BIX

4.8
3958 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bix is a hidden gem of SF restaurants. Timeless and elegant.

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viporegonduckbrad
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Will be back.

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PatrickH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An institution. Always a great and memorable time at Bix. It so great to see it so busy and thriving!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely perfect. We came an hour before our reservation and sat at the bar and had a cocktail and some appetizers. What a great vibe. Then we sat down for dinner and had a nice bottle of wine and listened to some great live music. The restaurant was full, every table taken on a Monday night! He was truly the best night out in a very long time.

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LazCJr
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazingly helpful and entertaining. Answered all of our questions and offered suggestions. Bliss is one of my new favorite places. I will be returning frequently.

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vipBianca
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of those restaurants where everything tastes good. There is no signature or amazing dish, but there are lots of flavors and nice generous portions.
Our waitress was great. Smiling, funny, just how we like it.
Great cocktails and a nice wine list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

One couple from our party of 6 was running late due to traffic, we were not allowed to sit and there was tremendous pressure to finish. We had no problem finishing in 2hours as were cognizant of late start.
We DID NOT, however, appreciate the way this was managed. There was unnecessary pressure. We are out to enjoy and have a good time. This put a damper on the mood if the evening. Yes they were late but to be berated by management/host…unacceptable. Service/food was fine. Won’t return for this reason!

JP
vipJeffreyP
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

With background music--piano and now a singer--and a fabulous setting with magnificent, and not overpriced food (porkchop is fantastic)--Bix is a festive, fun, delicious place with a good wine list. Has been around for more than 3 decades, and you can see why.

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vipFrenchCountryGem
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One month anniversary dinner. Box is always a treat. Outstanding food, efficient professional service and an energetic vibe. We will return again & again.

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vipLindaS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many elements combine to make Bix the best dining experience ever--its location in the beautiful Jackson Square neighborhood, the approach down an "alley"--Gold Street, the retro neon sign, the stunning interior, the exuberant crowd, the jazz pianist and singer, friendly service, nice menu and truly outstanding food. Noisy yes but in a good way except that it tended to drown out the live music. No matter--what a fun evening!

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Cynthia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So glad Bix is still going after, what? 30-some years now...? It's a wonderful little oasis of retro-cool with great service, great food, great drinks, and - much of the time - live musical accompaniment.

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

If you like to sit down and have a cocktail at your table and you are the first seating and all your party is not there, go somewhere else. Hostess forced us to stand in crowded bar for 20 minutes and then told us to hurry up cause the table was taken in 2 hours. Used to be a great place. Service was good, Lamp Chop not so much.

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Ambiance and location of the restaurant. Great for entertaining a client or for a fun date night dinner. Live Jazz music playing during dinner.

KG
vipKerryG
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service, beautifully prepared food that is both delicious and eye pleasing- all this housed in a gorgeous setting with live jazz! The perfect restaurant!

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ValerieA
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow a fabulous place. A great mix of clubs of years ago to a wonder restaurant.

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vipSteven
San Francisco
170 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding experience at this restaurant. Been going here since the late 80's and have never been disappointed! Martinis might be a little bigger! Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was amazing! Service was spot on and made our evening special. We will go back!

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CraigA
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a terrific anniversary dinner - loved the atmosphere, music and food!

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Summergirl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! The lamp chop was decadent with the most delicious roasted carrots you will ever have. The wagyu steak melted in my mouth like cotton candy. The service was top notch and I can’t wait to go back again.

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vipJtheq
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Live jazz music always great but it was a tad too loud.. therefore not the best place for date night🤦🏻‍♀️

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! The music and the food were amazing. Service is top notch.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great but I didn’t particularly care for our table location (1st floor under the mezzanine) - and perhaps because I was seated facing the wall. BIX is still a great place for a meal and continues to be on my repeat list of places to revisit.

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vipBecky
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love the vibe in this place. Cocktails are great and food was delicious.

SG
ScottG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a 5pm reservation that we booked online through their website, but when we arrived the hours listed on their front door said they didn't open till 5:30. Other people were outside waiting and said the same thing. The service was excellent and the host who sat us was very accommodating. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. We were served sourdough dinner rolls that were extremely dark in color, hard to cut open, dry and hard to eat. Needless to say they were over cooked. The squash soup was absolutely the best! Our main was the Chicken Hash. It was not impressive. Tasted like a fried version of Chicken a la King that I make at home for my family. Despite this disappointment, I would return to try their other dishes.

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vipKenL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Our first visit back sine the pandemic.

MM
vipMadMike
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bix is my favorite restaurant! Sexy and cool snd the food is always fantastic! Fun for anytime but especially having a quintessential San Francisco experience.

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vipEmilyM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the classic ambience with jazz playing in the background. Service was superb. Cocktails excellent. Food delicious if not a bit overpriced for quantity. Great place to celebrate anything.

KD
vipKennyD
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was a very attentive and professional server

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vipIcky
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bix was great. Good food and hosts. I’d skip on the cocktails next time and go straight for a bottle of wine. Live music was a little quiet and hard to hear for me.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So accommodating and wonderful! Great place for a fancy birthday dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was pretty fancy but also causal, overall very fun !

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JillH
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service by the waitress! We all really enjoyed ourselves and the food was really good.

MS
vipMarcusS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The space is incredible. Our server was very attentive. The food was solid but not incredible. Cocktails were delicious.

MR
MarcosRivas
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was amazing and the timing was really really good. Not pricey at all. The ambiance and the music were really good, too, but it is a loud place if you are looking for something quiet. Really interesting cocktails as well.

MP
vipMarkP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime I'm in town, I go to Bix for dinner. The food is always excellent and love the Beef Tartar - the best!

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RowenaN
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance!

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vipmarshallL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for years but this was the first time we sat at a table and not the bar - great staff and service!

LR
LauraR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chose Bix for my birthday venue this year. They did not disappoint. Will, our host, went out of his way to ensure my party had a great table. And our waiter, Jonathan, was attentive, knew the menu extensively, and was there at just all the right moments. We each had different menu items and there was nothing but raves and compliments. The entertainment was a great addition to the overall ambiance. The bar snacks, however, tasted stale. A wonderful birthday for me. It was perfect!

HF
vipHumbertsFood
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Lobster "Special" was fairly priced but was just OK - not great. Otherwise everything was very good. Had a very nice evening.

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BIX is rated 4.8 stars by 3958 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.

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