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

Annabelle's Bar & Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.annabelles.net
  • Email: annabelles@mosserco.com
  • Phone: (415) 777-1200
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was amazing, great local farm to table concept. Inexpensive for high-qualify food!"
    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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Ate in the dining room. Was good food, prompt service, but it's not the fanciest place in the world. I would definitely go again - but not really if I'm trying to wine/dine/impress."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Annabelle's Bar & Bistro was a great exoerience. Fantastic food and great Ambience. We would definitely come again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Whether you are going to dinner, meeting friends or just want to hang out at a bar Annabelles fits the bill. Good specialty cocktails; the Brooklyn and Angel's kiss Manhattan are my 2 favs. Hand made pastas and pizzas. Great entrees. Water service is perfect. Someone is re-filling your glass after you drink a third. Waiter stops by after a few minutes to check in snd see if the meat is cooked as ordered, is the food hot enough, did you get the sides you ordered etc. a great spot. Would definitely eat there again and recommend to other people."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Had lunch on Friday - had Crab Louis salad special. I very much like Annabelle's. Their Bouillibaise is fantastic. Little disappointed in the Crab Louis salad highly recommended by our server. So much dressing on the crab that you couldn't taste the crab. We got their last two orders of it so maybe a lot of crab was dressed at the same time so the crab on our salads was at the bottom, swimming in dressing, that being said, this will not deter me from going to Annabelle's. It's a great place and I highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My partner and I have been enjoying Annabelle's whenever we can, since moving to SOMA last year. This weekend, we chose to return for our special occasion dinner. Katy is a vibrant and personal server who remembers our favorite drink orders and enjoys recommending the specials too.There's a new chef with new entree's that are outstanding. Baby back ribs,shrimp with bacon and tasty salads too to name a few. Wyatt is the kind of front manager that everyone should strive to be. He is open,friendly and courteous at every encounter. Tonight he went above and beyond by providing us with celebratory champaigne. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with a window table view of the city street scenes that adds to the local charm of the downtown area."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "this was my second visit to Annabelle's. The first visit was a delightful surprise; while I expected a typical tourist response (poor service, bad attitude, marginal food quality), we had a quality experience. The bartender was so delightful that I wrote a fabulous review on *another* review service (yelp). So we went back. Negative staff attitude, limited interest in actually serving customers, but a big interest in drinking themselves. Your staff sitting in the front wearing uniforms while drinking manhattans and taking selfies does not add to the ambiance.The food was still good, but waiting 20 minutes in a bar to get a beer is not excusable. On to better things."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I will certainly return and recommend Annabelle's. Great food, wine and excellent service."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food is always quality in this aging and still great restaurant. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "As always Annabelle's was a prefect choice for dinner. Our server was super friendly, attentive and helpful. As was the host/hostess and bus crew. The menu is always the problem, there are too many delicious options to choose from! Go with a small group and order one of everything! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "So many great restaurants with memorable food in SF. This isn't one of them."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "I was traveling in San Fran for a tradeshow and we were looking for a place to get good "American" food. I was there with two other people and we all had different hamburgers which were all wonderful. The biggest surprise though was the tomato Bisque that I had for an appetizer. This soup was absolutely awesome. It was the perfect mixture of tomato soup, cheese and whatever else they use to make it a bisque. It was phenomenal, so good in fact, that we went back two days later for lunch and had the soup again!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Conveniently located across Marriott Marquis, I chose it to meet a friend who was in town for a conference and staying there. Not bad, but definitely not great. We arrived about 20 min early (6:40 with a 7:00 pm reservation). Many empty tables, but ours was 'not ready'. The service was also just ok, but just not great. The calamari as appetizer to share where again just ok, nothing special. I tried the vegetarian lasagna (although the have a different name for it, that is what the waiter described it like). If it had not been way too salty, it could have been a great entree. Altogether, not worthwhile coming back to."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My partner and I have been dining at Annabelle's as often as we can over the past year since moving to the city. We are always greeted promptly and graciously. The service meets our every request.The manager now recognizes us and makes sure everything is up to our expectations. There is a new chef on board who has managed to improve an already diverse and delicious variety of options. The drinks , dinner and desert never fail to please."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I was the lone diner this time but felt quite at home with many large loud parties - a lot of them seemed to be family parties. Also my server did not make the mistake of starving the singleton in favour of the noisier large tables. The restaurant is a bit plain inside - no designer showcase. But the food was really pretty tasty especially the shrimp starter. Very decent value for downtown San Francisco too. Excellent more reasonably priced option if staying in the many hotels round Market Street. From my observations of a January Friday night, booking would be essential most nights of the week."