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Where can I find great French Onion Soup?

My first inclination is a French restaurant, but I wanted to check the board to see if anyone here has a favorite place (it doesn't have to be French). Just to confirm, I am talking about the lovely slightly sweet and delicate onion soup. What disappoints me most are places serving this over salted and heavy "broth" stuff (like the last time I tried it at a steak restaurant, ugh). It begged my friend and I to ask the question, where do we find great French onion soup? Thank you for your expertise!

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  1. Nizza La Bella in Albany on San Pablo Ave. has great French Onion Soup and wonderful frites with aioli. Cold bottle of Champagne and you're all set!

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    Nizza La Bella
    827 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

    1. "over salted"
      That would be the complaint of the francophile at our table the last time I ate at Liaison in Berkeley. Me. I liked it

      1. Star Box Food in Brisbane, open M-F until 2:30pm. Love their French Onion Soup and if you make the trip you must try the chocolate moelleux. They melt in your mouth.

        1. Ti Couz
          Butler and the Chef

          1. If you care to venture across the bridge to Marin, you can treat yourself to an excellent french onion soup (together with lots of other tasty, hyper-local, dishes) at Marche aux Fleurs.

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            Marche Aux Fleurs
            23 Ross Common, Ross, CA 94957

            1. Cafe Claude makes a yummy French onion soup.

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              Cafe Claude
              7 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108

              1. Chez Maman's is more delicate than many. But it's usually offered as a special (fairly often). I also like the french onion soup at Absinthe, but it's a bit heartier than Chez Maman's. Delicious broth though.

                These are my favorites! And now I want some.

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                Chez Maman
                1453 18th, San Francisco, CA 94102

                1. it isn't always on the menu, but when Wood Tavern is serving Onion Soup, it's very good.

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                  Wood Tavern
                  6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

                  1. If you go to the Butler and the Chef, you might walk across the way to South Park Cafe, French bistro food....I believe owned by the same people. Co-worker use to get it all the time. I had it a couple of times and thought it was good...but don't remember it, not an affectionado.

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                    South Park Cafe
                    108 South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107

                    1. Thank you everyone for these wonderful suggestions! I really want some now!