Canela Bistro & Wine Bar
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
We will be offering a special tapas menu for New Year's Eve. Choose 4 tapas plus dessert for $60 (not including tax or gratuity). Please contact for full details.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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Table ready , fabulous server who helped us with allergies and vegi menu. For sure would go again !!
Hi there PattyC- We know how tricky it can be to dine out when having food allergies or dietary needs and we take pride in ensuring you have a seamless and yummy meal. We can't wait for you to join us once again! Thank you again for supporting our neighborhood restaurant. -Sophie & the team
This was our 4th time here, but we only go about once a year. We love the food here. The hand carved Jamon Iberico came with manchego cheese and sliced chorizo - it was a mouth-watering way to start our meal. We had the scallops, which were melt in your mouth good! The brussels sprouts are sooooo tasty. We had wines by the glass and are not too familiar with Spanish wines, but with their help, we loved the Cab and the Cab blend. The service was prompt and very friendly and helpful. At the end of the meal, it was a tad slow getting our check, but we'll be back, as usual.
Hello there SherryFromSF- We're so glad you've joined us once again, and with so many mouth-watering descriptions on your meal! Yum! We're also thrilled you were able to find a glass of wine you enjoyed - now you have a little something up your sleeves when it comes to Spanish wines! We look forward to seeing you again! -Sophie & the team
Great local restaurant-friendly staff, beautiful ambiance, great food and reasonably priced.
Hello SusanL- Thank you for joining us! We're elated that we were able to hit all the marks for you! We cannot wait for you to join us again. Thank you again for supporting our small, neighborhood restaurant. -Sophie & the team
We had the paella and it was wonderfully delicious.
Hi SFCitizen- So glad you enjoyed our Paella- we love Paella Sundays too! Thank you for your support toward our small, neighborhood restaurant. -Sophie & the team
Wonderful staff, excellent food, and thoughtful, generous service
Hello NateB- Thank you for such kind words about the service you received. Words like thoughtful and generous are very refreshing and nice to hear about our team. Thank you from all of us and thank you for supporting us. -Sophie & the team
We enjoyed our second visit to Canela Bistro and our friends, who had not been here before, also enjoyed it. Our waitress, Elizabeth, was attentive, friendly and helpful in guiding us on how much to order for our party of four. As expected, food quality and taste were very good. Particularly noteworthy were the bacon covered dates and the scallops. We look forward to our next visit.
Hi Eat2Live, We're so glad you were able to join us again! We always appreciate it when our guests bring new faces to the restaurant. Happy you enjoyed some fun bites like the bacon wrapped dates and the scallops - yum! Again, thank you for supporting our small neighborhood restaurant. -Sophie & the team
My friend was in town from Texas and we made a reservation for the bar. The bar is very tight. You can’t sit without getting brushed or bumped by a server every time they walk by. The wine we chose with the help of our excellent bartender was very good. Salad was good-the dressing was tangy and delicious. The brussels sprouts were really good—the pomegranate seeds were a nice touch. The bone marrow wasn’t my favorite but the scallops were nice. They forgot our shrimp dish but made up for it with a glass of good wine and a bubbles. Service was lovely. I will try more of the seafood selections next time.
Hi Dgoo, Thank you for taking the time to join us at Canela Bistro. Since we are a small neighborhood restaurant, sometimes it can be a bit cozy. We certainly apologize if our staff accidentally bumped into you. We're glad that you liked some of the dishes and we regret that there were some misses. I am going to reach out to you in a private email. Thank you for supporting our small, local business. -Sophie and The Team
Wonderful restaurant, with very friendly staff that all seem to take care of their customers with excellent professionalism. Delicious food and nice ambiance. Highly recommend a visit!
Hi there, We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us the other night. As a small, neighborhood restaurant your comments mean a lot to us and we'll be sure to keep up the service, food and ambiance on our end! We can't wait to have you join us again! Thanks again! -Sophie & the team
They have extensive collection of Spanish wines which we love. The tapas were delicious but on the more expensive side. The pulpo and shrimp were great. Neo and Elizebeth were our service people and they did a great job! The only thing is that the tables around us are very close to ours so everyone could hear our talking... Or we felt the environment was quite noisy. It was a lovely evening to have great food and wines.
Hi LoveToEat, Thank you so much for joining us on a fun Saturday night - we know our small restaurant can get lively at times but we're glad it didn't affect your overall experience. Elizabeth and Neo are the best! We're thrilled you got to dine with them. Again, thank you for supporting our neighborhood restaurant and we hope to see you soon! -Sophie and the team
Chris (bartender) made our experience top notch. We will be back soon because of his excellent service.
Hello there, Chris is the best! We're so glad you had the opportunity to dine with him! We look forward to seeing you soon. -Sophie and the team
We had a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious and the staff was attentive.
