Bistro Aix - SF

4.7
922 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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KC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to here.

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D
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place and the people who work here.

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MJ
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went relatively early with my five year old and my mom while traveling. Tasty food, the place is comfortable with kids early on and later seems mostly adults when we left. Good food without being stuffy. Good experience overall.

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JK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Bistro Aix was excellent in all ways. If you want a quiet place to speak, this may not be the place for you. Otherwise, you’re good to go.

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IC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent, looking forward to going back

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b
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent! We had the lamb and steak and both were delicious. Our server was very helpful with suggestions and didn't miss a beat with outstanding service.

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FL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was as consistently delicious as we have experienced each time we visit San Francisco and Bistri Aix.

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DC
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second time at this restaurant and it’s going to be on our “regulars” list...notable since we actually live in Washington DC!! The ahi tuna dish is unbelievable. Try to get a table in the back, where there’s a tree and a skylight...very pleasant!

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M
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect place for a low-key celebration.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service from exceptional staff

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DW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such a fabulous meal.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience all around. Food, service and ambiance were all excellent. Highly recommend!

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c
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant--great wine list, great food and excellent service.

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L
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was just ok. Pricy for what it was. Waiter started off excellent but towards the end of the meal he left us sitting with a dessert menu for a long time.

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RR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always appreciate the atmosphere and laid-back convenience of the Bistro.

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p
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Recommend the back room at 6pm midweek if you are planning to have a visit, i.e. you miss the crunch. Food and service was great.

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EK
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The best waitress ever! Did not get her name but she was really funny while maintaining a professional and efficient manner.
The food was very good, prices still reasonable and the back room is really comfortable and pretty.
Nice time!

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LT
San Francisco
131 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

our go-to neighborhood restaurant. always dependable. always delicious.

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F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Casual but upscale bistro, with modern take on traditional menu (plus some added specials - the artichoke was fabulous and the Sardinian squid ink pasta was a revelation). While the bottle wine list is way over-priced, there are reasonably priced wines by the glass. Service was knowlegeable, friendly and attentive but a bit overwhelmed.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always consistently fabulous and the servers are so intelligent about the menu.

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JM
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really need to eat here more often. The food and service are so consistently outstanding ~ we tend to think of Bistro Aix as a “special occasion” restaurant but it is a wonderful neighborhood gem for any occasion.

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g
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were early, so a lot of young children. Rather loud at times. Food and wine were terrific. Service outstanding. Goater to avoid the kiddies.

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PH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Aix is incredibly reliable. Always good.

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DC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the persimmon salad which was delicious! My brother had the butter salad which he said was tasty but would have appreciated a larger portion. We split a pizza which was good to the last bite. My entree was the sole which was delicious and my bro ordered the chicken which he loved!

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F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New yEars eve

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LT
San Francisco
131 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

always dependable, good food, great service, right pricing.
very pleasant sitting in the back covered 'patio'.

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DO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great spot for dinner with friends or couples. Food is delicious. Portions are a good size. Good wine list. Friendly servers.

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G
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was good with friendly staff but the price/quality of the meat could be better.

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IP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bistro Aix is a little bit of a hidden gem, with such a nice seating area in the back. It’s great food for the price as well. I had the scallops with risotto and my boyfriend had the steak frites and both were phenomenal. The scallops and steak were both cooked perfectly. We also found all of the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful.

Overall very impressed and would highly recommend.

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c
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious, service friendly but kitchen backed up so took a while to get our food but when it did arrive, it was delicious.

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JM
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always.

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F
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a casual chic environment. Always good!

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J
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jonathan has been making amazing affordable cuisine in this restaurant for decades. Never disappointed

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