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Bisou French Bistro

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$$$
Neighborhood:
The Castro
French, Contemporary, Bistro
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2367 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Castro Street)
Muni Lines : F/K/L/M/S/T Bus Lines : 24/35
415-556-6200
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So-So Brunch

Visited a friend who lives in the City. He made the reservations. Small place, crowded and noisy. Food was ok, but really nothing exceptional within our group of 5. I had the chorizo benedict. The egg was poached well, but there was not enough chorizo to really taste the flavors and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
jpDills
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La Habra, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
La Habra, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Visited a friend who lives in the City. He made the reservations. Small place, crowded and noisy. Food was ok, but really nothing exceptional within our group of 5. I had the chorizo benedict. The egg was poached well, but there was not enough chorizo to really taste the flavors and the hollandaise was simply bland. I understand that at... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went to bisou on a Sunday morning to have brunch. There were many super yummy and different options for breakfast. I ordered the crab cake eggs Benedict but was very tempted by the option of the day: lobster egg Benedict. Food was very yum, service was great, location is convenient. It's a great spot when you are visiting the... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went to Bisou Christmas Eve 2014 with 5 family members. While resetting the table next to us, a wine glass was broken and glass shattered on our table and on the floor. Rather than cleaning up the glass before seating the diners at the next table, the diners had to step over the glass to be seated. We pushed all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Staff are very attentive and friendly and the food is great. French onion soup is to die for as well as the filet mignon. Names of the desserts are fun and are also delicious. Our family dine here on each trip to San Francisco.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

This place is trying too hard to be fancy and posh but unfortunately it is not even close. The service is very disorganized and inexperienced. I visited with a couple of friends, one of them ordered a steak well done, got it rare (or the other way around). The other got the starter wrong, eventually they brought the right starter... More 

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San Francisco, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Have a visiting friend who we met back in the South and haven't seen each other for many years. A French restaurant close to Castro brightens my eyes. We arrive before 7pm. The place has not warmed up yet and we were led to a second floor table for two. I do notice that people work there speak French to... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Staying in San Francisco for a few nights, this was pretty near the apartment. Went in on a Thursday without a booking and were offered a table. Service was good. Food was good. The steak being the standout. Would definitely go back.

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Manchester UK
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115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Ate mid week with friends - attentive service and lovely food. Didn't feel particularly French but that did not bother me. Very close to the Castro for a pre or post meal drink. Would recommend.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

A bistro type setting in the Castro area of San Francisco...our dishes were creatively presented with tons of flavour . The escargot with a bone marrow presentation was unique with the very best escargot dish we have ever tasted . The sea bass was another hit...fresh and so attractive . The service was friendly and non-pretentious . Bravo !

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Benicia, CA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had a small bowl french onion soup, a salad and one fancy cocktail. All delicious. $42 without the tip. The place wasn't bad; but it wasn't great. For the price, I wished I had eaten somewhere else.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2367 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
    (Castro Street)
  • Public Transportation: Muni Lines : F/K/L/M/S/T Bus Lines : 24/35
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: 415-556-6200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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