Monsieur Benjamin
On-trend setting for modern French fare
French · Hayes Valley · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.4
Food
4.2
Decor
4.3
Service
 
This Hayes Valley "hot spot" from Benu’s Corey Lee shows "huge attention to detail" in its "exceptional" updates of French bistro dishes, complemented by an "excellent wine list" and "wonderful service" in a "modern" , open-kitchen setting; true, it can be "pricey" , "packed" and "noisy" , but it's "perfect before the symphony, ballet or opera" – as long as you "book ahead."
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Chevron
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
 
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
 
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
location 451 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA phone +1 415-403-2233 website www.monsieurbenjamin.com directions Get Directions
Zagat Mentions of Monsieur Benjamin
Google Reviews
4.5
(227)
The menu here is uniquely French and brought me back to my best meals from my last trip to Paris. There were options of chicken, lamb, and steak, as well as the more exotic meats like frog, escargot, and rabbit. The dishes were all delicious thanks to amazing sauces. The server recommended a great Bordeaux off an extensive wine list of both French and California options. There was no lack of dessert options either. The ones I’ve had were refined and well-balanced. Certainly desserts for an adult palate.
Joyce Lee · December 7, 2017
Great food with amazing service in a nice casual environment. We had the rabbit and quail which were both perfectly cooked. It was probably the best rabbit that I've ever had! Would gladly come back anytime.
Ping Chen · January 14, 2018
Took my wife for a night out and chose Monsieur Benjamin for dinner. We were extremely happy with the food. Portions were a little smaller than I would have liked, but that's always what you get with a gourmet restaurant. The quality and taste of the food was great. Service was great. Highly recommended, but you should make reservations to ensure you get a table.
Kevin W. · October 5, 2017