Bar Agricole

4.5
1599 reviews
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Bar Agricole is a contemporary tavern situated on an industrial block of San Francisco’s SOMA district. We feature traditional cocktails from spirits that celebrate the rich tradition of farmhouse distilling, natural wines, and Northern California cuisine made with ingredients sourced from local organic and biodynamic farms.
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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the menu simplicity. Great ingredients prepared expertly. Could become a go-to standard.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I’m amazed this restaurant is still open. They only had 2 main entrees on the menu: chicken and trout. We got a plate of awful salami for $37 and a plate of inedible cheese for another $12. They only have one of each brand of alcohol (one vodka, one gin, etc.). They don’t serve any sodas nor do they have any artificial sweeteners for your coffee because “it goes against their principles” - we got a pedantic lecture from the waiter. One of the worst dining experiences we’ve ever had. Don’t eat here.

R
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but the waiter was slow and arrogant.

EA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The gentleman that called to confirm my special request was very helpful and was able to get me exactly what i requested. I appreciated the extra level of care.

The food menu is rather light with options, only one chicken and one pescatarian dish for proteins, and not much else to choose from. What we did order was quite delicious. Minus the champagne, value was OK at $80/ea (tip included). The drink menu was rather impressive so maybe it’s a better spot to go for cocktails than a fancy dinner.

The service was fine and the atmosphere was good. Overall it was a reasonable experience, but not one I would repeat more than once every year or two. It’s worth going to at least once - maybe it will be your favorite new place!

LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I’d like to give Bar Agricole a second chance. I was a bit underwhelmed by our experience.

MS
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flexible when we changed the time of our reservation on short notice.
Bar service and food were excellent!

AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The team at Bar Agricole made our special occasion truly delightful. It was a little difficult to figure out how much food to order for a large group, but our servers were excellent and adaptable.

AR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful experience at Bar Agricole with my party of 8! The food was wholesome and delicious. The drinks were perfectly crafted and unique. Couldn't recommend more highly, but then again, what do you expect from a two-time James Beard award-winner!

ED
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have a work party and were scheduled to sit outside, but were moved inside last min as the space was rented out. IT was great food, service was nice and not too noisy. Expensive but would definitely go again!

KK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really fresh as they claim to be serving farm to table. Very easy to get reservation on a week day. Good food and drinks

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Was seated in between 2 tables, about a foot apart. Awkward to say the least - had to work very hard not to eavesdrop on either party’s conversation.

MB
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Bar Agricole has a great atmosphere which combines rustic and modern elements; it won a national design award. Our drinks were outstanding. We shared small plates and a dessert. The smoked salmon fritters and sauce were excellent. The platter of house-made charcuterie featured flavorsome and interesting selections with stoneground and raspberry (house-made) mustards, a large raw carrot and two slices of thick seeded bread. A few crackers would have been welcome, and the carrot would have been more inviting had it been at least halved vertically or gently pickled with perhaps a little Pernod. The romaine salad was nicely presented but even for me, who prefers an acidic dressing, there was too much vinegar. A trifle with apriums and nectarines with lemon verbena was delcious.

PF
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were attentive and friendly without being over-bearing. We enjoyed some excellent cocktails, especially the "El Presidente". One of our party is a beer drinker and while the beer available was very good the selection was sparse. The food was flavourful and interesting and the family style service made it easy to order an appropriate amount for how hungry everyone was. This wasn't my first visit and it won't be my last.

J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I hadn’t been to the restaurant in a while. It’s still a beautiful venue. The acoustics, however, are a challenge. Music should be turned down. The gem lettuce salad was outstanding, and the chicken and poached egg with grits were delicious. Having only two main dishes is a serious drawback and disappointment. The kitchen is talented enough to add at least two more choices. As great as the charcuterie and cheese array looked, it’s no substitute for a main dish of meat and pasta, as examples. I would definitely warn anyone to whom I would recommend Bar Agricola about the menu limitations.

LB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The cocktails were phenomenal; food was good, but very pricey for what it was.

