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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Prix Fixe Menu and Regular Menu available

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Prix Fixe Menu and Regular Menu available

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Prix Fixe Menu and Regular Menu available

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Bisou French Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.5

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4.3

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4.5

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2011

too loud, noisy- have to shout to converse... cramped tables. exceptionally friendly staff, with a personal touch!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2011

The most amazing filet mignon my wife and I have ever tasted. The wait staff were freindly, helpful and the owner like family.
A great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 7, 2011

We ate upstairs where it was pleasantly quiet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2011

The food was great, I enjoyed the ambiance, and I will definitely come back again. A good friend highly recommended I try Bisou, so my hopes were already set high. Bisou was so great it exceeded my already high expectations. This quickly became my favorite Castro restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on July 2, 2011

This was our third or fourth visit to Bisou. The occasion: my 61st birthday! The food was magnifique! We started with the charcuterie plate. Delicious cheeses and salamis, served with a hearts of Romaine dressed in a sprightly vinaigrette . Our entrees were also superb. The steak with three sauces was cooked perfectly; moist and juicy. The three sauces competed to see which would be best--no decision! It was accompanied with a serving of crisp hot frites, more than enough for two. The airplane roasted chicken breast was incredible. Crispy skin, yet succulent and flavorful. Our waiter recommended a delightful wine to match our palates.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2011

The food, service, location and decor were all great, however, the noise level, primarily by way of the music was deafening and made conversation near impossible.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2011

Apparently the restaurant did not expect the large crowd of people who were celebrating in the streets. It took thirty minutes for us to be seated and then it was a small table situated in the walkway so that we were constantly jostled by the stream of people heading to the lavatory. The wait staff was befuddled by the crowd and unable to keep up with the demand. Our meals were not served but dumped at the table. The water glasses were never refilled. The food was good but difficult to enjoy because of the constant interruptions of those passing by on their way to the loo.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2011

Nice but the service, while pleasant, was painfully slow...took 10 min or more to even get our drink order, let along order our dinner. They weren't terribly crowded so not sure what was going on...would go again, but make sure one doesn't have to be anywhere afterwards.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2011

Bisou is a nice little neighborhood gem in the Castro. It's pretty easy to get a reservation, the staff is always delightful and the head chef wanders about and is fun to talk to. They aren't pretentious and the food is really solid. It's well worth the money and the desserts are spectacular. I've been several times for dinner and continue to return. I did stop by once at brunch time and found the dance music to be too much for me so have never tried their brunch menu that seems quite popular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2011

The service we received was excellent. We had a party of 8 for lunch/brunch on Father's day which included 2 kids. The staff was very accommodating, and friendly. Even the other diners were very friendly and stopped by to talk to our kids. The food was cooked to perfection -- we had 2 smoked salmon benedicts, 2 crab benedicts, 1 croque madame, and 1 burger... the croque madame was the best dish out of all, and the benedicts were also great! the burger was so-so according to my husband.
I would definitely go there again, and recommend the place to anyone.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2011

Food was good but we were seated right next to the restroom up the stairs for a birthday celebration so it kinda killed our spirits!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2011

Great service, friendly staff, in deed all French people, nice atmosphere, but not a quite place for meaningful converstaions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2011

Thanks to Dine About Town, I was able to find this little gem in the Castro. Takes a bit of driving and parking is tough but it's worth it to experience the service from the chef! His rosemary fries were addicting and refreshing! The escargot was delicious and the filet mignon was cooked to perfection. The dish was a bit small but perfect for females watching their figure. Must try their bellinis! Overall 5 stars for a nice neighborhood french restaurant!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2011

The Castro has few food options so maybe that's why people have embraced this place. The food is average; the interiors are awful (unless you like bad kitschy bar-type interiors); LOUD, bad house music; and LOUD people pretending to have a good time. I'd call it a bar with a full menu. I had a bland, beet salad followed by overdone and flavorless pork tenderloin. The portion sizes were fine. I took a pass on dessert. Service (by Joshua) was outstanding: friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and responsive. Dine upstairs if you want to get away from the noisy crowd and bad music, but honestly, it was like being at any trendy bar on a Fri or Sat night. Maybe it was specifically designed for and caters to the Castro crowd?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2011

Definitely lives up to its reputation. Incredible chef, fun vibe, jammin' house music and bottomless mimosas at brunch! If you're looking for something different to kick off your Sunday Brunch, this is the place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2011

Great for brunch because of the vibrant bar scene. Noise level is tongue max here. Make sure you go when they first open because they run out of food and leave you with no options.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2011

fun environment, unlimited mimosas were delish

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2011

My first time at Bisou and I really liked it! Food was very good. We had the dine about town menu and it was very good. Everyone on our table really liked it and we are making plans to return. Only downside: we felt a like we were being rushed during the dinner part. The dishes were delivered and taken away in a hurry. So much of a hurry that we were not even offered coffee with our dessert. But after dishes were cleared they didn't seem to mind that we hung out for a while talking. Will definitey return in the near future!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2011

loved Chef Nick Ronan at ChouChou up near Laguna Honda.

