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Amélie - Bistro | Lounge | Wine Bar in San Francisco.

Party Earth Review Red lights, polished surfaces, and a touch of France create a sleek and sexy atmosphere at Amélie, a popular haunt for casual jet-setters, European expats, and lovers of unique yet affordable wine. Bottle lamps and paper chandeliers cast soft hues over the young professionals sipping their way through Happy Hour wine flights ... more


1754 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Brenda's French Soul Food - Bistro | Restaurant in San Francisco.

Party Earth Review Seven days a week, come rain or come shine, long lines of patient patrons form outside Brenda’s French Soul Food, waiting for their names to finally be crossed off the chalkboard and licking their lips in anticipation of the vibrant Creole comfort food waiting for them within. Despite the neighborhood’s seedy reputation ... more


652 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Amélie - Bistro | Lounge | Wine Bar in SF

Add a little continental flair to your cuisine with the heady cups of coffee, brimming plates of buttery brunch vittles, and a too quaint to be America vibe offered by San Francisco bistros.

In the tony ‘hood of Nob Hill, head to Amélie to fill up on spicy reds, smooth whites, and plates of delightfully stinky cheese amid a melange of far-flung languages. A little sleek and definitely sexy, Euro expats set up shop beside well-heeled 9 to 5ers who bask beneath glowing lamps and clink their bubbly over crisp white linens, especially during the Happy Hour.

Over in Tenderloin, the ever-crowded Brenda’s French Soul Food holds court with a sassy Creole menu and hangover-slaying brunch options. Two parts cozy and one part chic with wooden benches and stools and warm-yer-soul cookin’, this hunker-down spot serves up some serious southern hospitality.

L'Ardoise Bistro in the heart of Castro is a more elegant affair serving up decadent dishes like duck leg confit, escargot, tiger prawn ravioli, and juicy racks of lamb amid a deceptively simple backdrop. Let the charm of brick red walls and a slew of square shelves of wine work their wooing magic on your date. San Francisco Bistros are supreme places to satiate your belly and your cravings for that elusive European elan.

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