We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bar Tartine

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Mission District
French, American, International
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
561 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114 (16th and 17th Streets)
MUNI and BART both stop at Mission and 16th Streets
415-487-1600
Website
Improve this listing
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 151 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good. Not great.

Solid restaurant. The ingredients are top notch but the menu could use some expansion. There were only one salad, two apps, two sides, and two mains to choose from. Good vibes. Not too loud. Overall a nice experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
PeeteyB
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Go for the tasting menu. Just do it. You won't regret it! If you're coming to Bar Tartine, you are going to spend quite a bit of money as it is, treat yo self, and just go for the tasting menu! The food was unreal. The most memorable dish was a cauliflower dish for me which is shocking considering how... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My girlfriend was particularly excited to try Bar Tartine after reading the reviews. We went very far out of our way on our last night of vacation and were quite disappointed. The hostess was incredibly dismissive and made us feel like a nuisance for just being there. We dine out often and it is always terrible when you feel uncomfortable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We snuck in on a busy night & somehow were lucky enough to get a table! The waiter & hostess were both very friendly. Great atmosphere. We shared several plates among friends while in town & were very impressed with the wine menu, small plates, & entrees. The dessert was just okay, that was surprising! The tart was so tart... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I got a chance to spend a month in SF on business a few years back, this was the first place I ate at after I landed. It was amazing then for lunch, dinner I had a few months later and great for lunch when i visited SF again last year. The place is great, try it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We went on a Sunday night - it was full and had a nice atmosphere. We were slightly bemused by the menu but opted for the $75 tasting dishes. As a group we eat out a lot and are adventurous. However, this left us very confused. Every dish just felt wrong. Almost like it could have been great but then... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I had a great time here! I'm a super picky eater, but even I had to try every single dish served during the prix fixe brunch served to us.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Solid restaurant. The ingredients are top notch but the menu could use some expansion. There were only one salad, two apps, two sides, and two mains to choose from. Good vibes. Not too loud. Overall a nice experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mill Valley, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Four of us went to an early dinner at Bar Tartine on Saturday night. Its a hip restaurant in a rapidly changing neighborhood. The four of us opted to do the pre fix menu without the wine pairings. We had a few dishes that were sublime (for example the tartar and the goat cheese and patron peppers) but others were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
brookline
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Let me start by saying that the staff was great, great wine list, really nice ambiance and decor. We heard great things about the restaurant and decided to try de friends and family menu which is about 14 small dishes and 2 desserts. The bread basket was amazing and honestly should be paired with the food. From the 14 dishes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great, fresh, super creative menu. Amazing flavors you would never think can work together. And as others wrote before... the bread is amazing!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bar Tartine also viewed

 
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Bar Tartine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 561 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
    (16th and 17th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI and BART both stop at Mission and 16th Streets
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 415-487-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bar Tartine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
Explore this neighborhood