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Baker Street Bistro
Baker Street Bistro

Baker Street Bistro Details

  • 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 (415) 931-1475
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I keep going back for the subtle French flavors! Always a winner. The boeuf bourguignon was wonderful. The seafood stew amazing."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Overall a wonderful experience! A slice of Paris in San Francisco."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The service and food was very good -- mussels both ways are outstanding."
    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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The Baker Street Bistro was an excellent choice for French cuisine done expertly and served by energetic and caring staff"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Fabulous food, will be returning soon for the escargot, they were out of this world!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Visiting from Texas. We enjoyed the food so much that we came back the next night."
    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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "If you're tired of fake French food come here for the real thing!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "At last a real French restaurant! The food came quickly yet tasted fresh and homemade. The soup of the day was mushroom soup which the best mushroom soup i've had in a long time. I had a broccoli soup at another "French" restaurant recently which did not compare. Too much creme too little broccoli. This really tasted like delicious mushrooms. I also had the coquille saint Jacques which was perfect. My son had the steak tartar and was very pleased. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We have been eating here for years (20+) -- and, if possible, they keep getting better and better. Grandmere's down-to-earth and delicious kitchen. Moules Provençale come perfectly steamed in a HUGE bowl. The daily prix fixe (three courses for $20) is unbeatable for quality, quantity and price. Wine list is small and well-matched to the food. Reservations highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had a 6:30 reservation but didn't get seated till 7:00. The restaurant was understaffed. They told us to wait outside, but didn't offer us water or anything while we waited. There seemed to be only one waiter for the room which was full with about 30 diners. The table was small and the space was tight. My dining companion said the mussels were not fresh. The prix fixe dinner was just okay; a pork chop with a little tasteless gravy, mashed potatoes, mushroom soup and fruit for dessert for $20. I won't go back. It sounded good from the reviews on Check Please, but I won't go back. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The steak tartare and mussels were very good. The two steaks and beef bourguignon were good. The duck and the French onion soup were just fair. The food is not as well prepared as the food we had in Paris."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food was good not great. The service was good but not enough servers for the whole restaurant. The desserts were impeccable and the wine list was ok. We were caught off guard by the hostess. She was a little put off but eventually came around. Also, we noticed the chef going outside to smoke and wondered if he washed his hands before going back to the kitchen. That was a put off. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a wonderful French meal at the Baker Street Bistro! The food was excellent. However, there were only 2 waitstaff serving, and things were quite backed up. The restaurant looked and felt under-staffed. "
    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. "
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014