Rue Saint Jacques

★★★★★
  • 1098 Jackson St

    San Francisco, CA 94133

    Cross street: between Auburn Street and Taylor Street

    Map & Directions
  • 415-776-2002

About Rue Saint Jacques

Hours
Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10pm

Food

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Yeah, yeah, yeah...I heard you. You just tried to say your favorite upscale frenchy fix can only be satisfied at the one, the only: Fleur de Lys. But really, it's a recession we're in, I say...and you've never tried the amazing food at Rue

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Yeah, yeah, yeah...I heard you. You just tried to say your favorite upscale frenchy fix can only be satisfied at the one, the only: Fleur de Lys. But really, it's a recession we're in, I say...and you've never tried the amazing food at Rue

Pros: Organic, seasonal, and locally grown ingredients

Cons: The 3 course pre-fixe isn't a 5 course

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Had my birthday party at RSJ last Thursday, we rented out the whole restaurant. Chef Lanvert took personal care of us to organize everything. Special menu customised, he patiently took extremely good care of us. The menu was so well

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Had my birthday party at RSJ last Thursday, we rented out the whole restaurant. Chef Lanvert took personal care of us to organize everything. Special menu customised, he patiently took extremely good care of us. The menu was so well

Pros: great for groups

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Me.. a fan of French dishes came to this place with my Husband last month when we went to visit our friend from CA, I absolutely love it. The Cassoulet, Bouillabaisse, Choucroute comme a la maison was delicious! I would definitely come

3
★★★★★

Me.. a fan of French dishes came to this place with my Husband last month when we went to visit our friend from CA, I absolutely love it. The Cassoulet, Bouillabaisse, Choucroute comme a la maison was delicious! I would definitely come

Pros: Love it lol

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Yes, leave your car at home because parking around this restaurant is really impossible. The cable car stops right out front which makes it a huge plus when you are entertaining out of towners. This can be a romantic little place for couples or just a good food, fun place for small groups. Sure the dishes are high in cholesterol but everyone has to splurge once in a while so ignore the rich buttery taste in all the sauces and just enjoy yourself. It's not easy to find good French food and so I would really recommend you give this place a try. Always have their soup du jour and ask the waiter for help in choosing from their extensive wine list.

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★★★★☆

Yes, leave your car at home because parking around this restaurant is really impossible. The cable car stops right out front which makes it a huge plus when you are entertaining out of towners. This can be a romantic little place for couples or just a good food, fun place for small groups. Sure the dishes are high in cholesterol but everyone has to splurge once in a while so ignore the rich buttery taste in all the sauces and just enjoy yourself. It's not easy to find good French food and so I would really recommend you give this place a try. Always have their soup du jour and ask the waiter for help in choosing from their extensive wine list.

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food was great, very affordable. the place was small.we were immediately seated but it was quite a long wait for the food to be served. tables are near with each other. not a romantic place to dine. ambiance average. i recommend that you

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★★★★★

food was great, very affordable. the place was small.we were immediately seated but it was quite a long wait for the food to be served. tables are near with each other. not a romantic place to dine. ambiance average. i recommend that you

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We happened on this place last night at 6:25 p.m. The pre-theatre menu price of $22.95 expires at 6:30 so we high-tailed it in and ordered. SO had composed salad, steak frites and creme brulee (glass of wine included). I had cream of

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We happened on this place last night at 6:25 p.m. The pre-theatre menu price of $22.95 expires at 6:30 so we high-tailed it in and ordered. SO had composed salad, steak frites and creme brulee (glass of wine included). I had cream of

Pros: Quiet when there but may get crowded later. See above!

Cons: what cons?

