Bistro Central Parc still a go-to spot in North Panhandle [San Francisco]
Three years after opening, this neighborhood French bistro continues to serve delicious food in a friendly atmosphere. Here's the original thread after they first opened:
Had dinner there last night, ordering two of the evening's specials: Little Gem salad, and salmon with orange buerre blanc and haricots verts. The salad was wonderful, served with Roquefort (they held the bacon brittle for me--I eat seafood but not meat). Salmon was reliably delicious. My friend also had the salmon.
Star of the evening though was the dessert: fraises a la modena, described by the waiter as sauteed strawberries with balsamic vinegar and vanilla ice cream. It was heavenly, as you can see from the photo.
I've enjoyed Bistro Central Parc's weekend brunch on several occasions as well--lovely omelets. Servers are friendly and funny. And Jacques, the owner, always greets regulars with a very European kiss to each cheek.
Just wanted to remind folks that Jacques and company are still doing a great job of pleasing the palate and welcoming the community here. And if you're a meat eater I think you'll find lots to love on the menu, like rack of lamb, duck confit, and braised beef cheeks. Also, I can attest to the uber-deliciousness of the mushroom risotto appetizer.
Bistro Central Parc
560 Central Avenue @ Grove, SF