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“Awesome Tapas And Atmosphere in SF” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bask

Bask
42 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 392-2275
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Ranked #361 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Jackson
Richmond, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Awesome Tapas And Atmosphere in SF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stumbled across Bask while wandering around the area looking for dinner inspiration by our hotel - and what a find it turned out to be. We walked up on a Friday night and although they were busy the hostess worked wonders and politely re-organized patrons at the bar to squeeze us in after a few minutes. Some restaurant hosts seem to discard you when you try and get in to a full restaurant - here she kept checking on us in a super friendly and helpful manner. We ordered a selection of tapas including the Euskal Salad (very flavorful), the Sautee Salmon Skewers, the Spanish Tortilla Omelette with Chorizo, and the Lamb Meatballs along with some Spanish beer along with some nice wine from a very interesting by the glass selection. To cap things we ended with a very nice Manchego Cheese Plate. My daughter was very taken with the chipotle based sauce that came with the Tortilla plate and one of the principals even gave her a small to go serving to take home with us - that as a super nice touch. The owner, I believe, from Toulouse, was working the bar - as well as the restaurant and was always engaging and smiling. There was also some excellent live music with some eclectic modern jazz with a chanteuse singer. All added to a simply great evening to cap a wonderful vacation. We can't wait to get back to SanFran to visit our new favorite!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“One of the best experience I had in trip to LA and SF!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Place is cozy and noisy , manager is friendly and extremely helpful, all the tapas are top notched that we ordered so many that we lost count!

The one with squid and its ink is a must try, the Spanish omellette is fried the right way as I had tasted in Spain.

Grilled Tiger prawns are tasty, crab croquette is best I had so far! Fried camembert cheese with honey is cheese-lover's heaven plus the cold cuts and cheese platter which the aged Manchego is heavenly!

Aged Bellota Iberico ham is a must try for ham lovers, with oily and nutty flavours linger on and on in the mouth! Must try, even it's not cheap!

Mussels are great but a bit too creamy for the sauce. Paella Royale is wonderfully prepared and authentic. Steak is grilled to perefectlon the meat is so flavourful!

Wine by the glass recommended is very fruity with good body!

BAsk cake is yet another delight with lots of almond flavour in it!

We had such a satisfying meal with a whole palate of different colours displayed by different dishes! And it's definitely not breaking your wallet!

Wholehearted recommendation!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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toronto
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“tasty tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very tasty tapas.
Was not here for dinner but for a flamenco show. After the show I ordered a couple of Tapas at the bar which were extremely tasty.
I would highly recommend this place for the food and the cosiness of the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A pleasant glass of vino”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

After a chilly day at the North Beach Fair in San Francisco we happened upon a delightful
tapas bar that was a perfect respite from the crowds and elements. The service was excellent
And the selection of wines and tapas filled the bill.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rossland, Canada
1 review
“Top of the heap!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I had the 39$ dine about town special, this was absolutely without a doubt the most excellent meal i have had in years, excellent seafood tapas, paella was excellent and basque cake was too...the service was excellent, very friendly and authentic. I could tell every server has a passion for this place, GREAT experience!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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