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Bistro Central Parc

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560 Central Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94117 (Corner of Grove and Central)
+1 415-931-7272
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant and atmosphere! We came across this by accident really. We were a few blocks away at another restaurant that was so over crowded, they told us it was going to be about a 3 hour wait. So, we decided to do a google search for restaurants within walking distance. After the first few didn't have any openings, we... More 

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Dix Hills, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here since it was walking distance from where we staying and the reviews seemed positive. Our group (6 of us) thought the food was good but neither remarkable nor memorable, and expected more, perhaps a special New Year's Eve menu. The service was average and it seemed to be a bit hectic and disorganized. Would probably not return next... More 

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Los Altos, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended to us from a friend who lives near this place. All seven of us decided to celebrate our birthdays, on one night, at Bistro Central Parc, an hour away from our Bay Area homes. The effort was well worth. The food, spotless and out of site but still there Service, so very French ambiance of the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Stopped in here on a busy Saturday night and had a wonderful meal. The service was great, and the food was superb and excellently presented. We were a large group of 6, looking for something somewhat last minute. When I called to make a reservation, I was initially told they were booked, but they would check and call me back.... More 

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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden spot that has withstood the change in ownership of a very charming man who retired a couple of years ago. A lot of that amazing French charm left with him but some is still there. The food, staff, and servicevis good. The setting is nice, truly a destination spot you might overlook. Parking is difficult but... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Our breakfast here was wonderful. Eggs Benedict, eggs florentine, fluffy pancakes and fresh squeezed orange juice. It was so delicious, fresh and well done that we made reservations for dinner! Dinner is also recommended by our family of six, including two children.

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Washington, DC
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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 

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Bay Area
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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Davidsonville, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $35
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Central Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94117
    (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
Description
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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