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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (6)
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Notable Wine List (6)
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·Dined 4 days ago

For my Wife's special birthday Baker Street Bistro was the best choice. Once we entered the bistro the waitress knew that we asked for a window table and it's was my wife's birthday. The bistro looks like a restaurant straight from Paris where we had visited several times. The salads, entrees: my three lamb chops were cooked just right medium rase and my wife's duck were excellent. The salads were very large and can be shared. We had to take home one of the lamb chops, potatoes and my wife's spinach since we were so full. The bistro placed a candle on my wife's dessert for her birthday. The service was excellent - they checked on us throughout the meal and we were not rushed. There are only 10 tables but we did not feel too close to other customers and noise level was acceptable. We had traveled from the East Bay but we plan to return when we want French Food. The prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

OMG! What a find. Great salads and french onion soup, fantastic entrees and a great dessert to finish things off. Very close seating, but comfy. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Terrific French onion soup. Service attentive. And you can talk to each other.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always great food, service, ambience at Baker Street Bistro. Have been going for years and will continue to go again!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I would only return for the mussels; they were delicious! The onion soup had a lot of cheese but was lacking in flavor. Unfortunately we ended the meal with lousy coffee instead of strong French coffee.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always lovely. A great neighborhood spot for all occasions.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of our favorites ...authentic French food and atmosphere.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very authentic. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good food. Good ambience. Quiet enough to talk!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Nice neighborhood place, good food, friendly and efficient service. The mussels were very good, as was the lamb stew and the steak. Portion size is generous.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Cozy restaurant with very excellent, authentic French bistro food

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful, friendly people, who provided ok service. Didn't seem to have enough personnel on hand to make it good. Huge portions on the food, but it was only ok. My Croque Madame arrived with its fried egg with the white still uncooked. Servers was nice about my comment, took it back to the kitchen, and it came back to me still with uncooked, slimy white. She took it back and this time it arrived back cooked, so much so that the yolk was smashed and cooked to death. As for the rest of the sandwich, it was smothered in goopy sauce. I don't recommend this dish! There were other things on the menu that looked appealing, should have tried on of them instead. The place is charming, so the ambiance is very nice -- but the food, at least based on my experience, don't expect anything really good here. (My companion had a salad, and she didn't seem very enthused about it as well.)

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always great when you feel like a little trip to Paris.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Loved this restaurant. Service wonderful. The mussels were awesome!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food and service always excellent!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful experience. Comfortable, warm atmosphere and delicious food. Service was exceptional and personal.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

There is my favorite restaurant!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Really good, classic bistro food such as you find in neighborhood restaurants in Paris. Small, friendly, personal. I gave 5 stars not because it's high-end gourmet food, but because it does an excellent job at being what it claims to be--authentic, traditional French food. You can get your onion soup, snails, mussels, steak frites, boeuf bourgignon, duck à l'orange, etc.; have crème brulée, chocolate mousse, profiteroles, tarte tatin, isle flotant for dessert, maybe with an espresso chaser, and go away happy. Salads are tasty and generous and not just plain green; e.g., they do one with warm goat cheese and a really interesting one called "southwest," and they don't mean New Mexico; it comes with smoked duck breast and paté. The bar is not extensive (no campari the night we were there) but the wine list is solid.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

A real neighborhood gem with a great $25 3-course prix fixe. Love their french fries and the strawberry balsamic dessert. Will be back for sure!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had a really nice lunch here. Service was good without being intrusive. Very good burger, frites and salad.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have been bringing friends over the years to introduce them to this restaurant. The service is impeccable, the food is always excellent, and consistently prepared with great care. The prices for a French restaurant are more than reasonable and there are 3 or 4 specials on top of the regular menu.
I enjoyed sharing the dishes from my country of origin. It is the only place I know that serves Ile flottante as a dessert, a dish my grand mother was making me when I was a child.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

A nice quiet, delicious meal away from the bustle. He meal was memorable and outstanding.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We returned from Paris earlier this week; still tired from our trip, decided not to cook and popped over to Baker Street Bistro (BSB) for San Francisco’s version of the food we’d been eating for the past couple of weeks. The food at BSB was fantastic, service prompt, atmosphere relaxed and the cost very reasonable. If the wine were a bit cheaper I’d say the most restaurants in Paris had nothing on BSB.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Consistent. Friendly. All that is should be for what it is.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went there before the Symphony. Our reservation was for when they opened at 5:30, so we were the first customers. Nice menu, delicious duck, attentive service. I was expecting difficult parking, but we were able to park two blocks away on the street. I’d go again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have eaten at Backer Street Bistro two times and were impressed by the menu selection ambience, and service. It reminded us of an authentic French bistro. Neighborhood location. No problem parking on Friday night. Reservations were at a peak time and made four hours earlier.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Baker St Bistro is as close to a true Parisian cafe as we have here in SF. The food is legit and reliable

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful food and service, as always. I took my mom who was visiting from out of town, and she raved about the food the rest of her stay. Will definitely be back soon!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lovely French Bistro. OutstNding service and, oooh, those mussels and

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

What a disappointment. I have been going there for years and this time everything was not up to par. Something was wrong. The chicken salads were most disappointing. I felt the chicken was frozen and prepared the day before. I will give them one more chance.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We have made the trip from San Jose to Baker Street Bistro several times and have always enjoyed our visits. The food and service are consistently outstanding and the prices are quite reasonable. We recommend this restaurant to all.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Again, after 8 years, it’s wonderful to return to a favourite restaurant and see it has withstood the test of time. Un vrai bistrot français.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Attentive servers, Varied menu which was delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a delicious dinner here before attending a show at the Palace of Fine Arts. The Baker Street Bistro has been in business for at least 28 years in the Marina, so they are doing something right! Very French, cosy and delicious food. Staff was very nice. \

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This is the second time we went to dinner at Baker Street Bistro. A small neighborhood restaurant. Excellent! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I had not been here in years! Great location, wonderful service and very good food. Absolutely on the list of regular spots going forward.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was a one of kind restaurant tucked into the neighborhood just outside the Presidio. All French, including the wines. The French-onion soup was excellent. I had the Boeuf Bourguignon and my companion had the Saumon Rôti. Both were delicious. We came on a special occasion after attending a performance at the Palace of Fine Arts which is an easy 4 block walk away. And there is good parking in the old Letterman Hosp underground garage just 2 blocks away, if you don't want to risk getting your car dinged in tight street parking. This was a unique and enjoyable dining experience, which we recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Dishes were good and generous. Some were more visually attractive than tasty: scallops. The accompanying sauces weren't as tasteful as expected but pretty to look at.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

A neighborhood-y gem. Went there for a romantic first date last week but have also enjoyed it with my sons, with my aging parents, with friends. Versatile and charming.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Bread was somewhat stale. Outside tables were tilted. Outstanding Lamb Chops. Good location for North Bay people coming in to SF for Theater/Concerts - can stop right after bridge, and have an early dinner while downtown SF traffic lessens

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