We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 5,012 San Francisco Restaurants

Bisou French Bistro

2367 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
415-556-6200
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #680 of 5,012 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Hours:
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
Neighborhood:
The Castro
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    32
    15
    6
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester UK
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
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 !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Benicia, CA
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Indiana
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
26 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bisou French Bistro also viewed

San Francisco, CA
 
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Bisou French Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bisou French Bistro

Address: 2367 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: 415-556-6200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Bistro

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bisou French Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?