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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)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Atascadero, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank catoutofbag
Boston, Massachusetts
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257 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 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 

Thank djfowler
San Francisco, California
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196 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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 

Thank Quique02
2 reviews
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 

Thank Lzfh
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I went to Bar Tartine on a friend's recommendation and absolutely loved it. The 14 mini course meal was really incredible. All the dishes were really original and well plated. Their tuna tartare was great abd the flavours of the other entrees and hors d'oeuvres were quite unique. Expensive dinner but worth every penny.

Thank Guillaume G
San Francisco, California
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

It's hard to characterize Bar Tartine a very popular Restaraunt in the Mission District of San Francisco. It's best described as Nouvelle California cuisine. Lunch was a prix Fixe menu for $35. Food was served family style and we had 5 of us with one all veg and one pescatarian. They accommodated all of us. We started of with Asparagus... More 

Thank Samosababa
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Visited without really doing any prior research so had no real expectation, besides the fact they were related to Tartine Bakery, one of my favourite. We decided to opt for the full tasting menu, an overwhelming experience we won't forget in a hurry . We lost count of the dishes in the end, all of which competed for taste and... More 

Thank BaronFabs
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297 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Personnally, I dont really like this kind of food -).... Eclectic something, call it whatever you want. So for me to recognise it's good... must be good. The cream spinach with garlic was a really extraordinary mix. Other croquettes and meatballs based assortments were less happy, but all in all the place is nice and worth a dinner. Service is... More 

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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
French, American, International
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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