Chez Papa Resto Restaurant Review, San Francisco


Chez Papa Resto

4 Mint Plaza

San Francisco, CA 94103


415-546-4128 (Fax)

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Chez Papa Resto San Francisco Exterior

Chez Papa Resto is a French restaurant located in Mint Plaza, just across from the Westfield San Francisco Center shopping center in downtown San Francisco. The owners are from the South of France and have brought Provenceal cuisine to this restaurant. “The food is simple, unpretentious, and most importantly authentic.”

Chez Papa Resto San Francisco Interior

Decor, Vibe – They are one of the anchor tenants of the redone Mint Plaza with lots of outdoor tables for warmer times. Compact location with high ceilings inside with classy French decor and chandeliers. Big bar and communal table. The place was full and loud. Folks mainly in their 30’s and 40’s were dining when we were there.

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We had two of the 3 Course Prix-Fixe Dinner at $34.95 each. It is valid Monday through Wednesday and is a great deal.


Chez Papa Resto San Francisco Mojito

Mint Plaza Mojito ($6 Happy Hour) Fresh mint and lime muddled to perfection mixed with Rum & topped with Champagne was strong and well balanced. Clearly, they know how to make cocktails here.

Chez Papa Resto San Francisco Cauliflower Soup

Cream of Califlower Soupe Du Jour ($8) was on the very creamy side but had good califlower essence.

Chez Papa Resto San Francisco Tomato Watermelon Salad

Tomato Watermelon Salad ($12) was a special salad that was perfect for a summer day. Lightly flavored and fresh heirloom tomatoes made good combination.

Chez Papa Resto San Francisco Steak Tartare

Mixing Steak Tartare Video

Snake River Kobe Beef Tartare ($13) with Dijon Mustard, Capers, Shallots, Garlic, Toast Points, Quail egg was excellent. The ingredients get mixed at your table. The meat was smooth, tender, and went perfectly with the bread. If you have not tried beef tartare, try it here.

Chez Papa Resto San Francisco Sole

Sautéed Petrale Sole ($24) with Pancetta Wrapped Asparagus, Artichokes Barigoule, Brown Butter Hollandaise was on the heavier side but still very good. Fish was cooked perfectly and the sauce combination worked.

Chez Papa Resto San Francisco Chicken Breast

Roasted Chicken Breast ($23) with Pistou and Potato Puree, Peas, Lemon-Chicken Jus was very good. Like many others, we rarely order chicken when eating out, but the waitress recommended it. Chicken was juicy and flavorful, hinting that it was brined.

Chez Papa Resto San Francisco Panna Cotta

Lemon Verbena Panna Cotta ($8) with Rhubarb Coulis and Organic Strawberries was smooth but not overly filled with heavy ingredients. Nice fruit accent.

Chez Papa Resto San Francisco Cocoa Nib Profiteroles

Cocoa Nib Profiteroles ($8) with French Vanilla Gelato, Toasted Almonds and Warm Chocolate Sauce was excellent. Gelato, not ice cream, but a must get dessert.


Chez Papa Resto San Francisco Duck Breast

Liberty Farms Duck Breast ($23) with Parsnip Puree, Swiss Chard, Quince and Sherry Jus was slightly overcooked to a medium. Should have told them medium rare. Sauce was good but minimal.


Chez Papa Resto had decent service with water refilled quickly and needs fulfilled. Our server seemed fairly new. Food was very good and value excellent when dining on the prix fix menus.
Strone wine selection with wines by the glass from $8, bottles from $39, $20 corkage. They add $1.25 per guest for Healthy San Francisco.

They also run:

Chez Pappa Bistrot
1401 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Chez Papa Resto Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

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

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

Alcohol:Full Bar
Hours:Mon-Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sa 11:30am - 3pm, Mon - Th 5:30 - 10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30 - 11pm
Prices:$17 - $34.95

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