Bridges Restaurant

4.6
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$30 and under
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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.
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JE
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food & service. A little bit noisy due to the holidays but overall excellent.

OT
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The private party ruined our party. When we arrived, the noise level from the cocktail hour of a private party was so loud we had to shout at the host. Our table was in the middle of the restaurant adjacent to the kitchen but the noise was overflowing from the large private party. We could not hear ourselves to even have a conversation and then the party gave speeches and there was laughter and applause. At this point, I complained to the host and the manager came by to apologize and offer to comp a round of drinks. We had nice appetizers of a cheese plate and another of brie in a pastry shell....very nice and well served. The meals were served promptly and we all well presented and hot. I had the lamb shank that was delicious, others had the prawns and another had the salmon. Everyone liked their meals. The only special was an eight-ounce fillet that was disappointing and didn't look like it started as eight ounces. We had some carrot cake for dessert that was rather gummy and uninspiring.

JB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch for 6 was very good. Sergio, our waiter, did an excellent job at a busy time.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with good service. It was quite loud, but it’s the holidays, and they hosted many holiday parties that night!!!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben is the best!!

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Main course was served not to liking of one of our party. It was returned with request that it be cooked to medium rather than rare. After long wait it was finally returned with no change whatsoever. Wait staff's only response was to apologize. Large disappointment after many many delightful meals at Bridges. Something seems to have changed and it's not good

OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience for a holiday date with a loved one. Full course meal, beautiful decor and exceptional service.

TJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had dinner before the Liz Grant Comedy show at Village Theater

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon dish was stunning

CK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a work Holiday luncheon for 15. The menu was scripted just for our party which was fabulous. Our table was against the wall so it was out of the way to not interfere with other diners. The waiter was also fabulous. Very attentive. The food was delicious (as expected). We had a special event cake dessert that the staff cut for us along with champagne. They even took Holiday photos of our group for us. A great time was had by all! Everyone enjoyed the luncheon immensely. Thanks to Bridges for accommodating us!

MC
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our evening would have been perfect if we were seated in a more quiet section of the restaurant. Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience. We received excellent service from our server Lon Ray (?). For starters, we enjoyed the Adelsheim Pinot Noir , and a generous portion of shrimp/pork lettuce cups. The braised lamb shank was delicious and tender, (although we weren't too fond of the starchy pudding underneath it) and the filet mignon was seasoned perfectly. Chocolate mousse dessert was excellent and the complimentary birthday cupcake was a very nice touch.

P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal! Met every expectation.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything.

t
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very good food and nice rooms with comforting atmosphere.
Good service.

LA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Thanksgiving with family in another state earlier in November and found ourselves alone for the Thanksgiving holiday. Although we did miss family, the new experience of not cooking and instead lounging, watching movies, and preparing to decorate for Christmas was a wonderful good time. It was a simple drive to a fabulous meal and then no clean up! The food was truly delicious...and I really didn't miss leftovers...much.

SB
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Great service.

JB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My company was good I enjoyed the food and the wine

D
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seating a little cramped, but service and food exceptional. Even after the meal, it was certainly noticed that all employees directed a smile and a “thank you” for coming, on our way to the exit.

TH
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridges often times gets lost in the Danville hubbub of brand-new and "exciting" restaurants. This is a shame because even though it is not the latest, greatest, newest Danville restaurant, it is, by far, the most consistent and special restaurant in Danville. Carefully prepared and presented entrées and correctly and deliciously made cocktails. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed whether you sit indoors or out. Always a great choice.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Lousy two desserts.

SG
San Francisco
179 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We requested a quiet table as we have two hearing impaired people. We were seated in a quiet table location but shortly there after a large party of men was seated right next to us and we couldn’t hear our conversations at all after that. My husband and I ordered the lamb shank which was so tough and flavorless that we could hardly eat it. It tasted like it had been reheated and was quite leathery in texture. I wish I could speak better of bridges because our community needs good restaurants and at one time Bridges was among them. We will not be revisiting soon

CG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a calming atmosphere at Bridges. The food was excellent, thanks Kevin Gin!

PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Poor service. Had to ask for water twice, ask for bread once and call the busboy over twice to remove dishes. Food was so-so and took forever on a Thursday night.

P
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A most enjoyable dining experience with fine food and attentive service. We plan to return on a regular basis for a fine meal.

DT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration
We had the salmon and Mexican shrimp dishes. Both were excellent.

PF
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The ambiance is still very appealing, the service is as expected, but the food quality was disappointing. Particularly in view of the prices.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was a little loud but everything else was perfect

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the only ones seated outside, so, it was very quiet. Service was attentive and super friendly while still professional. We started with the brie, which was delicious. My husband had the lamb shank and I had the salmon. They surprised us for our anniversary with a chocolate cupcake for dessert. Wonderful experience. We'll be back!

M
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Neighborhood Gem with live music on the patio, during the warmer evenings. We enjoyed the music and atmosphere. My husband really enjoyed his steak dinner. Steer clear of the shrimp and pork lettuce cups. The pork was ground up and was dry. Very disappointing.

F
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Soup delicious
Chicken dish had so much garlic it burned our mouths
Muddle of flavors on dish under chicken,
Not sure what it was
Special request ignored
Waiter disappeared after main course, had to flag him
Down to get check (abandoned idea of dessert and coffee since it took so long to find waiter)

Used to be much better.

BH
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my husband’s birthday at Bridges. We enjoyed the Shrimp & Pork Lettuce Cup appetizer, salmon, pork chop and Thai shrimp entrees and sorbet and s’mores chocolate desserts!

KT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The reservation process was undeniably simple and there was no wait for our table. We did seem to wait for quite a awhile for initial service contact. Once this began our meal presented was quite good. The Hemingway cocktail was splendid.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always perfectly cooked and fresh. Ingredients are blended together carefully, creating unique dishes that would be hard to replicate at home- making the dining experience unique.

SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

DR
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the patio area and it was terrific!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three of us had a lovely lunch. Our waiter Ben was very attentive and personable. Our food was great and we had an overall nice time at lunch.

M
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. Service and good were excellent. It was a pricey lunch. Had glass of wine soup, salad special, dessert and coffee. However we would go back again. Perhaps try dinner.

FM
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch was excellent