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Blind Tasting

4.2
105 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.
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LaetitiaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was ok the service was great

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vipAnnM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pete and I had a wonderful time at Blind Tasting. I enjoyed the chardonnay flight of wine and had the beef sliders. Pete had the tuna sliders and we shared the crab artichoke dip which was delicious. Everything was wonderful, the service, the food and we will be back very soon!!

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vipJennifer
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ahi was great but the sauce on the veggies and pasta was odd and disgusting

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I liked this place last time I was there but this time the service was incredibly slow and I kept trying to flag down a server just to get a menu and then to put in the orders. We were seated pretty centrally. The flight was good but the white wine wasn’t cold. And then dessert took a long time to come out and the ice cream had melted all over the table and the soufflé was cold. Bummer.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Helpful service and good calamari. Wine flights and flexibility of choosing wines within the flight were fun, rewarding.

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vipConnieB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed our meals at Blind Tasting. We aren't big drinkers, so can't speak to the wine selection, which I assume is excellent. The food has been very good each time we went. Our favorites include the Ahi Tuna Sliders & the flat bread. Right now it is nice to be able to sit outside, and their parklet area is very nice with a good amount of space around the tables. The service was friendly and efficient.

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Mama2AM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary! We each had our own tasting of 3 glasses-3 oz. pours. Delish wines! Fab service-very attentive, but not annoying. We had the ceviche Classico-super fresh and tasty. Definitely coming back!!!!! Oh, and the server was very thoughtful and brought us 2 glasses of champagne the house.

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rebeccaV
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful place to meet friends or have a date. The menu is great for enjoying a variety of good food in a casual and relaxing environment. The staff is very attentive and accommodating.

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vipStacey
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent.

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SueH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not really ready to accommodate us at the time of our reservation as the regular staff arrived late, the new waitress did an excellent job working by herself until then. Dinner was good, we realize things are just opening so everyone is still working out the glitches. We will dine there again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Hostess and waitress trying to rush as as soon as we ordered second time this happen many other places in San Carlos to go to. Spending over $200.00 to be rushed!

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AngelaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We got seated quickly, and the ambience was lovely. I absolutely recommend this place!

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Thecha1rman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great new restaurant. Our experience was fantastic.

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vipHappyEater
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our server last night was not the most attentive. They were a bit busy, but it left much to be desired. We often go to this restaurant, but last night was a disappointment. Our server brought us our check without offering us dessert, so we decided to walk to Town for dessert and coffee.

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vipFlexibleFoodie
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We have eaten here and done takeout during the pandemic to support this restaurant. The food is great and we've always had a good experience. So it was disappointing tonight, my friend's first time out in over a year, when the service (waiter and others) was unfriendly, hurried and almost non existent. Even though they were not fully booked. Then when we had barely finished our main course and before we were done with our drinks they told us we'd have to move to the bar or pay and leave. Never asked if we wanted dessert. Then brought our check. The explanation was that they needed our table for a bigger party. So we quickly downed our drinks and had to leave. It was like we were in the way. If it wasn't for the food and great beer choices, I would not go back. Will likely try one more time to see if it was a fluke.

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vipKathyM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate outside which was very enjoyable. The menu is great, there are lots of options, I could have ordered a dozen things. The food was wonderful. Can’t say enough about this restaurant. Encourage you to try it. I’ll be back!

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vipAnnaBanana
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Crab and artichoke dip was good, especially the bread accompanying the appetizer. Salad dressing for beet salad was tasteless. Seafood fettuccini sauce was bland but the choice and amount of seafood was awesome. Lots of salmon, large shrimp and large mussels in the dish was perfect. The meritage red wine was amazing. Finally, the chocolate cake and caramel churros were the best part of the entire meal. Would come back for wine and dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was poor and didn’t fill our water cups. They also added a 20% service charge and there was only 4 of us. Very disappointed and probably worn visit again.

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vipXRdude
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was mediocre but edible. The real crime was the price-so out of balance with the quality.

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JaneT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very tasty food and nice selection. You don’t have to be into wine to enjoy this place.

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Boots
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was plain and unremarkable, and overpriced. We sat outside. Our waiter was wearing a poor-fitting mask (restaurants should give all work staff proven quality masks - there's just no excuse for this anymore) that was mostly under his nose. Gross.

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DebiB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and yummy food! Love the outside dining while the street is closed off!

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WinoWithFriends
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Given that Covid is still impacting the restaurant experience, Blind Tasting is doing a wonderful job. The ambiance outside was very pleasant and attractive. Given we sat outside it more challenging for the wait staff who definitely go in their 10k steps! THEY WERE AMAZING! I wish I could remember the name of our waiter. He was funny, efficient, and agile at dealing with 4 women who got "happier" with every glass of wine! I would definitely return for more fun, great food, and of course, wine!

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vipArunaM
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

They are always really pleasant and the wine and beer are good. If one can cook well, suggest to stick with cheese plates or similar. The cooked items seem to focus on filling you up and providing value (very heavy, straightforward). However, I think this is probably a reflection of the economics of restaurants rather than intent/potential.

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vipKristiina
San Francisco
26 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
Philadelphia
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
132 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
17 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
7 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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vipLloydC
San Francisco
5 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
132 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food. Terrific waiter Angelo. Good time

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vipKenneth127
San Francisco
132 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
3 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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Finefoodfinder
San Francisco
15 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.

FAQs

Blind Tasting does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Blind Tasting also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 264-8221.

Blind Tasting is rated 4.2 stars by 105 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.