BIX

4.8
3868 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
An exceptionally stylish supper club, civilized speakeasy, a sophisticated saloon. Each of these "personae" is housed in a soaring two-story interior distinguished by a gently curving mahogany bar, fluted columns with ornate capitals, stunning original art, plush banquettes, cozy booths, starched linens, glittering glasses, and polished flatware.
Overall, the ambiance is pure 1930's and 1940's - tasteful art moderne reminiscent of the glory days of Cunard and French Line ships. Fashionable and glamorous are the hallmarks. Trendy is simply not a part of the BIX culture.
The clientele at BIX ranges from San Francisco movers-and-shakers to "savvy travelers" - owner Doug Biederbeck's term for the many diners in the know from out of town who patronize his establishment.
All of them step from the featureless alley into another world - a world of superb cookery and libations, of sparkling service, of stylish nostalgia, of polished live jazz. That world is BIX.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Really made a birthday celebration special.

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vipDonnaColson
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to get back into BIX. The music, ambiance and people watching are exceptional. The staff is so accommodating and helpful. Loved the deviled eggs, spicy fried chicken and baby grilled cheese sandwiches. The chicken hash a la BIx - yum!! Fresh market strawberries with balsamic infused whipped cream was worth the trip alone!

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vipRockinRedSF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bix is always a classic. Reliably great service, excellent food, beautiful bar, great drinks.

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FoodLover
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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KyleSilasNakata
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The jazz at 6:30 was very nice and the dinner was fantastic. There wasn’t anything more I could have wanted!

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BeauT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very lovely evening last night celebrating my daughter's birthday at Bix. She had also celebrated her 16th birthday at Bix many years ago, so coming out of the pandemic, this evening at Bix was very special for her and all of us. All the staff were very professional and kind. The food was delicious. The live ambient music was a very appreciated touch. It was a magical evening!

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vipallie
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a treat to be at Bix again! Atmosphere is so wonderful as are the martinis!

JM
vipJackM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bix is always a guaranteed great time! Warm and attentive staff, excellently executed and delicious food, and top tier tableside cocktail service - how could you go wrong?!

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Pearce
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the live jazz! Server was friendly and hostess helped us change our reservation time from openTable to be 30 min later when we were running late (even tho the site didn't show any open reservation spots for the next 90 min)

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KathleenM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, incredibly special spot! Love entering on Gold Street. Only restaurant in SF that makes you feel like you are in NYC! Food and service spectacular. Live music makes for a memorable evening. WE LOVE BIX!

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AntoniaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. It really is a special and always consistant San Francisco location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great date night! Old school SF vibe- great live jazz. We will be back!

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Paul
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great being back at Bix - excellent food, great ambiance, and live music!

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ScottE
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent including Steve at the keyboard. Do wish that their Martini glasses were the size of those served at their Buckeye Roadhouse in Mill Valley. Our waiter was the BEST!

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masibley81
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. We had a couple of cocktails each and thoroughly enjoyed them! From the time we ordered them, to the time they got to the table was just long enough for the bartender to make them! Which is great because they didn't taste watered down and the full flavors of the drinks came through. For an appetizer, we ordered the oysters. They were extremely tender, and the shallot vinegar sauce accompanied them quite well. My husband had the burger which he loved. I had the King Crab tagliatelle which was also very delicious. To finish it off, we ordered a cappuccino and the chocolate bread pudding. The pudding was very rich and chocolatey, which was exactly what I was going for! We will definitely be back, and when my parent's visit from Washington, DC, we will be taking them here.

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vipFoodess
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My husband had the Crabmeat Tagliatelle, which had a paucity of crabmeat, and sauce.. He gave that a 3 rating. I had the Bar Hamburger.. I did not like either the meat or the accompaniments (fries) as well as their previous rendition, the Truffle Fries Hamburger on rye. It was decent, but not as good. One of our party had a 96th Birthday. We were charged for her dessert ($7.50) for one scoop of vanilla ice cream. The Chocolate Bread Pudding was delicious. We were seated very close to the pianist, and could not carry on a conversation.

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BobV
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and music were exceptional. We celebrated our anniversary in a grand style.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! A huge thanks to the staff at Bix. We had such a wonderful time. The service was what you would expect and then some. The level of service and quality of food is unmatched. Then throw in the unique ambiance and it takes the experience over the top. Well done to all at Bix. We will be back!

