Annabelle's Bar & Bistro
Annabelle's Bar & Bistro

Annabelle's Bar & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.annabelles.net/
  • Phone: 4157771200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily, 11:30am-2:45pm;Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm; Dinner menu available in bar until 12:00 am; We offer happy hour; 3:00pm-6:00pm , with food and drink specials.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Metcalf
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: The Bar offers Sports Television Broadcasting.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market Street
  • Public Transit: 1/2 block from the Powell Street BART station and many Market Street Muni lines.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: We are located a half block from the 5th and Mission Garage.
A word from Annabelle's Bar & Bistro
Conveniently located downtown between Union Square and The Moscone Center. Serving California cuisine with a focus on local, organic, sustainably raised ingredients.. Dating back to the early 1900's, our spacious dining room is warm and inviting with high ceilings and ornate columns. Our goal is to achieve an element of comfort; a relaxed yet lively atmosphere combined with great food, friendly and efficient service at a reasonable price.
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Annabelle's Bar & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)great for lunch (19)fit for foodies (15)vibrant bar scene (14)romantic (12)good for groups (9)special occasion (8)hot spot (8)late-night find (8)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Location matters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    With a planned tour of the Old Mint, we had a very pleasant and tasty lunch at Annabelles, which is practically next door. An old building and a modern menu. The deviled eggs were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rgp
    sledgehammer1234
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was average food with small portions of rigatoni. Halibut Fish was delicious. caprese was below par. expected better italian food. No grated cheese and had to ask for it. wine list very affordable. Great for late night snack or drinks. Bar was packed and restaurant half full.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peaceful Lunch
    Quietdiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was good and the room quiet enough for old friends to be able to catch up.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good find
    hanlon
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Annabelle's was recommended to us by a gentleman we met at a pub. It did not disappoint. Great service, interesting menu, nice ambience, good food and great people watching.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & service (limited menu)
    RandomHumbleLogic
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Open until at least 11pm for dinner. The menu is small, but the food is good and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a convient eatery
    kenmin5VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was only average and not worth the price. My ribeye was overly seasoned with too much fat.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • vlast minute accommodations
    EMG3
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had to change plans and come up with dinner in San Francisco. Found Annabelle's through OpenTable. The burger looked and was (so I heard) good. I had the vegetable gratin (on the spicy side). Our waiter was great, as well as service - which is a big deal for us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JUST DOWN RIGHT FAB!
    MGMkid
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I have become such a fan of Annabelle's Bar & Bistro. Great ambiance, great service and such a friendly staff. I love my waiter that I get every time, Antonio I think is his name. Such a gem and a gentleman and very on point and attentive. The food is FABULOUS! Bar none. This is a great restaurant and a San Francisco jewel. Where else can you get a Sidecar with fresh cherries? Great appetizers and entrees and did I mention the deserts? OMG! It is a must for anyone who loves food and that great old 1920's San Francisco Bistro atmosphere. It is the first place I think of to lunch when I am out shopping. BRAVO.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurants overall ambience is vibrant. We enjoyed the Caesar salad and soup of the day. Unfortunately, our main entrées left something to be desired. The rigatoni lacked flavor, and the ribeye was overcooked. This restaurant has a lot of potential, unfortunately we didn't get to see it when we dined there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cena cerca de hotel el palomar
    Hafn
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Hicimos reservación con días de anticipación, cuando llegamos nos recibieron muy amablemente y nuestra mesa estaba lista, el servicio excelente y la comida muy rica
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bardonian
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Outstanding food; somewhat indifferent service. Had dinner and came back later for dessert; host waiter pointed out "for next time" that they don't serve dessert in main dining room, only at the bar. He obviously didn't remember that we had eaten dinner in there earlier in the evening. Kind of ruined the energy level...
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    SHiggins
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    What can you expect from a restaurant in this tourist zone near the Powell BART Station? Very little, as I've discovered again and again and the food at Annabelle's was no exception. Nice, attentive service didn't make up for mediocre quality.
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  • Good Bistro - questionable locale
    BusinessTraveller2VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We were looking for another restaurant when we happened by Annabelle's. The neighbourhood is a definite mix of professional meets tourist meets "street life". The facade is deceiving and many in our group said they would have overlooked the place walking by. The menu is limited but the food is well prepared and presented. The staff is a bit under informed, more trendy vibe than professional service , but definitely attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy joint & staff, bad steak
    happydude
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    When it comes to staff, Annabelle's is running on all engines. Top quality all the way. The atmosphere was more grand than its location would have you imagine. The food however was lacking. For a 28 dollars, you should beable to get a good cut of meat on your plate. Mine should never have been put on the grill to begin with. It was a lump of fat. There is a difference between proper marbling and just a bad cut. They should be more conscious of this going forward. There were only 3 good bites on the whole thing. I would still definitely go back. I had a great experience. I'll try something else next time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a business dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great place if your in the San Fran Financial District on business. Not quite a destination restaurant, but very nice and close to business. The food was excellent and our client raved about the chopinno and the service was excellent. Nice bar for before the meal, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Entertain Clients
    MMTLR
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our Annabelle's lunch experience was wonderful. We brought a Client for lunch during the week. The food was excellent. The bacon wrapped prawns were a table favorite. The staff was very in tune with what the table needed. We were glad that we booked an early table, as the place filled quickly at noon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very happy
    Bella
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We totally enjoyed Annabelle's. The food was delicious and the service was great. We had a cute table in the restaurant that overlooked the street. The prices were very reasonable and they gave a great happy hour deal. We would go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always pleasant
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    If you are downtown for a movie or museum, you can;t beat a lunch with Annabelle's. The menu is excellent, the wines are tasty but not expensive, and the service is attentive and restrained. On our latest visit for more than a dozen prior, the only note of concern was that all of the female staff were gone. Not clear what this might indicate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1 out of 3 is bad
    PablomccVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I had a great meal but the two other friends I was with didn't like their food at all. One had pasta and one had fish. Both said their meals were rubbery. The wine list was good. My steak was great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too rushed, lets food sit
    TopConventionMtgPlace
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Waiters are in a total rush to get you in and out. Very annoying. Food was not served fresh and hot, don't order the Haddock since it had some very strange sauce with bland flavor.
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  • Simply Wonderful.
    pesceveganVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My fiancee and I enjoy being able to relax and enjoy ourselves at Annabelle's from time to time. Wonderful food, great old-time feel with polished attitude. Check it out, you believe will be pleasantly surprised. Cheers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 637 reviews are from the Annabelle's Bar & Bistro reviews archive.
  • What a gem!
    live2eat
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food was delicious, service impeccable and ambience was very San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    sterlinghawk
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went with couple of co-workers, I had the cioppino and it was good however there was not much there. Co-worker had scallops and he left hungry. Other co-worker had steak, veggie and fries. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner outing...
    BobtVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Found this restaurant on Open Table, across the street from our hotel (Marriott Marquis). Easy to get reservation, yet restaurant was very busy when we arrived. Server was super friendly & professional, but service was a bit spotty, waiting at times for what seemed like quite a while to see the server again. Food was very good! Cioppino, a salad with grilled prawns & pasta with Italian sausage & veggies - we all enjoyed our dishes. We went for dessert & were not disappointed. Sea salt caramel pudding & espresso gelato, plus an Irish coffee were all excellent! Convenience, overall meal quality & general friendliness of Annabelle's staff would make us come back again when we visit SFO.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    A creative menu, with good options for vegetarians. The mushroom pizza was superb. Very good bar selections. Our server was very helpful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Undiscovered gem
    Afan
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Great food & service. Staff (all of them) were friendly and did an outstanding job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A treasure
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Locally grown, sustainable food that is fantastic. Good sized portion but not too much and service that was excellent. I've walked past Annabelle's for a decade thinking it was just another bar south of Market. Boy have I been missing out. The location is great and it's my new favorite. The server was super knowledgeable about how the food was prepared, flexible in changing the dish and a lot of fun
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem in San Fran
    Diane707VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We were very happy with our meal here and the ambience
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I've been to Annabelle's a few times before when I visited San Francisco on business and was looking forward to enjoying their cioppino again. Unfortunately, the calimari and shrimp in the dish were overcooked, as was the fried calimari my dining companion and I shared as an appetizer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for Market St venues
    bestnancyVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Finally have my go-to spot for pre-Orpheum or Warfield shows. Terrific service, delicious food and drinks and all within quick walk of parking and theaters. Cosmo lovers need to try their Centennial cocktail!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service
    Lancoman
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The food was great, but the service was phenomenonal. Made changes to the menu of cooking of food and substituted side dishes. The staff met my every request, and this high level of service occurred on multiple nights that I ste there. I would highly recommend this Annabelle's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great group dinner
    CalJ
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We were a group of 14 that dwindled to 11 by the time our event rolled around. The reservations area handled the large group with no problem. The waitress, Katie, was superb. Everyone was extremely happy with their food, from the pork loin to the pasta to the vegetarian pizza. The folks who ordered wine were pleased with the selection. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must in San Francisco!
