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About Baker Street Bistro
Salut! Bienvenue à Baker Street Bistro! Serving up authentic French cuisine, Baker Street Bistro has been a neighborhood gem for nearly two decades. Pull up a chair on our sun-drenched patio for a leisurely weekend brunch or escape the San Francisco fog in our intimate dining room for a romantic dinner.
Our extensive bistro menu includes French classics such as the Bourride (a rich seafood stew), Duck Confit, and Grilled Lamb Chops. Locals and French ex-pats alike swear by the fresh daily specials, Moules Provençale (mussels drenched in white wine, shallots, parsley, tomato & pesto) and Pain Perdu (fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon French toast).
Owner & Executive Chef Danel de Betelu gladly brings a taste of his homeland to Cow Hollow. He leads a warm and welcoming staff who all shares a passion for great food. Join us for a taste of Paris, right here in San Francisco!
Note: Brunch is first come, first serve. NO RESERVATION FOR BRUNCH!!!
San Francisco, CA 94123
French, Bistro, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm (WALK-IN ONLY); Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Between Lombard & Greenwich
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Nearby bus lines include 28, 30, 41, 43, 45, 76
Danel de Betelu
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Special celebrations for Bastille Day (July 14), Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Baker Street Bistro Ratings and Reviews
I had dinner there ~2 years ago & it was outstanding so when planning a lunch with a friend it was an easy choice.
Service was great. I ordered the seafood stew & she got the salmon. The salmon looked good & my friend said it was good. The seafood stew on the other hand was not very good. The broth was very bland and the seafood amounted to lots of mussels, small chunks of salmon & a few of the small shrimp.
For dessert, she ordered the chocolate mousse which was very good & I got the creme brûlée which was not. It kind of had 2 layers where the top was slightly coagulated & rest was creamier, but not as flavorful as it should have been.
In all, very disappointing.
We've eaten at Baker St. Bistro several times, their French Onion soup is spectacular, very flavorful broth, their mussels and scallops are always excellent, great flavor! My favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries and reduced balsamic dressing with their chocolate mousse a close second. It's very reasonably priced too. We had appetizers, wine, dinner for two and dessert for under $125, which I consider to be very reasonable!
Have dined here several times, always enjoyed it, and latest visit was no exception. I had the New York stock, my companion a special salmon. Both were quite tasty. Service efficient and friendly as always. Comfortable ambience, neither pretentious nor overly casual.
This place was on the expensive side. However, the service and food were excellent. A great way to experience French cuisine! We got escargot, mussels, two salads, duck and scallops. The salads were colorful and tasty with a pleasant variety. Both duck and scallops, seem to be difficult to find, either being gamey or not fresh. However, both dishes were excellent. A pleasant surprise! Our waitress and barback were attentive and helpful.
Perfect! Only wish we lived closer. In SF, you expect great food and service and BSB delivers. A small staff works very hard to make your experience first rate and in our case succeeded! Reservations a must. Wonderful food and they know how to make you feel special and well taken care of. Go.
Extremely authentic French Bistro. We used to live in Paris and it brought back many memories. Service is very "French", but so is the food -- extremely good with all the usual entrees. At least half the the diners were ex pats and most of the conversation was in French. Tucked away within a 5 minute walk from the Palace of Fine Arts
Three of us enjoyed a nice dinner here after visiting the Palace of the Legion of Honor. It was a Sunday so we were able to find street parking. For starters we had the French onion soup which was amazing. I had the mussels with white wine which were good but not the best I ever had. Husband had the prixe fixe chicken which was good but a little dry. Daughter had the sautéed chicken which she liked. Creme brûlée for dessert was outstanding. We'll definitely return to try the goat cheese salad and the scallops which looked amazing. Ambiance is nice and comfortable. Only drawback is the tables are so close together you can hear every word of the conversation next to you.
We visited after a theater matinee. We had the mussels (excellent), escargot (very good), ribs (very good). The charcuterie was fantastic, I wish I got the cheese plate. Dessert was chocolate mouse (excellent), profiteroles (very good) and meringue floating on cream anglaise (impressive).
Very good menu - lots of real choices. Had the fish stew which was excellent! Everything if fresh and good. Not the same old menu that is so common these days. Duck looked good. Salad was big enough for 4 to share. Very good service as well. They also have a daily prix fixe.
We had a group of friends get together for a luncheon. The weather that day turned out to be about perfect (especially for San Francisco) and the ambiance of sitting in the quaint sidewalk cafe atmosphere of Baker Street Bistro was a perfect complement. We had reservations and were seated immediately at a great table inside but with a nice view out the windows to the street.
Our group of five enjoyed a selection of the lunch offerings ranging from Croque Madame to Salmon Tartare. Everything was fresh, inviting and delicious. Our server was helpful, efficient and very pleasant.
One of my favorite hidden gems in San Francisco.
The food was good, but not outstanding. We ordered escargot for appetizer, which was excellent. The entrees, duck breast and beef bouganon, were good but not exceptional. We had a reservation through OpenTable and arrived on time, but the manager never acknowledged our reservation. The manager was cold, unwelcoming and bordering on being rude, simply told us to wait outside at a table in the cold, "for a few minutes". After a while, we recognized that we were not going to get a table anytime soon. We just grabbed a more shielded outside table for the dinner. The service at the table was fine. But it hardly compensated for the treatment from the manager. I won't go back there any time soon.
I have had dinner and lunch at Baker Street Bistro and they exceeded my expectations both times. For dinner the Bœuf Bourgogne is quintessential comfort food. The salmon at lunch was perfectly cooked and the sauce light and delicious. I feel so happy eating this food! The wine list is small and French, but there's a wine for everything.
The atmosphere and hospitality are the cherry on the top. The very charming staff is attentive and the experience is relaxing. No rush!
I'm in love with the Baker Street Bistro.
Enjoyable night out with friends. Our meal was delicious and elegantly prepared. It is a small and cozy place, but it was not tight. Only minus was a long wait to have our order taken, but appetizers and entrees were served in a well timed manner. You will remember your meal here.
Baker Street Bistro never fails to please. I had the Bourride Provençale -fish soup in lobster broth, my favorite- and my friend had the Pris Fixe of the night, short ribs in lentil stew. We both loved our meals. Friendly and efficient service, not rushed at all. True to the French way of eating.
We all liked our meals. Two of us had Coquilles St-Jacques, one had duck a'la orange, and one had salmon. Everyone praised their meals, which were very well conceived and prepared. We arrived at 6:30 and had to wait outside in the cold for maybe 15 minutes while the previous diners lingered - but the staff brought us a glass of wine while we waited and we really didn't mind. The place itself is tiny, with no separation between tables and it can be fairly loud. It made for a sociable evening though, as we enjoyed brief conversations with our fellow diners. Overall I was impressed and I wouldn't hesitate to return.
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