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Bar Tartine

Certificate of Excellence
Mission District
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561 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114 (16th and 17th Streets)
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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197 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to go here by our Airbnb host and we're so glad we did. The food is fantastic, all very fresh, innovative and so tasty. It is a bit privy at $58 per person but you get 4 generous courses for that. They're also very accommodating with dietary requirements and gave us separate dishes where needed as my... More 

1 Thank Charliet
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen mixed reviews, and going with a friend who knows the owner I was not 100% convinced this was going to be a dining experience I would enjoy. Boy how wrong was I. From the greeting to the farewell everything was fantastic. We had the Motze Monday, where the chef prepares some of their favourite dishes along with something... More 

1 Thank PiranhaPete
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Bar Tartine last week to celebrate my birthday early, and were incredibly disappointed by the experience -- particularly due to the awful service. I had been to Bar Tartine once before and enjoyed the experience (and likely would've considered the experience 3-4 stars), but this was my boyfriend's first time at the restaurant and we both were... More 

1 Thank tourster
Los Angeles, California, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Cheryl K
Helena, Montana
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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.

1 Thank grizmt05
Paris, France
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

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 

Thank Dinah H
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 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 

Thank A S
Atascadero, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Mkastner1
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.

Thank Stephen L
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Staying in Mission District

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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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