BIX

4.7
3804 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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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I use to fly in for BIX at SIX crowd. This is such a special place. My husband, myself and two daughters recently dined here outside in Gold Alley. I must say I loved the outdoor dining almost more than being inside. The food, wait staff, everything was as wonderful as always. I cannot wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO GOOD. Amazing service, great staff, awesome seating area, and the food was to die for. Potatoe pillows + Chicken hash are must haves, as well as the tartare.

JS
JessicaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails incredible, ambiance and service devine. Can't wait to come back.

JS
vipJulieS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great. Staff very nice. I will definitely dine here again! Pumpkin soup was the best I ever had!

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AndreH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there service and food were fantastic. Sat outside beautiful night

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jorge was out server and he was wonderful! The whole staff was great and very covid considerate!

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vipRobert
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Table was in a cold alley with zero attempt at decor or comfort and had an inadequate number of heat lamps.

Service was cursory with an attitude.

Would not go back until It’s no longer necessary to sit in the alley.

LD
vipLeslieD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and ambiance in town.. Great bar drinks.

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vip208Rodeo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this time of Covid when we are eating outdoors more heaters would be appreciated as the weather gets colder. There were only 2 heaters and 9 or 10 tables and we were nowhere near a heater.

SF
vipSFCM
Melbourne
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besides always being one of the most consistently delicious restaurants in the city, they are truly respecting the COVID requirements taking care of both their staff and their customers. It's one of the few, rare restaurants in the city that provides a full 6+ feet between the back of your chair to the back of another table's chair. I will continue to love this place!

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NickD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SF Health and Safety Guidelines followed to the letter. Warm and welcoming staff. We literally ordered 75% of the menu for the group of three. All of it was amazing!

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Vgwh
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The steak was VERY touch and very chewy. Not great quality. We were also there celebrating a birthday, and only the hostess said “happy birthday” when she seated us, our server did not acknowledge or bring us a birthday dessert. Some table had white table cloths on them, and some did not? It was just okay, a little disappointed for the cost. The spicy squash soup was incredible. And so we’re the cocktails.

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peggyg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Ridiculously terrible service. Maitre D' and servers made experience terrible.

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vipNatalieS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been awhile since I went to Bix. Still such amazing food and I loved how quiet it was. More people dined outside, but my friend and I chose
to dine inside. We ordered 2 steak tartares, deviled eggs, truffle cheese croques, the special which was puff pastry with clams and mussels and also raw oysters
to start. For our entrees, we both had the lobster spaghetti. Every item was so fresh and flavorful and the service
from Jorge was outstanding. Desert was perfect. Best bananas foster and we also had the buttermilk panna cotta which was light and perfectly paired with sweet berries. Can’t wait to go back! We forgot to order Potato Pillows.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
179 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere in the quiet alley out front is very nice and they are doing a good job with Covid protocols. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was fine, good, nothing to write home about. Highlights were a spicy squash soup and the desserts (Bananas Foster and a chocolate bread pudding). The rest of the food -- entrees (pork chop and a steak) and second appetizer (potato pillows) were good, nothing to complain about really but nothing to exclaim over either. We had our wedding reception at Bix many years ago so we'll always have a soft spot for Bix but it's really always been more about the atmosphere than the food ... and that's still true. I missed the bustle of the dining room and live jazz but the alley is lovely, quiet and lovely.

HM
vipHavaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so excited to be able to dine in this space again. Despite the city restrictions, the staff went above and beyond to make our evening lovely and I felt extra special to attend this dinner. Thank you, Bix.

MG
MG3000
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our second time back since reopening and our first time eating inside. It was great to experience the ambience at Bix again. As always the food, service, and overall experience was excellent and the staff didn't a great job of curating the evening in a safe and welcoming way. Cant wait to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service!

SF
vipScorpioFoodie
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint seating in a closed off alley - feels very parison
Food was tasty- portions a bit small for the price -

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vipDick
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The questions about your bodily functions as a precursor to dinner is a first and I eat out several nights a week. Food was great and service was slightly awkward. Tough times for all, still, Bix remains a fav.

JN
JudyN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal!
We sat inside, it was just perfect.
From start to finish. We live in the neighborhood, and will make this our place to go to frequently 😁

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well informed and very well orchestrated staff; delicious food and drinks!

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sanfran2278
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Bix is always wonderful; the covid crisis makes it so difficult in these times; miss the old Bix and all the people and the live music; the service was amazing and so professional and the food..............awesome
always a great time at Bix

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ErikaF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service. Will definitely make this a spot to frequent on every visit. Wonderful place!!

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vipThomasR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at Bix indoor dining!

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Megan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, and ambiance. We will be back!

SF
vipSFguy
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an exceptional meal and experience again, despite having to eat outside. They still maintained their good service and food quality in the midst of COVID limitations. I only wish Marrow Bone was still available!

PM
PeterM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining in the alleyway is so charming and romantic. Staff were attentive and patient. The food was superb. I took my wife here for her birthday and we had a memorable meal. Thanks to Bix for the great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve done a great job making things work outside! Food and drinks were excellent as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this difficult time, Bix created a very relaxed outdoor dining experience. Sitting in the alley of Gold St surrounded by old brick walls was a treat. The staff meticulously carried out their tasks safely and pleasantly.

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vipRageshT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have managed to capture and maintain the classic Bix experience in the outdoor dining world. Very impressive.

LB
LoyalBixFan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No surprise, the service, food and ambience of the alley during COVID times are just what you would expect from Bix. You can always count on Bix for a beautiful meal. We had a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary. Can't wait for an excuse to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The staff is incredibly rude here. The hostess yelled at my friend and I for taking a picture standing up (unwritten rule you aren’t allowed to leave your table). And then the waiter yelled at my boyfriend for smelling the wine after the waiter poured it. Last time I checked that’s what you did to make sure the wine we are paying for is good? They had a condescending attitude through out the dinner and food was just okay. They marketed grill cheese bites as cheese croquettes. Really snobby staff, not the norm for SF.

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vipKerry
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating in closed off Gold Alley was the best of the outdoor dining experiences we’ve had so far. Lots of room to space out tables and no cars or people going by. Felt VERY safe. Of course, Bix didn’t skip a beat. Cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and desserts were amazing as always, as was the service. We had a great time!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is easily the best restaurant in SF. They have it figured out and they work hard to create the experience. Food is to die for and the reason we come back once a month.

KT
KatherineT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It would be nice if they used linen on all the tables.

J
vipJules
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WE LOVE BIX! Friends still rave about our wedding reception there in 1999, and we return at least annually to celebrate. Even sitting in the alley and wearing masks, the service, food, and overall experience was wonderful.

KC
vipKathyCalifornia
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night with Bix! Excellent meal, excellent wine list and cocktails. I very much enjoyed the vin rouge Jonathan helped us choose. All staff are friendly, efficient and follow Covid procedures, making it an enjoyable, safe dining experience. Thank you, all!

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louieb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall we had a wonderful experience. The food and service were amazing.

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