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Bisou French Bistro

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The Castro
French, Contemporary
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2367 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1617 (Castro Street)
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Wed - Fri 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We opted for dinner in the Castro. Bisou was the perfect choice. Wait staff was excellent and the food was beyond our expectation. Easy to fill up on the French bread before dinner!! Waiter was helpful selecting wine to compliment our dinner. We will be back! Merci Bisou!!

Thank Brian2013Travel
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Great place for French food in the Castro. I would not drive across town for this place, but as a local its good. Service varies from good, to ok. Food is always consistently great! I recommend the steak frites and the french onion soup. Im not a steak tartare fan, but this one looks amazing and is made table side.

Thank Alan H
San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

My favorite French restaurant in San Francisco. The chef is friendly and can be seen walking the dining room welcoming his guests and making them feel welcome. I love meeting friends for dinner here, the food never disappoints. The french onion soup is a must have. My favorite for dinner is the Coq au Vin or Beef Bourguignon. They have... More 

Thank Timothy A
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230 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

From the warm welcome to to superior service, this is the place to be! Fresh, fun, and friendly. I'm hooked and can't wait to come back. The server never hesitated on my friends drink of choice, the apps and dessert - mmmmmm! This is truly home away from home!

Thank tr21
San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My adult children took me out for my Birthday/Mother's day celebration. Our waiter welcomed us warmly and took us to our reserved table and also offered us seating anywhere to our liking. We each tried all 4 entrees, which all came beautifully plated. The filet mignon special w/ truffle sauce and mushrooms was prepared perfectly and I think was the... More 

Thank Chuzee99
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Bisou has never disappointed me or my guests be it for BRUNCH or dinner, on a Sunday or any night of the week. They are always busy since they are the BEST around, but they are worth the wait ... AND ... you never feel rushed as common elsewhere ... AND ... they are by far the best value in... More 

Thank Jon Q
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This was not our first time to Bisou. We have enjoyed Bisou very much in the past. We arrived 10 minutes early and were seated immediately. The staff were very attentive, but the food seemed to lack the sparkle/pzazz of the previous times we were there. It was good, but seemed "heavy", not as good as before. 2 hours later,... More 

Thank BonJournal
New York, NY
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203 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Extremely reasonably priced French bistro on Market right next to the Castro. The menu isn't huge but we had no problem finding great selections. On top of great taste the prices were extremely reasonable in this foodie city. The staff were attentive and there was a cozy ambiance. If you're looking for great French bistro food then this is a... More 

Thank segmd
San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The owner stopped by twice to welcome us and later to check on us. Excellent food and service just right. The atmosphere is lively without being deafening. It's just a good all-around place to which I would return.

Thank steve h
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Ok, I only arrived in California a year ago, but had the opportunity to try quite a few French Restaurant. I went to Bisou with another couple of friends, the ambiance is friendly and the food is exactly what i was looking for: Foie Gras is really good, flavoured, melting in the mouth !!! The Mussels are sizable and tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $40
French, Contemporary
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2367 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1617
    (Castro Street)
  • Public Transportation: Muni Lines : F/K/L/M/S/T Bus Lines : 24/35
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: 415-556-6200

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Castro

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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