Bridges Restaurant

4.5
3181 reviews
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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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C
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

We have been going to Bridges for years and their lunches and dinners are very good, however their Sunday Brunch was terrible. The eggs were way overcooked and the waffles tasted like cardboard...And their "fried chicken" was something you would get at McDonalds..
The service was good which is the only reason we're giving it 2 stars.

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CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. I felt like family. The manager went out of his way to accommodate grandma who arrived early and needed help. Our server Sara was the kindest and most accommodating person I’ve interacted with. It was an amazing brunch and I would most definitely come here again. Highly recommend the patio and live music.

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SL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening w one exception , the noise level in the sit down bar area was extremely loud so we moved into
Our table sooner than expected. I doubt this can be helped... just a loud crowd. Other than that we had a lovely time; the meal was paced to our liking.. nothing rushed .. great food great service .
One small thing, would it be possible NOT to remove our plates until everyone is done w their meal. It makes the other person feel they need to rush to finish their meal .

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SZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I ordered the New York steak medium, it was raw and did not eat it.

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VH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I’ve always given Bridges 5 stars across the board. We ordered, salads arrived quickly & were delicious. 45 minutes later we flagged down our waiter. Another 15 minutes & we had our entrees. Pork chop was lovely but the brussel sprouts weren’t done. We skipped dessert because it was so late.

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JB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday luncheon. Good food and great service

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C
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch date with my husband - always a special occasion! Bridges is one of our favorite restaurants because it is consistently overall excellent!

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o
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My wife had sturgeon; needed salt, which she never salts.

I had New York strip, ordered medium, but arrived very well done, and not a great cut.

Service was excellent.

We feel they are now living off their reputation.

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B
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Tried the shaved Brussels sprout salad for the first time. We all loved it.

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RH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not what it once was. Admittedly I haven't been here for quite awhile. We were a party of 3 ordered halibut, steak and mushroom ravioli. Steak wasn't well seared and not prepared as ordered (asked for rare, was medium), mushroom ravioli was much too oily in presentation, also, bowl it was presented in had a noticeable chip on the rim, halibut was the best option of the three. There was a nice selection of wines by the glass, however, these were mostly ones I can easily purchase myself, many available at Costco; would have preferred to have a choice of wines not easily available.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious seasonal menu! Great Service! Amazing wine and cocktail menu. We went for dinner but happy hour was also happening at the same time and that looked amazing as well.

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CL
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time st Bridges in several years. Not sure why we haven’t been there in a while. Great happy hour but not enough wait staff. Sat outside; poor guy that was there was running crazy! Food was fabulous! We are off the dinner menu and was pleasantly surprised at how tasty everything was. We’ll be back!

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d
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was creative and tasty and attention was paid to my allergy.
Dining on the covered outside patio is a lovely experience with the surrounding landscaping and the fountain.

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C
Singapore
60 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sat outside, food and service good

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t
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent especially the tuna over red rice with Korean Kim chi. Great service as well.

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GD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the private setting. Wonderful experience for a business dinner. A lucky find on Yelp. Will be back and bring my wife.

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P
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal. We were very disappointed in the uncomfortable chairs, the wood hit most of our backs and made us all uncomfortable. Quite surprising since everything else was great.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday lunch for a special friend. Our server really took care of us.

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JS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Good food and service....salmon salad excellent. However, my colleague ordered the Brussels Sprouts Salad and it had anchovies throughout! This was not stated on the menu. She did not return it because it was a business luncheon. She should have. Perhaps this ingredient should be mentioned on the menu.

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CP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful waitress. She took several pics of us for our anniversary. Loved the Mexican asian prawn stir fry!!

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v
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were disappointed they couldn't get my husbands Berger right he wanted well done he got med.well.than when he sent it back they put cheese and the Aioli which is mayonnaise based and my husband hates mayonnaise and requested no cheese he had to send his burger back twice and than he got it to go the 3rd. Time

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JE
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was very good. Cocktails nice. Quiet allowed nice conversation . Ambiance as always very nice. Only down side was service was spotty and very slow, server inexperienced and did not follow up with offering more coffee and checking on us. Birthday cupcakes a very nice touch. Thank you.

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DH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, not spectacular. Menu was limited but had decent creativity. We say outside which was lovely at 7:45PM.

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E
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual!!

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PP
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Korean lettuce cups superb. Mexican prawns delicious. Harissa chicken tasty but needs more harissa. Service attentive but slow. Really noisy - not like in Mrs. Doubtfire.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sevice was great! Loved the patio. The singer on the patio was great!

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CF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service! Went for our anniversary and they surprised us with a cupcake to celebrate.

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went on a friend's recommendation and would be happy to pay that forward. Great evening!

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RY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Bridges has been on my short list of excellent restaurants for some time. Brian our waiter was just great.

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H
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was OK, not like I remember. The chocolate Martini was a disappointment, but KAT rocked the service level.

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KB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Had dinner outside. There was music playing and it was very nice.

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s
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salads, tasty food...be ready for a pricy meal

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DS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and attentive service. We really enjoyed ourselves and although it was a little bit of a splurge, we felt the overall experience was well worth the money. The birthday cupcake and creme brulee were excellent!

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AT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we are celebrating our anniversary in town, Bridges is ALWAYS our choice. Great in every way!
We just celebrated our 49th and were pleased that the management recognized us on our special day.

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N
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is consistent. Excellent service and food.

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B
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio for lunch. Food very good. Service perfect
Always enjoy outdoor dining at Bridges. Will be visiting again soon

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Food wasn’t good. My soup was the worst Ive ever had. The waiter never came back to check on our meal in fact he disappeared so I had no opportunity to send back and order something else. Everyone who ordered a fish entree was disappointed as it was all over cooked. We won’t return to Bridges again.

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n
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

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EP
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Had an enjoyable dinner there for Father's Day. It was annoying that there were only two fish options and both of them were entirely sold out by 7 PM. They did a good job of working with my mother-in-law's allergies and the service was pretty prompt and friendly. Unfortunately, the steak that I ordered was mediocre with a fair amount of gristle and uneven interior temperature. Overall, it was a pleasant evening and I'd like to return to try their regular menu.

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MH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only negative was the insect that kept floating around our inside table. But it is to be expected on a warm night with all the windows open.

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