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Bar Tartine

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Mission District
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561 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114 (16th and 17th Streets)
+1 415-487-1600
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 23:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Having seen mixed reviews, and going with a friend who knows the owner I was not 100% convinced this was going to be a dining experience I would enjoy. Boy how wrong was I. From the greeting to the farewell everything was fantastic. We had the Motze Monday, where the chef prepares some of their favourite dishes along with something... More 

1 Thank PiranhaPete
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went to Bar Tartine last week to celebrate my birthday early, and were incredibly disappointed by the experience -- particularly due to the awful service. I had been to Bar Tartine once before and enjoyed the experience (and likely would've considered the experience 3-4 stars), but this was my boyfriend's first time at the restaurant and we both were... More 

1 Thank tourster
Los Angeles, California, United States
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stopped in for a pre-dinner appetizer (wish I could have stayed for dinner). The house Chardonnay was great, bread and cheese spread and chopped salad to share we were in heaven.

1 Thank Cheryl K
Helena, Montana
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Visited because I had a ham and cheese croissant craving. Glad I did. While the weekend line was long, it did move and the people watching was fun. The food was wonderful, buttery, flakey, moist yum.

1 Thank grizmt05
Paris, France
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We visited on a Wednesday evening and were told, as a table of 6 that we needed to have the tasting menu. This was $75 per person - with no options for only taking a couple of the four courses. The combinations of food were bizarre, nothing seemed to go and it was all so salty! The two chicken dishes... More 

Thank Dinah H
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is quite possibly my favorite in SF (and perhaps the world). All the inventive ingredients (black garlic, various stocks, farmers cheese, all seasonings) are hand-prepared (see their cookbook) and combined in surprising ways that are more than mere fusion. Something like Hungarian meets Japanese meets the Andes. The decor used to be a stylish French bistro, simple and... More 

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Atascadero, California
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

As a part of a large party, we had the set menu. It was very much like having tapas, lots of small portions of different items. Most of them, although unusual, were very good. Through the meal, the help was good, although as the restaurant got more crowded, the wait staff became more scarce and service slowed considerably. We waited... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a wonderfully cozy little place that made me feel really at home sitting at the bar. I'm new to the city but immediately made great friends with the staff and the others seated at the bar. I would highly recommend their plum soup.

Thank Stephen L
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered the family menu (tasting portions) as we wanted a taste of tartine bakery's famous breads. In the end, the menu only had 1 choice of bread from the bakery (porridge bread). The rest of the food were so-so only with no particular taste coming through cleanly. We would skip this place next time.

Thank catoutofbag
Boston, Massachusetts
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288 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a fixed prix restaurant. There is no menu. I assume the menu is assembled daily based on what is freshly available. We added the wine which was from a local maker who specialized in unadulterated wines. The wines were great with the food and well paired. We also got to chat to the maker which was fun. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
23:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
    (16th and 17th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI and BART both stop at Mission and 16th Streets
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-487-1600

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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 Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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