Monsieur Benjamin

French, Bistro
$ $ $
451 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 403-2233
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
11:00am - 2:30pm
5:30pm - 1:00am
11:00am - 2:30pm
5:30pm - 1:00am



  • Cant wait to try Benus brand new little brother, a French bistro la Corey Lee. I sneaked a peek of construction on my last trip. I will come back for sure!
  • Great spot for a date.
  • The sea urchin is pricy but epic.
  • The burger is topped with Comte and a caramelized onion and bone marrow marmalade on a housemade potato-buttermilk bun. It comes with hand-cut fries and housemade ketchup.
  • The sea urchin is the best I've ever had. Brunch is great: try the chicken croquette.
  • Head to this French bistro, which takes on the classics both familiar (duck confit, steak frites, a burger) and less so (escargot, sweetbreads, beef tongue). There are great cocktails too.
  • Sea urchin & mussels are a must have. Great service.
  • Have the Lobster Ragout
  • Awesome fries and wine selection
  • The food here is solid. Pricey but worth it if youre celebrating. The restaurant charges a mandatory 20% tip, which Im normally fine with, but my server was quite absent throughout the night.
  • Super fun for girls night - upbeat atmosphere!
  • Good cocktails, fyi there's 20% gratuity added to your bill automatically!
  • Excellent! Fantastic delicious food, fair portions, expensive for a reason and not outrageously ($100pp w/ drinks and tip included). Try the duck, the snails and the gelato dessert. Cool crowd too!
  • Beef tartare, croquettes and generally their small plates are good. But its a bit too expensive for what it is, something seems to be missing.
  • The Arctic Char is really good!
  • I so wanted to love this Cory Lee spot but alas was not meant to be. Some of the blandest French I've ever had.
  • Fantastic foie gras!
  • Save room for their palmier ice cream!
  • Romantic atmosphere! The layer cake for dessert is a must.
  • Food is quite good, but service is dismal. I guess that's what happens when you slap on an automatic 20% gratuity.

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