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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One of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco! The truffle deviled eggs are to die for!
Wonderful to be back at Bix. Great experience. Excellent service, superior setting, remarkable food.
Our first experience at Bix and we reserved outside dining. It's totally open and not enclosed under a tent. We could hear jazz music playing and the mood outside as the sun was setting was incredibly romantic. The service was also noticeably superb for outdoor dining. Wait staff was quite attentive. The food did not disappoint but I expected more. I think some items are a hit or a slight miss. We had the pasta with crab Louis and the crab portion was too small, however the pasta and cream sauce were delicious. It was a fantastic date night!
Wicked happy this place survived the apocalypse. I used to frequent this spot for several reasons, as it checks every pretty much every box for me. I'm pleased I'll be able to do that again.
Our first time out since SIP eating indoors. Overall, we had an excellent experience. The protocol made us feel comfortable without being intrusive especially when it came to our dining experience. I would highly recommend dining at Bix.
Through the years the quality of food and service has stayed high and the staff always makes you feel like your a special guest, not many restaurants can offer that service, a life changing deviled egg served by a well dressed waiter while a live combo plays some jazz!! Devine!!
Fabulous food, beautiful piano playing, great service— loved every minute!
Disappointing. For the first time, disappointing would sum up our dinner experience at Bix this week. Usually the food is delicious and nicely presented and we come away from the evening feeling like the experience was worth the price. But for the first time, the food was only mediocre, and no matter how "interesting" Gold Alley is, it will never compare to sitting inside the lovely dining room with the great jazz.
What a lovely place to have dinner.. great atmosphere, and very good food.. The Pork Chop was a showpiece, and the Halibut could not have been more delicious.. More budget-friendly is their terrific Hamburger with Truffle Fries.. All wonderful.
It was an amazing fun night overall. The drinks are amazing and the waiters are very knowledgeable.
Three weeks into reopening, the experience is way below par. I have been coming here since they opened, hopeful they will sync back to their former amazing night spot
My family was visiting SF for the first time. We were so happy with our choice! It was the perfect dinner for our first night in the city.
Great service and the food was amazing!
It was wonderful to eat at BIX again. The staff was as happy to see us as we were to see them!
Love it here so much! Everything is always great! The staff, the food, the music...
Hadn't been to Bix for over 20 years (we moved away) so I wasn't sure what to expect, but happily it is the same great spot it has been since 1988! We have always loved the decor/vibe and that has remained fabulous as well, right down to the live grand piano music. The food, the service, the friendliness......all superb! It remains a SF favorite of our family.
Bix has completed their refresh during the COVID shutdown and the staff, food, and ambiance are back to their outstanding caliber. The deviled eggs, steak tartare, halibut and Gold Street Foster were exceptional. And of course, the cocktails… Oh the cocktails… truly supreme!
So exciting to be back inside one of our favorite restaurants!
We sat in the alleyway in their outdoor space that's set up to feel very European. It was lovely and the heat lamps made a big difference. The service was really great -- friendly, knowledgable and efficient. We shared a delicious salad of shaved asparagus and radicchio and I had a tasty Spring pasta with peas and light cream. Fabulous cocktails were also enjoyed. I'll definitely be back.
Great place for a quiet dinner. Great cocktails and service was impeccable!
Wonderful service and food:))
Fantastic new menu items, sublime pianist and perfect compliance with CV-19 guidelines.
Warm, professional service.
Everything was excellent. From service to food to cocktails. Highly recommended.
Wonderful experience from start to finish. Far less crowded than pre-covid, likely due to restrictions. Thus much quieter than pre-covid.
So glad to be back at this SF treasure for dinner with a dear friend. Great food, great service. Can't wait to go back again soon!
We were promptly and politely welcomed on arrival. We reserved an outdoor table and were seated immediately. Within moments our primary server, Jonathan, appeared. He was attentive, professional, and cheerful throughout our meal. Throughout dinner, the pace of service was "just right" - not too fast, not too slow. We started with the asparagus soup (excellent) and the Lyonnaise salad (fresh ingredients but uninspired). We ordered the halibut and Bix's classic chicken hash as our main courses; each of us greatly enjoyed our selection. Though there were heaters, we had to ask a couple of times for the one near our table to be turned on. Unfortunately, the heater was no match for the evening's strong wind. Pleased overall, as we almost always are when we dine at Bix's. It's a genuine SF treasure.
The service and food were outstanding and you can’t beat the atmosphere in Bix.
My husband and I love it here. We missed this place during the pandemic and talked about going back as soon as they reopened their doors! The martinis here are top notch and our evening exceeded all of our expectations! Cannot wait to come back.
We ordered a $30 Pork Chop, vegetable and starch was extra. I received a 3/4 inch pork chop, pan fried, that looked like a $6.00 one from Safeway or Walmart. In addition, a California Lamb Chop for $48.00, just 1, and it too was a poor cut of meat for the value.
The manager was running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Circling all the tables but never stopping to ask "how is everything". The place has changed, to say the least. It appeared mismanaged, or in semi-chaos, and it was only 50% full, if that.
Great Perfect Manhattan(s)! Meal was awesome. The three desserts were off the charts. Great to be back! Again.
Excellent as always!
Thrilled that Bix is back; albeit with an abbreviated menu. Halibut was perfectly prepared, asparagus soup was delicious and could've made an entrée by itself. Drinks were perfectly prepared and presented. Waitstaff delightful.
Bix was amazing as always, my husband and I are so happy that they reopened!!! This is our favorite restaurant, food and cocktails are always delicious and the service is always impeccable
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.
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.
Food and cocktails incredible, ambiance and service devine. Can't wait to come back.
Good was great. Staff very nice. I will definitely dine here again! Pumpkin soup was the best I ever had!
First time there service and food were fantastic. Sat outside beautiful night
Jorge was out server and he was wonderful! The whole staff was great and very covid considerate!
BIX is rated 4.7 stars by 3838 OpenTable diners.
BIX does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bixrestaurant.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php?action=store.
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.