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.
Book your next event with us
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Shallots, Capers, Parsley, Mustard, dressed tableside
Chicken Hash à la Bix
Mascarpone Vodka Sauce, Cherry Tomatoes
Service was extraordinary. Had the black cod which was excellent. The ambiance of the place is fantastic although noise level is very high. The supper club jazz music is also a great touch. Will do again soon!
Great restaurant. Great food. Lively vibe. Fantastic live music. Definitely on the expensive side. Recommended for small groups and couples.
Amazing date night! Our waiter Shannon was incredible and so attentive to our dietary needs. The food was exceptional as were the talented musicians.
Love Bix...I've been coming here since 1989...loved it then and love it now. Fantastic combination of fine dining, great atmosphere, fantastic service. My only gripe about this specific visit is the rising cost/value of food which is a given for most restaurants. But I have a beef (rather lamb) to pick with them....$48 for a single small lamb rib chop? Really? All is forgiven though because I will be back.
Ben at the bar is the best there is. Our server was prompt, efficient, friendly, and made us feel welcome. The food and service at Bix is simply top notch!
Amazing my favorite restaurant. Will be going back soon!
A very classic restaurant - enjoyed foods , service , ambiance very much.
Perfect experience. Live piano and strings. Great reception, service and food. As San Francisco as it gets
We were looking for a dining experience, not a diner experience. The food came out way too quickly. The whole dining experience was 30 minutes. The bottle of wine was barely touched by the time we were done eating so that is the only reason we stayed longer. Though our server acknowledged that the food came out too quickly, she did nothing to mitigate the disappointment. Food was very good.
Very nice ambiance, service was super fast and attentive (maybe even faster than I would’ve liked only because I wanted to stay longer to take in the music and vibe), food was great (specifically the scallops and potato pillows). The only negative was the complimentary bread - bread was stale and the butter was way too cold. Everything else was really great and I would come back again!
Jonathan was great, when my boyfriend had to send back his dish, he was gracious and understanding and brought his new meal out in no time😊🙏🏻
Delicious, classic, amazing food, drinks, service and music!
Our waiter Jorge is one of the best in San Francisco!
Still exceptional after all these years.
Old school charm and good manners from staff, great food ! A special place!
Lovely, romantic, but upbeat old school San Fran spot!
Amazing food, service and ambiance
Excellent service, fabulous ambiance and delicious food. Thank you for a lovely experience!
Outstanding service, food and atmosphere. The last time I came here was about 20 years ago when I lived in SF. Nothing has changed, still a great dining experience.
Bix is one of our favorite places in SF. Great cocktails and amazing food!! service is always exceptional!!
60 Birthday 🎂
Musique trop bruyante. BIX n’a pas la délicatesse à la hauteur de l’image qu’il veut se donner. Manque de tact et de finesse. Sympa mais plutôt pour un verre qu’un repas. Toutefois bonne nourriture.
Thoroughly enjoyed dinner! My family & I decided to share a few apps & a couple of dinners and I highly recommend! The spicy fried chicken & crab rolls were delicious starters & the chicken hash & pork chop were also amazing! Id prob skip the cod next time because I would have preferred it to be more flaky than meaty but the flavor was great.
I ended dinner with an espresso martini, which is now one of my favorites + we shared a pecan pie which was so good!
Overall, the food was great & the service/lively vibe inside of the restaurant was awesome!
Great spot to enjoy with friends from out of town during the holidays. Service was just ok. It didnt feel like Old School Bix service. Gentleman who brought our wine didnt know the bottle and the wrong glassware was provided for our second bottle. Our server was friendly but her personality seems better suited for a more casual spot.
Had an Incredible time ! Especially for a date. Will definitely be coming back.
This is our 10th visit. Either a birthday or a holiday, we’ve put Bix in our top drawer list of fine dining. This visit was good. Not the best but under the conditions, we were happy to have a high end place to dine on Xmas eve during a pandemic. We wanted a special night and I think Bix delivered. Our waitress was fairly attentive. A forgotten drink here and there but it didn’t complicate our visit. Whatever was overlooked was handled by the other support staff.
The food was outstanding. Appetizers (deviled eggs, oysters, potato pillows, caviar) were delicious. My wife and I had caesar salads followed by the cod. All perfectly prepared. We followed our main course with chocolate bread pudding and cappuccino. Apparently, Chantilly cream is whip cream but its ‘twice as sweet’… so there ya go.
The room was boisterous. We’d hoped for a quieter table on the 2nd floor and we asked for it in our reservation notes. We dined at 5:30 so the place wasn’t exactly packed. Instead we were seated next to a family who were drinking plenty of volume juice and were also blessed with a newborn. The kid’s mother had one of those blaring east coast voices that makes you want to go back in time and violently support permanent California annexation. The couple to our left even looked over at this siren and rolled their eyes. This isn’t Bix’ fault but let others be warned that this place is not a quiet dining experience. Overall its a 7 on the 1-10 noise level. Some folks don’t mind these conditions and we managed. There was live music provided by a piano player who laid down the holiday jams like a pro.
This night out overall was memorable and Bix complimented our Xmas eve wonderfully. We look forward to visiting once again in 2022.
Food quality was not the same - maybe change in kitchen staff due to holiday season?
All was great!
The atmosfere was perfect and the service eccellent, they satisfied every needs!
Swordfish was overcooked and heavily salted - three of us ordered it. The other dishes were Bs - crab tagliatelle, tuna appetizer.
Love the atmosphere and jazz. Nice bar.
The food was outstanding. I cannot recommend the house chardonnay wine
Always fun, more about the scene than the food. However, don't miss the Steak Tartare (if that is your thing) it is great. Also must have Banana's foster for desert. The Chicken Hash also very good. Stick to the classics.
Bix never disappoints. One of our favorite restaurants in SF and we will be back!
Bix has been and still is an important part of San Francisco's fabric, the Jackson Square area location, the setting, the staff and of course the food always outstanding!
We went to celebrate a college graduation. Great staff, very attentive, food was wonderful!
We loved Bix! Great service, very festive.
Great venue to celebrate or just have a special dinner. Delicious food, attentive service, fun atmosphere. Strongly recommend.
Awesome, timeless restaurant with great food and live jazz
Everything was great!
I highly recommend it!!!
My party was running late for the reservation and the staff was really, really rude because of it.
BIX is rated 4.8 stars by 3993 OpenTable diners.
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.