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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
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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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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Thank Olga G
Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Bix is hidden off Gold Street and looks a bit like a speak easy when you first walk in. The room is nice and very romantic with a grand piano playing in the background. We were seated promptly and service started out great. We ordered drinks, appetizers and later entrees. Drinks came quickly and were great. We shared two of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

The food was ok but nothing special. I had the tuna (very good), prawn linguini (average) and the chocolate bread pudding (terrible) The decor was nice and the staff attentive but at this price I would have expected far better food - I would have said that it was no better than your average mid-priced family restaurant. I wouldn't go... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We arrived for a dinner reservation for 12. The restaurant has very dim lighting and initially when we stepped in off the street I could not see the flooring as we were escorted to the table - just hoped it didn't have a step down/up where I would trip. Once seated, it was very tight. We were also informed that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

You may not come across this gem if you don't know it exist. This has been my third time here. The previous times, I went for dinner with a friend. Dinner was good on both occasions. This time, my sister and I went for a cocktail for the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I dined @ Bix on a Sunday evening. I'm disabled & use a mobility scooter. The staff were very helpful in guiding me for an easy route to a comfortable seat. The 1930's speakeasy atmosphere is glorious. Unfortunately, I also have a food allergy. But, they were kindly accommodating. I enjoyed the Dry Aged New York Strip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Bix creates an fun dining experience - great food, cocktails and atmosphere. The menu is seasonal and fresh. We had a large party of 8 with everyone ordering a variety of dishes. All were perfectly prepared and appropriate to the season, e.g. pork chop, halibut. The cocktail menu is classic and presented well. We really enjoy the music. It's great... More 

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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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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