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Basque Cultural Center

599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3450
(650) 583-8091
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Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 11, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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29 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Haven't been in a while but just love the food, great service and we met very nice people dining next to us. Best Basque food!

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Daly City, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is the place everyone I know who's been there always says is consistently good. Delicious food, prepared in the Basque style, good service, at reasonable prices. I've been there for many occasions, including lunches and dinners in the restaurant as well as luncheon meetings in the meeting rooms. This visit was in one of the meeting rooms for a... More

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Granite Bay, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Went to dinner with a family gathering, 23 people. Food was very good. Extensive menu, soup, salad, main, desert, and coffee. Service was professional and cooperative. This is a big facility that has a restaurant and onsite banquet rooms. Visit their website to see their menu, it is impressive for this type of property. This is the second time I've... More

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St Maarten-St Martin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My father turn me on to this South City restaurant over 20 years ago, and its still as good, I turn it on to my all my friends, the food is real country Basque which is rank as one of the best cuisine Europe, and they do it right. Lunch to me is the best for value the same meal... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We were visiting San Francisco to meet our donors for our NGO The Rose International Fund for Children ( www.trifc.org) and catching up with extended family. My uncle's heritage hails from the Basque region in Spain and so we find ourselves here having a wonderful dinner! The place was packed and you had to make reservations for Sunday dinner. Ours... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Huge amount of soup- tasty and changes nightly. Well-priced appetizers and warm baguette. Salad was okay. Entrees were ample portions and also tasty. There are two specials each night, so go online and check their menu. Ample space in parking lot in industrial section of South San Francisco. Not far off 101.

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Danville, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our elegant French friends brought us here and it is such a treasure. The cream of leek soup was delightful - so light and fresh. And then I fell in love with the salad with a simple but perfect dressing. We splurged on escargot, our first outside of France and they were wonderful as was the country pate, which can... More

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Rio Linda, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

$130 for 4 for dinner? Sutter home for house wine-bad choice! Stuffed quail--should be called stuffed cabbage-never again. Sirloin of lamb--not lamb --mutton. Dessert not included. Waiter spilled wine on my shirt and pants--sorry--no cleaning voucher. Next time I will drive to Winnamucca NV when I want a real Basque experience and a great meal.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We had lunch at the Basque Cultural Center. It is very old school for the San Francisco area. We had Chicken Cordon Bleu, Slices of Roast Leg of Lamb, a Sirloin Steak and Stuffed Quail. We started with a Black Bean Soup and Garden Salads with a creamy dressing that was somewhere between creamy Italian and Caesar. All in all,... More

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San Francisco, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This place has been around for years, but we never tire of it. Think rack of lamb, two meats at dinner, family style soup bowl to share, really good bread, and interesting specials---venison and medallions of lamb tenderloin last time we were there. Each day of the week has a different set meal and there is a regular menu as... More

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