Bar Tartine Restaurant Review, San Francisco


Bar Tartine

561 Valencia Ave (Between 16th and 17th)

San Francisco, CA 94110


Bar Tartine Website

Book Reservation

Bar Tartine San Francisco exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Bar Tartine has been on our hit list ever since Mr. Bauer extolled the virtues of this restaurant a couple weeks back. We are big fans of the sister location, Tartine Bakery. There haven’t been many new Hungarian, Eastern European restaurants lately, so this was a refreshing change of pace from another California cuisine restaurant. Chef Nicolaus Balla took over in January 2011 and has moved Bar Tartine forward. The restaurant is loud and interior decor rough, but the food is exciting.

Insider Tip – Make reservations

Cuisine – Hungarian, Eastern European
Location – Mission District
Opened – 2012 changed Chef

Bar Tartine San Francisco interior decor

Service – Bar Tartine had lifeless service with a waitress that didn’t care much. She didn’t even say thank you to drive up the tip.
Verdict – Bar Tartine surprised us with robust and high quality food featuring many unique flavors. Give it a try soon.

Bar Tartine Signature Dishes – Langos, Tartare, Fisherman’s Stew

Bar Tartine’s Menu is very short, with 3 large plates and 9 – 10 small plates that change all the time. Sharing seems the norm here.

Website Bar Tartine Menu

Bar Tartine Food Picks:

Bar Tartine San Francisco Langos

Langos: fried potato bread with garlic, sour cream and scallion ($10) is ordered by almost every table. Freshly made, hot, crisp, excellent.

Bar Tartine San Francisco stuffed chicken

Stuffed chicken, stewed smoked sausage and sauerkraut, mushroom, sour cream ($24) contained a healthy sized portion of tender chicken seasoned with robust flavors. A unique blend of textures and some strong and fatty sausage.

Bar Tartine San Francisco Fishermans stew

Fishermanโ€™s stew: sturgeon, kale, hen of the woods mushrooms, green chili ($24) was recommended by our server. Simple, soupy, a bit oily, nicely cooked chunks of white fish, but in need of more starch.

Bar Tartine San Francisco Broccoli

Broccoli shoots, pea and fava greens, garlic chive, chili oil, crispy shallot ($8) a unique combination was fun and somewhat healthy.

Bar Tartine San Francisco turo cheesecake

Turo cheese cake, rhubarb, blood orange, ginger crumbs ($8.50) is the reference dessert. Beautiful, different, cottage cheese like coarseness.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)

Bar Tartine on Urbanspoon

Restaurant Map:

Bar Tartine Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Parking:Paid Valet

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