JO
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and drinks were excellent. Will definitely come back.

l
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Looking for last minute reservations for 6 on Memorial Day, we ended up at Bar Agricole. Our waiter was just a tad too earnest, but otherwise really good. After hearing they had recently won (a James Beard Foundation?) national award for their cocktail program, we ordered a few great cocktails. Our dinner was carefully prepared and proudly served. The tamale was delicious as was the stewed mole beef. The portions were somewhat small, especially the $38 salumi board and the four cured anchovies for $12. The price point was just a too bit above my comfort level.

Beautiful physical space. We will be back for a cocktail again.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tom at the front desk was a sweetheart and accommodated our ask to sit outside. Our server (blanking on name- gentleman on a Thurs night) was outstanding in terms of knowledge, service, and fun vibe. My team loved the night and the resto let us stay outside WELL past closing. Definitely will be a repeat for us! Perfect!

SF
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails. Food very good, though aside from the 3 mains the portions are a bit small. The whole cod was phenomenal.

FC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved the ambiance at Bar Agricole! It was quiet, sleek, modern and yet had a welcoming warmth to it. The service was spectacular and it seemed the entire service staff was taking care of us. It is so intimate and special. I cannot wait to go back again and take some more friends! Also, congrats on winning the James Beard Award, you all definitely deserve it!

CM
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had an absolute wonderful time! The service staff were very attentive and very friendly! We will be back!

B
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Interesting flavors, a varied but brief menu on Friday evening, service good when you get their attention (which isn't often enough), but menu is pricey - e.g., $5/oyster and $66 whole cod.

b
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous...loved it! We were a group of six and food was wonderful, servers were attentive and accommodating, and the space is beautiful!

CB
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was very salty, waitress provided good service. Expected food to be favorable, not salty.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although it was noisy because of a large party going on, our waitperson was kind enough to reseat us. The lower dining room was quieter and we had a great time and a fantastic meal!

JO
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and we decided to sit outside. Even though it was a bit chilly, the above table heater provided plenty of warmth. Service was attentive and the cocktails and food outstanding.

P
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Really terrible food. Never been so underwhelmed by a restaurant. No wonder why it was empty on a Friday night.

BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere with chill music on the well-heated patio. Really enjoyed the food and personal touches of the chef visiting the table and an attentive server.

l
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Portions small
Not great for sharing
Food .... unremarkable
Design .... very cool
Drinks - great

KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Bar Agricole is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food, but the menu needs some work. It is divided into 3 sections--small, medium, and large plates. Small plates range from $10-15, medium from $13-21, and large from $40-80. We ordered a large brazilian sausage and beans dish for $75 and it arrived in a bowl large enough to feed 2 people. I'm still shocked that this dish would be this price, especially a "large" one at that. The food prices are simply not a good price for the quantity. The food was delicious, but a plate of sausage and beans is simply never worth $75.

I think the ideal way to enjoy Bar Agricole is to sit at the bar and order a cocktail, with some sides to munch on. That would be much better value for the money.

SH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decor was minimalist but very clean and inviting. Menu was unique and tasty. Cocktails were well done. Great service. We had a great experience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very expensive and doesn’t have the service to match

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

I arranged a dinner for 10 as follow up to a long day of meetings. The level of service our table received left me absolutely embarrassed. Starting with fact that we were only allowed one carafe of water because we were informed that all other carafes were frozen. We were instructed that only one person from our table was allowed to enter orders. Which extended even to drink orders even after multiple requests to our server to move along the table and not force each attendee to shout at her or each other. Most of our other orders were met at best with “why?” or more frequently “no, we can’t.” Your chef/ food saved it from a total disaster. But the overall experienced guaranteed that two major corporations will never dine with you again personally or professionally.

G
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality, service, ambiance all 5 stars. Food a tad bland, but I think they are going for 'simple'. Generally speaking, that is OK but with the price, i'd like a lil more pazzaz. Give food 4/5 stars. Cocktails were 5/5.

A
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and attractive. Outstanding food. Unique. Great taste.

EN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for groups with just the right setting to have conversation over first class food. Service was impeccable.

SC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely excperience - great waitress and amazing food

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Overpriced: portions of food and cocktails are invisible.
Light is too poor on the table, you can barerely see what you eat and the people you are sharing your meal with.
Ideal for people who love to spend money just for spending money, not actually enjoying in return.

s
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cod was simply amazing. We love visiting this place all the time.

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent. Can find same quality food in a cheaper place. Do not fall for the Cod!

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