Monsieur Benjamin
On-trend setting for modern French fare
French · Hayes Valley · $$$
The Zagat Review
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
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
location 451 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA phone +1 415-403-2233 website directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
We had Amazing dinner. Staff is accommodating. I love my caviar and caviar was amazing, champagne, cocktails, wine was really good. Frog legs, salmon and rabbit leg! It’s worth a try, the place itself looks and feels very much New York. Great time:)
Monika Gurcinaite · April 20, 2018
Honestly this place was okay. It wasn't the best experience I had. I came here for a friend's birthday. First of all it is located inside the Culinary Institute so it can be tricky to find if you didn't know that. When I got there the parking lot was full. I had to drive out and park on another parking lot on the side. When I got inside the double automatic doors I was immediately greeted by the front desk. She was kind enough to lead me to the restaurant. The place was pretty interesting. You get to see some of the students work station aka the huge kitchen.
Michele Brooks · March 6, 2018
High expectation going in but a bit disappointed coming out mainly because the service did not match the automatic 20% service charge. Our server was cold. The restaurant seems under staff on a Saturday night. I want to get some bread, but no one was around or looked our way even I raised my hand waving for attention for a good few minutes. When I needed help, there was none, but when I was in a conversation with my friend and didn't want interruption, they always came to ask if I needed anything. If I came for a value meal, perhaps good service is not needed but, hey, the bill automatically added 20% service charge I had to pay for. I expect the service to match that. Service wise is definitely 2 or 3. Appetizer was delicious but not impressive. Main course, quail, was really good though. The price will let you know as well. Overall, decent experience for food, poor experience for service. I don't think I would go again. There're too many better options. Oh, avoid ordering the escargot.
Sam Fung · April 15, 2018