Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cuisine California Cuisine, French
Price range of entrées $13 - $46
Delivery No
Outdoor seating No
Party room Yes
Reservations accepted Yes
Kids menu Yes
Occasional live music Yes
Vegetarian friendly Yes
Vegan friendly Yes
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

Comments

cantab Jan. 14, 2009 @ 1:07 p.m.

We went for restaurant week in January 2009. El Bizcocho is now into molecular gastronomy, but the results are underwhelming. One dish supposedly had "foie gras powder" but this was undetectable. In Bananas Foster, the bananas are converted into a thin syrup. This tasted vaguely of caramel and that's all.

On a nonmolecular level, the menu tries hard to be original, but without much point. For example, one main dish is "duck chop." Gee, yes, you won't get see that on a menu anywhere else. But what is it in reality? Just a duck breast with some bone attached. The downside of including the bone is that the traditional presentation of contrasting crispy skin, melt-in-your mouth fat, and rare flesh goes missing.

The kitchen is no doubt excellent at technique, classical and modern, but the basics are sometimes forgotten. Butter was at the right temperature, but tasted stale. Cured sashimi had interesting flavors, but all were overpowered by salt.

All in all, the molecular tricks come at the expense of sensuousness, and the elaborate preparations obscure the true nature of the ingredients.

Portions were tiny, appropriate for a tasting menu but not for a three course dinner.

Service was friendly and welcoming, but not sensitive. After telling us that we could continue talking as long as we wanted (not so directly!) the waiter came for the bill before we had laid down our credit card.

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bobs Feb. 10, 2009 @ 11:33 p.m.

The Animal Protection and Rescue League asks you to boycott this restaurant to help stop animal cruelty.

El Bizcocho continues to serve fois gras, the liver of ducks or geese which have endured weeks of force feeding, performed by jamming large metal pipes down their throats and filling them with massive quantities of food -- the equivalent of forcing a 150 pound human to eat 60 pounds of food per day.

The livers of these poor birds swell up to ten times their normal size, inducing a disease called "hepatic lipidosis". These fattened, diseased livers are served as foie gras.

Please call El Bizcocho and inquire if they are still serving fois gras. If so, then please let them know that you choose not to patronize restaurants which engage in this horrific cruelty.

Your call will make a difference!

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