The food was well prepared,
The food was well prepared, tasty, and ample. The service was prompt and mannerly. The atmosphere was colorful and interesting. We all felt that we were eating in France, and had a very good time. We will definitely visit thee restaurant again.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
We go for the food and were
We go for the food and were a little disappointed as we went for the steak tartare and it was not the same, not as flavorful and no crostini served. Another person had the ahi tuna appetizer and it did not have any flavor. the one great thing was the mussels.
2/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite places
One of our favorite places in SF...always good food, friendly service. Sabina is one of the best servers ever. Having a full bar is a real plus.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
a great find.
Everything was great from the reservation to the food and service. Having a late lunch, it wasn't as crowded as anticipated. Which is even better.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server was fantastic!
Our server was fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal while dining outside. Definitely will return.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cafe Bastille was the perfect
Cafe Bastille was the perfect place to bring our Beijing colleagues for a taste of French food.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cafe Bastille is one of our
Cafe Bastille is one of our FAVORITE San Francisco restaurants. The food, wine and service never fail. We'll keep going back!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious intimate meal
We knew we were in for a treat just by walking up to the restaurant tucked away in the alley. The setting took us away to what you might expect in a quaint Parisian neighborhood. Excellent food, charming atmosphere. and terrific service. Highly recommended for a delicious intimate meal.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The filet mignon special was
The filet mignon special was fantastic. The french onion soup pretty good, have had better.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
been there twice. both good
been there twice. both good service and good food.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is my fourth or fifth
This is my fourth or fifth time at Cafe Bastille for brunch. The food and price-point are great!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, fair prices, a little slice of Parisian heaven in San Francisco! Have been coming here for years & it never disappoints. Hadn't been in a long time since we'd moved to the 'burbs & its even better than I'd remembered! Merci!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best French comfort food!
Traditional dishes that are sometimes hard to find in the U.S. I've never seen île flottante in a French restaurant in the U.S., only in my mother-in-law's home! My endive salad was truly all endive ... wonderful! The bread was just the right crusty. Wish we lived in SF so this could be our neighborhood hangout.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe Bastille C'est Magnifique
This is my 3rd time there. I went twice with my boyfriend but this time my friend and I celebrated her birthday. I notified them of this and they gave us a drink, Kir, on the house. We had a wonderful time. She ordered moules/frites and a small mesclun salad. I got the lardon salade. Unbelieveable. They deep fried the poached egg which was delightfully yummy and perfectly cooked.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Cafe Bastille. The food is always great;service great. We eat lunch there at least once a week and are NEVER disappointed in the food, ambiance and service.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family has been dining
My family has been dining occasionally at Cafe Bastille for 25 years. The owner, Olivier, always welcomes us cheerfully. The food is delicious- my daughter and I had mussels and trout. My husband had hachis, as usual. Sitting outside in Belden Alley is like being in Europe. It is a unique experience in San Francisco.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is excellent, portions are great. It's cozy and private down stairs. It's nice outside on a good dat
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Two words...PRIX FIXE! Great
Two words...PRIX FIXE! Great deal - and if you get the "all you can drink house wine" with it - you are rolling in the love! Wonderful food and service. Love it!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
PARIS in SF
Nice ambiance of a Paris bistro on Belden Place. Nice outdoor dining as well as small indoor space. Food is delicious. Carpacio was great as were escargot and mussels.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
yum mussels and steak!
a long-time consistent place to share a bowl of mussels and a steak with frites; add a glass of great wine and you have a romantic night out.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Bastille still delivers
Our dining experience at Cafe Bastille was very good. Although some of the other outdoor cafes in Belden Alley have declined in quality of food, CB still delivers in quality of food, ambience and friendly attentive service. Only the French onion soup had a little too much bread in it. Everything else was very, very good. The steak and vegetables, the mussels, the carrot soup, the chicken-in-a-pot were very tasty. The fact that we could bring our puppy made it all extra special. We'll be back.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect evening out
Cafe Bastille was a treat ... the food, the ambiance, the service ... it all made for a special evening. We sat outside under the lights and truly felt like we were in Paris. We will definitely return.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, love the mussels. The
Love, love the mussels. The steak melted in my mouth.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
What's memorable about Cafe Bastille is the outdoor patio. It gave me the feeling of being in Europe. The service was excellent; however, I've been in this restaurant through the years and before the food was good. This time the food wasn't up to my standard. I didn't think it cooked as well as before. It's unfortunate. I bet they changed chef. I was happy with the ambiance and the service but honestly from a 1 to 10 rating..I would give the food a 6 rating and the ambiance and service an 8.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reminds you of being in France
The outdoor seating (French cafe style), tasty house French baguette and butter, and no-rush attitude of the place reminded me of being in France.
The food was tasty and the portions were well-sized, especially since the appetizers are a must. The pate was a winner.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner, Great french food
Great authentic french food. can't be wrong at "La Bastille" .
Ambience and decor is casual, but it is in the spirit of french brasserie. Deep dive into french culture and food is guaranted.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic home style French food
My wife and I are frequent travelers to France and enjoyed this little restaurant. It is tucked away but worth the effort to find it. We both enjoyed our meals.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great for a business lunch!
