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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!

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: March 31, 2018

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

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B44 Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.1

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4.1

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3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Saddest excuse of a cheese platter we have ever had. Potata Bravas were decent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I’ve been here from business meetings to friends’ get togethers, it’s always been super wonderful. The food is really amazing, I usually get the rack of lamb with a glass of Tempranillo. If you have room left over for dessert, try the chocolate option. Always book ahead if you can!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We chose B44 for the New Year’s Eve dinner because we are from Madrid, and as we were away from Spain we wanted to have a home made dinner. The place is alright, ambience is not bad, but the music was awful taking into account that it’s a Catalan/Spanish bistro, they could’ve played some rumba, flamenco or other typical Spanish music. Service was normal, not bad but not good either. Menu is short for all the wonders of the Spanish cuisine. The worst part of the restaurant is the food. We ordered a tabla de embutidos and one of cheese, as there wasn’t one with both (what is wrong with these people?), and they served 2 slices of jamon, 2 of chorizo and 2 of lomo with 3 pieces of cheese; the embutido was average turning to bad, as the one you can find at the supermarket in Spain for 1€ the package. This costed 35$ for 6 slices of embutido and 3 of cheese, wow. Then the bravas weren’t bad, salsa brava was ok, but it was a small bowl, lets say a fourth of what you’d get in Spain; for the price they charge they could’ve served something decent. Then the paella hortelana we asked for doesn’t even deserve to be called paella. Size wasn’t that horrible,1/4 or half of what you get in Spain, but the taste was awful, undercooked, unmatching ingredients and no taste at all; even my 15 y/o brother can cook a better paella at home than that. We ordered some Catalan tinto as well, which was not good. This is not a butthurt comment, it’s just that the food was pretty bad, and the sizes were ridiculous. At their prices they should be cooking some decent food, and the image they give of Spanish and Catalan cuisine is pretty bad. This restaurant in Spain wouldn’t last open not even for 3 months, and I know what I’m talking about as my family has a restaurant in Madrid. As a Spanish, I wouldn’t eat here ever again, and as someone who wants to taste Spanish cuisine, choose this place if you want to get overpriced bad try to be Spanish food. If not find a better Spanish restaurant.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was delicious! Ambience awesome!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great ambiance on the outdoor heated patio!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Much louder than I remember. Waiter had a hard time hearing us order. Food rushed. Not very attentive. Had to ask for more water, etc.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I would rate this restaurant five star, but for the noise level. The well climate controlled patio is a better choice in this regard.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The red peppers stuffed with crab were delicious as well as the lamb keebobs. Service was a bit slow but it could have been because of the large groups that were there.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service and the food and drinks were excellent.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

I just wished i had the whole plate of paella all to myself. The food was good and so were the wine bottles we ordered. The serverrs were friendly and efficient.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

B44 is on the charming Belden alley and is nice enough inside. The food seems like tapas you'd get 20 years ago. Nothing really new or innovative about the food. The service was attentive but not extremely helpful with the menu. But man, oh man, it is almost UNBEARABLY LOUD. If you plan on having a conversation with your dinner partners, this is not the place.

Tags: Casual, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food is always fabulous! and love the Sangria! Server was a bit slow and took a long time to place order, but the rest was a 10 out of 10

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (London)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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

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 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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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