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Les Joulins Jazz Bistro

€€ - €€€
44 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2208
+1 415-397-5397
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (6 reviews)
“frog legs” (2 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (3 reviews)
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44 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2208
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Typical tourist trap. Beer prices were not mentioned anywhere and for the record they were really expensive. When we asked for the check, they brought us no receipt or any other analysis of what was included in it. Without being told, the tip was automatically...More

1  Thank Katerina S
Reviewed 10 March 2017

How lame is I? I had one of my honeymoon meals at this very average and unremarkable "bistro" that is generic french.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We were walking around looking for food for what felt like forever. Everywhere was booked and busy, this place could seat us straight away. Menu has lots on it, bread and water were topped up regularly, the live music was fabulous. The tables are tiny...More

Thank Brrigid O
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Meh. That is what I say. Seriously, who puts powdered parmesian cheese on a Caesar salad that costs $8.95???? The croutons were obviously from a store bought bag. Inattentive wait staff. Jazz was just ok, the drummer was a rock drummer---we are 2 foodie jazz...More

Thank bmusicgirl
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Staying in Union Square and looking for somewhere to go for Dinner. Came across this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. Live Jazz quartet playing with the lead singer giving you the history behind each number- really interesting!! Food was of a good range reasonably priced...More

Thank 214kenb
Reviewed 12 November 2016

First time I have ever rated a dining experience but this was so bad it needs to be mentioned. Restaurant needs a reno -very tired decor. Old doesn't need to be ratty. Service was very slow right from the warm table water, to our warm...More

Thank shoe1960
Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you want to hear jazz music and enjoy French cuisine, then this jazz cafe is for you. Bill "Doc" Webster and Jazz Nostalgia were incredible entertainers and I really liked the way they performed as if I'm in New Orleans. I even got a...More

1  Thank missiontravel2016
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The food is French and reasonably good. Try the bouillabaisse for sure. The desserts were disappointingly not fresh- about a day or two old would be my guess.

Thank shanoa
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went to listen to Charles Unger, and grabbed some wine and a few appetizers. The food is billed as french, and menu contains frog legs and pates, but there is also standard "fried calamari" fare. Music was good, food was average, wine selection is...More

Thank nbdoc
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

With good seafood, good service, reasonable prices, and hot jazz, what more could you ask? Les Joulins JazzBistro offers a diverse menu of French influenced dishes and entertainment for the price of dinner and a reasonable contribution to the jazz quartet's tip jar. It's definitely...More

1  Thank denverdave2014
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-5397
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