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“Intimate spot - great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bouche

Bouche
603 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
415-956-0396
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Ranked #83 of 5,005 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Stockton
Transit: BART: Montgomery St. BART Station CABLE CAR: Powell Street & Bush Street MUNI: Market Street & Stockton Street
Belvederian
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Intimate spot - great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Tiny restaurant. Dining solo, I sat at the counter downstairs facing a mirrored wall - not ideal. Food was great. Wait staff very cool. Recommended.

Visited December 2012
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South Africa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“a.m.a.z.i.n.g!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

SF has really great food but this place is the best imo. We popped in here on our last night in SF. We had cheese and wine to start, then the pork belly for mains all paired with wines that were recommended by staff.
The food is delicious, the wine great, the staff friendly, informative and knowledgeable. It was our best meal in the city.
Highly recommend!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best food in SF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

I've spent a week in SF on business and have had some good food over the past few days.
However, tonight's meal at Bouche was the best I've had. The food was sublime, the wine superb, the staff just how I like them - passionate, knowledgeable, and friendly.
Shame I live 5,500 miles away!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Great food and the best meal I've ever had sitting at a counter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We wandered into Bouche after a wonderful set at Rrazz and had a great second show at Bouche. Since getting a table at 10 on Sat nite was impossible without a reservation, we sat at the counter. Watching the 3 hardworking chefs put together everyones dishes was a wonderful second act that made you appreciate the balletic efforts involved in a busy kitchen. Great wine list and a lamb shank to die for. Monkfish in a veal reduction also worth a nod. I thought the prices were very reasonable for the quality and was only sorry I couldn't go back to have another dinner and try the extensive list of first courses. Service was very efficient and nice-- coffee a bit weak, but nothing is perfect, right?

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Local & genuine cuisine francaise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This tiny but central resto (just off Union Square) is delightful. A small menu of fresh and very imaginative modern French dishes, with a great selection of wines. The service was laid back but extremely knowledgeable, the atmosphere sort of funky urban French attic (pretty noisy, but a nice cosy feeling of being under the Paris eaves).

There were two of us and for less than $100 bucks we had two starters, two mains, one dessert and a bottle of wine, all of them delicious. We will definitely return, sans doute!

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