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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We will be open with a special prix fixe menu

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Bisou French Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.2

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4.1

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4.1

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (9)
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Fun (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Casual (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We love the bottomless mimosas!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 26, 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 26, 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 25, 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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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service and the duck confit Benedict was outstanding

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 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 10, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 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 10, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Too loud. Decent service. Above average food.

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 (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 23, 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 11, 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 October 1, 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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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Thank you for entertaining us! We had a blast singing with you and the food was perfect! Definitely a new favorite when we are in town! I've already recommended Bisou to several people...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Nick is the best. I always have the most fun here. Food is quite good. Drinks are good. It's relatively quiet. I love coming here!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food and wine at Bisou are very good and served in a friendly ambiance. Chef/Owner Nick Ronan makes everyone feel welcome and provides a welcoming chat when you first arrive. We're only in San Francisco once a year but we always make a point of dining at least once at Bisou.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The Bone Marrow was absolutely delIcious as was the foie gras and pappardelle. Met a regular diner named Betty who made our evening much more enjoyable. And the owner is an amazing host who made us feel like a regular. For sure coming back again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food is always good and service was impeccable!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Fun friendly French restaurant with great food. It is quite the scene on the weekends with $15 bottomless mimosas! I would recommend getting a reservation if it is on the weekend around brunch time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Best restaurant in Castro!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Ordered the steak and frites to share. Steak so tough we couldn't cut it in half to share. Waiter had to take into the kitchen and cut. Bad steak knives? No tough steak.
Good fries though.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Steak Tatar was wonderful

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 18, 2017

This is a must try in my opinion. The food is very good and the warm convivial energy of the owner Nick shines through. I and my date had a wonderful time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 17, 2017

William and Jenna both made sure we had a spectacular birthday celebration for my partner. 🎉

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 (London)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Nice food but man it was loud! and this was brunch and 10.30am on a Sunday. Fine if it was a Saturday night but this was just a chilled brunch with friends and some of us were recovering from the night before. Would not recommend for brunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Generally great for weekend brunch with friends for food and drinks. Can get pretty busy on weekends.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Great evening with outstanding cuisine from Chef Nick Ronan. A must if you are in San Francisco and visiting or in the area for a tasty meal

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