DINING DIARY SF | PETIT CRENN / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of sfchronicle.com

Image courtesy of sfchronicle.com

San Francisco’s latest French import is here in the form of an ever-so-charming neighborhood haven, courtesy of Dominique Crenn and her Michelin-starred craft. Atelier Crenn’s little sister, Petit Crenn, has stepped things up a notch with its family-style format, served twice nightly in separate seatings for a refreshingly unique dining experience all around. Tuesday through Saturday, this cozy Gallic hotspot is abuzz with locals and faraway foodies alike as the open kitchen turns out French favorites rife with Crenn’s finesse; the menu changes daily with no two experiences quite the same. Opt for the five-course tasting at 6pm or 8:30pm (don’t be late!), preferably at the chef’s counter for emphasis, or go the casual route with the ever-changing à la carte menu for those who prefer the freedom of choice. Contact your Attaché for reservations.

609 HAYES STREET
SAN FRANCISCO