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Bix

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
American, Soups, Contemporary
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56 Gold St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5103 (Jackson & Pacific)
+1 415-433-6300
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Los Angeles
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bix is one of the last vestiges of Herb Caen-style San Francisco. When in town, I love to lunch on a Bix Burger and a perfectly made gin martini at the bar. Please note though, they are only open for lunch on Fridays. Once you find the restaurant down quiet Gold Alley, you will be rewarded with a classic, sophisticated,... More 

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San Diego, California
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159 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great bar/restaurant. It's the kind of place you can't really find in SF. It almost feels like being in a movie. They have live jazz and a great cocktail bar. I've never eaten dinner there, but I've heard the food is good. It's very "classic" feeling. Most of the people I've met there have been in SF forever.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband chose this place based on TripAdvisor reviews for our 36th wedding anniversary dinner. We took Uber so we wouldn't have to worry about drinking and driving. We arrived on time for a 6:30 pm reservation. The entry was small, crowded, loud and busy. We were seated after just a couple of minutes. The evening kind of went downhill... More 

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Thank 2Klecks
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913 reviews
557 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere at Bix is outstanding. It is located in an old, lovely space, and the live music is a nice touch. The food is excellent, and service was good too. Try the cauliflower bisque, which is both unusual and delicious.

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Thank Mark P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slipping into the door located off the alley, you feel transported back the 1920's. It has a deco - speakeasy feel without the associated cigarette smoke. The menu is not from the 1920's - a modern menu with wonderful choices. The service was great and the live JAZZ piano completed a terrific evening.

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Thank ServiceMatters86
London
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant, fantastic cocktail bar, excellent food. Super service. Italian style food delivered in a super high quality tasteful way. Not too fussy, focus on taste rather than quantity. Fabulous waiting staff, fun, engaged and nice to be with.

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Thank David K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I cannot fault this place. No idea how, but our concierge got us a same day reservation here for dinner and we all had the best time. Sublime food and wine but what makes this place really special is the beautiful setting (check out the pictures - speakeasy style but still very elegant) as well as of course the live... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We had drinks at the bar here. It's a wonderful atmosphere and space and there is a great selection of drinks, although they are on the pricey side. My only criticism was that we felt slightly rushed at the bar. Our check was brought without even asking us if we wanted a second drink. i would however like to go... More 

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Thank Travellover6128
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Bix always had a feeling of decadence. I literally was one of the establishment's first and most regular customers back in ancient history - 1988. I often walked home via Gold Street and was intrigued while it was under construction. Then, like now, it felt like stepping back in time to enter a "Thin Man" movie. The cocktails and food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We went with my husband on Saturday and we love it.Great atmosphere with music,food is good,small cozy..One thing I would love to see more Cabaret Sav.full body per glass.Bottle celection is good.In general our visit was great!! Will come again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $80
Cuisine
American, Soups, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Gold St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5103
    (Jackson & Pacific)
  • Public Transportation: Muni bus: #41 Union
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-6300

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Granite Bay, California
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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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