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BIX

4.5
2907 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Phone number
(415) 433-6300
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Cross street: Jackson & Pacific
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What 2907 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DenielleA (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

I would recommend Bix. The service and ambience were excellent. The restaurant called to confirm the reservation which was appreciated and when we arrived, the hostess was very pleasant. I especially appreciated that they offered to hold and put my jacket away and seated us promptly. I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and the decor as it felt as if we were transplanted back to the twenties.

Each of our meals were prepared nicely and seasoned perfectly. The only downside was there was no vegetarian option for an entree so I had to order 2 vegetable sides which were still nice. For the lack of a veggie entree option and that they were out of creme brûlée I scored the food category 4 stars (otherwise it would have been 5).

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quiet (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined 2 days ago

Overall the evening was fine, and our waitperson was attentive and skillful. Great old fashionds for cocktails. Petrale Sole and Sea Bass main courses were both good, but the fish was put on the wrong plates-I ended up with sea bass and haricots verts and Linda ended up with Petrale Sole with fennel shrimp and basil. We didn't notice it until the waiter had left, and chose not to mention it, but did transfer the haricots verts to the other plate. Dessert was bananas foster and was outstanding. Sancerre by the glass. We may try upstairs next time, as our table was nice but the overall noise level was high-we have hearing handicaps.

We'll be back. John Stedman.

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Kole (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Ambiance and Dining Experience was overall really good, but the water guy was hovering almost non-stop to the point that it was uncomfortable.

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vipKg2413 (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We celebrated my wife’s birthday and they did a wonderful job. The restaurant did a wonderful job to make her day special. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Cool place. Food was quite underwhelming. I might go back for drinks at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Our dinner was to celebrate my husband’s last day in government service. The Bix staff went out of their way to make sure it was absolutely perfect. We had a table that was removed enough from the bar/music to give toasts but close enough to enjoy the festive atmosphere that makes Bix so special. Our waiter (Jorge) was so welcoming and gave great suggestions on food and wine. We are so grateful! Thank you!

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JeremyC (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was terrific, and the room is lovely to look at. One of the draws for us was "live music." We could not hear the music. We could barely hear ourselves think. The room's acoustics are horrendous - you leave nearly deafened. Service was the bare minimum - our waitress seemed to consider us an afterthought. For the price you'll pay, look elsewhere.

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alvaro (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

Always it’s a good meal there ambient good people friendly staff. Good for every occasion

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

Literally the best duck I’ve ever had in my life! Order the steak tartare and duck and you will leave a very happy customer. Well worth the price.

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vipmakuva (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Amazing ambiance and great end to a New Year’s Eve trip. Very chill with a piano player and best meal of the trip!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Cross street
Jackson & Pacific
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 433-6300
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Entertainment
BIX features jazz nightly with no cover charge.
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Catering
Please contact any manager at (415) 433-6300
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Parking details
There is valet parking nightly after 5:00pm.
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Public transit
Muni bus: #41 Union
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Executive chef
Bruce Hill
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Super Bowl
Please be advised we are expecting lots of traffic and road closures in the area from January 23, 2016 to February 7, 1016. It is important that all parties arrive on time. Please plan for extra time when getting to the area.

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BIX can accommodate private parties of 75 - 100 and requires a buyout of the restaurant. Please call management for details.

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