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About BIX

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.

56 Gold St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Cross Street:
Jackson & Pacific

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 433-6300

Website:
http://www.bixrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
BIX features jazz nightly with no cover charge.

Catering:
Please contact any manager at (415) 433-6300

Parking Details:
There is valet parking nightly after 5:00pm.

Public Transit:
Muni bus: #41 Union

Executive Chef:
Bruce Hill

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Private Dining

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

BIX Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (54)
Special Occasion (54)
Romantic (52)
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Live Music (47)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Cozy (23)
Fun (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Business Meals (19)
Authentic (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Late-night Find (16)
People Watching (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great atmosphere. Great service. Food is terrible!! When a high end restaurant cannot execute well on a simple strip steak.....disastrous!! Almost like homogenized meat, either instantly defrosted in a microwave or even worse, boiled before being grilles. Bread pudding was a microwaved brownie mess. Shame. Great potential. Terrible execution.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I had high expectations as I've heard great things about Bix. However, my dish was very disappointing. I ordered the lobster spaghetti only to find 3 small pieces of lobster and tons of tomatoes that looked like lobster as the lighting was tricky to see that it wasn't. The server said it is always measured at 2 ozs of lobster meat which is not even a serving of 4ozs for a descent protein serving. It was very pricey at $38. It was very tasty and covered with tomatoes and a small serving of pasta but is not worth $38... Maybe at most I would pay $24 for that portion. It didn't come with anything else. My husband's burger was descent but then again it was also $38 and over priced.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Best place in San Francisco.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I had my tab transferred to my bill and halfway through the meal, the manager brought me my card. When it was time to py the bill, I was confused if I had to give my card back or it had automatically been charged to my card, so I went to the host with my reciept to ask if it had been paid for and he had said we are all set and good to go. After leaving, I received a call from the host and manager with then yelling at me on the phone saying I need to turn around to pay the bill despite checking with the host beforehand to make sure the bill was settled. The manager was extremely rude and I was left so upset because he made it seem as if I was in the wrong. I highly do not recommend this place due to its poor leadership and terrible service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Enjoyed a classic meal - outstanding sole dish & my friend had an excellent lamb "Porterhouse" cut. Service was top-notch as always. All this plus a great martini! :-)

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on February 11, 2018

One of our favorite places to go in San Francisco.......it never disappoints! If you are looking for modern, hip, nouvelle, avant guard, eclectic then forget Bix.......it is something altogether different from those descriptions. I would call it “classic Bogart”. If you don’t have a feeling for what that means, you are probably too young to appreciate Bix. Piano to set a mood yet not so loud that you can’t carry on a conversation, great martinis, good food, and an atmosphere to remember......that is Bix.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Absolute perfection in every way: the cocktail, the food, the presentation, the staff's attentiveness. It was a wonderful and very special evening.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This restaurant is consistently great! Would highly recommend...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had such a great experience yesterday. We were seated pretty fast. The hostess and all of the servers were wonderful. We ordered 2 appetizers-potatoes pillows with caviar and devil eggs-were delicious. For entrees we ordered a steak and a lobster spaghetti. The steak was amazing, very tender, and a superb flavor. The lobster pasta was OK. I wish it had more lobster. The desert dishes were yummy! We had a banana foster and some unique cheesecake with buckwheat honey ice cream. All of the drinks were awesome! The decor was gorgeous. The pianist was incredible. We stayed long enough to listen to the jazz band and they were really good. We can't wait to come back next time...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I won't forget this year's birthday! Bix was perfect in every way....delicious food, tasty drinks (we enjoyed after dinner cocktails at the bar), attentive servers and live jazz music. I love the cozy, classy atmosphere of Bix and would like to return with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful environment, waiters and food. Nice , Romantic lighting!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went here for a law school reunion dinner. We had a reservation for 8:30 and didn't get seated until about 9 pm. Our server was great, especially for having to deal with so many lawyers. We were worried the jazz music would be too loud, but it ended up being a nice touch. The food was good, but not everything was amazing. I got the burger, not realizing it's an open face burger. I only ate about half of it. Overall, the experience was a good one and I would go back, but it's not of the best restaurants I have been to in SF and it's fairly expensive.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was expensive and mediocre. Service, cocktails and environment were on point.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was very good, drinks were good, but had to be the smallest martinis I have ever seen. Service was borderline terrible as it took 45 minutes in between the appetizers and the main course. Our server was taking care of too many tables and could have used some help. I still liked the experience, the atmosphere, live music and the food is very good.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Didn't care for the lamb. Music was good. Keith
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Tags: Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My girlfriend was give a ring

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We went to Bix for a friend's birthday and everything was excellent! The space and atmosphere are wonderful, they brought a birthday card for my friend as soon as we arrived, food was great, and gave a birthday dessert at the end. The live jazz made the night, definitely recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My 15 year old son and I try to go once a month. It’s very
Special to us and we always have a wonderful experience. Thank you

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Haven't been to Bix in years, but it was one of my favorite go to spots when I lived in the City 20 years ago. Bix has endured for a reason, it is authentic and has remained largely unchanged. The classic supper club ambiance, fantastic bar and amazing drinks, even before hand crafted cocktails became all the rage, makes this a special place. Food is very good, but not exceptional, but that's not the reason I go. I go to experience the live music, have a martini and just soak in the amazing atmosphere.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Authentic, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Classic SF restaurant. Great for dates of any age. Great food, great cocktails.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Went to bix for a business dinner. The ambiance and live music made the evening. Food was good although I have had better for the price point. Also it is very dark, to the point one of my colleagues had to use their phone to see the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went for partners birthday and we both had to sit having given our coats in on arrival. We sat cold, too embarrassed to ask for it coats to be returned to eat in. Fortunately, the waiting staff were efficient and rushed each course through encouraging us to leave, which we did after paying over the top price for a nice but not exceptional meal. It was also my partner's birthday, a small card was provided, but no courtesy chocolate or other celebratory notion. Quite disappointing experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had great service, amazing food and the music was perfect and not too loud. The steak tartare was prepared tableside and was the best I can remember ever having.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a pleasure to come to Bix for the excellent bartenders, live jazz and traditional favorites on the menu.

Tags: Live Music, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful spot. Classic and modern French cuisine. Perfectly executed. Incredible service. Amazing venue. Bix delivers! Hidden gem in SF's Jackson Square area on hard to find alley way, but that's also part of the charm. Well worth a visit!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Authentic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Felt rushed at our table, server asked us if we are going to get up soon after we ordered another round of drinks after dinner and dessert. Thought that was rude.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

this is my third time...not the best, food selection was bland. Table for 4 was VERY small, if that is a way to discourage lingering wrong approach!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great cozy spot. Great wine list and priced accordingly. Excellent service and atmosphere.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Nice atmosphere. Nice live jazz. Not too loud. Good service. Food not so good. So, sit at the bar, have a drink, talk and listen to the music. Don't eat.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food we had was delicious. Our waitress was very personable and welcoming. We had multiple cocktails before dinner which we were not a fan of any of them. Aside from the drinks, we had an amazing time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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).

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a wonderful meal, but a bit noisy with the large gathering & with music Made conversation difficult

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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