B-Side

4.3
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369 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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B-Side is located in the heart of Hayes Valley at SFJAZZ, the country's only free standing venue devoted to jazz. B-Side provides a warm and comfortable atmosphere, with a menu designed to be enjoyed in a lounge setting. Craft cocktails, focused wine list and modern-American food served in a music-focused environment.

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StephanieL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place and wonderful service. Food has yet to disappoint.

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MadisonP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super accommodating during these COVID times. Excellent service, food and drinks! The burrata and chicken sandwich were awesome!!

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Robyn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch! Fun atmosphere! Attentive and gracious staff! The limitless mimosas are perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch.

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AnnonymousHKer
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend Tyler and I had a lovely time. We had so much fun chatting with our server who made us feel comfortable despite the “weirdness” of living through a pandemic. I will definitely be back for a visit.

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vipWanderingsenior
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside in the patio which was very pleasant. Our server, Candice was excellent!

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vipJoel
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, pleasant outdoor setting, very attentive and friendly staff. Will absolutely go back.

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vipTiffanyY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! Fun atmosphere with incredible food and drinks. Great for bigger groups for brunch or date night. One of my favorite neighborhood spots!

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Wolf
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Brüssel sprout dish on the menu

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worldtraveler
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

the noise level (Extremely loud music) was absolutely awful. We almost walked out but we did not have another dinner reservation therefore we had no choice but stayed there. While we were at the restaurant at least 2 customers (and we) complained and we begged to turn down the music twice but we were totally ignored. We dined there on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
We did had several brunch before but we did not have thie problem. It was extremely unpleasant dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot, especially if seeing a show at SFJAZZ

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StarsKABob
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a very good pre-show experience. Good service and proper food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for a pre show dinner, prompt service & food arrived with plenty of time for the show. Tasty crab cakes & excellent burger & tater tots. Very good wines by the glass.

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vipColtonW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The chips and guacamole were great, as was the key lime pie. I requested medium rare for the gigantic pork chop and it came out well done. Even though the chop was overcooked, I ate it all because the flavor was there. We both had a nice meal overall.

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vipEdieG
San Francisco
141 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Had dinner before a show. Was excited about tator tots (childhood favorite), but they were overly seasoned and more like mashed potatoes than hash browns. Disappointed. Brussels sprouts were very tasty (but very heavy). Steak was unimpressive, chicken sandwich was not as great as I expected. Sadly, we are unlikely to return. It is so convenient when seeing shows and the service was exceptionally fast.

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CortG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow and—surprisingly—insensitive to time constraints before a show. The tater tots were bad. The chicken sandwich was soggy.

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Hilary
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had a glass of the daily special, a brut rose. It was balanced and delicious. We shared a chicken salad, which was disappointing. There was very little chicken and the “greens” were mostly red cabbage. Overall, it was blah. We also had guacamole. It was pretty bland as well. I remember eating really good food here in the past. I do commend them for the fast service. We were able to order and eat before our show quite quickly. Our reservation was an hour before the performance starting time. We had plenty of time to spare. In summary: food is ok, not bad. But, hey, it’s a cafe at a theatre ...

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KimberlyB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant was not well equipped to deal with a special venue. Even with reservations, they ran out of potatoes and fruit. They didn't bother to tell you when you placed your order that they had run out. My entree lacked a vital component for the dish and the wine that we had ordered never showed up.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I would give it a higher rating, if it wasn’t for the fact that there was one server trying to take care of everyone. He was wonderful, but absolutely overworked. And there’s no excuse for how bad the coffee was! My suggestion is, order the food, because it is delicious. Either get coffee elsewhere, or I suggest that they get an espresso machine.