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I was so authentic. The servers were French. The pre-fix menu is great. Anything on the menu for $35. Appetizer, entree, and dessert included. There are a few items that are an extra charge. I had Escargot. WONDERFUL, then rabbit special

3
★★★★★

I was so authentic. The servers were French. The pre-fix menu is great. Anything on the menu for $35. Appetizer, entree, and dessert included. There are a few items that are an extra charge. I had Escargot. WONDERFUL, then rabbit special

Pros: Pre-fix menu good value, very authentic

Cons: limited wine by the glass

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This place simply rocks... How can a place right on the Powell Street Cable car line be so delicious and consistent? I've been here three times and never once disappointed. The $35 prix fix is the only way to go... in my mind as you

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★★★★★

This place simply rocks... How can a place right on the Powell Street Cable car line be so delicious and consistent? I've been here three times and never once disappointed. The $35 prix fix is the only way to go... in my mind as you

Pros: Great value for delicious food

Cons: reservations required

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I'm a French expat and i have been to RSJ several times and I love it each time as it reminds me very much of home well prepared dishes such as Cassoulet, Bouillabaisse, Choucroute comme a la maison

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I'm a French expat and i have been to RSJ several times and I love it each time as it reminds me very much of home well prepared dishes such as Cassoulet, Bouillabaisse, Choucroute comme a la maison

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I live in the neibourhood I go 3 times a month avg\r
they have a $35.00 3 course prix fixe \r
any item frommenu one apet one entree one dess\r
it is the best deal in town I have never been disapointed\r
I particularly like the cassoulet

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★★★★★

I live in the neibourhood I go 3 times a month avg\r
they have a $35.00 3 course prix fixe \r
any item frommenu one apet one entree one dess\r
it is the best deal in town I have never been disapointed\r
I particularly like the cassoulet

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As a neighbor, I've always felt personally invested in the success of this restaurant. The food was very good, the atmosphere happy and fun...until about 9 months ago. Nevertheless, because of the convenenience, I decided to give it

3
★★★★★

As a neighbor, I've always felt personally invested in the success of this restaurant. The food was very good, the atmosphere happy and fun...until about 9 months ago. Nevertheless, because of the convenenience, I decided to give it

Pros: convenient if you live in the neighborhoood, good desserts. finally

Cons: no parking

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The terrific food is only outdone by the quaint ambience at this small local French bistro. Excellent service, delightful food, and a wonderful time. Very romantic, highly recommend!

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★★★★★

The terrific food is only outdone by the quaint ambience at this small local French bistro. Excellent service, delightful food, and a wonderful time. Very romantic, highly recommend!

Pros: Great food, Great Price!

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I go to RSJ 3 times a month on average, I've always enjoyed the food. It is authentic and somehow down to earth. No fuss but sophisticated. I love the rabbit, the Cassoulet, the Salmon. And when I feel like steak I used to get the Filet

3
★★★★★

I go to RSJ 3 times a month on average, I've always enjoyed the food. It is authentic and somehow down to earth. No fuss but sophisticated. I love the rabbit, the Cassoulet, the Salmon. And when I feel like steak I used to get the Filet

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After one pleasant visit last December, we were incredibly disappointed with our recent visit. The restaurant appeared understaffed, and the food, while promising on the menu, failed in execution. After promptly taking a wine order, we

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★★★★★

After one pleasant visit last December, we were incredibly disappointed with our recent visit. The restaurant appeared understaffed, and the food, while promising on the menu, failed in execution. After promptly taking a wine order, we

Pros: Quaint setting

Cons: Terrible service

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If you are looking for a casual and affordable setting to host 60 people for dinner, this is the place. Chef/owner Eric Lanvert was the perfect host, helping me organize this event from across the country in Philadelphia. Our guests loved

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If you are looking for a casual and affordable setting to host 60 people for dinner, this is the place. Chef/owner Eric Lanvert was the perfect host, helping me organize this event from across the country in Philadelphia. Our guests loved

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Rue Saint Jacques has the best Escargots I ever had, they are not the usual escargots in garlic sauce they are realy yummy in a tomatoe sauce with bacon, catalan sausage... try also the confit of rabbit in an olive sauce it is perfection

3
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Rue Saint Jacques has the best Escargots I ever had, they are not the usual escargots in garlic sauce they are realy yummy in a tomatoe sauce with bacon, catalan sausage... try also the confit of rabbit in an olive sauce it is perfection

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this place is realy charming with rustic walls and settled art work . It is conveniently located right in my neibourhood and I go to Rue Saint Jacques at least twice a month. The food is very good and Never boring. The chef uses very good

