Bistro Aix - SF

4.7
931 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 931 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

Report
Helpful
n
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!)

Report
Helpful
E
New England
34 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

Report
Helpful
JW
San Francisco
7 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!

Report
Helpful
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!!

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

Always a pleasure to here.

Report
Helpful
D
San Francisco
75 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
MJ
Montreal
6 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

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

Perfect place for a low-key celebration.

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

Exceptional service from exceptional staff

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

Always such a fabulous meal.

Report
Helpful
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!

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

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

Report
Helpful
L
San Francisco
34 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.

Report
Helpful
RR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
LT
San Francisco
133 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
JM
San Francisco
36 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Bistro Aix is incredibly reliable. Always good.

Report
Helpful
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!

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

New yEars eve

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
24