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About Bistro Central Parc - SF

"The Panhandle's taste of Paris....at Bistro Central Parc, the menu is classic bistro, the presentation is solid and patrons are a refreshing mix of young and old....." San Francisco Chronicle, July 2010
Jacques Manuera, an 18 year veteran in the restaurant business in San Francisco, transports you to Paris in his new quaint neighborhood restaurant near the panhandle. The restaurant offers the traditional french bistro dishes such as duck confit, sweetbreads, salade Lyonnaise and onion soup and beef tartare. Indulge in our delicious rissoto with seared scallops and lobster sauce.
On Saturdays and Sundays, when you are out near Golden Gate Parc, feel at home in Paris on our heated Terrasse as you indulge in traditional American egg dishes and one of the best french toast in San Francisco. Bienvenue et Bon Appetit!

We only take Brunch reservations for parties of 6 and more.

560 Central Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Corner of Grove and Central

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 931-7272

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

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
buses: 71, 6, 66 within 4 blocks on Haight Street

Executive Chef:
Jacques Manuera

Private Party Facilities:
On Mondays and Tuesdays we do private parties. We also do private parties on luncheon occations. minimum 30.

Private Party Contact:
Jacques Manuera: (415) 931-7272

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bistro Central Parc - SF Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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4.5

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4.4

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4.1

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4.2

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (226)
Great for Brunch (212)
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Kid-friendly (124)
Great for Outdoor Dining (124)
Good for Groups (120)
Great for Lunch (50)
Late-night Find (46)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Cozy (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Authentic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
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Bar Seating (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Love this little place. So quaint.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

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.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2016

very classic french bistro food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2016

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2016

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Really good food across the board. Great neighborhood spot!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2016

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

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2016

It is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2016

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2016

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2016

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2016

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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service1
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2016

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.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2016

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2016

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.

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food2
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2016

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Absolutely fabulous!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2016

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2016

menu online is out of date. prices have increased significantly

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 23, 2016

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!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2016

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2016

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2016

My fiancé and I have dined at Bistro Central Parc several times over the past year since moving to SF, and we always leave satisfied with the food and service! They are very consistent in delivering delicious, classic French flavours (the sauces are always spot on) and a great selection of wines and deserts. They have regular staff who are attentive and go above and beyond to satisfy. Plus, the recent addition of a nice lighting feature on the ceiling has further elevated the ambiance of this beautiful little restaurant.
We love that we can get this high quality of food and service at such a reasonable price, which has made it one of our favourite spots in the city. It really is a neighborhood gem.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Always a great experience, and surprisingly relatively empty. What a hidden gem!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2016

This was our first time dining at Bistro Central Parc and it was lovely. It's a great neighborhood gem, but worth the trip even if you don't live in the neighborhood. The food is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2016

What a wonderful surprise! Just discovered this well kept secret place on open table after driving by for years.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on May 11, 2016

Since the museum closes at five we were looking for a restaurant that opened at that time. We knew it was an early reservation not our usual style or the French Restaurant's style. Though we hit the jackpot! Our server was able to spend more time with us and it was fun to discuss the dishes and the wine. Since he is from Paris, and we love that town, we talked about his education and his knowledge of food. He was totally charming and so efficient!
My husband had the halibut on a medallion of roasted cauliflower. Excellent!!! It was juicy, flaky and tasty, and the presentation was tops. I had the Tornedoes Rossellini topped with seared foi gras on a generous pool of port reduction. Again, outstanding!
We ordered cheese for desert and our server brought it up to room temperature under the heating lamp. Perfect!
Since it was my Birthday our server treated me with Profiteroles with a candle on the side and wished me Bon Anniversere! Nice treat! And I shared it with my date!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Very attentive and helpful service. Food was excellent as usual. We were not rushed through dinner ( 2 hours of eating and chatting on a holiday night). Looking forward to the next visit.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Service was fantastic .. Food was good but delivered like warm. We were seated by the door (which was open) so it was a bit chilly and noisy. Would eat there again. Mercí

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Excellent service and fantastic cuisine. Always something wonderful on the specials list of the evening. The menu is a little traditional but also contemporary and it's easy to find something truly tasty to eat. The people running the place make you feel at home. It can feel confined or constrained as I am a tall and large man and the seating is delicate, very close proximity.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 1, 2016

I have eaten here quite a few times, and it is flat out awesome. The service and food are awesome. Get a reservation! Place seems to be becoming more and more popular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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