Bay Area beef lovers and Francophiles, check out what's new at Valencia and 22nd Streets. The menu and service aim to please at Garcon! Restaurant , which serves French bistro cuisine. Dinner favorites are French onion soup, duck confit, lobster ravioli, garlicky mussels, charcuterie, apple tarte tatin, and a cheese plate. Menu is subject to change, as it should!
Start out with a house cocktail or refreshing glass of Lillet, an apertif made with white grapes.Try not to swoon at the servers' French accents, or upon seeing appetizing food pass by.
For a beefy treat, go for the cotes du boeuf special. It's a prime rib beef feast meant for two, and comes with starch and vegetable, which were buttery pommes au gratin and tender-crisp green beans on one recent visit.
Chef Franck Ouvard doesn't just stay in the back kitchen to oversee the stoves. He's a regular in the front dining room, too, looking and walking around to make sure all's well.
Garcon! Restaurant. 1101 Valencia Street, SF 94110. Reservations can be made via www.opentable.com , which is slightly frustrating if you have a larger group and want a prime evening reservation slot.