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 29, 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
  • disappointing. Shrimp on salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2008
    disappointing. Shrimp on salad special was old. Salad was tired. Calamari was greasy.
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  • Our party of six was allowed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2008
    Our party of six was allowed to linger well past the lunch. We ordered and ate, plates were cleared promptly and the service was excellent. Once we paid the bill, things changed. We chatted on for the hour and a half passed lunch, yet at this point, we were never asked if we needed anything else...and we did. Shame, as the food and service had been good until then.
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    notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • This was an unexpected surprise.
    traveler1tVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2008
    This was an unexpected surprise. This bistro is just a half block from the Metreon Theater and a great place to go after an afternoon matinee. This was "real" food, very well prepared and wonderful. Not an exotic or high fashion menu, but with excellent choices and reasonably priced. The service was superb. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the decor -- old San
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2008
    Love the decor -- old San Francisco. It must've been a bank originally because it still has its teller grills. My angel hair pasta with roasted tomatoes (thick and tasty), mozzarella and maranara was terrific and the dessert -- some hedonistic chocolate beast with a gooey center and vanilla ice cream on top -- was to die for. The chef came out to ask how everything was. The rest of us gushed. My mom tried to tell him her dish -- a chicken thing with lots of veggies -- was too heavy on the salt, but he appeared not to hear her, as his response was, "Thank you."
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • While I don't usually think
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2008
    While I don't usually think of a Bar and Bistro as a place for a fancy brunch, Annabelle's certainly broke that idea. I think if they added a more "breakfast" based brunch menu, the place would be packed.The dining room was quiet and I loved the art, and the histroric quality of the decor. Also, the location which allowed us to walk to other fun venues afterward. The food was not quite sparkling. I enjoyed the Ahi tuna, but the champagne dressing on the shredded salad was not very tasty. On the pastrami sandwiches the bread was almost charred. The comments I heard from the rest of the party were that the food looked great, but the taste, was only so-so. The service was friendly, but could have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • We were a party of six and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2008
    We were a party of six and had a wonderful set of meals. The pea ravioli entree was especially a hit.
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  • We loved the ambiance at Annabelle'
    CalLonVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2008
    We loved the ambiance at Annabelle's. Food was tasty (our vegan guests had no problem ordering a delightful assortment of dishes) and the service was lovely (attentive, but not intrusive as our main purpose was to catch-up with friends).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Annabelle's is obviously a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/31/2008
    Annabelle's is obviously a hangout for locals and a draw for those visiting. The bar is always crowded, especially late in the evening. The restaurant is filled with lovely dark wood and gorgeous fixtures. The chef is personable and charming, as well as talented. All the dishes our large group ordered were exquisitely prepared and presented. We selected Annabelle's last minute after deciding our initial choice wouldn't work out. They accommodated us quickly and were gracious with our special needs and requests. We were so satisfied that all 17 of us recommended Annabelle's to friends at the conference and most of us returned in the same week for a second (or third) time. I recommend Annabelle's highly for exceptional food and service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was okay, the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/30/2008
    The food was okay, the service was friendly but very slow. We had to wait forever to get the check, and the wqaitress was adept at avoidnig eye contact. My client and I were late to a meeting because of this.
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  • Good service in a quaint bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/10/2008
    Good service in a quaint bistro setting. Food is excellent as is the service....not a bad martini either....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • A little over priced but nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    A little over priced but nice portions considering the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We told them in advance we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    We told them in advance we were celebrating our anniversary and they did not recognize that (never mentioned it). At other places, they at least mentioned it.
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  • My friend and I liked the
    Megar
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    My friend and I liked the food but the service sucks! They made us feel like they're rushing us to leave by asking if we're done every 10 minutes. We think it's rude and when they that our plates were still full every time they come back to ask. I don't think I would recommend this place to other friends.
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  • The ambiance was great for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    The ambiance was great for a place in the city. The waiter was fantastic and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I treated my co-worker to
    August2014
    Dined on 5/22/2008
    I treated my co-worker to a birthday lunch. Restaurant is conveniently close to work place and a nice atmosphere. She and i enjoyed the food and we were served and out of restaurant in an hour. The waiter was very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • surprising for it's location
    ZephyrsHumanVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    surprising for it's location in a cheesy hotel, this restaurant is actually quite good. The bar had great drinks, the wine list had plenty of affordable options, the food was good, the service was good. I will return sometime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday at noon. Food was surprising
    WillBullas
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    Sunday at noon. Food was surprisingly dull. Caeser salad was barley dressed. Service was very slow, but we will return for another shot at the bar and appetizers.
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  • Cool little place across from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    Cool little place across from the Marriott in downtown SF. French 75 cocktail was a nice treat and the Caeser salad and Skirt Steak with Frittes were both very well prepared. I would definitely go back.
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  • This was my 2nd time at Annabelle's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    This was my 2nd time at Annabelle's and I am so impressed with the staff and the prep of the food presentation and wonderful flavors and wide variety of menu selections. I have told several people about this restaurant and I certainly will go back many times. The location is perfect if you're out shopping and it's a great place for a romantic dinner as well as groups.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They are excellent for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    They are excellent for lunch - quick service, good food, nice (not-too-loud) atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • there were five of us in our
    athomas01
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    there were five of us in our party and I was surprised to see the waiter had added 18% service fee on the tab. I eat out all the time and usually the automatic add on of tip is for six and more.
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  • My suggestion to the restaurant
    GracieVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2008
    My suggestion to the restaurant is to better describe their meals on their menu. My dish was much spicier than I like but nothing in it's description indicated that it would be spicy. My husbands' salad had large pieces of red onion throughout it which he dislikes very much.
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  • Our server Claudia was great
    takeachance
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Our server Claudia was great including the hostess. Great specials, awesome cocktails and desserts were phenomenal. This is perfect place to have a nice dinner then head to the the movies (Metreon or SF Centre @ Westfield) across the street. Will definitely be back, and very soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad, but not excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Not bad, but not excellent. Good food but overall the restaurant lacked a punch.
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  • Grain fed steaks were of utmost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Grain fed steaks were of utmost quality. It is so delicious that I cannot compare it with others that I had before.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an enjoyable dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We had an enjoyable dining experience. The service was efficient and discrete. Food portions were of a good size and fairly priced(for San Francisco). I would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Nice atmosphere and very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Nice atmosphere and very good service and drinks. Food choices were limited and mediocre, but it could have just been what I ordered. Bread was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mahi mahi was salty, beet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    mahi mahi was salty, beet salad was a mess, too acidic, not enough cheese, and not visually appealing
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  • I always enjoy dining at Annabelle'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    I always enjoy dining at Annabelle's; I try to get in at least once a month whether it is for a sit-down dinner or just drinks. It is a great space and very interesting group of people. My only complaint is that they removed one of my faves from the dinner menu (the pesto pasta dish..it was delish!). But really, everyone there is always pleasant from the hostess to the server to the waitstaff. Keep up the good work. I am glad that I finally decided to stop in instead of walking by after many years. Cheers,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • This was a chance choice that
    HungryBobVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2007
    This was a chance choice that tuened out very well. Our party of 4 enjoyed all the meals served. They were attentive and were able to get us out in time for our theatre show. i would recomend this place to any one who wants a casual atmosphere and a good meal. Not pricy either.
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