B44

4.6
1779 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Effective January 28th we will be open for OUTDOOR DINING. ALL SEATING IS OUTDOORS AT OUR HEATED PATIO. KEEP IN MIND THAT SF CAN HAVE SOME WINDY DAYS AND BRING A SWEATER AND AN APPETITE.
We will continue to offer takeout and delivery via DoorDash, UberEats or Grubhub or by calling us directly.
We wish you a healthy and joyful end of the year and hope to see you soon!

WE ARE CURRENTLY SERVING A CONCISE MENU OF OUR MOST POPULAR DISHES AS WELL AS OUR SISTER RESTAURANT CAFE BASTILLE'S FRENCH MENU.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU!

Come experience authentic Catalan Cuisine in the heart of San Francisco. Traditional Tapas and Paellas served under the stars to Spanish music will feel like a beautiful summer night in Barcelona in this one of a kind alley. If you see an outdoor table type at your reservation time, it is for our heated patio.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1779 people are saying
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vipJessicaS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, cozy, very nice waitress

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vipTimM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The outdoor patio is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Undercooked rice in the paella—had to send it back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful feel and ambiance. Food was amazing. 10-10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came into the city with my dad and had Tapas. There are two menus: one Spanish and one French. We went with Spanish Tapas. Decent for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The sangria was amazing! The garlic bread and the patatas are great here

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vipDaveJ
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loved that we order off both B 44 and Bastille's menus. Great dinner, thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y deliciosa comida

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Table are set way too close, no social distance.

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vippggg
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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MinaF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really attentive and friendly service. Food was delicious and came to the table quickly. It’s a part of this French Bistro as well, so we also ordered the French Onion Soup which was amazing. The paella and pinxto lamb skewers didn’t disappoint. I was bummed with the amount/flavor of the tomatoes on the Pan Amb Tomaquet (bread with tomato). We also got it with the Iberico jambon, which kinda overpowered it. The bathroom was very clean.

In general it was incredible, and I don’t think this should deter you from coming in. Just mentioning it to help set expectations for anyone with Catalonia sentimentality set expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outside sitting, Food is excellent and also their wine list. Felt like being back in Paris eating the Croque Madame :)

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BoAmon
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the squid ink paella, gambas and brussel sprouts, all of which were so scrumptious. Service was excellent. Thank you to our server, Reno. Definitely the best waiter. I definitely would come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Tortilla in Town! Went for lunch today - B44 is great and you also have their french menu from their sister restaurant Cafe Bastille - great service, food and WINE Menu! 😊😊❤️

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vipSusanT
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on Saturday evening. Our 3rd time in COVID. We are finally venturing out snd B44 is a great place to feel comfortable and a little back to “normal” . You can order from B44 and Cafe Bastille menu. We did both. Our server was wonderful and food delicious . We had the shrimp and the lamb skewers, coco vain and wonderful lime frites. My favorite was the shrimp but my partner love the lamb . We ended with churros. We will be back thank you

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Sua14
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

we ordered tapas and the Tortilla de Patatas was really plain, the Spanish cheese plate, looked straight from the Costco tray... I ate here in 2017 and it was way better, besides the sangria was already a bit watery. I won't go back again. Sorry

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SamG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Felt safe, which is how these reviews should start.

We chose B44 for the many options that come from the blend of Spanish/French dishes. Went full Spanish this time around. Excellent special, particularly the boar dish. Excellent drinks, service was as good as you can ask for.

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kimZ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We were seated in the outdoor patio for COVID safety, which was great, but the location was extremely windy and excessively cold on a 70°F day. The overhead heaters do not work. The overall ambience is terrible.
We were there for the Eat&Drink sf special. We also ordered several tapas and a main dish from the regular menu. This flexibility is good. But the food is underwhelming. The famous garlic shrimp is not catalan, but more like south america, with very heavy not-spanish-tasting spice that completely overwhelmed the shrimp. The paella was very bland. It was clear that the seafood was previously boiled (without spice) and added on top of the paella at the last minute. The soup felt like melted butter (way too much butter).
Definitely will not go back.

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vipArtB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food at fair prices. Really good rabbit.

