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Bix

56 Gold St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5103
415-433-6300
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Ranked #317 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Jackson & Pacific
Transit: Muni bus: #41 Union
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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a great night. We had great food, great service, great cocktails and there was a three piece band playing and they were very good. There was a great atmosphere and the building is really interesting. The restaurant doesn't look much from the outside but it's well worth a visit. It isn't cheap but if you want a special... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We ended up in Bix after reading in some local reviews that the best hamburgers in town were in Bix. Off we went with our two small children, thinking we would find a diner of some sort. Surprise surprise - it was a fine dining resraurant! The truffle burgers and truffle french fries were fantastic (although I am not much... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The place is always clouded, yet unlike other popular and clouded restaurant, I always feel that I am getting attention from the staff. 7:00PM reservation, arrived on time but table was not ready. Ushered in to the bar to wait for a while. Floor manager keep updating how long would be the wait until we get the table ready. It... More

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Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was suppose to be a celebration and a romantic dinner. We sat looking down at the bar, we felt like the waiter wanted to be somewhere else, and the food was just okay. I am not a big eater and we left hungry. The portions were small and expensive.

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Santa Monica, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

BIX is a San. Francisco staple offering live jazz and traditional cuisine. Located on a narrow alley that has achieved "street status" it is set in an historic building in downtown San Francisco. Service and ambience are very good, Food, mostly traditional was fresh but not particularly creative. If you don't have great expectations you won't be disappointed. The cuisine... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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240 reviews 240 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Christopher was our waiter. He was amazing and very helpful. He seated us near the piano. Later in the evening there was a jazz trio. We tried the veal which had wild mushrooms. It was the special and was great. We tried crab rolls as the appetizer. It was like a lobster roll but with crab. The tables are nice... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a business dinner with 9 attendees. Our experience started off by being seated at a table that was extremely cramped, and we felt like we were sitting in an airline seat. Food was good, service was average. I personally left hungry and knew I would need a snack later. ALso disappointed to see on the menu that a... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my work colleagues and a guest. It has the feel of a jazz club. It serves the coolest manhattans and has a great wine list the menu is eclectic and interesting. I love the fired green tomatoes as a starter and the chicken hash has to be the ultimate in comfort food. The staff are... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was fortunate to have a friend recommend this place to me, as I was visiting San Francisco for work. On a Monday night, they had a piano player & upright bass player in the dining room. What a way to hold my attention! The artwork is wonderful, and the ambiance is romantic and warm. I started with the potato... More

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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We ate upstairs for dinner. Couldn't see the band. Food wasn't that good but the menu changes. Recommend sitting at the bar, having a drink, listening to the music.

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