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

Bistro 10UN Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistro10un.com
  • Phone: (415) 276-4048
  • 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."Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The three course lunch was so delicious. Every course was tasty and portions were just right. Homemade lemonade was very good as well."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed the mahi mahi and the dessert, a great place for a reasonably priced upscale lunch. . "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Excellent food attractively served...three course lunch for $15."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Everything was very good. However, make sure you have more than 1 hour for lunch in order to enjoy the meal."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "we always come back every semester for a different menu. i have not have anything that i don't like."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Wonderful food and service at an outstanding price. I will return. Thank you"
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "A must visit. Great prices, gourmet food. Do not miss a visit to Bistro 10 UN. We go all the time for lunch."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/22/2013
  • "This is a well run restaurant by students and a good value!"
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/1/2013
  • "Where else can you go for a gourmet $15 three-course meal with entrees like salmon from Scotland! = )"
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "I love Bistro 10UN and go there quite often for lunch. They are now open 4 days a week for lunch as opposed to the 2 days a week they had been for the last couple years. The price for a 3 course meal is extremely reasonable and the food is quite good."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "A great find and I just love that it is a student run restuarant"
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "I would definetly consider this my place to come to for lunch when I visit San Fran. I was impressed with the service we received, the food was great. I never expected salmon to taste as good as mine did. I loved the risotto, and the ice-tea was probably the best I have ever had."
    Dined on 4/12/2013
  • "I love that this is a student run restaurant and still is great food and service. I wish it was open for dinner but now that Bistro 10UN is open 2 more days- from Tuesday -Friday - we can enjoy it more. The pea soup appetizer was really great. My entree of salmon was cooked perfectly and service was efficient and prompt."
    Dined on 4/10/2013
  • "Food was excellent. I like the grilled shrimp dish. the presentation was bright and colorful and the taste is exceptional. the best price performance lunch I had."
    Dined on 3/21/2013