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La Bande, San Francisco, CA

La Bande

4.6
4.6
53 Reviews
$30 and under
European
La Bande, in San Francisco Proper’s restored 1908 flatiron on Market Street, is a Cal-Med aperitif and tapas bar on the ground floor adjacent to VIllon restaurant-bar, with both an inspired indoor space and outdoor patio. The outdoor space is reminiscent of a European cafe and much like the rooftop bar, Charmaine’s, celebrates the hotel’s Market Street location.

La Bande focuses on gourmet tapas and Galician conservas inspired by the Mediterranean coast, the streets of Barcelona and La Boqueria Market, curated and prepared by acclaimed Executive Chef Jason Fox, as well as craft aperitif cocktails and a vermouth program by BVHospitality, notable old world wines, European draft beers and a retail section boasting a selection of imported European goods. Much like favorite tapas bars in Barcelona, the idea is to use some of the best local ingredients very simply in a space that inspires friends to come together and share a meal in the European spirit.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Basque, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (628) 895-2039

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Fox

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are celebrating an intimate milestone or gathering with colleagues and friends, we welcome group events of all kinds! La Bande is the perfect location for a private 25 to 30 person event. Customized menus, developed by Executive Chef, Jason Fox are available upon request. We feature a terrific Events Menu that can supplement the terrific offerings presented at La Bande. Please reach out to kayla.dacosta@properhotel.com if you would like to discuss a group event!

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    Market St. & 7th St.

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available on McAllister St. at 7th St. ($Valet $6.40/ 20 minutes plus tax)

  • Public transit

    La Bande is conveniently located one block from the UN Plaza / Civic Center BART station. Muni#39, F (Market & Wharves), and Historic streetcar also stops at Market St & 7th St.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Summer Music Series

    Jul 14 - Sep 15, 2022
    Thu - 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Join us at La Bande every Thursday this summer for live tunes from local artists, beginning July 14th and through September 15th between 5:30pm and 8:00pm. July & August Schedule: 7/14 DOS BANDOLEROS - https://dosbandoleros.com/ 7/21 JOSH JONES TRIO - https://www.joshjonesdrums.com/ 7/28 NAMORADOS DA LUA - https://youtu.be/XW7BusgCpw8 8/4 KATIANA VILA 8/11 MAKRU - https://www.makrumusic.com/ 8/18 MONICA MARIA - https://monicamariamusic.com/ 8/25 JOSH JONES TRIO

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Late Night Find

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  1. S

    Sanjosediner

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice place inside the Proper Hotel. They only offer 5 cocktails (not all of which are always in stock) and get upset if you try to order anything else, the manager came over to explain this to us after the waiter had suggested a cocktail on the menu that was no longer in stock. The waiter was very kind, but very new so we understood any waiter errors, I think he'll get better in time. The food was limited selection small plates, pretty pricey and we liked about 50% of our choices. Great if you're going to the Orpheum or Golden Gate theater, very walkable. May try again as there aren't a lot of restaurants in this area, but it's not the best for sure.
  2. N

    trampnurseNoshes

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve already written a stellar review on this place and it still stands. Superb the second time too!
  3. CM

    CarolynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal at La Bande last night! We had a 5:30 reservation prior to a 7:30 show at the Orpheum. We ate on their beautiful patio and the heaters kept it comfortable. My husband and I both got the chef's tasting menu but they made several substitutions to accommodate my pregnancy. Everything was great and we especially enjoyed: The minuet triple cream brie, both of the house-made jams, the merguez sausage, the avocado toast, and the almond cake. The service was great and the timing was perfect for the show. We'll definitely dine at La Bande again when we go to the theater.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hidden gem of SF. I’m so glad I found this place. It checked all of my boxes. From the beginning to the end. We were running late and I called to let them know and they saved our table. Our waiter Alfredo( I hope I remembered his name) was delightful. Pleasant fun and very attentive. I can’t eat to go back and try something new. Thank you for making my evening wonderful
  5. FC

    FranC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic wait staff. Everyone really friendly. Yummy food.
  6. N

    trampnurseNoshes

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had theater tickets and were on a time crunch and they were very speedy and accommodating. The food was OUTSTANDING!! Our server was phenomenal and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I will definitely be back!!
  7. m

    mbsav

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for before the Orpheum. Knowledgeable staff, great service
  8. SF

    SFDiner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was extremely slow, which can be a problem if you are on a time crunch like seeing a show nearby. We waited over 45 minutes and still hadn't received our drinks.

