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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
415-931-7272
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10:30 pm - 9:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:30 pm - 9:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
I was expecting more

I have to admit that I was expecting more from this place. Having been in France many times I know the real deal. Just an average experience. no 5 stars. :(

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Trey M
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have to admit that I was expecting more from this place. Having been in France many times I know the real deal. Just an average experience. no 5 stars. :(

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place lives up to its fine ratings. Eat there. Set in a quiet residential area, this relatively small bistro served up some excellent French cuisine that topped nearly all the French food we had on a recent trip to Paris. My wife had a terrific endive salad to start. My mushroom soup was very well balanced and flavorful. Her... More 

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San Francisco
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The neighborhood really supports this wonderful french restaurant. My husband and I live within walking distance to the bistro. Jacques and his family are so friendly and make everyone feel right at home even if you are a first timer. The menu changes daily with creative entrees and always very fresh ingredients. Wines are predominately french but they have some... More 

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San Francisco
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In my business, I travel, and dine, all over the world. When I'm home in San Francisco, Bistro Central Park is our first choice of restaurants. Jacques (owner) with his family and staff create a warm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere to prepare some of the best French food in SF. Fresh, inventive and wonderful. Not be missed.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great, classy spot in a quiet neighborhood in San Francisco. We live down the street and will make it a regular spot. It would be a nice place for out of Town people also since it is near the park, but with a local feel.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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111 reviews 111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had dined here twice in May, 2013, while visiting San Francisco. This time, we took our family (8 of us), and everyone - including 2 children aged 8 and 11 - loved it. One of our sons tried ris-de-veau for the first time, and really enjoyed it. It was cooked perfectly. The moules in curry were excellent. Everyone enjoyed... More 

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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: 415-931-7272

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 pm - 9:00 am
Thursday
10:30 pm - 9:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?