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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!!!

2953 Baker Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Between Lombard & Greenwich

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 931-1475

Website:
http://www.bakerstreetbistro.com/

Public Transit:
Nearby bus lines include 28, 30, 41, 43, 45, 76

Executive Chef:
Danel de Betelu

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
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Business Meals (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Truly captures the true essence of French cooking! We felt like we were Paris or Lyon. The entire staff blessed us with great care! Merci!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The four of us throughly enjoyed our meals. We have come back to this restaurant often and have never been disappointed. Must try the strawberry dessert. It's amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

As close as you can get to a Paris cafe, and still be in San Francisco.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Cute place with thoughtful decor and charming ambiance, nice waitress, food was pretty good although not blown away. I was overall pleased with it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great French food. Loved the boeuf bourguignon and the onion soup. Small place. Always nice to be served in French as expats.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

He was hot

Tags: Authentic, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Le Croque Monsieur, c'etait EXCELLENT! Une bonne 'spot' pour le dejeuner...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We were recommended to The Bistro. And I must tell you that it was fabulous. I had the lamb chops and they were unbelievable. I hope they enjoy continued success

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Been for dinner and lunch. We travel to San Francisco for appointments and always catch lunch or dinner here. Great place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food, wine, service and ambiance make for a lovely dinner at a very reasonable cost at this neighborhood gem. I would not change a thing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

outstanding service Staff made suggestions which added to our comfort , discussed food and responded instantly to small emergency

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The woman who served has been there for years, she's great - she even helped me park my car!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Wonderful evening at Baker Street Bistro! thanks for making our anniversary so memorable!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 13, 2017

An authentic slice of France right here in San Francisco, with outstanding cuisine by Chef Danel. Always a warm welcome from their friendly and professional staff, too. Highly recommended!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Was exactly what we would want in a neighborhood restaurant. We had a great evening.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The best french food, great ambience

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 3, 2017

They were short a server so service was very slow. Food was great when it finally arrived.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We had a horrible experience. Sad

Tags: Casual
1 person found this review helpful.
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Baker St Bistro is a neighborhood gem and a great destination restaurant! The food, service and ambiance are always great. It is a wonderful option for locals and visitors to enjoy delightful French cuisine.

Tags: Seasonal, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2017

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).

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Its always a good place, french country style cooking

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Everything was great other than my date!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Delicious French Bistro. Confirt food done well. Cozy atmosphere. We'll go here again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Nice place to have a good meal, conversation in a relaxed, cozy, "bistro" environment. The portions are quite generous, the food delicious in a quiet neighborhood.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Good service. Good food. Pleasant surroundings. What's not to like?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Nothing really outstanding. They had to pull the table and chairs to be able to get out after tables around had been occupied. Tabled too packed together in small room to maximize profit.

Friendly competent staff.

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