We had a marvelous dinner
We had a marvelous dinner for 6, which was served family style. They were respectful of food allergies, and served a lovely combination of dishes, some on the regular menu and others were special items for us. The service was competent and unobtrusive. We all enjoyed the meal immensely and would definitely go back.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The next thing in CA cuisine
The food is imaginative, artistically presented and combine some wonderful tastes and flavors. Their bar is worth a comment all on its own - we were served some extras in this area with a pre-dinner mini-version of a Mary Pickford and a post-dinner drink, a brandy concoction. Both showed a deep understanding of how liquors can be combined with syrups and juices or with other liquors. The wine list is small but the wines are well chosen. The food can be served family style and I highly recommend this approach. We shared a number of dishes but my favorite was the rabbit sausage. I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu. The service was excellent, unobtrusive and very knowledgeable.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of four celebrated a thirtieth birthday and Bar Agricole was perfect for the occasion. The cocktails were extraordinarily flavorful. Dinner brought unexpected taste experiences and not a morsel was left. Our waiter suggested sharing plates, which was just right. We would definitely return.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
the whole experience at Bar agricole was very good
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Very Enjoyable Meal
My wife loves this place for its elegant decor with touches of modernity mixed with industrial overtones. The menu of extremely fresh marhet components has rather limited choices but we have always found whatever we choose to be done delectably and served with grace. This 4th return was no exception. The slow roasted salmi was unlike (and better than) any salmon serving I have ever had and the rabbit sausages were fantastic.. The deserts of hazelnut cake and the deep chocolate cake with diet-busters. We had a very enjoyable time.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Winemaker's Dinner was Great
My husband and I went to a winemaker's dinner and we really enjoyed the meal, the wines and the winemaker's discussion. We sat at a large communal table and the dinner was served family style.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
amazing food at Agricole
this place doesn't disappoint. from drinks to dessert everything is amazing and served with professionalism and care.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was DELISH, our server was friendly and attentive without hovering, and the booth felt like a private room even though we were clearly in the middle of it all. I'll be going back. Calamari-quinoa salad AMAZEALICIOUS. Pork 2 ways perfect with a really nice ratatouille style dish for me, a gluten free gal, instead of bread salad.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with a friend
The drinks are really impressive, but don't be afraid to ask your bartender what makes the liquor listed unique - you may find a rum drink that reminds you of tequila. Food was perfectly cooked and presented, and though we shared a few courses, we didn't feel slighted for it as is wont to happen in SF. Lovely back patio - plenty warm.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
Wondeful, cocktails, seasonal food, great menu....service is thoughtful and generous...we got a cocktail upon arrival and extra dishes sent to our table.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bar Agricole is the best
I love the fresh ingredients, innovative cocktails, and soothing ambiance.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
After the ball game
We arrived early for our reservation after the ball game. We were welcomed and sat at the bar. The bartender was great about asking questions about various bitters and other items at the bar. We liked the food - the waiter knew whether or not the items I wanted to order had gluten in them. My husband was very impressed by the wine list - it had many vineyards her had never heard of. Everyone was pleasant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything Can be Shared
The small plates aren't so small. We ordered 5 small plates had a couple gkasses each of wine and I couldn't find room to share a dessert. Though I prefer dessert an hour or two after dinner anyway. The wine was delish and everyone around us was drinking cocktails! I recommend comng here!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
bar agricole was amazing.
bar agricole was amazing. cocktails, food, decor. and we loved our waiter, Tom. just lovely start to finish.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Patio has the best ambiance
Patio has the best ambiance in the restaurant, but be prepared to wait for it...first come, first serve.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh addition to SF dining scene
Beautiful outdoor space, clean and modern interiors, friendly service and same day reservations.. What else you can expect on a last minute Sunday dinner out!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chilled corn soup....
Everything there is very earthy, but full of flavor and really unique. The chilled corn soup is one of my favorite dishes of all time. I also highly recommend the mussels (and I typically don't even like mussels!) This place is definitely worth checking out! If it's nice enough, I also highly recommend sitting in the patio; it has a great ambiance and is really beautiful!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for a birthday dinner early in the evening. Good food and wine list. Interesting cocktails. All in all a lovely evening.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
unique food and super service
Brunch with a group of 5 was no problem with reservations made a few days in advance. The skillet pancake is fabulous and the cappuccino is worth every penny. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice couldn't have been fresher and the service was professional, friendly and attentive. Baked eggs over polenta w/ rabbit meatballs is not something one sees on a menu every day, so get this when you can. it was super yummy.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tucked away on a fairly desolate street n SoMa but a great oasis and worth the venture. Cocktails were serious and quite cheap at $10. A group of 5 shared about 6 plates and this was enough food. All of the food was fantastic. If you like quality over quantity than this is your place.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service without a smile
Everything was fantastic except most of the numerous servers who brought us food and drink couldn't be bothered to crack a smile or relay much warmth at all. They all seemed very professional and knowledgable when asked questions but just not the warmest personalities.