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vipGreat
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed, the Caesar salad with “chicken “( need a flashlight to find the chicken), was basically lettuce.
The server didn’t seem to know the menu and all in all was not a decent meal🤷‍♂️

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vipJack
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The B Side is a great pre-concert place to go. It's all about the pork chops (in my and my companion's opinion)! They are superbly prepared (cooked all the way through) and are good-sized.
They come with delicious mashed potatoes and a rather overcooked, not-so-great spinach side. Besides the spinach, the rest of the plate is delicious.
The service was very good and the waiter was attentive without being over-bearing.

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vipCBear
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Convenient for a show at SF Jazz, but the food was not exceptional, and afterwards they did not have espresso drinks and had a very limited dessert menu

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Brian
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bartender made us a mezcal margareta! It was very good.

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OritK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was ok , not better then that.

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good as usual. We sat at the bar and did not get much attention from the bartender. Very unfriendly. Don’t know why. Still left a 20% tip but didn’t even get a thank you.

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BruceL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Extremely convenient when going to a show at SF Jazz Center. The service and food were very good.
We try to eat here every time we attend a show.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An absolutely wonderful location to have dinner. It was an added plus that the restaurant is located at the venue. I look forward to returning in the future.

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vipjavina
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot before a show at SF Jazz... good food, drinks and very helpful staff.

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SFSFJAZZ93Fan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very convenient restaurant inside SF Jazz offers a simple, tasty menu for your dining pleasure. Excellent service and ambiance.

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JaniceA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Before the performance we wanted a convenient place to eat and have a drink. The B-Side is located inside the SFJAZZ building so it is very convenient. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The staff were helpful and friendly. The only limitation of this place is that there are not many tables and we had to sit at the bar. It is best to reserve early to get type of seat you want.

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catherined
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Eating here makes total sense if you are seeing a show at SFJAZZ, you don't have to worry about getting there on time. Would even be worth a visit if you are NOT going to a show- good food, good pricing, good service.

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vipPatric
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love B-Side. The flavors are always great. There is a great vibe and ambience. The staff gets a little challenged when there’s a see-out show. We had to go find our server twice - 1st to take our dinner order after appetizers/drinks and 2nd to give us our check because he show was starting soon. Overall- wonderful experience! Merry Christmas!

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Sailor
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We greatly enjoyed the cheese plate and olives before devouring the very tasty salmon with carrots and spinach. All very fresh and tasty. Thanks

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vipjanesings
San Francisco
158 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food Good, Service Bad! My guest and I had only 90 minutes to have dinner prior to an SFJAZZ concert. After waiting for 30 minutes for our waitress to even look at us (never mind taking our drink or food order), we spoke with the Manager. He took our order and promptly delivered our food. The only time our waitress came to our table was to give us the check. We made it to the concert on time, but barely.

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vipRobertC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blackened salmon was great. So was the pork chop, from an earlier evening.

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vipNogaYogev16
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and desert was delicious. I had their evening special- appetizer, main dish, dessert, and a glass of wine.
Looking forward to eating there again.

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vipmaryd
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Highlights: Orion cocktail, crispy brussel sprouts & bread pudding. Lowlights: long wait for cocktails, burger well past requested medium rare, no slaw on the fried chicken sandwich & chicken was a small portion and it was mistakenly served cut in half.
Overall disappointing.

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vipRRankin
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food. Awful service. Waiter totally got the whole order wrong and then states "Well, this is how I wrote it down....". Dunce. Upon entering the establishment at opening all servers and greeters where involved in a meeting and could not be bothered to seat us.

Would not return unless I am desperate for a table near the opera house. Which very may will happen......

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vipJack
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The best pork chops anywhere! Thick and cooked all the way through (not always the case with pork chops) Sides were okay- the potatoes were tasty, the greens severely over-cooked. The beet salad was delicious. Service was slow and not attentive.

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vipEwokinOaktown
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to grab a late night dinner after a show

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You can order delivery directly from B-Side using the Order Online button. B-Side also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar.

B-Side is rated 4.3 stars by 369 OpenTable diners.

B-Side does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/b-side/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.