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Bistro 1491

Bistro 1491 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistro1491.com
  • Email: info@bistro1491.com
  • Phone: (510) 526-9601
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM.
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bo Tam
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Curtis St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bistro 1491
Bistro 1491, a casual dining, contemporary American restaurant located in the heart of the Bay Area, takes full advantage of the fresh, quality, and organic ingredients that surround us. We offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus that are comforting yet with a touch of inspiration. The concept of our menu is simply unpretentious food using only the freshest and the highest quality ingredients. Our model here at Bistro 1491 is "Extravagant Food at a Causal Price!"Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I met out of town friends here for an early dinner. We were the only people in the place at 5:30 on a Sunday, which worried me a bit. But the service was good, the food was wonderful, and by the time we left a few more parties had filtered in. I hope they do OK!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Bistro 1491 which had been recommended to us by friends. We had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner. The menu was prix fixe that evening and my husband and I both chose the beef filet with bearnaise sauce as our entree. It was absolutely delicious--a very, very tender filet. We also enjoyed the heart shaped gelato dessert. The staff was welcoming and helpful."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made reservations here for Valentine's Day because our daughter liked the idea of small plates, it had great reviews, and was an easy trip to make on a Friday night. When we arrived, we were given a Prix Fixe menu with 3 choices for 2 courses plus an ice cream dessert. Somehow, we managed to finish every delicious morsel of food, and enjoyed the wine we brought without having to pay a corkage fee. We assume that the menu was limited to the best items they serve because everything we ate exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to returning to taste other dishes too! The service and ambience were fine--not formal but not too rustic either."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Prix Fixe Valentine's dinner had 3 choices for starters, a good variety, and 3 choices for entrees, a good variety, plus aone fine dessert. My dinner partner and I both had choices that we liked. We liked Bistro1491 so much we went back for brunch on 16 Feb."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have strolled past this locale many times and imagined it to be a homey diner. A chowhound friend who sends out email restaurant reviews has praised this place so highly that I finally went this past weekend. Wow! Never judge a book by its cover! The food was incredibly good and a great value. The space might be plain but the dinner and the service were superb. The chef knows how to cook proteins better than more expensive places. You cannot go wrong with the salmon, chicken, or duck. Nice veggie options too. This bistro will definitely be added to our regular rotation."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "As usual, the food at Bistro 1491 was superb. This visit, however, the service was indifferent. Our wait person seemed to be having an off day and rarely smiled or seemed engaged. Usually the wait staff is peppy and energetic. Must have been a bad day to be waiting on tables."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Smaller, unassuming restaurant on Solano Ave. The food was fantastic!! The service was good although they made a few faux paus that seasoned waiters would not have made - not a big deal but perhaps something to work on. The place is basic but clean(mismatched silverware). However, everything we had was delish - caramelized pork belly - yum!, extremely fresh fish for the fish and sweet potato fries (my kids ate it up), mussels we nice, as was the skirt steak. Had a nice local bottle of wine and all for a very reasonable price - I would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We had never been here before and decided to try it for our anniversary dinner. The food was great and the service was even better."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I had never been to Bistro 1491 and chose it based on other reviews and the location - we like going over to Solano Avenue. Hands down, the BEST waitress ever - Stella! We loved her, she was so much fun, great attitude and superior service. The food was really great! We had grilled salmon BLT, fish & chips, beet salad and a green salad. It was all REALLY yummy, plus we had a fabulous bottle of red wine. Bistro 1491 was a FIND. We will definitely be back and continue to bring people there!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This is where the old Walker's Pie Shop was. When arriving I was apprehensive since the decor is simple and there were not a lot of people. However I was pleasantly surprised on how good the food was. While not high end dining, the food was tasty and portions were ample. I had the buttermilk fried chicken which is something I would never eat. It was crisp, not greasy and moist. They also have a selection of sandwiches that you can have for dinner..The wine and beer list is small but adequate. Not a lot of vegetarian or vegan options however."
    Dined on 10/10/2013