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Bouche

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Neighbourhood:
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603 Bush Street, 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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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here sat 29 October. I had halibut and my other half had steak and we had some nice chick pea fries to share. The portions were small (by European standards, never mind American). We had a bottle of white wine, which I fully admit could have been our poor choice, but it was terrible. Neither of us had... More 

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Hollister, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My husband loves to pick out restaurants when we travel and last weekend he discovered this little gem! It was delicious! Food was so good, and service was attentive and welcoming. We would love to come back!

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Thank MBMag
Davis, CA
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Both upstairs and down Bouche is cramped as it can be. Even the kitchen is small, so small it's a wonder they do as well as they do. From start to finish our dinner was one of the best we have had in a restaurant in several years, and by SF standards the price was reasonable. That said, it was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The food was spectacular and thoughtfully put together with great attention to detail from the staff + the chef (who was there + hands on) a real treat for a Sunday night. It's an intimate and lively place and clearly not for everyone or every mood but don't be discouraged by the reviews complaining about heat, size or noise.....the food... More 

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Alamo, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The physical presence of the place is something right out of the Ile St. Louis in Paris. Narrow, open to the upstairs, bar seating below with an open kitchen. Upstairs is limited seating with a nice wood ceiling and open window to the street noises of the City though upstairs was smoky and very hot from the kitchen. That part... More 

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Dublin, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

From our lovely, French waitress to the bacon bread and mergeuz stuffed calamari -delicious. Highly recommend this place for a great fun environment and wonderful food. Only wish I'd found it sooner on my trip, but I'll be back.

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Thank CatConn
Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We sat at the bar/kitchen counter and chatted with both fellow diners, the manager and kitchen staff all evening. If you are looking for a quiet or private dinner this might not be your best choice... The food was really well done. Everything was tasty and there were a few stand-out flavors. The wine selections were equally excellent and we... More 

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Thank Lockmk
Wisconsin
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We found Bouche quite by accident and are extremely happy we did. My wife and I each enjoyed two starters, two glasses of wine, desserts and great coffee. Each starter could be on the entre menu (with a slightly larger portion). My wife's dessert, a crème of some type, was one of the best she has had in a long... More 

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Thank Mark B
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant in Nob Hill. My sister and I weren't very hungry so we shared an appetizer, Armenian cucumber salad, which was delicately delicious, and gnocchi for our main. Portions were French, ie small, but that suited us very well. Wine selection was small but well- curated and service attentive and charming. Altogether a lovely experience and I would... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great French food with a limited menu. Owner was great. Their place is small and on two floors...They have about 10 tables. The food is wonderful quality and I highly recommend their Salmon Ceviche...Wonderful! Will definitely go back on my next SF trip.

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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
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
French
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 Street, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Union Square

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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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