Bar Agricole
Bar Agricole

Bar Agricole

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.baragricole.com/
  • Phone: (415) 355-9400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar opens at 5pm.
    Dinner Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm - 10pm,
    Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm.
    Saturday & Sunday brunch 11am - 2pm.
    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Melissa Reitz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Please email events@baragricole.com to arrange a dinner, brunch, cocktail party, office happy hour or any special event in our private dining room or garden patio.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Folsom and Harrison
  • Public Transit: Nearest BART station is Civic Center. Nearest MUNI train stop is Van Ness. Muni lines within one block of the restaurant: 9, 12, 27 and 47 lines.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available, but limited. Public transit, Uber, Lyft or taxi are recommended.
A word from Bar Agricole
Bar Agricole is a contemporary tavern situated on an industrial block of San Francisco’s SOMA district. We feature traditional cocktails from spirits that celebrate the rich tradition of farmhouse distilling, natural wines, and Northern California cuisine made with ingredients sourced from local organic and biodynamic farms.
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Bar Agricole reviews from OpenTable diners
161 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (107)great for outdoor dining (90)hot spot (54)special occasion (50)vibrant bar scene (50)good for groups (50)neighborhood gem (43)romantic (42)great for brunch (21)notable wine list (19)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Eclectic
    MarketGirl
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Excellent food to share, with unusual ingredients; great cocktail menu with delicious mixed drinks; and wonderful music choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Brunch
    Lammy
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Bar Agricole is everything that you look for in a brunch spot. Incredible ambiance, amazing food, and quiet enough that you can kick around for a few hours without anyone rushing you out. The service was super friendly and attentive and our group enjoyed all of our dishes a whole heck of a lot. I regret that we didn't try any of the cocktails that BA is famous for, but 11am is still too early for me. When I come again, I'll definitely try to be seated on the patio outside, it looked beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner experience in sf x 2
    eaterVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We have only eaten here twice- with many months in between, AND everything flavor we have been served has the has elegance and flare. Flavors are crisp, blended and I had an extremely happy palate! Even the coffee is remarkably delicious! The atmosphere is a subdued, grand, warm, yet colloquial. The waitstaff is great and also seems to blend into the sf background. Very special meals though many go there in street clothes. It seems just easy with a high standard for cuisine. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a quiet get together
    BeachyGalVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The perfect locale for a tete-a-tete to catch up with a friend. Excellent drinks, nice little bites, attentive service and, best of all, we did not have to yell to make ourselves heard. In truth, the place was lightly populated- actually patrons were dispersed throughout the multi-level venue which made it comfortable for everyone. Food was better than okay but a tad pricey for the portions that are touted as shareable. As lite bites, yes, but I left hungry after plunking down $70 for my half of the bill with one drink and one glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Would have been great, if not for the construction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My friends and I hit Bar Agricole for Saturday brunch. We even made a reservation, just in case it was busy! I know how brunch lines in SF can be and I definitely wanted to avoid that ridiculousness. The restaurant was rather empty for 11 am on a Saturday, which I would assume was prime brunch-time. The back patio is lovely; there's a little waterfall in the corner and it feels very rustic-chic...like something out of a hip edition of Better Homes and Gardens. My only complaint about the experience was the noise of construction at the building next door. It was loud and distracting. I wonder how long that will last. Oh yeah! The food. The food was solid. I had a baked egg and meatball concoction with kale and garbanzo beans. Delectable. Our party shared the little huckleberry muffins, which were superb, if overpriced. All in all, a nice experience. I'd go back, especially after the neighbors finish their construction!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    saucierGauche
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Once again, Bar Agricole was an unmatched pleasure. I recommend the farinata and tequila fixe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall a disappointment
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    As there were many online raves about the food at Bar Agricole, we decided to try it for dinner. My husband had a salad to start, while I went for the clams and black cod. Both of us ordered the skate for the main course. Both starters were at best unremarkable. The skate was a spongy mess. The pumpkin flavored s'more cookie dessert erased the taste of the previous course, but in truth, I would have preferred a regular pumpkin pie. So overall, if grading generously, our dinner experience rated a C-. Service receives A for effort, but B- for execution. We didn't get around to trying out the cocktails as we had a bottle of unremarkable wine with our dinner. Forget about the food, but the cocktails might be worth a try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This was our first time to try Agricole. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Very knowledgable. Food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pendo
    sfpendo1
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My last experience at BA was disappointing. Execution was really off! I was embarrassed, because I treated a friend to brunch for her birthday and the food and drinks were not good. The dishes were mediocre to downright amateur. I'm a decent home cook and could have executed a far better meal. What happened to this place? My $140 (including tip) for brunch was a waste. The competition in this city will put BA out of business if they don't step it up.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • still good after a few years
    groupoutingVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    bar agricole holds on to expertise with cocktails - handmade and actually worth the wait for a change. food excellent, and the atmosphere makes for a great night out. go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for the drinks!
    Mein
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Drinks are truly special! Personally love the House Oldfashion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really wanted to like this place
    Sbernard
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Our res was at 7:45. By the time we ordered they were out of 3 things on the menu. The food was good, but our dish was cold when it came out and I was still hungry when I left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Visit for Brunch
    YelpyVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This was my first visit to BA for brunch and it was outstanding. We sat outside, drank great wine, tons of good food and had attentive service. I will make this my go to brunch spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for groups!
    GoodTiding
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is a great place if you need to catch up with friends. I would definitely recommend sitting outside since you can have conversations without having to shout over each other. The service is not up to the mark. We had to keep inquiring about our drinks from our waitress. Their cocktails are good and they can cater it to your tastes. Food was great but the portions were relatively small. Overall a great place to catch up with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot for a Business Dinner
    CaligalVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I needed a fun place to take some sophisticated work colleagues from Tokyo, and was so glad we went to Bar Agricole. I've been there a number of times, but never knew they had an area downstairs that serves as a semi-private dining area. We were joined by a few other groups as the night wore on, and it made for a festive atmosphere where we could still converse easily. Great service and an inventive menu made for a perfect SF night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of top choices in San Francisco
    BillOVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Still among the top places for us to go. Excellent decor, warm and inviting staff and great meals. We had an enjoyable time with our friends and loved the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazingly good for vegetarians!
    megregVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've eaten here many times, but this time was with two friends who are vegetarian. There are so many excellent, well-prepared and delicious veggie options that everyone left happy. The pork meatballs weren't bad either. Overall one of the best food meals I've had here. Service, on the other hand, continues to be sporadic, badly-timed and generally poor relative to the overall "niceness" of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't really recommend:
    elphdriver
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I had high hopes for this restaurant, as I checked out reviews (Yelp reviews were all over the map, so I should have suspected . . .) and took out of town visitors. The look of the place is very nice, service awful, food hit and miss, portions miniscule, drinks okay (I expected more when the bar is James Beard noteworthy). We sat for 15 minutes with water. Finally a waitress came to take a drink order, that took another 20 minute to arrive. In the mean time we received the first small plate. Food seemed extremely expensive, not much to share (even with the larger sharing plate). I would recommend AQ based on surprising and delicious food, my bottom line here: expensive and meh
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  • great encore
    gregorioVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    returned to dine after 6 weeks and was not at all disappointed---food has firm, interesting flavors; servers very knowledgeable; spent 3 hours at table and was not hurried...very european pacing. If you sit inside, things get noisy after 8...quite fabulous outdoor-indoor space with live, acoustic guitarists...will go again and again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Bar Agricole is very full of itself. As if they are doing you a favor by allowing you to eat there. The menu is limited with many items containing unusual ingredients. However Aloof and condescending service combined with extremely over- salted food, left me feeling like A sucker for dining there. The outdoor dining space is lovely, until someone parks right outside with a subwoofer blasting for half the meal. I would not go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great on the patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Third time here for my grown children and me. Inside, we've found it hard to talk. This time, day had been hot so we chose patio. Six of us seated at the end talked all evening. Waiter slow to nonexistent after awhile, otherwise, delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good
    AjwsfVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great cocktails, good creative food, attentive service, fantastic modern atmosphere
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was inattantitive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    They put us in a high backed booth at the end of the restaurant facing the parking lot and we felt like we were isolated, no one came by to see what we would like to drink, I had to get up and ask the bartender for a server. The service was poor, they did throw us a desert and a free entre (which was very salty) as an apology. I would not go back there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    EatSFVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I had heard great things about the restaurant. Food was cold and not great. Service very slow---probably reason for the cold food. Waiter also came by to confirm order. Got it wrong.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and inviting
    nocheese
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I came here on a Saturday night for a cocktail and good meal. The atmosphere was modern and illuminating! You should see the multi-glass tube fixtures that cascade from the ceiling. The waitstaff was attentive and didn't mind us ordering a drink off the menu despite all the choices (we were going by a recommendation). We had the tomato toast as an appetizer and it was so good we ordered another with our meal. Their menu items change regularly and the ingredients were fresh and unusual. My husband had the roasted pork loin, so tender and a sauce that was not overwhelming. I had the Farinata (chickpea crepe) with fennel and arugula. We both shared so these to dishes were a great compliment to each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay brunch
    lauraVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Very pretty restaurant. The entrees were just okay and were somewhat small portions - baked eggs, scrambled eggs and fried eggs. The scone and biscuit were excellent as were the coffees and grapefruit juice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Buklaobao
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I would recommend this for almost anyone. My wife are and I are food snobs and we had absolutely zero to complain about. Will be coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprising!
    SHOULE
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A little expensive but worth the whole experience! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • green space with great food
    JJfoodnutVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    the restaurant is in a Leeds certified building and very green friendly. But the food is very good and inventive. Flat bread, raw salmon, even the chicken was fantastic. It's a keeper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar Agricole is better than ever
    DaveC
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I took my dad to Bar Agricole, as he's not in town very often and its one of my top places to introduce people to. My dad likes quieter restaurants, which Agricole is not, but they did give us a booth near the back which helped. Also at the last minute they allowed us to add one to the reservation, very welcoming. Both the food and bar service were excellent. My dad's favorite restaurant of his trip so far. And mine too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional Food, Exceptional Noise
    PrinceOrloffVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food is truly exceptional, even for a jaded old gourmand like me, and you have the option of ordering a full portion or a scaled-back portion of most of the main dishes. The waitstaff is very friendly and for the most part efficient, but there can be long gaps between courses. Too bad the noise level is deafening. Though we were ensconced in a booth with very high backs, we still had to shout at each other to have a conversation. There's a tented outdoor area that looks like it would be a better place to sit if you want to engage in conversation during your dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch this year!
    NinjaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were seated in the outdoor area which is charming. I love that dogs are allowed. The environment was very casual, as some diners were still in their running clothes from the AT&T event. I was so happy to see Drake's oysters! I would have loved some fresh horseradish and cocktail sauce in addition to the mignonette. I LOVED the scrambled eggs with goat cheese and smoked eggplant. The pesto cucumbers were genius. YUM YUM YUM. I also ordered a side of bacon, and washed it all down with a cup of black Verve coffee. I saw another diner order a mouthwatering Huckleberry scone. Missed opportunity...this time. I WILL BE BACK! Service needs a little tweaking because the servers seemed either confused or nervous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabtastic Spot
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    One of the BEST places to dine in the city. It took me a while to make it here because of dining options in SF but will definitely go back sooner then expected. Everything across the board was brilliant, well executed and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All fish dishes were outstanding
    SFLocalVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We did all fish - salmon, halibut, salmon on plank, roast squid - and everything was perfect. Also liked the ambience and the skylight light features (they will show you a book of the skylight artist's work if you ask).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunate twist
    daronakira
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Already a huge fan of Trou Normand, I was excited to finally try Bar Agricole. The design, decor, and cocktail program did not disappoint, and service was spot on. Food seemed slightly pricey given the preparation, portion, presentation, etc. but everything tasted very good. The waiter noticed my date was losing her voice and brought a special tea (with lemon, ginger, and star anise) which was greatly appreciated. An unfortunate discovery toward the end of the meal spoiled the mood, ruining what had otherwise been a terrific experience. The waiter handled the situation as best he could (not his fault), but our confidence was shaken. I'm certain this was a rare misstep, but will have trouble recommending the spot for some time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The meal was very creative and just a terrific use of ingredients and presentation. The only drawback was the size of the portion comparable to the price. We definitely left hungry given the small size of the portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food excellent, service great. They have a special meat dish every night. The night we were there it was pork and really good. The sea bass was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable but not memorable
    SamanthaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our meal was enjoyable but for the price not particularly great. I think there are probably better options in SF for the price.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A menu worth fully exploring
    Allijean
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As a group of four, we shared dozen oysters, 7 small plates, 3 entrees and 3 desserts. Almost everything was outstanding: tomato toast, olives, ricotta flatbread, sea bass, pana cotta, quail and more... The low spots were that the lamb entre was pretty bland and the raw scallops were a bit fishy. The cocktails were delicious. Service was attentive and friendly, space is gorgeous! We all left incredibly happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, but SLOW service.
    CourtVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was here with a group of 8, and we ordered our meal family style, as directed. The food was ultimately delicious, however, a meal that should have lasted 2 hours took FOUR HOURS. There must have been a timing issue in the kitchen. There were other groups seated in the downstairs room also, and I watched as teams of waiters brought out their entrees in huge batches. We, however, had to wait a full hour between them clearing our finished appetizer plates and being served our entrees. This was a super long wait, which forced us to drink an extra round or two just to fill the time and our stomachs. I think the food here is stellar, but I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for groups. I'm not sure their kitchen and staff can handle it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic