Bistro Unique


If you looking for a traditional french bistro, this is the place for you.  I literally felt like I was eating in France.  The food is amazing, the atmosphere inviting and the servers extremely friendly and helpful.  I went here with my fiancé and friends for the first time and we were blown away.  I think this place has become my new favorite spot!  I cannot wait to return for another tasting.

Started the evening with Champagne and an aperitif

Shared starter with the group:  Salade de Betterave-Roasted red beet salad, dijon, vinaigrette and a sparkle of blue cheese

Shared starter for the group: Pig Feet and Foie Gras Terrine (Sounds gross but it’s so good.  I’m french so I loved it but it’s not for everyone.)

Noix De Coquilles Saint Jacques À La Provençale seared scallops with parmesan cheese, risotto, ratatouille in a sun-dried tomato sauce

My dish for the night!  I would order this again.  I loved it so much.  It was perfectly cooked with the most amazing risotto (I don’t even like risotto)

Cassoulet white bean stew with duck confit, pork, garlic toulouse sausage.  It’s completely authentic and french comfort food.  My fiancé ordered this and loved it.  He’s from the south so it was a fancy comfort food to him.

The special of the night:  Rabbit! I had a bite and it was so tasty.  It’s farmed rabbit so it’s not as gamey as wild rabbit which I liked much better.

Short Ribs Special.  My friend ordered this and she said they were the best short ribs she’s ever had.  That’s a powerful statement. I had a taste and they were pretty awesome.

Dessert which I forgot to photography were:

  • Panier de Sorbet aux Fruits de Saison:  Assortment of seasonal fruit sorbets (Pineapple, Raspberry and Strawberry)
    – I don’t even like sorbet but loved these. I would order this again in a heart beat.
  • Marquise au Chocolat: Dark chocolate ganache served with brandied cherries
    – I LOVE chocolate which girl doesn’t.  I wish I had taken a picture of this because it was so good.  I promise to go back and order this again.


All and all, Bistro Unique was a true success.  Would I recommend this restaurant to a friend, stranger or colleague? YES, in a heart beat! Go there and try it for yourself!

1849 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123

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