I took my BFF to Bisou and found it accomodating. Nick was out - I know people gotta have a day off, but I was looking forward to his service and style - he's a Brand unto himself. We started w/ glasses of sparkling vouvray - very nice, then did the 'Dine About Town' $35 dollar price fixe. While it was delicious - the beef was literally 3-4 ounces of meat - which is perfect for a 90 lb woman. Perhaps Damien might have told us how small everything was going to be - still delicious, BUT OUTrageously miniscule.

We had a bottle of wine and 2 glasses of white and 2 more glasses of red. Wow we had quite a night - lots of good vino - oh, and i almost forgot - Damien brought us a glas

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2011

Bisou was amazing! We arrived early and someone greeted us very warmly and sat us immediately. We choose food from the DAT menu which had a lot of great choices. I highly recommend their french onion soup. The portions were perfect, not too much and not too little...just right.

The slight down fall was that there was a large party down stairs which backed up the kitchen and our dessert didn't come out for quite a while, however our waiter came over several times to check in on us and apologize for the wait.

Overall, Bisou is a delightful little find and I will definitely be returning, with or without the Dine About Town menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2011

Fabulous things: Joshua, our waiter (along with the rest of the staff, including the chef and maitre d'); the escargot, the filet topped with foie gras, the ling cod, the chocolate dessert thingie. If you're a twosome, request the "view table" at the top of the stairs, which gives you a panoramic view of the entire restaurant. Absolutely amazing baguettes!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2011

Great service and decent food. My pork tenderloin dish was a bit too sweet for my taste but the french onion soup is amazing. I want some right now.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2011

There was a couple smooching in front of us, dining area too close to the bar and a lady was wasted in the toilet. Good food, but yeah should have been more enjoyable experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2011

Very good food at moderate prices (prix fixe $35), good service but extraordinarily noisy!Can hardly talk to across the table. Not a romantic place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2011

I love this place! As soon as you walk into the door you are welcome right away. It's great! And the food was delicious! There was no need to add anything to the plate!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 1, 2011

The service was good, as always. The restaurant was particularly crowded which made things feel cramped and harried. The portions are awfully small for the price (tiny little pork medallions in a delicious sauce--would it kill them to make them a little larger?)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2011

Great place, food and service were great! Will come back again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2011

The food was great and the music was just right.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2011

Celebrated a graduation with fabulous brunch at Bisou this past weekend. There were 5 of us in our party, including two pre-schoolers. It was the perfect venue! Bottomless mimosas were great, staff was very willing to accommodate small appetites. We loved it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2011

The french food here is just so awesome and unique. The staff is super friendly and I always have a great time here!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2011

Bottomless Mimosas.... Yumm....

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2011

The pomme frites are excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2011

A very pleasant experience all around. Friendly staff. Delicious bistro food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2011

Very loud inside. Fun atmosphere, good service. Menu limited

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2011

So this place was kinda fun, as although, the music was so damn loud it hurt to eat let alone try to have a conversation with your friends. I dunno if they do this to keep the tables moving or what.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2011

Surprising menu, wonderful service,

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2011

It was delicious! We had a great birthday celebration there!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2011

We were seated in the mezzanine, at the table closest to the manager's office. Not only was it difficult to get into the table, the noise was quite loud, the heat was very uncomfortable, and I was seated so close to another table I could practically eat the entree of the person at the next table. The manager was in and out of the office we were seated next to. I must commend the waiters for zipping in and out of the tables and keeping calm in the poorly laid out area. The food was above average for bistro fare. I would return again if seated in another area of the restaurant. The far end of the mezzanine really should be closed off to diners or kept to one row of 2-top tables.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2011

Food was OK.....I had steak frites with 3 sauces. Frites were delicious and done perfectly but Steak was not served hot from the grill and the 3 sauces were served cold and bearnaise is not a great sauce when served cold. Lady friend had Salmon which was good.

Cocktails that we had were VERY sweet as they use syrups and nectars with a heavy hand so stay with what you know but they were well priced at $8 and $9.

The decor was as from a different incarnation and the 'cocoon' seating against the wall that curves up and over you feels heavy and cramped.........wish they would have changed that upon re-opening. No candles on the table which is one of my pet peeves in restaurants as it helps with ambiance and reading menus.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2011

food was delicious! service was great - they didn't hover but they were attentive. probably wouldn't have picked this place just from walking by outside, but we had read a review on yelp and once we got there, we knew we'd made the right choice. we were late and they held our table, which was a big plus. only downside was they don't do separate checks, but we figured that out on our own. steak & frites was amazing - desserts were inventive, except the creme brulee (creamy/silky, delicious, but plain - no garnishes). great place for dinner!

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