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Financial District
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42 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Jackson)
(415) 392-2275
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10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great tapas

We didn't book but they found us a table , I would recommend booking as we went on a Monday night and it was really busy . The menu was just right and the food was superb

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the Basque region tapas are called Pintxo...it is Catalonia and they speak Catalonian. This restaurant says it is Basque...the food is really just tapas however and bears little resemblance to Basque cuisine. It was ok. Sitting near the toilets is not a good idea, there was a rather nasty odour wafting by... The skewers prawns (shrimp) were typical of... More 

Thank PuttersLondon
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Overpriced average-quality food.  But the worst was their service. No attention whatsoever. No attention at the entrance. Asking for advice on which of two wines would be better, the answer I got was: "they are the same" (and the wine was eventually really bad, so might in fact been an honest answer). Took ages to get our food. Never brought... More 

Thank Ksenia S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We didn't book but they found us a table , I would recommend booking as we went on a Monday night and it was really busy . The menu was just right and the food was superb

Thank weller67
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We had no reservation on a Saturday night but they managed to fit us in. Ordered drinks fairly quickly but then didn't see a wait staff for ages. Ordered starter, very pedestrian, anchovies lacked flavour, quite small serving. Next came my paella, pretty bland, lacked seasoning. The problem was that my partners meal arrived when I had almost finished, I... More 

2 Thank karyl170
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to Bask on several ocassions on business lunches. The service is personal, the menu is authentic and offers good value. The owner Suzanne greets every customer personally and takes all orders. She makes every customer feel welcome and taken care of. Follow up service such as replenishing water glasses can be spotty, but I plan to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Outdoor seating was good for our dogs, the service was good, and the food was good. Selection on menu was relatively good. Prices were ok.

Thank Matnau
Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a Basque region style tapas restaurant. It was nice but I was not particularly impressed. Would probably not return. Food was OK but, at least to me, it was short of what I expected.

Thank Hapsam
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I stopped in here with my husband for dinner. Highly recommend. Food was good, very relaxed atmosphere. Lots of space between the tables. We really enjoyed it. Owner is great, takes time to recommend dishes.

Thank malm1959
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15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Some dishes were fine others were not cooked well and some were over cooked and the dishes had a lot of oil on them.The service was awful and they were not that busy would not go again.Spend your money elsewhere....But the white Sangria was good and that was about it

1 Thank misharpittman
Annapolis, Maryland
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The waitstaff here is mostly focused on talking to the regulars or among themselves so service is a bit slow and inattentive. The food was not very good. I ordered the Black Paella which was mostly rice with not much seafood or artichokes as listed on the menu. It did, however, have huge garlic cloves in it which I found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Financial District

Neighborhood Profile
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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