B44
B44

B44

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.b44sf.com/
  • Phone: 4159866287
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Olivella
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Buy outs are available. Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Jordi Olivella 4155356335

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bush & Kearny
  • Public Transit: BART Station. Montgomery
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Sutter-Stockton garage is conveniently located close to Belden Place
A word from B44
B44 features a full bar, heated terrace seating with lamps and a canopy. There is bistro style seating.
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B44 reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (58)fit for foodies (50)good for groups (39)neighborhood gem (35)romantic (26)great for lunch (19)special occasion (18)notable wine list (14)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good bar, lousy food
    humananimalVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Drinks were great, the food...not so much. I had huge hope for a paella, rich in saffron, teaming with fresh fish, etc. and what we got was not so much. If you come here, go for the drinks and don't expect to be wowed by the food. Cheers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice find
    becky22
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ended up here one Saturday on a trip to the city. Good food, good unobtrusive service, overall a nice vibe. I'd come here again. Really want to try the paella.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seating
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was wonderful, service superb, great ambience....but those chairs are SO uncomfortable!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New find!
    Bdayfoodiegroup71
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place was recommended by my daughter for an after show dining experience for our group of friends. We enjoyed the place and esp the food. We will most likely return to try the other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place, excellent food!
    BenG
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food, great menu and wine. Waitress was very knowledgeable and had great food suggestions. staff seemed highly motivated to please. Inside was a bit louder then the average restaraunt. Outside searing is nice under heat lamps. Colorful interior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Sat Night
    FoodTraveller
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were in San Fran this past weekend and ate at B44 on Sat night, thoroughly enjoyed B44... everything from the quaint alley it is located down to the sangria and serving staff. Food was tasty and well seasoned (didn't have the paella though... only two of us and wanted to have some tapas). Will try to visit again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    Oishii
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    No bad, not great. Have the beet salad, ceviche, and the paella B44. The salad and ceviche rocked! The paella was mediocre, at best.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Taste of Spain
    BirthdaymeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    B44 took me back to my wonderful travels of Spain. The first positive impression occurred as I walked down the alley way which housed multiple choices of restaurants. It reminded me of the alley ways in Spain and other areas in Europe. The first plate of cheeses was a delicacy. The plates were not too small and not too big for the happy hour price. I will return to this restaurant as often as possible to bring back my memories of Spain and make new memories at this eatery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent
    Mila
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Tapas and Pallas are great and with big selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MferVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Paellas a plenty. We had 3 and loved them all. The cocktails had a nice spin to them Esp the gazpacho Bloody Mary. Can't wait to go back. Also the sangria was tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food review
    Tjc88
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The paella was pretty decent but not something extraordinary.the pan con tomate was not that hood i had better jamon serrano and there was not enough tomato in the bread.the salad was relatively "poor" but still edible.i was very dissapointed by the pulpo a la gallega very small portion and not served in the traditional way.the crema catalana was very good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Paella
    Paella
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It was our first time dining at this restaurant and we love the paella the ambient was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reminded us of Spain
    MJFoodie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at B44. We were happy to find that the little restaurant was tucked away in a small street, and had the option of dining under the canopy outside. We started with tapas - shrimp & scallops in romesco sauce, crab-stuffed peppers, and lamb brochettes. All were delicious. Next, we shared the paella barceloneta. It reminded us of the paella we had in Barcelona last summer. Loved it! The servers were even gracious enough to allow us to practice our limited Spanish with them. We would go back if we found ourselves in SF again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CliffVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was my first time going, others who I was with had been before. It was a great late night find for us. The food was really good and we enjoyed ourselves the whole night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food no so good Sangria
    foodie2
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was my first experience at B44 in the French Quarters. I enjoyed all the flavors of the food and all of the suggested items from our waiter were wonderful. I was disappointed in their Sangria! Pictures of dessert online were not available, we were told what is shown online is seasonal and pictures need to be updated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful night out!
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Really felt like we were back in Barcelona, which is where our charming waiter was from. Loved the cheese platter and the seafood paella and Spanish wine. Will definitely go back, next time bringing several friends with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    What I liked most was the quality of food we were served. Also I have to thank the treatment received was professional and caring simultaneously
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catalunya
    zorroVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My s.o. had lived in spain and explained the subtleties of theCatalunyan food. We were delighted with dinner and will return again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great area - felt like we were on a small European street cafe! Great food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious tapas
    PrairieJane
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was a little worried when I discovered B44 is located in, essentially, an alley full of restaurants, but my concerns were baseless. Although there are no views of the city, the area manages to be quaint. The service was outstanding. We enjoyed both the red and the white sangria. The iberico ham was divine and all the tapas (meat and veggie) we sampled were outstanding. Very authentic Catalan dining experience - my dining companion who as traveled to Barcelona said all that was missing was a view of the water. A little pricey but a decent value for SF/Union Square. An easy walk from the Montgomery St. BART station.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very fun, authentic Tapas House!
    AndiO
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This restaurant was one I never would have found had I not gone thru Open Table. It is located in an alley with other restaurants, and had a very fun atmosphere. The food was exquisite, authentic, and perfectly marinated and prepared. The server was friendly and prompt, and everybody enjoyed the tapas dishes we ordered for the table. We had a group of six, so the noisy atmosphere made it hard to talk, but we all had fun and everybody enjoyed our experience there. I did not like the spicy Bloody Mary I ordered (worst I have ever had), but the others had wine and liked it. But, we were there mostly to eat and not for the alcohol. I will definitely come back when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Like a mini trip to Barcelona
    JohnKVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We were looking for an exceptional spot which reminded us of being in Barcelona. B44 was definitely the right choice. We started with a pair of Tapas plates, first the Catalan toast with Iberico Ham and followed with the piquillo peppers filled with crab meat. Both were excellent. Our main course was the Paella B44. It was incredible. We finished the meal with the Churros and chocolate - amazing. Outdoor seating is plentiful and the wait staff is genuinely from Spain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Love Tapas!
    FresnoFoodie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The tapas menu at B44 was authentic and the wine selection was generous. Loved the little alley way ambiance...lots of character. Was a little disappointed with the paella...wasn't seasoned as well as I had hoped but the management did a great job making sure that I didn't inadvertently get a 'mollusk' (clam, mussel, etc.) of which I'm deathly allergic to. We ordered cocktails, several courses, a bottle of wine+ and let the server know we wanted to take things in phases. Once the crowd died down, our server was MIA however since we were one of two parties left on the patio. He never showed up again to offer dessert. Had to find him to get our check. Would go back but will dine inside to get attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful tapas
    Samm
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Loved the ahi tuna, rare, with the lentils hiding the awesome avocado. It was divine!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some good food - mediocre drinks
    calves
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Maybe it's more of a wine place (we were just having cocktails and tapas). The garlic chicken was really good - octopus was overcooked and calamari was nothing special. Decent service but I was disappointed when the plates that the server recommended were lackluster. Overall, good for a guaranteed reservation on Friday for happy hour, but otherwise there are many better places.
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  • Good location, terrible food
    SDFamilyof5
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I came here for a business lunch. I chose it primarily for the location, but I also checked the other reviews to make sure the food would be good. While the location relative to the financial district is great, the food was terrible. I had the roasted sea bass, and it was the worst sea bass I've ever had. It was so overcooked that it was barely edible. And the rice that came with the sea bass was like glue. The food was so bad that it's not even worth giving this restaurant a second chance.
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  • Nice but not great
    LvB60
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Very nice atmosphere and service, wine (from Navarra) very good, food nothing special. Paellas are small and were slightly dry/overcooked.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best dish was the mushrooms
    FoodieSF
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We liked all our food, but the only GREAT dish was a mushroom appetizer that apparently only came with the dine about town menu. Although service was good, food was decent overall and it's fun to sit outside on Belden Place, I wouldn't go out of my way to come back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas Tapas
    Fooood
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Purely amazing food great wine selection excellent staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the 'Belden Lane' experience
    saffafoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Underwhelming. To be fair, I think the restaurant was understaffed on the day we had lunch there. Regardless: they should not only rely on being in the popular 'Belden Lane' for business. Food was below par given other Spanish restaurants in SF. Calamari was overcooked and tasted burnt. Service was extraordinarily inattentive and slow (we did sit inside on a sunny day an apparently there were several larger and more demanding parties who were lunching outside...). I probably won't be back any time soon. Garlic prawns were good. Coffee was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great venue for outdoor dining.
    JoeShanghaiVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I frequent Belden Place when the weather will allow for it. San Francisco does not have enough patio dining which is unfortunate. B44 has great tasting food, friendly waitstaff. But I only gave it three stars for food mainly because of the value. It's a tapas style restaurant and I think the portions are great for sharing, but a bit pricey for what you get. The paella was cooked well, but our pan of B44 paella came with two shrimp, two mussels, and two clams. I think that's a bit skimpy for $24.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Usually love this place but found the food quality a little wanting this time around. Our paella had hardly any meat in it and tasted somewhat "generic." Even the patatas bravas were lacking something. I would opt for going to Barlata or Duende (both closer to home) next time. Our waiter was great though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    kel4
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    B44 is a great place for Spanish Tapas and Paella. We were a party of six and everyone raved about their meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good restaurant
    Georgeg634
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Nice mix of ambience and food. Great paella, good service, nice decor. Would recommend for casual dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is great!
    MyraVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Go check it out any day of the week for brunch, lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Catalan restaurant
    moluxs
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    If you want to taste the Catalan cuisine, B44 is your place. Visca Catalunya!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • False advertising
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We made a SF Dine About Town reservation only to find out neither the waitress or manager was aware of this program has already started.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    Heather
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was just average. We started with the cheese plate and fried calamari, the paella with chicken, chorizo, and seafood for our main course. The cheese was great, and I would recommend it (however, some of the items they had to go with the cheese were not good pairings). The calamari was cooked ok- not really chewy- but you could tell they were using old oil to fry them. The paella was also ok- I don't have any complaints, but it didn't blow me away. However, the service was wonderful. And I am always willing to go back to some place with average food, but great service, since great service is so hard to find! Overall, it was an ok dinner food-wise with great service and I would recommend it (but don't have too high of expectations).
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unimpressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Very blah food, very blah service. Not impressed at all. Steak tasted good but as for the rest of the food, not much comment.
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  • Celebrating our anniversary
    FiveYears
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    This place was delicious, the stuffed calamari were great, the mussels were delightful and savory, and the B44 Paella reminded me of sitting in front of the Mediterrenean Sea in Barcelona and enjoying the waves crashing into the sand. Loved the dinner, not cheap, but what restaurant is cheap in San Francisco. I recommend this restaurant 100%. Oh, enjoy the pitcher of Sangria, damn great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.