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Beso Spanish Tapas and Wine Bar - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
518 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
Beso Bistronomia offers high quality Spanish (Catalan Tapas) cuisine in a friendly, local bistro environment. Our food is served in small plates meant to be shared with friends and family. Beso has its own exclusive farm. Napa Kitchen Gardens is the exclusive grower for the Bisou Group, providing locally grown, super fresh organic, baby specialty produces and herbs. Chef Nick Ronan and his chefs design seasonal menus with the Farm Manager in order to facilitate a unique grow to order connection that supports ever changing seasonal menus.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Daily 3:00pm-11:00pm Brunch: Sa-Su 3:00pm-11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 801-5392

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nick Ronan

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Parking details

    Public metered street parking is available. Parking on 18th Street.

  • Public transit

    Located only a few steps from the Harvey Milk Plaza/Castro Muni Station and the aboveground F Muni Line, Bisou is centrally located in the Castro merchant district. Muni Lines : F/K/L/M/S/T Bus Lines : 24/35/33

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 518 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. L

    Love2eat

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant is closed. Was a Great place at one time. Too bad.
  2. DJ

    DaveJ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The place is closed!
  3. SC

    SuzCP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant is closed and we were not notified. We found out upon going to the restaurant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It's closed
  5. RP

    RichP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Actually I have no idea what BESO was like as when we arrived for our reservation @7:30 the place was locked and closed . So we found another restaurant in the Mission, Uma Casa, Portuguese, which was quite fantastic!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible. I booked a table for my birthday, they confirmed the reservation, and the. Turns out they were closed. Last time I ever consider going to Beso. Absolutely bogus
  7. CN

    ClementNursery

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've experienced in years. My table of six left on a gastronomical high.
  8. MS

    MiriamS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Recently went to Beso Spanish Tapas. Although we had to wait for our reserved table the host made us feel welcome by providing some free beverages. Once we were seated the food came out quickly. The tapas were delicious, particularly the tuna. Definitely worth the wait!
  9. SP

    SaraP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great happy hour menu!
  10. MP

    MikP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Terrible...cold food, poor service and too loud...I can not talk...bad experience
  11. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Portions are tiny, granted it is Tappas, but don’t sell as a meal what should be 1/3 of a meal. Quite noisy when the room is full. Go at off peak hours if you want to have conversation. Everything else was nice.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic staff. Miguel and Isabel went above and beyond to explain the menu to us and teach us a little bit about Spain.
  13. ML

    MiguelL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot for a relaxed meal with your friends. Great mimosas. The paella is delicious. The charcuterie board is big and has enough food for 3. The Spanish Tortilla is also spot on.
  14. f

    fanibo

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was great!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Understaffed. Serving were too small. Couldn’t order more because they took so long. We were all hungry afterwards and had to supplement with slices from Nizario’s across the street.
  16. MV

    MVsenders

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food and very reasonable!
  17. S

    Sacouple

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Not the best experience. Very noisy. Food was very expensive. Portions were fair sized. Food was good but not worth the price. Not sure I would recommend unless already in the neighborhood. Not for kids!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Timeliness was atrocious- sat 30 minutes late after our reservation and took 20 minutes to get drinks and it was well over an hour and half before food came to the table. People were nice but no excuse for this level of service!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at BESO!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  21. DP

    DhvaniP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Food was fine, music was too loud, we couldn’t hear the other across the table. Service was sub par.
  22. JB

    JenniferB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was spectacular
  23. DI

    DavidI

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were outstanding. Especially enjoyed the meat /cheese platter.
  24. PS

    PerryS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Birthday and New Years Eve
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food! Save room for dessert! It’s worth it!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. Good value for money. They had a prefixed menu as well but we decided to go a la carté. The tapas were excellent and we tried the black quid ink paella.
  27. K

    Kate

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent. We can’t wait to go back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal and service was fantastic. A little loud as the seating was tight. A little pricey too but well worth it.
  29. JH

    JanineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service and food! Don’t change anything!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Way over priced & I’ll pay for good food. $22-$28 for tapas small plates is crazy
  31. KB

    KekoaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed the food very creative and tasty. Very difficult to eat in a group of four. Perhaps offering tapas could be offer for a number of people. Paella was excellent also very small for four. I was the owner of an Spanish restaurant years ago and offered paella for 2 or larger paella for larger groups. Paella is a dinner dish not a tapa... people need to feel they have had dinner. I would recommend people to have dinner before they go. I was still hungry after I left.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beso is great – food is always beautifully prepared and very tasty, attentive service, tasty sangria! Acoustics get a little loud though
  33. AD

    AnniversaryDinner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food tasted fantastic. We actually ordered too much food. The servings were easy to share making it an enjoyable friends gathering. The staff and service was friendly and efficient as well.
  34. RN

    RichardN

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my last night in San Francisco with my partner so we wanted something special, Spanish and relaxed. It was a quiet night being a Monday but the food quality was fantastic. The Paella was fantastic and we shared two deserts between us (but I ate most of them). The service was really good and attentive without being intrusive. I’d happily go back to Beso on a future trip to San Francisco and will be recommending it to people visiting.
  35. o

    onewholikestoeat

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to eat. Service was impeccable.
  36. C

    Capagris

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Es un sitio que o bien parece pequeño o que está a rebosar porque es muy ruidoso. Se hizo muy difícil la conversación. Las mesas están demasiado juntas. El servicio es amable pero claramente no dan para tanta gente. La comida ni fu ni fa, nada destacable. La paella no es nada auténtica. Al menos tienen una buena selección de vinos. Yo esperaba más.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had paella which was delicious. They have a great selection of tapas as well.
  38. LS

    LuvSF

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service.
  39. k

    ken1

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very interesting, varied small plates. A real authentic menu, well prepared.
  40. AM

    AndrewM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, very authentic Spanish food and wine. Friendly, relaxed staff and very enjoyable place for dinner with friends.

FAQs

Beso Spanish Tapas and Wine Bar - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 801-5392.

Beso Spanish Tapas and Wine Bar - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 518 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Daily 3:00pm-11:00pm Brunch: Sa-Su 3:00pm-11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public metered street parking is available. Parking on 18th Street.

  • Public transit

    Located only a few steps from the Harvey Milk Plaza/Castro Muni Station and the aboveground F Muni Line, Bisou is centrally located in the Castro merchant district. Muni Lines : F/K/L/M/S/T Bus Lines : 24/35/33

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Ronan

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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