3
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this place is realy charming with rustic walls and settled art work . It is conveniently located right in my neibourhood and I go to Rue Saint Jacques at least twice a month. The food is very good and Never boring. The chef uses very good

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I'm a regular at RSJ, I've been there since their beginning and I've always enjoyed it. The staff is great and professional. The ambiance is warm and charming and the food is first rate and beautifully presented yet without any

3
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I'm a regular at RSJ, I've been there since their beginning and I've always enjoyed it. The staff is great and professional. The ambiance is warm and charming and the food is first rate and beautifully presented yet without any

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We had dinner at Rue Saint Jacques on Friday night. They were very busy but they still remembered to put a candle on my husband's cake for his birthday. The lamb was delicious as was the cassoulet. They have a beautiful cheese tray that

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We had dinner at Rue Saint Jacques on Friday night. They were very busy but they still remembered to put a candle on my husband's cake for his birthday. The lamb was delicious as was the cassoulet. They have a beautiful cheese tray that

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Went to Rue Saint Jacques on a Tuesday night, always had a good meal there but that night we had the Lobster special. A whole main lobster, roasted with Caviar and a pastis sauce served witha side of Cauliflower and Porcini puree. I never

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Went to Rue Saint Jacques on a Tuesday night, always had a good meal there but that night we had the Lobster special. A whole main lobster, roasted with Caviar and a pastis sauce served witha side of Cauliflower and Porcini puree. I never

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I've been to Rue a few times and have really enjoyed the food, so when I took my parents and girlfriend out for my moms b-day, I felt like I'd be taking them to a fun little place they've never heard of. We went on a Sunday night and were

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I've been to Rue a few times and have really enjoyed the food, so when I took my parents and girlfriend out for my moms b-day, I felt like I'd be taking them to a fun little place they've never heard of. We went on a Sunday night and were

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Had the best cassoulet at rue saint jacques. It is the best I ever had. Withe beans sausage, Duck confit, lamb.

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Had the best cassoulet at rue saint jacques. It is the best I ever had. Withe beans sausage, Duck confit, lamb.

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I took my girlfriend to RSJ for her birthday, They were so friendly and the food is excellent.\r
I had Veal blanquette a veal stew served with a puree of turnips. My girlfriend had cassoulet and it probably was the best cassoulet we ever

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I took my girlfriend to RSJ for her birthday, They were so friendly and the food is excellent.\r
I had Veal blanquette a veal stew served with a puree of turnips. My girlfriend had cassoulet and it probably was the best cassoulet we ever

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The service was unbelievably slow. Must all french bistros insist on giving bad and slow service in order to be called authentic? We waited forever to have our orders taken, never got water until asking for it, then waited forever for

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The service was unbelievably slow. Must all french bistros insist on giving bad and slow service in order to be called authentic? We waited forever to have our orders taken, never got water until asking for it, then waited forever for

Pros: Cheap

Cons: You'll wait forever for everything

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went to Rue Saint Jacques on Sunday. Had the Cassoulet it was out of this world\r
creamy beans, duck confit, sausage, slab bacon Lamb. It was perfect I will always go to RSJ for cassoulet

3
★★★★★

went to Rue Saint Jacques on Sunday. Had the Cassoulet it was out of this world\r
creamy beans, duck confit, sausage, slab bacon Lamb. It was perfect I will always go to RSJ for cassoulet

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Cozy and simple yet sophisticated. Rue Saint Jacques reminds me of all\r
the charms a real french should have with the excellent food and the nice \r
service what else would put a smile on ones face. Try the sauteed Foie gras in a

3
★★★★★

Cozy and simple yet sophisticated. Rue Saint Jacques reminds me of all\r
the charms a real french should have with the excellent food and the nice \r
service what else would put a smile on ones face. Try the sauteed Foie gras in a

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Pretty and charming little place on Top of Nob Hill, right in my neighbourhood\r
Went to RSJ several times and never been desapointed, they always have something new and special. I've had a succulent Rabbit, a very lean and tender filet

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★★★★★

Pretty and charming little place on Top of Nob Hill, right in my neighbourhood\r
Went to RSJ several times and never been desapointed, they always have something new and special. I've had a succulent Rabbit, a very lean and tender filet

Cons: closed on mondays

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This place has a wonderful spot, but it is rarely very busy. The food was decent, but nothing to rave about. I had white bass, but it was somewhat overdone and more chewy than I would like. The service was ok, somewhat slow and mellow.

