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Bask

4.2
384 reviews
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$30 and under
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Basque
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  • Casual (3)
  • Tapas (3)
  • Good for Anniversaries (2)

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About

Bask restaurant welcomes from Monday to Saturday, lunch (Monday through Friday) and dinner (Monday through Saturday). We specialize in dishes passed down from authentic chefs of the Basque country and feature a happy hour of daily prepared pinxtos spread across our bar. The drink menu offers carefully chosen wines from France and Spain, small production domestic selections, along with house made red and white sangria. We invite you to come pair your choice of wine or sangria with any of our specialties - Squid cooked in it"s own ink, Roasted Lamb Shanks, Paella Royale, Grilled Cod Filet, or the Basque Burger - among many others. But, save room for dessert; the Euskal Pastela (Basque Cake) is not to be missed.

We also offer a large selection of gluten free dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Basque, French, Spanish
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Hours of operation


Lunch: M-F 11:00am-2:30pm

Dinner: M-Th 4:30pm-10:00pm

Dinner: F 4:30pm-11:00pm

Dinner: Sa 5:00pm-11:00pm

Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(415) 392-2275
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Suzanne Cot
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Cross street
Jackson
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Parking details
Use the ZIRX app to park with ease at Bask. Ask staff to enter promo and your first park is free!
2 public parking on Columbus street, closer to the restaurant
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dathey (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

I arrived at Bask only to find out it wasn’t open! I had received the confirmation request text and confirmed. After 15 minutes of searching and two unanswered calls to the restaurant, I found the number to call Open Table about the problem. I was promised 1000 points for my trouble and that my reservation would be cancelled I’in a few minutes. My receiving this survey causes me to doubt that. Hopefully I’ll still get the 1000 points. I can’t imagine this happening to a large group or a business related lunch!

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vipCraigR (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was great, but the service was very spotty. The reservation meant nothing. We were on a limited time frame so we were hoping to be seated right away and instead waited almost 90 min. Other parties of the same size came in without reservations after us and were seated before us. The management was very rude as well when asked about this. When we were seated, our server did her best, but was clearly overworked and rushed us through our meal. Would recommend for food and if you don't mind a wait that could be of any amount.

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viplmpdiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

The food was excellent and perfect for our party of 6! Everyone loved the food and enjoyed the casual atmosphere! We will be back on our next trip to San Francisco! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Good food, friendly staff, but...they made us wait literally an hour for our reservation.

As "Seinfeld" said, "You see, you know how to *take* the reservation, you just don't know how to *hold* the reservation. And that's really the most important part of the reservation: the holding. Anybody can just take them."

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing experience!
Great food and a super friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Great Gluten Free options and they take cross contamination very seriously! Plus the food is wonderful!

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gailf (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

The Tiger Prawns and Mushroom tapas were excellent. The crab Croquettes were ok, nice flavor but a little gummy. I thought the wine was expensive; $13 for a glass of pinot grigio. This was more than the food cost.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant for large parties. They will not split the bill and will make the billing process severely painful. Go to barrel room instead.

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vipTalisman17 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

We were not greeted upon arrival, my friend and I even wondered if we entered thru the wrong door. I had to go toward the kitchen to get acknowledged by a gruff waitress that shooed me away as if she had already told me our table was being set up. Waters came promptly. But the food lacked authenticity. Either too salty (gambas and patats) or too bland (day old tortilla española). The gambas with mussels were totally off, as if they added and orange or grapefruit juice to the sauce, where traditionally it’s just olive oil and slow cooked garlic. Unfortunately, overall I was underwhelmed with my experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and service as always!! I have been here several times when we visit SF and am never disappointed.

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lightspeed (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

After we waited outside the restaurant for 10 minutes, Bask gave our table away right in front of us even though we had made a prior reservation.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

I made a reservation through OpenTable for 7:45pm on a Friday night, and when we got there the hostess explained that there would be at least an hour wait. I'm not sure where the disconnect was between the restaurant and OpenTable, but it certainly was not a good experience. I've heard good things about this restaurant but they need to figure out how to make sure reservations can be honored.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Seems like they have changed the owner and chef. Some of the items we ordered didn’t taste very well. They are incredibly understaffed for a Friday night, we had to walk to the waiter several times asking for our check, will probably not go back any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Wonderful place. Worth going. The happy hour is great.

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vipCatherineL (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

Service was slow (10-15 minutes to order drinks) at the beginning of the evening and got continually worse as the restaurant filled up.

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viplyndync (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was amazing, great ambiance and amazing service

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Catal (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Was excited to try Bask as we love Basque cuisine. We were somewhat disappointed. The Boquerones were amazing. Absolutely delicious. However, the Gambas were overcooked that we had to send the dish back. The other tapas were okay but nothing extraordinary. Service was terrible. We had to ask for bread and clean plates 3 times. The waiter and waitresses didn't regularly checked in.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

The venue is decent and the waiters are really lovely. Great steak sandwich.

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llouis2000 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

Food was tasty, but the portions are small. Since the average price for one tapas is 15$ and you need at least 3 tapas for a regular meal, you add the tip and you end up with minimum 50$ bill with no desert or drinks.

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vipJaredM (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was fantastic and the service matched. My two favorite Tapas were Goat Cheese and Patatas Bravas.

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