Cafe Bastille

4.5
1141 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Bonjour!
Join us on Bastille Day, Wednesday July 14th for a celebration with music, drinks and French and Spanish food!
As of 2020 we have merged our two restaurants Café Bastille and B44 and are serving both menus off of our 44 Belden Lane location.
We are now open for indoor and outdoor dining at full capacity.
Our outdoor patio is covered and heated but if you choose to dine outdoors make sure to bring warm clothes since SF weather can be unpredictable.
We can accommodate large groups for any type of event, call us to inquire.
Reservations are made via Open Table or over the phone and walk-ins are also welcome.
When you make a reservation you will be given the choice to reserve a table outdoors or standard which means indoors.
We will continue to offer takeout and delivery via DoorDash, UberEats or Grubhub or by calling us directly.
For the latest news and updates continue to check our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We wish you a healthy and joyful year and hope to see you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1141 people are saying
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vipMarionMcV
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I would rather not review a dining experience than provide a somewhat negative review, but I must. When we arrived at the restaurant, it was closed, with signs advising that we were to check in at B44, a Spanish restaurant two doors down. At B44, we were told they opened in 10 minutes. We tried to explain that we were actually Bastille patrons but were waved off. We stood around and got to talking to two lovely ladies who were also waiting for a „Bastille“ table. There was no explanation why we had to wait at a Spanish restaurant and then be seated in that restaurant, except one of the two ladies had told us both restaurants were under the same ownership. We were given both Bastille and B44 menus, and my choice of wine was actually a Spanish one; a good choice!
My dining companion‘s pasta dish was very much to her liking, and my choice of rabbit in mustard-creme sauce was tasty; no complaints on the flavor. Visually, however, the dish was an unappetizing hot mess, with an excess amount of sauce poured all over everything, making meat, carrots, pearl onions and roasted potatoes undistinguishable. It was a decidedly unenjoyable meal, even though our server was very nice and friendly. It must be said that guests at other tables seemed to have a nice time. I know we must make allowances during these trying times, but no, will not try again.

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munchbox
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My pataxran Manhattan probably made everything else great...the mussels, the steak frites, the chocolate ganache cake!!! Everything was SO Delicous. I can't wait to go back.

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jeanbean
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A weekday “hen” lunch party, we had a table outdoors. Excellent ventilation (although Mother Nature provided a brisk breeze through the alleyway, so COVID worries). Attentive service; great menu because you can order from Cafe Bastille or B44. No pressure to rush through eating. We didn’t have dessert, but their coffee is superb.

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vipRonP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not authentically French. I know….I’ve lived in France for years

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vipEntertainer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

When you arrive, the location is in the middle of the block where B44 was/is located. The tented area is heated but depending on the weather, it can still be rather cold.

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DennisD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was quite attentive. The food was excellent. We will be back soon!

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Pato
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Excellent food and menu. Too bad to accompany a rich Quiche Lorraine with some pre-cooked packaged potatoes that I can buy in a market.
The first impression is what counts ...

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vippeterc
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great menu selection between French and Spanish dishes. Caesar Salad with FRESH anchovies.Paella was superb.
Will return for sure

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HelaneZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Authentic French food. Good value. Safe choice during Delta phase of pandemic.

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richardm
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Everything we ordered was unbelievabley delicious.

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Stella
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prompt, courteous, and considerate servers! The food was delicious.

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IgnacioV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with a friend and it was truly enjoyable. Staff are super welcoming and supportive. Ambient is pretty chill and comfortable. Definitely coming back and recommend y'all to stop by.

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wallawalla
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked it so much we went twice in our four night stay.

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vipRichardJ
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place,have been going here for years. Great service!

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vipDAB1
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was a delightful find. An excellent French venue with a full-on menu. Outdoor seating was a must for us and there was plenty of it. Service was very good, the food delicious. Will return on our next visit to San Francisco

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EmmeK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service. We ate outside due to Covid. It was a little breezy but comfortable. Food was delicious and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and accommodating.

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williamdodson
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good traditional French bistro food. Pleasant atmosphere, but the restaurant is a bit shabby. Great wait staff.

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vipBendnit
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nothing special

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JoannaP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch and dinner, with our favorite choices for entrees and accompaniments. Wine choice was also great, and the bill was reasonable for value delivered.

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njk1
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been going to this place for years. It's great. Highly recommend it for food, service, and a good outdoor dining experience!

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vipMarcm
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spacious outside eating area. Excellent service, good food, and reasonably priced.

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vipVirgocook
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was nice to come back to an old friend, it has moved down the street for a larger outside service space. Since it is sharing kitchen, you can now get tapas as well as the wonderful French bistro food. We had the churros in chocolate sauce for dessert - excellent. Still the same great cocktails and most of the menu, though I did miss the boudin noir. Very nice weeknight dinner.

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Normani
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menuS (...choose from both the Cafe Bastille or “44” (Catalan) menus. Jean was an exceptional waiter. Outside dining for lunch was a real pleasure. The brussel sprouts and mussels were big hits...as was the dessert: crema catalana.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a dear friend out for her birthday on Bastille Day. The restaurant was able to accommodate us a before our actual reservation. The host and waitress were so nice. Food was delicious. She even got a bday sparkler w/ her dessert. And My date was even able to sing La Vie en Rose. The crowd also joined in. Overall a beautiful evening at Cafe Bastille.

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martine
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Am French and would not recommend this restaurant if you want a decent food!

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vipHappyinSF
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Bastille Day celebration. Music, decorations, delicious traditional French food. Superb service. The rabbit, duck confit, coq au vin and steak were fabulous.

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Efren
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrating Bastille Day with a late lunch at a very fun cafe..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Delicious food,efficient service. Belden lane itself looked a little sad; but understandable just emerging from a pandemic.

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Wytoca
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good especially the French onion soup. My husband really enjoyed the rabbit. Service was excellent. Not many patrons but probably because we are all still recovering from COVID. We would definitely eat here again

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JeanetteC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been going to Cafe Bastille throughout the past decades. But this was the first time after pandemic and I had invited a colleague from the Midwest. We had EXCELLENT food, very very good service and no one rushed us even though it was lunch hour (the end of lunch hour). I had the Cafe Bastille salad -- and would order it again today and the next day and the next after that. My guest also loved his food. Viva la France en San Francisco!

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ShainaM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love cafe Bastille, I’ve been going there for years and I’m happy to see they were able to join forces with B44.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid place every time. Glad they survived COVID!

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AlfredL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

It was great to visit our old favorite in SF again. Food was decent. During Covid-19, they shared their outside space with another restaurant called B44 nearby.

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vipGastrogirl
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cpnsostenyly great

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vipSherylCPA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Everything from the bread and salad to the dinner and dessert was perfectly prepared and delicious! 10/10!

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ChloeS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasant experience to eat delicious food in company of good friends.

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MarioP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Charming alley restaurant, full of young people embracing post covid life. Food was great, generous portions, great value.

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pierref
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, great atmosphere, delicious food, good value. As French as it gets.

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Marque
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When I made the reservation through Open Table there was a drop down menu to indicate if this was a special occasion. It was - my husbands 84th birthday. The food and service at Cafe Bastille was good but at no time did the hostess, Sabrina, or the wait staff mention or congratulate my husband on this event. What is the point of asking if no acknowledgement is going to be made? -Donna Rand

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Bastille using the Order Online button. Cafe Bastille also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cafe Bastille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 986-5673.

Cafe Bastille is rated 4.5 stars by 1141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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