Bar Tartine

American Restaurant
561 Valencia St (btwn 16th & 17th St), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Kashmir H.
    "Potato flatbread is amazing."(5 Tips)
    Frances J.
    "Excellent crusty SF bread (from the associated Tartine bakery)"(7 Tips)
    Susan H.
    "Beef tartare on toast is a stand out as are the potatoes"(7 Tips)
    "... fried potatoes - Chef Nick Balla tops these amazing, smoky, lightly greasy..."(4 Tips)
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  • healthy food
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  • tartines
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  • kefir butter
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  • nick balla
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  • Scott R.

    Come prepared with a ravenous appetite.

    Scott Rogers · 1 week ago
  • Kerwell L.

    The tasting menu isn't cheap, but it's well worth it and is actually good value for what you get. The food was creative, and everything was delicious.

    Kerwell Liao · June 30
  • Dan H.

    The whey cheesecake is delicious and unlike anything I've ever had

    Dan Harrison · June 26
  • David ö.

    Everything was great. Dont miss the croquettes.

  • Rem K.

    Soups are flavorful. Setting is laid back. Bread, as expected, excellent.

    Rem Koning · April 23
  • Sherry L.

    Everything is good here! You can't go wrong!

    Sherry Li · March 18
  • Maxime B.

    Smoked potatoes? Delicious

    Maxime Bury · March 16
  • Ben K.

    Everything is amazing. The bread, best ever.

    Ben Klaus · February 28
  • Anton S.

    The Friends and Family (tasting) menu costs about twice as much as you would normally spend. You also get twice as much food as you would normally eat.

    Anton Shuster · February 23
  • Anton S.

    Black garlic smoked potatoes are amazing.

    Anton Shuster · February 23
  • Matteo D.

    The black cod is delicious

    Matteo Danieli · February 22
  • The Tastes that Make the City

    The sliced bread with kefir butter is the best bread in SF, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: SF Edition." Read more

  • Joshua H.

    Best brunch in the city. When they had their sand which bar, they had some really stellar sammies, hope they bring it back!

    Joshua Haftel · January 22
  • Eater

    Eater National 38 member: Sink a spoon into sprouted lentil croquettes wallowing in yogurt-like kefir, beet sauce, spinach, turmeric oil, and zingy cilantro chutney. Read more

    Eater · January 19
  • Viviana d.

    Always full of people, but it's worth the wait. The cakes are yummy

    Viviana de Micheli · January 16
  • Susan H.

    Thoughtful food paired with sauces that pleasantly wow. You can't go wrong with any tries at dinner. Beef tartare on toast is a stand out as are the potatoes (which usually wouldn't interest me).

    Susan Hobbs · January 5
  • Morgan B.

    Everything is phenomenal. In particular, don't miss the beef tartare and potatoes.

    Morgan Beller · January 2
  • Virginia M.

    Everything was fantastic except the mushroom dumplings, which were kind of stodgy. But the rest of the meal more than compensated, particularly the steak tartare.

    Virginia Murdoch · December 21, 2014
  • Frances J.

    Very inventive and tasty middle eastern european-inspired food. Excellent crusty SF bread (from the associated Tartine bakery)

    Frances James · November 30, 2014
  • Matt S.

    Service was slow but f*** ! That was so good !

    Matt Swich · November 22, 2014
  • Brendan C.

    One of the best restaurants in SF. Their soju infusions are sublime--especially the gooseberry and marigold concoction.

    Brendan Curran · November 10, 2014
  • Billy V.

    Oh my god those smoky potatoes with BBQ sauce....

    Billy Vong · October 16, 2014
  • Adrian P.

    Tasty small plates and great wine list. Can't go wrong with this spot in the Mission.

    Adrian Phillips · October 11, 2014
  • Eater

    Bar Tartine's lunchtime sandwich-shop offerings are to die for, but last call for lunch at Bar Tartine is this Friday. Stop by for lunch today. Read more

    Eater · September 30, 2014
  • Yotam T.

    Vegetarian friendly. Attentive service. Amazing food.

