As the title is noted, BIX feels like an underground restaurant during the prohibition era. Bartenders shaking up martinis, servers in full uniform, dimly lit restaurant with a soft glowing lamp on each table, a live jazz piano player complete with a singer. The crowd is definitely older business professions and mostly men.
We ate like Kings: American Sturgeon Caviar on crunchy potato shaped like petit four , american kobe bavette steak with truffle fries, fresh Maine lobster cream spaghetti, truffle cheese croques, bone marrow, table-side prepared steak tartare and FOUR different desserts.
I order steak tartare at every restaurant when offered. BIX has to be the BEST of the best. The tartare is brought to the table beautiful presented with a description of each ingredient and skillfully mixed. Lastly the waiter will mist the plate with cognac! These are the little details which make a restaurant memorable and worth every dime. The dish was only $13.95.
The stand out dessert was the house made “whoppers” with malted chocolate chip ice cream. The whoppers are deformed circles and sprinkled with salt.
I will have to return for lunch and try their burger. I read via Tablehopper BIX created and patented a kitchen tool that cooks the burger evenly. They are offering a $19.95 2 course lunch and a $34.95 3 course dinner. Service was great but not excellent.
56 Gold St
San Francisco, CA 94133