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Gitane

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6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA (Bush St & Kearny St)
+1 415-788-6686
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I were looking for a good spot not far from Union Square. Reviews of Gitane did not disappoint. My braised lamb shank cassoulet was perfect; my wife's grilled bavette was done just to her liking. Nice broccoli and cauliflower side lent support. Chocolate budino dessert was the crowning touch. Service was superb; décor was modern and interesting.... More 

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Thank Bill R
New York City, New York
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238 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is very romantic. The staff was very good, especially our waiter. I thought the bartenders could have been more attentive. My wife and I sat at the bar way too long before anyone helped us. It was a little strange. The food was very good, we liked everything we ordered. The enternece is through an alley way, not... More 

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East TN
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I had dinner here on a Friday night. She had the arroz con pollo and I had the flatbread special. The food was decent but overpriced for what it is. Service was good and friendly. We sat upstairs, something to keep in mind is that the restaurant does not have air conditioning (as it's rarely needed in... More 

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Thank CatbirdEastTN
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

Thank you for the constructive feedback. We're sorry you didn't feel the price reflected the quality of the food and service. We have very high standards for both. We hope you will give Gitane another opportunity to impress. thank you. More 

San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Schatzie and I visited SF for a night, after being delayed and losing our spot at another restaurant, we consulted with OpenTable, and decided to try Gitane. We were not disappointed. The food is outstanding and the flavors are amazing. We came hungry and ordered a lot of food. Rob, our server was well versed in the menu and... More 

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Thank SchatzieT
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

We're thrilled you gave us a try! Sounds like Rob suggested a great wine, we'll pass on the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you next time you're in SF. More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Gitane is probably one of the most romantic restaurants in San Francisco. Comfortable outdoor seating, but I recommend eating inside so you can see how beautifully this place is decorated. The food and service are top notch. Perfect date night restaurant. Reasonably priced for what you are getting.

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Thank Amy R
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

Amy, we appreciate the review and kind words. Hope to see you soon! More 

Celebration, Florida
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I was looking for a nice romantic restaurant for my wife's birthday and chose Gitane. The atmosphere did not disappoint for a romantic evening. The food was good and I especially enjoyed the bacon wrapped prunes. Since this was a specialty I had to try them! I guess it was an unseasonably warm day because the two top we were... More 

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Thank Rod H
Franck L, Owner at Gitane, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback Rod. We hope to see you soon. We appreciate you spending your wife's birthday with us. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Gitane was a fantastic experience. We had just arrived into the city so wanted somewhere close to the hotel. I chore this restaurant off reviews from this site and was not disappointed. As many people have said previously the entrance down the small alleyway does not match what you experience once inside. The bar and restaurant are so well designed.... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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236 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Or Mediterranean brothel/speakeasy. Hard to describe exactly but suffice to say the atmosphere is unique. It's down an alley in midtown off Market St, then through a dim entrance. There didn't seem to be many windows once inside. But it's beautiful and relaxing and I loved the food. My group had 7. Two ordered the large paella to share -... More 

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Portland, OR
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Tucked away in an alleyway a stone's throw from the Palace Hotel is Gitane, a Spanish fusion spot that is well worth a bit of confusion that the locale presents. But the food and atmosphere are your reward for getting a bit off the beaten track. Try the twist on traditional "dates wrapped with bacon." Instead, it is a prune... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We really appreciate a local who pointed us to Gitane. We've tended to stay close to classic SF / Asian foods and Gitane was a step away from our comfort zone. Dark, atmospheric and then ultimately too loud as tables filled, the food was still worth the visit. We starts with grilled octopus with piquillo peppers (like pimentos for people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA
    (Bush St & Kearny St)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: 2, 3, 4, 22, 30 Bart: Montgomery Street station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-788-6686
Description
Named for the freewheeling gypsy, Gitane crosses borders to create a menu that features the flavors of Southern France, Northern Spain and the adjacent regions from Italy to Morocco. Described as one of San Francisco's most romantic restaurants, the design is eclectic, from outdoor patio to soaring bar to the intimate upstairs dining room.

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Staying in Union Square

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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