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Cafe Bistro - Nordstrom San Francisco

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865 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1900 (5th Street)
+1 415-977-5155
10:00 - 20:30
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Sun 10:00 - 19:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:30
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Herndon, VA
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Pickwick on 5th & Mission and looking for a quick place to eat after checking into the hotel. On Google maps we settled on a place called Cafe Bistro. Little did we know, it was in a mall, in a Nordstrom's, and on the top floor! Nevertheless, we were there so we stepped in for lunch and... More 

Thank daddy00
Oakland, California
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163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a seeing a movie in the San Francisco Center, two friends, my wife, and I had dinner here on Saturday evening. The food was terrific, the wine excellent, and dessert was wonderful. There is also a great view overlooking Market Street. Who knew that Nordstrom had such a great restaurant within its doors? If you are anywhere in the... More 

Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Napa, California, United States
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is located right in Nordstrom and has a great view of Market Street if you can get a table along the window. It's very popular as you can imagine due to its convenient location and view, especially during peak lunch hours. We tried to eat there during our last visit, but it was too long a waiting time.... More 

Thank johnnnita
Luton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here two days running. I have a lot of dietary restrictions and the bistro was able to accomodation them for us. The service was second to none and the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxed. The food was very well cooked and presented and tasted delicious. The bistro offers great views over the city and is very handily positioned.... More 

Thank bensongrrl
San Jose, California
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291 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

First the positives: - If you get a table near the window or on warmer days/evenings on the outside patio, the view is quite nice as you are up on the 7th floor overlooking Powell street. - The service was excellent. The waiter was very friendly and frequently came by to fill water glasses and check on us. - The... More 

Thank tinaNtravel
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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474 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Where do they get ingredients this fresh and good in December? The place is really relaxing when wife is at Star War speed shopping. I got away and loved it. The menu is quite extensive. I had the crab bisque and hummus. Both were terrific- and I loved the views and people watching also. The service is exceptional- really good... More 

Thank Richard D
Orem, Utah
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had the prime rib beef dip and the crab mac and cheese. WOW! these were superb! Staff friendly, window view.

Thank Sally D
Pasadena, California
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Before flying out, my husband and I stopped in to have a light lunch. I ordered the french onion soup and it was by far the best I have ever had. The prices were very reasonable and the staff was very attentive.

Thank egchora
Ames, Iowa
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at Cafe Bistro. Really nice atmosphere with excellent views from the top of the Nordstrom Building. Food was good...crab bisque and French dip sandwich. Server Ally was excellent...checked on me each time she walked by (but not obtrusive). Why can't all wait staff be this attentive?

Thank Michael H
Kansas City, Missouri
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The Cafe Bistro was a wonderful lunch spot. It is on an upper level if Nordstroms with a wonderful view of Market Street. I had the Billionaire mixed drink made with Makers Mark and it was excellent. The calamari was as good as I have had anywhere - very light and crisp. The marguerita pizza was also excellent. The prices... More 

Thank luvou58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 865 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1900
    (5th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bart and MUNI Powell Street Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-977-5155

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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