Fantastic food; Exceptional Service
Bistro Aix has it down. The food is absolutely delicious. The service is exceptional, timely and not overly-attentive. I have eaten here many times over the years, for special occasions, drop in for dinner or a romantic dinner for two. The food is consistently excellent. I highly recommend Bistro Aix for a satisfying dining experience.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous in every way!
A perfect 10! Visiting our son whose boss recommended Bistro Aix. Food and service was suberb; a truly memorable evening.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday Night Dining
This is one of my favorite spots in the Cow Hollow/Marina area. The food and service are always very good. This night we arrived an hour and fifteen minutes late for our reservations. The hostess was understanding and accommodating and got us in quickly. Server Peter was efficient and helpful (we moved tables) and the food was excellent as always starting with the House Cured Salmon on Potato Galette with Dill Cream & Baby Greens with salmon special and the Grilled Rare Hawaiian Ahi Tuna with Mashed Potatoes, Fried Baby Spinach & Spicy Port Sauce as entrées. Wine service is excellent.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very pleasantly surprised by this place. Needing a great place for a date night I found this place and was able to get a reservation for Wednesday for Saturday Night. Not only is the food very affordable, it was delicious. Started out with a butter lettuce salad with crispy fried goat cheese (melted in your mouth). Crispy fried calamari was amazing. The entrees however were the star of the show. I had a leg of lamb, wonderfully seasoned and cooked perfectly. My friend had seared ahi tuna, that was the best tuna I have ever had. The service was attentive and friendly, and more than happy to accommodate requests. I can't recommend this place enough, perfect for a date night, or just a great dinner with friends.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
THis was truly a very enjoyable evening. Great table and tremendous food.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful wine and a great variety of entrees to choose from. Our first time here on our first trip to San Francisco - a great choice!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great restaurant! I can't believe that I haven't been there before. Excellent food and service. We brought our own special wines for a special occasion and everything went perfectly.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food.. nice courtyard atmosphere.. excellent service.. What more is there to say?!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of the better risotto
Some of the better risotto & wild salmon I have had in a while and special thanks to the young lady at the front who hailed us a taxi. All in all, a very pleasant experience, wished they served lunch.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very messy, tasty and moist hamburger prepared as requested (med rare). Very nice preparation with good frys to go with it.
Shared the grilled fig salad that was wonderful as well.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, but we
Food was excellent, but we were seated in the back atrium, which lacked the french bistro ambiance of the warm and lively front room. I did wonder if the back room was for opentable reservations.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chose this restaurant for French. The menu was not all French but had a great selection. The roasted figs were great and the main course was awesome. Loved our dinner. Wait staff very friendly and helpful. Perfect pricing. Kids had best meal here.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
why go somewhere else?
We live in the Marina district and have been to Bistro Aix several times... by ourselves or taking some visiting friends. The experience has always been immensely enjoyable. From the quality of the ingredients used on the menu, to the impeccable execution, from the warm welcome to the seamless and attentive service, the evening goes by like a charm. Have I mentioned the creative wine list that makes you feel that you'll be able to find "the little gem". Bistro Aix is exactly what a neighborhood restaurant should be: you can walk there, you will be warmly welcomed and remembered, you will love the food and be able to follow the recommendations of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. So, I repeat my question: "why go somewhere else?"
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great experience
The food is always outstanding and the service is consistently world-class. I highly recommend Bistro Aix!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
fit for a large group
Accomodating our group of 8 was not an issues for Bistro AIX. We were met with great service and the athmosphere was very enjoyable. All 8 of us enjoyed our meal, especially the chicken and the Gnocchi. This is the kind of place you want to go back to with every visit to the city.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredibly delectable dining
The soup was incredibly delicious, followed by lamb, which was very moist and perfectly cooked. We will be going back here again. The staff was very friendly and so were the other patrons.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good, especially
The food was very good, especially the dishes that took advantage of seasonal produce, such as the fava bean appetizer, and the peas in the pasta. Desserts were decent but a bit disappointing, especially the blueberry-peach "pie," which was sort of a pot pie, with very little fruit in the filling. But overall it was a good meal and a good experience.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
great neighborhood restaurant
great neighborhood restaurant with very good food and very good service. love the courtyard and olive tree in the center.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I haven't been to the Bistro in some time, but always enjoyed the food. The remodel in the back is much more inviting, and the meal I had was one of the best I've had in some time. Everything on the plate was cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic. The recommended wine matched the food perfectly as well. An enjoyable evening all the way around for new parents out on a date night. Will definitely be back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A neighborhood favorite with
A neighborhood favorite with something for everyone. We like to dine there early and enjoy a quiet conversation, but its becomes pleasantly lively later in the evening. The food is well thought out and never disappoints. However, the service is absolutely exceptional. The quality of the staff raises Bistro Aix above and beyond many of San Francisco's finest restaurants.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
had no idea the place has
had no idea the place has been there 17 years! Lamb was perfectly done according to patron's wishes; salmon got positive raves as well. Nobody rushed us and we 5 could talk to each other and be heard despite a group of 20 that came while we were there.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
THe back room has been converted
THe back room has been converted from an open air patio to a covered room with a huge skylight and a tree in the middle. The service was perfect and the food delicious. Lots to choose from as the menu changes daily.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice cozy spot with very good food at reasonable prices, and excellent service. The beet salad is different (pickled beets) from the normal roasted beet salad, and is delicious. My steak was cooked perfectly, and while my wife's pasta was not what she expected, it was more her expectations rather than a marginal meal that caused disappointment. Overall, a very nice experience...