    Yotam Troim · September 18, 2014
  • David A.

    The country bread and cultured butter are mandatory.

    David Adams · September 14, 2014
  • Anna S.

    Dreamy flatbreads

    Anna S-M · September 14, 2014
  • J.d. M.

    The most amazing bread and kefir butter. Chilled plum soup for brunch-you have to try it.

    J.d. Maresh · August 31, 2014
  • CBM 

    The kale salad with sesame tahini and yogurt is super yummy. Also, trendy.

    CBM  · August 25, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Chef Michelle Mah eats here on her nights off. She loves the Chicken, sweet onion, & liver pâté. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Kelsey U.

    Sigh. Back in the city I love. Amazing food, as always!

    Kelsey Uebelhor · August 20, 2014
  • Nick D.

    One of the best restaurants in SF! They make everything in house and from scratch, even the bread and butter!

    Nick D'Ambrosi · August 16, 2014
  • Frederic J.

    All the dinner food! Lunch sandwiches!!!

    Frederic Jaeckel · August 13, 2014
  • Adam B.

    Black garlic potatoes

    Adam Berlinsky-Schine · August 7, 2014
  • Tasting Table

    Nick Balla & Cortney Burns make food that sounds improbable-Hungarian dishes with Japanese influences--but tastes remarkable. Bonus: They make pickles, spices, sodas, cured meats & cheeses in house. Read more

    Tasting Table · August 6, 2014
  • SFist

    The smoked and fried potatoes - Chef Nick Balla tops these amazing, smoky, lightly greasy potatoes with house-made ramp mayonnaise, and they kind of can't be beat in the high-end fried potato camp. Read more

    SFist · August 3, 2014
  • SFGate

    The best dessert is the farmer's cheese cheesecake with a crust of buckwheat and ginger, a filling made with two-day cultured cheese, and a topping of rhubarb gelee. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014
  • SFGate

    You can tell a great chef by how he handles blood sausage, and I've not tasted any better than what Bar Tartine produces. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014
  • SFGate

    Asparagus with black trumpet mushrooms in a creamy sauce, a blend of smooth and sharp elements. Read more

    SFGate · August 2, 2014

    Don’t miss the Smoked Potatoes, Lentil Croquettes, Cheese Dumpling in Mushroom Broth, or the Kale with Sunflower Tahini!

    CITY GRIT · August 1, 2014

    Nick Balla and Cortney Burns are our HEROS! The creative dishes on their menu feature ingredients the 2 make in house. They blend their own spices, make their own cheese, and cure their own bottarga.

    CITY GRIT · August 1, 2014
  • Bommy C.

    Smoked potatoes with black garlic is a must.

    Bommy Cha · August 1, 2014
  • Amber

    Kale and yogurt smørrebrød - $13

    Amber · July 28, 2014
  • Marissa S.

    Cranky waiter + 1.5 hrs to get food...yikes! After the waiter picked up our check he said, "can they just leave now". Disappointing service food was good though.

    Marissa Snapp · June 14, 2014
  • Eric G.

    There are lots of unordinary things the the menu. Don't worry, everything is good

    Eric Gelinas · June 11, 2014
  • khurram k.

    Manufactured Wait list for the bar when half the place is empty on a Tuesday ... Give me a break ... Skip this one ...

    khurram khan · June 11, 2014
  • jonathan g.

    The Lentil Croquettes at Bar Tartine For a sort of Hungarian/Indian take on falafel, chef Nicolaus Balla fries bright green balls of sprouted lentils that are then paired with house-cultured kefir.

    jonathan gettinger · May 28, 2014
  • Matt W.

    Favorite brunch in SF. Smoked potatoes and avocado toast set the bar in my brunch dish hall of fame.

    Matt Wahl · May 10, 2014
  • Alyssa D.

    The potato flatbread was the best savory dish I have ever eaten. Ever. Also recommend the kale and the lentil croquettes!!

    Alyssa Dunn · April 28, 2014
  • Clara D.

    The large sharable plate was neither large nor sharable. Disappointing.

    Clara D · April 27, 2014

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