Bistro 880

3.8
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68 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Bistro 880’s menu features a mixture of locally sourced modern favorites sure to please a variety of palates. California fresh comfort food satisfies cravings for savory yet light and healthful fare. Fusion cuisine stimulates the mind and taste buds with new, exciting flavors. Unique appetizers are perfect for sharing small bites. Fresh handmade rolls are available from the sushi bar, although Bistro 880 is not a full sushi restaurant. A variety of handcrafted cocktails and bourbons round out the experience.

Be the star for the night and join us on karaoke Thursdays from 8:30pm to 11:00pm. Patrons can enjoy top live music acts from the Bay Area. On Friday and Saturday nights dancing is available from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.5
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GusS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good, service a little slow, ambience ok, wait was good but the band was terrible. Sound system was so bad, the type of music was ok, singers were not coordinated. Dancing start at 9:00 pm to 1:00 am, we left at 11:00 pm because we can’t stand the sound system. The dance area so small & very crowded, you can’t hardly move. My husband & I enjoyed the dinner & can recommend to our friends but not the band.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second time spending our valentines celebration at this location. We enjoyed it, our server was always checking on our table.

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Anita
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food is not great, fish was not fresh. But it’s a nice local spot for dancing

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Richard
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

So it was New Years food was good but overpriced $150 per person and we had one prepaid guest that was to arrive at 9:15 all the food and desert was gone and the wine which I was told would be complimentary was charged after 9 pm and there was no instructions to this It was not a good experience and for sure will find another venue for New Years. Band was only good thing

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Tina
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fee per person is too much. $150 per person is too expensive.

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CarolynL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Soup & salad was good, prime rib was great ,turkey loaf was dry, stuffing wet glop, didn't get cranberry sauce, sprouts good, pie serving tiny but tasty. Had to have check redone as we were overcharged for 1 of 2 prix fix thanksgiving menu dinners. Staff friendly and accommodating. Venue clean, attractive, and comfortable. Will not return for holiday dinners. Lunch has been very good here, so that is why we tried the thanksgiving offering. So, will return for lunch and recommend this place for that, but would not reccommend and never attend again their $34 each senior, overpriced, "special" holiday fare.

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vipRamiroA
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had made a reservation for 12; they said if it is over 10 we have to call them. Turns out that we had 40 for brunch and they treated us so well!

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vipRamiroA
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server ,Rosa was great. She made our visit great. We all loved our food choices ;especially the French onion soup& Sea Bass

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vipMikeylikesit
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Bistro 880 is located in the lobby of the Doubletree Hotel. It was a nice modern looking restaurant and quiet as the hotel guests are usually out of the hotel at lunch time. I had the chicken sandwich which is a misnomer because it is served without bread.
The food dish was tasty however 10 minutes later, a dash to the bathroom was required followed by a double dose of Imodium. This is unusual for me so I will not return or recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were there on a Hawaiian night invited by the band singer , seats were occupied in area by the stage so we were seated in the area by the restaurant diners only not seeing the band playing but can hear the music though I requested to be seated near the stage or band players. The reception guy said he doesn’t have reservation confirmation so I showed him the conf. # & he accepted. It took long for a waiter to approach us for orders as the there were a lot of guests. We have to wave on the busy waiter to get our orders. They need more waiters & cook when the place is full as my suggestion. Food are somewhat pricey but satisfied my taste buds. Had sea bass & fried calamari. The mixed wine was like not too strong like no alcohol at all so have to order white zin. I enjoyed dancing with the band’s music that night. If I live closer I would go there just to dance with the good music.

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CoellenC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Festive, good food, good band.
Will come again.
Very positive experience.

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vipRamiroA
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day dinner. My wife, Daughter, Brother & Mother were included. We received excellent service& enjoyed all of our orders. Beautiful environs . I am planning my 50 year high school reunion from Washington High School and will include a visit to Bistro 880 on Sunday 10-6-2019. Sincerely , Dr R Michael Alvarez

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RoyH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

French onion soup wasn't. Tasted like a bowl of soy sauce with onions, pizza cheese not parmesan, and soggy croutons trapped under the cheese. Side salads were good, but the lettuce on the burgers was wilted and had brown leaf stems. Band doesn't start 9:00pm.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Mother’s Day

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AlexanderB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took 12 mins to be greeted and asked if we want water

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KristinS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bistro 880 for Easter brunch. Everything was wonderful! It was beautifully decorated in Easter colors and had displays of Easter bunnies. The food was amazing service was was attentive! I highly recommend attending their brunches!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

There was no bartender.

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RichardG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a Great Time on are 50th Wedding Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. I made reservations for eight then had to change them to 12. No problem. The food was very good, and the service was excellent. We all ended up heading over to listen to the band afterwards. The server was kind enough to get us a table. I think they were celebrating Chinese New Years that night. It was pretty packed. Lots of dancing and people having fun.
I would recommend this place.

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KReed
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria is the best waitress in the world. The whole staff is wonderful I wish I would’ve remembered their names.

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JosephineV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years event well done

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CarolynL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Beautiful venue. Food tasted good but was not the correct temperature. Soup & prime rib with sides, served barely warm. The au jus had cold, congealed fat dots on the top of it! Also the appetizers and the main meal was served together as if the meal was being delivered to a hotel room! In restaurants, soup & salad courses are normally served before the main course is delivered. Main course should show up hot, just as the appetizers are close to being consumed. Timing seems to be a really BIG problem for this place. Staff and kitchen obviously don't know how to switch from room service to dining room service. The only thing served hot was a small apple tartlet for desert. Servers were cordial but not clued in to the special pricing for seniors. Our check was full price, and we had to wait to get the manager to change it. Luckily we saw the price error as the tip was automatically added at %18 based on the total. Overcharging is not a nice way to get a larger tip. Had that not happened we would have increased the tip amount on our own accord.

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JosephA
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Largely ignored by staff during Thanksgiving dinner. I told the server that it seems nobody wanted to be there and working the shift. She agreed. Worst of all, we were charged for gratuity for really lousy service.

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RalphP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food1service5ambience5

We were practically alone in the restaurant on Thanksgiving. There were three of us and our service dog. I have to say the staff was absolutely great. Rene, our waiter, was so kind to our dog! The food was not great, but we had a great time nonetheless thanks to all the staff persons who were there working on Thanksgiving and doing their very best. Thanks to all!

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vipGeeandChrs
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We took my husband out for his birthday. I had no idea it was connected to a hotel so at first, I was a little disappointed. When we walked in , to my surprise, it was beautiful!! My party of four and a single diner were the only people in the restaurant. I enjoyed the quiet time with my family. The service was great! The food was ok. I had the pan seared chicken which was severely overcooked my family is the type who won't eat unless everyone is eating so I didn't send it back. Everyone else thought their food was good. Even though there were only five diners and it was 5 PM, they were out of several things. All in all, I had a nice meal. I would go back for cocktails but not for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Mother's Day unlimited brunch was awesome. Can't speak about everyday dining, but everyone there at the hotel was friendly. Staff went out of their way to ask the executive chef about peanut-containing deserts and even brought my daughter a plate of dessert she could enjoy (chocolate covered strawberries)! Will be back next year with more people...

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was delicious, the waiter took great care of us. We do enjoyed our Mother's Day Brunch.

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vipTigerVirgo
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A nice quick dinner out. The burger is a great go to. Haven't brought myself to try the sushi yet though.
Noticed lately that I cannot find Bistro 880 in Open Table directly, but can RSVP via Open Table through the Bistro 880 website. May be losing potential diners as a result.

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vipTigerVirgo
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Enjoyed our meals. Unfortunately bell peppers are blended into some dishes, which is limiting to those who cannot partake. Nice quiet spot for a good meal.

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pinxter
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great ambiance , music and staff. my family enjoyed the Easter brunch

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!

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Charz
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I like the service from the waiters/waitresses, they are really friendly and nice when serving or refilling our drinks! Enjoyed the Easter Brunch !!!

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Hjal
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have eaten at Bistro 880 several times. The food has always been good; service has been friendly, prompt and reliable; there is ample parking; and we have never been there when it has been crowded or too noisy to carry on a conversation.

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Dennis
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Staff very friendly but not aware of specials or how prepared. Wine list very limited but good value. Found a quiet table to allow us to talk business freely.

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vip5032015
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Bistro 880 and we were very happy. The portions were generous and reasonable. I had Sea Bass which was excellent. The servers took very good care of us. We will go back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everybody was very kind and the service was spot on

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vipGuerreroFoodies
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. Avonna was an amazing bartender. Sushi so fresh. Great dj.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This restaurant is attached to the DoubleTree Hotel. It's not bad for a hotel restaurant, but be aware that you're going to a hotel restaurant. Looks newly redesigned/renovated. Bar looks like it's probably pretty fun and there are tvs all over the walls. But it's not really a family dinner type of atmosphere/place.
Sounds like a member of their staff went on break unexpectedly, so the food came out slowly and in a weird order, but the waitress and manager were nice and tried their best to explain and deal with the issue. We never got any bread though.
I didn't have the right expectation for this restaurant. The restaurant tried and it was a decent place. Burgers, fish n' chips, etc. type of food seem to be the best deal and are super tasty looking. My grandma got the fish and chips, which was really great! Other food is OK, but slightly pricey.

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vipMatt
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met my cousin here as it was central to her home and my hotel in San Jose. First time we'd seen each other in 30 years. We had a quiet and intimate booth in which we could catch up! Great service and the food was pretty good!

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