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Bask

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42 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Jackson)
(415) 392-2275
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Spanish cuisine in the financial district

Great place to go for tapas and drinks or a full sit down meal. The owners/ staff are really nice and the food is delicious, highly recommend their paella, one of the best in the area. Good selection of wines.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Menlo Park, California
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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to go for tapas and drinks or a full sit down meal. The owners/ staff are really nice and the food is delicious, highly recommend their paella, one of the best in the area. Good selection of wines.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

such a great location but food leaves a lot to be desired. It always seems like will be good but then you taste the food and just blah.

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San Carlos, Ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Came on a Saturday night for tapas and sangria. Food was very good, waiter was fabulous. Favorites were the shrimps in garlic and oil sauce and the lamb meatballs. Will return to try each and every thing on the menu.

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Pinole
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My coworkers and I went to lunch. We had 2 types of tapas appetizers. The chicken skewer and the black tiger prawn with garlic. The sauce of the grill prawn was delicious. We kept dipping our bread and requesting more bread. I had the avocado surprise it was a salad and 2 halves of avocado stuffed with crab meat. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Tapas at is finest. Authentic sangria. Iberico ham! Spanish tortilla. Cheese plate and olives. We were walking around looking for something light to eat for dinner. This place hot the spot!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had planned for Dim Sum but our choice was closed. We like to share food as a family so we found this tapas restaurant near our location. We have been to many excellent tapas restaurants and this one suffered from this comparison. The salad, stuffed peppers, meatballs, and squid were all very good. I found the patatas bravas wanting.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

You really can't go wrong with choosing Bask if you are on this section of Columbus. Just outside of Chinatown and North Beach, Bask is a bit of a respite from the tourist scene and offers great value and quality. A very manageable, and value packed, wine list accompanied by a varied tapas menu all served with a smile and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a neighborhood Tapas restaurant. We enjoyed several cold and hot tapas, then ordered a seafood platter (can't remember the exact name) with fish,clams, mussels, peppers. That was fantastic and plenty for the 3 of us. Will come back again!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We walked in to have a drink at the bar and ended up making dinner from the Tapas menu. Each item we tried came out hot, tasty and unique. Wine selection by glass is great. But, the thing that made this place a great experience was the woman behind the bar. She was a joy. She loved her work, knew... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Basque restaurants are a time-honored tradition in San Francisco. Bask is a modern twist on that idea, in the revamped Clown Alley in North Beach. The interior is now richly warm and beautiful. Even the surface of the bar is gorgeous. The atmosphere is buzzy, lively and inviting without that offputting roar of so many restaurants. The owners, David and... More 

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Additional Information about Bask

Address: 42 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: (415) 392-2275
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Jackson)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: (415) 392-2275

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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