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Best Bistro Restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area


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A photo of Resolute restaurant
• Wine Bar • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 3 times today
Best place for a girls night! Service was a highlight.
A photo of The Dorian restaurant
• American • Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
Booked 29 times today
Good food, nice service. Will be back!
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• Californian • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 18 times today
Took my mom out for the afternoon tea. Food was fantastic! The little sandwiches were really good and the pastries were great. My only complaint about the food was the bread was a little dry on the sandwiches. The teas were lovely as well. Service was… fine. My biggest complaint was that it was really slow. I don’t know if that’s how long their tea service normally is or there was something else going on, but it seemed to be taking s while for everyone. The time between the tea being served, the sandwiches being served, and the pastries was really long. Overall we were there for 2 hours. It took about a half hour before my water was refilled, but to be fair I did have tea. It also took until we were almost done for the tea to be refreshed with hot water and by that time it was lukewarm for a while. We weren’t told what the sandwiches were, which would have been nice, and the man who brought the pastries out described some of the items incorrectly so there was some type of miscommunication there. However the other woman who was on service was very knowledgeable. All that being said, everyone was friendly and helpful. Personally, I think it was a little overpriced. Considering the price was on par with The Palace Hotel’s, I think the standards need to be a little higher. I thought tea was enjoyable, but not enjoyable enough to pay nearly $200 for 2 after tip. I am interested in coming back for dinner though.
A photo of Cafe de la Presse restaurant
• French • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 12 times today
The cream of mushroom soup in pastry was outstanding, paired with a French chardonnay made for a perfect light lunch. The server was charming and attentive.
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• French American • Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
Booked 11 times today
Outstanding service and food, much appreciated Highly recommend
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• Bistro • Burlingame
Booked 41 times today
I have been here three times now. Each time the food has been outstanding! This time, I had the lamb chops. They were huge, meaty, and done to perfection. My colleagues had the pistachio crusted salmon and seafood linguini. They thought that their selections were great. The decor in the main part of the restaurant is very cool but quite loud. However, we were seated in a back part of the restaurant where it was quieter. The prices are on the high side but so are most places in the Bay Area.
A photo of Mathilde French Bistro restaurant
• French • SOMA
Booked 20 times today
Outstanding! Food and service! Can’t wait to go back. Super friendly staff. Great bang for the buck. Highly recommended.
A photo of Aquitaine restaurant
• French • Noe Valley
Booked 6 times today
Found this amazing place by chance. Awesome service, nicely decorated and yummy food. This place has a vibe. Would definitely come back
A photo of Central Park Bistro restaurant
• American • San Mateo
Booked 26 times today
We loved the food!!! I had the seared scallops which were cooked to perfection!!!
A photo of Farm and Vine restaurant
• Farm-to-table • Burlingame
Booked 20 times today
We are visiting from Maryland and stumbled on this gem.
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