2023 Best Bistros in San Francisco/Bay Area

Classic French Bistros
in San Francisco/Bay Area

In Paris, the bistro is an institution. With a cozy, unpretentious atmosphere and French fare at a modest price, what's not to love?

Find a small table and order up some classic bistro dishes such as steak au poivre and coq au vin at one of GAYOT's Top French Bistros in San Francisco/Bay Area , presented in alphabetical order.

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Chez Maman
Popular spot to find bistro fare such as crêpes, a croque monsieur and a burger. See More
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Monsieur Benjamin
Chef-owner Corey Lee presents modern French bistro cuisine in tony Hayes Valley. See More
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