Gitane Restaurant and Bar Review, San Francisco

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Gitane Restaurant and Bar

6 Claude Lane

San Francisco, CA 94108

415-788-6686

Gitane Restaurant and Bar Website

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Gitane San Francisco Exterior

Gitane Restaurant and Bar is a “modern, funky, and artistically bold restaurant” in downtown San Francisco in a hidden alley. It focuses on Basque small plates or tapas. They have a large beautiful bar area, outdoor seating, and upstairs dining room. Gitane means Gypsy in French.

Gitane San Francisco Interior 2

Beautiful Bar

Gitane San Francisco Interior

Upstairs Dining area

Decor, Vibe – Modern, eclectic feel with lots of interesting colors and textures. Mostly people in their 20’s to 50’s were dining. Lots of yuppies in the bar.

Menu Pictures

Gitane San Francisco Menu

Website Menu

Picks:

Gitane San Francisco Grilled Eggplant

Eggplant asada ($10) sliced grilled eggplant, chilled and rolled with herbed goat cheese, arugula salad, balsamic reduction had 4 decent sized pieces of eggplant on top of a small salad. Quality and freshness was good.

Gitane San Francisco Lamb Foreshank

Cordero natural lamb foreshank ($27), braised in tempranillo red wine, orange zest, coriander, with baked polenta was one big piece of tender lamb. Still a gamey but the meat came right off the bone. Polenta was too salty.

Gitane San Francisco San Sebastian Cocktail

San sebastian Cocktail ($9) sagatiba cachaça, fresh lime juice, lemon, mandarin, & grapefruit slices was a potent balance drink. Not too sweet or fruity.

OK:

Gitane San Francisco Pork Ribs

Ribs ($12) hill natural baby back pork ribs, honey-soy glaze, brussel sprout leaves, parsnip puree, crisped serrano ham was just too lukewarm. Sauce was not special.

Gitane San Francisco Spinach

Espinaca ($5) sauteed spinach, pine nuts, golden raisins was an average spinach dish.

Pans:
None

Gitane Restaurant and Bar is a very stylish and fun place. The food is average, nothing amazing. We would recommend going here for drinks and a couple small plates. Bigger meals get pricey, causing value to severely erode.

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Gitane Restaurant and Bar Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Dressy
Hours:Tu-Sat 530pm - Midnight
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$15 - $29

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