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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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  • 5
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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
Great Option On Columbus

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Russell P
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Austin, Texas
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Main Line Philadelphia (suburbs)
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In SF for the weekend, and found this place walking distance from our hotel. Score! Ordered several tapas, all orgasmically good, especially the stuffed peppers and the garlic shrimp. Nice atmosphere, not too noisy as so many North Beach restaurants are, some interesting Basque decor, and our waiter Alex was outstanding! Dessert was good too, but the dinner food overshadowed... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Tapas are meant to be enjoyed slowly… eat small plates with good company. This place does it right. There menu is superb - I highly recommend the squid (it is a class Spanish favorite and one of my favorite dishes. Go out of your comfort zone and try it!) and the tortilla española with chorizo. Their cheese plate is also... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a dinner for six here on Valentine's Day. They were bustling and busy and there was live music so the atmosphere was lovely. The staff was great and the owner kept things moving fast. We had the sangria, the short ribs, the brie bites. The spanish tortilla was my favorite. Its like a fritatta, but with potatoes and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Basque food is not frequently found in the US with the quality and variety they serve here. If you are up for a different experience, new flavors and the opportunity to share small tapas plates among friends, this place will definitely do it for you. Plates are reasonably priced. The quality and dedication to prepare each of the recipes and... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We arrived early on a Friday, so no reservations were necessary. We were I. Time for happy hour Sangria. We both ordered the red and it was generous. My husband and I shared three tapas; roasted mushrooms in a cream sauce (my favorite ,) calamari with a good and spicy batter and gambas in garlic and olive oil. Plenty of... More 

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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 - 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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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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