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Best Bistro restaurants in San Francisco Bay Area


13 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Villon restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Downtown / Union Square
Booked 38 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 Park & Howard Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Bistro • Burlingame
Booked 32 times today
Great service and beautifully prepared food! We will be back!
A photo of Isa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• French American • Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
Booked 6 times today
My friend and I dined in the heated Parklet and had the restaurant week menu. We shared the most amazing food, served beautifully. Lots of seafood choices, prepared. In a modern French style. I can’t wait to go back. So many “bests” I can’t count. They must make their own vanilla ice cream, and the crème brûlée was amazing. Go with someone who loves to share food so you can taste at all.
A photo of Reve restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• French • Lafayette
Booked 28 times today
My adult daughters and I had a lovely dinner there the day before Thanksgiving. Great oysters, cheese puffs, onion soup, steak, and pork chops. The wine selection was great as well. Service was great and overall we had a wonderful meal.
A photo of Central Park Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • San Mateo
Booked 19 times today
Always great food, good service and warm environment.
A photo of Aquitaine restaurant
Price: Moderate
• French • Noe Valley
Booked 3 times today
What a find! We will definitely to back to Aquitaine. We had a delicious meal with fresh, local ingredients, and had a fun time talking with the owner and chef who clearly loves what he does! He gave us great wine pairing suggestions and made the most delicious wild blueberry blintz desserts. The cauliflower "beignets" were outstanding- everything we had was amazing. Much of the decor was designed by the owners-- chandeliers, artwork, the cork-patterned panels on the bar. There was so much care and attention put into every aspect of our dining experience. It's in a great location right along the J-Church Muni line and 22 Fillmore. We had a perfect date night and we'll be back!
A photo of Farm and Vine restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Farm-to-table • Burlingame
Booked 9 times today
The food was absolutely incredible The service was perfect
A photo of Bistro Vida restaurant
Price: Moderate
• French • Menlo Park
Booked 31 times today
Wonderful Menlo Park French restaurant to take friends family and special occasion celebration. I don’t get hungry again 1/2 hr after leaving Bistro Vida, like other fine dining restaurant!
A photo of 3SIXTY Bar / Bistro / Market restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Burlingame
Booked 5 times today
Hector was amazing Thank you for making the last night of our vacay special
A photo of The Bar at Auberge du Soleil restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Bistro • Rutherford
Booked 7 times today
Wonderful view and great service! Would recommend everyone to pay a visit!
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