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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
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.
Baker Street Bistro is my go to place in Cow Hollow for delicious and authentic French food. I had a friend visiting from Washington, D.C. and rather than try a few different restaurants in the area, she chose to eat at Baker Street every evening! It's also lovely for lunch & brunch in the sun with their sidewalk cafe. The service is well timed, the wine list is reasonably priced and the atmosphere is warm and cozy.
My wife and I used to be regulars at Baker Street, but had not been there for several years. We remembered why we enjoyed it so much. We were greeted on a wet evening with the warm and inviting interior, the open kitchen providing heat and activity, and an almost full restaurant helping create a family-style atmosphere. We had appetizers of a duck confit salad and traditional escargot in garlic butter, both prepared simply but with care. For main courses, we had a roast salmon filet on a bed of spinach, carrot and ginger with a beurre blanc sauce and a traditional Bourride Provençale, seafood stew. Both were excellent, cooked to perfection and tasty. We finished with a cheese plate, by which time the restaurant had emptied out, and we left shortly after, happy and hoping for a return trip soon.
Baker Street Bistro is definitely a neighborhood restaurant and if you dine early, the limited parking of the neighborhood is manageable. The varied offerings which are well-seasoned and served by extremely pleasant servers make this a pleasant place to have dinner out.
The food was good, plenty of mussels if you order the main dish. French fries went well and they are tasty too. A little bit noisy from the open kitchen's hood but didn't ruin our conversation. I would go back if I happen to be in area but I wouldn't try to make my way that far for French food.
We've eaten at Baker Street Bistro several times, it's always enjoyable. The atmosphere is casual and very cozy, the tables are placed close together.
I've had many dishes there, but my favorite is always the NY Strip with pomes frittes and for dessert, the vanilla ice cream with strawberries and reduced balsamic viniagrette.
We love going to this restaurant. The hostess/waitperson is so welcoming and interested in making diners comfortable and the meal enjoyable. Service is prompt and not invasive. Everything my party and I ordered was delicious, nicely presented, and fresh. The charcuterie plate had an abundant variety of tasty meats and pâté. The bourride was, as usual, delicious. The scallops with broccoli purée was excellent. For dessert the strawberries cooked in balsamic vinegar is a creative accompaniment to the vanilla ice cream. The crème brûlée is a classic. Wines by the glass are reasonably priced.
We came here on New Year's Eve-Eve - less crowded. Mais oui, the Food and Service were just outstanding. Not cheap, mind you, but you definitely get what you pay for. Boef Burgignon, Steak, Risotto and Scallops all to perfection and Tarte a poire to swoon for. What can I say, I am a sucker for French cuisine. Well worth it for special occasions. Lunch menu looks good too, a little less pricey.
Great neighborhood bistro. Heard about it on Bay Area Check Please. We drove from Menlo Park in lots of traffic. The reason I am mentioning this is that it is the only reason why I would not return on a regular basis. Delicious food and darling waitress who I think was taking care of a full restaurant.
For a first time customer such as I, it was apparent that this restaurant is a labour of love. It is either a love of profit or, in the best case scenario, of financial survival at any cost.
Let's get the essentials out of the way first. As far as French country side food goes, it was good. The duck was nicely done: tender, flavorful. The chocolate desert I chose was smooth and just the right amount of sweet. This is comfort food familiar to a lot of European rural residents. There is nothing out of the ordinary here.
What was unexpected however, was the overall experience. The dining area is tight, tired and uncomfortable. The tables are unstable. The tableware and cutlery have been used beyond their serviceable life spans. You'll find the restroom, probably the only one in the entire place, behind the bar and a curtain. It's the door right next to the table where the store bought baguette has been pre-cut and is waiting to be wrapped and served. The entire building expresses the tired and disingenuous San Francisco sales pitch of authentic charm when in fact, it is a propped up ruin that should have been dispatched decades ago.
And about the French thing......Yes, the restauranteur is French, the recipes are French and the patio chairs out front appear identical to those used in various French cities. But the whole place runs on latin-American labor and none appear to be very happy about working there. I am pretty sure their health benefits, career development, apprenticeship opportunities are much different from those available to their French counter parts working in say... Toulouse.
Found street parking very close by, so I guess that was nice...
This is one of our favorite places in SF. Went for my birthday this weekend and for my husband's birthday three months ago. Food is always excellent and the staff is great.
we have a long list of dietary restrictions and they work with us every time.
we have never been there for lunch but that is next on out list to try.
A really cute little French Bistro.
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