Bridges Restaurant

4.6
4129 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
In it's 28-year history, Bridges has received many accolades and awards, including being honored as one of Diablo magazine's "Seven Best Restaurants in the East Bay". Whether dining on the lush, vine-covered patio while enjoying the sounds from our natural granite waterfall, or relaxing indoors amid a sophisticated, comfortable ambiance you will discover why Bridges is a favorite Bay Area dining destination. Executive Chef Kevin Gin awes with his innovative interpretation of California cuisine featuring European and Asian influences. The staff's professional eye for detail and commitment to exceptional service add to the upscale, yet unpretentious dining experience. Bridges warm elegance, spectacular menu and great energy make it the ideal venue for socializing with friends, celebrations, business meetings or private events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4129 people are saying
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LarryP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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woofette
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch experience at Bridges. The Thai Noodle Prawn Stir Fry was outstanding. It was not only delicious but absolutely a work of art on the plate. I would definitely go back a second time just for that dish. Everyone who works there is always kind and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a birthday dinner with the family and Bridges was extremely wonderful in service and food quality. Would definitely go again!

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RobertG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant offers a special ambiance. The servers were attentive and professional. Hannah was our server and was kind caring and knowledgeable. Glad we chose bridges for dinner.

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Mary
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

35$ steak was tough, salads were less than a cup of lettuce but cost 12$, salmon portion also very small. Waitress disappeared, no one could find her for 20 minutes and we needed assistance. We were a party of six and had to request bread and she brought a basket with exactly 6 pieces! Had to ask for bread several times. Been going to Bridges since it opened and this visit last evening for my 70 th bday was the worst, don't think I'll be back the way I'm feeling about this last experience.

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BillH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not the Bridges of old. Perhaps virus impacts their
former excellence.
But I'll try them again if we ever get past Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent especially the special swordfish

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Mags
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious as always. They eed more staff. Waited a while for dinner. Noticed people stacking used plates on their tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal and great service at Bridges.

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DaveL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and my wife had always expressed a desire to try Bridges, so I reserved a table for 2 on the patio and got permission to bring the dog. Our attentive waiter made useful suggestions on how to mix and match the sides from different entrees to arrive at the perfect meal. The food was fantastic and the drink selection impressive. The ambiance couldn't have been better. We plan to add Bridges to our restaurant repertoire.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service on their shaded patio.

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vipDebb
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We invited friends to the restaurant with us, since they had never been. We started out in the bar with great cocktails and a very sweet bartender. We moved outside to dinner and had an excellent waitress and yummy food. We all cannot wait to go back again. Such a beautiful setting and nice staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Food was exceptional, very tasty. Steak was perfect temp mid rare and plate was hot. Poke was cold and seasoned well.

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HarvFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Recommended dish was under cooked, and flavorless. The sauce was overly integrated on-top of the meal which took away from both the presentation and the taste.

The accompanied dishes- Salmon dishes was also under cooked twice. Once as the initial dish, and the second as the dish that was remade.

Three dishes, all were under-cooked.

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Downhill
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Used to be a favorite, but it is not what it used to be, food and service was below par for a high end restaurant

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vipMari
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining

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Mom4Life
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food enjoyed outside in a beautiful setting with attentive service. Daily specials were unexpectedly significantly more than other menu prices.

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PATRICIAL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. The service was excellent and the food was very good.

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AnnG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We’ve had meals at Bridges often over the years and enjoyed the festive atmosphere. On Saturday four of us had brunch to celebrate a birthday. The food was very disappointing. The menu has been pared down ( possibly due to Covid which is totally understandable). The eggs for one were way over cooked, the eggs Benedict had one small piece of sourdough toast instead of English muffins, toast was not offered for others and when asked for arrived with no butter. The whole meal was just extremely disappointing.
We won’t be returning and that’s sad for us remembering better times.

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vipOT4fil
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was a beautiful and warm evening in this bustling restaurant. My wife and I had reservations to eat outdoors but we waited about 5 min at the front desk for someone to show up. We were seated promptly but waited again for our server to arrive and again for our food. The mixed greens salads were very ordinary and the dressing was unexciting. The halibut special and Mexican shrimp were both tasty. The shrimp dish is always on the dinner menu and has SE Asian flavors in a sweet sauce. Of the dessert choices, none was especially tempting. With Albatross just down Church Street and Esin on the other side of the freeway the dessert competition is stiff. Bridges has fallen a long way from the exciting and all inclusive dessert sampler of two or more decades ago.

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CarolL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic outdoor dining experience
fabulous food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a nice bday dinner

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Mike
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Excellent outdoor dining setup as always (they were well set up for this long before the pandemic). Food, service and atmosphere top notch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration 🍾

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SandyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A favorite for a nice patio lunch on a warm day. The menu is a bit limited but each time it turns out to be plenty and quite good. I always seem to clean my plate!!!
The shrimp salad is a standing favorite and always pleases....

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MoragaLHM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Four of us had a nice 4 hour outdoor lunch. Service was the perfect combination of being there when we needed her and not bothering us. Even the water glasses never got more than half empty. Lunch menu is a bit limited but it worked for us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food

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janetc
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the burger and my friend had the sesame salad with shrimp. We were both very pleased with the food and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved the food loved the service loved the ambiance. Can’t wait to go back! What an incredible way to spend an evening!

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vipwedine
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful evening we enjoyed at Bridges with our friends. Delicious appetizers and entrees, great service and a lovely, quiet patio.

MB
MichelleB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a nice anniversary dinner here. Ambiance was elegantly casual and relaxing. The edamame soy Siracha appetizer was delicious. We appreciated the nice touch of receiving a cupcake on a plate with “ Happy Anniversary “ dusted in chocolate on it. That was nice. Our server was very prompt, attentive and mad great recommendations on drinks. We enjoyed our dinner.

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vipjbacreviews
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great all around experience at Bridges!

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RobD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch spot for outdoor dining, excellent menu and service

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vipScopat
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Three of us had dinner on a Saturday evening and overall it a very good restaurant with good food and nice ambience. Unfortunately the cocktails took a long time to arrive and we received them one just before the first course which was inconvenient. We had to specifically ask that our glasses of wine were served before the entrees arrived which they just managed to do. By the sound of it they needed an extra person behind the bar. Otherwise it was a very good meal with good service.

MB
vipMrBeef
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been to Bridges several times and always come away happy. The food and service were excellent.

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Foodie2
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We meet some friends here for dinner, had a great time and the service was great along with the food.

JM
JohnM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our friends from Portland were very impressed with the layout and design of the restaurant, as well as the main courses, which were all quite impressive. the Menu could use a little more variety... very good overall...

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vipIngridP
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We always enjoy Bridges and the service was outstanding, thanks to our server Zachary who made it even better! I had the risotto which I have had previously, but I found it a little bland this time. We will be back soon

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Ginny
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Seems as though our server had too many tables to keep track of. Would have been an "excellent" rating if he checked in more with us.

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vipnama
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant gave us a cupcake with icing n candle for our 54 anniversary. Service was very good. Originally we requested sitting outdoors, due tremendous smoke and bad air quality , changed to indoor without any difficulty.

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You can order delivery directly from Bridges Restaurant using the Order Online button. Bridges Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 820-7200.

Bridges Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 4129 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.