    walt6633
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Food was amazing, great local farm to table concept. Inexpensive for high-qualify food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable Neighborhood Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Annabelle's is great when you need to attend a performance nearby - you can be in and out w/in an hour. The menu is reliable, the service friendly, and the noise level in the dining room is moderate so that one can carry on a conversation. What is particularly welcome is that some of the servers stay. In an industry where employee longevity is non-existent, it's nice to see familiar faces over the years - a sign the restaurant treats its employees well. We will definitely return when we have another event in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip the Resturant. Go to the Bar.
    CitizenSFVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    I've considered it one of my "secret places" in the city for years, always good for lunch when downtown or an afternoon cocktail on weekends; yet I'd never been to the actual restaurant. Now that I have, I won't again. The food was great, but the service was completely absent. Our server came by after a short wait and took our drink orders. When he returned with our cocktails, he took our meal orders, and we never saw him again. Well, that is an exaggeration. I could see him standing at the end of the bar, idly chatting with the host and bartenders while the kitchen staff brought us our food. My cocktail sat empty for the duration. I had to ask another server to get him so he could deliver our check. He'll remember me. I left him my $0.02
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific dining experience
    Rhinemaiden
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We loved all the food, from the deviled eggs to the earl grey creme brûlée and everything in between. Our waiter, Bruce, was extremely kind and patient with us, and made excellent wine suggestions. We were a little disappointed in the Moscow Mules, but The Other Olivia was a fantastic cocktail. We heartily recommend this restaurant. I would love to come back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large group, great experience
    Vicki
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We originally had reservations for 10, but had two additions when we walked in. The hostess said no problem and quickly added the extra seats and we were seated within a couple of minutes. Our party included people from the East Coast, Texas and LA. They all raved about the food. The bacon wrapped prawns and mac and cheese were instant hits. Our waitress, I can't remember her name, was great...even plugging in a couple of cell phones in the back. Everyone love the restaurant, food and service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Location, location, location.
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    My friends and I were catching a show at Yerba Buena, and Annabelle's offered the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before the show. However, the GDC was going on at Moscone Center, and the place was a mad house. The noise level was almost unbearable on the bar side although it was slightly better in the dining section. The food was fine, but nothing memorable and pedestrian. We had rotisserie chicken, pizza and a burger with some salad. A sweet potato bisque was the best dish. Our server was pleasant and helpful.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Undercooked mahi without a care :(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    So I'll start by saying I like Annabelle's. I've eaten here at least 7-8 times. It was always a great place. I'm not sure if my recent visit was a fluke, but: 1. My mahi-mahi was not done correctly. The fish was raw in the middle and the sauce on the plate was cold. We asked a waiter to heat it more (ours didn't even check to see if things were ok) The waiter saw ours and told him. 2. Our waiter DID NOT COME BACK TO CHECK. He didn't drop off the reheated fish, he didn't come back to ask if it was okay, he didn't apologize. I've worked as a server before, so I understand it's rough. But when there's a mistake like this made, you APOLOGIZE to the guest I'll definitely have to think on if I'd come back again. Really, really unfortunate.
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  • Annabelle's Bar & Bistro was
    Redmole8
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Annabelle's Bar & Bistro was a great exoerience. Fantastic food and great Ambience. We would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate