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Bisou French Bistro

2367 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
415-556-6200
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Ranked #215 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
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
  • Any
English first
Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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551 reviews 551 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
484 helpful votes 484 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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Townsville, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We dined here on two occasions during the week we had in SF. All of our meals were excellent. The scallops and beef bourguignon were exceptional. Definitely have a look at the desert menu. The owner/chef greets everyone 'warmly' as they enter the restaurant which makes you feel like part of his family. If it's too loud or crowded for... More

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