French Tapas and Wine Bar
Carol & Joe Davis
is a new friendly casual San Francisco French Restaurant that
was named after the small village in the Champagne region of France.
It is located on Bush near Polk, just downstairs from The Alliance
Francaise which has French classes and events. The atmosphere
is warm and inviting in this subterranean cool location! There
is a small bar area, open exhibition kitchen and candles on the
tables making the restaurant quite intimate and the feeling of
an authentic French dining experience. We met Executive Chef
Nathan Ivry who told us how happy he was to be there and
be able to add his own touch while offering classic French cuisine.
starters that we enjoyed included Marinated Olives with Herbs
de Provence, Grilled Washington Steamboat Oysters with Beurre
Blanc and garlic bread crumbs which were heavenly and the Foie
Gras Torchon with caramelized pineapple, pistachios, griddled
toast and ginger gastrique.
main courses were healthy and hearty portions. We enjoyed both
the Grilled Prime Hanger Steak with foraged wood ear mushrooms,
asparagus and natural reduction and the Spice Crusted Ahi Tuna
with heirloom potatoes, baby spinach, artichokes and a tomato-shellfish
broth. We also had a side of their superior tasting Herbed Pomme
Frittes with spicy aioli.
The Wine List features global small production wines at reasonable
enjoyed the Segura Viudas Cava Brut from Spain, the 2004 Beaucanon
Estate, Napa Valley Cabernet Franc, the Les Tours Pinot Noir from
France and the La Cross Napa Valley Merlot. The dessert that we
really enjoyed was the Warm Chocolate Cake with caramelized bananas,
walnuts and fleur de sel. We particularly loved the banana flavor
and texture. Double Espressos were a great finish to our relaxed
and enjoyable French dining experience.
serves dinner Tuesday - Saturday with Happy Hour 5PM -7PM offering
a special menu and wine flights, live Jazz on Wednesday nights
and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. What a fun experience with
great atmosphere, service and food.
1345 Bush Street @ Polk
San Francisco, CA. 94109