Baker Street Bistro
Baker Street Bistro

Baker Street Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bakerstreetbistro.com/
  • Phone: 4159311475
  • 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
119 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (84)fit for foodies (47)great for outdoor dining (37)romantic (34)special occasion (31)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (14)notable wine list (13)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Intimate
    BlissWonder
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Was a perfect place for dinner with two friends, we weren't rushed, could hear each other easily, service was perfect, and food delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baker Street Bistro
    gnts9rs
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Baker Street Bistro always does an outstanding job. The service is knowledgeable and friendly. The food is excellent and if you want French wine, this would be a great restaurant to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful unexpected French gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had a lovely lunch on a weekday - was not what we expected, but we were happily surprised. The food and service were great, and we were able to enjoy a fantastic lunch in less than an hour. Parking wasn't easy, but the food was worth it. My friend had the Croque Monsieur, and luckily shared it with me - incredible (say it with a French accent)! My Poulet a la Moutarde was light and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    Local
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Baker Street bistro is fine as a neighborhood restaurant. The food is fine, but uninspiring. They are accommodating to changes in the menu selections. Given the vast selection of restaurants in SF., I would take a pass on this.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    paprika
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great Assiette Charcuterie, especially the pate (not a liver mousse a la Whole Foods but real pate), huge bowl of Moules Provençale and a hard to find Traditionnel Confit De Canard. Only gripe is the baked/stuffed tomato. Too much breadcrumbs, too little tomato! Our selection of Profiterole and Ile Flottante was unimpressive. Great, friendly, attentive service, good ambiance and plenty of parking. Will return for sure! Can't wait to try the lamb dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fantastic service
    ax4yu
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The Neighborhood Prix Fixe is the best deal ever. Where can you get soup, salad, entree and dessert for $20? No where but here!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LambooVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    First class dining experience in a down to earth and friendly place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - So So Facilities
    French4Me
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    A great neighborhood Bistro offering indoor and outdoor dining. The menu and wine are comprehensive and offer many options for food and wine. As usual, the option to enjoy some pate and cheeses (as a single appetizer), is not offered, so if the diner wants to enjoy this type of appetizer it is required to order both a large charcutiere entrée and a separate entrée of selected cheeses, much too much food for the single diner who wants to also enjoy a main course after the appetizer. I greatly enjoyed grilled lamb chops with tomato and goat cheese and potato gratin for my main dish. Although the food and service were outstanding the restaurant was much too hot. I would have been more comfortable eating al fresco.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bugmenot
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As noted, the food and service were excellent. Unfortunately, the tables are very close together, and we were seated next to a very loud-speaking and unpleasant foursome who rather spoiled our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for special occasion
    PattyP14
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We came to Baker Street Bistro for our wedding anniversary on the recommendation of one of our SF neighbors. We had our wedding reception, 21 years ago, at a NYC French bistro and wanted to replicate the food and wine we remember so well. Baker Street Bistro did not disappoint. My husband had the steak tartare, which was fabulous. I had the salmon, paired well with spinach and carrots. The wine options -- all French -- were outstanding accompaniments. We seldom eat desserts, but the strawberry, with balsamic vinegar and black pepper, and a vanilla ice cream was a great choice. We look forward to returning for a prix fixe dinner sometime in the autumn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveneighborhoodfindsVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We made a reservation for 7pm Sunday and were promptly seated. Great food and service. They were out of the prix fixe menu. The seating is "cozy".
