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Bistro Central Parc

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French, Bistro
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560 Central Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Corner of Grove and Central)
buses: 21, 5, 43 within one block on Masonic Street buses: 71, 6, 66 within 4 blocks on Haight Street
+1 415-931-7272
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Bistro Central Parc is tucked away in the Neighborhood of NOPA... The...
Bistro Central Parc is tucked away in the Neighborhood of NOPA... The food is spectacular and the atmosphere is casual and fun. White table cloth food without the tablecloths. The Kitchen staff has been together for over 10 years and the pride is shown in every dish served. Bistro Central Parc is truly a San Francisco secret little Gem
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome French food -- as good as you would have in France

I went to this restaurant with my family of 5. Steak frites, coquille still Jacques risotto, confit du canard, and a halibut special were all first rate. Starters included a mixed salad, mouls marinieres, and a Brie with garlic and tomato were as delicious. Creme brûlée and a molten chocolate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my family of 5. Steak frites, coquille still Jacques risotto, confit du canard, and a halibut special were all first rate. Starters included a mixed salad, mouls marinieres, and a Brie with garlic and tomato were as delicious. Creme brûlée and a molten chocolate dessert were excellent compliments to the rest of the meal.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Bistro Central Parc is a well known locals place where you do not find a lot of tourists. Excellent example of amazing food in a neighborhood restaurant. Had dinner last night and really enjoyed the grilled squid salad with white beans, olives and arugula. The main courses were excellent--my husband had the pork chop and I had the filet with... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited on the basis of the numerous enthusiastic reviews here, but it would seem that they come from those with either low expectations or not much familiarity with actual French cuisine (we've spent extensive time living there and visiting many regions). Presentation is certainly nice but the dishes we had (beef cheeks and pepper steak) were untraditional and of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great steak frites & escargot. But why were there sweet croutons in the Salad Lyonnaise? had to wait for wine because they had run out of glasses!!! Reasonable pricing for quality of food.

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Rohnert Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I had never been to this restaurant before, but it was the site of a private party for a college graduation I attended last week. We didn't order of the menu, but both the salmon and chicken dishes were delicious. For dessert, they had a lemon tart that was outstanding. I loved the atmosphere, the servers, and everything about it.... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Small, neighborhood restaurant with excellent service, wine, food, and coffee. We ate light (he scallops, she sea bass), happily leaving room for Poire Belle Helene and volcano cake. Coffee was yummy and hot. Bought a gift certificate so we can share the experience with family. Next time I'll order mussels and wine.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Every time I come with my girlfriend, we always feel transported back to our vacation to Paris. I usually have brunch, but this time we decided to try it for dinner. The steak was cooked very well and the pomme fries were delicious. Super service. Top!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Best French bistro is San Francisco, it's tops, the special are the best to choose from, I would recommend this spot to anyone who loves classic French cusine.. The chef is amazing

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Charming spot to re-live my time in Paris. Food is excellent and very well prepared. The wine is paired very well. One thing that made my experience not top notch was the service. Unfortunately the waiter was having a bad day and was rude in a couple of instances. this really downgranded our experience. The place has a lot of... More 

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Acampo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is an incredible experience. Wonderful staff, very welcoming, casual, food is out of this world. So glad I found this place. Plus I dined with four vivacious women who created the fun. Great neighborhood dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 560 Central Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94117
    (Corner of Grove and Central)
  • Public Transportation: buses: 21, 5, 43 within one block on Masonic Street buses: 71, 6, 66 within 4 blocks on Haight Street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-931-7272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Bistro Central Parc is tucked away in the Neighborhood of NOPA... The food is spectacular and the atmosphere is casual and fun. White table cloth food without the tablecloths. The Kitchen staff has been together for over 10 years and the pride is shown in every dish served. Bistro Central Parc is truly a San Francisco secret little Gem
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?