Chez Maman / San Francisco

401 Gough St at Hayes St. San Francisco 94102
Opening Hours
Sun, Sat 10:30 - 22:30
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:30 - 22:30

Why "Chez Maman"? Obviously, because you can never eat better than your mother's cooking. What is warmer than to be with her and eat the food she has just cooked for you? Simple and delicious. My mother always told me "finis ton assiette" because it was proof to her that I loved what she cooked for me. Chez Maman is inspired by this kind of childhood memory. We have tried to recreate that atmosphere with a menu composed of French basics. Tasty items like a hamburger with guacamole or French brie with a good glass of wine - a welcoming and tasty French meal. Chez Maman is a neighborhood restaurant with a bistro concept. We attribute our success to the friendly and casual atmosphere as well as our delicious home cooked meals. The ambiance is French inspired naturally, with the warm colors of the French countryside. What could be more relaxing? Our goal is to satisfy patrons at any time of day or evening from a casual salad or burger for lunch, a mid-afternoon sweet crepe to a three course meal with a great bottle of French wine when you just don't feel like cooking. Of course, if you want to enjoy your Chez Maman meal at home with your feet up, we will gladly make it for you to go. The menu is the same in all of our Chez Maman restaurants. The first one opened on Potrero Hill in 2002. The neighbors all soon became regulars, coming in two or three times a week to share a comfortable meal with their friends and family. We have recently opened a location in Bernal Heights and will soon have one conveniently located on Union Street. We look forward to seeing you at one of our Chez Maman located near you.

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Yo'el Erez en
Delicious food and attentive staff in a cozy, authentically French establishment. I had brunch with a friend and everything was very well prepared. Not cheap by any means (and also not too expensive) but well worth it. We spent $120 after tax and tip for five dishes and two drinks. GooglePlace - February 2018
Krystyna Maliniak en
Had dinner with two friends, we came early and got a table quickly. The Interior is charming. Two of us had Thai mussels, one had the crepe with chicken, all was delicious. Then we split the apple desert, pretty great, too. Service was very nice, we had a great time. GooglePlace - February 2018
Rita Kamil en
This is a great place. It's a French restaurant and the wait staff are all French (unnecessary but just adds character). Hayes Valley in general has a Parisian feel and this restaurant shares that motif. Very dog friendly with heated outdoor seating and they bring your dog a water bowl - which is always appreciated :) Egg dishes are very good: poached eggs, eggs benedict, etc. GooglePlace - January 2018
Jane Wang en
Chez maman is a great place to get some down to earth, tasty, yet affordable french bistro favorites. Their mussels mariniere are delicious; just the right balance of white wine acidity and richness! The french onion soup is also a favorite. A dinner for two (with drinks and a shared salad) came out to $65 (before tip), which is a great deal by SF standards. The only drawback is that this particular location is always always crowded... GooglePlace - January 2018
Kyrsten Carlson en
Waited forever, but it was the weekend at night. Still. It was cold and I'd rather just go to Taco Bell...I'm not a person of high taste. My husband and our friend enjoyed their burgers, but my mac n cheese was more like mac n, well, mac. The cheese was there, but it tasted kind of like nothing... Maybe like milk? I'm a dollar menu kind of person so take this review with that in mind. GooglePlace - December 2017