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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 85%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 82%Art & Design Lovers
- 81%Business Travelers
- 81%Local Culture
Member Reviews (14)
- bixMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 28, 2013
Classic restaurant with live music and a menu of consistent quality. This combined with its location in Jackson Square results in a mixed crowd of downtown finance people and old-school SF types.
- bixFeb 14, 2013
Found this place on yelp, since I'm still relatively new to the city. Trusted many of the reviewers and their recommendations for drinks, appetizers, entrée and dessert and I couldn't have been more pleased.
The service was absolutely perfect, the atmosphere was fun and the gentle live music was a great addition.
It happen to be my birthday too and the staff did a great job of making it feel special without putting on a huge song and dance.
I try not to say this too often, but I think this is my new favorite restaurant in the city. It's a great place to even just stop after work for a few drinks before heading home.
- bixJan 04, 2013
BIX is an incredible dining experience that takes you back to (what I imagine to be) the days of when Sinatra was king and jazz was the norm. The ambiance oozes class and you feel important to even be allowed inside. Usually, I would brush this off as a pretentious restaurant filled with snobs and douchebags, but BIX somehow maintains a welcoming and warm atmosphere that is difficult to not enjoy.
Our server (Bryan) was absolutely on-point. Attentive, friendly, and informative, Bryan provided exactly what I think good service should be. Water glasses were constantly filled and the food came out at precisely the right moments -- it was great.
Our group of 4 went with family-style dining (ordering all small plates) in lieu of any main dishes, so my experience did not include any of the entrees. Although I didn't get to try the pork chop (as I was encouraged to), it was definitely awesome to taste so many different flavors in bite-size form.
Dungeness Crab Rolls = Incredibly-fresh shredded crab mixed with a sweet and tangy mayo on a thick roll. It was a great proportion of crab to bread.
Potato Pillows = Yes, these are like tater tots for the filthy rich, but they are delicious. The mixture of the creamy potato, the crisped exterior, and the not-too-overpowering caviar was perfect. It really is difficult to justify the price (almost $4 for a tater tot), but when you're swishing that bite-sized goodness in your mouth, you completely forget that finances are actually important in life.
Mini Croques = Like miniature grilled cheese sandwiches laced with truffle oil and mushrooms. Just rewriting that makes me salivate.
Bone Marrow = It's definitely not my favorite that I've had in the city, but it really is cooked well. I don't think the toast needed to be so oily and crisped, since the bone marrow should provide all of the oil in each bite, but the parsley and salt were great additions.
Mini Lamb Burgers = They really weren't kidding when they say "mini", because these are seriously one-biters. The lamb wasn't too gamy, which is good, but I didn't find too much flavor in these. Luckily, I had some saved up bone marrow and parsley, which I carefully added in there to give it the perfect oomph that it needed.
Chilled Foie Gras = I love all forms of foie gras, so regardless if it's seared, moussed, or (in this case) chilled in a pate-form, I'm going to love it. The foie gras here definitely didn't have as strong of that distinct foie gras flavor that I love, but it definitely hit the spot nonetheless.
Mozzarella w/ Prosciutto = Perfect mozz flavor. The combination was very good.
Truffle Fries = Excellent fries, crisped perfectly.
Brussels Sprouts = These were way too oily and salty. If they had cut down on the oil and salt, they would've been much better, because the sprouts actually had an excellent texture.
Bananas Foster = Incredible. One of the best desserts I've had in a while.
Grand Total: $163.03 (w/ 2 glasses of wine and tax, but before tip)
BIX definitely holds its own as a true SF staple, with a perfect mix of class and cool. It would actually be a great place to come for drinks -- just to sit at the bar, absorbing the ambiance created by the tuxed-out pianist, the soulful jazz singer, and the classy decor. Though, that is only if the food weren't also this damn good.
- bixOct 28, 2012
Awesome atmosphere, perfect for a romantic dinner. It's located in an alley, so it may be a little hard to find. The steak tartare and famous open faced truffle cheeseburger is to die for. The decor is gorgeous with a long fully stocked bar.
- bixJul 04, 2012
Bix is good food. Some dishes are great here like their pork chops. Yum... felt like butter in my mouth. Since one reviewer posted a limerick here, I'll post my Ode To Bacon since the way they do their pork is solid:
Bacon, oh, bacon
You wonderful thing!
The tigers and lions
All rise and sing!
The grease that comes
From your rich loins
Are an unequal sum
To millions of coins.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Teatime, bartime, late night too!
Every meal is a winner
And more enjoyable with you!
- bixMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jul 04, 2012
A hidden gem, literally. BIX is tucked away in the middle of an ally. You would never know it was there, unless you were actually looking for it. But once inside, an oasis appears. One of the coolest low key bar scenes in the City. The dining room is a throwback to the days of the speakeasy. The food is out of this world. This place oozes with class. The truffle burger is mind blowing and the chicken hash a surprise favorite.