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food & service! An SF GEM!
    greateverytime
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Bake Street Bistro received glowing reviews when featured on "Check Please." We went for dinner and now echo those rave reviews! The food was straight out of your typical Parisian bistro but their service was way better. Portions were generous and all flavors were spot on. Be sure to make room for dessert. It's a neighborhood gem tucked away in the corner of Cow Hollow, on a quiet block, just outside the Presidio. We're sure to make this our Go To place for authentic French cuisine. Tables are a bit tight but it's definitely not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a real gem
    gene
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Perfect for all occasions, book ahead for a date with your spouse or stop by when you are in the neighborhood!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baker St Bistro-deliciously French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We heard about Baker St Bistro on KQED's Check Please. It is a delightful find for visitors to the Legion of Honor or De Young who wish to combine a museum visit with lunch or dinner in a delightful French bistro. Our party had the mussels, risotto and cassoulet. All were delicious. The restaurant is small and luckily we found parking right across the street, although parking can be difficult in the area. We look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French subtlety
    SFSpirit
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I keep going back for the subtle French flavors! Always a winner. The boeuf bourguignon was wonderful. The seafood stew amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Inspired by rave reviews on Check Please, Bay Area, we booked a table at Baker Street Bistro for dinner after an opera matinee. We arrived early but were seated immediately. Service was pleasant and attentive, and the menu is varied. All the food we ordered was delicious, and the servings were generous. We thought that some of the plates were a bit pricey ($18.5 for a smoked duck salad, $28 for boeuf bourguignon), and were disappointed in the bread - sliced baguette that was chewy rather than crusty, but overall we enjoyed the meal, and have it in our list of good places to go in the City, although not necessarily on top of the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Baker Street Bistro
    foodieforlife
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Did not like how close the tables were together. You literally looked right into your neighbors eyes. We like more room between tables. My food was good, but my husband did not really care for his food. He ate it all but it was nothing to write home about, nor was mine but it was good as I said. We had seen it on a PBS program and decided to check it out. We drove 50 miles into SF. We're glad we tried it because we always like to try new things, however, we would not go there again. Since Crissie field and the Palace of Fine Arts is close by we walked around there afterwards.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SF Bay Area Check Please!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We saw this restaurant featured on SF Bay Area Check Please! and had not been there. The experience and food were better than depicted on the show.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Overall a wonderful experience! A slice of Paris in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as usual!
    Kapt
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The service and food was very good -- mussels both ways are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty food
    calgirlVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    For something different we thought we would have lunch at this neighborhood bistro that I heard about on "Check Please". The food was I would call "tasty" but not extraordinary. That said, we would try it again. I ordered the lamb stew and my husband had the steak frites. Our server was very pleasant and the atmosphere comfortable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French food done well
    Stevesf
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The Baker Street Bistro was an excellent choice for French cuisine done expertly and served by energetic and caring staff
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check Please Bay Area was wrong
    Someone
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Appetizers took 45 minutes to get to us, escargot was not warm enough. Husband's entree sent back for also not being warm enough. Food was mediocre, too expensive for the experience we had.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent French bistro food
    TBADGER
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Very fresh and delicious French bistro food prepared with thoughtfulness and love. Like eating in a small bistro on the Left Bank in Paris. Waitstaff very helpful and friendly. Small but excellent wine list, with tastes generously offered to help make a choice. Room is small, cozy and kitchy but fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baker Street Bistro
    restraunteer
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    When the reservation was made online, it specifically asked if this was for a special occasions--ie--anniversary, birthday, etc. I had placed birthday. But nothing was ever done that evening to honor that occasion-not even a cancle on the dessert. While the onion soup was very good, it was nothing spectacular. I ordered the lamb chops which came luke-warm, and there was more gristle than meat on the chop. Also, it came with no green vegetable. Not once did anyone come over to ask how everything was. They only did that after we were done. The staff were too busy either on their cell phone or chatting with some of their "regulars". We did order dessert which I think was the best thing I had ordered. The bill was outrageous.
