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“Classy look with fast food service”
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Ranked #163 of 5,737 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Cross street: Jackson & Pacific
Transit: Muni bus: #41 Union
Boston
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Classy look with fast food service”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Table of 10. Drinks delivered with a pour into the glass table side. No comments as they all poured just a shake pour much practiced flip of wrist to stop the pour and done. No engaging with group just are you ready to order. Never capturing the group. Apps arrived to be shared they were unique and good but again service was bring it out and move on. FYI not a full house. Never was asked if ok. Water replenishment was fine. Maitre De was assisting the table. He should have stayed at the front desk. We were placed ext to the kitchen door. Became flying out dropping wine glasses to the floor. Two pieces of glass flew into my hair. Immediately he challenged me saying it didn't hit me ... Until I pulled the chards out of my hair and gave them too him. I was also concerned if lass went into my plate (empty or bread) he oh you did have glass.... The nothing!!!??????? The same hurried service by the waiter and just about done itch meal. The maitrede comes over and says I have done this for years and ave never dropped a glass. Really? This is about you????? Not the dessert is on me or I bout you a drink or I comped the first bottle of wine. After a very large bill we left. But, I did grab the waiters ear and said tell your maitrede he is classless. We were traveling on business and our company comes to SF often. I will make sure this gets around. Never had such a poor experience by one person. How foolish on his behalf. Accidents open but, he could have changed this experience by not making it about him. Won't go back to many other places to eat.

  • Visited December 2013
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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Atomsphere and Wonderful Service”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

It has been a couple of years since we dined at Bix. What were we thinking? We were in San Francisco for an afternoon play at ACT. No dinner plans and on a suggestion from my wife we called Bix to see if they had a table available that evening.

As soon as we walked in we were warmly greeted by the host and hostess. Very nice table in the lower dining area. All of the warmth that just exudes from this place is amazing. I felt like we were sitting in a movie set of a classy super club from the 30's or 40's.

Our waiter was very good. He offered some suggestions that turned out to be very good. Nicely prepared cocktails followed by a couple of appetizers and then entrees of a fish dish for my wife and the chicken hash for myself.

Just a wonderful dining experience. We will be back soon.

  • Visited November 2013
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New York
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“hidden restaurant worth the visit”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Visited Bix restaurant on a saturday night with some friends. Very good Italian restaurant located in an alley; probably would have been hard to find without my phone.

Restaurant had great music and a HUGE bar. Food was delicious and our waiter was very attentive. The only negative was that it was really loud in the restaurant, so it was difficult to hold conversations.

Would definitely recommend the lobster spaghetti, the steak tartar and the truffle cheeseburger!

  • Visited November 2013
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Bangalore
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Tasty bites!”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Great Ambience ! Excellent service, delicious food. Located in a quite alley in San Francisco. I enjoyed the fish and the desert. The soup was also very good, a little on the expensive side but worth every penny.

  • Visited November 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cool as the jazz”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

This joint is Swanky! Starting with a narrow alley, lit only by the flashing neon BIX sign tacked to its glowing brick structure, Bix sets the mood for a Cab Calloway/Miles Davis kind of evening. Then, once the door is cracked to this perfectly enriched venue, the waft of jazz, and coolness of decor swing right into your heart. This place is COOL. The Manhattans and giblets were served in modest stems. The menu was good enough; offering many attempts from the mainstream. The food was also good, not great, but good ain't bad. The quartet (not sure who) was perfect for the space. When on break, the background music maintained the mood. All in all, Bix is tough to beat. Highly recommend!

  • Visited November 2013
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