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About B44

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.

44 Belden Place
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

HAPPY HOUR from 1 to 3 & 5 to 7 Tues to Fri

Cross Street:
Bush & Kearny

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 986-6287

Website:
http://www.b44sf.com/

Catering:
A selection of tapas, individual pintxos, and our famous paellas for up to 50 ppl each, will make for a wonderful event.

Parking Details:
The Sutter-Stockton garage is conveniently located close to Belden Place.
Also after 6pm public parking on Bush and Pine Streets are available.

Public Transit:
Closest BART Station is Montgomery Station.

Executive Chef:
Daniel Olivella

Private Party Facilities:
We can host up to 120 people with outdoor seating available. Special menus are available for parties of 10 and more. Please give us a call on 415 986 6287 or send us an email at b44catalanbistro@gmail.com for more information.

Join us for an after work happy hour from 5- 7, Monday-Friday!

Private Party Contact:
Nathalie Moberg: (415) 297-4616

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Complimentary glass of Spanish sparkling wine!
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Complimentary glass of Spanish sparkling wine!
Details

Nothing will go better with our delicious paella than a lovely glass of Cava wine.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: November 15, 2017

Ends: May 15, 2018

Availability: Tue-Sat 7:00PM-8:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Come celebrate a Feliz Navidad with a family feast at B44 with tapas, paellas, sangria and Spanish wines!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Come celebrate a Feliz Navidad with a family feast at B44 with tapas, paellas, sangria and Spanish wines!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Come ring in the Año Nuevo under the stars at B44 with tapas, paellas, sangria and Spanish cava!

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B44 Ratings and Reviews

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service

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Romantic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
People Watching (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent.
We liked the squid and octopus the best. The Paella was delicious and Churros for desert was a nice finishing touch.

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vip
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food from Catalan. Staff were attentive and helpful. Food was very authentic. Wine was great and reasonably priced. I'd definitely go again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant disappointed me. Came with a couple friends. Way to loud inside. Although we were sitting in a back corner we had to shout throughout the entire meal to hear it other. In addition food service was so slow. The charcuterie plate took almost one hour to arrive. When we questioned the server as to why we had not received it his answer was that the kitchen was busy with the larger parties in the place. Unacceptable! We were done with our meal by the time that plate arrived. Couldn't wait to leave.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Food isn’t good and service is very slow. Potatoes bravas were dry and the sause is just mayo with some sort of tomato sause. Pork belly was flavorless. Disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

B44 was AMAZING! I'd read the glowing reviews and didn't expect the place to live up to them, but it did and more. Everyone there was extremely warm and welcoming and the service was great. The food was FANTASTIC!! My boys and I went to Spain for Spring Break earlier this year and sought out the highest rated restaurants eating lots and lots of amazing Spanish food. B44 was as good as any place we ate in Spain and that is a very high bar. I definitely recommend B44 to everyone.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Tapas, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Terrible service. Turned into a tourist trap. What a disappointment. Shame on this place.v

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Decided to try a new spot for a special group gathering and this places delivered on all levels. Really great service and the food from starters to desserts was incredible.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I'm a regular. Service is prompt and friendly. Food is deelish!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed the dinner: beet salad, garlic shrimp, lamb skewers, coldcuts and b44 payella all were excellent. About $160 for 2 adults and a kid, incl drinks and deserts - seem quite reasonable.
We came a night before thanksgiving and the place had very few diners, not that lively. Otherwise we loved the setting, and the location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Quality creative food with good flavor, lovely wait staff, and a relaxed atmosphere. Tucked into a side alley, it has a European flair. All the food was very nice except for the salad croutons (mysteriously).

