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About Mathilde Bistro
Mathilde French Bistro is a quintessential French Bistro in the SOMA area of San Francisco. A cozy main dinning room and romantic outdoor patio, with climbing roses and vines on the side walls.
The cuisine is traditional bistro faire, with its voted best in town French onion soup, baked escargots and duck confit. Soon as you set foot at Mathilde, you will feel like you are back in Paris.
Mathilde Bistro is also the sister restaurant of L'ardoise bistro.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Thursday Dinner: 5:30 -9:30pm
Friday and Saturday Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour Thursday to Saturday 4:30 pm -6:30 pm
Open for New Year's Eve from 5:30 on.
We will be closed for New Year, from January 1 to 4th. of 2018
Folsom and Harrison
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live music on Thursday under our covered patio.
DJ on certain Sunday Brunch.
Call for details
Parking lot on 5th Street and Howard Street
Parking garage on 5th Street and Mission Street
Bart Station: Powell Street Bus Line : 27
Private Party Facilities:
Private party buy-out is accepted 7 days a week. The seating capacity is 80 for indoor or outdoor space. Ideal for wedding. Cocktail party capacity is 100 indoor and outdoor. Price based on day of the week and the season, please contact restaurant for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Lina Yew: (888) 292-8697
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Bastille Day on July 14
Mathilde Bistro Ratings and Reviews
The wine selection was bad. Cheap bottles sold multiple times their normal price doesn't improve quality.
The food. The escargot had almost no flavor, the richness of the butter felt almost inexistent. The duck confit wasn't good either. Meat was overcooked (completely dried, and the skin wasn't even crispy). The tarte tatin was gross: the fruits were turned into a purée which created a dense sugary paste on top of a soggy crust.
amazing food! Came here with the boyfriend who lived in france for seven years, and it reminded him so much of home. He showed me pictures of his favorite restaurant in the small town he lived in and the dishes were identical! So authentic and delish! We will be back for sure!
Our waiter was clearly overwhelmed and possibly hired because he was French rather than for his waiting ability. The other staff gracefully tried to pick up the slack where he erred, but it made for pretty mediocre service. Food was tasty and portions large for a French restaurant.
The restaurant was very efficient. The food was first rate. The service was quick and efficient. The wine selections were reasonably priced. Also the food menu was reasonably priced. WE have eaten here before but it has been quite some time ago. Nothing has changed.
I like their ambiance. The food is great. Again the portion is just perfect. You can have both the starter and the main course without feeling overstuffed. We always have issue with the big portions served in American restaurantS as they tend to be too big.
Mathilde is just perfect. Food is good and ambiance is pleasing. One of the nicer restaurant in San Francisco.
A lovely place either lunch or dinner, dinner this time. Chicken liver salad and trout with almonds, perfectly cooked hanger steak with radicchio salad, all finished off to qualify for the Clean Plate Club, and since we're that age, a table in a pleasant corner where we were well able to talk with each other.
Service was a bit slow at times, and we had to ask 3 times for one thing. Also one of the specials was not prepared the way it was described, so that was disappointing. Overall food was good, and I would recommend trying. But it wasn't memorable enough for me to go again.
My sister and I took our father out to dinner at Mathilde and had the best time. The food was very good, beginning with the raw oysters verging on sublime. We had the charcuterie as well as froi gras and the fig salad, all of which were enjoyable. For the main course, we ate the steak with frittes (perfectly prepared medium rare), duck confit (moist, delicious) and scallops (seared exactly right). However, best was the wait staff - attentive, with terrific recommendations. Oh, and the wine (chateauneuf du pape) was well paired. We had an early seating (5:30) so was easy to talk to each other. By the time we left the inside of the restaurant was noticeably louder. Acoustics may be better in the outside patio.
This French bistro is what its name implies: not super fancy, good service, solid food, good wine list. Their mussels - a special the evening we were there - were outstanding, as was the chicken liver salad and the ravioli stuffed with boeuf bourgignon.
Very friendly, timely service. Go, you can't go wrong.
My fiancé and I went to Mathilde Bistro to celebrate our 5-year anniversary and listen to the Tipsy Gypsy Trio play out on their lovely patio. We initially went to listen to the band play since we are booking them for our wedding, but the food and atmosphere made our evening all on its own. Everything was flavorful and fresh. We really enjoyed ourselves and felt relaxed after a stressful week of work and wedding planning.
The food, ambience and price performance was awesome...especially liked the scallops, duck and Gnocci. The only glitch was that we arrived early and ordered wine by the glass. The server brought a bottle that had been opened the night before and he was a little tweaked when we asked him to open a new bottle.
Mathilde's Bistro is a fabulous restaurant! You will never find another place with such a friendly staff and such an excellently prepared cuisine. The curtained patio is warm and very romantic.
The diversity of the clientele is an added plus. All ages are welcome and seem right at home. It is my first choice for a French restaurant in San Francisco!
Unfortunately, Mathilde is only
good for one thing--delicious french onion soup. The service is rude, dismissive, and inattentive. The entrees have consistently been poorly cooked or executed. We had a gnocchi that tasted more like soggy cotton balls. There are much better french restaurants in the city.
The food was quite pleasant but for San Francisco I expected something more. The service was fine and the ambiance was fine. We didn't leave saying, "ugh! We'll never go there again," but I expected better. My husband had the lamb shanks. He was not impressed. His mussels were good but not exceptional. I had the scallops. They were fresh and well cooked but the cooked tomato surrounding them was very acidic and not well seasoned. The salad with roasted figs was the strongest dish I tasted. The chocolate banana bread pudding was not inspiring.
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