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took an old college friend (40 yrs!) there for dinner while she was in town. The food was excellent. My salmon was tender and had a slight crust which I loved. Her halibut was cooked perfectly. We shared a torte afterwards which was ample for 2 people and diving. Nice wine list. Our server was attentive and informative and quite pleasant. It was a fun evening. I will return.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and good service!
Delicious food and good service! Will definitely go back.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at bistro Aix was outstanding. Sat on the patio with a group of 6 girlfriends. Wait service was excellent and our waiter
Was very patient with us as we were busy catching up and slow to order. Food was outstanding, atmosphere was great with the beautiful olive tree in the center of the patio. Will go back soon! Thank you Aix !
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every dish was better than the next! We especially loved the beautiful cheese plate ! Waiter was attentive and made great suggestions ! Can't wait to go back!!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a treat!
We couldn't get in for dinner, unless we wanted to eat at 5:30 or 10:00, so we opted for lunch. What fun! We sat at the chef's bar and were able to watch the chefs prepare their salads and lunch dishes. Lunch is probably actually more fun than dinner!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal
We hadn't been to Bistro Aix in a while, so we decided to stay local and eat there. It was fabulous! After all these years, it never disappoints. Really fresh, farm-grown ingredients. The only reason why I'm giving it 4 stars was because our waiter seemed a bit "green" and had to ask what we ordered a couple of times before getting it. Not a big deal. The food was the highlight! and the wine, of course.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good bistro
AIX is a good bistro, with excellent execution on the food. The back room can be quite loud, as there was a crying baby. Other than that the meal was very good.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hipsters & Foodies
Bistro AIX doesn't disappoint, the food (in particular the lamb) was excellent, the wine list is diverse and affordable and the place has a nice buzz without getting to noisy. We would definitely go back next time we're in town.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary. The service was wonderful as was the food. We sat in a window seat and got the best of both outdoor and indoor dining. Our waiter was very helpful with wine selection. A great evening!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a go-to in the neighborhood
always charming, the food stands out. It's not pretentious nor is it insanely expensive. good/solid food; good wine selection; solid service...always come back again and again. AND the pastas are pretty yummy!!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still great after the remodel!
Bistro Aix has always been a winner, and the remodel hasn't changed that. Great location, excellent food, friendly staff. I wish they would have left the starry night-ish mural in the back.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A charming restaurant in SF !
Our best dinner during our vacation in the USA. Very good food, and a friendly service. This restaurant deserves to be in the top list in SF !
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A really great meal. The back
A really great meal. The back room is charming, sit there if you can!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of four enjoyed an evening on the back patio under the twinkle lights. Our server couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating, and the food was absolutely delicious. Overall great experience, I will be back in the future.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good pre-theatre choice
Ambience is great - cosy, not too noisy. The staff are attentive without being obtrusive. The food was above average (my friend and I reccomend the ahi as a main course). Location is perfect if you are going to the cinema, the Palace of Fine Arts, or starting a pub crawl on Chestnut St. I'd definitely be willing to go back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu was perfect for foodie types and less adventurous teenagers alike. Everything from standard "meat and potatoes" dishes to octopus was well executed. Service was very attentive. We were able to get reservations for 5 on a Sunday evening.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Their menu is the most challenging thing! Too many intriguing dishes that won't make your decision easy to take! High quality and great service and ambience. Loved the whole experience!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although classified as French,
Although classified as French, there is nothing French about this restaurant. It should be called Italian.
The food however, was exceptionl. We were three for dinner and two of us had fish and I had lamb. Both dishes were excellent. We also had three appetizers, beet salad, cured salmon and egg plant, and two desserts; all very good.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unlikely location -a glorious meal
This restaurant had many good reviews. When we drove up to the outside before hardly recognized it to be a restaurant. Once inside we were greeted by a friendly hostess and taken immediately to our table. The waiter joined us quickly but gave us plenty of time to answer questions and place our order. All food allergies were respected and the waiter went off to the kitchen to confirm. My wife ordered snapper and said it was wonderful. I usually don't order a burger in this type of restaurant but it sounded interesting also placed on focaccia bread. It was wonderful. The wine choice was excellent and desserts were also wonderful. The next time I visit San Francisco I will definitely return and try many of their other specialties.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat at a bar table and had fantastic service. Had octopus appetizer, pumpkin soup, paccheri, brussels sprouts, and cracker crust pizza. All fantastic. Great wine list as well.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always love this place!
Whether I am in the mood for something classic or something a bit more funky, their menu and ambience are both great! I always leave satisfied and having had a great time.
I rated service and ambience just one shy of 5 stars only bc i was at the table directly across from the kitchen window - which really was not all that bad. It is never really ideal to sit too close to the kitchen, but they've even made this a good seat and not as distracting as it could be.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
So many choices it was hard to decide what to have! The burger was decadent and the squid pasta a bit on the salty side but well done other than that! Service was perfect and atmosphere very warm. Would definitely go back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighbor hood gem
Excellent spot for walking from our apt
Food was especially fresh
Excellent choice of wines
Liked the live tree in dining room in back
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best all around
Bistro Aix is the best all around restaurant for families in San Francisco. Food is consistently good, the atmosphere works for both kids and adults, the bread is fantastic and the service hits the mark. I go to Bistro Aix more than any other restaurant in SF. My only wish is that they had a loyalty club.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good and modestly priced
Very good service and quite nice food. Wish they would up-date the online menu more often.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious pastas and brussel
Delicious pastas and brussel sprouts, gracious service and diverses, interesting wine by the glass selections!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've eaten at Bistro AIX 5-6 times and have enjoyed the meals each visit. Very good menu and nice atmosphere. The service has always been good and you can expect a little noise... especially when they have a packed house.... But all in all the food and menu will continue to bring us back.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM