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Bistro Aix - SF

4.7
826 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30-10:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:30pm, Sunday 5:30-9:30pm.
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Phone number
(415) 202-0100
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jonathan Beard
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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.
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Private party contact
Roxy Flores: (888) 342-1399
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Cross street
Chestnut
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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.
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Public transit
Multiple bus routes
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 826 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent meal, bistro Aix is very consistent and has a great wine list. If you like solid French food this is a good place to go.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The bar area has great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

AIX Bistro always pleases!! Fantastic food & service. Our favorite neighborhood restaurant!!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had an early reservation and were seated promptly in a bright, light back dining room. Soon a birthday party of kids arrived at the next table. But they were well-behaved and no trouble. Our server was attentive and professional. We had two appetizers, duck confit with beans and eggplant with burrata cheese. They were both tasty and there was enough to share among our party of five. The bread was good too. The main courses were tasty, with good fries, steaks, and pasta dishes. I had squid ink past with clams. The clams were delicious tender little ones, but it would have been a better dish with more of a sauce on it. The food is not fancy gourmet food, but tasty French bistro type-food. It was just what we wanted for our evening. We would go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

As always Bistro Aix was wonderful. The food is creative and delicious. We ate in the back room with it’s great olive tree. What fun!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Everything was very good, from service to menu choices, food quality, creativity, taste, presentation, etc etc. The best of all is that you make us feel welcomed. This is our go-to neighborhood spot, especially for out-of-town guests.
We will always come back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was fantastic. Food was amazing. Ambience was incredible! Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Terrific. For starters, we enjoyed the rolled burrata with eggplant, the yummy flatbread, and the cheese plate, with perfectly sliced and toasted walnut bread and tasty cheeses. Each of our four-person party ordered a different entree; each of us enjoyed our choice. We highly recommend the chocolate cake, which is like a flourless version (though we did not ask if it was entirely flourless), with deep, rich flavor. Bistro Aix consistently provides a delicious meal, a variety of choices, and pleasant atmosphere. You will be glad you dined there.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food is reliably delicious and creative. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a great server who suggested an excellent bottle of wine that paired well with our delicious meal. We were not rushed and the service was attentive but not interfering. We will be back soon .

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service, excellent food and atmosphere, great people...loved it!!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was great, as usual! And a good value. Still our favorite in this neighborhood. Service was a bit whacked, but it was later on a Saturday night, on St. Paddy’s day at that, so maybe it had just been a long evening for the crew...

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I have been going to Bistro Aix for several years. While the food has always been lovely, the service has often been a mixed bag... until today. Today, my wife and I took my father here (he was visiting from out of town). While our own server was lovely, the restaurant got busy and we found it difficult to get her attention for some additional needs. We finally managed to flag down a different server, but she was actively rude to us. She repeatedly informed us in a rude tone that she was "not our waitress" and expressed clear annoyance that she was burdened with having to help us. That was bad enough, but when we pointed this out to our server, there was no response by the restaurant. No one came to our table to apologize. Nothing. Save yourself the frustration. If you want a nice evening, do not dine here. The food may be good, but it does not make up for the pattern of bad service. Clearly, management at this restaurant does not make customer service a priority.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I've been coming to Bistro Aix for years and I have never had a bad meal. The food delivers as does the service. Special shoutout to Alfred who has waited on me and whoever I was with several times lately. He is always professional, friendly and attentive.
Great neighborhood place!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

This was our second time to Bistro Aix and it did not disappoint. It hits all the right notes in terms of atmosphere and service. The food is creative and super tasty but not too expensive. And the wait staff is excellent - they don't hover, but they always appear when needed. Excellent for couples as well as a special get-together with friends. You won't be sorry!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We went to Bistro Aix for my birthday last week. I have an overwhelming amount of great things to say about this restaurant as I have been a couple of times before and had a great experience both times before. The food is delicious! I got the halibut and others in the group got the pork chop, chicken breast and another halibut. The food was fabulous! We split two salads and got the broccolini as an appetizer. Looking forward to our next meal there!

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Amazing food!! Very nice back room with a lighted tree in the middle giving the room a cozy and pleasant atmosphere. It is also quieter back there and we prefer it that way. When we left, the front was full and people appeared to be a bit crammed in - it was also pretty noisy. Yet another reason for choosing the back room. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

You can't go wrong - this place hits all the right notes. As near perfection as it gets.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I stay a few days in San Francisco frequently on business. The city is increasingly expensive and impersonal. As a visitor, it is hard to find any sense of community and local culture. Cow Hollow in the Marina District is an exception. There you can find small hotels with free parking, small businesses that remember your name, and a few restaurants with dependably good food and personable staff who care about what they serve. More importantly, very few restaurants seem to care about their staff, so seeing the same greeting and wait staff for 3 years and running suggests that his place is an exception. Based on these criteria, Bistro Aix is at the top of my list. Alone or with friends, they deliver an excellent dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Hard to imagine a nicer dinner experience. Excellent server, very very good food. Comfortable and pleasing atmosphere. We will return for sure.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Consistently good food and service. And they have a good, interesting and reasonably priced wine list!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We came here for Valentines Day dinner and it didn't disappoint. We got seated immediately and the service was great. The server was knowledgeable on the menu and wine list. He even provided a wine taste before we ordered. The place was pretty crowded but the noise level was not too bad. The waygu steak and charred pork chop were outstanding and the portions were pretty hearty. Prices were moderate and overall the bill was reasonable for what we got. This was one of the better meals that I've had lately.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I’ve been to Bistro close to a dozen times. It’s my go to for an impressive night out specifically in the front room. I did request the corner front table next to the window, but the person who seated us was preparing to take us somewhere else. Even though the table I requested was open. Not sure why. Did he not read my reservation request or not care?

The host felt a little rushed with us, although she was polite.

Food was as usual delicious. We had the mushroom risotto and the ahi.

Still on my list but moving down a slight notch.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I've been here a handful of times, on dates, with family, with kids, with friends. Every time it's been top-notch. And the tarte tatin RULES. :)

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Probably my favorite restaurant in the City. Consistently good and solid staff.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Great service... our waiter put up with a lot of distracted people who were in midst of decompressing from 2-day off-site. The crab with chanterelle and angel hair was super tasty, as was the tarte tatin.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

We love Bistro Aix. Took out of town guests for this dinner and they really praised thei meal. The food was delicious and it has a cozy ambiance for a cold night. The menu is creative and offers something for everyone. Keep up the great work!

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Great meal! Really interesting wine list. Wonderful service.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Very good diner

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Always great
Best restaurant in the hood

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5.0Dined on December 30, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 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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5.0Dined on December 12, 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

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 15, 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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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Friendly staff with great service. Excellent food choices.

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4.0Dined on November 7, 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'.

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