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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: 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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 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
Chef Brad Roth

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
13 helpful votes 13 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 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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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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22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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49 helpful votes 49 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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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?