Annabelle's Bar & Bistro
Good, quick, great cocktails!We have been there twice for dinner before a movie. Food is consistently good and service was quick.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat restaurant with a central locI have been to Annabelle's several times and always enjoyed it. The food is very good. My only complaint is with the service. Several days after I made my reservation I received a call to confirm my reservation and to call back within 2 hours or my reservation would be given to another party. I didn't think that was necessary. I got there a few minutes before the rest of my party and the bar was full. I asked if it would be possible to be seated at our reserved table. I am a senior and I was told I had to wait for the rest of my party. There was hardly anyone seated in the dining room. When we were seated every thing else was fine. The wait staff was great and the food was really good.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMReally great spot.Really good food, excellent service and nice buzzy atmosphere. Wonderful experience even the though the joint was jumping with the Apple Developers Confab just kicking off. Had a really good time.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing luv luvThe food was amazing luv luv loved it and will definitely go back.:~)6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoyableWe love to have light meals here before ar after a movie or museum visit. Food and serviceable first rate consistently.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnerThe appetizer was good, shrimp wrapped in bacon, but the sauce was so spicy you lost the taste of the food. The Cod was excellent, and compared well to any seafood Restaurent. I would go back.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Pork ChopThe pork chop is by far the best I have ever had. The mashed sweet potatoes with goat cheese were also very good.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice near the actionIt's easy to walk right by Annabelle's and never really notice it. But step inside and it's a very pleasant place with an appealing menu and surroundings. Although the restaurant was fully booked, our group of four was able to talk and actually hear each other. Service was cordial and efficient and the dishes we had were tasty. Salads were great-looking and perfectly dressed. Loved the arancini - savory little rice balls filled with burrata. A special of root vegetables was delicious. Everything we had was a dish I'd order again except for the cornmeal-dusted calamari fritto, which were not bad, but not as light and tender as one might hope. This is a great choice close to Moscone, SF MoMA and the Market Street shopping district.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceThe service was excellent and the food was wonderful. This is a true bistro, loud and energetic atmosphere. Great drinks. Try the bananas foster bread pudding for dessert. It was outrageously good! I would dine here again.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFrench Ambiance/California FlareThis restaurant is one of my favorites in SF. Not pretentious, just great imaginative food in soothing yet festive atmosphere. I had the grilled asparagus salad the English short-rib, both of which were outstanding. My girlfriend had the tomato soup and the grilled salmon, which she liked very much. One of the great things about Annabelle's is the imaginative use of ingredients that one might not think of using. The asparagus salad used green olives as one of the ingredients, which added a distinctive, yet harmonious flavor to the dish. The bar is separate from the dining room and is quite energetic. The dining room is much calmer.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo people from our partyTwo people from our party ordered pork chops, one was perfect and the other overcooked. The presentation and accoutrements were lovely. My friend and I ordered Halibut which was fresh and delicious. Again the plate was dressed beautiful and delicious. I would definitely go back again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAnnabella's is a great spot.Annabella's is a great spot. I've been here for work dinners and recently for a birthday lunch for a friend. To me it's kinda pricey ... but worth it for a 'fancy' meal. The other part of Annabella's is a comfortable bar. It's low key, not overly loud, and a great place to stop with friends after work for a beer. Casual, and reasonable prices. The service for meals is stellar, the bartenders always friendly. My only complaint(?) more vegetarian options on the lunch and dinner menus please!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner placeThe food was good. We had a dinner reservation at 530. We told put waiter that we needed to be done by 630 since we had an event at 7. They where so good about getting us in and out. I will go back but next time I will not be in a rush that I can experience everything they offer!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food was great.Service and food was great. A little noisy but able to carry on a conversation. Something for everyone on the lunch menu. Had a reservation and was seated right on time.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid and accessible.Good food, good service and an accessible downtown location. Easy to get to by walking from downtown hotels and certainly adequate food.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly service! IceVery friendly service!
Ice creams were to die for4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff, while attentive,The staff, while attentive, was over-eager to clear our plates. We had five different servers attempt to take away food we were still eating. Likewise with menus, drink orders and desserts. They didn't discourage us from staying as long as we liked, but we felt incredibly hovered over.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived in San FranciscoWe arrived in San Francisco late on Saturday but still wanting a good meal. We were pleased that we could get a last minute reservation via Open Table. Our waiter was appropriately attentive and (bonus!) informed about gluten issues. Our food was delicious and the atmosphere was conducive to good conversation (not too noisy). All in all a good dining experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways reliably greatAnnabelle's is consistently excellent in all facets of being a great cafe-- we have enjoyed their high standards and creative menu items several times and we always feel very well treated and quite well fed.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgood experience hereI was here for a business lunch. friendly service. I liked the blackened trout sandwich that I ordered and the bacon wrapped prawns for apps. Didn't try much else. I wouldn't call it a foodie experience, but I really like this spot. Great space, good service, solid experience. I've been to the bar before for cocktails. very convenient location and good for meeting with friends or business associates4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding. NicelyFood was outstanding. Nicely done. Even with some special requests from our table, everything was perfect. We were not rushed and had a wonderful experience. Can't wait to go again soon.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBistor-riffic!This is a great casual place for lunch downtown. I met a pal and we sat by the window watching the world go by. Service was excellent. I had the Ahi Tuna Nicoise and my friend had the Pastrami sandwich. We both quaffed a Belgian ale. Although it stated on the OpenTable app that the place was $$$, we found it to be more like $$.
Overall, I'd go back for sure next time I'm in town. I'm always attracted to "bistros". They seem to have hardier food and a good selection of adult beverages.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I went for lunchMy friend and I went for lunch before a play at the Curran Theatre. The venue was excellen and the service was warm, friendly and attentive. The food was as wonderful as the presentation. I would go back to Annabelle's anytime!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a date night orclientGreat for a date night orclient meeting. Excellent food and servic.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with girlfriendDinner was very good; prices were reasonable; service was attentive & knowledgeable; ambiance was cozy and relaxed.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty Fare near convention centerAnnabelle's is a comfortable, casual place. Although the bar area was lively, our reserved table was ready when we arrived. The mixed greens with goat cheese and blood orange sections was fresh and tasty and the bacon-wrapped shrimp with chipotle cream delicious. For appetizers, these were generous portions. My husband enjoyed the arancini (I thought there could have been a bit more sauce) followed by the crab cakes. Service was attentive and friendly.1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM