Mon-Thu 5:30- 10PM
40 Belden Place
San Francisco, CA 94104
Plouf – The sound a stone makes when it drops into a French stream.
Plouf – The trendy French seafood bistro on lively Belden Alley in the Financial District. Specializing in mussels, unique appetizers, salads, seafood dishes, and meats, we invite you to join us for a truly Parisian dining experience.
Thomas Weibull – Executive Chef
American- Born Thomas Weibull knows diversity in many levels, which is why his marriage with Plouf thus far has been quite successful. Originally, from Philadelphia with parents, his father from Sweden and his mother from the Philippines, it is no wonder with this cultural background why San Francisco is his new home. Chef Thomas trained classically in French Cuisine at the Kristinaberg Restaurant and Hotel School in Stockholm, Sweden when he later returned to the U.S. after living in Europe to learn more diverse cuisine. With nearly 18 years of experience behind him, he had worked nationally across the U.S. including Vermont, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and finally, California. After working in some of the top restaurants in San Francisco Chef Thomas worked under former Executive Chef, David Spanner and then later became Executive Chef in 2004 of Plouf. He has continued to maintain the reputation and standards with a new flair of cuisine, which lead Plouf to another 8 years as Top 100 Restaurants in San Francisco in 2004. With a supported staff mixed with diversity, there is little surprise why Chef Thomas feels at home on Belden Lane.
Herve Mathe – Executive Pastry Chef
Herve Mathe is a French native of Chateauroux, France. His passion in pastry making started at an early age at his mother’s kitchen along with his two sibling sisters. Prior to his draft to the French Navy in the late 80’s, he had already pursued a career in pastry making. While working as a pastry apprentice at a traditional French bakery, he earned his pastry chef title at the Center de Formation des Apprentis in his hometown. While in France, Chef Mathe has worked in several French bakeries and restaurant where he held various position including a pastry chef supervisor. In the quest to expand his horizon, he visited San Francisco while on vacation and fell in love with the city. In 1999, he decided to venture in San Francisco leading us to this love affair between him and Plouf. Chef Mathe, a romantic and passionate man has poured his talents and passion in bringing authentic traditional French pastry delicacies at Plouf thereby making this love affair the sweetest one ever.