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

Annabelle's Bar & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.annabelles.net/
  • 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.
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Annabelle's Bar & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (19)great for lunch (17)good for groups (16)notable wine list (10)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (7)special occasion (6)romantic (6)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fun Bistro near Union Square
    SFVisitorVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    I have lived here for 40 years and have never been to Annabelle's -- so after a movie at the AMC we decided to try it on a Monday night. We found it to be a fun, friendly little Bistro. Perfect for after the movie. They had Dubonnet blanc on the drink menu which was thrilling as that is a French aperitif that is really hard to find these days. We had soups and salads -- and you pretty much can't go wrong with that. The service was efficient and quick, we sat by the window and watched the people wander by. I would go back -- especially for the Dubonnet. Maybe sit at the bar this time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The braised short rib was unbelievably good. If my job wasn't footing the bill, I'm not sure I would return - a little expensive, but worth it for the most part. And it seemed to be more tourists/business people than locals/foodies. But overall a great pick for the area. Server was awesome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Everytime I am here for a convention, I eat at Annabelle's. Attentive serviced, updated menu, decent wine list. Had Nicoise salad, rare tuna was perfectly cooked. Consistently good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great 40th birthday party
    pope4president
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I held my 40th birthday party here. Everyone had a really good time, no one complained, the food was great, and the service was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find
    jjbirdVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This restaurant was directly across from our hotel in the middle of the city. It was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time is a charm
    Tagrove
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We ate at Annabelle's 3 times in two weeks. The food is consistently good along with the service. From the salad with fresh beets to the Cioppino or scallops, the tastes are superb. Reservations are recommended, especially for the weekend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Office Lunch Spot
    MMTLR
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    They did a great job with a group of 10 picky eaters. Everyone walked away satisfied with lunch and the atmosphere. Will definitely keep Annabelle's in our lunch spot rotation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little bit of everything
    JenniferD
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    There was something for everyone on this menu. We had a table of 10 and it was enjoyed by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Well located and quality food
    inhousemarkVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I needed a place near the Marriott on 4th street to meet an elderly relative and her family who were staying at the hotel and Annabelles hit the spot. They gave us a secluded table near the rear (unfortunately it was near the kitchen but what can you do; it was quieter there) and the food and service were wonderful. All 8 of us were pleased with the choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • average food, fair service
    EntertainingClients
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a reservation for 5:30, so we went to the bar when we arrived at 5:00. We asked, but the hostess refused to seat us with at 5:00, and again when we asked at 5:15 and 5:25
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice find
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It was a pleasure to dine here. the food was very good and service was fast. We enjoyed the quiet room.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dugbone
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The only negative about our experience is that we were seated at the entrance to the private dining area and there was a private party scheduled that night and the traffic was endless and annoying at times, especially when the guests for the private party would mingle near the entrance. Other than this, the experience was a very pleasant one, the service good, and the food was delicious.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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)
    RandomHumbleLogicVIP
    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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    • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 649 reviews are from the Annabelle's Bar & Bistro reviews archive.
  • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a business dinner
    PICKYVIP
    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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    • 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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    • 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.
  • 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
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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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  • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate