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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.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Thursday to Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:00am
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
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In the evening, Bisou French Bistro transforms into a vibrant lounge, offering delicious cocktails and wines with a special bar menu.
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.
Muni Lines : F/K/L/M/S/T
Bus Lines : 24/35
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
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!!!
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.
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.
We arrived on time for our reservation for 7 and the restaurant thought we were a party of 5 and weren't prepared. We waited 45 minutes for our table which was two card tables pushed together against the office door next to the bathroom upstairs. They apparently ran out of orange juice and cranberry juice because they started dropping off small bottles (like you buy at Walgreens) on the table. Total amateur hour. The manager was apologetic but didn't follow through with promises. The server was very sweet. The upstairs bathroom was a disaster. Dirty, rolls of toilet paper thrown everywhere. Towel machine empty, stalls didn't lock, toilet seat wouldn't stay up, smelled awful. And the downstairs bathroom was even worse. It just seems like nobody takes any pride in this restaurant. Sad to see it decline so much. It used to be a great experience.
The former chef and owner of Chou-Chou opened this restaurant and dining there is a pleasure.
The food is superb, the staff is excellent, and the people and surrounding conversations interesting. Love introducing people to this gem of a restaurant in the Castro.
I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. The food is fantastic!! Every time my husband and I eat here we have a great dining experience. It is also nice how the Chef/Owner always comes over to make sure all is well.
I and my female friend did NOT come to your restaurant so that she could be groped by your hideously overweight server. I was disgusted and she was so uncomfortable that she didn't even want to finish her dinner. He had no right to touch her, squeeze her, or hug her. She didn't know him and neither did I. He sexually harrassed my friend while basically ignoring me, going so far as to give her a free drink after our meal (which, thankfully, she didn't touch. God knows what might have been in it). Your server was repulsive, and I will not be dining in your establishment again.
Learn to respect people's boundaries, you mysoginistic pig.
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