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Blind Tasting

4.4
81 Reviews
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Blind Tasting is the creation of two brotherlike cousins with a shared vision of a great wine, beer and food. Our Redwood burl slabs created rustic, cozy, dimly-lit den offers unpretentious atmosphere, perfect for an intimate gathering or a spontaneous after-work drink. We strive to introduce our friends and neighbors in the Bay to the world of wines and beers. Our beer and wine list bring you an unusual extensive selection from small and large producers. Our food, largely small plates, is carefully crafted by our chef to complement the wines and beers. Whether you decide to stroll in for a carafe of wine or mug of beer with a friend, or book your party, our friendly staff is here to make you feel at home. Wine and Beer is our passion and we are happy to share it with you.
What 81 people are saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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vipKristiina
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS and wonderful service...A winner!!!! Will continue to return there for lunches and dinners....

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Becka
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were really disappointed! We made a reservation for 7, when we showed up they must have forgot our reservation because they put a table in front of the UPS store for us and then proceeded to forget to take our drink or dinner order for 20 minutes. Not sure we'll be back to find out if we actually like their food or not- a place down the street took us and got our order within minutes.

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vipKenneth127
San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had made reservations which was for outside. All the tables were taken, and we had to sit inside, but near the door. This was a bit disappointed. The food and service was good. Yes we will go back

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vipAlicethech
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We ate here on Valentine's Day. We should have chosen a different day because while food was good, service was slow and COVID precautions were questionable at best. Multiple tables placed less than 6 feet apart in a space that was covered with plexiglass on 3 sides.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service!!! I Highly recommend it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Too crowded. Restaurant is allowing less than 3 feet in their outdoor dining. Then offering to seat people inside!

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JaceyP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blind Tasting was wonderful! I went with my family for my birthday, and everything was so good! We chose to do a bunch of different appetizers, and everything was delicious! We loved being at a restaurant again, and were safely distanced. I would totally go again!

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vipJudyM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a nice evening of wine tasting and quick bites. Service was great and it's conveniently located in a nice area on Laurel. It's right across from BOFA (there is a parking lot behind the bank). Great outdoor dining option during this pandemic. Hight recommend it.

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LloydC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, great selection of wine and beer, and good food with a nice street cafe ambience with people milling about

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vipKenneth127
San Francisco
124 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food. Terrific waiter Angelo. Good time

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vipKenneth127
San Francisco
124 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great service and outside seating available during these trying times. Great food and excellent service. Will keep going back.

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vipMaryLB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wine and beer flights are reasonably priced and relatively generous pours. This is the second time I've been to Blind Tasting and the food has really improved. Tasty, very nice-sized portions and not over priced.

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TatyanaV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During pandemic all seating is outside, which is great, because it finally feels like Europe.

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vipNicH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Burger & fries were absolutely excellent & they accommodated outdoor seating in a lovely way- even moved the heat lamp closer to us!

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vipFinefoodfinder
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great menu with interesting choices that include an array of appetizers, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads and entrees, plus a good wine list by the bottle and the glass. Service was lovely and it was pleasant to sit outside and watch people walk by. We've enjoyed this restaurant several times and it never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! I love the Gnocci and the staff is always friendly. Good vibe

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rwcpiggy3
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good service was very good. They were busy but sitting outside was nice

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Nate
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Our service was not that great, I felt like we were sort of forgotten about several times and some of the food on our charcuterie board was visibly old and did not smell fresh which we ended up not eating. I do understand that there are different dynamics because I’m trying to function with all of the Covid situation but I feel like that shouldn’t really have selected the things that we had issues with. Just so that nobody else could’ve potentially gotten sick we did mention to another waiter that we felt like some of the food on our board was not fresh. He did say something to our waitress and then she adjusted the bill a little bit but she never did really ask or check in on us after we got our food.

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vipDandB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a darling server. Her name is Lauren. She took very good care of us. My 88 year old mother fully enjoyed herself. She’s a big fan of the French fries! We had a delicious meal. The ribs and the pasta with the prawns in saffron sauce are not to be missed. Also nice wine selection.

