BIX

4.7
3838 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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JudyR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco! The truffle deviled eggs are to die for!

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StevenC
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back at Bix. Great experience. Excellent service, superior setting, remarkable food.

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Chick
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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NoahH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Swany1019
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!

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JeffW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, beautiful piano playing, great service— loved every minute!

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vipgiseler
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

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.

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vipFoodess
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing fun night overall. The drinks are amazing and the waiters are very knowledgeable.

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peterv
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was amazing!

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vipAuntieAni
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was wonderful to eat at BIX again. The staff was as happy to see us as we were to see them!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here so much! Everything is always great! The staff, the food, the music...

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vipVickiG
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipSuzanneC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So exciting to be back inside one of our favorite restaurants!

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vipgeewhiz
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JeffreyF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quiet dinner. Great cocktails and service was impeccable!

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OdayaB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food:))

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic new menu items, sublime pianist and perfect compliance with CV-19 guidelines.
Warm, professional service.

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ChrisG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. From service to food to cocktails. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Far less crowded than pre-covid, likely due to restrictions. Thus much quieter than pre-covid.

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vipAngelaN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipidontcook
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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jenniferS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding and you can’t beat the atmosphere in Bix.

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vipARixon
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Inayacht
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

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.

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JoeM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Perfect Manhattan(s)! Meal was awesome. The three desserts were off the charts. Great to be back! Again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipTimH
San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMonikaV
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JessicaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails incredible, ambiance and service devine. Can't wait to come back.

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vipJulieS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great. Staff very nice. I will definitely dine here again! Pumpkin soup was the best I ever had!

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AndreH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there service and food were fantastic. Sat outside beautiful night

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jorge was out server and he was wonderful! The whole staff was great and very covid considerate!

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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.

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