Barcha

4.6
434 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
At Barcha, we love the process of cooking and its end result, happiness. We welcome you in a warm modern space and the largest Heated Patio in the Financial District. Our inspiration is that of the Mediterranean with its wonderful diverse cultures, cuisines and wines. Our menu reflect flavors from South of France, Spain, Tunisia and the Middle East.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–7:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 957-5463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michel Adams
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Private party facilities
We have several Event Spaces: 3 Patios, the Chandelier Room and a Full Venue Buy-Out.
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Private party contact
Thomas Cardenas: (415) 957-5468
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Catering
Catering Manager - Thomas Cardenas
Email - thomas.barcha@gmail.com
Catering Direct Line - (415) 967-5468
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Cross street
Market and Mission St, South East corner, by Market St
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Parking details
Parking available in the 425 Market Parking Garage as well as street parking for $15 after 4pm, entrance close at 8pm.
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Public transit
Close to the Embarcadero BART and Muni stops
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us at Barcha for a celebration of the New Year. We are serving a $95, 4 course menu with multiple choices. Vegetarian options, no vegan options. Guests need to order the menu except kids under 10 years old. Corkage is $50/Bottle max 1 bottle per table. 18% gratuity will be added to all checks.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 434 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, nice feel to the place, very convenient and flexible around getting us in and seated; saved our evening.

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FL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is sooo good!! Service was great...very happy with this experience!

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KB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Meh. Won’t be back. Not worth writing al least 59 letters....

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JL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular and interesting food, professional service. Barcha is simply a very, very good restaurant.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Given the price, the food was not impressive at all. We were expecting middle eastern food, but it was just a random hodgepodge of cuisines, and nothing was great. Service and drinks were just okay.

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OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped in for a quick drink and some light bites. Beef dumplings were great.

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall the restaurant's food, service is outstanding. Very friendly atmosphere. The only reason for the "Good" rating would be its very busy (noisy) and I feel it's due to the confined spacing. Too many tables all pushed together. I felt very crowded, otherwise it gets an "Outstanding"

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, awesome location! Party of 9 enjoyed our first time there definitely will go back

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R
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food!

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good location for a quick business lunch. Reservations are a must as it gets busy. The tables are spaced close together so it does feel a little cramped. Food was good and service attentive.

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QL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a quick, delicious, satisfying yet healthy lunch!

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service although a tad pricey. Get you in and out quick for a business lunch. Don't like how they make everyone in your party be present before they will seat you. Had one individual get hung up in a meeting and was late. Had to get special permission to be seated and start on an appetizer and drinks.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sucked. Overpriced. Lamb rice was good

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The host was rude about seating us because only five of the six people in our party was there. After delaying seating us they told us we could only have the table for a short time because of another reservation coming in. The food and server was great but I won’t be going back because of the host.

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W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fresh delicious seasonal
But noisy

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was overall delicious as always! But lunch better value on both portion and food selection. They didn’t wish my friend a Happy Birthday or do anything complimentary for a desert- but they did give us the booth I requested!
Would dine again, just not for dinner.

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London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s my go to spot for a fast, delicious lunch with colleagues

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent! Can't ask for much more!

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little too loud for a work lunch

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JR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, excellently prepared Mediterranean food. Heavy on the Turkish cuisine, which is one of my favorites. Service is nothing but accommodating and polite. My vegetarian daughter and I had an all-veg meal composed of two mezze and two salads, all of which we split. It was perfectly satisfying.

Doggie boxes are left at the hostess stand and the diner is given a claim check for picking them up, which is so much nicer than having to manage them at the table.

The tables are a little too close together for comfort or any kind of private conversation, and the restaurant is, like most, intolerably noisy. We sat indoors, but the outdoor seating looks very nice and I'm sure is fully occupied at lunchtime.

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TE
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We had a reservation for wks and had to ask for the manager after 20 min of waiting. At least the manager comped some appies but difficult to wait for a lunch meeting. Went back that evening to meet a friend (their suggestion) and they refused to sit us till everyone was there at 5:30! Place was empty. Staff seemed not happy and host was awful. There are so many choices in San Fran they need to get it together

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CS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Hard to find a nice-ish sit-down spot in the fidi that’s not $35 entrees, but Barcha checks off all the boxes. A little noisy but otherwise nice.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The entry experience can be improved. At 11:30am, the front door was so backed up with people waiting to be seated that several parties had to stand and prop open the front door. It was very awkward to keep tab on who got their first to speak with the greeter. Not a pleasant experience especially seeing that the restaurant itself was primarily empty with a bunch of the servers huddled in the back waiting for the diners to be seated. Need to welcome guests immediately then move them to their seats more efficiently.

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BB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Tasty bites can be found in this downtown go-to for well-executed Mediterranean fare. It tends to be loud there by design -- lots of hard-drinking work gatherings bring the experience up or down a notch depending on your druthers.

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TF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I have dined at Barcha at least 6-8 times with good experiences. On Thursday the food was mediocre, service very poor inattentive and slow. Not sure i’ll Return.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really awesome! The best waiter, he was nice & friendly

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E
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is good, clean, and simple - I always enjoy having lunch at Barcha. The service is friendly and prompt.

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T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Barcha is a great spot to grab lunch for business. Quick service with a reservation and a good range of menu items.

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WM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Too noisy. We asked the restaurant to lower the music level and this did not happen. Too noisy for a business lunch.

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F
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The vegetarian dishes were good, but the meat dishes were a bit too sweet for our liking.
The carafe of Pinot Noir we ordered was very stale, tasted like it was a bottle that had been opened for a few days. Overall experience was ok, nothing special.

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TJ
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I loved the salad (with butternut squash and blue cheese) and enjoyed the hummus. But it was almost too loud for my friend and I to carry on a conversation.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Schwarma sandwiches for lunch are a good size with high quality ingredients. Nice pickled veggies along with the salad.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance

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P
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and the ambience!! A great place for any occasion.

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S
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friends with very different food allowances (vegan / pescatarian / meat eater); something delicious for all. A real find!

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A
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The roast potatoes are a must have. Vegetarian options are severely limited but the heirloom tomato and buratta salad makes up for this !

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J
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and wait staff were awesome. They were able to accommodate our team and the service was excellent.

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HE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is good, convenient location in the fidi area. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating. Price is a bit high for lunch but again the food and service were good.

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KZ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The worst customer service I've ever experienced in my life completely due to a terrible GM. Not only was he arrogant and rude to our business guests but he made it very clear he put his bottom line above providing even a half decent experience to his guests. I would never again bring a client to this restaurant . It was shocking how blatantly rude he was to everyone- myself, my guests, and very obviously his own staff. I'd take my money and give it to almost any other restaurant in this area.

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