Bistro Central Parc
This is one joyful restaurant. Located in the Panhandle, at the corner of Central and Grove Street, this secluded spot draws a young and distinguished crowd. The decor is minimalist, and the layout displays a huge bar and open kitchen. A simple black chalkboard on the wall (ardoise) and a Fanny film poster are the only signs that the place is French… of course only if you didn’t know who the owner is. Jacques, who is there to greet his guests every night, has been in the San Francisco restaurant scene for a very long time, and he has a lot of fans.
The food is prepared with love. I ordered Gallette de Pomme de Terre (warm brie on potato pancake, mizuna salad) that tasted light and flavorful. When I heard that the chef was from Marseille, I had to have the Bouillabaisse. It had a nice consistency and golden color. The Volcan au Chocolat was amazing! When I bit into it, a huge lava of chocolate made its way out. The plates are nicely decorated, the staff speaks French, and the service is fast and efficient.
- Bistro Central Parc
- 560 Central Avenue, San Francisco
- (415) 931-7272
Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday | Brunch: Saturday-Sunday