Birthday Dinner :: Bar Tartine


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Happy Monday, everyone! Did you all have a nice weekend? Mine sure was since it was my birthday weekend. Yesterday, I officially turned 34 and George took me to Bar Tartine to celebrate. I’ve been a fan of Tartine Bakery for a long time (who isn’t, anyway?), but I have never managed to try their restaurant so it was just the perfect place to go. (I had no idea it was just right next to another one of our favorite restaurants in the city.) Since it was our first time there, we generally like to try as much as we can so we ordered quite a bit.

On the menu, we ordered: // Pickled Curried Green Beans // Roasted Zucchini and Okra with Sunflower Seed Dip, Olive, Tomato, Chili // Chicories with Creamy Anchovy Dressing, Rye Crembs and Kohlrabi // Grilled Beef Tongue with Eggplant, Purslane, Mint, Chili // Lamb Meatballs with Creamed Nettles, Roasted Tomato, Padron Pepper, Sesame Toast.

The portions were very generous. We also filled ourselves with their yummy Tartine bread and cocktails. I had a very delicious virgin strawberry soda, made with fresh strawberries, and ended the meal with a layered chocolate cake with hazelnut and apricot sauce. (Not the ombre cake I hoped for but layered was close enough.) I would say their food and flavors were very earthy, rustic, and robust, all filled with in-season hearty vegetables and meats. I think we probably ordered enough for 4 people, but believe it or not, we actually finished almost everything. Ok… I guess I was eating for two. :) :) :)

Have you been to Bar Tartine? How did you like it?

BAR TARTINE – 561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, Mission.

  • Happy birthday!! Mine’s next week…eeeek! haha Must try Bar Tartine the next time I’m in SF!

  • happy belated jeanne! 

  • Happy Birthday Jeanne! I’m so glad that you had a fabulous birthday. FYI: I know I already told you, but just loving those bangs on you! Adorable! XX See you Thursday??

  • Looks delish! Awesome photos. Happy birthday!

  • anastasiaC

    happy birthday sweet girl!!! love your new bangs! lunch looks delicious and I hope you had an awesome birthday!!!

  • Fenny

    Sound you have a great time at the birthday dinner :). And you look gorgeous Jeanne.  

  • Happy Birthday!  You look fab.  (We are the same age, btw… “28 again.”)  Love the pics!  The restaurant looks great.  I’ve only been to SF once (so far), and I went to the bakery.  It was my goal to move there, but things kind of changed due to numerous factors.  Maybe some day!


  • Happy {belated} birthday, Jeanne! You are glowing in these photos, and the food looks absolutely delicious…Can’t think of a better way to ring in another year wiser. Hope your special day was fabulous!

  • Eli

    sooo sweet Jeanne, hope you had an amazing day! And week!

  • Happy belated birthday sweetieeee!! You do not look like you’re carrying at all! And your bang and the star blouse are just SOOOO cute!! LOVE LOVE! 

  • Trina

    Happy Happy Birthday…sorry I’m a wee bit late!  Hope it was the best ever!  I know it will be a great year for you with a new little one on the way!!!  Wishing you much happiness and lots of love!

    ….the best is yet to come!!!!!!  

    p.s. love the new look!

    xo . trina