Step back in time and indulge yourself at this '30s-style supper club just minutes from the Embarcadero. Bix is all class, from the white-jacketed bartenders mixing delicious cocktails to the intimate lighting & high ceilings, to the piano player & live jazz. This iconic SF spot serves “modern American” cuisine which includes Dungeness crab rolls, bone marrow, fresh lobster spaghetti, and a black truffle cheeseburger. Co-owners Doug Biederbeck and Bruce Hill are behind other SF staples (Florio, MarketBar, Fog City, and Pizzeria, among others), and Chef Emmanuel Eng previously worked at Boulevard, Maverick, and Aqua.
Walking into BIX feels like stepping into a swanky 1930s supper club. The dimly lit two-story dining room features soaring ceilings, art deco design, and a mahogany bar manned by bartenders in white tuxedo jackets and black bow ties. The bar and restaurant scene is always bustling thanks to expertly concocted cocktails, live jazz seven nights a week, and people looking to see and be seen. Those seeking a more intimate experience should ask to be seated on the mezzanine where they’ll be able to take in the vibrant scene below but can also re-enact the classic Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene (albeit with King crab tagliatelle) in relative privacy.
How to book: For last-minute reservations, call 415-433-6300; otherwise, reserve online.