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This place has a wonderful spot, but it is rarely very busy. The food was decent, but nothing to rave about. I had white bass, but it was somewhat overdone and more chewy than I would like. The service was ok, somewhat slow and mellow.

Pros: Ambience, Food

Cons: Parking, Service

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gourgeous dinning room with earthy tone, this restaurant has all the hallmarks of a successful place. they are pretty busy on a week day and for good reasons. The food is superbly done and presented. The waitstaff is very professional and

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gourgeous dinning room with earthy tone, this restaurant has all the hallmarks of a successful place. they are pretty busy on a week day and for good reasons. The food is superbly done and presented. The waitstaff is very professional and

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Rue ST Jacques is a beautiful restaurant the setting could not be more romantic\r
as from the dinning room you could see the cable cars going uphill on Jackson\r
the food is amazing, I've been to this restaurant many times and it seems

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★★★★★

Rue ST Jacques is a beautiful restaurant the setting could not be more romantic\r
as from the dinning room you could see the cable cars going uphill on Jackson\r
the food is amazing, I've been to this restaurant many times and it seems

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This was a fabulous dining experience from excellent wait staff, to the food, it presentation and the restaurant space. Service was excellent, friendly yet unobtrusive. We had the escargot and risotto for appetizers, both excellent. For

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This was a fabulous dining experience from excellent wait staff, to the food, it presentation and the restaurant space. Service was excellent, friendly yet unobtrusive. We had the escargot and risotto for appetizers, both excellent. For

Pros: Food, wait staff, atmosphere

Cons: Parking

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Being a resident of Nob Hill for many years, it is such a treat to have RSJ down the street. The service is always friendly and professional. \r
The best part is the food, my favorite is the romaine with serrano ham and goat cheese, and

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Being a resident of Nob Hill for many years, it is such a treat to have RSJ down the street. The service is always friendly and professional. \r
The best part is the food, my favorite is the romaine with serrano ham and goat cheese, and

Pros: not expensive, good value

Cons: closed on Monday

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Rue Saint Jacques is one of the most romantic restaurants in SF\r
moderatly priced and down to earth food

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Rue Saint Jacques is one of the most romantic restaurants in SF\r
moderatly priced and down to earth food

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We made a reservation on a Friday night and got there late. They still took us in\r
I took the prawns appetizers and the Lobster for main course, the whole maine \r
Lobster cost $35.00 a steel in Sf. I love this place

3
★★★★★

We made a reservation on a Friday night and got there late. They still took us in\r
I took the prawns appetizers and the Lobster for main course, the whole maine \r
Lobster cost $35.00 a steel in Sf. I love this place

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Rue saint jacques is a little gem on top of Nob Hill\r
try the prawn salad, the Foie Gras and the rabbit

3
★★★★★

Rue saint jacques is a little gem on top of Nob Hill\r
try the prawn salad, the Foie Gras and the rabbit

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Never pretentious, this place is amazing the staff is very professional and the food is very authentic, they have an amazing foie gras terrine and a superb and unsually cooked Escargots\r

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Never pretentious, this place is amazing the staff is very professional and the food is very authentic, they have an amazing foie gras terrine and a superb and unsually cooked Escargots\r

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Went to RSJ on a Friday night, it seems that this place is a best kept neighborhood srcret as it was not very crowded. We were seated promptly. My husband had frogs legs, something you hardly find in the city, I had the escargots , they

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★★★★★

Went to RSJ on a Friday night, it seems that this place is a best kept neighborhood srcret as it was not very crowded. We were seated promptly. My husband had frogs legs, something you hardly find in the city, I had the escargots , they

Pros: not expensive

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I had dinner the other night and received a very bad service. I ordered 2 appetizers and only one arrived. And when I asked the waiter about it, he said that he did not received any order about that particular appetizer. When he asked

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I had dinner the other night and received a very bad service. I ordered 2 appetizers and only one arrived. And when I asked the waiter about it, he said that he did not received any order about that particular appetizer. When he asked

