Baker Street Bistro
Baker Street Bistro

Baker Street Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bakerstreetbistro.com/
  • Phone: (415) 931-1475
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 2:30pm (WALK-IN ONLY); Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Danel de Betelu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Salut! Baker Street Bistro serves up the best authentic French cuisine in San Francisco. Our warm dining rooms are the perfect setting for your next private event. Chef Danel will work with you to personalize a menu that meets both your taste and budget.
  • Private Party Contact: Danel de Betelu 4159311475
  • Special Events: Special celebrations for Bastille Day (July 14), Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Lombard & Greenwich
  • Public Transit: Nearby bus lines include 28, 30, 41, 43, 45, 76
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Baker Street Bistro
Salut! Bienvenue à Baker Street Bistro! Serving up authentic French cuisine, Baker Street Bistro has been a neighborhood gem for nearly two decades. Pull up a chair on our sun-drenched patio for a leisurely weekend brunch or escape the San Francisco fog in our intimate dining room for a romantic dinner. Our extensive bistro menu includes French classics such as the Bourride (a rich seafood stew), Duck Confit, and Grilled Lamb Chops. Locals and French ex-pats alike swear by the fresh daily specials, Moules Provençale (mussels drenched in white wine, shallots, parsley, tomato & pesto) and Pain Perdu (fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon French toast). Owner & Executive Chef Danel de Betelu gladly brings a taste of his homeland to Cow Hollow. He leads a warm and welcoming staff who all shares a passion for great food. Join us for a taste of Paris, right here in San Francisco! Note: Brunch is first come, first serve. Brunch reservations accepted for parties of 6 or more only.
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Baker Street Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (73)fit for foodies (45)great for outdoor dining (32)romantic (25)special occasion (20)great for lunch (13)notable wine list (10)great for brunch (10)hot spot (3)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Disappointing
    GregF
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This got glowing reviews on "Check Please, Bay Area" so we were disappointed that food was mediocre, interior was a little shabby, and service was slow.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JohnR
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Heard about this restaurant on Check Please! Was delighted to get in on a Friday without difficulty and be seated and dined in style. Really enjoyed authentic French menu. Duck was terrific. Escargot the best ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Memories of France
    sonomavisitor
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Hubby and I visited Baker Street Bistro for lunch during a recent visit from the East Bay. The restaurant is unassuming...there are Health Department signs and other documents hanging on the wall. However, the warm welcome and homey atmosphere reminded us of visits to similar restaurants in Paris. The food was prepared without flourish and was great. Baker Street Bistro is a hidden treasure in San Francisco. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    QCON
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    With so many wonderful places in San Francisco it's surprising that a restaurant can sustain with such offerings. Two of us had the steak and both were small and about a fourth fat or gristle. The duck breast too was small and overly sweet. The mussels were just OK. The three other diners judged the fries to be of the frozen variety. Service was adequate but rather impersonal and aloof. Even if prices were much lower it would not be a value.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sad but True
    appleVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We arrived as restaurant opened. Were seated at tiny window table. Only one other table occupied. Ordered tuna appetizer and charcuterie plate, steak frites and cassoulet{ a specialty]. A huge disappointment. Steak went home to our dog. We hoped the Isle flotante {floating islands would be some redemption. A tough merengue served in a tiny bit of custard sauce. A truly sorry excuse for a French bistro.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine food/dumpy,dirty cafe
    bootguysf
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Although the food was superb the facility really needs to be renovated and cleaned up......it's frankly rather shabby and does not stand up to the fine cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I couldn't have asked for a more pleasurable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unpretentious and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We loved this restaurant-- it's reasonably priced, the service is charming, friendly and swift, the wine list is simple and reasonable, and the food was genuinely french, not at all "nouvelle", and excellent all round.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lisaVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I really love this place, food is always great-I feel like I am dining at a good friends home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • New for us = saw on TV!
    Homer4Food
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Saw on Check Please, so went for birthday celebrations.Restaurant did nothing to recognize our celebration (it was noted in our reservation); we brought along birthday napkins.We tried the 4-course set meal.Soup was OK (excellent texture and pure mushroom flavor and warm enough, but needed something for taste bud stimulation such as sherry or a bit of salt); entree was excellent (not the top cut of meat, but delicious sauce, with scrumptious whipped potatoes); salad was OK (very tender micro-greens with a light to-the-point-of-wondering-if-it-existed dressing; dessert was fantastic (lightly air-whipped chocolate mousse with cream and 1/2 strawberry). No soda refills;water glasses kept full. Excellent service. Will visit next to try reg menu
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We All Loved Baker Street Bistro!
    LoveToTryDifferentPlaces
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    My friends and I get together every few months for lunch. I drive by BSB regularly and have always wanted to try it. None of us had eaten here before, so I made a reservation for the 4 of us. What an wonderful dining experience! This is a hidden gem! The restaurant is charming (feels like being in a Paris bistro), the service is friendly and casual, and the food is yummy! Will come again. Next time with my family.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SuzanneandDick
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We had a great meal, reminiscent of France, great service, overall worth the long bus trip on bus 43 to get here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous French bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    If you want authentic French bistro atmosphere and cuisine, you must try Baker Street Bistro. The staff is great and the dishes wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little taste of France
    BlondieVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We enjoyed onion soup, escargo (best ever), lamb, and seafood stew. Everything was better than average.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place knows what it's doing
    DavidG
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Baker Street is where you go when you don't feel like chancing anything, but just want a reassuring, excellent experience. Great food, cozy French atmosphere, friendly and efficient service, good value. And they let us stay as long as we wanted even though place was full.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A super find!
