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Bistro Central Parc

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4.4
618 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 525-3064

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jacques Manuera

  • Neighborhood

    North Panhandle / USF

  • Cross street

    Corner of Grove and Central

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. There is also a parking lot at the Lucky supermarket located 1 block from the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    buses: 21, 5, 43 within one block on Masonic Street<br />buses: 71, 6, 66 within 4 blocks on Haight Street

  • Entertainment

    Once a month, on Sunday evening, we have live music.

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Gorgonzola & Honey Bruschetta$11.00

    • Burrata Bruschetta$13.00

      Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Fresno Chili, Evo, Micro Basil

      • Mushroom Truffle Bruschetta$12.00

        Wild Mushroom, Parmigiano, Light Cream & Truffle Oil

        • Gnocchi$13.00

          Gorgonzola Cream Sauce, Toasted Almonds

          • Chili Pepper Rock Shrimp and Scallops$15.00

            White Wine Shrimp Bisque, Crostini

            • White Wine Mussel$16.00

              Garlic, Shallots Butter, White Wine

              • Grilled Prawns$14.00

                Shrimp Bisque, Creamy Cauliflower

                • Meatballs$12.00

                  Marinara Sauce, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Fresh Basil

                  Soup & Salads

                  • Mista Salad$11.00

                    Baby Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomato, Blue Cheese, Candied Nuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette

                    • Arugula Salad$11.00

                      And Farro Salad, Castelvetrano Olives, Citrus Segments, Pepitas, Verjus Inaigrette

                      • Caesar$11.00

                        Parmesan Crostini, Bonito Caesar Dressing

                        Pastas

                        • Black Pepper Fettuccine$26.00

                          Sautéed Rock Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Light Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

                          • Seafood Linguini$28.00

                            Pan Seared Prawns, Scallops, Mussels, Rock Shrimp, and With Fresh Seasonal Fish and Spicy Marinara Sauce

                            • Penne with Chicken$20.00

                              Mushroom, Diced Chicken, Creme Fraiche, Parmesan

                              • Spaghetti Meatballs$18.00

                                Red Chili Spicy Marinara, Parmigiano

                                • Capellini$16.00

                                  Angel Hair Pasta, Fresh Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic, Marinara

                                  • Pesto Gnocchi$18.00

                                    Homemade Potato Dumplings with Pesto, Parmesan, Fresh Tomatoes

                                    • Mushroom Ravioli$18.00

                                      Fresh Homemade Ravioli, Olives, Mushrooms, Fresh Baby Arugula, Light Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

                                      • Spaghetti Bolognese$20.00

                                        Homemade Traditional Meat Sauce with Spaghetti Pasta

                                        Entrees

                                        • Roasted Bone in Chicken Breast$25.00

                                          Soft Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Veggies, Truffled Mushroom Cream

                                          • Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan$24.00

                                            Spaghetti Marinara

                                            • Seafood Risotto$28.00

                                              Saffron Rice, Mussels, Tiger Prawns, Rock Shrimps, Bay Scallops, and Shrimp Bisque

                                              • Ribeye Steak$44.00

                                                Sauteed Green Beans, French Fries, Herb Salsa Verde

                                                • Grilled Salmon$28.00

                                                  Herbed Potato Puree, Sauteed Spinach, Lemon Caper Aioli

                                                  • Eggplant Parmesan$20.00

                                                    Warm Tomato Coulis, Broccoli, Mozzarella, Crispy Shallots

                                                    Last updated: August 16, 2021

                                                    What 618 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                    4.4
                                                    4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                    • 4.2Food
                                                    • 4.4Service
                                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                                    • 4.1Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                      potreroneighbor

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                      Food took ages to be served. It was mediocre. Outdoor dining has no heaters, so we were freezing. It's Italian food, not French. So sad - we loved the old Bistro Central Parc, went a dozen+ times, but it recently got new ownership, and we will not be coming back.

                                                    2. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 12, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We celebrated my cousins 40th birthday here. All the staff were beyond excellent. Will definitely be back and recommend.

                                                    3. SD

                                                      SkinDoc7

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 12, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Food was great ! The service was also very attentive - there was a delay due to a mixup in our order and they were very apologetic - provided us a complimentary bruschetta and glasses of Prosecco- then brought out a really good salmon dish for me and gnocchi for my spouse. The salted caramel gelato was awesome - tasted like I was in Italy! Will definitely frequent this place.

                                                    4. SF

                                                      SFNative

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                      overall2food2service3ambience1

                                                      Typical American Italian food. We sat outside and heaters didn’t work. Service was fine. Music was terrible. They had Big Brother on TV.

