Hyde Street Bistro

★★★★★
  • 1521 Hyde St

    San Francisco, CA 94109

    Cross street: Jackson Street

    Map & Directions
  • 415-292-4415

About Hyde Street Bistro

Hours
Mon, Wed-Thu, Sun 5:30pm-10pm Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm

Food

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I never hang out in Russian Hill so I was quite pleased to learn of this little gem and will be back.

Basics:
- More than a few veggie items on the menu, but it really is a carnivore's heaven.
- The wine conniseur at our table ordered

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★★★★★

I never hang out in Russian Hill so I was quite pleased to learn of this little gem and will be back.

Basics:
- More than a few veggie items on the menu, but it really is a carnivore's heaven.
- The wine conniseur at our table ordered

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from when we first stopped by the day before to book a reservation, to requesting a particular table the following day, and then to finally arrive and be treated with care and special attention made this an excellent dining experience. the

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★★★★★

from when we first stopped by the day before to book a reservation, to requesting a particular table the following day, and then to finally arrive and be treated with care and special attention made this an excellent dining experience. the

Pros: very service-oriented staff; great ambience; good food

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As a regular at this charming little bistro for years, I think it is only fair to write a review. The food in this restaurant is pure perfection and a real visit to the country roads of France. You should try their cheese tart, goat salad,

3
★★★★★

As a regular at this charming little bistro for years, I think it is only fair to write a review. The food in this restaurant is pure perfection and a real visit to the country roads of France. You should try their cheese tart, goat salad,

Pros: ambience, food

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First of all, it took two hours or us to get our food. Secondly, the food was so average that it was a giant waste of time. The place was almost empty on a Saturday night. That should have told us something. I ordered a New York steak as

3
★★★★★

First of all, it took two hours or us to get our food. Secondly, the food was so average that it was a giant waste of time. The place was almost empty on a Saturday night. That should have told us something. I ordered a New York steak as

Pros: We got to leave

Cons: The food

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Along the buzz of the cable car line lies this cozy French Bistro.
Sit in the window for great people watching. Order the
New York steak frites but start with the mussels first.
A great spot for catching up with an old friend or dining alone on your way home from work.

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★★★★☆

Along the buzz of the cable car line lies this cozy French Bistro.
Sit in the window for great people watching. Order the
New York steak frites but start with the mussels first.
A great spot for catching up with an old friend or dining alone on your way home from work.

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Went to Hyde Street Bistro for dinner on a sunday night while visiting SF over the week end. The restaurant was almost empty, which i did not expect. Was tempted to leave but then decided to try it. I had the specials for the day, the

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★★★★★

Went to Hyde Street Bistro for dinner on a sunday night while visiting SF over the week end. The restaurant was almost empty, which i did not expect. Was tempted to leave but then decided to try it. I had the specials for the day, the

Pros: Good service

Cons: Average food and ambience

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I think this was one of the best meals I have had in the city. The service was lacking, but the food was really good. My bill for four people was around $250.00. I think it was worth it. I left feeling it was money well spent. The place

3
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I think this was one of the best meals I have had in the city. The service was lacking, but the food was really good. My bill for four people was around $250.00. I think it was worth it. I left feeling it was money well spent. The place

Pros: Food, Location, Ambience

Cons: Parking ,Service

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This small bistro is fantastic. The beet salad was perfect- not too tart or saucy. I tried their cassoulet and pork loin medallions which was astounding. This was one of the best meals in french cuisine that I've ever tasted. The only

3
★★★★★

This small bistro is fantastic. The beet salad was perfect- not too tart or saucy. I tried their cassoulet and pork loin medallions which was astounding. This was one of the best meals in french cuisine that I've ever tasted. The only

Pros: Great Food, Best Value

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You definitely need reservation. They don't have a bar, but there is one one block down the street if you arrive early. Food is great. Wine was awesome. Service is nice and fast but they are very strict and not very friendly. expensive

3
★★★★★

You definitely need reservation. They don't have a bar, but there is one one block down the street if you arrive early. Food is great. Wine was awesome. Service is nice and fast but they are very strict and not very friendly. expensive

Pros: food, wine

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We finally visited this restaurant and met the owners, how nice and french they are. They added a new chef who is wonderful and has created some outstanding dishes. His specials are excellant and so delicious. We loved the scallops and

3
★★★★★

We finally visited this restaurant and met the owners, how nice and french they are. They added a new chef who is wonderful and has created some outstanding dishes. His specials are excellant and so delicious. We loved the scallops and

Pros: romantic and great food

Cons: parking hard

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Even though this place is only two houses away from where I live I don't go there often enough. Super friendly staff and delicious food is awaiting you! :-) You will listen to french "chansons", while you enjoy the most incredible french

3
★★★★★

Even though this place is only two houses away from where I live I don't go there often enough. Super friendly staff and delicious food is awaiting you! :-) You will listen to french "chansons", while you enjoy the most incredible french

Pros: best place in the neighbourhood to enjoy french food and culture!!!

Cons: it's always hard to find parking in Nob Hill, so just walk or take he cable car :-)

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This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. It is small and intimate with a wonderful atmosphere. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. None of the stuffy attitude of some french restaurants. The food is delicious. Every

3
★★★★★

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. It is small and intimate with a wonderful atmosphere. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. None of the stuffy attitude of some french restaurants. The food is delicious. Every

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It is the worst customer service I have ever had! We made a reservation for my friend's birthday at 8:30 pm on a Friday night for a large party. We arrived on time but didn't get seated until 1 and a half later!! We were waiting outside

3
★★★★★

It is the worst customer service I have ever had! We made a reservation for my friend's birthday at 8:30 pm on a Friday night for a large party. We arrived on time but didn't get seated until 1 and a half later!! We were waiting outside

Cons: NO CUSTOMER SERVICE AT ALL

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Being regulars for so many years, it is time to give this little corner of romance, charm and excellent cuisine a little review. We just cannot believe what some people can write here and how unfair and not true are some of the reviews

3
★★★★★

Being regulars for so many years, it is time to give this little corner of romance, charm and excellent cuisine a little review. We just cannot believe what some people can write here and how unfair and not true are some of the reviews

Pros: Incredible food, perfect service

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My boyfriend took me to the Hyde Street Bistro for my birthday, after raving for days about the meal he had here last year. Despite my high expectations, I was not disappointed. Although we were embarrassed to be 20 min late for our

3
★★★★★

My boyfriend took me to the Hyde Street Bistro for my birthday, after raving for days about the meal he had here last year. Despite my high expectations, I was not disappointed. Although we were embarrassed to be 20 min late for our

Pros: classic French food experience

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This place was so crowded and noisy, I think the acoustics are terrible. Our server seemed content to indifferently deposit us at our table without even looking us in the eye nor greeting us. We found their wine list to be unevenly priced,

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★★★★★

This place was so crowded and noisy, I think the acoustics are terrible. Our server seemed content to indifferently deposit us at our table without even looking us in the eye nor greeting us. We found their wine list to be unevenly priced,

Pros: 0

Cons: everything

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I went to the restaurant for dinner on Sunday.\r
Service was good. Food was okay. Wine list... wasn't great (only a few selection of wine under $40). The balance of food cost and wine cost wasn't matched. Wine was too expensive

3
★★★★★

I went to the restaurant for dinner on Sunday.\r
Service was good. Food was okay. Wine list... wasn't great (only a few selection of wine under $40). The balance of food cost and wine cost wasn't matched. Wine was too expensive

Pros: service

Cons: wine list, parking

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As a regular at this charming little bistro for years, I think it is only fair to write a review.\r
The food in this restaurant is pure perfection and a real visit to the country roads of France.\r
You should try their cheese tart, goat

3
★★★★★

As a regular at this charming little bistro for years, I think it is only fair to write a review.\r
The food in this restaurant is pure perfection and a real visit to the country roads of France.\r
You should try their cheese tart, goat

Pros: food, wine, service

Cons: on weekends, parking can be challenging

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We really wanted to like this place and tried it a couple of times in the hope it would be better. It has some things going for it --an attractive ambiance and a friendly host/server but the food is just ok and not worth the price. You

3
★★★★★

We really wanted to like this place and tried it a couple of times in the hope it would be better. It has some things going for it --an attractive ambiance and a friendly host/server but the food is just ok and not worth the price. You

Pros: ambience, some entrees

Cons: appetizers, slow service

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That's my first suggestion. I believe most of the people who left bad reviews went there on Friday, Saturday, or extremely busy days like Valentine's day. I was just there tonight (Thur.), the place was sparcely seated and we got more

3
★★★★★

That's my first suggestion. I believe most of the people who left bad reviews went there on Friday, Saturday, or extremely busy days like Valentine's day. I was just there tonight (Thur.), the place was sparcely seated and we got more

Pros: Authentic Food, good portions

Cons: Expensive wine list, limited parking

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I don't know what to say after reading all these glowing reviews about the "best French in the city" and how it is so "real" and "French." Reading the positive reviews, which all sound suspiciously similar, I am tempted to believe the

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I don't know what to say after reading all these glowing reviews about the "best French in the city" and how it is so "real" and "French." Reading the positive reviews, which all sound suspiciously similar, I am tempted to believe the

Pros: can't think of any

Cons: food and service

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This place is great. A small hole in the wall, intimate French restaurant. When it is not overly crowded, this place cannot be beat. The smoked salmon, which they smoke themselves, is fantastic, along with the goat cheese salad, and onion

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★★★★★

This place is great. A small hole in the wall, intimate French restaurant. When it is not overly crowded, this place cannot be beat. The smoked salmon, which they smoke themselves, is fantastic, along with the goat cheese salad, and onion

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Hyde Street Bistro is the best kept secret in San Francisco. I recently dined at Hyde with close friends and we were all impressed with the experience we had. The size and location offers an intimate and comfortable dining setting with an

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★★★★★

Hyde Street Bistro is the best kept secret in San Francisco. I recently dined at Hyde with close friends and we were all impressed with the experience we had. The size and location offers an intimate and comfortable dining setting with an

Pros: Service, Quality, Location

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People get fooled by the ambiance when judging this place. I admit is the atmosphere is quite romantic, and the service is quite wonderful, but everything else is not up to par. I left the restaurant feeling I got ripped off. It's a

3
★★★★★

People get fooled by the ambiance when judging this place. I admit is the atmosphere is quite romantic, and the service is quite wonderful, but everything else is not up to par. I left the restaurant feeling I got ripped off. It's a

Pros: ambiance

Cons: small portions, expensive

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My girlfriend and I have definitly adopted this place !
The food is amazing and the menu has definitly the 'typical french touch: it's really enjoyable to be in a 'french restaurant' where you can choose more than the so regular 'filet

3
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I have definitly adopted this place !
The food is amazing and the menu has definitly the 'typical french touch: it's really enjoyable to be in a 'french restaurant' where you can choose more than the so regular 'filet

Pros: food quality, service, ambience

Cons: parking

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My wife and I experienced for the first time this little bisto, the day before Valentine's Day to avoid the crowd, and we had the best experience in a restaurant in years...
They sat us in the alcove under the staicase, so romantic.
The

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★★★★★

My wife and I experienced for the first time this little bisto, the day before Valentine's Day to avoid the crowd, and we had the best experience in a restaurant in years...
They sat us in the alcove under the staicase, so romantic.
The

Pros: ambience, food, romantic

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I was really looking forward to taking my fiancee last night on Valentines day, based on the reviews. Unfortunately the night turned into my worst dining experience since I moved to SF 2 years ago. It was over booked, so our 8-30 reso

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★★★★★

I was really looking forward to taking my fiancee last night on Valentines day, based on the reviews. Unfortunately the night turned into my worst dining experience since I moved to SF 2 years ago. It was over booked, so our 8-30 reso

Cons: Overbooked, Crowded, Value for money

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Although this place is getting mainly good reviews, I have to add a very unpleasant experience. On a Saturday night, due to the lack of a host/hostess, the (only) waiter had to seat people, make sure tables were cleaned etc. After

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★★★★★

Although this place is getting mainly good reviews, I have to add a very unpleasant experience. On a Saturday night, due to the lack of a host/hostess, the (only) waiter had to seat people, make sure tables were cleaned etc. After

Cons: Crowded, Slow, Mediocre Food

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My wife and I went to the Hyde Street Bistro last friday, and , honestly I never experienced such a delightfull evening. Not only the food but the entire evening.
Their boulliabaisse and cassoulet are the best in the city. I came a few

3
★★★★★

My wife and I went to the Hyde Street Bistro last friday, and , honestly I never experienced such a delightfull evening. Not only the food but the entire evening.
Their boulliabaisse and cassoulet are the best in the city. I came a few

Pros: food, service, wine list

Cons: parking

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Hyde Street Bistro is the perfect place to rendezvous for dinner with a friend, the service is extremely welcoming and polite. I had the Rabbit Terrine, a bit "crude" but quite good, though the sauce served with it had no taste. The

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★★★★★

Hyde Street Bistro is the perfect place to rendezvous for dinner with a friend, the service is extremely welcoming and polite. I had the Rabbit Terrine, a bit "crude" but quite good, though the sauce served with it had no taste. The

Pros: Ambiance, Friendly Service, Good dessert and Wine

Cons: unnecessary sauces

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From a classic Frech food perspective, this is an excellent choice! The service is awesome, the atmosphere is great, and the staff is friendly and very "French"! I love it and keep coming back. A month without the Hyde Street Bistro is

3
★★★★★

From a classic Frech food perspective, this is an excellent choice! The service is awesome, the atmosphere is great, and the staff is friendly and very "French"! I love it and keep coming back. A month without the Hyde Street Bistro is

Pros: great food, great wine, great staff

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Terrific service, really fun atmospere and great food, what more could you ask? Make a reservation because it can get busy...