    Gourmande
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Tried to make reservations at another spot and this was recommended instead. We had one of the loveliest, and most delicious, dinners ever. A lovely spot, fabulous salads, perfect (and very French bistrot!) food. They seamlessly accommodated our son with special needs and the evening was memorable for that also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected delight
    PattonyVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We think that we can understand why the neighborhood wants to keep this gem to themselves. The food exceeded our expectations. The service was great. The Baker Street Bistro is an establishment to which we will bring family & friends,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic French Cafe
    Xoxo
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My husband and I LOVE Baker Street Bistro. It is a cozy, authentic french cafe tucked in a neighborhood in Cow Hollow. The food is always amazing and the dinner special meal is an elegant French feast at a hard to believe low price. The chefs and hosts are the real deal, French, and they expect you to take your time and savor the meal along with their nice selection of wines. If you want to eat and run, consider waiting to enjoy Baker Street Bistro when you have more time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    btr2
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Where are we?? Oh, Yes, I thought for a moment we were in Paris!! We love this place with its homey atmosphere, attentive staff--I can even practice my high-school French with the waitress. The food is great--duck a L'orange is my favorite so tender it melts in your mouth!. Also good vegetarian choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweet, authentic-feeling French
    Maryanne224
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Sweet, authentic-feeling French bistro with a delightful menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food great prices amazing
    Akira123
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Absolutely loved this spot! The waiter was friendly, funny and helpful. The food was absolutely amazing the duck was perfectly cooked and the mussel were packed with flavor. It was the perfect date spot :D
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Barbara
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We were looking for something close to the Palace of Fine Arts for a before the concert dinner. I was intrigued by the menu and was not disappointed. Baker Street Bistro is a neighborhood jewel! We loved everything about the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited selection but Good food.
    Evita1VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Lamb chop was great and the scallops was awesome. I would also recommend the duck breast but not the seafood stew. The stew's broth was tasty but weak in ingredients. Don't waste your money on desserts. You can get something better at Starbucks or even Safeway. Good service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner
    moiaussiVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    And it wasn't even a special menu for the occasion! This little bistro, tucked away in a lovely neighborhood near the Presidio gate, serves amazing French food in an intimate cozy atmosphere at a bargain price. The steak Tartare was the best I have had in this hemisphere. The duck a l'orange and mushroom soup also were excellent, as were the profiteroles and pear tart.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's on the favorites list now!
    Reviewer1000VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We had dinner here Christmas Eve. The mixed greens with goat cheese were wonderful and the French onion soup was to die for! We had salmon and scallops - all cooked to perfection. And because it was Christmas Eve - we had to try the special Christmas Log for dessert! It was like marble sponge cake - so fun! We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rediscovery
    BobeatswellVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We live in the neighborhood and we were not thrilled upon a previous occasion BUT returned last weekend and had a wonderful meal, very pleasant wait staff and and a very festive evening! It is back on the neighborhood A list!!! We're so glad!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic french food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Baker St Bistro provides authentic and good french food. I really enjoyed the Cassoulet.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Quiet Monday Night
    JandJ
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    I have been here a few times in the past and always had a wonderful experience. Monday night, however seemed completely different. Did the restaurant change ownership or chef in the recent past? We both ordered the pre fixe dinner. The leek soup was so-so without a deliciousness I have come to expect. The trout seemed over-done and tasteless and the sauce too sour and did not complement the fish. The salad was completely ordinary and the dessert was cut up fresh fruit that seemed as if it had sat in the refrigerator overnight. We selected a French sauvignon blanc with the waiter's help and it was excellent, a Sancerre. I will not give up on this fine bistro, I will give it another chance before I quit it. Everyone can have an "off" night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always perfect.
    mamafishVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Baker Street Bistro's only flaw us that it us so Far from our DANVILLE neighborhood. Wonderful charm and tasty food. All you could want.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, outstanding service!
    JB53
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We were looking for a restaurant in the Marina area for dinner on Saturday evening and were fortunate to find Baker Street Bistro. I had the salmon special and my SO had the mussels. The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. Fortunately we used Open Table to get reservations or we would not have gotten in. They were very busy. Baker Street Bistro is a great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honeymooning
    TothemoonAlice
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    A friend recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed! They were super attentive and the food was very good. It was a beautiful little intimate cafe experience. Suffice to say, I was halfway expecting them not to pay attention to my email request to have a glass of merlot for my husband BUT they had it ready to go! I was SO impressed. We will return again for sure! oh they also called a cab for us since we weren't really sure where to go to get one since it seems to be tucked away into a neighborhood. NICE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    kenkw
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Tried the fix price dinner menu - chicken pasta as main dish - nothing special and size is on small side.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food Place
    SFFoodReviewer
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Great place to go for dinner. The tables are a little close to each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasant eve
    TriciaPVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    ...and can't beat the steak frites. Also appreciate one can taste the wine before investing in the full glass.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful neighbor hood bistro!
    StacyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I would recommend Baker Street Bistro to all! The best mussels in SF!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, personalized service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Excellent, personalized service. They called me to tell me they had found my cell phone case outside the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Re-Visited
    JJJRL
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    we used to go but have not been back in ten years and was very pleased to discover it was just the same. Excellent food and terrific service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy private hideaway
    WorldtravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    We were looking for a quiet French restaurant away from the hustle bad bustle of down San Fran! We found this small neighborhood gem with great food and romantic ambiance. Well worth the cab ride from Market St and would recommend for a couple looking for a private getaway!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great French food
    Spike
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Good French restaurants are not plentiful. This is one. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best of France
    DoctorFlamingo
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The menu was superb and included all our favorites from our many trips to France. Food preparation and presentation was excellent and service was attentive and rapid. They were very accommodating to let us in before opening time. Street parking was available at 5:30 pm. We had just spent the summer in France and this was a lovely way to extend our vacation. Will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate