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Bisou French Bistro

2367 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Ranked #601 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $40
Wed - Fri 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Castro Street
Transit: Muni Lines : F/K/L/M/S/T Bus Lines : 24/35
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Bloomington, Indiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

ok. the bartender was really off his game. i asked for a vodka martini to be shaken with an olive. he stirred it and gave me a twist. then when i called him out he apologized and remade it stirring it again but adding an olive. it's not that hard to make a vodka martini, right? it was terrible plus... More

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Durban, South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

An interesting little Bistro in The Castro. A great selection on the menu with reasonable prices. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Hostess was very friendly. BUT. Made deliberate reservations on July 14 - Bastille Day - expecting some celebration of sorts but was disappointed...no effort really...which was sad as it was meant to be a highlight of our SF... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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139 reviews 139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Great little restaurant right on Market st. Very nice ambience, great cocktails. The food was very good, Kobe tartare and confit duck. Good selection of wines, French and local. Recommended.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We came to Bisou for the last night of our honeymoon trip to the States. We didn't have a reservation but were able to get a table upstairs without issue. The meal highlight was the Kobe tartare. One of the best tartare we've tasted. That the waiter puts it together at your table is a special treat and ensured it... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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554 reviews 554 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
505 helpful votes 505 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We were treated to an early New Year's Eve dinner by a friend. The special menu consisted of five small courses, all outstanding. The first was a lobster bisque with crisp shrimp in it. The second was a salmon over risotto. The third was a shelled lobster with mushrooms. The fourth course was a filet of beef with mashed potatoes... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were visiting San Francisco over the holiday and booked our New Year's Eve dinner at Bisou. It was a five course menu with several selections for each course. When we entered the restaurant we were created by the chief. We were given a table that was in a busy area and the chief came back and moved us to... More

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San Francisco, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I love this place! It's good food done well. The Chef is a riot too! Typical French fun and dry humor. Since the place is tiny, I'd recommend coming early or making a reservation.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I found Bisou by accident when the last stop on the "F" line tram was a couple of blocks short of the normal end of the line. What a nice accident!! I had an excellent dinner, well prepared, creatively presented, great service. The menu date makes it appear that the menu changes regularly. Finished my meal with a great desert... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Great food, fab drinks, friendly staff - what more could you ask for in terms of Sunday brunch! Really great place, definitely book though!!

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Santa Barbara, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A group of us went to Sunday brunch. Cute atmosphere. Charming waiter, a tease with a French accent. Disco music playing fairly loudly. The food was a disappointment...croque monsieur was more like cheese toast with very little ham, eggs benedict was pretty but lacked any punch, and a "spicy omelette" was not spicy. The mimosas were served from a pitcher... More

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