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Bistro Central Parc

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560 Central Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117-1313 (Corner of Grove and Central)
+1 415-931-7272
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Washington, DC
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

French food doesn't have to be terribly expensive to be good. I love this place because it can be any great neighborhood place in Paris, a place where families are welcome, were you can go grab something to eat at the bar while enjoying a nice glass of wine. We recently moved closer to this place and will be visiting... More 

Thank Petisita
Bay Area
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

From the minute I walked in the door last night, I knew I would love it. It's adorable and cozy. The mouth watering smells filled the air. We had a 5:30 reservation and were sat immediately. We were offered water and after a few minutes a drink. We brought our own bottle and our waiter Gilliam (who was wonderful) asked... More 

Thank Sunlover962
Davidsonville, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

A friend who lives in San Francisco told us of this place and we were pleasantly surprised. It is located away from the downtown area in what felt like a nice neighborhood. Greeted by the owner, we immediately felt at home. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive, describing all of the items on the menu and suggesting appropriate... More 

Thank evelynr782016
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Our favorite restaurant for many miles around the area. Food is high quality, consistently excellent. Nice ambiance, especially with the wonderful pianist. Service is good. Prices are high, but worth it. The only negative thing is that they use paper napkins. Otherwise, I highly recommend!

Thank cheftom48
Sunnyvale, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Excellent food, lots of delicious choices and great service. French bistro experience in a charming San Francisco setting. Will go back!

Thank MichelleRadu
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is great! We went here on Father's day. For a french restaurant...this is a bargain! Food...delicious...service...excellent. We luv the athmosphere.. Casual ..spacious..there's time to talk and enjoy. We will definitely go back! Try it, you won't regret it! Bon Apetit!

Thank Diwata S
San Francisco, California
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426 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We went here with friends tonight. We began with the avocado salad and foie gras, both of which were excellent. The avocado had grapefruit wedges, a nice touch. The foie gras came with fig jam and toast points. The jam was more of a jelly, but the foie gras was cooked perfectly. The french onion soup was good as well,... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Whilst staying in apartment on Fulton Street, my wife and I had dinner at this restaurant twice. Our second visit was the result of our experience during our first visit. A focussed choice of good food, excellently prepared and presented. Coupled to this, we received unbeatable service from Sebastien (Lauga). I'm sure his colleagues give a similar high standard of... More 

Thank Eddie1938
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Hopelessly overpriced for what it is. If a restaurant in Brittany served Moules et Frites in as small a quantity as we had, and with the quality we experienced, then it would be closed in weeks. They seem to be trading on the fact that they are so so French, but even having Charles Aznavour deliver the food doesn't make... More 

Thank FGoesToHinchleyWood
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Excellent food and service in a cozy, neighborhood atmosphere! Everyone made us feel so welcomed! We can't wait to return!

Thank jeanaguilar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $35
French, European
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Central Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117-1313
    (Corner of Grove and Central)
  • Public Transportation: buses: 21, 5, 43 within one block on Masonic Street buses: 71, 6, 66 within 4 blocks on Haight Street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-931-7272
Bistro Central Parc is tucked away in the Neighborhood of NOPA... The food is spectacular and the atmosphere is casual and fun. White table cloth food without the tablecloths. The Kitchen staff has been together for over 10 years and the pride is shown in every dish served. Bistro Central Parc is truly a San Francisco secret little Gem

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?