Bistro 10UN
Bistro 10UN
  • Address:
    1130 Market Street, 10 UN Plaza, 6th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Neighborhood:
    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

Bistro 10UN

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistro10un.com/
  • Phone: 4152764048
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Kimball Jones
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Street
  • Public Transit: Civic Center Bart
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bistro 10UN
Students Learn the Reality of the Restaurant World
The Art Institute of California - San Francisco is proud to announce the opening of Bistro 10UN a seasonal, friendly, and affordable student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco in the heart of San Francisco's Civic Center district.

"We're thrilled to solidify our place in San Francisco's culinary arts community with the opening of Bistro 10UN," said Art Institute of California - San Francisco President Byron Chung. "Whether the students are working in the kitchen or taking orders, it's an opportunity to learn all the facets of the restaurant business, preparing future culinary professionals for careers in the Bay Area and beyond."

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Bistro 10UN reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (14)neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (3)special occasion (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Dennis
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was mediocre. No spoon served with soup dish. Waiter was unattentive.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veru special find
    Foodie2
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Bistro 10UN is a real jewel in the Civic Center area. I don't want to say too much, because it's such a great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value for lunch
    teddysf
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Enjoy a nice lunch in a quiet and pleasant environment where food is excellent and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Needs A Little Work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    6 Co-workers and I went to Bistro 10UN for a Birthday celebration. We made the reservation 2 months in advance knowing their limited availability in service days & hours. We were seated right away, drink orders went in, and took our meal orders (ordered everything at the same time, including dessert) promptly. Our first course took about 20 minutes to come out, then a longer wait for the 2nd course, all in all we spent over 2 hours for lunch. The food overall was good but they need to work on service, from serving at the table to getting the food out of the kitchen. We do understand that these are students, hopefully these comments can be useful. We will come back at a later time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food at a great price
    zhangirls
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Delicious gourmet food. Each dish is prepared with great care. Lemonade is to die for. Cannot believe students are doing the cooking. Manager is very friendly. And price is UNBELIEVABLE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cynthia
    wing2kwong3
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food and great service by Melissa and Elliot! Would definitely go there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Bistro 10UN
    SharoncsVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I love this place but the service can be hit or miss and this visit it was a miss. I went with a party of 5 and as we were seated were were told that half kitchen staff were not there so instead of 5 choices for an appetizer and main there were only two and one dessert (wisely chocolate). Then they ran out of rolls so we only got three and they were trying to make more which we eventually got towards the end of the meal. It took forever to get our main courses and it was not that crowded. I hope this just was a one off - the food was still delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • great lunch
    Mel08
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The three course lunch was so delicious. Every course was tasty and portions were just right. Homemade lemonade was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 79 reviews are from the Bistro 10UN reviews archive.
  • Great value
    teddysf
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Bistro 10UN is a place you can bring a friend for a special occasion and spend half the price you pay at a fancy restaurant. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice option near civic center.
    RichVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Enjoyed the mahi mahi and the dessert, a great place for a reasonably priced upscale lunch. .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Experience!
    Sandy94901VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Bistro 10UN is uniquely wonderful. We took our friend for her birthday. You have to keep in mind that everyone is in training and it does show a bit but that is also what makes it special. We so appreciated the effort everyone was making to create an excellent dining experience. I would say overall the food was excellent but there were some misses in each course. My biggest disappointment was that, while perfectly prepared to medium rare, my steak was cold and tough. However, the mushroom soup was perhaps the best I have ever tasted. I will definitely return. It is a great value but also wonderful to support these culinary students!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro 10UN
    SharoncsVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The secret seems to be out that this is the best deal in town. The food is excellent and the service is usually good. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Wonderful 3-Course Meal for $15
    Bargainhunter
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    What a bargain, and a nice restaurant in the Civic Center area. Students servers aim to please. Many choices available for appetitizers, main course and dessert. Can't be beat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little bland!
    1sttimedining
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We each ordered the mushroom soup, which was served slightly warmer than room temperature and was very bland. Although the soup was fresh, it could have really used some seasoning; fresh garlic, onion, basil, etc. could have been cooked into the broth. I ordered the salmon, which was cooked well but completely unseasoned. The side dishes were much more flavorful than the main dish. Even some basic butter, lemon, pepper, or garlic would have made the dish better. My friend ordered the flat-iron steak, well-done, but it came back bloody and she had to send it back twice before it was cooked thoroughly. The citrus chocolate desert was good and different, but the apple tart was flat and tasteless.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Lunch Deal in SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    This restaurant is located on the 6th floor of the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California - San Francisco. The restaurant is actually a LIVE classroom where the senior level students showcase their Culinary prowess to the public. The Bistro10UN offers a 3 course option, and a two-course option, but 3 courses for $15!!!..... who can pass that up. Everything is made in house and very fresh and seasonal. If you haven't tried this lunch spot yet, you are truly missing out! Their hours are short (because of the class times) from 11:45am - 1:45pm Wednesdays through Fridays. I highly recommend making reservations in advance because they do sell out often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great value
    jhfeinbergVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Excellent food attractively served...three course lunch for $15.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wish there was more time
    IwillBback
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Everything was very good. However, make sure you have more than 1 hour for lunch in order to enjoy the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 Course delight
    Chaz
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I took a friend for lunch last week. This was his first visit and my second. This experience was just as good as my first. The 3 course lunch was delicious. We each ordered a different salad and we both had the grilled swordfish. This was one one of the best fish I've ever had. The sauce was very flavorable and the entree itself was a good size. The staff is all very pleasant and the $15 cost is a real bargain. I highly recommend this student run restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, friendly servers
    fsfguy
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    Hidden on the 6th floor, this is a great place for lunch, the food prepared by student chefs is an amazing value. You'd pay much more for a meal of this quality anywhere else. The swordfish was perfectly prepared and the lamb shank was delicious and a large portion too. The atmosphere is a little on the corporate side though the food makes up for it.
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  • Great food for very good price
    Yoyo
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    we always come back every semester for a different menu. i have not have anything that i don't like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food - ridiculesly inexpens
    Chefanie
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    The food is creative and well-prepared and the selection is enormous For a classroom run café. All the cooks are students all the servers are students and they do amazing stuff. $15 get you three-course meal with many choices. There is no reason why this little café shouldn't be booked to the fullest every single production date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    bmbmVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Wonderful food and service at an outstanding price. I will return. Thank you
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro 10UN - Best kept secret
    SharoncsVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    You really have to work or be visiting the neighborhood at lunchtime to enjoy Bistro 10UN, but it is totally worth it. The 2 or 3 course menu gives you good tasty food, large portions for a great price - what more could you want. Sure at the beginning of the semester the food may still need a little work and the service a bit shaky but as the semester wears on both get better and better. This time I had the wedge salad and the salmon with soba noodlles - both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly and cool
    BigSis
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    It was cool being able to peer into the kitchen while the chef and students were preparing the food. The staff was very friendly. The menu was not too impressive, which is understandable seeing as it's a student/learning restaurant. The food was well prepared and delicious. I thought the main course could have used an interesting vegetarian option, considering SF is usually pretty veg-friendly. Overall, a very cool experience, and at a great value. I would definitely bring friends to this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great QPR
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    We've eaten here before and this time confirmed our experience as a place to get dinner sized portions for lunch for excellent prices with taste to match. luv it
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a cool experience
    OutdoordinerVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    I have to say, I had my doubts as I was walking down Market Street to get to this restaurant...and I was taking a client here! But what a terrific place it was once we got to the restaurant. The artsy nature of the building and the people getting on and off of the elevator only added to the ambiance. I wanted someplace a little fun and a little different to go to...this fit the bill. The food was fantastic, and it was a wonderful place to just hang out and leisurely dine. I have already told many people about this place, because I think it is a hidden gem. I will definitely go back and introduce it to other friends.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not school food!
    TildonkerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    This is a culinary school and this was my second visit and the food was as good as the first time around! All three of us enjoyed the tomato salad and the salmon. As for the cost - you just can't beat three courses for $15! I am looking forward to returning when the menu changes.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Food was delicious
    95SeventhStreet
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    The appetizer, entree, and dessert were absolutely delicious and the portions were just right for lunch. I like the fact that they use seasonal vegetables and fruits for their meals. Will definitely come back.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    RdtheWrldTrvlerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    A must visit. Great prices, gourmet food. Do not miss a visit to Bistro 10 UN. We go all the time for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • School Food!!
    TildonkerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Food cooked by the students of this culinary school! We were so impressed and enjoyed all our courses - 3 for $15!! Unbelievable value for the money and we were more than happy with our soup, salad, mahi mahi, pork and desserts that my friend and I had for lunch. It's like a little secret by the Civic Centre that we have now discovered and will definitely re-visit! Will definitely be going back soon!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Undiscovered gem
    Jared
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Hidden above the bustle of market st and in plaza sits this gem of a culinary treat where students make delicious meals. The food was beautifully presented, fresh and delicious. A three course meal for a a nominal $15 with tips going toward student scholarships. What a lovely experience!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to dine at lunch
    DDDD
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    I only ate here twice at lunch during the work week, so I don't know about dinner meals. The price is reasonable. The salmon dish was great. Vegetables always cooked just right. The chocolate mousse for dessert was delightful. Go with a group but not more than four. You will need reservations which are convenient on line. The only unpleasantness is right outside the building entrance the neighborhood, "bums" are allowed to congregate and could harass you, so be wise and vigilant. So, I don't know what the area is like at night. The convenience of the location-right near BART, bus, and trolly at UN Civic Center, so this place is very accessible.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five days in SF
    hillybilly
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    In the five days we spent in San Fran this was by far the best and cheapest meal we had. Other restaurants we ate at, even those recommended on Trip Adviser, were disappointing. We would certainly recommend this little training restaurant to anyone staying in or near Market Street.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality ingredients, local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Quality ingredients, local and organic, paired with excellent cooking skills, The prize is unbelievably affordable. Keep up with your superb work. I am sure that your students will become great chefs.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • great food with city view
    9Foodies
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    This gem of a restaurant is steps away from Asian Art Museum and Davies Hall. Plan on lunch when you have events to attend there as long as it is during the matinee hours. The price is unheard of for a delicious above average 3 course lunch served in such a refine and leisurely manner. Rich and dark coffee!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    This is a well run restaurant by students and a good value!
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    great for lunch
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  • It was great!
    EatReal
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    This was my 4th time coming to Bistro 10UN. The food has been consistently delicious. I have introduced three people to them and they have all been very favorably impressed by the food quality and value. They all promised to patronize Bistro 10UN in the future and to introduce it to others. I would recommend them without reservation, though I do recommend you make one to come here for lunch!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • I love Bistro 10UN
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    It's my 4th time at Bistro 10UN and each time I've invited different colleagues. Everyone loves the food, service and ambience. There's talk of having our Christmas Holiday Luncheon there.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent dining experience
    teddysf
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    My co-worker introduced me to 10UN Bistro. And I've been bringing friends ever since. I want them to experience the excellent food, and service of our future restaurateurs and chefs.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • I love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    I brought some of my coworkers and they love this place too. They loved the Arnold Palmer, the Vietnamese Salad, the Grilled Hanger Steak, the Scottish Salmon, the Chocolate Mousse. We could actually carry on a pleasant conversation during our meal because of the sound proofing on the wall tempering the noise outside. The servers were very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.