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About Bistro Aix - SF

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.

3340 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30-10:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:30pm, Sunday 5:30-9:30pm.

Cross Street:
Chestnut

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 202-0100

Website:
http://www.bistroaix.com/

Parking Details:
Metered parking is available on the street as well as at Wells Fargo Bank, 1/2 block away, $20 flat rate. Enter from either Lombard or Chestnut between Fillmore and Steiner.

Public Transit:
Multiple bus routes

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Beard

Private Party Facilities:
Glass atrium patio with 80 years old olive tree, old growth redwood banquettes offers seating of up to 50 people for a private function. Front of the restaurant seats about 45 more, including 12-seat bar and semi-open kitchen. Menu is seasonal and accomodating.

Private Party Contact:
Roxy Flores: (888) 342-1399

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bistro Aix - SF Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Fit for Foodies (10)
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Casual (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Authentic (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Fun (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Romantic (2)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

A regular dinner spot when I'm in San Francisco, Bistro Aix is a dependable place for good food, good service, and neighborhood ambiance. The fare changes with the seasons, but they don't make a big deal claiming locavore cred. The seafood is much better than average for SF (already good), the meat is from local sources, and the salads are awesome. I'm still trying to figure out how they do this with just 75 seats and a bar.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great meal! Really interesting wine list. Wonderful service.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good diner

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fabulous food and service, lovely space. Consistently one of the best restaurants in SF, quietly under the radar.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent dinner! Staff is very attentive. Each course was outstanding. Fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation and quite satisfying. As a whole the dinner flowed with nice pace and each part complemented the others.
I highly recommend Bistro Aix for both casual and special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was my friend birthday celebration. We were all happy with the food we got, atmosphere of the bistro, good service.
Want to thank all bistro staff, especially the chef and the waiter!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food with a warm and inviting atmosphere.
We came to Bistro Aix for a holiday dinner with coworkers. They sat us out in the back covered patio area which was perfect because we had plenty of space for a party of 12 and it was quieter-so a great place for conversation. They have made the patio very comfortable and warm. Food was excellent, extensive wine list and service attentive but not overbearing. Would recommend to anyone!

Suzanne

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I have eaten here many times and always enjoy my meal, the service and the ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Dinner was amazing as usual. I’ve been going here for years, and the food is always fantastic. This is one of my favorite restaurants!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our go-to for great wine and fabulous food! The service can’t be beat either.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Friendly staff with great service. Excellent food choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

A pleasant restaurant to go to with friends for good food at a reasonable price. The dining room in the back is pleasant if you want a place for conversation while the front has a pleasant bar scene. Overall, a neighborhood 'go to place'.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Best restaurant in SF

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Not sure about noise level as we were there mid week and late. Really good French food. Perfect halibut and steak. Frites were like in France. Really nice sauces. Service was attentive without being too much. Prices were very reasonable. It felt like a little neighborhood restaurant.
We very much enjoyed it.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The best in the marina district

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This is our favorite go-to neighborhood restaurant for genuinely good French and Italian Food. The changing menu is appealing and appetizing. The cooking is very good, creative and always dependable.
We have introduced this restaurant to many friends and family members.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Music was awful. They had hard rock blaring. Other than that, we love this place for the food and neighborhood feel.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

If at all possible ... they just keep getting better.
Service be is always spot on. Wine selection has something exquisite for everyone. And on this most recent visit we had the Chicken meatballs appetizer. Unanimous outburst of "these may be the BEST meatballs I have ever had!"

Way to go! Have been going for years and have NEVER been less than VERY happy to have chosen Bistro Aix!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

After an hiatus of 8 years, a very happy return for my wife and me. All the changes to the back room were a pleasant surprise, as they took place after our last visit. A friendly, polished and amiable dinner. Great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Very good food as always, excellent wine at a reasonable price , and one of the nicest staff in town

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

An incredible let down. From a Michelin Bib Gourmand and well reviewed on Zagat, we expected more. Food was well presented but had no flavor. No seasoning, no spice.

Service seemed focused on Regulars and not us as newcomers. Fantastic service could not have made up for the flavorless food.

I cannot imagine dining here again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Neighborhood treasure! Food is great and service is attentibe but not at all intrusive. Been back many times.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Friends were visiting from Montreal - a good restaurant city. The seating was quick and comfortable. The ambiance lent itself to chatting without losing our voices. Our waiter was a very long time employee - we have been customers for 15+ years. Bistro Aix just gets better every year. He advised on the wine and th specials - terrific. The restaurant has an extensive Mediterranean wine selection. Our friends thought the whole experience, especially the food, was excellent. It is the best restaurant in our neighborhood and we have quite a few good ones.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Wonderful as always! Great food and wine. Waiter was super friendly and helpful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Forget!!
We arrive 10 minutes before our reservation time, and the kitchen was closed! Far from Bib Gourmant.....

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great cozy Bistro! We were in town visiting SF and our friends HIGHLY recommended we try Bistro Aix. I'm so glad we did! We sat inside by the bar, great atmosphere and the noise level was perfect. The food was SO fresh and delicious! We will definitely go back next time we're in town.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Sat in the back room which was larger and not as loud. The service was good and the appetizers and main course were fine. I ordered the steak and frites, which had good meat but I should have tried to substitute the frites with some veggy.
Deserts were tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Aix is reliably wonderful. The menu gives lots of options for different palates, and the service is exceptional. A neighborhood go-to that I count on whenever I have visiting guests.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Fantastic food. I had the steak and my wife had the Halibut and both were excellent. We will be returning.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Overall we loved this place. We look forward to visiting here again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Terrific, friendly service. Interesting menu with fresh ingredients thoughtfully prepared. No sour notes. A good break from the downtown restaurants in an honest to god neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Hadn't been to this bistro for many years, so a lot of physical changes. The food was good, but not noteworthy. Had the steak special and the scallop dish with risotto. No complaints, but no wows, either. The restaurant looked good and the service was very good. There is some outdoor seating, but it is limited. The bar looked lively.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The absolute best neighborhood bar and restaurant. Organic locally sourced fresh and unique vegetable dishes, beautifully presented.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Had the "didn't" seem to care if we were there or not vibe from our waiter. Food was pretty good though.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Alfred was our server and he was Fabulous. Love this restaurant! You're always going to get a great meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had such a great dining experience at Bistro Aix. The service was friendly and fast. Would highly recommend the tomato pizza and the calamari.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was decent. Wish the service were better. As it was, the service was slow and unenthusiastic. Ambience nice enough.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I'm stuck in San Francisco for work about 6 nights per month, so Bistro Aix is one of my 'regulars'. SF offers many great choices for expensive food, but few that combine excellent food with a welcoming, local ambiance. This small bisto does just that. It is a little bit of Lyon-flavored south-of-Paris in the SF Marina district.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I don't know how I haven't eaten here before; my friend and I absolutely loved our meal and experience! Our waiter was the best--he was laid back, friendly, made great suggestions for both wine and food, and he didn't bother us every moment so we could engage in conversation. The wine he suggested was the best Rose I've ever had (a French Rose) and the food was delicious. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The food was pretty good - I wouldn't say memorable, but quite enjoyable. The standout, however, was our server Ryan. Worth going back just for his fantastic service. He anticipated when we might need his attention, fun personality and cute on top of it!

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