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Bisou French Bistro

$$$
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
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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: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food in the Castro

We had the option of sitting downstairs next to the bar or upstairs. We chose downstairs as it had more atmosphere. The owner was very friendly and could advise about the food and wine on offer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Russ1470
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Nottingham
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Nottingham
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169 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had the option of sitting downstairs next to the bar or upstairs. We chose downstairs as it had more atmosphere. The owner was very friendly and could advise about the food and wine on offer.

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by the place we were staying as a "date" place with really nice food. So we made a booking. The service was fantastic - that was a clear winner. But we were seated upstairs (which lacked atmosphere and the décor upstairs was unappealing) next to the wall, without any points of interest. Not really... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I found it a bad place: food and cleaning have been understatement compared to the price I paid for my dinner; Staying there was uncomfortable, I quickly had my dinner and run away.

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Portola Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After a long day sightseeing around the City with some out-of-town friends, we spontaneously decided to grab dinner in the Castro. Of course, nearly everything was booked, but Open Table found an opening at Bisou so we decided to try it, knowing nothing about it. What a lovely surprise! The restaurant is small, but pretty, with simple, chic decor and... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had a great dinner for my birthday with my girl. Just came by in search for a restaurant. Real good main course (steak). When dessert comes with a small candel light. We also got each a glass of rosé champagne! Nice venue and nice people! Thanks!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A friendly demeanor exudes around you as you enter this modern bistro. Even the bartender acknowledges your entrance. The waiter leaves you with menus. From there, sit back and relax and leave the driving and entertainment to Chef Nick Ronan and his absolutely funny serving staff a la Peter Sellers. We have never experienced so much fun in an evening... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A busy, bustling place for a wonderful brunch. Not a quiet place, but their unique menu items makes this restaurant well worth visiting -- everything from salads to Croque Monsieur. Service was great -- even for our table of nine. I highly recommend Bisou!

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were in San Francisco visiting and stopped by here just prior to leaving. This was the best meal we had and were never disappointed with anything. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. We look forward to coming back.

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La Habra, California
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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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San Francisco, California
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Castro

Neighborhood Profile
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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