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About Cafe Bastille

Cafe Bastille has terrace seating with heating lamps and a canopy. The seating is bistro style and offers about 50 seats outdoors and 80 seats indoors. The ambiance is incredibly relax and fun. Cafe Bastille is 25 year old and was the first restaurant on Belden Alley. Private dining area downstairs is great for special event such as birthday parties, business lunches and dinners, rehearsal dinners, etc...We also have two Lunch Prix Fixe Menus $16.5 for special daily entree and $19.00 for choice of soup or salad + special daily entree. we offer as well a 3-course Dinner Prix Fixe for $35 (Soup/Salad + Entree + Dessert). Bon Appetit

22 Belden Place
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-10:30pm
sunday brunch 11:00am-3:30pm

Cross Street:
Bush & Kearny

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 986-5673

Website:
http://www.cafebastillesf.com/

Entertainment:
We offer one of the biggest terraces in town...and a huge private dining area...Belden place is unique and famous for being one of the most fun and relaxing place in San Francisco as well that for the excellent quality of food.

Parking Details:
The Sutter Stockton garage is located nearby.

Executive Chef:
Olivier Azancot

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Cafe Bastille Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
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Cozy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A fun and interesting location.
The food completely missed.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and service. Bread was warm and crusty, serving portion was a nice size, good choices in prix fixe menu. Server was friendly and accommodating!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service is slow

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Cafe Bastille was great for our big group. The service was terrific and everyone enjoyed their dinner. I definitely recommend it!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We were a group of 12 that included friends of 40 years and our 20 something children. We sat outside which was excellent. A wide selection of food and everyone was pleased with their dishes. My rabbit was the best I have ever had. Very good wine, cocktail, and beer selection. Convenient to the BART so SF and Oakland people were happy. I thought the service was excellent. I would go again.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food, super staff, hidden gem. Easy to get to in the heart of the city but tucked away so that their is quiet and you feel a sense of privacy. Great for private conversations or quiet dates.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I thought we were going to a down-to-earth and delicious restaurant, based on the reviews. The table was outside and wobbly (but thought it was sort of quaint), but the food was not good. The onion soup was really heavy and sweet, the salmon was undercooked (enough that I left one of the two pieces uneaten), and the coq au vin had chicken with a lot of fat. The taste of the coq au vin was off. The waitress and other staff were very nice and we didn't arrive until 9 pm, so I didn't want to complain. Paid about $65 before taxes, no drinks. With all the great restaurants in SF, I wouldn't come back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was wonderful, but the food lacked a little inspiration

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was great as usual. I switched to a salad with a shrimp addition this time which did not disappoint. The pork my client had looked so good I wanted to trade! I had the French Onion soup to star which had a little twist of sweetness to it, Unusual but good. My client ordered a side of green vegetable after noticing the plate had only meat and a starch. While our server was quick, attentive and helpful he was not able to make up for the slow kitchen. We had finished our meal and the side of green vegetable had still not arrived so he suggested we cancel which we did. A neighboring dessert looked awesome but we did not indulge. This is a nice lunch location, intimate cozy. Not comfortable for more than 4 in a group, even outside.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I met friends here for a dinner and was not disappointed. I ordered the French onion soup which was good, slightly sweet, the Beef Bourgogne, which was tender and tasty, and had the chocolate mouse cake for dessert with a double espresso. Overall the ambiance was casual, the service good, the food good and the prices fair.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I ordered the pork chop. Not only was it overly salty but it was dry to the bone. Just took a few bites. The mash potatoes were gummy and salty.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

This is my 'go to' place for work lunch. Good variety of food. Something for everyone. A little more upscale than the everyday lunch.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Always lovely, authentic, and warm. Their French bistro food is beyond compare, and service is very un-Parisian (i.e. excellent)!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Stopped by for a quick lunch, low key, tasty sandwich and soup with some french flair.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Another excellent meal at Cafe Bastille. Simple food prepared with care. Coq au vin and Boeuf Bourguignon were excellent. Service was friendly, attentive and professional. I would recommend Cafe Bastille to anyone who wants a little Paris in SF.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

C'est fabuleux! On vient de celebrer l'occasion d'engagement de mon amie au laboratoire archaeologique en Grece. Elle ne connait pas du tout le cafe mais elle en etait ravie! Comme toujours le repas etait delicieux, le service exceptionnel, et l'ambiance parfait! Merci mille fois encore, Cafe Bastille. Liza

Tags: Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Good French food and good service. Our waiter was very polite and friendly .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was overall decent, with some bright points (carpaccio!), and cocktails were tasty, but not over the top. Service was pretty slow, especially considering that the place was not at all busy. Perhaps they were shorthanded. I guess this yielded an "authentic" French restaurant experience.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

There is no better place to celebrate Bastille Day! (In SF, anyway . . . )

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Such a quaint place for dinner, much like a Parisian Bistro! The food was Great and the service spectacular! Can't wait to go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

As always, we were warmly welcomed and talked with the bartender about our wines and cheese appetizers at the bar before we were seated. We were not rushed so we could catch up with each other and enjoy a leisurely meal ending with espresso just the way we like it with a twist of lemon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Always a very enjoyable time.
Staff is very friendly, the food is always delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Restaurant staff treated us so well, ensuring that our special-occasion brunch was enjoyed by our large group. The tasty menu selections suited us all. Sitting outside was particularly lovely—hanging out in a mellow S.F. environment and appreciating good food and one another.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We were very impressed with Cafe. Bastille. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was truly a Francophile's dream. The inside was indistinguishable from a cafe on the Rive Gauche, except that the waitress did not look down her nose when we spoke en Anglais, s'il vous plais.
Give Cafe Bastille a try, you will become a fan.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Our first day our first real meal in California. Service with a smile and excellent food. We enjoyed salmon on a salad...& porkchops.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent food, service, and setting. The pate and duck were amazing. Creme brulee for dessert was perfect to share. We will return. The staff is knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Really well done in every aspect. Could easily imagine we were in France. Which is a good thing .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great ambiance on Belden Place. Good service. Good food. My lapin could have been more tender.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Delicious brunch venue nestled on Belden PL. Quiet, French bistro ambience. Friendly, prompt service. I look forward to trying it out for dinner!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Lovely french restaurant. Great food. Lived the onion soup, so cheesy and sweet. Food was delisn service was attentive. They already add gratuity to our check.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 8, 2017

This is a go-to when I am in SF and want a quiet-ish place for great dining, conversation and business. The staff are really helpful. The food is French and really well presented and prepared.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Good food.Very attentive staff

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We stumbled across this restaurant while visiting San Francisco. What a find! Great food, excellent service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We were 6 for Easter Brunch and the only people in the restaurant so it was very pleasant. Our waiter from Martinique was charming. The 10 year old didn't like her creme anglaise French Toast - she's more of a purist. It was a bit sweet for our taste too. The Ile Flotante had a much too liquid creme anglaise and the waiter said the chef was trying something new...the traditional way is best. The rest of the dishes were good and we had a good time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

As always, the staff were friendly and helpful, the food delicious and beautifully presented and the atmosphere comfortable and relaxed. We shall go again and soon!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 27, 2017

I like coming here to have a good meal and pleasant conversation with friends. Weeknights are the best time to come, it gets a little crowded on weekends. If you are going on weekends make a reservation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

On this visit, we sat inside, which has a cozy feel. The service was excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Very good food and cocktails. Great neighborhood scene almost like you're in France for real.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Another lovely night at Cafe Bastille. I've been dining here for years, always the perfect spot for an intimate dinner with friends. Excellent service and delicious food, in a tres charming atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the small intimate dining room- our service was good and the food was very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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