Plouf

3.6/5.0
12 reviews

40 Belden Pl

San Francisco, CA

986-6491

Category: Bistro

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June 26, 2004
Susan W.
San Francisco , California
80 reviews
Numerous ways to order mussels - which are all very tasty. Good atmosphere and service. Fun place for lunch--outside dining. Can get quite loud though.
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September 21, 2003
Sharon D.
Lafayette , California
166 reviews
This is one of those rolicking, boisterous places where you drink a lot of wine, eat a lot of food and have a rockin' time. To state the obvious, not for the romantic dinner or important business meal! There are plenty of other restaurants in SF for that. Belden Place is closed to cars - a one block pedestrian walk, hence the "European" feeling. Don't miss the pomme frites.
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November 16, 2001
Eric W.
16 reviews
très bien! Wonderful meal and excellent service! I would have to agree, the noise can easily get out of hand though. Very attentive service, excellent mussels! And I thought I didn't really care for mussles! Food was very good all the way around, and the wine list was very well done - with reasonable prices. Don't miss the Tart Tartin (Apple Tart), in carmel sauce with fresh vanilla bean ice cream! This along with a little Muscat Beaumes d'Venise (half bottle available for $25) and you're in heven!
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October 6, 1999
Ms. G.
11 reviews
Great palce for mussels. Do not take a first date here, its very loud. Its a good place to take a large group. Reservations a must! Good Wine list. The bar is often crowded with people waiting for a free table.
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October 6, 1999
Ms. G.
11 reviews
Great place for mussels. Do not take a first date here, its very loud. Its a good place to take a large group. Reservations a must! Good Wine list. The bar is often crowded with people waiting for a free table.
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August 6, 1999
Anonymous
56940 reviews
What a lovely surprise to find a restaurant like Plouf! The mussels here are excellent, as are the french fries. The desserts are fabulous, and the wine list has excellent selection of French wines. The prices are reasonable. As for the noise, we went early, but felt we had a nice, intimate dinner.
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June 12, 1998
David H.
1 review
I tried Plouf for the first time after reading some of the reviews and I came away disappointed. I'm not a seafood fan, but the first dish I had, day boat scallops wrapped in potatos with mushrooms in a truffel sauce was one of the best seafood dishes I ever had. My main dish was ahi tuna covered in pepper with mushrooms and garlic mash potatos was also very good. The main dish that my friend had was the grouper with peppers. But there were problems with the resturant. It's very small and once it fills up there is now way you can hear. And the biggest problem was with the kitchen. My friend has a very bad allergy to the lily family (onion,garlic,ect),which we told to the waiter, but both of her dishes had to be taken back because they put garlic on them. Once these came back both were good. The waiter was very helpful and quite good, but they brough out the main dishes whilewe were finsihing the first course and the tables are very small. So in all, not the best prices (co ... more
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March 6, 1998
Wanda L.
45 reviews
I liked the alley location and atmosphere -- it seemed very French and authentic. I've been to places in the Latin Quarter in Paris that seemed even less French! (okay, perhaps Plouf may be trying a little too hard to be oh so French!) The waitstaff all speak French to each other and it can be a little intimidating, but I found the mussels very good and reasonable ($12). You get a generous amount in a blackened cast iron crock. I liked them done the with the mushroom & leek cream broth (a little like Cream of Mushroom soup, but very tasty). The only improvement I'd like to see them do is to perhaps use the bigger and meatier New Zealand green-lip mussels instead of the smaller black ones. The pommes frites (fries) are thin and crispy and are an optional and interesting accompaniment to the mussels. If you're a mussel fan, I'd highly recommend Spengers Fish Grotto in Berkeley as well, although Plouf has undeniably more style and atmosphere.
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December 1, 1997
Anonymous
56940 reviews
Quite an average place. While it is somewhat stylish, the food is merely adequate and the wait staff are inconsistant. Too bad the metal door isn't solid.
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October 10, 1997
Anonymous
56940 reviews
I had dinner on a saturaday night, and it was crowded and quite noisy. One can hardly hear the wait person recite the daily special. The tables are close together. During lunch on weekdays, you can choose to eat outside at the alley way which is closed to auto traffic. The steam clam apertizer is excellent.
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