BIX

4.6
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3739 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.6
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LR
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was fabulous. The crab rolls and truffle fries were good. The bananas foster was the best I've ever had. The live music was enjoyable and the drinks were tasty.

SC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated with a perfect view of the delightful 3 piece jazz trio. The attentive wait staff allowed us to enjoy the evening and delicious food at a relaxed pace. Steak tartare was prepared table side, potato pillows and the most incredible roasted bone marrow were followed by lobster spaghetti, duck breasts and halibut. Perfectly crafted Manhattans, martinis and a wonderful bottle (or two) of Chateau Neuf du Pape sealed the deal. Delightful desserts capped off the evening -a truly memorable night celebrating our dear friends 51st wedding anniversary!

TH
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous space. Local black cod was excellent; albeit, slightly overcooked. Great prohibition cocktails. A very accomplished jazz trio. Wonderful spot.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was awesome but for some reason our server Jorge was okay. He seemed to be in a rush all the time and didn't really take the time to take care of us. But other than that, everything was awesome!

BW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration mostly due to the simply perfect service we received in the amazing interior of this historic building. The seating is actually comfortable with nice space between tables. Great ambiance and excellent service!

s
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and friendly atmosphere. The food is great but the staff makes this place one of our favorites. Thanks for another fabulous night.

TP
Los Angeles
187 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The vibe at Bix is amazing - hip and vintage and fun. Our food was a little hit and miss (the lobster pasta is an ill conceived or ill executed dish, I couldn’t decide which). Wine markups are substantial but there are a few deals. Service very competent.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not sure if expectations were too high or if it just didn’t do it for me. But I was really looking forward to the famous jazz live music being played. Apparently our reservation (630pm) on a Saturday was too early. We did great a great seat, besides that nothing stood out to me. Food was decent. Service was under par. And bill was very high ($150 for 2). Would be tough for me to come back.

MV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lived here for many years, but have never dined at Bix. It's always been a place for sexy cocktails for me. Beautiful room to dine in. The food and service was good, but I wasn't blown away. Wish it was a little more moderately priced, so it could go from 'special occasion' to a place you could frequent more often.

B
Berlin
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and decor. Noisy when the restaurant is full. Prefer to arrive late...

a
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

for my mother's 80ith birthday i requested an upstairs booth as noise is a huge issue for her. unfortunately we were placed near the music in the middle of the downstairs. she loves bix & i'm saddened to be disappointed—you only turn 80 once!

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice restaurant. Loved the jazz club vibe. It was too dark in there to read the menu. It was pretty loud. Very high prices for the amount of food you get, though it was very well prepared. Overall, lovely time.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great service, food was solid, fun place. Just extremely over priced. San Francisco is not what it once was...sad to see it decaying so quickly. Just does not warrant the height prices any longer.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very attentive from the moment we walked in the door. The food was fabulous, the service was better than 5 star and even though they have live jazz, the music wasn't too loud. Absolutely amazing!

B
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a wonderful place to go for outstanding food, great ambience, and always some fantastic live musice; I love it

L
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great choice for a large group. Nice setting, good food and cocktails and a great wine list. The menu is classic with some modern flair but doesn’t take any chances. Great deviled eggs and potato puffs. My one complaint was that my food was not hot. They held it back so everyone could be served at once and so many of our dishes were lukewarm.
Perhaps being a group of 10 was the issue. In any case everything tasted good and a good time was had by all.

LW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great and staff outstanding. I Will return to Bix

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

You’d expect higher quality of food and experience for the price.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bix staff was incredible, and made our special
Day extra special. Great service, thoughtful suggestions, an overall amazing experience. Thank you!

j
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, food and service were excellent. We were there at a time with the business crowd on a weekday night and were seated downstairs where the noise level got a bit loud but the jazz pianist and singer were a welcomed cushion to the noise as they made the evening more relaxing as we enjoyed listening to them!

D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous choice for an elegant dinner or special occasion. Very sophisticated and sexy bar scene with creative handcrafted libations. And the dining room ambience is incomparable with romantic lighting, captivating live piano music, and unique art deco decor.

The hosts are always very gracious in accommodating special requests, too. I will be back often!!!!

MK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Outstanding food and service.

k
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual fantastic food and fantastic service. The staff made an incredible effort to support my friend’s lactose intolerance while still splitting our dishes. Food is prepared perfectly and the dishes are very well balanced. Highly recommended.

D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the meals I get each time I visit Bix but this last visit was made even more memorable by the exceptional service I received from Leyla. I will definitely come back on an evening when I can sit in her section. 😀

SI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed BIX. First time there but will definitely be back!!!

DJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience having dinner at Bix. The service was excellent and so was the food. The server was very professional and friendly. The bartender Josh is top-notch, too, as I had a cocktail while waiting for my friends to arrive. Probably my favorite restaurant in San Francisco after Cafe Claude and Gaspar.

MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food well presented, menu updated and lively.
Bix always delights.

CR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a 50th birthday! Bix made it special and the music was very nice and very good volume. Thank you for hosting a lovely event and for the excellent service.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad used to work here 24 years ago and this was the first time that he return to the restaurant since working there; first time eating as a customer. It was a special occasion, celebrating both him and my mom‘s 40th wedding anniversary, and to be able to have him return to the first restaurant he worked for when he came to the US, was something special. Food was delicious, ambience was great, and it was nice to see my dad feel nostalgic returning to Bix

h
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, the ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner!

S
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackie is an excellent server and we enjoyed our evening immensely. The hostess was very welcoming as well and we are excited about returning for another round of Manhattans!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Took forever to order and the food was not very good. Our table was great, in the back corner, however it was super musty and hard to breath.

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked Bix as our double date night spot on a Thursday night and it was perfect. We sat at a table on the second floor, could hear the jazz pianist playing from downstairs, and had our cocktails shaken right at the table!

Hands down, the best dirty martini I’ve ever had. I’m not sure what they do, but it was PERFECT.

EF
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bix offers an old world but modern take on the supper club, great atmosphere, good food, great service.

DF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a gorgeous experience. The ambience and atmosphere is exquisite. You get a sense of San Francisco history when you’re there. The service was near impeccable and the food divine. When a gentleman began playing the piano it was the perfect topper to a beautiful experience. Can’t wait to go again. Sheer elegance. We even got a perfect wine recommendation from our waitress.

J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and good food - not outstanding for the price point, but very good.

F
San Francisco
2 reviews