For anyone who's been living under a rock: foie gras is once again legal in the state of California. Chefs around the city have been getting their orders in or breaking into secret supplies in order to bring the good stuff back to their menus as quickly as possible, and diners can expect to see an explosion of foie around the city as everyone gets their post-prohibition ya-yas out. Given the current demand for foie, and the fact that all of it has to be shipped from the East Coast or Canada, many of these dishes will be available in very limited quantities, so be sure to call before heading over to ensure you snag a bite.Read More
20 Places to Eat Foie Gras in San Francisco
Where to score a first bite of foie now that the California ban is repealed.
4505 Burgers & BBQ
4505 Burgers & BBQ has their signature foie-gras-studded boudin blanc sausage back on the menu. Order it poutine-style, served over fries with smoked meat gravy, or enjoy it solo on a toasted Acme bun with pickled apples and pomegranate. You can also get foie on top of their beloved "Best Damn Cheeseburger."
Bisou is going full foie with a four-course tasting menu ($75), which can also be ordered a la carte. Choose from a foie gras soup, torchon with carrot cake and huckleberries, or filet mignon topped with foie and truffle sauce.
Bistro Central Parc
True to their French roots, Bistro Central Parc is now offering seared foie gras atop their filet mignon.
Bluestem has been itching to reinstate the reign of foie gras on their menu, and are now pleased to offer a torchon of foie served with winter citrus and brioche toast.
Val Cantu's new Mexican-inspired tasting-menu spot is showcasing the sweeter side of foie: foie gras ice cream with tortilla crumble and poached apples.
Aptly named the "Hot Mess," Chris Cosentino's foie offering is a sloppy, delicious plate of foie gras, pig's feet, and cara cara orange marmalade on toast.
Gitane is celebrating the return of foie with a dish of La Belle Farms foie gras, morels, burnt leeks, espelette pepper, and mushroom gastrique.
Hapa Ramen's got foie on their menu and they don't care what the haters say. Add "hella grated foie" atop your ramen bowl ($8), or opt for a foie gras terrine crostini ($15).
Hillside Supper Club
Hillside's offering a foie-gras version of a PB&J, with foie gras torchon served alongside warm huckleberry, brioche pain perdu, peanut butter mousse, and celery.
Hog & Rocks
Only days before foie gras became legal again, chef Robin Song decided to serve foie-topped burgers as a special, rebellious treat. Now that the delicacy is legal, dinners can order their favorite Hog & Rocks burger ($17) with a foie supplement ($16). If you really want to lose your mind, add a fried egg and black truffles for a $40 burger. Be sure to call before heading over, as quantities are very limited.
Jake Godby's famous foie gras ice-cream sandwich, wedged between gingerbread cookies, is back in action at Humphry's Mission location. Early batches have disappeared quickly, so call to see if it's in stock before swinging by.
Jardinière wasted no time, adding a foie torchon with quince conserva and brioche toast to the menu on the very day that foie became legal once more.
Les Clos instantly reinstated foie on their menu, offering a foie gras torchon served with prunes, apple, pickled chanterelle mushrooms and Manzanilla gelée.
This cozy neighborhood spot is now offering seared foie on their menu, alongside a lovely frisee salad.
Perbacco is serving their version of Fegato Grasso (fatty liver), combining pan-seared foie gras, poached quince, apple passato, toasted pecan and a Barolo Chinato jus.
Prospect, long a proponent of the luscious liver, is now serving seared Hudson Valley foie gras with toasted brioche, pickled huckleberries, and a fuji apple-Java long pepper reduction with wild pecans ($30).
Sometimes foie appears in unexpected places: Shorty Goldstein's is now offering it atop their version of the Rachel sandwich.
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Unsurprisingly, this sleek Presidio Heights restaurant is now offering foie gras, served with a vadouvan-spiced waffle and poached pear ($25).
Urchin Bistrot has added a Croque Madame topped with seared foie gras to their menu.
Even seafood restaurants understand the call of the foie. Waterbar is serving a torchon of foie gras with kumquat marmalade, a warm baguette and Périgord black truffles.