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Terrific service, really fun atmospere and great food, what more could you ask? Make a reservation because it can get busy...

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We Just discovered this little bistro which serves classic french bistro dishes, I had the rabbit a la moutarde and my wife the cassoulet both were outstanding, what's interesting is that we were enjoying our meal and we heard the other

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★★★★★

We Just discovered this little bistro which serves classic french bistro dishes, I had the rabbit a la moutarde and my wife the cassoulet both were outstanding, what's interesting is that we were enjoying our meal and we heard the other

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: parking

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First off, the food was excellent and the wine recommended by our server was outstanding. However, a couple of strange service things happened. One of our group was late and we wanted to order appetizers while we waited, but the waiter

3
★★★★★

First off, the food was excellent and the wine recommended by our server was outstanding. However, a couple of strange service things happened. One of our group was late and we wanted to order appetizers while we waited, but the waiter

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We are visitors from London and our evening at the Hyde Street Bistro was a highlight. From the moment we walked into this authentic French bistro, I knew we were in for a treat. The alluring aroma of food coming from the bustling

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★★★★★

We are visitors from London and our evening at the Hyde Street Bistro was a highlight. From the moment we walked into this authentic French bistro, I knew we were in for a treat. The alluring aroma of food coming from the bustling

Pros: Atmosphere, Quality of Food, Service

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My fiance and I decided this year to celebrate thanks giving in our neighborhood.
We got lucky enough to find our little bistro open for this occasion.
We had an INCREDIBLE evening of fun and a great dining experience at Hyde Street

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★★★★★

My fiance and I decided this year to celebrate thanks giving in our neighborhood.
We got lucky enough to find our little bistro open for this occasion.
We had an INCREDIBLE evening of fun and a great dining experience at Hyde Street

Pros: Food, Wine list, Ambiance

Cons: , -, -

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A typical french bistro food and ambiance, you must go to hyde street bistro !
This charming bistro offers you a wonderful quality of typical french dishes.
We came with my family visiting from the east coast and started with a delicious

3
★★★★★

A typical french bistro food and ambiance, you must go to hyde street bistro !
This charming bistro offers you a wonderful quality of typical french dishes.
We came with my family visiting from the east coast and started with a delicious

Pros: Great quality food, Very reasonable price, Great service

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Hyde Street Bistro has friendly service, eloquent and knowlegeable staff, amiable chef/owner, enticing menu, clean toilet, intimate setting--one can spy on the kitchen en route to the wash room--always a comforting feeling. The wine list

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★★★★★

Hyde Street Bistro has friendly service, eloquent and knowlegeable staff, amiable chef/owner, enticing menu, clean toilet, intimate setting--one can spy on the kitchen en route to the wash room--always a comforting feeling. The wine list

Pros: fair price, good wine list/price, good ambiance

Cons: food less than perfec

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The early bird prix fix menu is a great deal. I've always thought the food is enjoyable, the service has been either bad or mediocre that it always makes the dining experience OK.

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★★★★★

The early bird prix fix menu is a great deal. I've always thought the food is enjoyable, the service has been either bad or mediocre that it always makes the dining experience OK.

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The food here was amazing! The service leaves something to be desired. After our dinner plates were cleared we waited about 30-35 minutes for someone to stop by our table even though we had our dessert menus and credit card sitting on

3
★★★★★

The food here was amazing! The service leaves something to be desired. After our dinner plates were cleared we waited about 30-35 minutes for someone to stop by our table even though we had our dessert menus and credit card sitting on

Pros: Amazing food!

Cons: Slow service

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The food is genuinely superb. Its simple, deliciously refreshing and the most important thing is affordable. They offer prix-fixe menu for $18.50 for early birds. The place is a bit small. Dont mind to sit elbow to elbow with your

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★★★★★

The food is genuinely superb. Its simple, deliciously refreshing and the most important thing is affordable. They offer prix-fixe menu for $18.50 for early birds. The place is a bit small. Dont mind to sit elbow to elbow with your

Pros: Moderate price

Cons: Difficult parking

Editorial from

Fabrice and Betty Marcon, a young couple---he's French, she's American---have turned this spot into a little Southern French retreat on Russian Hill. The nightly prix-fixe dinner is a good deal. Among the appetizers, we recommend the…

 

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