Mathilde French Bistro
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.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Tradional Duck Leg Confit
pommes Landaises with bacon and garlic
Black Angus Hanger Steak Frites
red wine, Truffle butter and Pommes Frites
Onion Soup Gratinée
with croutons and Gruyère
Another wonderful French meal.
Recommend by our hotel. We were glad they did because the place was delightful both food & service.
Having lived in Zweibrucken Germany, right on the border of France, I can say Mathilde was as close to a my memories of a french bistro as you are likely to find in the USA.
The service is personal, genuine and attentive. Great food and service.
Always a pleasure. Great food. Great staff. Lovely atmosphere. Hope to return soon.
Perfect wine recommendation from our server. Excellent service and ambiance.
The waitress was so rude letting us know about her occupational restrictions and gave us a lecture when we moved unused dishes to the side to make room for new item since the table was too small. She said customer should not touch the plates and then said Unless you taken to the kitchen! I guess she was trying to tell us we were the ones to do the dishes! Terrible, this was for my husband’s birthday!!!!!
Fabulous food! Best French onion soup ever! Quiet. Outdoor seating area very comfortable.
This was the best experience in San Francisco ever. The owner is super nice and friendly and passionate to explain every single meal we had. Their wine selection is good and food was amazing especially risotto and creamy pawn. Ambiance is cute .... you can feel you’re in ordinary house from France. This is my number one go-to place is San Francisco now.
Very nice atmosphere for a romantic date
Everything Was absolutely delicious! Would definitely go back even if it wasn’t a special occasion. Wonderful food for a reasonable price and great ambience the garden seating is absolutely perfect oasis in downtown
I highly recommend this place. A Gem in the gastro world!!
Philippe and Gabriela
Will return in a heartbeat!
Try the filet mignon and the crevettes au pastis and tarte tartin
Better than the café jeanty bistro in Napa
We were thrilled to find this bistro with amazing roasted quail stuffed with pork and cod done beautifully. The profiteroles and floating island were perfect finishes for a wonderful meal. Thank you for so much attention to the food and your new customers!
We had an excellent experience at Mathilde! Enjoying good wine and delicious and well presented food served by a professional, welcoming and super friendly staff! French good at its best! The bistro has a very nice inside space and a heated very nice outside patio. An unexpected gem in this neighborhood.
Still Covid time but things have settled down. Nice patio dining with occasional SF wind gusts to make it a bit more exciting. Service was friendly and attentive, food was outstanding. This was definitely one of the best meals that I have had anywhere. Better than any French restaurants we went to in Paris. The French Onion Soup was too die for and the Coq Au Vin was prepared perfectly. The filet minion was tender and delicious and prepared with the best potato dish Au have ever had. All in all a great night!
The food is great; the owner/host is incredibly warm.
Excellent food excellent service excellent atmosphere
Amazing experience as always!!!
While there have been many French restaurants in the City over the decades, few have been all that great. They’re either the white tablecloth “fine dining” sort or the quasi brasserie with the cliché croque Monsieur and Niçoise. Chez Mathilde is straightforward and unpretentious, with superb service and exceptional food. You see and taste that great care was taken with every dish. We had possibly the best bone marrow ever, and a duck confit with fat-roasted potatoes that was outstandingly delicious. Through it all, our French server was polite and charming. This is a restaurant which could easily become a regular one for us. I applaud their dedication and no-fuss way of delivering really good French classics.
I have no words to describe the outstanding experience we had last night. If you are in San Francisco YOU MUST WITHOUT EXCUSE visit this place. Very intimate and cozy. From start to finish every single dish kept blowing our minds. The onion soup was the best onion soup I’ve ever had, escargot was melt in your mouth delicious, duck confit and cod were out of this world. My boyfriend and I both agreed this place/ meal/ experience changed out lives.
Incredible little bistro, fabulous food and ambiance. Service could be much better, but guess that's the French "rude-ish" style. 100% recommend!
Wonderful as always
All waiting staff was super nice and attentive! Very authentic place with amazing food and great vibes.
Absolutely wonderful night. Great food and service. Merci!
Our waitress was the highlight of our evening. However everything else was a miss when it comes to classic French bistro food.
Wonderful authentic French food ! Great wine recommendations!
Birthday dinner for me with 4 guests. Great spot for that kind of evening. Everyone felt the food and service was excellent. Nice wine list to go with the menu options.
highly recommended !
Charming outdoor space - pleasant and appealing. Great, unrushed service, and delicious food. Will return soon.
Prawns were incredible (as well as the rest of the menu)!
What’s not to love about Mathilde? The charcuterie plate with house made pate was a standout. Potatoes roasted in duck fat were sublime. Service was fine dining quality at not quite fine dining prices, and the outdoor dining area transported us. Granted, the location is odd. But this place is my favorite find of 2021, and well worth the trek.
Mathilde is one of those nice discoveries when you are traveling. The ambiance in their patio is very charming despite Covid-restrictions. The host (more like an owner) was very accommodating while working the entire floor. Our server was fantastic and the food matched our wonderful experience. A true gem in the Bay Area. Bravo!
Very talented chef. Beet salad, filet mignon, potatoes and spinach were expertly prepared. Wine pairing was perfectly subtle, and the floating island dessert with an espresso was a sublime ending
Wonderful overall experience!
Always the best service and food!!
Excellent food and customer servicr
Excellent traditional French food, creative desserts, and attentive service. Great choice of wines. We really enjoyed our dinner at Mathilde.
Great food. It's not very traditional French style, but overall the taste is fresh and good. The vibe is awesome, too.
Really love the patio... food and service is always great!
Marvelous. Food is divine, ambiance is lovely, service is positively French. Prices are great!
Mathilde French Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Mathilde French Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 546-6128.
Mathilde French Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 2027 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.