CLASSIC BIX - REFINED, INSPIRED, FLIRTY


Bix, which opened in 1988, is one of the rare restaurants that’s been able to walk the line between tradition and innovation. The feel is akin to a supper club — the low lighting is keyed to romance, and the location in an alley makes it feel like a speakeasy. Hill is an excellent chef, but with so many restaurants to watch over, it’s tough to consistently produce three-star food. however with the help of chef de cuisine Emmanuel Eng, best known for his work at Maverick, the menu at Bix is taking on a new polish. Here five slices of hamachi are draped over chunks of just-ripe avocado scattered with chilies, ginger and toasted corn nuts. The host was able to give us a table, with the proviso that another party would need it at 8 p.m. Given the circumstances, that felt right. Read more ...

- Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle - 07/2015