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“Fantastic, great value French meal!”

Bisou French Bistro
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Ranked #614 of 5,866 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: The Castro
Cross street: Castro Street
Transit: Muni Lines : F/K/L/M/S/T Bus Lines : 24/35
Reviewed April 19, 2014

We came to Bisou for the last night of our honeymoon trip to the States. We didn't have a reservation but were able to get a table upstairs without issue. The meal highlight was the Kobe tartare. One of the best tartare we've tasted. That the waiter puts it together at your table is a special treat and ensured it was super fresh. The beef cheeks and duck entrees were melt in your mouth and the side of mushrooms were garlicky goodness. We were not overly fond of the cheese we shared for dessert but enjoyed the dessert wine and cocktail anyway. The service was so attentive and friendly without being overbearing. The guys even treated us to a champagne to begin our meal, which helped set the tone for probably the best meal we had all honeymoon. The bill came to $125 for two apps, two entrees, a side and a shared cheese dessert plus four glasses of wine. Considering the quality, this was a steal. Would definitely recommend!

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1  Thank Brad C
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were treated to an early New Year's Eve dinner by a friend. The special menu consisted of five small courses, all outstanding. The first was a lobster bisque with crisp shrimp in it. The second was a salmon over risotto. The third was a shelled lobster with mushrooms. The fourth course was a filet of beef with mashed potatoes mixed with shaved black and red truffle and white truffle oil. For dessert, my wife and our friend had berry mousse, and I had chocolate cake with crème fraiche and Chantilly cream. They had an excellent wine-by-the-glass menu, and we ordered a sweet wine. We were impressed to see that there were so many "regulars" who made it a point to visit Bisou for a special New Year's Eve dinner. The chef is constantly re-inventing himself. He said he will open a tapas restaurant a block away, to be called Beso, and he is planning to grow the vegetables for his restaurants himself to ensure the quality. We would visit more frequently if only we lived in San Francisco.

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2  Thank Staidthere
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were visiting San Francisco over the holiday and booked our New Year's Eve dinner at Bisou. It was a five course menu with several selections for each course. When we entered the restaurant we were created by the chief. We were given a table that was in a busy area and the chief came back and moved us to an end table over looking the bar area. Each course was better then the one before- the food was outstanding- just the right size and severed at a comfortable pace that allowed us to really enjoy the evening. The martini's were on the small side but other then that it was an outstanding night. When we went to leave I found the chief to thank him and tell him how much we enjoyed the meal- he thanked my by name which impressed me!

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1  Thank RLWatson
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

I love this place! It's good food done well. The Chef is a riot too! Typical French fun and dry humor.

Since the place is tiny, I'd recommend coming early or making a reservation.

1  Thank ElMatador_sf
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

I found Bisou by accident when the last stop on the "F" line tram was a couple of blocks short of the normal end of the line. What a nice accident!!

I had an excellent dinner, well prepared, creatively presented, great service. The menu date makes it appear that the menu changes regularly. Finished my meal with a great desert in a very nice atmosphere.

This is a place worth going back to.

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1  Thank Terrell_msp
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