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JC Bruno

4.5
4.5
35 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

We combine great food with reliable service to help hundreds of events go from good to unforgettable. Our team has been honored to be a part of many great events, and we hope to be part of yours too.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 634-8225

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef JC

  • Catering

    We also offer Catering! It is not about Us, it is about you, every service we undertake is with the same dedicated approach and commitment to excellence! We offer around the world menu European, Mediterranean, Russian, French, Italian, Peruvian, Mexican, Thai, International, Appetizers.

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Menu

Starters

  • Mussels with Chorizo$18.50

    Garlic, Fennel, Shallots, Diced Tomatoes, White Wine, Tomato Broth

    • Classic Escargot$16.50

      Butter, Garlic, Shallots, Red Wine

      • Bruno Tuna Tartar$15.50

        Tuna, Avocado, Garlic, Ginger, Cilantro, Taro Chips, Soy Glaze/Micro

        • Crab Cakes$15.50

          Dungeness Crab, Tomato Concasse, Basil, Avocado Aioli

          Specialty Dish

          • Chef Choice

            Fish and Meat Please Ask your Server

            Salads

            • Burrata Salad$14.00

              Tomato Basil Gelatin, Cipollini Cream, Heirloom Tomato, Water Cress/Arugula Salad Balsamic Vinaigrette

              • Classic Caesar Salad$10.50

                Heart Romaine Lettuce, Homemade Dressing and Croutons

                • Bruno House Salad$10.00

                  Dry Roots Vegetables, Caramelized Onions, Cherry Tomato, Cucumber, Passion Fruit Vinaigrette

                  Main Course

                  • Home Made Ravioli$18.50

                    Wild Mushroom, Parmigiano, Parsley, Garlic and Porcini Mushroom Broth

                    • Classic French Bouillabaisse$27.50

                      Fennel, Carrots, Onion, Celery, Salmon, Halibut, Mussel, Clams, Prawns, Scallops, White Wine Saffron Broth

                      • Linguini Lobster Pasta$29.00

                        Homemade Pasta, Lobster, Parmigiano, Truffle Lobster Bisque and Chervil Oil

                        • 4" Thick Pork Chop Sous Vide$28.50

                          Pancetta, Potato Hash, Sweet Potato Powder and Pork Glaze

                          • Airline Chicken Breast Sous Vide$28.50

                            Rainbow Carrots, Peas, Morels Mushroom, Shallots, Garlic, Spinach, Chicken Reduction

                            • Atlantic Salmon$28.00

                              Sautéed Baby Spinach, Pearl Potatoes, Cauliflower Colors, Ginger Carrots Beurre Blanc

                              • Diver Scallops$28.50

                                Pan Seared Scallops with Garlic Rice, Green Mango Papaya Salad

                                • Filet Mignon$36.00

                                  Baby Yukon Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach, Squash, Pearl Onions, Pinot Noir Reduction

                                  • Rack of Lamb$36.00

                                    Wild Mushroom, Truffle Mash Potatoes, Lamb Demi

                                    • Braised Short Ribs$35.00

                                      Purple Peruvian Potatoes, Peas, Peruvian Quinoa, Cabernet Reduction

                                      • Sous Vide Duck Breast$29.50

                                        Sweet Potato Mash, Parsley, Sage, Start Anise Brandy Duck Reductions

                                        • Cauliflower Steak$20.00

                                          Cauliflower, Heirloom Tomato, Spinach, Portobello Mushroom, Balsamic Reduction

                                          Dessert

                                          • Panacota with Raspberry Coulis$7.00

                                            Vanilla Bean Custard with Raspberry Coulis

                                            • Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream$7.00

                                              Homemade Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream

                                              • Tiramisu$7.00

                                                Ladyfingers, Coffee, Mascarpone Cheese and Flavored Cocoa

                                                • Meet Me Half Way$7.00

                                                  Peruvian Alfajor, Macaroon, Vanilla Ice Cream with Caramel and Chocolate Syrup, Berries

                                                  • Chocolate Lava Cake$7.00

                                                    Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

                                                    • Passion Fruit Lava Cake$7.00

                                                      Passion Fruit Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

                                                      • NY Style Cheese Cake$7.00

                                                        NY Style Cheese Cake served with Berry Coulis

                                                        Drinks

                                                        • Coke$2.50

                                                          • Diet Coke$2.50

                                                            • Sprite$2.50

                                                              • Ice Tea$2.50

                                                                • Pellegrino Sparkling Water$3.00

                                                                  Coffee

                                                                  • Coffee Americano$3.50

                                                                    • Cappuccino$4.50

                                                                      • Coffee Late$4.50

                                                                        • Espresso$4.00

                                                                          Last updated: February 4, 2020

                                                                          What 35 people are saying

                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                          4.5
                                                                          4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                                          • 4.6Food
                                                                          • 4.4Service
                                                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                                                          • 4.3Value

                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                            newfav

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            2.0

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                            The food is terrible. Salad was the best thing we had, some flavor but very plain for the description. The duck and scallop entrees were bad. The duck was cold served with a tasteless sauce and mediocre mashed sweet potatoes. The scallops were almost raw with bits of sand, served with rice that tasted like greasy plastic. The service was inexperienced, poor quality and awkward. Do not recommend at all. Save the money and go to SF or San Mateo. Way better food for the price. For $50 pp you can get a lot more. Very disappointing as we wanted to like and support local restaurant. Definitely will not go back.

                                                                          2. J

                                                                            Joehavlik1

                                                                            Dallas

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great food, very friendly services. I would highly recommend. Especially after a long flight to SFO (or before heading to your flight home.). Wine list is a bit sparse, but the food is very good.

                                                                          3. TC

                                                                            TerrieC

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 27, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellent food and fantastic service.

                                                                          4. NG

                                                                            NatG

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We waited quite a while to order as they only had two servers but they gave us a salad to share and comped the corkage fee which was not expected but very much appreciated. Food was amazing and the desert was my favorite. Definitely recommend.

                                                                          5. m

                                                                            mikhaila

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                            Restaurant does not serve hard liquier, this is only one negative, everything else is 100 percent positive

                                                                          6. R

                                                                            Roxie

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Food was delicious. Cooked perfectly. Great Service. Quaint place. Beautiful decor.

                                                                          7. MP

                                                                            MirnaP

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Our first time here, great value for dinner on Valentine’s Day and the food was exquisite. The decoration is lovely. The live music was a bit loud but I understand it is not usually this way. Overall it was a great experience and I will go back to try more things from the menu which looks amazing

                                                                          8. CT

                                                                            CindyT

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            26 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            26 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Fantastic food, wine and service!

                                                                          9. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            When it’s a full house it’s noisy

                                                                          10. l

                                                                            lwcap

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            outstanding eatery !!!!!!!!!Will be back VERY soon.

                                                                          11. N

                                                                            Northbay

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                            Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                            Great food-

                                                                          12. I

                                                                            Ilona

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            We had an outstanding dinner & will definitely be back!! We already know what we will order.

                                                                          13. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Hidden gem in downtown San Bruno! Food is wonderful and the owners and staff are so welcoming. Will definitely be back!

                                                                          14. YG

                                                                            YelenaG

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Good vibes! Delicious food. Friendly stuff

                                                                          15. T

                                                                            Tangball

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            Dined on January 3, 2020

                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                            The food was excellent. I had the lobster linguini and the sauce was delicious and light, first time I finished a pasta dish.

                                                                          16. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            1.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                            Booked for New Year’s Eve, reconfirmed the day before, arrived at the scheduled time only to find the whole place in darkness: the restaurant was closed for the holidays (?). We had to act fast to find a place to eat for the New Year’s Eve. To say we were disappointed would be an understatement. Weirdest experience ever.

                                                                          17. MK

                                                                            MarinaK

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            2.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 18, 2019

                                                                            overall2food4service1ambience1

                                                                            Good food, but the service was pretty bad. Also the ambiance is strange - bright lights, no music being played.

                                                                          18. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Wonderful food and service

                                                                          19. W

                                                                            Winenonymous

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            34 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            34 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 12, 2019

                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                            The whole meal was awesome! The Muscles and Chorizo was a hit. The waiter Danny was very good. He made us feel very comfortable and welcomed.

                                                                          20. W

                                                                            Winenonymous

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            34 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            34 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 6, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We have really enjoyed our dinners here and it's a great price point for the food being served. Awesome job with the dessert too! Cheers to the Chef.

                                                                          21. l

                                                                            lwcap

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 22, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            great restaurant...fabulous food restaurant is a bit iffy regarding parking as it is close to Artichoke Joe's

                                                                          22. C

                                                                            Calgourmet

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            113 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            113 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            We had a delightful meal here (after 15 minutes of trying to find street parking so build that into your travel time). The seared tuna is actually poke but it was very tasty and served with an ample amount of avocado. Next we shared a Bruno salad. Lovely passionfruit vinaigrette; plenty for 2 people (maybe even three). Next, the duck was well prepared and very flavorful and paired with sweet potato and asparagus. My wife had the seafood linguini, which was packed with seafood. Huge tasty scallops, shrimp and several kinds of fish. we were very pleased with the meal and the service and well likely return soon.

                                                                          23. DG

                                                                            DavidG

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on November 13, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            This is the way neighborhood restaurants should be--incredible food, welcoming, relaxed. It's a perfect place to have dinner with people you really want to spend quality time with because the sound level is perfect for having great conversation yet it doesn't sound like a library. I will definitely return.

                                                                          24. A

                                                                            Auros

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            74 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            74 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 17, 2019

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                            It's great having a fancier restaurant among the options along San Bruno's downtown strip. We tried the ahi, the house salad (passion fruit vinaigrette dressing was a novel / interesting touch), the scallops, and the pork chop. All delicious.

                                                                          25. BS

                                                                            BettyS

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                            Dined on September 22, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            One of the best restaurants on the Peninsula - love it!! Have been 3 times in last month and every time all excellent!!

                                                                          26. LW

                                                                            LeticiaW

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            2.0

                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                            Dined on September 21, 2019

                                                                            overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                            The establishment and entire experience was disappointing. Food was just OK, really not worth the price. For nearly $180 for 2.5 people, the crab cakes were the size of a fingerling potato (2 pieces), tuna tartare was nothing special, lamb chop was not flavorful, lobster linguini was so-so, desserts felt like grocery store ones, and there were only two options of cheap table wines. There was even a large box fan they placed on the table since their AC was not working well that totally ruined the ambiance.

                                                                          27. AH

                                                                            AmyH

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            112 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            112 reviews

                                                                            Dined on September 20, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We had a terrific first experience here. The waiter greeted us and then treated us to a well paced, friendly, excellent dinner and evening. Food is classic French with fresh ingredients and very high quality meats. Each dish was both beautiful and flavorful and cooked pretty perfectly. The pacing was also terrific - leisurely but attentive with time to talk and savor between courses. We had the crab cakes, small and delicate with an amazing tomato relish and avocado mousse like sauce. Delicious. Dinner - lamb and steak for us - was awesome. My lamb was out of this world good. For dessert we had the cheesecake which was memorable - dense and not overly sweet with a berry compote that made it complex and accessible at the same time. Overall a truly excellent restaurant We’re excited that such great restaurants are now here on the north end of the Peninsula.

                                                                          28. CD

                                                                            CherylDenise

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            A most fabulous meal. I usually have the lobster linguini, but this time I tried something different and LOVED it. Their sous vide pork chop. It was so delicious. I meant to eat only half, but oops, there was nothing to take home. So very yummy. Can't wait to go back!

                                                                          29. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on September 11, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Delicious wine, delicious food, great service, and a beautiful space.

                                                                          30. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            Dined on September 4, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            This was my third visit to this restaurant and as usual it was very good.

                                                                          31. TV

                                                                            TroVernTay

                                                                            Las Vegas

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on August 24, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellency food and service. Was staying at one of the hotels in the area and decided to go and have dinner with my family and it was amazing .... Derserts were excellent....If I’m ever in town again I will definitely dine again.... Thanks Troy and Veronica

                                                                          32. MB

                                                                            MoBe

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on August 18, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Love the relaxed and cosy feel of the place. Brought my son for his birthday dinner. Second time we have visited and we were blown away. The fillet mignon was so tender and delicious. My husband enjoyed his porterhouse steak and the mussels got a thumbs up from my son. The tiramisu for dessert is a must! Great place, friendly welcome, awesome service and outstanding cuisine. Our new favourite go-to place.

                                                                          33. R

                                                                            Rose

                                                                            Las Vegas

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on August 17, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and very good polite service.

                                                                          34. D

                                                                            Delish

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                            Dined on August 16, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Our second time and this amazing neighborhood fine dining spot! Menu has excellent variety and offers something for meat lovers, pescatarians and vegetarians! We had a wonderful experience! The host is incredibly personable and Chef JC stopped by to chat making us feel so welcome. We feel so fortunate to have this fine restaurant so close to home! No need to go downtown SF for fine dining.

                                                                          35. AC

                                                                            AnnC

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on August 11, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The food was excellent and the ambience was wonderful. I will definitely go again. Marcela made our experience so warm and welcoming. We will definitely go back again. Loved the lobster ravioli.

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                                                                          JC Bruno is rated 4.5 stars by 35 OpenTable diners

                                                                          Not bookable

                                                                          This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                            San Bruno

                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                            Dinner
                                                                            Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                            French, Californian

                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                            Chef JC

                                                                          • Additional

                                                                            Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wine

                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                            (650) 634-8225

                                                                          • Catering

                                                                            We also offer Catering! It is not about Us, it is about you, every service we undertake is with the same dedicated approach and commitment to excellence! We offer around the world menu European, Mediterranean, Russian, French, Italian, Peruvian, Mexican, Thai, International, Appetizers.

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