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vipKeithM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

I booked BIX for my daughters high school graduation. This has been my go to for many years for these types of occasions. Given COVID times, I went with outdoor seating. Seeing the incredible investment most restaurants, both high end and low end, have made in outdoor seating experiences, I knew BIX would be no different. However this is not the case. BIX is in a lovely alley and while they have it closed off to car traffic they have done what I would call bare bones in creating an outdoor dining experience. There are no tents, the heat lamps are less than one per table. Our four top was a cheap metal table. They didn’t even put any linens on it! By 8pm the alley became a wind tunnel, and with sparsely populated heat lamps I had to go back to my car to get blankets for everyone to wear. The food and drinks were the great BIX quality that I know but I am so dissatisfied with how little investment BIX has made in the outdoor dining experience. Especially when so many other restaurants have taken advantage to create outdoor experiences that will last well beyond COVID times. I would have appreciated even a warning when I made my reservations that outdoor seating experience was going to be less than optimal. Our check came to more than $400 but unfortunately no amount of good food and drinks can overcome a cheap table, with little heat in a wind tunnel. BIX, you really let me down this time. I expected so much more from you and so bummed it was on such a special occasion for my family.

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vipJOeyO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A much deserved and perfect evening out on the town dining inside like a civilized person with piano music! A welcome respite from this perilous year! Great all around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner back out with friends. Lovely as ever and with six of us we ate most of the things on the menus. Do not miss the potatoe clouds and the steak.

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Rodrigo
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and recommendations given by the waiter were fantastic; very well taken cared, but not intrusive; food was wonderful

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pianist, next level food and the best service and hospitality in the city!

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LaFondafan
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

waiter was very helpful and was able to give good descriptions of menu items... food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ah-mazing!! Food was incredible! Music was beautiful and not too loud, great service!

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gordy
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, and my folks were very happy with the food and service. It was chilly outside (never been colder than a summer in SF and all that), but you all did your best and we appreciated it very much.

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chopchop
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service great, food very good , little difficulty finding right thing to order

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vipNing
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've missed Bix so much during this tough year and it was so wonderful and exciting to be back, and to celebrate my birthday. This was one of the first dine-in experiences we've had in over a year and Bix is even more wonderful than we remember. Thank you, Bix family!

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TDiddy
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Bix is a place I have been on a couple of special occasions. Unfortunately, I won't be going back. Ambience and service was fine. My pasta and crab dish came out between warm and room temperature. Later that evening both my guest (who had just arrived from Chicago) and I both had severe stomach issues. I called the Bix the next day to warn them that something was awry in their kitchen. The person who answered me thanked me and then tried to get me off the phone. I asked her if she wanted to know my name or what I had ordered so the cook could address the issue(s). She awkwardly replied "Oh yea." So I told her what we ordered. I can't recall if there was an apology, but I do recall feeling like I was being shooed away.

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JudyR
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco! The truffle deviled eggs are to die for!

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StevenC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back at Bix. Great experience. Excellent service, superior setting, remarkable food.

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Chick
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience at Bix and we reserved outside dining. It's totally open and not enclosed under a tent. We could hear jazz music playing and the mood outside as the sun was setting was incredibly romantic. The service was also noticeably superb for outdoor dining. Wait staff was quite attentive. The food did not disappoint but I expected more. I think some items are a hit or a slight miss. We had the pasta with crab Louis and the crab portion was too small, however the pasta and cream sauce were delicious. It was a fantastic date night!

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NoahH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wicked happy this place survived the apocalypse. I used to frequent this spot for several reasons, as it checks every pretty much every box for me. I'm pleased I'll be able to do that again.

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Swany1019
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time out since SIP eating indoors. Overall, we had an excellent experience. The protocol made us feel comfortable without being intrusive especially when it came to our dining experience. I would highly recommend dining at Bix.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!

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JeffW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Through the years the quality of food and service has stayed high and the staff always makes you feel like your a special guest, not many restaurants can offer that service, a life changing deviled egg served by a well dressed waiter while a live combo plays some jazz!! Devine!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, beautiful piano playing, great service— loved every minute!

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vipgiseler
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Disappointing. For the first time, disappointing would sum up our dinner experience at Bix this week. Usually the food is delicious and nicely presented and we come away from the evening feeling like the experience was worth the price. But for the first time, the food was only mediocre, and no matter how "interesting" Gold Alley is, it will never compare to sitting inside the lovely dining room with the great jazz.

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vipFoodess
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a lovely place to have dinner.. great atmosphere, and very good food.. The Pork Chop was a showpiece, and the Halibut could not have been more delicious.. More budget-friendly is their terrific Hamburger with Truffle Fries.. All wonderful.

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LisaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing fun night overall. The drinks are amazing and the waiters are very knowledgeable.

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BIX is rated 4.8 stars by 3868 OpenTable diners.

BIX does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bixrestaurant.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php?action=store.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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