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BISTRO 888, San Francisco, CA
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BISTRO 888

4.0
4
1800 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Contemporary upscale Restaurant and Bar "BISTRO 888" in downtown San Francisco offers a modern Californian Cuisine designed by Executive Chef Norma Whitt. Along with serving delicious entrees using local ingredients, BISTRO 888 offer guests and extensive selection of wines, craft beer, and hand-crafted cocktails.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 616-6566

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Norma Whitt

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining and event options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Max Pilz: (415) 616-6560

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    BART and Muni Stations close by (Powell Street)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,800 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Good for business meals

  • San Francisco

    Good for special occasions

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  1. ME

    MEAT

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    Complete rip off. Way over priced.
  2. MR

    MarinaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall nice. Seems to be same kitchen that cooks for Luce restaurant. Food was great, cocktails not as good as I expected. Service good too. Quiet on the weekday, at least on the days when Luce was closed because they basically share the room.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service really slow. Food was not great at all. 3.5 hours in only had 4 course. There’s mouse running around the restaurant. This is not a fine dinning restaurant at all.
  4. LJ

    LpbJr

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfectly balanced 6 course meal… with impeccable service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Unfortunately I felt like this restaurant was quite misleading. We were able to make a reservation for lunch but the actual restaurant was closed and they had a casual hotel style restaurant that we were placed at instead. Luckily the food and service was still good but I was disappointed and would probably not have booked the restaurant if I knew what it was going to be. We had the apple and chicory walnut salad and the halibut fish tacos - both were surprisingly very good!
  6. AP

    AdelmaP

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose the restaurant because we were staying at the hotel to celebrate our anniversary. So glad we did! Everything was excellent! From the time we got seated, we were felt welcomed and special. Our server kept on making sure we were doing okay, asking at the appropriate time so you know he’s observant, very knowledgeable with what he’s serving, friendly enough to make good short conversations and still enjoy our own time together. I was so impressed I started texting friends to eat here!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new Greek chef elevates the restaurant to another level! He has demonstrated the touch of his home country by the octopus lasagna, a favorite dish of mine now. His work on the chicken breast is very French. I have to praise the desserts as a perfect finish.
  8. HC

    HumphreyC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and services
  9. T

    Tegen

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Compliments to the new chef. The food was wonderful and service was impeccable. We especially appreciated being able to have a conversation with our friends in an elegant setting. Highly recommend dining at Luce.
  10. M

    Mark

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always good to go back. There is a new chef who started Friday. Looking forward to seeing his new menu
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Les falta personal. Buena actitud pero no resuelven, pésimo servicio
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was good!
  13. c

    counterseatingplease

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Every main dish had a sauce, which was strange, but they were overall tasty. Coordination of the servers serving the dishes was not the best; one server was reaching over to the other side of the table to pour sauce over a dish when there were two on each side.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was worthy of a star. Unfortunately Americans haven’t learned the understated subtlety of good service. Clearing plates too fast. Too fast to bring the next course. They need to learn from the best established European Michelin starred restaurants
  15. i

    intofood

    Detroit

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Generally well done with a few misses in execution, such as lobster being overdone.
  16. m

    manojp

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Expensive Brunch for just normal food. Nothing special
  17. CT

    ChriTerP

    Norway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely have to do the full menu with special caviar a true treat.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very special evening! The food was absolutely delicious. We definitely will come back
  19. R

    Roland

    Bavaria

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my best anniversary dinner until now! Food was outstanding, every course of the eight course menu was an eye catcher, prepared in point, delicious and tasteful! Service really great, very kind and attentive. The whole team did a wonderful job!! Thank you very much for this unforgettable anniversary dinner.
  20. X

    Xmas

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular seasonings. Not one disappointing dish.
  21. LB

    LuizB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every respect except that is overpriced.
  22. GH

    GreggH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The full tasting menu was amazing, well thought out, creative and tasty. With a couple of cocktails, the dinner came out to about $240/person. But what a nice way to spend the evening with friends, in a quiet, but modern environment, eating delicious presentations.
  23. DB

