56 Gold St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9413337.796785 -122.402898
Neighborhoods: Financial District, Northeast
Love This Place.. or you must be lame – This is one of the best hidden gems in the city. Dark, romantic, great food, great drinks beautiful space.
Over priced and waste of money – My husband and I were excited about this place, but left the restaurant disappointed.
The food was terrible. The entrees cost over $25.00 a plate, and it tasted like some dishes you can get at Applebee's or at Denny's.
I ordered the chicken, and my husband ordered the crab and lobster pasta. Both plates tasted exactly the same except for the fact that one was seafood, one was a poultry dish.
Both plates had the exact same cream sauce with loads of cherry tomatoes in them....
we had about 5 bites, and that was it.
The salads were OK, but average...
A restaurant this expensive and nice looking should really try and upgrade their dishes.
They can also use some scented candles... this place looks great but smells like a back alley in the tenderloin.
WOW! – Here from Chicago, where, in case you don't know is on the map for food. I had one of the best meals of my life tonight. Bix Rocks!
Timeless style and classic food mix at this convincing re-creation of a 1930s supper club. – The Scene
A high-ceilinged, two-story dining room rich with details draws business lunchers, but the joint is better cast as a leisurely pit stop for a Rat Packer and his dolled-up date. The long mahogany bar is impossible to ignore, and cocktails both classic and inventive are a strong suit. The '30s supper-club theme extends to the service, which is knowledgeable and precise; it's a joy to watch the waiter compose a steak tartare or bananas Foster tableside.
Updated renditions of American supper-club fare reign here, with a few twists and the occasional dip into regional cuisine; the results are usually satisfying, if not quite transcendent. Roast quail with potato-and-olive ravioli is succulent and creative. Try the inch-thick potato pancake, delightfully crispy, with smoked salmon and creme fraiche, or the juicy and iconic club burger, draped with bacon.
Great food - pricey drinks – Our party of four really enjoyed dinner last Saturday night. The appetizers were delicious - we had the firecracker shrimp and the crab in brioche. We all enjoyed our main courses - two order of scallops, lamb and the pork chop. If you order veggies on the side - the mushrooms are not to be missed. Desserts were lovely and beautifully prepared. The only downside to Bix is that the cocktails add up quickly at $9 a pop and they're on the small side. Don't get me wrong - they were good, but not good value. Looking forward to Bix again - but this time we'll skip the pricey sidecars.
great bar, not so great food – i'm not sure what happened in the kitchen arena at Bix. their food used to be spectacular and i only recently had a full coure meal there (usually in/out only at their bar) and the meal was surprisingly only so-so. definitely not worth the $50 for food only. wine selections were pretty good. our waiter was super cool but wasn't very experienced so he did flub on a couple of aspects (ie not bringing out everyone's courses in an organized order). disappointed too when we asked for the sommelier and was told he was off that night (on a thursday?). hoping they make some needed changes in the kitchen.
not worth the bill – Our waitress was SLOW and the busboys were rude - they shoved the plates in our face as they excused themselves and splashed most of the mineral water onto the tablecloth! We spent nearly $80 per person and left hungry and disastified.
Lame Service – If you equate fine dining with rude service by unsophisticated hostesses, then this place is for you. On the other hand, if you want food that's worth the price and ambience that is more than mere hype, you should go elsewhere. In a city with a gazillion restaurants, this one has very little to recommend it. Put a high price on something and it attracts attention, but a discerning consumer will know what he's looking for, and this ain't it.
Beautiful place, not so great food – I was highly disappointed after my dinner at Bix. I had heard from many people for a long time that this was a great place. Now, I can agree only if we are talking about ambience and how it can be romantic , if not so crowded. My boyfriend and I can only agree on the potatoes, with cream and I think caviar was the best. The beef tartar was so-so and so was the spicy shrimp. For the price and three weeks I waited to eat here, I'll not be repeating.
nice little place in the city – my husband and i were recommended this place by our concierge, and we had a really nice dinner there. the decor is a bit art deco, the piano playing is also a nice touch. we had something that resembled tater tots with black caviar on them as an appetizer, not bad, the foie gras was a little disappointing though. the lobster spaghetti was tasty and al dente, but the kobe wasn't as tender as it should've been. for dessert we had the bananas foster which was great. drinks are strong too. service was nice, but a bit slow.
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