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20 Places to Eat Foie Gras in San Francisco

Where to score a first bite of foie now that the California ban is repealed.

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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.

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1. 4505 Burgers & BBQ

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705 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 231-6993
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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."

2. Bisou Bistro

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2367 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 556-6200
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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.

3. Bistro Central Parc

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560 Central Ave
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 931-7272
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True to their French roots, Bistro Central Parc is now offering seared foie gras atop their filet mignon.

4. Bluestem Brasserie

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1 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 547-1111
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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.

5. Californios

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3115 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 757-0994
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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.

6. Cockscomb

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564 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 974-0700
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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.

7. Gitane

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6 Claude Ln
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 788-6686
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Gitane is celebrating the return of foie with a dish of La Belle Farms foie gras, morels, burnt leeks, espelette pepper, and mushroom gastrique.

8. Hapa Ramen

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2293 Mission St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 202-6333
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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).

9. Hillside Supper Club

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300 Precita Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 857-1461
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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.

10. Hog & Rocks

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3431 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-8627
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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.

11. Humphry Slocombe

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2790 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-6971
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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.

12. Jardinière

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300 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 861-5555
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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.

13. Les Clos

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234 Townsend
San Francisco, CA
(415) 795-1422
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Les Clos instantly reinstated foie on their menu, offering a foie gras torchon served with prunes, apple, pickled chanterelle mushrooms and Manzanilla gelée.

14. Mason Pacific

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1358 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 374-7185
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This cozy neighborhood spot is now offering seared foie on their menu, alongside a lovely frisee salad.

15. Perbacco

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230 California St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 955-0663
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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.

16. Prospect

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300 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 247-7770
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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).

17. Shorty Goldstein's

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126 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 986-2676
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Sometimes foie appears in unexpected places: Shorty Goldstein's is now offering it atop their version of the Rachel sandwich.

18. Spruce

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3640 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 931-5100
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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).

19. Urchin Bistrot

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584 Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 861-1844
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Urchin Bistrot has added a Croque Madame topped with seared foie gras to their menu.

20. Waterbar

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399 The Embarcadero S
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 284-9922
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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.

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1. 4505 Burgers & BBQ

705 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94112

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."

705 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94112

2. Bisou Bistro

2367 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114

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.

2367 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114

3. Bistro Central Parc

560 Central Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117

True to their French roots, Bistro Central Parc is now offering seared foie gras atop their filet mignon.

560 Central Ave
San Francisco, CA 94117

4. Bluestem Brasserie

1 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA 94103

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.

1 Yerba Buena Ln
San Francisco, CA 94103

5. Californios

3115 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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.

3115 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110

6. Cockscomb

564 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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.

564 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

7. Gitane

6 Claude Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108

Gitane is celebrating the return of foie with a dish of La Belle Farms foie gras, morels, burnt leeks, espelette pepper, and mushroom gastrique.

6 Claude Ln
San Francisco, CA 94108

8. Hapa Ramen

2293 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

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).

2293 Mission St
San Francisco, CA

9. Hillside Supper Club

300 Precita Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

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.

300 Precita Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. Hog & Rocks

3431 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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.

3431 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

11. Humphry Slocombe

2790 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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.

2790 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94110

12. Jardinière

300 Grove St., San Francisco, CA 94102

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.

300 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

13. Les Clos

234 Townsend, San Francisco, CA

Les Clos instantly reinstated foie on their menu, offering a foie gras torchon served with prunes, apple, pickled chanterelle mushrooms and Manzanilla gelée.

234 Townsend
San Francisco, CA

14. Mason Pacific

1358 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94133

This cozy neighborhood spot is now offering seared foie on their menu, alongside a lovely frisee salad.

1358 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

15. Perbacco

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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.

230 California St
San Francisco, CA 94111

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16. Prospect

300 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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).

300 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105

17. Shorty Goldstein's

126 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94104

Sometimes foie appears in unexpected places: Shorty Goldstein's is now offering it atop their version of the Rachel sandwich.

126 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104

18. Spruce

3640 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118

Unsurprisingly, this sleek Presidio Heights restaurant is now offering foie gras, served with a vadouvan-spiced waffle and poached pear ($25).

3640 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118

19. Urchin Bistrot

584 Valencia, San Francisco, CA 94110

Urchin Bistrot has added a Croque Madame topped with seared foie gras to their menu.

584 Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94110

20. Waterbar

399 The Embarcadero S, San Francisco, CA 94105

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.

399 The Embarcadero S
San Francisco, CA 94105

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