Love it. Fantastic place with fantastic food and service!
Wonderful dinner (once again!) at Canela. Tried some of the new menu items and a gorgeous Tempranillo. Paul was his usual gracious self and spoiled us completely. Also great to see Chris behind the bar and Neo as well. Lovely people, beautifully appointed restaurant with multiple areas for couples to enjoy an intimate dinner along with larger groups enjoying a celebration. Highly recommend folks in the neighborhood consider Canela for holiday get-togethers - and book early!
An amazing restaurant with a great staff. Great wine list with an ever changing and delicious menu.
Hi Tyler, Just wanted to reach out and thank you for supporting our small, neighborhood restaurant. We're so thankful we've hit all the points for you and I have no doubt we'll be seeing you soon! Again, thank you for always supporting us. -Sophie and the team
Service was amazing and the food was delicious. We had everything from meat lovers to vegans and all were pleased.
We had such a nice dinner, we're going back for their Halloween prix fixe!
Service was very personable! Food was excellent!!
The catered to our larger party on multiple occasions, whether it was changing the table to accommodate the number of guests or making sure everyone got a delicious bacon wrapped date. They really knew how to make a irradiated girl feel special. Highly recommend, really great tapas and ambiance
We had the tasting menu, and all dishes were delicious, as were the wines. The service was very good. The only small critique I have is that the wine service was not well coordinated with the food service -- if wines a specifically chosen to complement a dish, they should be served together. This is a very small point -- overall, we were very satisfied with our experience.
Food and wine were delicious. Waiter/sommelier outstanding. My guests were impressed with everything and had fantastic time. You made me look good! Thank you!
This is a great little restaurant in SF. Went here on a date and had an amazing time. The wine selection was great, not overly complicated and the food was stellar!
Thanks for a FANTASTIC experience Paul! He took care of us 5 ladies from the start. With his expertise and wine to making sure we had a good variety from the menu including dessert! (Shoutout to that oatmeal ice cream you added for us! 🙌🏼)
We will be back
Another terrific evening dining at Canela! Opted to sit at the bar and tried several new tapas and wines with Chris the bartender providing terrific suggestions. Much fun!
Everything about Canela Bistro is wonderful. The service staff is warm and welcoming. The restaurant is comfortable. They have an interesting wine list. And the food is excellent. We’ve been dining in this restaurant for 5-6 years and it just keeps getting better and better! We love dining here!
Delicious food, great service. Good portion sizes for the price.
Food was great, and the environment is relaxing and good for friends get-together.
Amazing menu and incredible space!
Always love coming here!
Great food, definitely have some loyal customers. Nice choices.
We did the tasting menu with wine pairing and everything was delicious. There was a slightly too long wait for one of the pairings, but they were apologetic in that regard. We also had one in our party with almond allergy and they were able to work around that nicely. Consistently good food/drink options and highly recommended.
A true Catalan tapas style restaurant with the option to go from there to a sophisticated wine pairing menu or a la Carte. Everything we tried was authentic and as good as anything I’ve had in Barcelona. The staff are knowledgeable and engaged and obviously proud of the quality of their menu and it shows. From the incredible jamon Iberico paired with a delicious Rioja Reserva to the olive oil chocolate cake it was all just marvelous. We will be back!
Delicious and original food!
Great service, is one of our favorites!
Took our friends from New Jersey here for dinner on Saturday night. Quite simply, the food is very good. We had a real mix of items (various tapas) and there wasn't a miss in any of it. The service, at times, seemed a bit frantic but it was super busy. Looking forward to heading back soon.
I cannot thank the Manager enough for accommodating an increasing number of diners to our table! We started off with 2 and ended up with 7! Seevice was exceptional. Food is delicious and of the highest quality.
Paul,Elizabeth ... Everyone ...
They were extremely welcoming made my birthday dinner very special.
I have a silly sense of humor and to have them play along was fun and very enjoyable.
The food was awesome.
I owned an Spanish/tapas restaurant years ago so to me to experience a different take and creative tapa style is fun.
Tapas were originally created to serve one purpose and I truly enjoy the evolution.
Pescado and lamb were delicious. The Gambas Al Ajillo were okay. Apps were great
It’s really excellent all the way around. Just ends up being expensive, like all tapas, because everything is so interesting you feel compelled to try a lot. But SO good.
Great food, wonderful wait people, super Spanish wines. Have eaten here a number of times. Went for a birthday and food better than ever.
Paul and the rest of the staff could not make the experience any better! Will keep going back again and again.
The food was great, but the service seemed a bit off. We were celebrating a birthday and didn't even get a candle on the dessert. Very noisy.
Everything about this meal was exceptional! From the food to the ambiance, and the staff! By far one of our best meals in all of San Francisco! The chorizo beet flatbread is something I will dream about! Delicious and fun!