My family and I went to Bar Tartine on my last night in San Francisco. We left stuffed and satisfied. The restaurant has a definite light, hip San Francisco feel present in the restaurant’s design and transcending into their service and dishes. The dishes are unique, the best by far being the beef tartare flatbread; some dishes, like the lobster mushrooms, were disappointing.
Overall, I would return to Bar Tartine, but not for my last meal in SF. The bread, wheeled over from Tartine Bakery, is obviously superb. The cultured butter was better than the more eccentric lard.
Rye kvass / pickleback
Sliced Bread + Cultured Butter
Sliced Bread + Lard, onion, paprika
Beets in chickpea sauce
Lobster mushrooms and sorrel
Beef tartare on potato flatbread with green horseradish
Charred salmon with padron peppers, corn, and mushrooms
Smoked potatoes with black garlic
Sprouted lentil croquettes with kefir and coriander
Poached Chicken with white beans, tomatoes, and skordalia
561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103