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Bistro Central Parc

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560 Central Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117-1313 (Corner of Grove and Central)
+1 415-931-7272
17:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Bistro Central Parc is a well known locals place where you do not find a lot of tourists. Excellent example of amazing food in a neighborhood restaurant. Had dinner last night and really enjoyed the grilled squid salad with white beans, olives and arugula. The main courses were excellent--my husband had the pork chop and I had the filet with... More 

1 Thank Fvineyards
Ajijic, Mexico
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We visited on the basis of the numerous enthusiastic reviews here, but it would seem that they come from those with either low expectations or not much familiarity with actual French cuisine (we've spent extensive time living there and visiting many regions). Presentation is certainly nice but the dishes we had (beef cheeks and pepper steak) were untraditional and of... More 

2 Thank ekknox
san francisco
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Great steak frites & escargot. But why were there sweet croutons in the Salad Lyonnaise? had to wait for wine because they had run out of glasses!!! Reasonable pricing for quality of food.

Thank SanFranciscoKate
Rohnert Park, California
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186 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I had never been to this restaurant before, but it was the site of a private party for a college graduation I attended last week. We didn't order of the menu, but both the salmon and chicken dishes were delicious. For dessert, they had a lemon tart that was outstanding. I loved the atmosphere, the servers, and everything about it.... More 

1 Thank kingswin
Port Townsend, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Small, neighborhood restaurant with excellent service, wine, food, and coffee. We ate light (he scallops, she sea bass), happily leaving room for Poire Belle Helene and volcano cake. Coffee was yummy and hot. Bought a gift certificate so we can share the experience with family. Next time I'll order mussels and wine.

1 Thank granitedesk
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Every time I come with my girlfriend, we always feel transported back to our vacation to Paris. I usually have brunch, but this time we decided to try it for dinner. The steak was cooked very well and the pomme fries were delicious. Super service. Top!

2 Thank Jake M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Best French bistro is San Francisco, it's tops, the special are the best to choose from, I would recommend this spot to anyone who loves classic French cusine.. The chef is amazing

7 Thank og20131970
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Charming spot to re-live my time in Paris. Food is excellent and very well prepared. The wine is paired very well. One thing that made my experience not top notch was the service. Unfortunately the waiter was having a bad day and was rude in a couple of instances. this really downgranded our experience. The place has a lot of... More 

1 Thank Britt S
Acampo, California
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

This is an incredible experience. Wonderful staff, very welcoming, casual, food is out of this world. So glad I found this place. Plus I dined with four vivacious women who created the fun. Great neighborhood dining experience.

3 Thank Steven W
Santiago, Chile
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We had superb French dinner in quiet part of San Francisco. Food is excellent; try "moules et frites" (steamed mussels and fries), very French. Service is most helpful and friendly, without being invasive. Accepts reservations until at least 8:30 pm. :-) Desserts are brilliant, so keep some appetite.

1 Thank Visitante_Chileno

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 35
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Central Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117-1313
    (Corner of Grove and Central)
  • Public Transportation: buses: 21, 5, 43 within one block on Masonic Street buses: 71, 6, 66 within 4 blocks on Haight Street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-931-7272
Bistro Central Parc is tucked away in the Neighborhood of NOPA... The food is spectacular and the atmosphere is casual and fun. White table cloth food without the tablecloths. The Kitchen staff has been together for over 10 years and the pride is shown in every dish served. Bistro Central Parc is truly a San Francisco secret little Gem

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