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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Excellent all around

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Port Townsend, Washington
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Port Townsend, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Santiago, Chile
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had superb French dinner in quiet part of San Francisco. Food is excellent; try "moules et frites" (steamed mussels and fries), very French. Service is most helpful and friendly, without being invasive. Accepts reservations until at least 8:30 pm. :-) Desserts are brilliant, so keep some appetite.

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a most charming French bistro! Typical for France, it has regulars who are greeted with kisses by management, close tables and brilliant, typical and delicious French bistro fare. Service is brisk but kind. Prices are quite decent. SF has a little gem here, best left only to those who love and miss those wonderful little French bistros 'en... More 

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Salinas, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This restaurant is superb on all it's points. I had a wonderful meal on a wonderful day. Everything was perfect. The visual, the texture the flavor and the location. This is my first time here and it won't be my last. It is definitely worth the drive from Monterey, Ca.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My partner believe that I don't like nothing with " French "in it ... I am proving her wrong today. I pick this place and I am so happy. Walking in was "disappointing ... French guy with French logo soccer national team shirt..:((( After that we had the beginning of a great experience . Start with a fresh orange mimosa:))... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant where we regulars. My husband and I have probably eaten here more than 20 times and have never had a bad meal. Some of the best regular dishes include: endive/blue cheese/walnut salad, ahi tuna/salmon torte, steak frites, mussels and fries. The pommes frites are to die for!

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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?