Bridges Restaurant

4.7
3830 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 3830 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice anniversary dinner and drinks

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vipMichaelK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Had to wait forever for our food and they weren’t that busy. Unacceptable!!

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vipChocolatepiemom
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining is lovely. Food is always delicious.

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vipRogerPierre
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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GilC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would have like to have a better selection of seafood.

GM
vipGinaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bridges has risen to the occasion in terms of an outside dining experience that doesn't feel like eating in a parking lot. It was warm enough. The food was excellent. And my favorite repeat server, Hannah, is very good and suggesting drinks, wine and food. Keep her! We will be back. I also appreciate your continuing to honor the Passport. Makes me want to go there more often. Thanks for that!

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TIMS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining experience is always great, even if it is outdoor dining.

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LesM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was dreadful. I was dining alone and wait staff largely ignored me at every step. Late clearing main course plate post meal, failure to enquire whether I enjoyed the meal, failure to fire up outdoor heater without any explanation or apology after I requested heat in late afternoon. Management also ignored me. Espresso arrived along with bill. No one returned to collect bill payment, so I simply handed cash to one of the staff while walking out. Restaurant was not busy, and there were plenty of wait staff, but largely untrained or unhappy with their lot. I dropped $85 including tip, and as this was my birthday, the experience was immensely disappointing and not what I was used to from Bridges having been a client from their original opening in Danville.

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vipDKG19
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent anniversary experience at Bridges! Enjoyed the Mexican Prawns, my favorite, and hubby had the tasty NY Steak. They brought us an anniversary dessert which we enjoyed along with the Honey Creme Brûlée. Outside dining was made extremely powerful heaters. We didn’t even need our jackets! Service was very good. Food came out in a timely manner and never felt rushed. All in all, an experience we will repeat!

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vipMarti
Adelaide
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And enjoyed being served by Aaron. The last two times at Bridges lately I find the food better than ever!!!!! You have a great chef.

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norm
Hawaii
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their mushroom tortelloni was awesome. Chris, our server, was very attentive and pleasant. They did a nice job with distancing and Covid precautions. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipTimH
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and consistent as usual.

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vippmfromDanville
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio on a glorious day.

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vipShelleyG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The staff was very cheerful, and they are adhering to strict COVID guidelines. We essentially were dining in a parking lot, otherwise I would have given higher marks for ambiance. But it was a nice experience. The food was really tasty! Excellent roasted Brussels sprouts and lovely salmon. I just wish the dishes didn’t arrive literally on top of each other, like there was a rush, but that could be due to the time limit on the table. Overall great food and great cocktails, and the staff is doing a good job.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friends birthday. I ordered the pri fixe dinner menu from the Tri-Valley Restaurant week. The Citrus encrusted Salmon was delicious. The outside atmosphere was was cozy and we kept warm with the heaters.

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guinny
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Had the salmon. Was supposed to be on the rare side. Was way overdone and dry. For $30 that was a real disappointment. So will never go back there again. Sitting in the parking lot is also not what we expected.

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vipGregory
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and nice service - Thank you!

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Bbdunes
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Mexican Prawns and they were amazing!!! Not too spicy. They had an Asian fusion flavor with a delicious peanut sauce over a noodle pancake. I also had a very tasty Paloma that was very refreshing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We had an ok time on our date.
The good:
- My wine. I got a Malbec and I really enjoyed it.
- The ambiance. They did a good job or putting tents out and have tables spread out so that we felt social distancing protocols were observed. They also had nice strong heat lamps. And it was pretty quiet despite being outdoors.
- My husband’s pork chop was very tasty and not tough.

The not so good:
- My pork chop was extremely tough and hard to cut through even with the steak knife provided.
- Our food took way too long to get to us. So by the time we got it, I was so hungry I didn’t opt to send it back.
- Service was slower than usual.

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PETERL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server, Sabrina, was very personable, knowledgeable, and hardworking. A very pleasant evening under the covet circumstances.

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vipParis2
San Francisco
145 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! Our food was scrumptious!

