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Bar Tartine

561 Valencia St. (16th St.) Send to Phone
415-487-1600 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This romantic Mission restaurant turns out bold cuisine from co-chefs Nick Balla and Cortney Burns.
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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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  • 4.5 star rating
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Dining room at Bar Tartine, San Francisco, CA

Bar Tartine Restaurant Review

: This stylish, rustic restaurant from the owners of celebrated Tartine bakery is led by co-chefs Nick Balla and Cortney Burns. Once known for his Japanese cooking, then Eastern European, Balla has become a chef whose cuisine is widely respected and difficult to classify; Burns is a master of pickles, cheeses, charcuterie and spice research. In short: Earthy flavors abound. Try a selection of pickles (cucumber, radish or the delicate trumpet mushroom) before moving on to chopped chicken liver, egg and pickled fiddlehead ferns on rye, or goat meatballs with spinach, chili and garlic. The dinner menu may seem unfamiliar but you'll be charmed by dishes such as halaszle (rock cod, Hungarian wax pepper, broth, purslane and fennel) and gulyas (brisket, wine, caraway broth, whole-wheat bread and marrow). The wine list is deep and worldly; desserts mimic the dinner menu and have a delicate touch. Brunch tempts with options such as poached egg in mushroom broth with barley plus geranium or candied beet mimosas.

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