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“taste experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of B44

B44
44 Belden Pl, San Francisco, CA 94104-2802 (Downtown)
415-986-6287
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Ranked #1,021 of 4,980 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $21 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Bush & Kearny
Transit: BART Station. Montgomery
Orillia, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“taste experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is an interesting tapas restaurant tucked in a side street with a few others. Outdoor seating are fairly tight quarters, indoors a bit better. Active busy place so given close quarters not a good place for private conversation. My wife and I had excellent appetizers and I had one of the best lamb main courses I have had. Coupled with a bottle of Spanish wine it was a memorable meal. Recommend highly.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“not what we expected”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Looking forward to nice spanish dinner but was very disapointed
When we arrived, they didnt have our reservations but seated us anyway
Waiter was pleasant.
Appy of shrimp w/avocado was good
We each ordered a different paella. They were so peppery we found them hard to eat. We picked out the seafood, etc since we were hungry and left
would not go back or recommend this place

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Rogers, Minnesota
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My expectations were higher than what I experienced. I had the noodle paella dish. The noodles seemed a bit greasy. The seafood was ok but not great. The dish came with two whole shrimp on top. The shrimp were flavorless and could have been so much better. Honestly, i felt like I was eating a bowl of Rice A Roni. There could have been some good spices or something used. Very disappointing. The highpoint of my meal was the beet salad. The greens were super fresh and the goat cheese delicious.

Visited October 2013
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Manhattan Beach, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Fun tapas bar for a group event or friends, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Ok admittedly it was Friday night at 8:30 but the service was lame - 5 of us stood at the bar for 10 minutes and could not even get eye contact from the bartender...with no one in front of us...then we get seated and no waiter no water for another 10 minutes until we flagged a busboy. Got water but no bread no menus. When the waiter shows up he goes straight to specials and the menu without taking drink order...paella was fair, pork loin dry, baby rack of lamb was good, cheese plate was good. Garlic shrimp was good, fried potatoes in aioli were good. Roasted sea bass was dry. Meat plate was good but when asked what we were served the waiter pointed to the cutting board and said it's all different kinds of chorizo?! Anyway, go and have sangria and fun, but keep your expectations in check.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vallejo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great everything”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Now that we have been to Barcelona I can say it's pretty good. Loved the food the service is good, sangria is good. Would come back again and again.

  • Visited June 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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