Bridges Restaurant

4.6
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3304 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

DT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PF
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was a little loud but everything else was perfect

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
36 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

G
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The food was excellent, but this is my second visit where the service was terrible.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined for brunch just as the restaurant was opening on Sunday. The lights flickered a few times as our area has been impacted by heavy winds and power outages. The staff was attentive, not skipping a beat! Such a positive vibe. Our meal was divine!

Y
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food, good service. Everything is fresh, good flavors, nice to see the expanded selection for vegetarians, great place to celebrate special dates.

f
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bridges has consistent quality and I enjoy bringing guest here to experience a good meal and great service.

FF
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dinner was good but service was fair. Ambiance was quite nice. Delightful spot to eat.

SL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food and service were just okay. The noise level was too high to hold a conversation. The wooden chairs get uncomfortable. The dessert was weird. Next time we'll go somewhere else.

RC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to meet a friend for lunch, especially on a day when we can eat outside. Delicious food and great service!

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the Mexican friend shrimp in Thai sauce over the fried noodles. One of the best things I've ordered anywhere in a while!

RC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's our second time back to dine at this restaurant. The first time was for lunch. We loved the food and service. I took my family there for dinner. Everyone enjoyed the food and quiet atmosphere. My wife loved the lamb shank. All loved our server's service was excellent. Definitely recommend this place.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner time

LC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food. Always have had a great meal. Today i asked for the pork chop prep but with salmon and not the the chop. They are accommodating ! Meal was delicious.

Happy and friendly staff too.

BB
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise level was uncomfortably loud. We almost didn't stay to keep our reservation, but the hostess found a different table for us which was somewhat quieter, but not much.

HJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was okay...not as tasty as I remembered the dishes being a couple years ago. Service is very friendly and attentive.

DF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch with a friend

K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good place for business

DW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We were early so the room was about half full, very quiet. as we left the crowd was beginning to arrive. The service was a bit slow, diffidently not fast food, but what's the rush? Waiters great, food terrific, ambiance wonderful.

h
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I went there Sunday morning. There was a guitar player who was very good. The ambience was very good. I had the sirloin lamb poached egg breakfast. My poached egg came as a hard yolk poached egg. The waitress saw it and realized immediately. She took it back. She credited us for three coffees as compensation. It's unfortunate a restaurant like this must credit coffee after making such a basic mistake on poached eggs. The chef should be fired for such poor control of the kitchen. The restaurant across the parking lot named Harvest was packed compared to a mostly empty Bridges. I think I understand why.

OT
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I regularly eat at Bridges and have not been overly impressed with their recent menu items. That was not the case on our most recent visit. The Atlantic Salmon with Fresh Strawberry Salsa was a standout as was the Big Eye Tuna with Apricot Teriyaki on a bed of kimchi fried Himalayan red rice. The kimchi rice had subdued heat which enhanced the flavor of the barely cooked tuna. Our salads were also excellent as was the Smores dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a date night. Great food, good wine, and just a great atmosphere.

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was fantastic! The restaurant was ready and prepared for our date night dinner!

G
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Thé food was delicious as always, but thé service was terrible. We waited an hour and a half for our entrées.

DR
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bridges continues to be one of our favorite places to eat in the area. The food/menu is interesting, well plated and always over delivers on taste.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Their reputation precedes them.

BP
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. good food and great service. Nice vibe..