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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1015 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1220 (b/w Union and Green)
+1 415-391-2555
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Oakland, California
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was my first time and won't be the last. I have tried few dishes that I must say, they are really good. Again, at this level of cooking and it all depends on your taste buds. We had the following: Appetizers: 1- Calamari "A La Plancha", Fennel, Olives, Caper, Mint, Lemon: Although the sauce tastes delicious and the Calamari... More 

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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had high expectations that weren't really met. Interestingly our experience compared to the poor reviews was quite different. To begin, the service was outstanding. Two of the four dining wanted soup/entree/dessert. Two wanted just appetizers and dessert. This can present a challenge, but the waiter and staff carried it out perfectly. The soups were excellent. The desserts were excellent.... More 

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Hendaye, France
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Gerald has made a perfect adaptation of the cooking style of the european west coast to the US west coast. It can't be the same but the basics are there. We enjoyed a fantastic fish just like at home. Perfect ambience and superb service.

Thank eguzkimendi
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Four of us had dinner last Saturday night at Piperade and we all agreed it was a lovely evening, from start to finish. The brick-walled dining room is classy but unpretentious. The restaurant was full, yet the noise level was moderate and we were able to have pleasant conversations without shouting, a rarity for a fine-dining experience these days. We... More 

Thank Marc284
Bay Area California
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2014

We had a wonderful business lunch at this SF hotspot. Located near the Embarcadero (but away from the tourists), this renovated old brick building oozes with class. Every dish was beautiful to look at, and even though I usually cringe when I see "foam" on my entree, this was the best fish I have ever tasted. Even the foam was... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Great lunch offering wonderful salads, soups and entrees. Parking is easy and the food and service was excellent.

Thank janbaker1
Berkeley, California, USA
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When we feel like special Spanish comfort food in a pleasant ambiance, this is where we go. The food is always delicious and the service very attentive without being intrusive. Plus it's easy to park in the neighborhood in the evening!

Thank florsy48
Obrien, CA
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We recently visited the restaurant based on a recommendation from a friend and we found the restaurant to be a real treat. There was four of us in our party so we were able to try a few of their recommended selections and we found all of them to be superb. Our favorites were the Dungeness Crab "Txangurro," Orange, Grapefruit,... More 

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Boulder Creek, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband and I purchased a voucher for this restaurant on Travelzoo. We like San Francisco and thought it would be fun way to try a new dinning experience there. We were delighted! Our waiter was wonderfully attentive. My husband enjoyed a wonderful seafood soup and I had the best crab cakes ever.(Better than Baltimore, MD, which is way up... More 

Thank IvyLane0
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Good basque food. Calamari appetizer with olive tapenade was interesting but not my cup of tea. NY steak was decent, cooked properly, but I would have used different seasonings when I do my own steaks (which I prefer) tho it did have an interesting romesco sauce on the side. Rack of lamb was extremely good. Larger in size than most,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $80
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1015 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1220
    (b/w Union and Green)
  • Public Transportation: -Muni/Bart Stop nearby -Streetcars -Busline 10
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-2555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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