Bar Cesar

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$30 and under
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Mexican
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MC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint was that the music was loud when we first arrived. However our server was very responsive and turned it down.

The menu is absolutely great!

TT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well-prepared hash with potatoes and poached egg. Excellent French toast with fruit and creme anglaise. Pleasant setting, excellent service, a bit too noisy.

RP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a late evening dinner after seeing two movies at the Piedmont. Food and drinks were all delicious, especially the shrimp tacos and the grilled corn. Good, friendly service and quiet enough for thoughtful and lively conversation.

AL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was exceptional. Some of the best home fries and huevos rancheros I have ever had. Thanks.

n
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us had dinner together. Having been there many times, we knew that we would get good service and good food. We shared a number of tapes and entries including the delicious Brussels sprouts, guacamole and warm chips, fish tacos, enchiladas, chicken tacos...all as good as they usually are. Wait staff at Bar Cesar cot I use to be warm welcoming and in good spirits ad well worth a good tip! This is a great neighborhood spot for a small real, a large meal, a drink or two....and it is also worth a drive to get there.

TC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible- had to ask for water and to order a drink. Would have had another but waitress never came back. Husbands main dish never came so he had to go look for our server and ask what was keeping it to discover there was a mix up between the server and the kitchen and his entree was never ordered. There was a somewhat apology and that was that. Will never go back. Food was ok. Service obviously terrible.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food server. The hostess was distracted and seemed indifferent to us being there.

TM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming here for the past couple years and I’ve never been disappointed.

BW
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had salmon tacos and shrimp tacos--delicious. Sat at a table in front by the window--very pleasant. Service was helpful without being overbearing.

BW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was fresh, well-prepared, and tasty. Service was friendly. But my entree was not delivered until after everyone else in our party of 7 was done eating. No apologies were offered.

The noise level was not "energetic" (as your rating scale has it); it was unbearably noisy! The "background music" was noisy and made people talk even louder. Conversation over the dinner table was more or less impossible.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently fun place to grab drinks and food on Piedmont Ave.

VL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Good potion size for tapas. Friend and efficient service. House wine was okay, but many options available. Overall, great dining experience.

HB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Terribly confused service. I'm empathetic when orders are mixed up the first time, but after three times, I gave up hope of receiving the drink I'd ordered. Not a great Happy Hour experience. We were a table of five, I'd reserved ahead, and because I work in food, I know I am a responsible and sensitive guest. I was extremely disappointed and will hesitate to visit Bar Cesar again.

F
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I’m not sure what happened to the food here. It use to be great but this time it was terrible. We got tacos. Meats were so dry and tasted old. Service was awful. They kept forgetting my daughters food. Not going back.

MH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious and accommodating. The manager is exceptional. Feel very lucky to live within walking distance. This is my go-to place, especially Warriors' games.

MH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a huge fan of this place. Great food, friendly staff. Very accommodating. Really can’t say enough good things.

IR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was somewhat concerned making this reservation, especially on a busy day....MOTHERS DAY....and also because we were taking a family member from out of town there to also celebrate Mothers Day with us.

We had great service.... Victor was very attentive and fun! Food was great...looked just like the photos on the website. Parking not an issue with the large parking lot behind the restaurant.

I have already recommended this restaurant to my son who is in the restaurant business. We will return.

E
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The service was pleasant but uneven. The house drinks are always excellent. I had the Sangrada Margarita with Hibiscus and the Farmers Garden.

The food is solid with excellent with Guacamole and Patatas Bravas and a nice selection to Street Tacos form duck to fish to pork.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The service was very poor: we had a reservation but they tried to seat us by the bathroom despite empty but un-bussed tables, strange timing (people served at significantly different times, entrees before drinks, water after food), unfriendly attitude, long wait times. Food not great: Ceviche contained more cucumber than scallops. Chile relleno contained barely cooked veggies, hardly any cheese, and was smothered in watery sauce. At the end of the meal the waiter literally slapped the bill down without saying anything and walked away.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Thanks for the vegan options!

JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great time at Dining Out for Life - they serve great food and give back to the community

JL
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We'd love to come back when the restaurant is not so busy and noisy, if that's possible. The food was excellent and there are many menu choices.

L
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

There was not enough staff for a Sunday Brunch time. There was too much time between providing our orders and receiving them. It's unfortunate that businesses continue this trend of understaffing, therefore, causing inconvenience to the customers. I won't be returning to Bar Cesar as I no longer patronize other businesses that have this issue. My time and $$ are valuable and if you want either, increase your staff and provide service that your customers deserve.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Victor is great.

R
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived about 45 mins early and there was no one at the front to greet us. We walked in and sat at the bar since there was a couple of seats open. We had a great time at the bar, enjoyed our food and cocktails. We’ll definitely be going back.

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always had a great experience at Bar Cesar's. The food is very tasty - always! The service excellent. We have eatne at this Bar Cesar's (on Piedmont Avenue) probably 8 or 10 times and have never been disappointed.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good! Haven’t been to Bar Cesar for a few years. It seemed to struggle for a while in the past. The other night I was very impressed. Service was very good and very attentive. Generally it was a very nice evening. Oh, and Wednesday’s the bottles of wine are 50% off so that was s very good deal!

UC
San Francisco
179 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A good neighborhood place on Piedmont Ave. that's usually got a place for us when we want it. Mainly Mexican/ Californian food. Service is improving. It can be very very noisy at certain times.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Servers were not friendly and had a really bad attitude the entire time. One server in particular did not seem happy to be working there which made our experience terrible.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

I gave 3 stars for service due not to our table server.... but to another worker who we tried to engage with over the margaritas. He was abrupt and dismissive. Our table server was sweet.

SG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the food and the atmosphere. Service was with a smile and trying hard, just really disorganized

DT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Second date night with other half and our daughters. First time visit for our girls. Made reservations but wasn't thrilled where we were placed (patio area - benches are not comfortable and way too high). Menu was different than our first time visit and a bit more expensive. Aioli was a bit too spicy. That being said, will visit again but probably not in the near future.

K
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food at good prices, really warm, convivial atmosphere.

HK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Overpriced food, for the most part. Very small portions considering prices. Dishes could be elevated significantly.

SD
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Creative and good tasting dishes!
Friendly staff, good bar scene.

D
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed my meal and will go back. Service was a little slow and am looking forward to going back.

MV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I tried the Restaurant Week menu and the all the options were so good and tasty, even the pomegranate lemonade was great. I’d definitely come back here!

EM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Bar Cesar has a good drink and food menu. The service was excellent and the vibe was fun. The tapas portions were perfect for our group. I highly recommend this restaurant for any get together. Excellent location on Piedmont Ave.

SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved this place for a special occasion. In the heart of piedmont. Good ambiance and well meaning staff. Liked the food selection and vibe. Good for smaller groups have neighborhood feeling!

TT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I went for brunch and we were quite impressed. My girlfriend had chorizo and eggs while I had the carnitas, potatoes, and two eggs. Both of our meals were outstanding. I could only eat half of mine and the other half made for a great breakfast the next day ! Oh....did I mention bottomless mimosas ?
Overall great job and service as well !

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