Cafe Bastille

(415) 986-5673 | View Website

22 Belden Pl, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94104

37.791224 -122.403581

Open Hours

M-Sa 11:30-10

Restaurants, Coffeehouses, French  more

Price: $

Tags: Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northeast

Cafe Bastille
Cafe Bastille
Cafe Bastille
Cafe Bastille
Oeuf Dur Mayonnaise, Avocat Crevettes, Celery Root Remoulade, Poireaux Vinaigrette, Beet And Goat Cheese Napoleon, Salmon Tartare, Escargots De Bourgogne, Os A Moelle, Goat Cheese Tarte, French Onion Soup... more

Reviews for Cafe Bastille


A classic, with all the classic bistro dishes. Lovely outdoor seating on Belden Place.

over a year ago

Excellent Comfort Food – Great place for good, reasonable priced French Cafe food. I love going for the pate, casserole and a glass of wine. Service is friendly and efficient. Only suggestion would be to make the seats more comfortable (please add cushions!).

over a year ago

C'est Magnifique – The atmosphere, the food--I wish I could eat here every week.

over a year ago

Drink, don't eat – Always used to hang out here on Friday nights for drinks, occasionally had Saturday lunch. The food is alright, but it's more fun to drink and listen to the music on Friday nights. Prices are not bad. Rafael is a great bartender. When the weather is nice in the evening, it's great to sit outside.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Non, merci – This restaurant was recommended by an ex-patriot and we were looking forward to the meal.

The ambiance was great- the food was poor.

What the table had:

Mussels were tasteless. The fries were nothing to rave about. The boudin had no flavor. The potato cassarole, also flavorless. The apple crisp dessert tasted like glue. The dessert crepes were passable.

All in all, a very disappointing meal.

over a year ago

A Tale of Two Cities of Light – A friend said the alleyway reminded her of a restaurant she'd eaten at in London. I think they get that a lot, people saying the restaurant reminds them of somewhere in Europe.

The food is delicious, leaning towards traditional French bistro fare. The crepes are very tasty, as are the various fish on the menu.

The outdoor location is ideal for spring and summer weather, but if you plan to dine there during high winds or rain, you won't be comfortable and run the risk that the patio won't be open at all. The inside area is quite tiny, making this a very fair weathered friend of a restaurant.

The waitstaff has been described as hurried and harried, but if you get there early enough you shouldnt have a problem. Order drinks from the fully stocked bar or pair the food with their wine list.

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Bistros by the Bay French fare in San Francisco
San Francisco Al Fresco Where to dine and drink when it\'s actually warm enough to be outside. (And I\'m talking patios and…
73% 100 17 15 Votes

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