Bistro Aix - SF

4.7
908 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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San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect place for a low-key celebration.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service from exceptional staff

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DW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such a fabulous meal.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 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
36 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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 25, 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
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 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 24, 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 19, 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 19, 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 18, 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 12, 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
32 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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 10, 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 5, 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 5, 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 January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New yEars eve

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LT
San Francisco
131 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 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
55 reviews
Dined on December 16, 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 15, 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 14, 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
32 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always.

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F
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 15, 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 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Really slow service

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b
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

the duck confit is very salty but fine for salt lovers. Nice neighborhood restaurant that is popular. We had a nice time and will go back. Reservations are definitely needed.

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was pleasantly surprised being my first visit.
Service was exceptional and food excellent.
It made for a memorable evening.
I’ll be back!

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a
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best neighborhood restaurant! Food is always great as is the service!

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VB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh food with constantly changing menu. Excellent service and nice selection of wines. A neighborhood gem!

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D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back soon

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CJ
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food, service and ambiance. This is our family’s go to restaurant.

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LW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Warm, friendly, welcoming place, like a true, small Euro bistro with often simple but perfectly prepared dishes. Sit in the front room or at the at; the back room is quieter but without the bustling ambiance. Large, unexpected wine list. We had a special appetizer, the best tuna tartare I've ever had,with house made potato chips. Also the octopus, deliciousbutmay e too many potatoes. halibut meunière style astonishing. Or get a steak fireworks chicken. I've had better squid ink pasta inItaly, but this was still good. (I don't give 5 stars to almost any restaurant. It's grade inflation, and nobody's perfect.)

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LS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am giving this Bistro top marks in most areas because it is a true find in food-forward San Francisco, where many restaurants tout their excellence. This place is a rare find for three reasons: the food, the ambiance, and ALFRED, what a superstar. He made our experience superb. Have already recommended it to friends in SF (I was visiting).

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful evening, they were so friendly and accommodating and the food and wine were great, will definitely be returning

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service. Excellent value! One of our favorite restaurants in the city.

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CM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Our food was a bit too salty and not as good as past visits.

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SL
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t been here fir a long time. Was pleased and surprised at how good the food was. Enjoyed the meal and my friend and I had no problem in hearing each other.

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E
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt so welcome, and appreciated the good food - some standard dishes and some fresh ideas - perfect selection and all delicious.

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JO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant has easily become one of my favorites. The back room has such great lighting and the food is phenomenal. Service was a bit disjointed as the greeter was preoccupied while guests were waking past us as we were waiting to be seated to our reservation. The server also seemed like they were overwhelmed as the restaurant was fully booked. Although she was very friendly and as attentive as she could
be. The burrata was a hit as well as the steak fries.

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