We’re looking for to our next visit.

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Shaistas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a relaxing experience with good service and good food

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Capricorn
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected Bridges outdid itself. I took some friends and they were so impressed.

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spencer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful. Well done. Given the circumstances, we found the setting to be perfect and our server + all others were outstanding.

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TimF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

granted we ate out in a tent, but the service was great, the food was great, the heat lamps kept us warm although it was raining and cold.

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vipptownangel
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Valentines Day in one of the alcoves that the restaurant set up. I was worried about being cold but it was not an issue at all. The food was delicious and our server, Olivia, did a great job. My husband is gluten free and the restaurant was able to accommodate him without any issues.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Valentine’s Day. Had a 7 pm reservation. Got right in, then waited 15 min for the server to come over. We had a bottle of wine waiting to be opened. Since there was a fixed menu we ordered appetizers. The appetizers were served before the bottle of wine was opened. The soup was bland and the chicken on toast tasted like the chicken was taken from a Costco rotisserie chicken.

The main meal, we both got fillet, mine medium and hers med well. Both came out rare. I ate mine because I was starving and she ate half and couldn’t eat any more due to it being rare. The Brussels sprout, onion, mushroom, squash mixture was completely mushy. The shrimp were actually good but there was only two of them.

Desert I had the sorbet and it tasted like there was freezer burn all over it.

I really enjoyed the bread and butter. Probably the best food of the night.

The 78 dollar meal per person was ridiculously overpriced and the meal under delivered. I have no problem with that price if it is worth it, but this wasn’t.

It will be a long time before returning if we do.

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vipjlawlis
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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Newell
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening in the cool of early spring with warmth from radiator heaters and great company. A perfect setting for a perfect evening out.

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Keith
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice for Valentines Day dinner. First time eating out since the beginning of the pandemic.

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vipGregory
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with tasty meals and pleasant service.
Will come again.

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was Valentines day, so very busy. We got there at four, were seated promptly. The Soup and Salad were excellent. We asked for bread, it never came. I was served my halibut, but my wife's steak didn't arrive at the same time. She advised my to get started. The waiter rushed by and said the steak was coming. After 15 minutes I had finished my fish, my wife hadn't received her steak, the waiter was nowhere to be found. I went up to the front and asked for manager, explained my wife hadn't received her food. She asked to go to my table, which we walked to, and said she would find out what was going on. 5 minutes later she appeared with my wife's steak, and said the restaurant would comp both our meals. The steak was an excellent piece of meat, cooked well, but completely unseasoned. We aksed for salt and pepper. I suspect they grabbed a steak before it had been seasoned. We've eaten at Bridges before, and never had this kind of problem.

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MooseJuice
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bridges for Valentines Day and it was FANTASTIC! Lisa and her staff are attentive, friendly and hard-working. There was always someone available to refill cocktails, water glasses, clear plates or attend to our needs, without feeling like they were 'hovering.' The food was great, the outdoor patio set up with individual booths and heaters made it very comfortable - in fact, at one point we even turned the heater down a bit - all in all a wonderful experience. We will be back!

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adrienneb
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing customer service , amazing ambience. Overall one of the best dinners ever, Highly recommend the coconut crusted halibut

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vipLisaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed Valentine’s lunch at Bridges. Considering having to dine outdoors because of COVID, I was very comfortable. The food was excellent and the staff was great.

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LoveToEatOut
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine's Day dinner was fabulous. We had the halibut and filet mignon which were prepared with a very pleasing balance of flavors and cooked perfectly. We also thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance of dining on the patio in our own private "room" with a gas heater that kept it comfortable enough to remove our coats.

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GaryC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects were wonderful!

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Santorini
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to this place for over 20 years, and it has been exceptional- every time! Highly recommend it! Kevin Gin is super talented.

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vipHarryG
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre Valentines Day meal with my wife and daughter!

MA
vipMichaelA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridges is one of our favorite restaurants. Food is always delicious!

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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 4.7 stars by 3830 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.