B44

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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.
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GD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, authentic tapas! The wine selection is also amazing.

d
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went for a business lunch. I ordered the mixed greens which was too salty for my taste. Others had steak sandwich, salad sandwich, octopus. Everyone was happy with their food. The food is good but the service was very slow. Took us over an hour and 15 minutes and it was not full at lunch time. I recommend, but be proactive with your server getting orders in and request the check early.

OT
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Like all american restaurants, too loud.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely tapas in Belden Place, a location I really enjoy as a little gem. Good value, tasty food. A bit understaffed.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, service and food!

W
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Service a bit slow. Gets drafty and cold outside.

JD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Paella used to be good. Just so so this last time.

BF
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Have not been here in years. Food was overall tasty except for pulpo a la plancha which was burned beyond recognition. Had attentive service first1st half of meal then a long wait for the last dish (the pulpo) - probably due to a large party that had arrived- when the waiter was MIA.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always was wonderful!

AA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Tapas, cocktails, and paella. We were a group of 12 seated inside. The ambiance was chill and I would go there again.

JG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good paella, the shrimp in garlic tapa was excellent Very friendly service

b
Washington DC
246 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Dined with my husband. We were on vacation looking for an interesting place to dine. We both had the paella. He had the paella with the squid ink as the base; I had the more traditional seafood dish. Both were outstanding. The service was helpful and also outstanding. Highly recommend!

AA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a lunch with the team. We sat outdoors and enjoyed sampling the different flavors in fantastic weather.

l
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice location for a pleasant lunch. The staff was friendly and the food was served quickly. We did arrive before the lunch crowd though.

BL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

With all the choices in SF, this would not be a place I’d rush to return to. The food was OK. It didn’t have the depth of flavor I’ve become to expect from Spanish food. The server seemed irritated. He was not helpful when discussing the menu. He misunderstood a simple request, and when I clarified he became even more agitated. From there he was pretty absent. We sat outside and the chairs were very uncomfortable. Yes, it’s in a cool location, but they can’t keep counting on that to bring people back. They have to step up their whole game to get repeat customers. At first when I walked in and saw that the place was pretty empty, I was surprised. After experiencing it, I was no longer surprised.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Everything from the drinks to the appetizers to the mains were incredible.

YA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the garlic shrimp, it would make your experience memorable!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Great food and ambience. Barely saw our waiter. We were a group of 9, so I'm sure gratuity was already included in our bill. Saw him in the beginning and at the end, only because we asked for the check. Wish I got his name.

s
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Décor and ambience felt very much like you were in Spain in a typical Spanish restaurant. Food was good -if slightly too salty. Missed the Lamb skewers not being available. But very enjoyable,

j
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food

DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved this restaurant so much we are hoping you will open one in Santa Barbara were we live. Every dishes was delicious, we loved the ambiance (although we were there early)/ Love the service not rushed. Will recommend to all our friends.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is delicious and this is a super cute restaurant. However, we were sat at the corner closest to the bathroom and the air freshener smell from the bathroom was overpowering. I'd suggest sticking to outside seating.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Really nice atmosphere. However, service was awful. Clearly understaffed. Food was expensive but good enough.

JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!!

L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good dishes, great service. Outdoor seating perfect in warm weather. European atmosphere.

S
Tucson
62 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a nice meal. Service was friendly but imperfect. Ex. There were 4 of us. We ordered the lamb skewers. It came with 3. We should have had been offered the option to increase the order to four pieces. Same with the shrimp in the paella.

NT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and food. An outstanding experience.

SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent — a wide range of tapas, gazpacho, and paellas. Excellent bread. Service was pretty prompt. Handling the bill was a hassle. We were a group of 9 and they absolutely refused to divide the bill evenly for us, leaving us to scramble for cash. It ended the evening on a sour note.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Good was very average, and disappointing. At $15+ for a tapas and $30+ for the mini paella... I totally expected more.. tasteless paella, half of to stuck to the pan. Burn baby octopus.. garlic shrimp that's boiling in the outside but cold in the inside...

C
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious paella and great custom cocktails!

H
San Francisco
176 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Forget la Marcha on Berkeley or Teleferic Barcelona in Walnut Creek - this is the best Spanish restaurant in the Bay Area. Three of us shared 5 tapas and they were enough for 4 people. Caveat - only one of us has a drink (cider) and the bill was $87 - but it was well worth it! The food was super-fresh. The churros were to due for - light, fluffy (I'm drooling just thinking about them!) and the chocolate to dip them in muy delicioso! Wait staff very friendly. These were the best tapas I've had since I was in Barcelona a few years ago.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love how unassuming the restaurant is while have fantastic quality food. Some dishes were amazing while others were fairly mediocre, but great experience overall. The tortilla espanola was the best dish of the night!

E
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am in love with this restaurant, soooo delicious, everything tastes amazing, fresh, flavorful. Great service, everyone here is super friendly. Can’t wait to come back.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My favorite paella spot.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST BIRTHDAY DINNER!!! 🎉

K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great small plates. Fresh and delicious.

j
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was SO good. We ordered 2 oxtails cuz one person didn't want to share, we could have ordered 3! Had the shrimp, calamari, garlic bread, meatballs, pork belly stew, lamb skewers, B44 paella, cheese plate, so many others I want to order next time. Dessert was blood orange tart (yum!), churros (so light), choc cake.
Only bad thing was service was so slow
After the initial ordering, was hard to flag our waiter (he was busy!). Maybe someone called in sick? Also noise level made it really hard to talk to the person down the other end of the table.

j
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary at B44 in preparation for our upcoming trip to Catalunya (not our first). We were welcomed by the friendly server and seated far from the door to avoid the cold wind breezing in from Belden Place, which had not yet started to fill up on this Saturday evening. She was very knowledgeable about the menu while encouraging us to choose the style in which we wanted to order: One tapas item at a time, to be shared. She even allowed me to taste a white wine I was unfamiliar with and ended up ordering. The arugula, beet and goat cheese salad was as much California as Catalunya - nothing wrong with that and a perfect opener, displayed atop a black clay dish. The escalivada that we had ordered next was a tad on the dull side, lacking the smoke we were looking for, except for the red peppers. The next course offered about four morsels of monkfish perfectly cooked in a creamy and garlicky white wine sauce, nestled in a small clay dish. Timing between courses was perfect, and we were now ready for a red wine and chose my favorite, a garnacha which paired perfectly with the heavenly - or rather earthy - oxtail and mashed potatoes. I had been obsessing about dessert - longing for a crema catalana - and there was unbelievably just enough room for this comfort food - not too sweet, with its caramelized crust that yielded happily to a prodding spoon. My husband shared a sip of his Torres brandy with me - a most appropriate finale for a most memorable dining experience.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This became my favourite restaurant! The hamon iberico and squid ink risotto was awesome.

FD
Tucson
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

B44 is located on a charming small street and the restaurant is romantic and the waiters very attentive.