Gitane Restaurant And Bar1 Vote Currently Closed
- Address: 6 Claude Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA, United States
- Timings: 05:00 pm - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4157886686
- Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Adults
Planning to have a night-out with friends? Then Gitane Restaurant and bar is the best option to go for. With beautifully crafted interiors and lighting arrangements, the place is just perfect. The restaurant mainly specializes in Spanish cuisine, with freshly cooked food, every time you visit the restaurant. The restaurant also has a small bar attached to it, which offers variety of drinks to choose from. The atmosphere is welcoming, with great sitting arrangements, to make your visit more comfortable.
How to Reach Gitane Restaurant And Bar
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Gitane Restaurant And Bar Reviews & Ratings
First the atmosphere is beautiful! I had high expectations when walking into Gitane. The appetizer was amazing... everything after that could have been better. The service is super slow. If you ask for a drink... give them 15 minutes. This is not the worst place but not the fine dining I was expecting.
I LOVE this place. Amazing drinks, really friendly staff and delicious food. I've been here on dates, for my birthday dinner and I'm pretty sure I'll be back for more. The fried potatoes are delicious, so is the basteeya!!
Food is good, but unwelcoming environment. Essentially, if you're not a middle-aged couple, don't expect to get the standard of service you're paying for. I came here for my 22nd birthday because of the great reviews I saw on Opentable about the food--and they were right, the food was unique. We ordered two glasses of wine and a mocktail for the three of us. Our appetizers came out 20 minutes later and our drinks still had not showed up. It wasn't until I asked them about our drinks that the waiter came over to tell us the manager said we looked young and would have to show our passports to verify our age. I'm not sure who brings their passport around when they go out to dinner a few blocks away from their apartment, but not having a valid driver's license accepted as ID is not the expectation. It was pretty insulting, and I'm not even sure they looked at the date on my ID to see that it was my 22nd birthday. Worst of all--the waiter kept relaying messages from the manager about how young we look, etc. but the manager NEVER came over to address us or explain the passport policy (??) to diffuse the tension. Ever. She was even servicing the tables next to us, but she was so awkward and standoffish to us. I've worked in the industry before, and when the GM has an issue with the customer, they should not be afraid of taking care of it themselves. The waiter seemed stuck on how to manage it, and even seemed to avoid our table because he must have known how insulting the situation was. Funny, they must not have felt like we deserved the mocktail we ordered for my friend with an alcohol allergy because we had to ask an hour later for that. Not getting a glass of wine with dinner is one inconvenience, but neglecting our table and making customers feel like delinquents is unprofessional. Not a pleasant environment for a celebration or a relaxing dinner. It was too tense.
This is San Francisco's truly iconic and staple of San Francisco, deeply saddened that they are closing I have grown to this restaurant for over 12 years I followed their work and design in architectural design, it made me want to come and experience this venue, the restaurant is eclectic and vibrant and a Timeless. Of eccentric emotions Hues & colors. The staff is friendly and amazing the cooks in the kitchen rock out every dish consistent On Any Given night. Why I will always hold a deeply special place in my heart for gitane, you have given me and my husband many memories of Gitane! Unfortunately the building over is a greedy douche. Continue to be you Gitane we will always follow you where ever you land. Kudos.
What's there not to love? Ambiance is perfect for an intimate dinner. Nice variety of appetizers ( the bonbons are amazing) and main dishes ( tasty salmon with almond and cherry couscous). I would have had dessert if I wasn't full. Lovely wine and cocktails to make everyone happy. And the wait staff are top notch.