La Gare French Restaurant

4.3
1457 reviews
$30 and under
French
La Gare French restaurant has been a local favorite for almost 40 years and two generations . Serving old world classic French cuisine by using fresh local ingredients, they pride themselves on still including soup and salad with every entree. Known for their table side carte service and escargot, Le Gare was voted most romantic restaurant by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Offers

  • FREE CORKAGE ON MONDAYS

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    COMPLIMENTARY CORKAGE EVERY MONDAY! Bring your favorite bottle of wine to dinner at La Gare on Monday evenings and you will pay no corkage fee! * Holidays Excluded

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1457 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Catgirl1
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I’m not so sure it should be called a French restaurant

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JoniB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Quite noisy as a large group was seated after we had begun our dinner.

I’ll request a different seating arrangement to avoid this is the future.

Entree portions were much smaller than we have experiencec in the past, but the food quality was terrific.

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vipbbally
Denver
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Food. Extraordinary service just amazing.

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vipFattysez
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the fact that time has not touched this place. All the food is classically (and perfectly) prepared. Service was amazing.

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HeatherC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday to celebrate him. He's been here before and really liked it. This experience was no exception. Was able to make a reservation seamlessly on OpenTable, about 3-4 weeks out. We arrived and were promptly sat. We had escargot, tableside caesar salad, prawns and the wild salmon special. Everything from start to finish was exceptional. Food was fresh, flavorful, and the timing of each course was absolutely perfect. Our server was professional, attentive, and knowledgeable. It was an amazing place to spend and evening and enjoy delicious, local food.

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vipNancyT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

We had three different dishes all of which arrived at the table very cool. We were disappointed for the price that was charged.

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DeletteZ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner on Thanksgiving. This is one of our most favorite restaurants. Staff is always so welcoming.

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Liandra
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely outdoor setting. Attentive service. Great fixed price value.

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SherryR
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was outstanding as always. Mostly cooked to perfection. We had prime rib, braised lamb shank and a rack of lamb, all excellent. There were a few hiccups which spoiled the evening. Too much going on in the kitchen and limited waitstaff, waited a half hour after being seated before we even saw our waitperson and it was only after we asked the hostess, who was passing by, if we could at least order a bottle of wine. There was a delay in getting the rolls as they were baking in the oven, when they arrived they came hard as a rock. When retuned them we were each brought a half cold roll and were told that's all they had. Final blow was when a newly filled glass of water was knocked over by the waitstaff into my open purse. Everything soaked including my pants. Accidents happen but it would have been nice if the hostess acknowledged it. We will be back for the food but not for a while.

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vipBCCHouston
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first visit to Le Gare and we were impressed. The dining room itself is simple and dated but welcoming. The food was a knockout starting with the Caesar Salad which is prepared tableside and is perhaps the best Caesar we have ever had. Seriously. For mains, I had the Beef Wellington which was cooked perfectly and came with crispy roasted potatoes and julienne veggies. My wife got the Rack of Lamb which was beautifully seasoned and tender as you’ll ever get. We also ordered the Cremini Mushrooms and Truffle Parmesan Fries which were both exceptional. Service was attentive and friendly. A terrific experience.

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vipTerriK
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous!!!

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vipFrequentdiner
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been dining at LaGare for over 30 years. It never disappoints. Family participation is probably the reason it continues to thrive. If one enjoys excellent quality and quantity of food, this is the place to come.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great overall experience! Well managed & great service…

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vipLarry
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Gare is a Santa Rosa favorite and one that we recommend all the time.

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vipjohn
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you to Dave and the entire staff for making a night out with friends perfect!

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Jacqueline
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Vegetarian/Vegan options were uninspiring but otherwise good experience

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for a birthday. All of the food was delicious. Staff was great everyone was very friendly. We sat out side which was lovely with all of the lights above and the warm heaters. We had a great time.

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KathieF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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Kenneth
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was phenomenal. They had 4-5 people whose sole job was to walk around the restaurant and ensure everyone was being taken care of. Service was amazing. The only criticism was that we were sitting in the middle of the restaurant. We were surrounded by relatively close tables. this made the environment very noisy. will definitely go back but will ask to sit on edges of the room or sit outside.

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Randy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server, David, was excellent - personable and professional. Support crew was very attentive and friendly as well. Food was terrific. Overall it was a great dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went based on what I read and I was thrilled when it exceeded expectations. Food was exquisitely prepared, and service was exceptional! There were six of us and every guest was equally impressed! Can’t say enough good things about our experience!!

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vipnancyc
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a quality dining experience! Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Booked a reservation thru you. Arrived with ample time. Told by host we were crazy if we thought we had a reservation. I showed her my reservation. She said she refused to serve us. Restaurant had plenty of tables open. I told her I’d wait until we could be served. She said they were too busy to take any guests and to go somewhere else. Totally shocked as service is generally great at La Gare. This night was horrendous. Other guests offered to have me and my guest at their table. Neither me nor my guest had been drinking before dinner. Absolutely horrendous.

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DickO
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very nice dinner and the outdoor area was better than many COVID outdoor setups.
Made an outdoor reservation for three online but was directed to indoor seating. The table we ended up with outside was a little small for three but worked out OK.

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Ronh
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal, service and value. Our waiter and staff were incredible

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vipNicholasC
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was very professional and on top of everything. Our food was very good—delicious frog legs and Veal Cordon Bleu. We sat outside and the atmosphere was quiet and romantic.

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EdwinC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am looking forward to our next visit to La Gare. The Birthday treat was quite nice. Hopefully the weather will be less inclement next time. Unfortunately one cannot control that. Also the cuisine the was superb!

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MerrieD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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KateM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eating out at La Gare is such a pleasure. The food is excellent and the staff extremely courteous. I also appreciate that you you get an entire meal...no separate orders on toppings, sides, or salads.

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RichardS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We were somewhat disappointed, the meal was good not anything to write home about. I had Sweetbreads wife had Sole
We have planned to try Le Gare for some time and our expectations might have been too high

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EricM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

This hyped restaurant was disappointing. The food was mediocre at best. Way overpriced and ho-hum.

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and authentic food, cozy atmosphere, and wonderful staff.

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vipAnneS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fabulous meal and experience thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can never go wrong with LaGare. Excellent food at reasonable prices. And Jackie’s smile is a FOC bonus to the evening.

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ElizabethM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

I hesitate to give a bad review of any restaurant in these difficult times, but the food was expensive and mediocre. The waiter was obviously not interested in his job. Do better.

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vipSFoody
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christina was super nice and helpful.

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vipMarkR
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great evening and dinner at La Gare! Great for special occasion.

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IgorD
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Food was average.

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TTNTI
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic. Will go again.

FAQs

La Gare French Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 528-4355.

La Gare French Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1457 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.