ONE65 Bistro & Grill

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$31 to $50
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French
The Bistro at ONE65, located on the third floor, serves lunch and dinner menus that showcase local, seasonal fare minimally prepared to allow the ingredients to shine. An open kitchen, featuring a Josper charcoal oven imported exclusively for ONE65 from Spain and the only one of its kind in San Francisco, services the entire building and connects guests to the food preparation. The Bistro menu features contemporary California/French “comfort” food.
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T
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem tucked away on the third floor of the building. We experienced wonderful food and service. Loved the onion tart that was free with Yelp check-in. Really enjoyed the tuna tartare, skate wings and burger. Then we went to ground floor level and bought pastries and macaroons to take home. Highly recommended. Upstairs offers private rooms and a prix fixe menu that I plan to come back and try.

o
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding. Any potato dish is worth having.

OT
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Daughter’s Birthday - she loved the place - had never been there before and is looking forward to coming back

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and welcoming service. Very accommodating to our group of 8 with kids. Excellent French bistro food. Delicious desserts on the ground floor. We loved it!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambience

N
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The food and service were ok. Prices high and decor on each floor was tacky. The spaces lack any type of sophistication or sense of professional, high quality interior design. Very disappointing. Will not return or recommendation.

VG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the food and service was EXCELLENT! Its abit price but all worth it. Love the chocolate at the end its a nice little touch.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went for SF Restaurant Week, but ended up ordering the Chef's Tasting Menu. We were pleasantly surprised by most of the dishes. The duck was way over done, and the scallop crudo's flavors were very unique, we didn't care much for it. However, some of our favorite dishes were the onion tart, the half smoked salmon (which was pretty phenomenal), the chestnut veloute, and the dessert which was amazing! I'd return to the bistro.

C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food . High stool seating casual very metro European . Good

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is 4/5. Desert is 5/5. Service is 5/5.

R
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chef’s Tasting menu with wine was very good. Duck could have been served a bit more rare but was tasty and still moist. Service from Henri was excellent. While I appreciate bistros are more casual settings, the decor was a bit of a hybrid that didn’t quite come together. The setting did leave us feeling the overall experience was not as good as it could have been. In fact, we very much liked Element Lounge and would choose to have dinner there next time.

o
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the bar and then the bistro. Both excellent

B
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food presentation and food taste. Only negative was how loud it got because there was a loud party.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant week lunch menu was excellent. Portions weren’t huge, but food was delicious and innovative.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We came here for restaurant week and were not offered the menu upon arrival. In hindsight, we should have asked but when we were not offered, we thought that maybe we came too early or they were not having that menu yet. After we ordered, we noticed the tables around us were asked if they wanted to see the restaurant week menu. After being seated, we must have been waiting 20 minutes before water even arrived at our table. Our appetizer did arrive shortly after the water but we had no small sharing plates for a party of 2 and must have waited another 10 minutes prior to being able to get someone's attention. The food was actually quite well done but we're hesitatant to come back due to the poor service.

S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient location and relaxing with superb service.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We were extremely disappointed with the whole dining experience. This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who always knows all the best places in the city so we decided to try it and invited our friend from our of town to enjoy the experience. But to our surprise it was absolutely not what we had expected. The service was poor, we felt rushed throwout the night. Had hardly finished our 3 appetizers and haven’t even touched the fourth one when wait staff came out and started clearing our table. Our dinner was booked for 7:15pm and by 7:45-8pm our main course was on the table waiting.
The entire experience was not worth the wait and way too expensive for what it offered. The food was good but not fantastic when there are so many great restaurants in SF, you don’t need another one that is mediocre...won’t be going back there for sure

HK
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner here with my wife for New Years. Our waiter was very good and was able to speak at a tone that we could clearly understand him especially with the table next to us being extremely loud. The food was very good, but I didn’t like that we had to pay $6 for more bread. But besides all of that I will return and I want to visit all the different eateries at this building, which was started by a 3 star Michelin chef.

NP
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We were eager to try this supposedly French bistro - stellar French chef reputation, interesting multi-level concept, and good location. Our party of four started out in the lounge, and in retrospect, we should have stayed in the lounge. The lounge is a comfortable room, the bistro on the other hand, is cafeteria like and sterile. Similarly our starters shared in the bar were tasty and nicely plated, while the dishes in the bistro - from the same kitchen, were at best dull, unattractively plated, and very un-bistro like. A good bet for a lounge, a lot of work needed to be called a bistro.

l
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was an early dinner with a friend. The restaurant was empty and the staff seemed surprised to see us. (They chatted loudly while we ate.) We were seated quickly and our order taken promptly. As a vegetarian there were few options. I ordered the pear and endive salad for two to share, baked cauliflower and “King”mushrooms side. My friend ordered roast chicken and bread plate. The salad was large and delicious; however, the rest of the food was disappointing. The cauliflower was rather plain, the mushrooms slices were doused in a sharp vinegar sauce, and the chicken was barely cooked. My bill was over $90. It didn’t seem worth the price.

JC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food served in a modern location. Nice variety of options on the menu.

CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Every staff from the main fort downstairs & the service staff upstairs were great EXCEPT for The hostess upstairs receiving us was not very polite. When she asked if we wanted to sit at the bar stool, i told her we prefer at the booth (there were few empty booths) her attitude changed and seems reluctant.

l
San Francisco
129 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This is not an authentic French restaurant, more Asian fusion with French inspired dishes. Appetizers were good, but my husband’s entree was way overcooked and he had to send it back. My salmon entree was tiny considering that it cost well above $30. Wine was not good and we even had to send beer back because it tasted spoilt. The decor is basic and not inviting. For the prices the restaurant charges, I expected much more. Do not recommend.

