Bacar can be one of the finest dining evenings a person could have anywhere. Some of these prior reviews are hard to believe. All restaurants can have rough patches or nights; patrons can also be horrendous. Chefs do change guard.
I have been perhaps six times now. Recently I enjoyed an unbelievable evening there with an old friend mid-week. Choosing to order their ?tasting meal? to allow them complete freedom and to enjoy as much of their talent as possible, we just couldn?t describe how interesting and satisfying the lengthy results were. Noise level was not unacceptable in the booth area, main floor. The service staff was basically fabulous, lacking nothing to be desired. The sommelier was also completely up to speed and very engaging.
Putting all this together, I have to say that this particular night amounted to one of the five best dining experiences I have had in my life. I was raised in Berkeley?s gourmet district, have eaten at Chez Panisse perhaps 70 times since their opening, and all over Western Europe too; I truly believe in the importance of Haut Cuisine and do recommend Bacar highly.
Pros: Really important SF restaurant
Cons: Can get noisy and very busy like most SF places