Rue Lepic Restaurant
Rue Lepic Restaurant

900 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

All questions and reservations
please call (415) 474-6070


Open 7 days a week
5:30pm - 10pm

All major credit cards accepted

Rue Lepic Restaurant

Critic Reviews

Best of San Francisco Review

  Located in historic Nob Hill, Rue Lepic is an intimate restaurant with a special feel and cuisine that features delicate, flavorful sauces, beauty in presentation and a sense of romance. Yes, Rue Lepic qualifies as one of San Francisco's most romantic dining locations. For more than eighteen years the owner and chef, Michiko Boccara has been creating magic, applying a 'Sumi' brush stroke to classic recipes. Blending her Japanese sensitivity with a growing knowledge of French cuisine, she has maintained a well earned reputation as a chef who is also an artist. We recommend a starter of Le Salade de Gambas Flambé Au Pernod, a delicate, piquant mix of prawns in Pernod sauce. The sauce is excellent, and compliments the delicate flavor of the prawns, without overpowering. A perfectly prepared Le Carre D'Ageau Roti (Rack of Lamb) is a good entrée suggestion, although we found the Lobster in sauce or Roasted Veal in Truffle sauce to be equally delicious. Desserts, all light and most often served with a garnish of fresh fruit are traditional and thoughtfully prepared. Dinner selections are based on a Chef's Menu. Excellent wine list. Popular pre-theater destination. Reservations recommended. Neighborhood parking.

Jim Wood, Examiner Food & Wine Critic

  "Japanese-born French chef cooks up magic on Nob Hill...It's the ultimate French bistro: perfect food...Celebrities from the near-by pricey Nob Hill hotels love it. Michael Keaton Yoko Ono, Robin Williams, Gene Hackman Melanie Griffith have all dropped by....nationally respected travel writer Georgia Hesse, was there recently for lunch and came away enchanted."

Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle

  "A French charmer."


Customer Reviews

"cozy restaurant" - TripAdvisor Member

  "It's tiny but very personable and cozy local restaurant. Service was excellent. recommend 5 course meal for under $50. very big portions though. The best cream of vegetable soup!! dessert was excellent too. Everything was just delicous."

"Great eating experience!" - GECulver from City Search

  "Found by pure chance while walking around Nob Hill near the Fairmont. A small, cozy, clean venue. Service prompt and impeccable. Server helpful and informative. Greatest caesar salad I have ever eaten in 50 years of eating! The wine list modest, but adequate. A memorable dining experience."

"Rue Le Pic is forever" - crmconac from City Search

  "As an out of towner I first enjoyed Rue Le Pic in 1973 while in San Francisco on business. The business continued for three years, and I was a once-a-month regular during that time. Recently, June, 2008, on a pleasure trip I was thrilled to see Rue Le Pic is still going strong. Eating there now was as Yogi said, "deja-vu all over again." In 1973 the scallops had flavor. In 2008 the scallops were better than ever. The lamb was great in 1973 and my wife said her 2008 lamb had flavor and good character,. The ownership is different, but the service and attention are as good as I recall from 1973. In a few years we will take our grandchildren to San Francisco and I am sure Rue Le Pic will be on the Pine/Mason corner as good as ever. Restaurants even in San Francisco come and go. Rue Le Pic is forever..."

"Yummy and Friendly" - TripAdvisor Member

  "We chose this restaurant based on other tripadvisor reviews and that it was walking distance from our hotel. We were staying about 4 downhill blocks from Rue Lepic & my spouse had never eaten at a French restaurant. We both ordered the 5 course meal, which consisted of a seafood pasta starter (yummy scallops!), a cream of vegetable soup, Caesar salad (be sure and ask for the anchovies), the main course and dessert. We shared the veal and the tenderloin dishes and the sauces and meat were excellent. The desserts were creme bullee for her and the fresh fruit with creme inglaise. The service was attentive and the courses were well timed. The walk back to our hotel was refreshing and downhill!"

"Great Dinner!" - TripAdvisor Member

  "Had dinner here tonight on our last night in SF. We were a little hesitant as there were few diners and we normally use this as a guide, as popularity often, but not always, links in with good food. (It was, however, a Monday night.) Madame 'Chef' came out as we read the menu and chatted with us. Questioned another couple as they left who gave us very positive feedback on their meal. Decided we would give it a try. Was it a good decision? Absolutely! A wonderful meal, we think certainly our best in California on this visit, and amongst the all time bests anywhere. Not 'fine dining', whatever that may mean, but great classic French cuisine at value for money prices...not cheap, but great value. Great service, accommodated all our requests and delighted in our enjoyment of our meal. Furnishings simple, ambience relaxed, (romantic if you want it to be!) Could not recommend it more highly. Deserves not to be a 'hidden gem' as described in a previous review. Madame said we would not be disappointed and she was right. If you enjoy good, fresh, well-cooked, flavoursome food give it a try. A block from some of the best hotels on Nob Hill, it's worth walking down the hill (and back up again!)"

"Go right now" - TripAdvisor Member

  "Rue Lepic sits lonely on a street corner on Nob Hill, one block below the Mark Hopkins Hotel. It is surrounded by residential buildings, has an easy-to-miss sign, and is nothing to look at inside. It is run by a chef-owner and family. They are polite, solicitous and friendly. Good thing - the place is so small you can converse easily with someone in the kitchen. The food is terrific, and the relatively simple surroundings keep the prices down. It is a steal for a fine French meal in San Francisco. We have spent 2-3 times as much at places like La Folie and Fleur De Lys, and the cooking at Rue Lepic holds up well."

Rue Lepic Restaurant

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