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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.
San Francisco, CA 94104
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
Bush & Kearny
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A selection of tapas, individual pintxos, and our famous paellas for up to 50 ppl each, will make for a wonderful event.
The Sutter-Stockton garage is conveniently located close to Belden Place.
Also after 6pm public parking on Bush and Pine Streets are available.
Closest BART Station is Montgomery Station.
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 email@example.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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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B44 Ratings and Reviews
We went here for Valentine's Day dinner, and it was awful, it ruined our night. Our food came out with hairs in it, at least 3, and the server said it was 'bread crumbs'. We could clearly see it was hair. We sent it back and they never sent a new one out. We order paella without pine nuts because of allergies and it came out with pine nuts after all, so we had to wait to get a new paella made for us. They took our water bottle away and never brought it back. Overall, terrible service, and after complaining, they did nothing to make up for it. The portion sizes are small and overpriced. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant.
We'll be coming back again! I booked our dining reservation online (easy) for our office group of 12 for the outside seating area for 11:45AM ( i called a couple of days closer to reduce to 6). What a perfect day to sit outside! Even if it hadn't been 70 and sunny, it appears they have heating lamps and a large transparent covering for rain and/or wind. Even situated in an alley, it seems large and other restaurants have similar setups on both sides of this patio (which then you have to look at the signs closely to make sure you enter the right patio.)
4 of the 6 ordered their own dish (paellas) which were large and looked delicious. Another colleague and I shared a few tapas (perfect for just 2). The lamb skewers and peppers stuffed w/ crab were delicious! We didn't care to much for the sausage w/ mashed potatoes (surprisingly). The fried calamari had the best seasoning! I sat there trying to examine what it was so I could replicate it at home; still don't have a clue. (I used to live in Monterey, CA - I've had a lot of calamari - this seasoning topped them all).
We all had a glass of wine and/or sangria and all enjoyed those too (even had a second glass - which is unusual but we felt so lax since half of the office was literally traveling for business and here we sat on a beautiful Friday lunchtime in San Francisco soaking up the food, the sun and warmth all cozy in the shade,and the alley seemed moderately quiet considering how busy all the restaurants.
Worst service. Upon arriving we were not received warmly at either reception stands. I showed the server that I had a reservation for an out door table and he said it's full out there and he can't just make a table get up. We said we would wait and get a cocktail at the bar. The bar was full so we waited by the host stand and checked out the menu, one of the flustered servers came up and snatched the menu out of my girl friends hand and walked away. It's probably one of the rudest things I've encountered as far as service goes. The cocktails were tasty and enjoyable. I wish we got a bigger portion of paella for $27...also our server talked us out of a salad. Which I didn't understand.?
The fish soup was delicious. The paella had been kept under the warming lights too long and was a little dry on top but it had a good flavor and had plenty of seafood in it. We never did receive the bread we had ordered with the soup. I use restaurant week to discover new places to eat, and we will not be returning to this venue.
My wife and I had been wanting to go to B44 for quite a while, so we choose SF Restaurant Week to finally try it out. The food was amazing and we were especially wowed by the grilled quid brochettes and paella. But the service was lacking. At one point, after we finished our dinner, we were waiting for our dessert (and we'd ordered it with the rest of the meal) and we sat waiting for 20 minutes. When our server came by and we politely mentioned this to her, she snapped at us! "Yes!" she said angrily. "They're making it and it will come soon!"
Okay, the dessert was a creme brulee and chocolate mousse. How long does it take to "cook" a creme brulee and chocolate mouse? All they do is sear the top of the creme brulee so that it's crispy on top. They didn't cook the dishes right then and there because both of them came chilly, as if pulled out of the fridge. And we saw a table beside us, who'd ordered after us, get their dessert sooner.
So high marks for the food, low marks for the rude server. We gave her 15% but now, looking back, wish we hadn't. Cost for each order: $40. With tip and tax, the whole bill came to $105. I don't mind the price, but for that, you shouldn't have to put up with a snarly attitude -- not when there are three other equally great restaurants right next door.
We got there early and it was crowded. We opted to sit outside with the heaters. The squid salad I could have everyday. The beans are so creamy, the squid perfectly grilled all tied together with the best dressing. Wish it were bottled.
During the entree, it started to get stormy outside and we had to move inside. The staff was very accommodating moving us inside. We both ordered the paella - excellent
Will be back
I’ve been here from business meetings to friends’ get togethers, it’s always been super wonderful. The food is really amazing, I usually get the rack of lamb with a glass of Tempranillo. If you have room left over for dessert, try the chocolate option. Always book ahead if you can!
We chose B44 for the New Year’s Eve dinner because we are from Madrid, and as we were away from Spain we wanted to have a home made dinner. The place is alright, ambience is not bad, but the music was awful taking into account that it’s a Catalan/Spanish bistro, they could’ve played some rumba, flamenco or other typical Spanish music. Service was normal, not bad but not good either. Menu is short for all the wonders of the Spanish cuisine. The worst part of the restaurant is the food. We ordered a tabla de embutidos and one of cheese, as there wasn’t one with both (what is wrong with these people?), and they served 2 slices of jamon, 2 of chorizo and 2 of lomo with 3 pieces of cheese; the embutido was average turning to bad, as the one you can find at the supermarket in Spain for 1€ the package. This costed 35$ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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