    DavidB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were very happy with the food, service and ambience at Luce. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and the chef and staff went out of their way to make it a special night, including accommodating some dietary restrictions. I would highly recommend Luce to anyone looking for an amazing culinary experience combined with attentive service. Bravo!
  24. LW

    LuciaW

    Greensboro

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location. Superb food and service. Every course was exquisite. Great place for special occasion.
  25. K

    Kristina

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing, quiet atmosphere and wonderful staff. Highly recommend. Hidden gem In SGF
  26. c

    couqquoc

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, experience always excellent. Looking forward to next time.
  27. VV

    VanessaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, great service, we definitely will be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent! Full tasting menu was a lot of food and left us both very satisfied. The rest of the experience was mediocre. The first table we were sat at, in the corner by a large plant, had flys flying around, trying to get onto our dishes and food, and generally being very annoying. We asked and were re-seated, to a table where we only saw one fly. On its own that would have been no issue, however they clearly knew the flys were an issue, sat us there, and then sat a couple who came later in the same table as well (and that couple was also obviously swatting at flies, mentioned them to the server, but decided to stay sitting there). From a service perspective, for a restaurant like this, that was exceptionally disappointing. And there was an abundance of tables. Overall enjoyed, but probably won’t return.
  29. m

    mainguyen

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We did the FIVE course tasting menu because we wanted to try the truffles. I can’t imagine trying to eat 8 courses, because both of us were stuffed by the end of the meal. The amuse bouches were creative and the birthday cake bonus was super flavorful. A personalized card for my birthday and the staff were mostly super attentive during the evening.
  30. A

    Aries2017

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef went out of the way to introduce himself in our table.Chef Rogelio Garcia is personable and passionate with his culinary expertise and ensure our positive dining experience. Chef Garcia, made our dining experience beyond our expectations. The food is explicitly delicious and the service exceptional. Our dining experience are all worthwhile, enjoyable and memorable. We will come back hopefully before my daughter goes to UCLA. Our server, James was on point creating a journey with our 8 course tasting menu, such a delight!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent. The food, service and ambience were superb. My husband , 2 daughters and I were impressed and highly recommend.
  32. AH

    AmyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Would love to come back for another delicious and high class evening!
  33. JB

    JayB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My only comment is that the mix of clothed tabled and hardwood finished tables was interesting, but the single tablecloths which were not square gave a cheap look to an otherwise beautiful room. From someone who works in the white tablecloth field, double cloths are much more elegant and don't cost you any more as the bottom cloth does not get changed.
  34. C

    Christine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the experience with the Culinary Clash by the chefs at CCSF! Staff at Luce was very welcoming and attentive when it came to cleanliness and introducing each dish.
  35. JB

    JoanneB

    San Francisco

    161 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for the Culinary experience and also to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Although I was asked who the birthday celebrant was twice, nothing special was done. They could have put a candle in her dessert. All in all, the service and food were great. It was a nice treat for the chefs to come out and introduce themselves and chat a little.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Celebrated wife’s birthday back in March 2022. Restaurant has reopened post pandemic with a new chef. This dining establishment is well on its way to being published in SF Michelin guide.
  37. LG

    LlamaGirl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    The Food and ambience was outstanding. I love supporting young professionals from the CCSF Culinary program.
  38. JL

    JihoonL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice foods and upscale interior. It was great time.
  39. F

    Frank

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience. Service was spectacular; got us an extra dish on the house. Each of the courses was flavorful and delicious. Pairing was on point!
  40. CC

    ChrisC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing dinner with a good friend. The wine pairing were fantastic! I loved how it started white wine and the red with duck, lamb. Amazing! The highlight was the Duck foot chicken nuggets. We could of feasted on those all night Also we had the caviar which was fantastic. The service was the best! Thank you! Chris Cobb

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

BISTRO 888 is rated 4 stars by 1800 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for BISTRO 888

888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Street

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    BART and Muni Stations close by (Powell Street)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Norma Whitt

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 616-6566

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining and event options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Max Pilz: (415) 616-6560

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