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Bistro Central Parc

4.3
4.3
628 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

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 628 people are saying

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

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Amazing food, great atmosphere. 10/10

                                                    2. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                      overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                      It used to be a French restaurant that did not change its name but did change the entire menu to Italian food as well as some Chinese food?! The food was not good, I won’t be going back.

                                                    3. s

                                                      sgsssssssssss

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Fantastic local restaurant, one of the best kept secrets in the NOPA neighborhood

                                                    4. A

                                                      Analama

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      30 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      30 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The outdoor seating is lovely although I do miss the beautiful interior. We mostly went for salads and pastas and were very happy with our meals. The chicken Parmesan was a surprisingly generous serving. Service was friendly and we were not rushed. It was the perfect setting to have a nice long chatty dinner with friends.

                                                    5. MM

                                                      MarciaM

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Great Experience - the food was great - we ordered several items and they were all wonderful. The service was great also.

                                                    6. b

                                                      bethb

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      46 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      46 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                      overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                      The food is good, not great. The wait staff is very attentive. Good neighborhood spot...wouldn't cross town for it.

                                                    7. RS

                                                      RobfromSF

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      52 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      52 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Beautiful ambiance, fantastic service and creative and delicious menu! Will be back!

                                                    8. Y

                                                      Yummers

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food, service, and space were wonderful. The food was prepared and plated with care and most delicious. The wait staff was friendly and perfectly available. Will definitely return.

                                                    9. LM

                                                      LeslieM

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We ate outside under a warm heat lamp enjoying a quiet evening in the neighborhood while a soft rain provided an atmospheric effect that was delightful. The food was excellent. I really enjoyed my eggplant Parmesan with lemon caper capellini and a glass of Pinot Grigio. The portions were generous. Servers were very attentive. We'll definitely be going there again.

                                                    10. NN

                                                      NapaNurse

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on October 21, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      It’s the perfect neighborhood restaurant, great vibes and great food.

                                                    11. DV

                                                      DebraV

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      I celebrated my birthday at Bistro Central Parc and had a wonderful meal with my family. The service was excellent, outdoor seating comfortable and food delicious. The eggplant parmesan, the kid's portion spagetti bolognese and the salmon were the hits at our table. We're lucky to have another family friendly restaurant in our neighborhood. We'll be back!

                                                    12. B

                                                      Birdie

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                      My mom was visiting from out of town, so I brought her.

                                                    13. H

                                                      Hazel

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      27 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      27 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 1, 2021

                                                      overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                      It is great to have the Bistro open again. The service was good as was the food. I had the special - red snapper risotto - which was excellent. The Caesar salad could have used a bit more dressing. For early diners it would be nice if the staff could set up the outside tables before opening time. We will definitely be back.

                                                    14. m

                                                      mrsr

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      2.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 1, 2021

                                                      overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                      Low energy and just very average italian fare. It could be great but they have a ways to go.

                                                    15. MV

                                                      MichaelV

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                      overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                      The food was good but took one hour to arrive. The waiter stated that they had a big party outside. Other parties that arrived after us received their meals before us. I realize this is a new operation and I would like to see them succeed. No apologies were offered.

                                                    16. p

                                                      potreroneighbor

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                      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.

                                                    17. SC

                                                      SangeethaC

                                                      San Diego

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 12, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      An incredible experience of taste with delicious wine.

                                                    18. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Joaquin

                                                      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.

                                                    19. SD

                                                      SkinDoc7

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      14 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.

                                                    20. 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.

                                                    21. 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…

                                                    22. 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!!

                                                    23. BC

                                                      BarbaraC

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 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!

                                                    24. 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.

                                                    25. 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.

                                                    26. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on December 17, 2016

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                      Love this little place. So quaint.

                                                    27. 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.

                                                    28. A

                                                      pattiA

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      51 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      51 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.

                                                    29. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 4, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      very classic french bistro food!

                                                    30. 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.

                                                    31. 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.

                                                    32. 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.

                                                    33. 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.

                                                    34. g

                                                      geewhiz

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      112 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      112 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 8, 2016

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Really good food across the board. Great neighborhood spot!

                                                    35. L

                                                      Lola

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 6, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    36. j

                                                      joannes

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 1, 2016

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      It is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant!!!

                                                    37. 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.

                                                    38. 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.

                                                    39. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      4 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.

                                                    40. 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.

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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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