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Bix

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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56 Gold St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5103 (Jackson & Pacific)
+1 415-433-6300
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16:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 16:30 - 22:00
Thu 16:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic evening at Bix. Great jazz trio plus extremely good quality food and wine. Service was excellent - welcoming, friendly, attentive. A 'must visit' place in San Francisco

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Thank Mary B
Clovis, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were skeptical about the deviled eggs with truffle - but WOW these were pretty awesome. very light and fluffy - only 4 egg halves but was just enough for the two of us. We each had the lamb (may have been a special?) and it was very tasty and we finished with panna cotta that was excellent and light... More 

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Thank fresnotraveler2
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance is excellent. The staff was great and friendly. The appetizers were very good and so was the dessert. Where I had an issue was my entree. It was bread pudding with mushrooms and spinach leaves maybe. It was fine till I started chewing on the leaves and repeatedly got sand particles in my mouth. Figured it was not... More 

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Thank Chooza N
Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised! Delicious food, great service and swanky-retro ambiance. My only complaints: We had to wait almost 20 minutes after our reservation time to be seated, and the hostess didn't apologize, and they really need to put up velvet curtains during the winter to separate the entrance from the bar and dining room. The cold air funnels through the bar... More 

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Thank Lisa M
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bix is one of the last vestiges of Herb Caen-style San Francisco. When in town, I love to lunch on a Bix Burger and a perfectly made gin martini at the bar. Please note though, they are only open for lunch on Fridays. Once you find the restaurant down quiet Gold Alley, you will be rewarded with a classic, sophisticated,... More 

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Thank gropius19
San Diego, California
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a great bar/restaurant. It's the kind of place you can't really find in SF. It almost feels like being in a movie. They have live jazz and a great cocktail bar. I've never eaten dinner there, but I've heard the food is good. It's very "classic" feeling. Most of the people I've met there have been in SF forever.... More 

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Thank 581lily
Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My husband chose this place based on TripAdvisor reviews for our 36th wedding anniversary dinner. We took Uber so we wouldn't have to worry about drinking and driving. We arrived on time for a 6:30 pm reservation. The entry was small, crowded, loud and busy. We were seated after just a couple of minutes. The evening kind of went downhill... More 

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Thank 2Klecks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere at Bix is outstanding. It is located in an old, lovely space, and the live music is a nice touch. The food is excellent, and service was good too. Try the cauliflower bisque, which is both unusual and delicious.

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Thank Mark P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Slipping into the door located off the alley, you feel transported back the 1920's. It has a deco - speakeasy feel without the associated cigarette smoke. The menu is not from the 1920's - a modern menu with wonderful choices. The service was great and the live JAZZ piano completed a terrific evening.

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Thank ServiceMatters86
London
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great restaurant, fantastic cocktail bar, excellent food. Super service. Italian style food delivered in a super high quality tasteful way. Not too fussy, focus on taste rather than quantity. Fabulous waiting staff, fun, engaged and nice to be with.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Gold St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5103
    (Jackson & Pacific)
  • Public Transportation: Muni bus: #41 Union
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-6300

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Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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