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I just had a group dinner at this place and it turned to be an awful night! The service was very uncoordinated, and we were charged for the food that we never received. We ordered for the Ahi Tuna and Rabbit for the appetizer, and received

3
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I just had a group dinner at this place and it turned to be an awful night! The service was very uncoordinated, and we were charged for the food that we never received. We ordered for the Ahi Tuna and Rabbit for the appetizer, and received

Pros: Food

Cons: Uncoordinated service, parking

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Very cute little restaurant in an unexpected residential area. The prices are fair, the food is very good. The service is very friendly and efficient and the amibience is elegant, yet cozy and casual. The managament team is very attentive

3
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Very cute little restaurant in an unexpected residential area. The prices are fair, the food is very good. The service is very friendly and efficient and the amibience is elegant, yet cozy and casual. The managament team is very attentive

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

Cons: Parking

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loved it at Rue Saint Jacques, I think it's a great neighborhood bistro on the hill. Food is great, the service friendly and the atmosphere relaxing....just loved it

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loved it at Rue Saint Jacques, I think it's a great neighborhood bistro on the hill. Food is great, the service friendly and the atmosphere relaxing....just loved it

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Our group had a couple of good appetizers and a couple of so-so ones. The foie gras was buttery, seared just right and delicious. The escargot and mushroom risotto were very good. For entrees, the veal cheeks was served over mashed

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Our group had a couple of good appetizers and a couple of so-so ones. The foie gras was buttery, seared just right and delicious. The escargot and mushroom risotto were very good. For entrees, the veal cheeks was served over mashed

Pros: service, ambience, reasonable prices

Cons: parking, dessert

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This place disproves the rule that a half-empty restaurant indicates poor food. We had it on our list to check out and finally went on a Friday night. Found it less than half-full but hey, no wait. Great wine list, but would have liked

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This place disproves the rule that a half-empty restaurant indicates poor food. We had it on our list to check out and finally went on a Friday night. Found it less than half-full but hey, no wait. Great wine list, but would have liked

Pros: quality, wine list, ambience

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took a date to Rue Saint Jacques and was impressed with everything they offer, food was delicious and service was very attentive yet with not much obstructions. Overall a great experience

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took a date to Rue Saint Jacques and was impressed with everything they offer, food was delicious and service was very attentive yet with not much obstructions. Overall a great experience

Pros: food, service, ambiance

Cons: parking

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An amazing, quint restaurant. Simple yet, warm, elegant, without being pretentious. Food, service and atmosphere are great!
On my third visit, Bastille day, I was happily surprised to see the place so jammed. Glad I made reservation. They

3
★★★★★

An amazing, quint restaurant. Simple yet, warm, elegant, without being pretentious. Food, service and atmosphere are great!
On my third visit, Bastille day, I was happily surprised to see the place so jammed. Glad I made reservation. They

Pros: Warm, nice ambiance, great food, service, great value

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We enjoyed this restaurant immensely. The food was beautiful and the food suprising. The service was genuinely warm. We'll return for seconds.

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We enjoyed this restaurant immensely. The food was beautiful and the food suprising. The service was genuinely warm. We'll return for seconds.

Pros: food, price, service

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After suffering through 3 bad restaurants over the last 9 years, the Nob/Russian Hill neigbhors are celebrating the arrival of Rue St. Jacques w/ relief & excitment. Actually, we are rubbing our tummies in contentment! Though there is

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After suffering through 3 bad restaurants over the last 9 years, the Nob/Russian Hill neigbhors are celebrating the arrival of Rue St. Jacques w/ relief & excitment. Actually, we are rubbing our tummies in contentment! Though there is

Pros: good value, great meat dishes, attentive service

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Just passed by with my fiancee, got attracted by the romantic outfit of the place, read the menu and decided to give it a shot. Had an unexpected time. The atmosphere itself would have made my night, but the food ended up being superb. The

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Just passed by with my fiancee, got attracted by the romantic outfit of the place, read the menu and decided to give it a shot. Had an unexpected time. The atmosphere itself would have made my night, but the food ended up being superb. The

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