All eyes might be on the city’s Italian hot spots, but our true neighborhood restaurants are French. Flying under the radar with an average of 40 seats, SF’s bistros are refreshingly low on hipness and rich with steak frites. Straight out of your last trip to Paris, these seven are packed to the brim nightly with regulars often greeted by the owner with a kiss on both cheeks. Bon appétit!
1. L’Ardoise (Duboce Triangle), 151 Noe St., 415-437-260