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Bistro Aix

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Neighbourhood:
Marina District
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3340 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2707 (Chestnut)
+1 415-202-0100
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Today
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food, large restaurant to accommodate large groups. We had 9 ladies. Good service. Very noisey, hard to hear a conversation. Extensive wine list, but very expensive. Corkage is $25 per bottle, which is ridiculous. They do not give any breaks by purchasing one/one free corkage.

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Thank KBcalifornia
Roswell, Georgia
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443 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our meal was ruined by a foolish host and average food. We arrived about 20 minutes late for our reservation due to rain and traffic. We were told we could eat by the door if we were out in one hour. He harassed us and the next table constantly. we were out in 55 minutes after chocking down the toughest... More 

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Thank Fritz_the_1st
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The prices are not bad, the food is pretty good, and the ambiance is decent. It's a good place for a couple or some friends to have some food and wine. I would go again and would recommend it. The tree in the back room is a nice touch.

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Thank Colin501
San Francisco, California
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice and cozy spot. My first time there and I'll be back. Good service, all the items we ordered were very good.

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Thank PeripatetiPat
Spring Valley, California
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270 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Friends took us here and said it was very good. They were wrong. It's excellent. And deserves six stars. Wine? Excellent. Service? Excellent? Food excellent. I had the Montana porkchop and it was the best I have ever had. period. none better. Others at the table had fish and chicken and everyone reported that it was all...excellent.

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Thank kenmac1
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited Bistro Aix for the first time with friends who drove up from Palo Alto as it is walk-able from our home. The selections were unique and the things we choose were outstanding--Octopus and Duck Confit to share to start then Pork Chop, Squid Ink Spaghetti, and Halibut Meuniere as mains. All were outstanding. We sample from them various... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Try to get a reservation on a week night and enjoy a varied menu where every item was a hit at our table of, shall we say, food nerds (polite term). We went early when the vibe was families and folks enjoying a treat at the end of an average day. Everything was well executed, good wine list, easy service... More 

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Thank Grizz55
BALTIMORE
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Excellent tartare and sautéed spinach. Four of us ate there, I had the crispy chicken which was recommended by the waiter as one of the most popular dishes and it was cooked perfectly, sitting on top of some splendid beans.

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Thank ANDREW S
Tiburon
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A busy, French bar & bistro with a romantic, twinkle lit olive tree in the main dining room, add very good food and an amazing selection of international wines & beers. What more could you ask for? Starters: Lightly spiced Lamb Meatballs on savory Beans w/Mint Aioli is lovely, Tempura Calamari on Coleslaw could be tasty but sadly Calamari was... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

After meeting the mother of the owner on a plane on our way to San Francisco, she suggesting checking out her son's Bistro. On a whim we thought, what the heck, let's give it a try. WOW! The food was absolutely amazing! I had the lamb. It was unlike any lamb I had ever had. Completely blissful! I couldn't help... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3340 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2707
    (Chestnut)
  • Public Transportation: Multiple bus routes
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-202-0100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Marina District

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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