Bridges Restaurant

4.7
3943 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

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Chef Kevin Gin and his staff will be serving a 3 course prix fix brunch and dinner menu.

What 3943 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sally
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu offered lots of choices. Both of our lunch salads were great. The staff was attentive but allowed us to enjoy our leisurely lunch!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was not up to normal Bridges standard. Salty and cold.

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Michael
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Appetizers: The Beef Short Rib Tostada appetizer was amazing as the Firecracker Edamame was flavorful, with a mild to moderate heat level. The Chicken, Asparagus & Calbrian Chili Pizzetta fell flat and was flavorless.

Dinner: The Bridges Burger was excellent! Spring Risotto was average and the Pan Roasted Sour Cherry – Soy Glazed Pork Chop was dry and difficult to cut.

Service: We ordered appetizers and they still hadn't arrived 30 minutes later. The waiter checked on the order and said he submitted it but for some reason, the kitchen didn't receive it. They were finally served almost an hour after we were seated.

We ordered the Spring Risotto with Grilled Shrimp and were brought Spring Risotto with Chicken. We asked for mustard for the hamburger twice, and it was brought when the burger was almost finished. The waiter was not very attentive and we had to flag him down several times.

The Check: We provided the waiter with a credit card and specifically asked him to charge $80.00 to the credit card and we would pay the remainder of the bill in cash. The waiter came back to the table, set down the book with the check and credit card, and quickly left without saying a word. When we opened the book the bill showed that the credit card was charged for the entire bill, not the $80.00 as instructed.

It was a frustrating experience for us and I'm not sure that I would return at this point.

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vipDavidO
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

As good as it could be when dining in a parking lot.

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vipCaymanmama43
San Francisco
144 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Prawn with noodle salad is always great, but I tried the chicken sandwich and was
disappointed--not much flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipYarny
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love dining here most of the time, however my dinner the other night (Mexican Prawns) came out lukewarm at best. My friend had the risotto and that was steaming. I am not sure if mine was waiting for hers to be finished, but it was definitely not hot. I could not find my waiter to tell him, so I just ate it. I did not want to sit around and have my friend eat alone while they redid my food.
Maybe it was a one off error, but just a heads up to Bridges.

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woofette
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so grateful to Bridges; they make going out to eat a very lovely and safe experience. Everyone was very kind, the food was exceptional and the environment was set up to be safe with tables separated and very cozy. They even had heat lamps outside in case folks get chilly. My party really enjoyed everything.......very happy and feel blessed !!

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Judy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Will definitely be back

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SallyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their customer service is outstanding! The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, service and food!

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vipIngridP
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so good to be able to go out again and no better place than Bridges. From the service to the food and the amazing Doubtfire cocktail, everything was excellent.

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Prattman
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always amazing! everthing you get there is always on point

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is fantastic and the restaurant is in a pleasant setting. We will definitely return.

PJ
vipPJVa
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was the first time we have been able to get together with our good friends over a meal since COVID 19 restrictions.. We sat outside and it was a lovely evening. They had enough space heaters to make it very pleasant. Our waiter was not on his A-game as he brought us the wrong bottle of wine and was not attentive to having the right utensils for one of the meals that was ordered. But other than that it was a lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a nice dinner, outside. The tables were a good distance apart and it felt safe.

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

We hadn't been to Bridges since the shutdown, so we were excited to go for a pre-birthday celebration to see how it had endured. What a great experience! The food was outstanding, the ambiance was perfect/clean/safe, and the wait staff was very attentive. We ordered the Brussels Sprouts, Tostadas, and Lettuce Wraps and loved everything! We will definitely visit again. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at Bridges!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food very good. I asked for a better table;
didn’t get it.
We did not like our table. I know it was busy outside,
but table not suitable.

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RMG42
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridges offers a wonderful dining experience and is a memorable adventure.

LG
LindseyG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Bridges. Their outdoor seating in particular was really nice, especially with live music and tents for shade. Our meal was great, service was quick and efficient.

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vipEHF123
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the pork chop, salmon and steak - all very good. Dessert was a little disappointing - Panna Cotta was OK but the mocha mousse cake did not have much flavor.
Servers were all masked and helpful.

PP
vipParkerPosts
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great Neal at Bridges. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious and I wouldn’t hesitate to order the same things again. Our server was personable and attentive. I’m looking forward to my next visit.

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Grace
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Quite disappointing. The dish was odd and the fish tasted past its prime.

Parking lot atmosphere and very very very noisy.

One of our orders was not done as requested.

This used to be a favorite place. No more.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Amazing. The service was great and my compliments to the chef...everyone in my party was enjoying their meal, from the New York Steak to the burger. I would not let my plate be taken until I finished my last bite. Will definitely be returning.

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Gattopardo
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I love eating on the patio at Bridges, never seem to tire of the flowers, trees, water features. The food is good and often better than good. Our only problem last time was snagging the waiter....had to get the busboy finally to find him to give us our bill.

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SusanB
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant!!

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Susan
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our 55th wedding anniversary during Covid19, we enjoyed our cocktails in the bar and delicious dinners in the dining room. So happy to be able to celebrate our anniversary in a lovely indoor setting, thank you Bridges!

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vipWCEric
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating out on the side street in front of the restaurant, with live music (Fri night).

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vip320Doug
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been having lunch outdoors at Bridges often this year. They have a delightful setting, the food quality is excellent and the service is impeccable. It’s not the least expensive restaurant but it is thoroughly enjoyable and a great place to be with friends and/or your spouse.

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vipPossum
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food, great service, and the patio proved to be a fabulous lunch destination.

MD
vipMaryD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute pleasure to dine outdoors at Bridges. GREAT service, ambience, menu and so fun to FINALLY get to be with dear friends after over a year! Thank you to Samantha, our fabulous server!

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KevinR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridges was an ideal restaurant to break the pandemic ice. My wife and I had not eaten at a restaurant in over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The staff at Bridges all wear masks and are very polite and courteous. The food was excellent in both presentation and taste. We ate in the outdoor section. The tables were spaced well apart, it was airy and quite pleasant. We are looking forward to going to Bridges again in the near future.

KM
vipKatharineM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridges has the most consistent high quality and have done a fantastic job staying open and on their game during this entire pandemic. Their outdoor seating is hopefully here to stay and so many different options for seating is wonderful. I never miss a chance to eat their famous "Mexican Prawns", which is a Thai-flavored dish with very large prawns from Mexico. Also the Prawn noodle salad is fantastic. You can't go wrong with any of their food!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be back having lunch on the patio at Bridges Restaurant. I’ve frequent this place a few times a year and yesterday’s visit was among one of the best. Great food, great service and a nice quiet environment to celebrate my stepdaughter’s baby luncheon. Be sure to order the crispy Brussels Sprouts. The best I’ve ever eaten and I’ve tried them all over the nation!

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vippk2917
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. But I didn’t care for the aioli on the fries I’ll order without next time. I had a salad, my friend chicken sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great indoor dining. Tablecloth’s and plenty of social distance

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, ambiance. Bar tenders know how to mix drinks well.

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KristenL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

My dish was not good, and I barely ate it. The other members of the party loved their food, so that's great! Ambience was lovely. Our server was suuuuper slow despite hardly anyone being there. I actually saw the bartender pour my wine at the bar and should have just taken it, instead of waiting 15 minutes for it to be brought to me. Our dishes didn't come until 40 minutes after ordering, and when I asked for a dessert menu, the waiter said "oh right, we have a birthday here" 🤦🏼‍♀️. Then my husband was brought his stale birthday cupcake before anyone even got to order their dessert (we abandoned the dessert ordering idea after that).

Overall, I'm looking forward to trying the other charming looking restaurants in the area.

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 3943 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.