Great ambiance and quiet enough for business discussion. Love the Croque Madame!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family has been dining at Cafe Bastille for about 25 years and it is always great. The ambience is very French. The food is wonderful.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem away within the city. The food and service was excellent. When my wife likes it, it must be good.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Belden Place
Any restaurant at Belden Place is going to be a good experience...Cafe Bastille is no exception.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious French food for a decent
The price of the pre fix meal would draw me back. We both thought the French onion soup was ok. For main course my husband got rabbit which he noted was delicious, the meat feel right off the bone. The moules normande with unlimited pomme frites ( muscles with unlimited fries) I got was big and delicious. I think I got 40 muscles. Then deserts were chocolate mousse like creme brulee and key lime pie with raspberry glaze. This worked out best for us because I liked the key lime pie and my husband liked the creme Brulee. The food was very delicious and very romantic atmosphere. I also heard from neighboring tables that the boeuf bourguignon was delicious as well. Overall I would go back for the moules normade with the unlimited fries.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
J'aime Cafe Bastille.
We had a great meal, excellent friendly service. Will definitely return.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Bastille a Belden Place winner
Belden Place is this very fun & cool ally way with 5 or 6 quaint european style restaurants. You can eat outside or inside. It reminds me of the Left Bank in paris or the Costa Brava in Spain. Wonderful food & wine at great prices. Cafe Bastille is French and the food was delicious....the wine list very reasonable. And the service was excellent.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful meal with friends, outside table, just like Paris.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never would have found this place..
Cafe Bastille is located down a little alley near Union Square in San Francisco. We never would have just come across this place, but I bought a Travelzoo coupon which led us there. The food was amazing, as was the wine. The alley location is along side several other restaurants which makes it slightly noisy. The cafe tables that they are using outside are a bit wobbly and the floor isn't exactly even. But I would definitely return for the food. I had the Beef Bourganion and it was top notch. The french onion soup was one of the best I have had.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and
The food was delicious and portions were generous. It is a small place with most of the seating outside under an awning with propane heaters for warmth. The tables were pretty packed together, which actually gave it the feeling of an actual Paris Bistro. The onion soup was good but not outstanding. The Mussels however were excellent with lots of garlicky broth. Their bread was fantastic; crisp, crunchy crust and perfect for sopping that lovely broth. I would definately return.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brings back memories of France
Cafe Bastille is one Belden Place which is an alley full of restaurants, so it is important to make sure you are going to the right place since it is easy to get confused.
My wife and I started with the French Onion soup and then she had the Beef Borgoune and I had the Tartare. They were both well presented and tasted great. All in all it was like going back to the old standards of French Cooking and brought back a lot of memories. The desert was the only disappointment.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoor dining - Par excellence
Always excellent food, service and ambiance. Traditional french menu items that are excellent. I have been here many times over the years. The chicken tagine was great and my personal favorite for dessert is the floating island. Charming and accommodating host and staff.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food & people watching
Typical french bistro menu, perfectly executed with perfect service and attention to detail. I love this area, outdoor patio dining and the quality of food was surprisingly reasonably priced. Highly recommended.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Transporter to Paris
This is a very authentic bistro, just loved the vibe of it. The staff were very good and friendly. I stuck to a traditional menu, escargot and steak tartare. it was very rich and I felt was great value for the price. My wife had a beautiful endive salad and the Patise Prawns which were to die for. I wish we had a place at home just like this, I could see this becoming a regular stop.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, excellent service
My second time at Cafe Bastille. Food was excellent; the pre-fixe menu options are fantastic and it's an extra $15 to add house wine (white or red). The corn chowder soup was memorable, as was the filet minoin
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like being in Paris
Cafe Bastille offers an authentic French dining experience
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Moules Mariniere!!! Excellentes!!!
Great service! The servers were very attentive to our needs. The "Moules Marinieres" were delicious, love the Tarragon herb added to the broth. Nice touch.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was pretty good. Wasn't super fond of the chicken tajine, but the hachis parmentier (beef casserole) was pretty good. The place is really crowded though. You have to pull out the table in order for someone to go inside because there's basically no room between the tables. Also, we had to wait about 30 minutes to receive the entrees after getting our soup. Not sure if they forgot or just too busy...
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The quality is still there.
I used to go to Cafe Bastille often, but haven't been there for several years. I was pleased to find that the menu is bigfgver than it used to be, but the quality of the food is still superb. I was there for a late lunch with 7 others. Everyone ordered something different and all were very happy. My only complaint is that the cost of the house wine ($18 for 1/2 carafe) is a bit excessive.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service
I booked this for a company dinner with 12 people. We had a long table in a section of the restaurant all to ourselves. It was quiet, good music was playing, we had a great time. The Staff was attentive and skilled. Everyone enjoyed their plates and drinks. We'll be back!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Six of us dined on a Friday night and had a delightful evening. The service was excellent and attentive without being cloying. We all had the prix fixe w/wine and would definitely return!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reminded me of being in Paris
Great find. Ambience was Paris bistro, meal was excellent (best onion soup I've ever had, and I've had a lot), and the atmosphere was energetic. Only flaw was the dessert which was party frozen which made us think that it wasn't made in house. Waiter removed it from bill - which we did not request. Definitely would recommend and will return again.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The rabbit was delicious
My wife and I were just looking for a simple but nice meal in the city. Overall the dinner was very nice. The restaurant is comfortable, not too fancy, and the service was very good. Starter salads were just fine, nothing over the top but perfectly acceptable. For main, my wife had the trout which was very tasty. I had the rabbit in mustard sauce and I was extremely happy - it made the whole evening for me. It was perfectly cooked, tender and scrumptious and went very well with the sweet mustard sauce. I was a bit baffled that the dish had both rice and potatoes, but honestly didn't mind at all - it all went together very well. Not a fancy place out, but excellent food and service.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM