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Posted by Lizbethann on 11/28/2006
My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Garcon on a Sunday evening this past March. It is now November and he is still raving about the Lobster Ravioli. I had the warm goat cheese appetizer and could consume obscene quantities of it if I lived in San Francisco. I also had the duck which was cooked to perfection. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and efficient. When I asked for his suggestion for a wine pairing he was able to do so with the finesse of a seasoned sommelier. The space was a bit cozy but had a lovely warm atmosphere. We plan to return on our next visit to San Francisco.
Posted by a displaced New Yorker on 03/31/2006
On a Thursday evening we wanted to dine and go to a 8pm play (1/2 block away @ the Marsh) without re-parking or walking around the neighborhood late so Garcon, Saigon or Watercress were the options. The other 2 were almost empty, so Garcon it was. Great welcome from a charming, low-key (not unctuous) owner?/maitre D who knows how to act. The fish in parchment was Petrale: excellent, the butter lettuce salad ample & very good, the French onion soup- good, the beet salad could have been more generous but was very tasty, and the warm goat appetizer could never be big enough-Tres Yummy ! The bread, brought to the table, was better than any since getting to the Berkeley Cheese Board just as a batch of City bread came out of the oven --superb: fresh, moist with a cornmeal dusting. Meant to ask who makes it. Wines by the glass, $7-9.50, were fine but not generously poured. Wish we could have stayed for dessert but ran out of time. Our nice and helpful wait person was in the kitchen when we realized the time. Another waiter happily expedited our check when we indicated we had to go. We'll go back. PS: parking wasn't a problem at 6:30pm...and the area has already been discovered.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/16/2006
The atmosphere is a bit commercial and impersonal and the food was mediocre and lacked finesse. I ordered the steak frites which was overly salted and fries undercooked and mushy. My date ordered the fish/cabbage entree which was drowning in a butter cream sauce. I thought that everything could have been paid better attention to - the wine selection, the food, the atmosphere. For a $130 dinner for two, I wouldn't recommend it.
Posted by SF epicure on 02/24/2006
Had a very nice meal - it was a slow Thursday evening - waiter "lost our order" and had forgotten to write it down - so it was more than an hour before our salads arrived. It would have been an appropriate opportunity for them to apologize and comp us a round of drinks or a dessert - but no such luck. We had five different servers in the course of our 2 hour 2 course meal. Again, delicious food but the lack of attentive service will keep us from returning.