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12 Meals and Deals For Bastille Day

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Maybe it's our love of food, our bon vivant attitude, or one too many viewings of Midnight in Paris, but San Franciscans seem to feel a special kinship with the French, and our restaurants tend to pack an above-average quotient of festivities for Bastille Day, which goes down this Sunday. We picked 12 of the best places in SF and Oakland to enjoy the festivities, from roaring '20s cocktail parties to fancy prix-fixe dinners to food-truck blowouts with animated French movies. Vive la France!

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1. Presidio Social Club

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563 Ruger St
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 885-1888
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Dine a deux with a $96 prix-fixe for two that includes butter lettuce salad, cote de boeuf roasted in the wood oven, frites, and profiteroles, plus a bottle of rosé. It's available Sunday and Monday beginning at 5 pm.

2. La Boulange de Polk

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2310 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 345-1107
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All the La Boulange locations are offering a $12.50 box of seven macarons or a $24 blueberry and raspberry tart for the month of July.

3. Cafe des Amis

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2000 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 563-7700
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Sip $6 cocktails like a Vesper, Corpse Reviver #2, or bellini, and nosh on $5 pate and chicken-liver mousse, $1 oysters, or a $12 tasting of cheeses. Available 10 am-9 pm on Sunday.

4. Brasserie S&P

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222 Sansome St
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 986-2020
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Those willing to drop some coin on their Bastille celebrations can enjoy a $65 glass of 1998 Chateau d'Yquem (generally considered the world's best dessert wine) with an artisan cheese plate. Available Sunday only.

5. Belden Place

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Belden Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94104
All of Belden Place's eateries are participating in a French-themed block party on Sunday from 4 pm onward, with restaurants offering food and drink specials, live music, and DJs.

6. Bouche

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603 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 956-0396
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This French spot is launching brunch on Bastille Day, with items like brioche perdu with fruit and smoked lamb carpaccio. Everyone gets a free seasonal bellini on opening day, too. It runs from 10:30 am-2:30 pm.

7. RN74

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301 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 543-7474
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RN74 is thinking ahead by holding its Bastille Day festivities on Friday, with the happy hour menu served all night long, performances by aerialists, and a roaring '20s costume contest to win dinner for two at the restaurant.

8. Grand Cafe

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501 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 292-0101
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Grand Cafe is offering a menu where you can select any two items for $17.89 (the year the Bastille was stormed). Options include choucroute, shrimp and piperade stew, frog legs, oxtail terrine, and ratatouille-stuffed summer squash. Wear a beret or mustache (fake or real), and get a free glass of Lillet.

9. Chez Papa

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1401 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 824-8205
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Chez Papa's Potrero Hill flagship is offering a $40 three-course prix fixe on Sunday, with entree options like sauteed black cod, bouillabaisse, duck confit, or lamb daube. They're open from 5:30-10 pm.

10. Dogpatch WineWorks

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2455 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 525-4440
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Put the "dog" back in Dogpatch by attending the Vive Le Pug party, a benefit for pug rescue organizations. They'll have wine, food, and a Les Miserables-themed pug costume contest, which will probably be amazing. Sunday from 3-6 pm; tickets here.

11. Le P'tit Laurent

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699 Chenery St
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 334-3235
This Glen Park French spot will have live jazz from 6:30-11 pm, and their bar will stay open until 2 am (a rarity for this sleepy burg).

12. Studio One Art Center

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365 45th St
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 597-5027
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The Bites Off Broadway food-truck gathering will add on a special screening of The Triplets of Belleville. BYO vin.

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1. Presidio Social Club

563 Ruger St, San Francisco, CA 94129
Dine a deux with a $96 prix-fixe for two that includes butter lettuce salad, cote de boeuf roasted in the wood oven, frites, and profiteroles, plus a bottle of rosé. It's available Sunday and Monday beginning at 5 pm.
563 Ruger St
San Francisco, CA 94129

2. La Boulange de Polk

2310 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
All the La Boulange locations are offering a $12.50 box of seven macarons or a $24 blueberry and raspberry tart for the month of July.
2310 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. Cafe des Amis

2000 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Sip $6 cocktails like a Vesper, Corpse Reviver #2, or bellini, and nosh on $5 pate and chicken-liver mousse, $1 oysters, or a $12 tasting of cheeses. Available 10 am-9 pm on Sunday.
2000 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123

4. Brasserie S&P

222 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104
Those willing to drop some coin on their Bastille celebrations can enjoy a $65 glass of 1998 Chateau d'Yquem (generally considered the world's best dessert wine) with an artisan cheese plate. Available Sunday only.
222 Sansome St
San Francisco, CA 94104

5. Belden Place

Belden Pl., San Francisco, CA 94104
All of Belden Place's eateries are participating in a French-themed block party on Sunday from 4 pm onward, with restaurants offering food and drink specials, live music, and DJs.
Belden Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94104

6. Bouche

603 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108
This French spot is launching brunch on Bastille Day, with items like brioche perdu with fruit and smoked lamb carpaccio. Everyone gets a free seasonal bellini on opening day, too. It runs from 10:30 am-2:30 pm.
603 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94108

7. RN74

301 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
RN74 is thinking ahead by holding its Bastille Day festivities on Friday, with the happy hour menu served all night long, performances by aerialists, and a roaring '20s costume contest to win dinner for two at the restaurant.
301 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

8. Grand Cafe

501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Grand Cafe is offering a menu where you can select any two items for $17.89 (the year the Bastille was stormed). Options include choucroute, shrimp and piperade stew, frog legs, oxtail terrine, and ratatouille-stuffed summer squash. Wear a beret or mustache (fake or real), and get a free glass of Lillet.
501 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

9. Chez Papa

1401 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Chez Papa's Potrero Hill flagship is offering a $40 three-course prix fixe on Sunday, with entree options like sauteed black cod, bouillabaisse, duck confit, or lamb daube. They're open from 5:30-10 pm.
1401 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

10. Dogpatch WineWorks

2455 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Put the "dog" back in Dogpatch by attending the Vive Le Pug party, a benefit for pug rescue organizations. They'll have wine, food, and a Les Miserables-themed pug costume contest, which will probably be amazing. Sunday from 3-6 pm; tickets here.
2455 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

11. Le P'tit Laurent

699 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94131
This Glen Park French spot will have live jazz from 6:30-11 pm, and their bar will stay open until 2 am (a rarity for this sleepy burg).
699 Chenery St
San Francisco, CA 94131

12. Studio One Art Center

365 45th St, Oakland, CA 94618
The Bites Off Broadway food-truck gathering will add on a special screening of The Triplets of Belleville. BYO vin.
365 45th St
Oakland, CA 94618

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