FE
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One65 Bistro & Grill is a good place to dine. Food is tasty and delicious, price is very reasonable. But the ambience is just a modern diner.

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Restaurant decor was cold an industrial. It was over the top noisy. The lunch entrees were excellent but the lemon tart that I ordered was stale and inedible. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for seniors or anyone who enjoys comfortable ambience when dining.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every thing was great, from the food to the service

TL
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

VERY disappointing on nearly every level.

We dined here on Friday, December 14, 2019.

This is our second time eating here and we were excited to return for the tasting menu (and wine pairings). Unfortunately every course of the tasting menu was sub-par or worse.

From very fishy tasting fish courses (not fresh) to steak that had no sear, so mediocre dessert- the meal was one disappointment after another. When asked about the food, we were honest, and the server was “concerned” and offered additional wine pairings- but that can’t solve bad food.

The wine pairings were likewise poor - and oddly always poured elsewhere and brought on a tray to the table (so we could never see the bottle or label). When we asked the server about the wine, he didn’t really know anything and had to go check the bottle, what?!?

Making things worse, the server, a nice guy, should not be on the floor with his lack of training- this is a restaurant problem, not the server’s fault. He did not know enough about the food or wine to be interfacing with customers. The manager said it is hard to staff in San Francisco- which is certainly countered by the thousands of restaurants in SF that get it right.

We spoke with the server and a manager- who asked us to give them another chance, but gave NO reason to do so, other than a vague promise that they would try harder. Great, but that does nothing for my terrible meal tonight.

I did try to talk the the chef on the way out. He knew we weren’t happy with the meal, but seemed unconcerned at best about anything

For me, the bar on the 4th floor is great and worth a visit, but the restaurant is quite bad and seems unlikely to improve based on my experience.

I am quite sad that this is the case.

A
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday shopping at Union Square is fun but exhausting. You need to eat. We went to the Bistro on the 3rd floor at One65. It was perfect! It was quiet so we could talk, a beautiful space and the food was excellent! The chef moved here from France three months ago and he really knows what he’s doing. He came to chat with us a bit - charming!

The building (attached to the Ellis O’Farrell garage, right across from Macy’s) is newly refurbished; each floor has a different purpose - the first floor is a beautiful patisserie, the second floor is where they make the chocolate (their chocolate reindeer, elves and Santa’s are adorable!), third is bistro, fourth is s beautiful bar space where they also serve high tea!! The fifth floor is the main “big girl” restaurant. You really need to see and experience this place. You won’t be sorry.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends brunch.

R
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great lunch. The bread basket is totally worth it!

T
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went there for hubby’s 70th birthday. Had pate for starters and my husband had the scallops. For main dish, hubby had the duck breast and I had the pork belly. Delish! Not fatty at all! Let’s not forget the awesome desserts!
Michael, our server was very attentive. So was the rest of the staff.
Will definitely go back!

m
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service too slow. Salad with the salmon tartene was mediocre. Prices are way too high.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Solid restaurant. Modern, good ingredients, well prepared. The ambiance is a bit on the casual side for the price point

MW
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food as always. The service was extremely slow, which became a problem for a business lunch with a deadline. We had quite a long wait between appetizers and our main courses; not to mention that the restaurant was empty so it didn't make sense for such a long wait.

RH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Would I recommend this place? That depends upon what your looking for. If your seeking a refined and casually elegant place, then the answer is NO. I would recommend The Rotunda for that ambiance. If your seeking an average overpriced restaurant, I would still say NO. There's nothing about this place that I can see as memorable thus wanting me to return. In all honesty, I would prefer dining at the Cheesecake Factory. Our group of 4 have concluded that we would most likely never return. There were too many minuses during our lunch. I will only share one of them. For example, one of the lunch entrees was supposed to be served on a Croissant. However, prior to the food arriving, she was told that they had ran out of Croissants. Seriously..!! Therefore the sandwich would be served on a different bread. Upon leaving the building, I took a peek at the bakery on the first floor and there were plenty of croissants offered. To this day I still can't figure this out. Regardless and sadly, I don't foree their concept to continue to survive in San Francisco's culinary future.

D
Miami
98 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our dinner in the Bistro. We were fortunate that Mary Grace was our host and she took us to each floor and showed us the various offerings that 165 O’Farrell provides. She introduced us to Chef Claude, their French chef and he was delightful. The decor is minimalist and very relaxing, with great attention to detail. I loved the private party rooms, that can seat from 6-20.
The patisserie on the ground floor has beautiful and delectable pastries and quite an array of macarons. This restaurant is a very unusual concept, so I suggest you try it for yourself.

Great and friendly service!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Double Anniversary (18 years of marriage and 16 years from my last date of radiation), and we had a blast. I highly recommend going to the chefs table to watch the Kitchen in action but you’ll enjoy it more if you’re a smaller group since there’s limited seating. We were there for the brunch menu and we left stuffed! The “must have” on their list is the Onion Tart (at first it sounded odd but it turned out to be so amazing.) I had the steak and eggs but now I wish I tried the eggs Benedict because each time they prepared it, it looked glorious! (Edibible Art for sure!)

Save dessert for the patisserie downstairs. It’s macaroon heaven and their chocolates are divine! I will further note that ONE65 (165 O’Farrell) is a pretty cool concept. 4th floor is a bar (and they have happy hour, 5th floor is for private events, and supposedly they also have tea time! I’m coming back here for sure!!

LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They over-exceeded my expectations. Excellent service especially the manager who went out of her way to please the customer. Really enjoyed my artichoke salad . And was pleased with the price that I
Paid for my lunch. Great selections for the pastries at their bake shop

t
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thought the food, drinks and restaurant was great. The steak was amazing cooked in their special oven. The duck was okay.