The salmon was fantastic and the quinoa salad with pardone peppers was crazy good
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hasn't lost a step
The chef changed in 2013 but the place is as good as ever. The wait staff is a key element to the good vibe at Bar Agricole. Our server was knowledgeable about the wine list and every menu item. The chef prepared a a vegetarian dish for my guest as the menu did not have many options. We will be back a few times a year which says allot in SF.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yum, Wow,....make sure you go
What an excellent dining experience. First, the restaurant called to confirm our party of 8. They offered gluten free alternatives and asked if anyone had any food allergies (thank goodness we did not require either). They explained that for large groups there is a set menu and offered to print a special menu (we did and it really impressed our guests).
We sat downstairs in the group room which was very comfortable. The food was amazing! From the appetizers to the main and sides... we are big eaters and we had leftovers. Mussels with chorizo, squash with a smoked paprika sauce, roasted pork shank, salmon, burratta with sun dried tomatoes... that is just to name a few...
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
fascinating and delicious good, exquisite service, interesting ambiance, but a little too noisy
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent for dinner and drinks!
I came here because I read about the restaurant's decor being really nice/modern (it was!). I had a late dinner and the food was incredible. In addition, the cocktail and wine list is extensive. The service was a little slow, but it was also a busy Saturday night. Overall a really great date place which I plan to go to again.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food ever
Had one of the best meals of our lives, thoughtful, creative, delicious offerings in a cozy, contemporary setting. Service was equally good. Wonderful!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hip Neighbourhood Gem
Loved this groovy place - looks fairly unremarkable from the street but when you enter bam! Fabulous outdoor dining space and gorgeous galley-style indoor dining. We had three really, really interesting and delicious salads - the roast chicken was very pricey and quite ordinary. Staff really friendly, helpful and effecient. Will definitely be going back if in San Francisco.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Experience in SOMA!
We made a last minute reservation for our party of 4 with friend visiting from Spain. The staff was warm, friendly, and professional. We ordered almost every dish on the menu and each one was amazing. I'm not that much of a foodie but my friends are used to dining at Michelin 3 star restaurants all over the world. They raved about the food. The bar makes well thought out drinks and the wine list was reasonably priced with a nice depth of varieties that complement the menu. We dined inside but there is also an outdoor area that I want to sit in the next time I go. I would highly recommend Bar Agricole!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cocktails and Beautiful Food
We arrived at Bar Agricole on a Sunday night with a 7:15 reservation. After frustratingly being told by the host that there was no outdoor seating, my date and I decided to set up camp at the bar...and it turned out arguably better than sitting on the beautiful patio!
Our bartender, Craig Lane, was as caring as he was knowledgeable.
The cocktail we both had was the Sleepyhead, which had initially jumped out at me (Passion Pit references tend to do that). The ginger cocktail was not overly sweet, had a great mouthfeel, & refreshing all at the same time.
The food was incredible as well, to match our cocktail.
Overall, despite the seemingly rocky beginning, our experience at Bar Agricole was fantastic, and definitely warrants more trips!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely food. Service was a
Lovely food. Service was a bit rusty at times, which was less than what we expected for an otherwise well polished and high quality experience.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great drinks
Loved this place. The food was soo good and the cocktails were delicious. I was a little worried at first but this place is fantastic. Not your typical bar.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative food, but over hyped?
I had very high expectations of Bar Agricole from reading about it in the past months. Although the decor was lovely, the food good, and the drinks creative - it didn't "wow" me. Plates were small for the cost and the food was inconsistent in the sense that some items were very inventive, while others seemed barely better than a home chef might create in an evening.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the Duck!
