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Bar Tartine

561 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
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Ranked #484 of 4,936 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, French, Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 16th and 17th Streets
Transit: MUNI and BART both stop at Mission and 16th Streets
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105 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My family went to Bar Tartine last week. Although one of our sons loved it, my husband and I found it pretentious. Several of the dishes' flavors were too intense. The service was okay, nothing great, if not inattentive. The beet dessert was interesting. In all fairness, it may just not have been our type of place. There was something... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The restaurant in itself and atmosphere are very nice. The food is good as well, but jquite complicated. You should try it. 100usd bill for 2 people.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

OMG where do I start, this place is heaven on earth. From the fantastic friendly staff to the sublime food, this restaurant is a must for any discerning foodie visitor. We visited twice in seven days because we simply couldn't get enough. Both times we had exceptional food and both times we chose the de gustation menu, although one of... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great food. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The smoked eggplant dip, lentil croquettes and rainbow trout were delicious.

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Washington, DC
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When I see reviews for a restaurant that are diametrically opposed, some saying they had their best meal there, and some saying that they had their worst meal, I initially tend to discount the naysayers, assuming that their experiences were aberrations. After dining there myself, with my family, unfortunately, I have to join the latter. There were some very good... More

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Elwood, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

If you are a real foodie, this is a great place. If you are a meat lover, keep going. It was recommended to us by a local friend, we were in town for work. We ordered several different dishes to share which included the beef tartare on flatbread, smoked potatoes, cured salmon, plum soup and lard for the bread. They... More

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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Shared the family feast, which, I must admit left me a tad puckish. Lots of dishes with little fat or protein and my tummy must need that to feel sated. Not much of their famous bread!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Always a line up but well worn the wait. Very charming Cafe with a great mix of people. Moste delicious desserts and coffee

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Mill Valley, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We wandered in and were intrigued by the simple lunch menu. The bread was excellent and kefir butter was excellent so we looked forward to a good meal. We had the cold stone soup which was a bad borscht, we had the special sandwich which was inedible and we had something else which escapes my mind but was of the... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My family took me to this delicious restaurant and we gave it the universal tick of approval. Service was attentive and very knowledgeable. The menu was interesting and we could've chosen any dish - we opted for the set selection for the four of us- and loved it. The bread was great - always a measure of excellence! The wine... More

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