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Maria
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

overall, our experience was great! however, the outdoor seating area didn't really feel like social distancing since it was a tad crowded

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HitomiB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved having dinner on the patio for our birthday celebration - bonus of being able to order from both B44 and Cafe Bastille. Great service, warm ambiance. Belden lane is a gem.

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vipHulagirl
San Francisco
190 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

B44 is the best Spanish restaurant in the SF/Bay Area. I ate at Teleferic in Walnut Creek a few weeks ago and although it has come up, it just doesn't come close to B44. For Dine-in SF Week, B44 offered a $40 dinner menu that included a choice of 3 starters, 2 entree and 2 desserts - what a deal (but the regular menu is a bit high, like at all tapas restaurants). And the entree (I had paella) was the same size as on the regular menu! Good adult beverage menu.

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CharlieS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tapas all came out together and got cold. Would be nicer to space them more instead of bringing them out all at once. Nonetheless food is very good.

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vipmarib
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Salad was very good. Paella was ok. The service was great. They did their best with the out door service too.

Thank you

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vipFrancesK
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

After a cold and windy experience at another restaurant due to COVID restrictions, I wanted my family to see how it's really done at a place that has been offering outdoor dining for decades. Frankly, my intention was to dine at Café Bastille, but they have combined with B44, using the area in front of B44, for actually dining. Having the availability to order from both menus made our meals more flexible with both French and Spanish flavors. Both restaurants have always been among my favorites. Service is even more impeccable, primarily because there are less tables to demand attention. But it is sad and I commend the server who had to deal with unwanted fractions that wander to an almost empty alley. Regardless, I look forward to a more normal in the future and will continue to patronize the restaurant in good times and bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Secluded but beautiful restaurant so authentic you feel like you’re back and Europe 10/10 recommend and I will definitely be going back the paella was amazing

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vipWillz
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, exceptional service.

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BienvenidoA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had the signature B44 Paella that didn't look like much, but after splitting the order, were glad we did, after the fried calamari and ceviche appitizers, we were definitely full, along with a few glasses of Sangria and Chardonnay. Will be back!

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VIolettaS
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Reasonable prices. Great Albariño.

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ExploreSF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love B44! It brings back memories of an authentic European dining experience. The Squid Ink Paella is a must, and the gambas, warm octopus and roasted beets with arugula are consistently good. We were also given the unique option of ordering off the menu of their sister restaurant next door, Cafe Bastille.

They have a tented patio with heat lamps that kept us comfortable on a windy night. Kudos to management and staff for ensuring a safe and pleasant dine out experience during these uncertain times.

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vipDena
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time San Francisco restaurant. One is the original outdoor places which are now the norm. Great Catalan food and friendly service.

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MarkB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very friendly and attentive, and the server was helfpul in explaining wines. The food was delicious and coursed perfectly. Tucked into Belden Lane with heaters and enclosed awnings, it's the perfect place to escape for outdoor dining on a cool San Francisco evening.

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JenniferS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Felt like I was in Europe.

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Berkeater
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was a nice patio to eat on, with enough space from other diners. Service was charming and excellent, though food pacing maybe could be better -- all the tapas came at once right away, then a longish wait for paella, etc. Tapas were excellent. Paella was a little underpowered, compared to other Spanish places in the area.

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vipMXS1964
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Friendly, fast and efficient service.

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vipJane
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Meals were ordinary and social distancing was questionable

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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vipPeggy
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Excellent service
Great wine

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vipboccioni
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering all the restrictions we need to encounter, the experience was amazing. Thanks for the wait staff for making everything wonderful - especially the waitress with Bulgarian descent. And of course the food was exquisite!

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BV991
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were not very impressed by B44. Attracted by a magazine article that B44 had outdoor seating, we made a reservation. The tent covered patio was just ok, tables were small, there was no atmosphere.
The food, we ordered 4 dishes, was average. The Gambas al ajillo first came out burned, we asked for a fresh dish, which was brought out quickly, but we felt it had too much paprika. The Jamon Iberico was good. The Tortilla Espanola was okay, could have used a little more salt. The Pincho Moruno (Lamb Skewers) were okay, again nothing amazing.
Sadly we will not be returning, we had high hopes to find a good Catalan Tapas Restaurant. This was not it.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from B44 using the Order Online button. B44 also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. B44 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 986-6287.

B44 is rated 4.6 stars by 1779 OpenTable diners.

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.