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Annabelle's had a classic restaurant feel. Not too stuffy, but a step above what you'd expect at a "bar." The patrons ranged from business types and families to tourists and your typical bar crowd. The food was flavorful, the brussel sprouts were delicious and the burger was huge! My daughter said that the mojito was the best she'd ever had. We would definitely visit again."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Service was excellent, nice old fashioned experience, table cloths, informal but professional, enjoyed staff no calling me by my first name, and Manhattans were really good"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "They hit all the points that ,make a restaurant great. Speciality cocktails, local or hand made dishes and great service. KT was our server and made several good recommendations. T Vine zin was one of them. We ordered several appetizers and an entree. She split the entree without us asking her to. She kept our glasses filled and checked on us without being intrusive. Wonderful evening"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Dining out over the Holidays can often be frustrating but Annabelle's is the "island of calm in a touristy sea". My guest for an evening of ballet at Yerba Buena is a fairly sophisticated traveler and was blown away by the food and the energetic but easy-going atmosphere of the place. We stepped out of the bustle and noise of all the holiday shoppers into a warm,cozy and friendly room; seated immediately ordered our cocktails and proceeded to try to choose which of the incredible seasonal entrees we would order. Our server made some suggestions, our most particular favorite was a roasted beet salad. I keep Annabelles on the top of my list for any special evening out in the City."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Food was flavorful, but our salmon and steak dishes were a little over-cooked. We were celebrating our New Year's Eve dinner at the restaurant. The wait staff was overly pushy in trying to turn the table, which really made for a less than satisfying experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Used to really like this restaurant, but the past two dining experiences (most notably the food) just haven't met my expectations. My favorite dish was the skirt steak and fries, but it hasn't been available the past two times I've been here. Had the braised short ribs this time and substituted au gratin potatoes for the polenta ($2 extra for the substitution). Both were just 'meh.' Didn't care too much for the glass of malbec I ordered, and again, dessert (bread pudding) was nothing spectacular. So sad (as this is a cute little restaurant, which is conveniently located), but most likely will try new places than come back here. I think the rest of my party (6 of us) felt the same way about their dinner as I did; no one was impressed."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Nice place that seems to cater to people in the neighborhood as well as guests staying at nearby hotels. Pasta and sausage are house made. The meal can be simple pizza and salad or elaborate. Entrees include a fish dish a few chicken dishes, several pastas as well as specials. Besides the included side dishes other sides are available a la carte."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "This is a great restaurant. Very comfortable, not noisy, relaxing. Great Service. Would definitely recommend this to everyone!!!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "A great neighborhood go-to with food you can count on to be tasty and a helpful staff."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Really nice looking, american feel. Clean and comfortable. Some of the food was very good too."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I love the vibes of this place! It's got a nice open feel - high ceilings and tables are not too close together. The frito misto was fantastic - very fresh calamari with two nice sauces. The garlic fries were also perfect for a starter - not over "garlicky". The cheeseburger was delicious but cooked a bit on the rare side, so order one level of doneness up. The salmon was also nice - fresh and simply prepared. The "smores" cake was super yummy - not too 'rich". I would go back to this restaurant if we were planning to attend an event in the area."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Old San Francisco charm combined with great cold weather comfort food. Our pizza with house made sausage, fennel and onions was delicious! The bartender was efficient and friendly. We look forward to going back soon!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We were in San Francisco for the day at Christmas time to see all the decorations and lights. I looked-up restaurants on Yelp and Trips Advisor and Annabell's Bar and Bistro rated pretty high on both so we gave it at ry. I think we were all pleasantly surprised by the ambiance as soon as we walked into the restaurant. Great location - not very far from Union Square and Market Street. The food was very good. We all had something different and everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "This was a very nice hide-a-way from the crowds of holiday shoppers. Everything was very good here. The Pork Belly was excellent as was the Tomato Bisque soup. The Mahi-Mahi was cooked perfectly and the forbidden rice made it interesting. I would eat here again, but be sure to make a reservation first."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Needing to book a dinner for 8 on a Saturday in the city during the holiday season proved to be difficult. Annabelle's was one of the few places left. I was a little worried it would just be ok but the place was great. Great service, food and atmosphere. We had a show at 8pm they got us in and out without feeling rushed at all. Everyone in the family enjoyed it will be a new place to go to downtown."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Nice spot. Cioppino does not include crab....which is weird for San Francisco in the middle of crab season. But it was good. Some of the clams in mine had not opened up, which means they are not edible. I have never had that happen dining out before and was very shocked. I alerted the waitress, and she promptly took them away and brought back a generous plate of grilled shrimp. Problem solved with efficiency. For that alone I would go back to Annabelle's. Wine list was a bit short. Only 2 Chardonnys by the glass? Atmosphere was dark and bistro like, very nice on a cold winter evening. But table was lit enough to read the menu...another pleasant surprise! FYI...great ceasar salad dressing!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013