                                                    5. JW

                                                      JayneW

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 4, 2021

                                                      overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                      Disappointed that it is now an Italian restaurant and menu despite their website advertising a French cuisine. Not impressed…

                                                    6. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 20, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We had an excellent dining experience at Bistro Central Park!!

                                                    7. BC

                                                      BarbaraC

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Our party all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I had the gorgonzola gnocchi, and it was very good. My partner loved his salmon, and the others had various pasta dishes. Two people took home leftovers, because why leave good food on the table? We were a group of seven, and the service was terrific. It was quite crowded, which was great to see; even ran into a couple of neighbors. Everyone in the restaurant was having a great time. This was my third visit to the restaurant, and so far, it's all been great. Looking forward to many more meals at the Bistro!

                                                    8. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 13, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great atmosphere, very reasonable menu both wine and dinner.

                                                    9. Y

                                                      Yaya

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Reviewed on January 7, 2019

                                                      overall2foodserviceambience

                                                      The food and service were excellent. However, the smell of a cleaning product was so strong throughout the restaurant from the moment you opened the door. It was off-putting to say the least and we almost didn't stay to dine. They need to fix this problem or we won't go back.

                                                    10. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on December 17, 2016

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      Love this little place. So quaint.

                                                    11. K

                                                      Khaton

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      105 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      105 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 14, 2016

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Great French food. The tartare was excellent not like CA cuisine in chunks so the ingredients don't blend well. It was typically French which we loved. Lots of options so if you like French food there is almost nothing you can't get. It is expensive but worth eating there.

                                                    12. A

                                                      pattiA

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      50 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      50 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 10, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Wonderful restaurant! Great atmosphere and delicious food. The sweetbreads were amazing, as well as the Chicken Cordon Bleu, the strawberry dessert was so yummy and light. Everything was great. Would most definitely recommend and return to visit.

                                                    13. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 4, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      very classic french bistro food!

                                                    14. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on October 30, 2016

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                      My husband and I were looking for a nice french bistro closer to home, and discovered this great neighborhood gem. Great food, and I wish I had discovered this cozy restaurant sooner to avoid the chaotic downtown traffic, which is now a common occurrence 7 days a week.

                                                    15. F

                                                      Fabulous

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 22, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      We had a great time! The service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. They have a great variety of dishes and their specials never disappoint.

                                                    16. V

                                                      Voyacomer

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      25 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      25 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 15, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We love this place .. it is in our neighborhood, making a walk to and from easy and delightful. Emily, Michael and the staff are wonderful; food is terrific and consistently good; atmosphere is relaxed.

                                                    17. SP

                                                      ScottP

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 12, 2016

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                      Nice people, good service. Food very good, always interesting specials.

                                                    18. g

                                                      geewhiz

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      103 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      103 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 8, 2016

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Really good food across the board. Great neighborhood spot!

                                                    19. L

                                                      Lola

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on October 6, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely place with delicious food! Service was perfect. Will be back soon.

                                                    20. j

                                                      joannes

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 1, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      It is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant!!!

                                                    21. LG

                                                      LosGatosDiner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 17, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      A great little restaurant! The food was great, and the service was excellent. Thank you for a nice evening.

                                                    22. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 16, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely casual French bistro in NOPA. Parking was not a problem at 7 on Friday night. The food was excellent as was the wine. The service was friendly and professional. The place was about 50 percent full at 7 but was full by the time we left at 8:30. Will be back for sure.

                                                    23. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 15, 2016

                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                      Sadly this was always one of our consistent favorite restaurants; however, after a chef and owner change the food just wasn't as good. It was our first disappointing meal after well over 10 meals here. We hope they can recover and return to be the awesome restaurant that it was.

                                                    24. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 14, 2016

                                                      overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                      Nice neighborhood spot, come prepared to spend time here as the service is slow.

                                                    25. d

                                                      dineout

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 9, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The service was great, and the food for the price was perfect for a nice evening out without the kids. Not a scene, but a true value proposition. I will definitely go back.

                                                    26. AS

                                                      AndyS

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 4, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Loved the whole experience. The food was amazing. The service was on point. There is a great neighborhood feel too. I highly recommend this to anyone. Great date spot.

                                                    27. SJ

                                                      SandraJ

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 4, 2016

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                      Excellent blend of Californian produce and French sensibility. Compact, curated wine list w below average markup. Great date place or small group of friends.

                                                    28. BL

                                                      BobL

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      2.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 24, 2016

                                                      overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                      When visiting San Francisco we have looked forward to dinner at Bistro Central Parc. In the past we have recommended this establishment for its tasty food and reasonable prices (for a French restaurant). This past time my wife ordered the Bouillabaisse and I ordered the Risotto, lobster sauce, scallops. Neither dish was up to there past performance and the prices were higher than what is listed on the Open Table menu. The salmon in my wife dish tasted awful and old and the portion very small. I must say the wait staff was very friendly as has been in the past. So, take you chance, maybe this was just a bad night for the cook. We may return here, but I think we will venture to another location in the interim.

                                                    29. LI

                                                      LILQLTR

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      91 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      91 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 21, 2016

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                      I wish I could be more upbeat about this restaurant. It is in a great location and within a 10 minute drive to the de Young Museum. The decor is lovely. The waiter seated us right away, and then ignored us for 20 minutes. There were only 3 tables with guests, and he was 5 feet from us the entire time. It took forever to get our drinks, and then he forgot some of the beverages. We ordered baked brie and another appetizer - they arrived cold and we had to ask for more bread (it arrived burned)! Then we ordered eggs benedict - they arrived cold with greasy potaotes. The ham was cold, and the English Muffin was so hard we all had to request steak knives to cut it!!! We asked for coffee and were never offered refills. He was also short-pouring my white wine. Serious? The entire time the waiter was not more than 5 feet from us and he kept ignoring us. The portions are pitiful and the price tag was way too high - no value here whatsoever. We were so looking forward to this place, but all four of us were disappointed. We won't be coming back.

                                                    30. CP

                                                      CPAFoodie

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      131 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      131 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 30, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Absolutely fabulous!

                                                    31. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 29, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We had a great time! Celebrated a birthday and it was delicious. The beef cheeks may have been the most tender meat I have ever had!

                                                    32. j

                                                      juned

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 29, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We really enjoyed our dinner! The steak fritte was outstanding. Who doesn't love those crispy frittes? Crunchy and hot make them the best I have had for a long time. The steak was cooked to order and topped with an herb butter that made for a fine repast. Salad and green beans fresh from the farm. Thanks for a great meal....bon jour. June

                                                    33. m

                                                      msms

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      18 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      18 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 23, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Consistently great food and thoughtful service. Nice outdoor seating area. Lovely interior.

                                                    34. SH

                                                      SimH

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 23, 2016

                                                      overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                      menu online is out of date. prices have increased significantly

                                                    35. H

                                                      michaelH

                                                      Sacramento

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on July 23, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      I had the "shrimp toast" which had an incredible sauce that made me want to lick the plate! I then had the filet mignon with the pate de foie gras. I found the wine reduction to be a little too sweet, but it had a wonderful flavor. The filet was cooked exactly the way I asked. I didn't have dessert, but the people that were eating dessert, looked mighty happy!!!

                                                    36. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      38 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      38 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 15, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      From the time you enter to the time you leave the folks here really know how to treat their customers. Combine that with excellent food, and prompt service, you have the makings for a really great experience. Yes of course as with any place it can't be perfect, however the only gripe I may have is when it's packed and hustling the table setting can be small or tight for those of the larger stature.

                                                    37. PC

                                                      PatrickC

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on June 26, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Food was great! I had the Filet in a Port Reduction Sauce, my wife had the Rack of Lamb. Wine was very good. Dessert was to die for. The only thing I didn't like was the bread, they should find something closer to real french bread. A bit pricey but worth it.

                                                    38. M

                                                      Mlovely

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      46 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      46 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 25, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      I love their Rossini. The restaurant is very accommodating. Our reservation was for 4 and they accommodated 5 of us. The service was efficient and friendly.

                                                    39. TB

                                                      TamaraB

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 15, 2016

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      This is a wonderful restaurant: authentic, charming, just right. The food is really good, the service excellent. It's a gem.

                                                    40. R

                                                      Richard

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 12, 2016

                                                      overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                      Food was great as always. There was a hiccup in service.

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                                                    Bistro Central Parc is rated 4.4 stars by 618 OpenTable diners

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                                                    Google Map for Bistro Central Parc

                                                    560 Central Avenue San Francisco, CA 94117

                                                    • Cross street

                                                      Corner of Grove and Central

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      North Panhandle / USF

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Dinner
                                                      Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
                                                      Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary American

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Dining

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Casual Dress

                                                    • Parking details

                                                      Street parking available. There is also a parking lot at the Lucky supermarket located 1 block from the restaurant.

                                                    • Public transit

                                                      buses: 21, 5, 43 within one block on Masonic Street<br />buses: 71, 6, 66 within 4 blocks on Haight Street

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      Jacques Manuera

                                                    • Entertainment

                                                      Once a month, on Sunday evening, we have live music.

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                    • Phone number

                                                      (415) 525-3064

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