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Bar Tartine

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Mission District
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561 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114 (16th and 17th Streets)
415-487-1600
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a pre-dinner appetizer (wish I could have stayed for dinner). The house Chardonnay was great, bread and cheese spread and chopped salad to share we were in heaven.

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Helena, Montana
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited because I had a ham and cheese croissant craving. Glad I did. While the weekend line was long, it did move and the people watching was fun. The food was wonderful, buttery, flakey, moist yum.

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Paris, France
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Wednesday evening and were told, as a table of 6 that we needed to have the tasting menu. This was $75 per person - with no options for only taking a couple of the four courses. The combinations of food were bizarre, nothing seemed to go and it was all so salty! The two chicken dishes... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is quite possibly my favorite in SF (and perhaps the world). All the inventive ingredients (black garlic, various stocks, farmers cheese, all seasonings) are hand-prepared (see their cookbook) and combined in surprising ways that are more than mere fusion. Something like Hungarian meets Japanese meets the Andes. The decor used to be a stylish French bistro, simple and... More 

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Thank A S
Atascadero, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

As a part of a large party, we had the set menu. It was very much like having tapas, lots of small portions of different items. Most of them, although unusual, were very good. Through the meal, the help was good, although as the restaurant got more crowded, the wait staff became more scarce and service slowed considerably. We waited... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is a wonderfully cozy little place that made me feel really at home sitting at the bar. I'm new to the city but immediately made great friends with the staff and the others seated at the bar. I would highly recommend their plum soup.

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Thank Stephen L
Singapore
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the family menu (tasting portions) as we wanted a taste of tartine bakery's famous breads. In the end, the menu only had 1 choice of bread from the bakery (porridge bread). The rest of the food were so-so only with no particular taste coming through cleanly. We would skip this place next time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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276 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a fixed prix restaurant. There is no menu. I assume the menu is assembled daily based on what is freshly available. We added the wine which was from a local maker who specialized in unadulterated wines. The wines were great with the food and well paired. We also got to chat to the maker which was fun. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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201 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Located on my favorite block of the Valencia corridor, Bar Tartine serves up some great atmosphere in comfortable decor. Excellent wine list and well made cocktails unique to this place. The à la carte menu is limited. Their tasting menu offers their good stuff, plenty of it too. I went à la carte and ordered most things to share with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We trecked over having read excellent reviews and had recommendations from home. The restaurant had a nice look and feel. The menu is eclectic and interesting giving you s hint of unusual flavours that you assume must work. How wrong can you be. Very few of the dishes worked. I think out of 12 2 I enjoyed. I felt I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
    (16th and 17th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI and BART both stop at Mission and 16th Streets
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 415-487-1600

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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