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Baker Street Bistro
2953 Baker Street
San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 931-1475
Cuisine: Country French
Pluses: reasonably priced
Don't Miss: bleu cheese salad with endive, lamb stew printanier, rabbit in mustard sauce, blanquette de veau
Prices: Moderate; $8.75-$12.50 entrees
Overview: Open for coffee & pastries: Tuesday thru Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; lunch Tuesday thru Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; dinner Tuesday thru Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; brunch Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Visa/Mastercard, no American Express
Difficult Street parking
Baker Street Bistro in near the entrance to the Presidio is one of the many small neighborhood cafes for which San Francisco is known. Sitting at one of the outside tables at this bistro, located on a quiet tree-lined street, one can almost imagine you're in a quiet Parisian neighborhood. Friendly waiters, down to earth food and reasonable prices make this a find. Where else can you get a four course quality meal for $14.50? Soup, entree, salad and dessert are included and on my last visit the choices were cauliflower soup, osso bucco, green salad and floating island for dessert. Appetizers include the traditional duck liver píte, escargots and a homemade soup. New York steak, breast of chicken with ginger sauce and blanquette de veau are a few of the entrees. Brunch includes eggs benedict, mimosas and strong coffee. Wines by the glass are $4.00 to $5.50, including French and California vintages.