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Bistro 10UN

140 reviews
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$30 and under
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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."

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Open for Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:45 PM - 1:45 PM Closed from Dec 15th - Jan 18th
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Phone number
(415) 276-4048
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Shulse
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Private party facilities
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Private party contact
Manuel Montalban: (415) 276-4048
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Cross street
7th Street
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Public transit
Civic Center Bart
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Banquet, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Private Room


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

What 140 People Are Saying
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vipcbw1 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

I wish Bistro 10 UN were open more often. What a gem. The people are incredible and the food very high quality.

4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was tasty and interesting. Not huge quantities, but sufficient. We had several different dishes. The salads were fresh and attractive. The main dishes had nice sides. I had mahi mahi fish which was not overcooked. Desserts were excellent. Key lime pie with tart filling and beautiful meringue topping. The crust was a bit tough, but tasty. Attractively presented.

I'l go back. Not cheap, but a good value.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Creative menu and overall well executed. Salad was over dressed and some of the sauces were a bit too salty. Enjoyed very much and will come again.

vipSharoncs (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Lunchbunch (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 4, 2017

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

vipBencruzsf (San Francisco)
3.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

vipLunchalicious (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

vipSFCA (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

wing2kwong3 (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

vipSharoncs (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

vipMRFaraj (Houston)
1.0  Dined on October 20, 2016

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

4MsPiggy (Tahoe)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2016

Regret they are open only two days a week.