French Tapas and Wine Bar

By Carol & Joe Davis
Dining Detectives

Moussy's 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.

The 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.

The 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 prices.

We 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.

Moussy's 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


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