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About Bistro 10UN

Students Learn the Reality of the Restaurant World
The Art Institute of California - San Francisco is proud to announce the opening of Bistro 10UN a seasonal, friendly, and affordable student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco in the heart of San Francisco's Civic Center district.

"We're thrilled to solidify our place in San Francisco's culinary arts community with the opening of Bistro 10UN," said Art Institute of California - San Francisco President Byron Chung. "Whether the students are working in the kitchen or taking orders, it's an opportunity to learn all the facets of the restaurant business, preparing future culinary professionals for careers in the Bay Area and beyond."

1130 Market Street, 10 UN Plaza, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Open for Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:45 PM - 1:45 PM Closed from Dec 15th - Jan 18th

Cross Street:
7th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 276-4048

Website:
http://www.bistro10un.com/

Entertainment:
Please contact the us at Bistro10UN@gmail.com with any reservation inquiries.

Catering:
Please contact the us at Bistro10UN@gmail.com with any reservation inquiries.

Public Transit:
Civic Center Bart

Executive Chef:
Brian Shulse

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the us at Bistro10UN@gmail.com with any reservation inquiries.

Private Party Contact:
Manuel Montalban: (415) 276-4048

Additional:
Banquet, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Private Room

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact the us at Bistro10UN@gmail.com with any reservation inquiries.

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Details
Thu - Fri 11:45AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

I have been going to Bistro 10UN for many years. I understand that because they are mostly students learning in the SFAI program the expectations should be moderate. Some of the food can be really good at times. Unfortunately, after we ordered we were informed that one of the main courses we ordered was no longer available, We were there on the early side so that is not acceptable. The bread was overcooked and the wait person even asked us "Is the bread overcooked?" when we said yes she said she would bring us fresh bread but never did. I will probably go back again because t is a good value and close to work, but I will no longer recommend it to others.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This a culinary school, so anyone going should relax and understand students are learning the profession.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Staff a little bit overwhelmed by the numbers in our party. Not sure if appetizer tart was suppose to be cold but would recommend serving it warmed up not room temperature. My selection for main course was the salmon. The middle was undercooked. Dessert presentation was excellent. Portions were very, very generous. Overall experience completed the day trip from out of town.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was delicious! The students are still learning and they got the taste right. The plate of the main course could have looked better. Dessert was amazing. We called ahead for one guest who has allergies. They didn't know about it so she felt short changed and could not eat a full 3 courses.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 4, 2017

reall good food in a great setting especially for lunch; limited pri fixe menu

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

One has to give some leeway since the cooking and serving are done by students of the culinary institute. This being the case, one cannot complain about the food itself. The steak I had was correctly made (the polenta was very good!), the deviled eggs was good and the dessert was delicious. The problem? The host was surly and did not appreciate any kind of request even when it is their fault, i.e., coffee cup had to be replaced due to being dirty, refill for coffee and that we stayed longer to get the dessert even though we stated up front that we were having the full 3 course menu. If you take him out of the equation, then it is a very nice place to try!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The food was great, the service was good. I tried the Salmon and Ravioli, among the best i've had anywhere.

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

Fine dining bargain downtown. I had an excellent 3 course lunch here. The grilled fennel salad with pomelo and parsley oil was innovative and a perfect starter dish. As a posole connoisseur, I had to try the version here. It was comfort food elevated with a distinctive broth and quality ingredients.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

As this is a cooking school one should adjust their expectation. A 3 course prix fixe menu is offered with a choice for each course which includes tea. My bill was $21. There is no wine or spirits available. Service was spotty. The servers still have not learned to get comfortable with guests. The restaurant is located on the 6th floor. Guests will need to register with the security desk in the lobby.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2017

The decor and atmosphere was really nice. Not to noise, and it fit well as if dining in a fine dining restaurant. What really surprised me was when I order the grilled salmon. I am someone who is really picky with fish, but this was seasoned well, and paired with the sided dishes made it taste really delicious. I get it a student run restaurant, but they are doing there best, and I would come back and bring some friends too.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2016

My reservation was for 1:15 pm on a Thursday.Service was good but I very disappointed they did have two out of the three entrees featuring Pork chops or Salmon which I woould have bery much liked. Instead I was offerred the vegetarian dish with faro anddddd it was not satisfying for me.

I've eaten at 10UN three times previously and was able to choose from the three available entrees. My firend said said she would probably not return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Our beef was served cold though the plate was hot. We had ask to have it reheated which made it much better. The service was good but the main food entree has stepped down a notch. The food is not bad but it is not spectacular.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Look, I know it is student run, but the service needs to be stepped up. Started with no ice in the drinks and being out of 3 of the 5 appetizers is not good, but the server was not at all apologetic and after we pushed hard he came back and said one of them was available - this was not late into the lunch hour either. The food is always good here - the service is not what you go for obviously, but The main course took so long to get (about 30-40 min) that I had to cancel my dessert order to get back to work while my companions stayed. I found out later that they still charged me for the dessert which is not ok.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2016

The food was not good. They need to improve a lot.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on June 2, 2016

We were really pleased with out meals and value of the entrees. The management/instructors were supervisory in helping student waiter but not over powering. We really enjoyed our food and experience. We would definitely recommend this place to colleagues and and friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2016

The food is quite good for the price. The service is attentive and professional. The food took a while to come out, but I suppose that is to be expected in a culinary school environment.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2016

Regret they are open only two days a week.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 22, 2016

First time here. Unfortunately for us, it was the first day of the class season. Reservations at 1pm, got seated at 1:35. They offered a 3 course set meal. By the time we ordered it was almost 2:00pm, and 3 of the 5 dishes were sold out. We waited 20 min for our order, then to find out the order was not placed with the chef (got lost). When we reordered, only one dish was left (chicken). So we had no choice. Chicken was excellent, vegetables were slightly over cooked. Then, we found out that there was no dessert left that we ordered or on the menu. So chef made us something special. We understood that it was the first day and they were down one helper. Servers were apologizing... But we understood. Just had to relax and enjoy. We still would try it but make reservations when it opens, not at 1pm.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2016

Manager Elliott was pleased that food was running out but I was not!! First day open on Jan 22nd and no more Cream of Mushroom Soup,no more lamb shank, no more pork loin, no more mousse pie! What is that all about?? It was just 12:30p and they open at 11:45am?? Crazy.. Should not let customers know that's it good to run out of FOOD! It is a restaurant.. I believe!! Plus he gave me what was leftover with what was a peanut butter mousse pie that was like a slap in the face when I opened the to go box.. A sloppy sliver of a mushy mousse pie and then tells me they all look like that!! What was I to think?
My friend, the young lady that served us, and myself could not believe that he brought that out to me because I was disappointed I couldn't bring food home to my sister who loves the food here!! At this point .. If Elliott still has this concept of "It's okay to run out of food"...Then I might not want to go back or refer this place to friends!! And I do love the concept of Bistro10UN.. I should have spoken to the Chef and I didn't because Elliott is indeed the "Manager".. Majorly disappointed

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2015

Went there to have a tour of the school and deiced to try the bistro i was amazing! The topi-nod was a bit much for me but i;m not a fishy fan and the chicken chardney was to die for! Took my mom too def. going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Bistro 10UN gives you a wonderful first hand look behind the scenes at the how culinary students learn to become professional chefs, restaurant staff, etc. The customer service was excellent. The students were very professional. I ordered the 3 course meal of beet salad, pork, and dessert bites. The beet salad was the best course, consisting of fried beets, roasted beets, and beet chips. The pork was rather dry, so hopefully they will improve on it in the future. Finally, the bite-sized dessert plate was adorable, consisting of a macaroon, sugar cookies, mini tea cakes, and roasted almonds. I loved the sugar cookies. Overall, this was a great learning experience for the students and the diners!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2015

Good place to meet friends and have a good conversation at the same time u can enjoy the food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Once again, the students at Bistro 10UN do not disappoint! Service always solicitous, the food impeccably presented, in human size portions. Some unusual offerings: amberjack, pork loin chop. A great value; I am almost afraid to tell too many people as I want to always get a table!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2015

What a gem! The service was excellent. The food was delicious. I had the refreshing watermelon salad and for the main course, the amberjack , which was perfectly cooked. But as wonderful as the meal was, the atmosphere was even better. I felt my stress level decreasing the moment I walked in. It is such a relaxed and relaxing place I did not want to leave.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2015

I enjoy coming back here. Food quality is good and the price is right. Staff is friendly and nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 27, 2015

Really good service and friendly people

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2015

Found this when checking last minute for a quick place to meet with a coworker over lunch. An outstanding value! 6th floor of 10 UN Plaza, open Wednesday to Friday for lunch. Two courses for $15; three for $18. Short but diverse menu with unusual offerings like grilled Amberjack (with a coconut curry sauce on the side), and some traditional items too, like a house made burger. And EVERYTHING is made from scratch, even the ketchup. Thoughtfully prepared, well presented. Bravo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2015

Great restaurant run by students. You can help in the students learning and development. The food was good the service great and the ambience was clean clean. The price is unbeatable. Great for lunch with friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2015

Me coworkers and I waited 4 weeks for our reservation. The food was amazing and Sahar was a wonderful server and it was her.first day! Really enjoyed the incredible food for such a bargain price. Only drawback is that it took a little longer than expected for our food to come out. We should have thought of that, it is a school after all. But definitely worth the wait

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2015

I love to bring colleagues here to celebrate birthdays or to introduce them to the extraordiary culinary experience in the Civic Center neighborhood. great food prepared by students fabulous service and wonderful price.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2015

Another exceptional meal at Bistro 10 UN. I have eaten here many times. Many of the meals are very good, this one was even better. I can highly recommend Bistro 10UN.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2015

Cooks and waite-staff all on critical path, operating at peak, And infusing love into their work. Between quality and price you really couldn't ask for more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2015

The staff are students in training, so if you can appreciate that fact, it's a kick to serve as guinea pigs to the amateur chefs and wait staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2015

For those who don't know this is a culinary school. You get what you pay for which is surprisingly great food for very little money! I had the pasta which was delicious and hot, followed by the lamb sirloin and couscous which was not hot but very tasty! The desserts. .... coffee mousse and strawberry and raspberry crisp with ice cream! We wanted more of each as they were both too yummy for words! Will definitely be going back for the summer menu!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2015

If I understand correctly, students in the culinary program take this as a class -- they staff a restaurant serving an upscale menu designed and supervised by the chef instructor. If you've never been, it's prix fixe, two or three courses for a fixed price. Lunch only. For us, meal, drinks, tax and tip were about $20 per person. Everything was good, nicely plated. For the price and experience, an excellent value. The one issue was service was slow.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2014

We love the idea of up and coming student chefs preparing and serving creative and delicious food. Great place to try out different dishes at a very reasonable price. Reservations are not required but it is a small place open on Thursday and Fridays. I would recommend reservations. Food and service was very good and seating was comfortable. Look forward to going again. Favorite dishes was Duck confit croquette for appetizer ( although butternut squash was delicious-as was the salad), Salmon for main dish and pumpkin souffle for dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2014

Excellent presentation of food...great value...$12 for two courses, $15 for three. nly open on Thursday and Friday for lunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2014

The food here is always superb so it is worth going just for the meal. Occasionally, the service is a little slow but is it important that you practice patience because they are students who are learning and honing their skills. I have never had a bad meal there and it is my go-to place for lunch meetings with visiting colleagues, if I am lucky enough to nab a table. Definitely a neighborhood gem!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2014

They book up fast. Excellent food and service hidden inside the Art Institute building in Civic Center. Rotating menu - always gourmet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2014

When Chef Shulse runs the class that prepares the meals, the food is creative, innovative and well prepared... the service, well you have to remember, these are students who are learning and some never served before... but that said, they do a great job. The best deal in San Francisco! Eaten there several times and never disappointed... leave a good tip as the food is so inexpensive and monies go to support the class....

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