The Duck was amazing! Everything was great - highly recommend and plan to go back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & atmosphere
Last night was the second time I dined at Bar Agricole, and the first time I dined indoors. Food was superb - our group was especially pleased by the grilled squid quinoa appetizer. I had the black cod and ate every bite on my plate - really really wonderful. For desert I have the chocolate cake and coffee cream, this was excellent. Others in my party had the pound cake - my fellow diner REALLY did not want to share (it was that good). I was able to get a 7pm reservation on a Saturday (probably thanks to the BART strike), service was good and decor was nice. Definitely recommend.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go for the drinks, stay for the yummy food and decor
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Birthday Brunch EVER
Why I can't wait to go back to Bar Agricole:
1. Accommodating staff: sat us immediately, even though we were an HOUR EARLY.
2. Adorable setting: quaint, modern patio with heat lamps and an herb garden.
3. Most delicious food EVER: I had the poached eggs with ricotta, brussel sprouts, chanterelles and potato. My husband had the baked eggs with tomato, polenta and basil. WOW. The eggs in both entrees were cooked to perfection, seasoning of the veggies was spot-on, and the overall compositions were completely balanced.
4. Icing on the "cake": treated me like a queen on my birthday by surprising me with a slice of hazelnut cake with a candle.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my husband for to Bar Agricole for his birthday, and was pretty hesitant about the menu- thinking it was TOO out there, but ended up cleaning my plate for all 3 courses. I think the Cod was slightly fishy, but aside from that I was very impressed. My husband loved it!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Inspired California Food
We had planned to sit outside but wanted to try the indoor space this time as we were early. We were seated promptly. Service was attentive. The black cod came with a fragrant broth, was cooked to perfection and well paired with vegetable. My husband has the pork shoulder/copa. Excellent finish with a cheese place. A great experience - need to come back more often. Oh yes I had a rum drink pre-dinner blended with bitters and something else magical. Walked out dancing...
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had another wonderful meal at Agricole this week. Excellent service start to finish. Cocktails and dishes arrived quickly and were made perfectly. in terms of service, i love when a restaurant takes a moment to talk to their customers...to ask how they are, how their service is, are they comfortable. A genuine conversation is refreshing, especially in a popular restaurant. These guys just do it right. Unique food, spectacular bar program, beautiful restaurant inside and out.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and drinks, great service, and great atmosphere. Is on my list of top 10 restaurants in SF. Of course, like just about every great restaurant in SF these days, it is a bit overpriced. But if you're looking for a special occasion dinner experience, this is your place.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend really just wanted a place to come and eat light, have some cocktails, and connect because we've been apart for awhile. Bar Agricole fit the bill and more than exceeded our expectations. Not only did they accommodate us after we called to push back our reservation, we were shown to a great table for two, then greeted by Lauren a few minutes later. She proceeded to have the perfect balance being attentive while giving us our alone time. I was a server for 10 years and REALLY appreciate someone who isn't so incredibly tip driven to pressure us to order everything on the menu, but treats us like humans. On top top of that, the beet salad was delicious, the drinks superb and the ambiance, perfection. We will be back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eat on patio if you can
Patio was heated and a great small band was playing. It was so pleasant! Inside is incredibly loud. It's all concrete so horrible for acoustics. Food was great but the cocktails are the real stars here.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hip Scene and Tasty Cocktails
Enjoyed the ambiance and service at this hip restaurant. The quality of the food and drinks were top notch. A truly SF experience.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent all around!
Can't believe it took me so long to get down there. Bar Agricole is an excellent restaurant. The food was amazing, service was ultra-professional and high quality. the bartenders, Eric and Colin were spot on and made some great drinks for us. I'll be going back, both for brunch and dinner again for sure! Thanks guys!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow what a cool place.
These folks really got it right. Simple great food, fantastic cocktails and frankly just smart service.
My wife and I felt comfortable and well taken care of from the start to the finish.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great new find in the neighborhood.
We had a wonderful dinner at Bar Agricole and can't wait to come back soon!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food. Amazing service.
Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing design. The only drawback - which is actually a selling point - is that the menu is very small, though each dish is a gem in and of itself so that the limited choices present a wide range of variety while also complimenting each other...
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We usually go to Bar Agricole for dinner and drinks, but their brunch is the best! I had the Spicy crab Benedict and it did not disappoint. Also, Rosa the bartender is brilliant! Just wish we could have more cocktails at that hour. We did our best ;)
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very busy at 10 pm. Great drinks, good energy and ambiance. Food is good but menu is a little limited.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely LOVE Bar Agricole! Brunch / weekend lunch and dinner, the food and gorgeous patio never fail to impress! The only downside to this particular visit was our slightly odd server who was working the patio on Sunday. However, even moderate service was still a wonderful experience. The ambiance is fantastic - you really can't go wrong!
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM