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Cafe Bastille

4.5
1099 Reviews
$30 and under
French
WE ARE OPEN FOR OUTDOOR DINING, SERVING THE MOST POPULAR CAFE BASTILLE DISHES FROM OUR SISTER RESTAURANT B44.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE, PLEASE GO TO 44 BELDEN LANE TO BE SEATED.
THE PATIO IS HEATED BUT IT CAN GET WINDY SO BRING A SWEATER-WE HAVE THE WINE AND THE WARM MEAL!
Go to www.cafebastille.com for CURBISDE PICK UP, large group reservations and any questions or you can e-mail Sabina at contact@cafebastille.com
Be sure to check out our Facebook or Instagram pages for the most recent and upcoming special events. We look forward to seeing you!
Bon Appetit!

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1099 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.2
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4.2
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MattM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was good, but the tables were entirely too close together. We were so close to the groups next to us we could touch them. Made us feel not very comfortable. Won't be coming back under it is safe to be that close to others.

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Mollys
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Since the outdoor space is shared, yoy can choose from a Spanish tapas menu or a French one. We had food from both and it was delicious

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vipWarrenB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great outdoor dining spot on a warm fall evening. Service was outstanding and restaurant offered classic French cuisine.

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vipDenise
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a delightful lunch at Cafe Bastille yesterday. They had a very extensive menu and I ordered the paella which was delicious and enough for two people. The service was top notch also. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service at this place is next level. The gentleman bussing tables was so extraordinary I gave him $20 just because it was amazing to see how fast and professional he was. Will be back to this place. Keep up the good work!

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Gerry
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared dishes. Good value. What more can I say?

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SimonB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, especially the beef bourguignon. Service also exemplary.

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Harleyhippie
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Please see my review on Yelp. It was quite extensive

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JeffreyB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Doing a good job adapting in these times. Lovely staff.

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vipBenz415
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food friendly staff especially if you’re craving escargot. The duck confit cassoulet is great for delivery option as well as reheat later.

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vipCsfa
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The tables were a bit too close to each other it seems, and the wait staff were not wearing gloves which I think the city mandates. This made us a little nervous

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vipLynnL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was kind and customer service was outstanding. It was great to be dining out again! Can’t wait to go back again!

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vipLori07
San Francisco
93 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Save your money. The food was lackluster, the service indifferent and the bistro furniture was uncomfortable.

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vipinstabret
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! A San Francico treat.

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SharonM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!
Service was perfect, we felt like all safety precautions were in place.

Happy to see the restaurant open !

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vipjontivi
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back. Dining was actually at B44 since they are working together but it was great since we had 2 menus to choose from. We had steak & frites and duck casserole. Both delicious. Also, very accommodating with our dog. It got a bit windy but they had the coverings our so it was pleasant. Overall a great time!

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vipTYOSFOJFK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I enjoyed the food and good service, but tables were rather close together. Maybe just a foot or so apart.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sabina was great. I’ve communicated with her over the emails and her replies were very prompt. Food was delicious. We were there on 6/16 - only a few days after they opened for outdoor dining. Same great menu and great taste. Even menu from B44 was offered.
Thank you so much

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JimT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always a great venue for general lunch and dinner if you want to feel like you're somewhere in Paris. I was skeptical to book it for a business lunch, and my guests loved it. We could actually have conversation and enjoy lunch, with excellent service from a staff that is attentive.

Highly recommended!!!

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vipNewsjunkie
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the onion soup and the rabbit. Soup was very hot...just to her liking. The rabbit was very tasty and rich. I had the endive salad with lightly dressed blue cheese and crumbles. The endive was chopped like cole slaw. Very nice. My main was the peppercorn steak. Done to perfection.

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Tess
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Sadie Hawkins and treated my guy to a French-themed evening. The server was kind enough to allow us to share the Moules Normade (muscles to die for) as an appetizer. The sauce was rich and velvety. We enjoyed the special - scallops served over potatoes. They were perfect. Topped off the night with the Ile Flottante (floating islands), which was a beautiful surprise. Fluffy and light! The service was excellent and our waiter made the evening even more special with his recommendations. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The absolute worst restaurant meal I have had in ages. pretending to be French, food was stale, tasted weird and probably slightly off. we didn't eat it. we paid and left.

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Jay30
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French restaurant with great service and good prices, a hidden gem and go-to date spot. Don't miss it!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Vraiment bien

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steveh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back here. Food, service and atmosphere were amazing as always. Solid go to for date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Valentines dinner. Excellent service. Ask for Samuel.

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vipNewtoDSTX
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

If our last dining experience at Café Bastille was mediocre, this time it was plain bad. We dined for lunch and ordered salad nicoise. It was bland, dry and we had barely any ingredients except for lettuce and pieces of raw tuna. I will avoid Café Bastille from now on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Zinc bar from France, wall decorated with adverts from France, super service attentive & authentic, yes they can speak French (!!), attracts French people, located in a hideaway lane perfect for that off the beaten track meal ... I had an awesome lunch. The service outstanding because the wait staff help each other out so double coverage. Clean but that Bistro vibe is there. The owner selects his by the glass wines by taste so inexpensive but good (a nice change!) I loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great charcuterie and cheese platter.

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KathyH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent and the food was very good. The atmosphere was very casual, maybe too much so...?

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vipNewtoDSTX
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We dined at Bastille many times before and enjoyed our dining experience, but this time came for the NYE dinner and the food was just passable. While starters were fresh and delicious, my fish entree was nothing to rave about. The dessert was forgettable as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The prices were outrageous . We were 8 and everyone agreed that prices were so confused with extra charges and we noticed that other people were complaining about the same. It was New Year’s Eve and trying to understand the bill took us so long that we got to the pier 2 minutes before midnight . Bad experience

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ReneeS
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Absolutely delicious!

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vipMicheleK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem- escape SF for an authentic meal in Paris. We love this place and have now been there half a dozen times, each has always been outstanding.

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JonathanH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a little too cold. Other than that, really good. Lovely service, great food, good portion sizes.

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Annie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Samuel, was absolutely the best! He was truly engaging, attentive and fun :) Our server from Jalisco, was also constantly checking on us and completely attentive to our needs. We had a lovely time with our friends from out of town. Was perfect for us and the kids! The menu had everything thst we wouldn't mormally fibd, from rabbit to carpaccio to mussels :) Bonus: was great to be able to speak French and Spanish with them.

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GennisL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Hadn’t eaten here in quite a few years and decided to revisit for a family birthday. It was as good, if not better, than it ever had been. Delicious, well-prepared and authentic French food.

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Maya
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crepes outside of Paris. We really enjoyed our lunch.

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John
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been coming here for years for lunch or dinner. Always good service and value and good authentic food.

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LaurenceSC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellente table française, accueil chaleureux. Plats et vins excellents. Nous y avons dîné 2 soirs consécutifs !

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FAQs

Cafe Bastille does offer 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 1099 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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