with a wide array of choices from fish, pasta, meat & chicken and the mussels. Loved the festive Holiday vibe of Plouf. Charming... More 

Thank SasMonti
Lincoln, California
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429 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Mussels, oysters, crab cakes and salmon... Food was good, filling and tasty. We really enjoyed ourselves. Our waitress was nice. They have lots of happy hour options. Lots of cocktails, wine and a beer. Parking can be very tricky.. We would go back.

Thank Will G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
French, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Belden Pl, San Francisco, CA 94104-2802
    (Bush & Kearny)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-6491

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Financial District

Neighbourhood Profile
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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