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Baker Street Bistro Report (long)

Wendy Lai | Sep 17, 200106:50 PM

Before the opera this past Saturday, my husband and I and a fellow chowhound went to Baker Street Bistro for dinner. We had the very first seating at 5:30.
Amazing as always, their four course prix fix dinner was $14.95. This includes soup, entree and dessert of the day, plus a small dinner salad. I ordered the prix fix dinner. For that day, the soup was a garlic potato soup, the entree was roasted pork loin with mustard cream sauce, and the dessert was bread pudding.
All three of us had the soup which was the only disappointing thing of the evening. It was not seasoned at all. We had to add our own salt and pepper. The pork loin was excellent. It was juicy, flavor and went very well with the mustard cream sauce. Also served were some mashed potatoes and mashed carrots. Both were piped on to the plate to make a beautiful presentation.
My husband had a lamb loin as his entree. The lamb was cooked to his liking, medium. Two large portions were very moist and flavorful, and not gamy at all. It was served with a light red wine reduction and also some mashed potatoes. Our friend had the lamb stew, a special of the day. It was a well made stew, not gamy, warm and very satisfying. I think both of their entrees were around $14.95 each.
For dessert my bread pudding is one of the best bread pudding I've ever had. It was served with a cream Angelis sauce, sweet, light and full of vanilla flavor. My husband had a crème brulee, not the best crème brulee, slightly too soft and not as creamy as we've would liked, but not bad. Our friend had a tart tatin, baked in a very unusual way. It was a slice from a large tart tatin, full of apples, not too much crust. The apples had a consistence of being stewed, but not falling apart. The tart tatin was served with a wonderful raspberry and lemon sauce.
They have a very reasonable wine list with a few good by-the-glass selections.

This bistro reminds me of France. All the staff at the restaurant has a French accent. Their friendly manners and down home cooking, and not to mention their price, make it one of the best deals in town.

Baker Street Bistro
2953 Baker St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 931-1475

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