A perfect dinner is a kind of tonic after the sort of exhausting days many people regularly endure, and Baker Street Bistro -- with its mix of Parisian service, French comfort food given a beguiling city spin, and an arboreal setting -- delivers the goods. For amazingly little money. It's the sort of place that deserves to be in business a long time.
Baker Street Bistro, at 2953 Baker in S.F., is open daily save Mondays. It serves coffee and pastries from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends); lunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dinner 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. (5 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays); and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 931-1475.