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Sun, 2/25
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Bisou French Bistro

4.2
1219 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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LOVE - FOOD - WINE - PASSION - LIFE - PEOPLE
Bisou translates to “Kiss” in English and illustrates the love we give to the food we cook, the wine we select, the passion that animates us everyday, the life we live and the people we host.
Situated in the heart of the Castro (at Market and Castro St.), Bisou serves traditional French cuisine in a new style and based on locally and organically grown products.
Bisou offers dinner and weekend brunch menus, but also provides late-night dinner that pairs well with a delicious cocktail or glass of wine.
In 2014 Bisou has evolved and started to grow its own produces at Napa Kitchen Garden situated in Pope Valley, Napa giving another all dimension to the guest experience and quality of food.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday to Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Thursday to Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:00am
Brunch:
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 556-6200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Ronan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Castro Street
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Parking details
Bisou is at 2367 Market St. (where Market meets Castro). Located only a few steps from the Harvey Milk Plaza/Castro Muni Station and the aboveground F Muni Line, Bisou is centrally located in the Castro merchant district. Public metered street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Muni Lines : F/K/L/M/S/T
Bus Lines : 24/35
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Entertainment
In the evening, Bisou French Bistro transforms into a vibrant lounge, offering delicious cocktails and wines with a special bar menu.
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Special events & promotions
Bisou French Bistro is available for private parties. The mezzanine or the entire restaurant can be privatized for a day or night with dedicated staff and special menus.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1219 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

To first start off, it was thursday night and pretty slow. I booked my reservation through the open table app. My boyfriend and I walked in to be greeted by no one for a couple of minutes. The bartender who saw us just kept glancing over and then returning to what he was doing. When someone finally came to seat us, we told her we had a reservation and she's like "okay" and continued to seat us without any further questions. Because it was slow, she didn't care for the reservation, but i wanted my points! Our waitress was really nice and she constantly checked up on us during our meal. Another lady working that night, I believe she was bussing tables, was extremely rude and unhappy to be working. Anytime you'd try to say something to her, she just had a smug look and wouldn't respond.

On to the food, my boyfriend ordered the foie and duck confit. He said the foie was really good and was paired well with its side dishes. The duck confit was so dry, which is incredibly disappointing because it's literally submerged in its own fat? He wasn't happy with dinner that night whatsoever. I did the prefix 3 course meal. I ordered the salmon tartar, which was very good. Also had the pappardelle, which the flavors were decent but tasted like it had way to much lemon just squeezed on top of my noodles. They were also all stuck together which made it impossible for me to eat my noodles without have to cut them with a knife. Trust me, I was not going to sit there and eat my noodles with a knife and fork. We didn't finish our meals. For dessert, I chose the panna cotta thinking "this can't be screwed up!" yeah, no. It had that thick film on top of the dessert that you can only get by leaving it in the fridge for too long.

Overall, all of our food was not even close to decent for an inexpensive french restaurant. We believe the food has been left out for way too long before serving, explaining why the confit was dry and the noodles were stuck together, we won't be returning.

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Outstanding (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Generally very good food. Service was pretty French. Pretty efficient if not friendly. We didn't expect it to be prefix, but it was Valentine's Day and the menu was semi French. More Italian, French and California fusion.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

They were incredibly friendly and accommodating and this was on Valentijn’s day while super busy, kindness is key and they were big time!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

It’s a bistrot.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Super fun drag brunches on Sunday! Come early and get a seat that's closer to the stairs so you get to see all the action.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I was told that this is the place to try Steak Tartare because it's done well and so I tried it and wasn't disappointed. It was delicious!

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vipChance4me (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The four of us were seated up the stairs on the second tier by the host. The floors and walls were dirty, and the ledges dusty. it looked like they had forgot to clean up there. Also the ceiling level is quite low and the music speakers are right over your head so the blasting music makes it almost impossible to talk to each other. The best food that was ordered was the hamburger. 3 of us ordered the ham crepe which was overcooked and rather tasteless. Our waitress was pleasant and the service was timely, even though the place was busy. Will not return.

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rls9 (St. Louis)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was good, but several items were more on the bill than they were listed at on the menu. From a bottle of wine to the sides. I am not the type to bring this up when the check comes, and I would have paid the full amount anyway, but it was a little unsettling.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

I love it it here. Everything we ate was spectacular.

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vipJerry3 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

My first visit to Bisou, had the perfect table located end of bar, thus our waiter was Gabriel the bartender. He could not have been more welcoming, friendly, efficient and pleasant .....making our dinner an enjoyable evening. I have shared my experience with friends and will definitely make a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Jenna is just great and Anatolly is always welcoming.

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vipsfgirl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

It's a fun place to go for brunch. The food is very different but there is something for everyone! Super lively atmosphere as most people are doing the bottomless mimosa's and there's loud club music playing. It's actually one of our favorite places for brunch even though we do not day drink.

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JayD (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Authentic French Bistro. Does not have to be so noisy,but that's the way it is. The service is friendly a bit casual. Great bar service.For a French restaurant the servers lack a certain spark.
The kitchen is amazing. The Foie Gras is a main draw. The Pre Fixe of Foie Gras was a marvel.
A must restaurant to return and return.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Terrible service starting from the host at the door

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We love the bottomless mimosas!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Poor sevice ! And very bed reception ! We where three people at the door with a reservation, we came on time , no one came to help us seating till after 20 minutes ! Will never comeback and the waitress argues with us, instead to apologize

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eebee415 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Oh boy,
I know New Years Eve is tricky to find a fun, happy meal in a celebratory mood, and we didn’t have that at all.
We had a rez. And waited over an hour to be seated. The staff seemed dazed and confused, and completely random. We just laughed that it was so bad it was funny.
Food was ok, but poorly presented. Tables looked sad and forgotten. I don’t think they know what they are doing in the front of the house, kitchen is trying to do a good job.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I can always count on Bisou for a great meal, whether it's their burger and fries to any dish with foie gras. The escargots were a nice surprise, well seasoned and tender.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Always amazing food and ambiance. Staff is wonderful and attentive.

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