BIX

4.8
3993 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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vipMichaelF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Alex
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great food. Lively vibe. Fantastic live music. Definitely on the expensive side. Recommended for small groups and couples.

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vipARAE
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night! Our waiter Shannon was incredible and so attentive to our dietary needs. The food was exceptional as were the talented musicians.

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vipMudge
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSFFoodieSalsero
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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GillianA
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing my favorite restaurant. Will be going back soon!

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vipKichan
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very classic restaurant - enjoyed foods , service , ambiance very much.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. Live piano and strings. Great reception, service and food. As San Francisco as it gets

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

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michto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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😊🙏🏻

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SFChic11
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, classic, amazing food, drinks, service and music!

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vipRobert
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jorge is one of the best in San Francisco!

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MarkH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still exceptional after all these years.
Old school charm and good manners from staff, great food ! A special place!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely, romantic, but upbeat old school San Fran spot!

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SylviaZ
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fabulous ambiance and delicious food. Thank you for a lovely experience!

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vippsresident
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bix is one of our favorite places in SF. Great cocktails and amazing food!! service is always exceptional!!

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kellyc
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

60 Birthday 🎂

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SGMWSC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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Devyn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RilkeSF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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.

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MarvinV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an Incredible time ! Especially for a date. Will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place!

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DaGrinch
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food quality was not the same - maybe change in kitchen staff due to holiday season?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great!

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GianfrancoL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosfere was perfect and the service eccellent, they satisfied every needs!

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AbbieL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

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patriciag
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding. I cannot recommend the house chardonnay wine

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vipstepehenm
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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JohnnyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bix never disappoints. One of our favorite restaurants in SF and we will be back!

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vipJeffW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JayR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a college graduation. Great staff, very attentive, food was wonderful!

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vipAlyssaW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Bix! Great service, very festive.

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LisetteB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue to celebrate or just have a special dinner. Delicious food, attentive service, fun atmosphere. Strongly recommend.

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vipKevin
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, timeless restaurant with great food and live jazz

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!
I highly recommend it!!!

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Artsym
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

My party was running late for the reservation and the staff was really, really rude because of it.

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BIX is rated 4.8 stars by 3993 OpenTable diners.

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