Bistro Aix - SF

4.8
955 reviews
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French American
Bistro Aix is a chef owned neighborhood bistro. Purchasing the finest local ingredients from farmers and selecting grower/producer, naturally made wines is what sets us apart. Recently remodeled, Bistro Aix has been serving our community since February of 1996. Our new California Oak burning grill inspires us in our daily changing menu.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and staff ever!

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N
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner with my family, yummy food and nice atmosphere. I wasn’t overwhelmed with the service...it was really neither here nor there.

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KG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bistro Aix continues to impress. Especially fond of their duck confit, but everything here is impressive. Great specials. Great wine list. Knowledgeable staff with a personal touch.

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EM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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SF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We keep coming back — over 10 years! We bring friends, guests & just us 2! It’s our fave Sf restaurant.

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BJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared food that was well priced. Loved every aspect of this place.

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ER
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my bday dinner with a group of 6 and it was great! The plates are perfect for sharing with everyone. The prices are very reasonable and the portions are good! The back room is beautiful and quiet. The server we had was amazing as well even brought me a lil chocolate cake with a candle :)

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CF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here after a movie. Right around 9:00PM on a Monday night. Obviously not a busy time, but the service was still on point. The food was delicious. Definitely going back to try some more of the menu soon!

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good appetizer and main meal
Was served hot and very tasty

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San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants! I had out of town guests with me who really
enjoyed everything.
Peter is an exceptional server as I have found everyone in the restaurant to be.
I will continue to recommend this placed to many!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to restaurant in San Francisco. CLASSIC. Can’t beat the food or the service. It feels like you’re a part of the family.

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SK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food!! Great ambiance.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food - halibut & tuna
Wonderful blueberry pie
Fine service

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LK
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dinning here!

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P
Sacramento
59 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bistro Aix is our go to restaurant when we have to make a quick trip into the city. Food is always really good and very fresh. Excellent value with an interesting wine list.

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SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great people. Definitely a neighborhood gem with lots of locals. Got packed early and quickly. Will definitely recommend and be back.

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NG
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always pleased with Bistro AIX with food & service!! Great neighborhood restaurant!

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OT
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've dined at Boho several times over the past year or so and consistently enjoy everything about it. The food is prepared and seasoned so well, even the vegan entrees are done beautifully. The service is one of the best we've experienced.....warm, friendly, and patient! I do wish the back room was still available for dining, but I assume there are good reasons it's not. I hope the restaurant is enjoying the success it deserves. We plan on keeping it on our "favorite" list. Thank you, Boho.

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L
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Aix is a charming neighborhood restaurant that never disappoints.

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D
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

On a prior visit about two years ago, we had a great meal but lousy service. That has really changed! Great service and still great food. Wine list chosen by someone who knows a great deal about wine, but starting at $50 per bottle lessened our choices. We will put this restaurant as a regular go-to place.

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TC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent and the wine list spot on. The value can't be beat in the city. Our go to for date night and tried for team dinner of 8 - everyone was impressed.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wine selection and knowledgeable sommelier. Food was excellent. Duck Confit particularly good. Beautiful garden room with olive tree. Will go back.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's one of our favorite restaurants in the area and always a go to place.

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OT
Central Coast
134 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We have eaten at Bistro Aix for years. It is getting tired and needs upgrading. Wooden built in seats are scratched and need refinishing. The food is good but the portions are small and Jonathan Beard does not charge enough for his preps. The noise level is high and the nite we ate there early there were at least 4 small children running around screaming with no evidence of parental concern for the noise level.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The dinner was delicious. Our server was knowledgeable as well as fun. Overall, a delightful experience.

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San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service is particularly outstanding - particularly if you're not interested in being treated like royalty, but just like a decent human being! Servers seem to enjoy working there.

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n
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!
Love this spot
Whether you want a quiet spot in their back atrium decorated of a lit up olive tree or more buzz at the bar or front of the restaurant, lovely food, service team is great!
Fully recommend!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Some context, we did have a 9pm reservation.
Our group of 8 sat down and the waitress came back 3 times ( yes 3 times ) after taking our order to tell us the items/dishes that were no longer available on the menu after we had ordered them.
Not a great start, after that, 6 of us got our main course and the other 2 came after we were all almost finished.

What the chef had to say is that it is a small kitchen so the food cannot come all at the same time. No excuse either from him or effort to try to make up for it.
I do not recommend this restaurant for a large party or a special occasion. Otherwise the food is good and better to seat at the bar.

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JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good food, ordered a variety of small plates all delicious. Service was attentive and good humored. Would absolutely go back.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

They don’t take Amex.
In this day and age, That is unacceptable. How embarrassing (for both of us!)

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E
New England
36 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic classic gourmet experience at a very reasonable price point - absolutely unique in an area full of hollow “design” restaurants and places where most pay with other people’s money

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JW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was pretty good. I would go back and try different things to get a better idea. Our waitress was amazing!

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KC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic experience! Excellent service and delicious food, creatively prepared.
Thank you Bistro Aix!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to here.

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San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, especially the butternut squash soup. Our server was very good and did inquire about whether our food was to our liking.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

High quality ingredients and well prepared. Interesting and diverse menu. Our server was knowledgeable and efficient. We had an excellent meal.

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BC
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the calamari along with a spicy pasta along with one of their excellent Pinots. You will be very happy.

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JG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

One of the best neighborhood bistros in SF. If you sit in the front of the house dining area, the bar (occupied mostly by other diners) chatter tends to dominate the room. That’s part of the charm, but can sometimes be annoying.

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AS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro is always consistently great. They made a nice birthday desert for my 18 year old son and took care of us beautifully.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

It’s a good bistro - with good quality food - really well cooked. The restaurant was out of a lot of the menu (6/7 items) by 8p on a Saturday night and that seems to be a general weakness in operations. Wait staff was nice, but a little disorganized - management a tad aggressive, but certainly concerned about customers. The music was unconventional and a little challenging - but added to the ambience which was upbeat.
Definitely will be trying again as the food was really good, but if the operational weaknesses are still there I’ll take it off the list.

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