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Bar Tartine dinner, nice!

forestd Jul 16, 2009 08:26 PM

I had dinner tonight (7/16/09) at Bar Tartine and had an excellent time. Very nice casual bistro type atmosphere. I had a refreshing house-made grapefruit soda that was delicious with the Tartine bread and butter. For a starter I tried the Chicken liver pate and it was excellent with toasted bread, grainy mustard, pickled red onion and nice arugula salad. For the main course I had the hanger steak (med rare) with warm bread salad, roasted cherry tomatoes and haricots verts. So good and a nice glass of Bordeaux (Ch. Parenchere, $9.50) was an excellent pairing. I even had room for dessert called Affogato, which was a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream in a cone glass with a double shot espresso poured overneath at the table. Yum. Total with tax and tip was $75 and a bargain for the quality.


  1. rworange Jul 30, 2009 11:48 PM

    Nice report

    Bar Tartine
    561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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    1. re: rworange
      SteveG Jul 31, 2009 12:12 PM

      Sadly, the Scoop and various other sources are reporting that chef Fox will be leaving Bar Tartine in a month, after 2 years there. I really appreciated the balance the food had between complex prep and top-notch ingredients that were enhanced rather than muffled by his techniques. The old chef from Slow Club/Serpentine, Kronner, will take over. The way the new menu is described, it looks like it will be a Serpentine/Range/Maverick clone, which bugs me. We already have enough examples of that type of restaurant, which I like, but don't want to go to every time I go out.

    2. Robert Lauriston Apr 23, 2011 11:00 AM

      Anybody tried Bar Tartine since Nick Balla took over? Apparently he's brought some Hungarian influences. Menus are currently offline and the place will be closed most of this coming week.


      Bar Tartine
      561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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