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  • Warm, Low-key Excellence
    oaklandrater
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We revisited Baker St. Bistro recently after a long-ish absence and were so glad we did! This is a lovely neighborhood spot with consistent cooking, a low-key, French ambiance and attentive service. The traditional French menu (boeuf bourguignon, duck confit, coquilles St. Jacques, fish stew) benefits from updating touches--for example, zucchini and broccoli puree and red pepper coulis with the scallops--that keep the dishes interesting. Service is friendly and on point. You can carry on a conversation here! Baker Street Bistro is solidly back as one of our regulars.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Food at Baker Bistro
    GFOODVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This is a quaint small French bistro. This is the kind of restaurant that you would find on a small street in France. It's cozy and cramped. The tables are really too small. If you have any clumsiness in you, either you or an adjacent table will probably knock over your drink. As it happened, when people were being seated at the next table, they knocked over our glass of wine. No Biggie. The servers to the shawl, washed it and hung it up to dry. The food is excellent and fairly priced. The French onion soup was wonderful. The raw oysters were nice. They confused smoked salmon with smoked ham salad, but that's no problem as we ate both. And they were terrific. The Lamb stew was o.k. And the chocolate mouse was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Food
    foodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Fabulous food, will be returning soon for the escargot, they were out of this world!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    rose
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Visiting from Texas. We enjoyed the food so much that we came back the next night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    loved my escargot. oysters on half shell good and cold. Dinner salad vinaigrette great. French onion soup yum. Duck breast cooked perfectly, lamb chops great, lamb stew great flavor. The Beef Bourguignon, terrible, watery with no richness. Nothing like LeSecure restaurant in Paris, or what I have learned to cook at home. The mussels looked great, will try those when I return. Desert, Protfileroles the cream puff pastry part seemed stale, but ice cream and chocolate sauce was good. Frasises Balsamic was good with strawberries and ice cream. Waiter good and fast with service even though busy Friday night crowd. Only 2 misses out of 10, so overall pretty good, will go back and try more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic
    CHfan5
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    If you're tired of fake French food come here for the real thing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not wonderful!
    Terry
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had the $26 steak which was not grade A, at best grade C, very disappointing. Been here many times but not wonderful this round. There are better restaurants with better steaks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gnts9rs
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Baker Street Bistro combines great food, friendly service, and reasonable prices to create a complete dining experience. You may dine inside or out and have a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RE: First Time, Not the Last
    rockytonyVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    First time dining. Reservation was provided right on time. Courtesy was evident from host, and service people. Menu was reasonably varied, offering several tasty choices. I had settled on a goat cheese salad which was wonderful and the stew I had order was savory as well but a bit too soupy. Reasonable prices and nice ambiance. Small restaurant but cozy and intimate, Parking on street so get there a head of time. Overall I rate it as a restaurant well worth trying and we will be trying it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very nice place good food Owners were so nice I felt like I was eating at my grandmas house. Not pretentious at all. Very romantic
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Computer crash = No dinner
    Dinerabouttown
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had a reservation for late Friday night and the owner said their computer crash and they could not accommodate a table for two even though a table was available. We can only surmise they were overwhelmed...
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  • Delicious authentic French food
    Emjay
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My boyfriend and I saw this restaurant on PBS and since it's only a few blocks away we decided to try it, and so glad that we did. The service was friendly and accommodating. Even though they were busy the hostess found a great private spot in the corner for us. The food was impeccable, we started with the tomato basil and French onion soups. My boyfriend ordered the huge bowl of mussels that were so tender with an incredible white wine shallot and garlic sauce. I ordered the cassoulet featuring a tender but crispy duck leg, sausage, and tons of white beans with bacon. Absolutely delicious! We ended the night with the warm caramelized pear tart and strawberry coulis. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like being in Europe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The decor felt very European (and a bit worn, but just suitably so), and the ambiance was tres European. The food was really superb, and the service was friendly, suitably reserved, unintrusive, and perfectly timed. We went for our anniversary, and found it to be a great discovery. I'd highly recommend it, and will go back (more than once). I also found the prices to be reasonable (though not cheap of course), and the portions were generous - something unusual in a "bistro" enviroment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The mussels and French fries were some of the best I've had since Belgium. Enough for two people. Onion soup was delicious also. But the meat entrees were tough and disappointed my husband and a relative.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful French bistro food
    Judygecko
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We may have well been in Paris. The giant bowl of mussels and fries served French style was great. I had a fish stew in Lobster broth which was outstanding. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate