Opened by Laurent Manrique * and Andrew Fidelmann, the Aquitaine Wine Bistro is not new to San Francisco, it has just relocated to Church Street.
The reopening was scheduled for March 2020 but was postponed to February 2021. That’s good! With the gradual reopening of restaurants, you will be able to test their terrace on Church Street.
Aquitaine Wine Bistro offers a bistro-type menu with croques, quiches, salads, Basque chicken, and dishes based on duck confit because, as its name suggests, it is a cuisine inspired by the south-west of France.
Laurent Manrique tells us that he “wanted to create a wine selection with grapes that are not easily found in the Bay Area, with wines from his region, such as Madirans, dry Jurançons, etc …” which will perfectly pair with charcuterie or cheese boards.
You can dine indoors in lounge mode on comfortable sofas, or outdoors on the new parklet (the street is closed to cars on the whole block, only the streetcars go by). Andrew Fidelmann may even greet you with a few French words and ensure that his staff provides impeccable service.
- Laurent Manrique is a French chef from the San Francisco Bay area who has been awarded 2 Michelin stars!! He runs two other restaurants / wine bar in San Francisco Le Café de la Presse, and the Blanc and Rouge. We invite you to read his bio as well as a few words about his philanthropic actions.