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our waiter always seemed to be in a rush. He didn't really ask how it was going or ask if it was a special occasion - which it was my birthday. I lived in Barcelona and have had authentic Catalan food. For being in the US it was pretty good, especially the Octopus and patatas bravas. The canelones were not very good, paella was alright, a bit salty for me.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fun people and tastie food. Glad it is still here in a city where you never know if ur favorite place will be open.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The tapas are tasty but small, it is very easy to order more than what you had originally planned for.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Gracious service, tasty tapas and paella, nice cava, too! Very pleased with our dinner at B44.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Way overpriced, as is typical for tapas which often means less food more price. Even my girl left hungry and we dropped $150 on a simple meal for two. Too bad because the food is very tasty, the atmosphere is cool, and the wait staff are excellent. Just too hard to justify that kind of money when I'm not getting a big fat slab of prime beef, in contrast.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I've been dining at B44 for several occasions. The food is good and the atmosphere is very good so that I take my friends visiting San Francisco. At this particular visit, the service was bad – if you say it existed. We did not get anything other than water and menu more than 30 hour, nobody came to take orders. The restaurant was not that busy. Once food started arrive, because they were really good, everyone became happy. I was very much embarrassed for recommending this place to friends except for the quality of food.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very tasty food with fast service. Lots of rice dishes. Sat outside and enjoyed the atmosphere and some wine. Not huge portion size, but still fun to share and try some new dishes.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The tapas and paella were great, but the strawberry shortcake was to brag about, maybe the best in the City!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Paella negra was delicious

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

ITS GOT-TO-BE THE BEST TAPASS IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT

Tags: People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Fun
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The ambiance was great and the menu was extensive - but I was disappointed by the quality/value. For example we ordered the Catalan salad which was listed as having chorizo, and only got one slice of chorizo in it....Just kind of sloppy. But the food was decent and it was a fun place for a weeknight meal!

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

B44 is Catalonian cuisine. We had a Catalonian in our group. He thought that the food was well prepared and he would know. We all enjoyed the meal. It was a mild night and we got to eat outside which was very nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was too slow. It took way too long to get our drinks.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Reunion with out of town friends

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Its in an Alley. I didn't like the ambiance at all.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great location, great food and excellent wait staff!

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful food and charming al-fresco dining in an alley shared with other restaurants. Felt like Europe!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Good paella (a little bit too salty);friendly staff.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Most of the food was excellent (garlic shrimp and crab stuffed peppers were favorites. The vegetarian paella is way better than meatless paellas we've had in the past at other places). The octopus was a miss. The location is cute. What really brought the experience down was the service. The server would just disappear for 20 or 30 minutes- nowhere to be found. The busboy had to get our drink orders, requests for bread, the bill- poor guy was overworked since he seemed to be the front of house staff doing anything. I know these reviews can sound like people are exaggerating or being overly picky, but it was startlingly bad service for the price point- hopefully it was just a bad night for them (though they were nowhere near capacity) or else I don't see them lasting long in competitive SF. We still had a great night despite our server's apparent alien abduction mid-shift. ;) More sangria please!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Have eaten here several times over the years and always enjoyed the Catalan cuisine. The paellas are very good (a tad on the salty side) and the fried calamari was excellent, cooked just right.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Wanted to take my sister here from Boise to a fun restaurant and the waiter was fantastic and recommended courses for the three of us and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We would have been more pleased if the waitress hadn't spilled a glass of cava on my husband... she did refill the glass but there was not any other attempt at "compensation" (ideas: bring us another bottle... free dessert...). As we were with friends, we did not make a scene. The food was tasty but low on meat items. The paella, altho yummy, had very little meat (chicken and pancetta) which was disappointing. The churros are yummy but you only get a tiny, tiny bowl of chocolate with them -- Barcelona style usually fills a coffee cup. Good flavors, small portions.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fine but there were a group of guys that weee really noisy. Very rude, a common problem and irritating

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was great, always enjoy the ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The meatballs taste off because of the squid accompanying them. U should serve it without squid ir take it off the menu. Its a terrible combination.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Delicious crab stuffed peppers and garlic toasts! The food was really salty and a bit overpriced but the outdoor alleyway ambiance was nice. Bland Paella = :/ Almost as good as average tapas restaurants.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

B44 is an amazing restaurant with even more amazing food. They did a great job accommodating my group of 14 for my birthday. They were very patient, as well as helpful with food items. Definitely recommend going for the experience and the food.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tapas, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food and service but the noise from the bar was very distracting and annoying.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I have been eating here for a few years and this was the least memorable. The food was just OK. In the past it was worth coming back to but I can't say it is at this point. The black squid ink paella was good but it only had a few clams and nothing else. The other issue was that all the dishes came at once, which didn't allow us to enjoy the meal. I might head next door for some french clams on my next meal to this alley in SF, which I do love.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

This has been a go-to location for me since I moved to SF. Food and service is always good. My latest experience validated my opinion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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