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Bouche

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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603 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Stockton)
+1 415-956-0396
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17:30 - 01:00
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Sun 17:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 01:00
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149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bouche is a small basic French restaurant that serves very good food and wine in a small restaurant right in the hearth of SF, a stone throw from Union Square. There is a limited menu with delicious French dishes, the wines are original and the staff actually speak French. A great place for a relaxed evening about town.

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Thank RoteFuchs
Athens, Greece
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tiny spot with french cuisine for lovers. Masrerfully prepared food selections, most friendly staff, reasonable prices. Go there!

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Thank Passenger1956
British Columbia
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us after we got out of a concert at around ten and several places we tried first were closed. They stay open late -- until 1 a.m., I think. I liked the snug little upstairs which felt relaxed and intimate. My husband can't eat gluten, so the menu was a bit limited for him. But... More 

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San Francisco
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120 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by two charming young French men and escorted upstairs to a very French style resto, the decor was lovely with lighting, etc. However,, the food took forever to come (1/2 hour plus!) and, while the presentation was nice, the flavor was flat/non-existant on my dish (grilled yellowtail) and my partner found the pork dish inedible. In the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last night in SF, we visited Bouche as it had always been full. We enjoyed excellent service and fine cuisine with delicate and complex flavours. Portions were not too large. This restaurant is on the expensive side but very high quality. Staff are excellent and anticipate their customer's needs. French speaking clientele were frequent - always a good... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't really fault the dishes that we ate here. My big problem with this place is the very small, tight dining area on the second floor. I also think that the ambiance and comfort level are deficient. The items on the menu are very limited; kind of culinary confinement, if you will. The wine list was OK, but limited... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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182 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A charming, small restaurant, Bouche serves very well-prepared, delicious food. One of us had the sweetbreads and the other two enjoyed a citrus salad for the appetizer. For the main entrees, one of us had yellowtail fish, another pork loin, and the third person had gnocchi. The food was exceptional. The prices were reasonable. The restaurant had a very good... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a long weekend getaway in San Francisco, my wife and I had dinner here. I found this second visit to Bouche even more charming than the first. Two years ago, I was in a group of 12 European and American business associates having dinner here. We managed to fit around a square table upstairs in a very cozy arrangement.... More 

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Thank youngmc8
Oregon
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Thanks to the hotel staff and concierge for recommending we stay close to the hotel for our first dinner date out in the city. Bouche was EXCELLENT! We chose to sit in the front window, eating at the window countertop/bar seating. Great people watching on Friday night which happened to be St. Patrick's day too. The grapefruit salad was fresh... More 

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Thank drgaud
Yerevan, Armenia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere, friendly and professional staff, the custard/caramel desert is to die for! a must visit when in SF.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 01:00
Thursday
17:30 - 01:00
Friday
17:30 - 01:00
Saturday
17:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108
    (Stockton)
  • Public Transportation: BART: Montgomery St. BART Station CABLE CAR: Powell Street & Bush Street MUNI: Market Street & Stockton Street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-956-0396

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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