Head west to Cote Ouest, the new French bistro, located in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, which opens in San Francisco on April 9, 2021 !!
The partnership between Laurent Monchicourt and Martin Sarrailh is based on the common desire to create a restaurant where you feel at home. Cote Ouest is designed to be the place where to meet friends around simple but delicious dishes and wines. Longtime friends, their adventure took shape on the golf course when they found out that the Baker Street Bistro location was available: they quickly realized that it would be the ideal place to combine their talents and create a real neighborhood bistro. French-style.
Laurent is Breton and did his culinary classes in his native Brittany. In the San Francisco Bay area for 20 years, he first learned about waiting and managing the Baker Street Bistro. He redefined the art of service in well-known restaurants: Michael Mina, La Folie, Petit Crenn, Clémentine, Chapeau, and more recently l’Ardoise. Based on his experiences, he realized that what he loved the most, was recreating the vibe he cherished while growing up: gathering friends, family, neighbors, and having a good time around a nice meal.
Martin is Basque and passionate about cooking. He studied at the Biarritz culinary school and practiced his skills in many restaurants, some with Michelin stars. He is the former Executive Chef at Le Garage restaurant in Sausalito. He is convinced that what is true in life, is true in the kitchen: good ingredients and pleasure produce quality end results. His product-oriented philosophy comes from both his childhood in southwestern France and the west coast of California where an abundance of seafood and locally farmed produce inspires him.
On the Cote Ouest bistro menu: xipirons a la plancha, foie gras candies, oysters, pissaladière, a classic steak and French fries, a vegan pizza …. and so many more dishes to discover on “a menu that will change regularly ” explains Martin.
We have not yet been able to test this restaurant while we write this paper, but it is indeed mouth-watering and looks like a menu from a good French bistro. Please note, the wine list is half French, half Californian, and there is a heated terrace.
A new adventure … from west to west!