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vipHappyEater
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

In theory, a great idea. Some decent wine on the list and it can be improved upon. I love the idea!

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vipJoan
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Not prepared for our reservation. Bad service—timing off on food and items forgotten. Tables shoved together at the last minute for our party and tables were different heights causing an awkward arrangement for eating and talking. Food was so so. Nobody on the wait staff cared about our order or refilling water. Terrible experience

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marionH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was very good but we were only patrons on Wed at 1:00...hope you do better other days/nights

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I ordered the arugula salad & found a bunch of romaine lettuce in it - really changing that taste. There was enough lettuce to fill a small plate. I’ve had this salad before & loved it. Just a bummer it wasn’t as great.

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MichaelM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

the food was really good and wait staff really friendly and helpful. We had a large group and some mix ups on the entrees but overall I would recommend this restaurant. good value

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant doesn’t seem to quite know what it wants to be - great restaurant, wine bar or pub. It’s quite crowded in terms of space. There is no check in desk -you walk in and are in the most of tables. The food is mixed; some spectacular -the artichoke beignets, which could only have been more perfect if there were six to a serving instead of eight - and some almost great (the beet salad - the beet and goat cheese sandwiches were fantastic but the salad and dressing were bland. Dessert menu was boring. Service was pretty good. Manager was hands on and very gracious. Overall a little pricy for what you get.

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MichiH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Good food. Nice wine and beer list. Will definitely go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. We had a big party and the food came out quickly and the atmosphere was wonderful.

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LisaM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A great new discovery for me! I’ll be back.

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Suzanne
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I frequented Blind Tasting when they first opened & it was excellent.
However, the past 2 visits were disappointing. We went for a late lunch on Christmas Day and place was pretty much empty except for few people sitting at the bar & employees hanging around.
Our service was very slow in spite of how empty the restaurant was….took forever to get our food. Most of our food was "fair" & the Flat Bread, we did not like at all & returned it. Our Server had forgotten to add the Tuna Tartar appetizer, so the Mgr. got it out to us. We did not like it at all…..very mayonnaise & not good flavors. Since we had returned the flatbread, we did not alert them about the tuna tartar & left most of it. It was not mentioned by the Server taking it away. The Manager did bring the bill, apologized for delay & took flatbread off the bill.

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viprne22
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blind Tasting is always a fabulous experience. Their food, wine selection and hospitality is excellent! We always get the octopus app and salmon entree - both outstanding. Also tried the Brussels sprouts and goat cheese salad this time, and they were super tasty!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second tome. Fun menu and wonderful wine selection

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Have been there a few times now and used to rave about the place. This time, had a terrible waiter who rushed us and didn't answer questions. Since my favorite item- the filet mignon salad --was no longer on the menu, I ordered the citrus salad with filet mignon on the side. The meat was so tough and undercooked I couldn't cut it or eat it all. Will definitely come back because I want to be fair - one not great experience out of many can be excused, but goes to show you how important it is to have servers who want to be nice and helpful.

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ChristopherC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience3

Value not there. Overpriced and our server was bad.

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vipDiner2020
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My wife and I dined at Blind Tasting for the first time thinking it would be an intimate wine bar where we could share some tapas and a variety of wines. Their take on a wine bar is definitely on the “bar” as loud rock music was blaring the whole time and 3 large flat screen TVs had the Warriors game on. The food was fine but nothing inspired. Service was friendly but out of sync with the kitchen as our entrees showed up before we were half done with appetizers. So I’d recommend this for groups who want to have a few drinks more so than for a date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the choice of indoor and outdoor- chose outdoor and the service was pleasantly equally attentive outdoors. Menu was updated and delicious- things to please everyone and I am a vegetarian, but my husband and son are pescatarian and kept.

Wines are always excellent- a great place to enjoy and unwind!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

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VERONICAG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved the food. We would definitely recommend Blind Tasting to our friends

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GwynD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant. Food was excellent and the service fast and efficient. Nice wine list.

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Lisa
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a wonderful meal and a large selection of wine to pair it with. Would strongly recommend giving it try.

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Blind Tasting does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Blind Tasting is rated 4.4 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.