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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Really special patio coupled with some fantastic French cuisine.
Great with Covid precautions, server was efficient and friendly. Food delicious start to finish. Can't wait to eat there again.
Absolutely amazing service and memorable food!
Very nice patio
Very pretty garden patio, small and quaint. The food and service were great. We were pleased all the way around, we will be back.
Mathilde was beautiful. Cute outdoor patio garden garden with plants and heaters and great ambiance for a date. The food was incredible. Escargot was filled with flavor and the duck confit is unbeatable. The service was great! I brought my dog and they even gave him a bowl of water. No happy hours or live music on thursdays right now due to covid but fantastic french food at a great price! Will definitely be back!
The meal service and ambiance was superb!
Great food and excellent service on the nice patio.
We shall return!
Wonderful food and service as always. The outdoor patio is a lovely, safe place to dine. Thanks for making it all work Mathilde Bistro!
First dinner out during the pandemic. Excellent service. Pretty courtyard but can get windy. The food was classic bistro fare and very good.
Lovely dinner on the patio, well distanced from other diners. The pork chop was divine, tender and very flavorful. Great mashed potatoes.
The attentiveness and knowledge of the staff was superb. The food was amazing. The patio was a perfect place to relax and enjoy. I will be back.
Gorgeous outdoor garden. Very clear and upfront communication about Covid safety (waiters wash hands before every serving to a customer, washing down tables and chairs), they also check your temperature coming in. Food was fantastic and waitress stupendous. Would definitely go back again.
lovely ambience. The food was amazing. The boeuf bourgignone was excellent, the frites to die for and they came with aioli without even having to ask.
Service was friendly and overall very pleasant experience.
We had a fantastic experience at Mathilde. Great service, excellent food, perfect for dates.
Loved the overall experience. Would definitely visit again.
Incredible French restaurant. The staff are friendly and the wine list is amazing.
It was to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Couldn’t go to Paris so this was second best. Always great food, wonderful and attentive service. Limited menu at this time but we left very satisfied with the evening.
Really wonderful bistro fare, I'd take anyone there!
We happened to go on a night when people were staying in, because of the coronavirus, so we were one of only two tables in the whole restaurant. So, the service was obviously impeccable. But I think our server would have been equally as helpful if the place was full.
We used to go to La Charme, same location and owner, so we knew it was authentic, and it did not disappoint.
Mathilde continues to be one of our favorite dinner destinations in SOMA. We can hardly wait for Gypsy Jazz Thursdays to restart.
classical French bistro with excellent food and service, reasonable prices (for SF).
Great. A classic.
Great food and incredible service. A little slice of France right in San Francisco, if you love French bistros and wish we had one here, we do!
I have been enjoying this restaurant for nearly 20 years and it’s my go to spot when in San Francisco. The food is great and the staff quite friendly with prices that defy reality in this city. This time I had rack of lamb and it was perfectly prepared.
Great service. Fun French feel. Incredible food - everything we had! Our group of five loved everything about our first experience at this restaurant. We'll be back!
All the traditional French favorites are wonderfully prepared. If you are looking for cutting edge dishes, this is not the place.
absolutely delicious dishes. I had the beef bourgononne ravioli which was excellent. Duck confit and Coq au Vin also excellent. Great goat cheese salad. Service very friendly and accommodating to our schedule.
I had the boeuf bourginon pot pie and while very flavorful the meat was just slightly tough. I loved everything else about the meal and the service was really exceptional.
Charming space and wonderful, very authentically French, food. I loved the fact that we weren't rushed and that our server didn't bat an eye when we asked for coffee to be brought after dessert instead of with. It was also very classy that our wines by the glass were poured at the table for us to taste and approve. Highly recommend.
Nice food at the nice location in SF. The food, ambivalence, and service was nice, especially given the price. If there was an instruction for parking, that would have been better.
Mathilde is a lovely bistro. The service is courteous and precise. All servers seem to communicate and our experience was quite seamless. Attention to detail was a plus. My wine glass was never empty, always someone to refill it. I could get used to this! Food was tasty, generous portions. I was very happy with my duck confit, crispy on the outside, meat melting and delicious on the inside. My husband's filet mignon arrived overcooked but it wasn't ruined. He decided to eat it like that. When we told the server at the end of the evening he apologized profusely and arrived with a complimentary after dinner drink which we loved. Nice touch. Desserts were nice and coffee is good quality. We'll be back!
Great food, not too expensive, sat outside and the heaters were very effective!
We're again very pleased with our dinner at Mathilde French Bistro. The food, service and ambiance were all excellent. It will definitely remain in the rotation of superb restaurants we patronize when we visit San Francisco.
Authentic French cuisine, served by French staff. This restaurant not only serves delicious food, but it is also insanely charming.
Some of us ordered the specials which sounded enticing (boeuf bourguignon pot pie, Seared ribeye with marrow). The steak was delicious but I was disappointed with the pot pie. The meat was tender but the sauce was quite thin and not as flavorful as a Bourguignon should be. We had the charcuterie for appetizers for the table and it was good - lots of different pates and terrines. The service was good and the wine list comprehensive. Alas, we made the mistake of not asking the price of the sepcials and were stunned at the final bill (around $150 per couple with $38 for potpie and $55 for the steak). I felt it was overpriced for the quality of food.
It was restaurant week in San Francisco. They were one of the participating restaurants. It’s was a delicious three course meal. The appetizer was a Beet salad, it was divine. One of the best I’ve had. The entree was a rib-bye steak seasoned and cooked to perfection. Desert was a flourless chocolate cake, a must have. I will definitely go back to this restaurant.
Mathilde French Bistro is a delightful spot in the SOMA area with an authentic air and wonderful food served in a fine dining atmosphere, albeit with cloth napkins but not tablecloths, which is still fine. I came here twice during SF Restaurant Week with different friends and we all had a very good experience.
Went here during SF restaurant week. Wonderful food but seating was a little too close for comfort. Waitstaff was very good.
Excellent food, and service. I have the same waitress each visit I love.
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 4.7 stars by 1851 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.