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About Bisou French Bistro

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.

2367 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Castro Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 556-6200

Website:
http://www.bisousf.com/

Entertainment:
In the evening, Bisou French Bistro transforms into a vibrant lounge, offering delicious cocktails and wines with a special bar menu.

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.

Public Transit:
Muni Lines : F/K/L/M/S/T
Bus Lines : 24/35

Executive Chef:
Nick Ronan

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Bisou French Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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3.9

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Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined on January 30, 2018

It’s a bistrot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food.

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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·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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 (St. Louis)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Jenna is just great and Anatolly is always welcoming.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Terrible service starting from the host at the door

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We love the bottomless mimosas!

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

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We made a reservation and once we got there there was no table. Too noisy. Service wasn’t good and the place is a bit too small for the number of people. The only thing good was the food. Also expensive. And they were not serving normal menu desert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I took my kids there for a Christmas dinner and the food was excellent. We had a great time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I like the food but it was way too overpriced for Christmas Eve, they squeeze in too many people upstairs and it is too hot and you end up sweating the entire meal. We usually go with one or two other couples. This was my third or fourth time there, but due to the overpriced menu, we won’t be back. We could have gotten just as good of a meal at Mystique, in the Castro, for half the price.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Bland food & dirty restroom.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Never disappointed...Always great! Food is delicious and owners are awesome!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amazing Sunday brunch with Drag show. Mimosas, music & great service. WILL return (again & again) #💙

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Bisou is a good place in San Francisco - i recomand it to friends

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service and the duck confit Benedict was outstanding

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice French food for reasonable prices in the Castro. Excellent service. A solid, dependable choice.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

You'd think that a French owned restaurant could have the quality of a restaurant in France, but Bisou falls very short. We were there Sunday 10 December for Brunch at 12:30.

Brace yourself, if you wanted any pleasant meal conversation, forget it. There was a DJ blasting music (selection was not bad but ear plugs should have been distributed). DJ @ Brunch; really? When we mentioned it to the waiter, his response was "Get used to it!"... Lovely! Observing other patrons, most were looking like "WTF". Very few, 2, seemed to enjoy the blast. When the owner passed he said "C'est Genial!" ("That's awesome"), so we didn't bother making the point and giving him the opportunity to tell us we're wrong.

Food was also very poor. The Croque Monsieur was a blob of soggy bread. The bread must have been drowned in béchamel sauce. The sautéed potatoes were cold and overcooked while at the same time the onions in the potatoes were almost raw. The Crêpe Complète was a joke.

It seems a pattern in the Castro. Start a nice restaurant, like Bisou or Catch, get popular and then cheapen it up and squeeze every centime (penny) out of the stupid clients.

Do yourself a favor, skip it!!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Bisou is a great place to dine. Excellent French cuisine, friendly staff and good service. An excellent choice in the Castro.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Organic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The perfect neighborhood French bistro! Charming in every way, with outstanding traditional dishes from the South of France. Bonus: you can hear the folks at your table!

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of our favorite spots for great cocktails, great wine, lush food, and romantic conversation. Fantastic service. Food is rich and sumptuous. Intimate tables.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Too loud. Decent service. Above average food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I love this spot. Great atmosphere, food, and ever friendly staff.
My friends know that when I pick brunch, we’ll be going to bisou.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

They serve bluefin tuna, an endangered species. I will never go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Really good food and a fun brunch scene. Warning, it can get crazy loud, to the point where you are yelling at people seated across from you. This is especially true if seated upstairs. Overall, the food is innovative and reasonably priced. It is very popular on weekends for the mimosa brunch so reservations are highly recommended. Come earlier than 11:30 to avoid the crowds and high noise level.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Absolutely superb. One of the most authentic French bistros in San Francisco. Had my wedding dinner here. Perfection: warm, inviting, great food, fun, and cozy! Phil

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great times!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Reasonably priced fine dining. Small but well executed menu. Excellent service. Ample wine list. Pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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