    La BandeResponded on June 16, 2022Dear SFDiner, Thank you very much for your feedback, I am incredibly sorry for your experience. I will be reaching out privately. Kindest Regards, Meric

  9. b

    bethb

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Waited 15 mins for drinks, 40 for half the food we ordered. Then we had to leave for theater. Server did not take all undelivered food off the bill as promised. Food we got was great, waiter was somewhat apologetic but not communicative enough about problems kitchen was having

    La BandeResponded on June 16, 2022Dear Bethb, Thank you very much for your feedback, I am terribly sorry for your experience. I will be reaching out privately. Kindest Regards, Meric

  10. G

    Guilhermedico

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Bande offers both indoors and outdoors seating and we opted for dining inside the restaurant. We were curious about whether a meal of tapas would be sufficiently filling before our show at the nearby Orpheum. We can attest that it was! La Bande’s menu includes a variety of Spanish tapas, which you can buy by the plate. We decided to try the prix fixe “Chef’s Choice” at $49 per person. The chef is willing to make substitutions for those with dietary concerns. On the day we dined at La Bande, the weather was unusually hot by San Francisco standards, so I ordered a refreshing Saison Dupont Belgian ale on tap and my dining companion liked the Aval cider rose he ordered, also available on tap by the glass. The drink menu is extensive with many items available by the glass. They even had a special cocktail to honor Pride Month on the day we were there. Our waiter indicated that he is a resident of the Tenderloin neighborhood adjacent to which the restaurant is located. He did a great job serving our table, and we applaud the management for hiring locally! The very nice restaurant manager, Pedro, who told us that he is from the north of Spain, stopped by our table to make sure that his restaurant was running smoothly. Compared to the cost of dinner at the more formal adjacent restaurant, Villon, also part of the Proper Hotel, where we have dined several times in the past, we felt that La Bande was reasonably priced. We recommend La Bande as an excellent option for dining when attending events in the neighborhood, e.g., shows at the Orpheum, or if you happen to be in the Civic Center – Mid Market neighborhood for any reason.
  11. K

    Knitwitmama

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    the staff worked extra hard to get us fed before our show
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant featured a contemporary and comfortable vibe. We were greeted with warmth and charm by our server Josh who suggested the perfect wine to start. Then the chef offered a creative amuse-bouche that was fresh and delicious. Following that was a meal of delightful bites that we thoroughly enjoyed. We would not hesitate to return for another meal at this establishment. There was a team effort to accommodate the customers, and Josh stood out as a fun and amusing server making our meal even more enjoyable.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vietnam

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, outstanding unique food, cool and classy vibe… will be returning soon!
  14. F

    Fauxlapin

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great tapas and small bites place on Market St. indoor a d outdoor dining. Inside is very attractive. Great croquetas and potatoes. Very handy for pre theater dining.
  15. RP

    RebeccaP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful service! Thank you for a fantastic dinner, we will definitely be back.
  16. FL

    FoodieL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Loud environment, limited menu, lousy Champagne.....
  17. ET

    EddieT

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary dining adventure! We chose the Chef's Choice menu with a liter of the house wine, and we couldn't have be more thrilled with the selections! Guillermo, our waiter, is from Spain was especially helpful to guiding us for an authentic experience. Tremendous value and lots of fun. We thanked the kitchen staff on our way out and they were appreciative.
  18. S

    Scubacat

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fun atmosphere and nice choice of well-made tapas.
  19. RC

    RusselC

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to bring friends or a casual date night! The service is top notch and the food/drinks are amazing.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was just ok. Very hit or miss. The deviled eggs and mackerel weren’t great. The pork shoulder was just ok not flavorful. The shrimp was good and I love their sourdough.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  22. DC

    DarcyC

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful gem of a restaurant with imaginative cocktails and delicious tapas style dishes. Highly recommend!
  23. E

    Elizabeth

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Service was excellent, Arnando took great care of us. We were excited to try this as we enjoy going to Chramaine for cocktails and thought it would be fun to have a new dinner spot. Food was fine, nothing that would bring us back. The best items were the potatoes. The salted cod was extremely lacking. The garlic shrimp were oily and not garlicy. That said, their homemade hotsauce was excellent and made everything better. This is a great little spot to grab a quick couple nibbles either before or after a show, it is good enough to put some food in your belly, but its not stand out. Again the service was great and the ambience was lovely.
  24. LO

    LeoO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I can remember in the past few years. Restaurant is not only one of the most beautiful regarding the interior, the service was friendly, prompt, personal and the food was excellent. The tapas were delicious. We ordered the chef's tasting menu and it was a parade of food and a culinary adventure which made my birthday dinner very special. We had plenty of food to eat which was not the case at other tapas places I've been to. Highly recommend.
  25. T

    Twinsmummy

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, we enjoyed it thoroughly!

    La BandeResponded on February 8, 2022Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back!

  26. D

    Dino

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t go wrong if you follow the server’s recommendations! Wonderful food, excellent vibes, and the outdoor seating area is both comfortable and beautiful.

    La BandeResponded on February 8, 2022Thank you for dining with us, Dino. We are glad you enjoyed your entire experience! We look forward to welcoming you back!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the outdoor dining area set up. Location so convenient. Great tapas!

    La BandeResponded on February 8, 2022Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and our outdoor dining space! We look forward to welcoming you back!

  28. EO

    EwokinOaktown

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service! Food was good. We had a terrific time.

    La BandeResponded on February 8, 2022Thank you for dining with us. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back!

  29. j

    joshuac

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great outdoor dining experience. Server Josh made it a great experience. the food is solid, spanish warm and cold tapas with the interesting option of tinned fish. highlights included the beet tartlet and the sunchokes and pumpkin cold appetizer. We were celebrating my 50th birthday so the free glass of wine and appetizer were appreciated. good spot for pre-theater dining.

    La BandeResponded on February 8, 2022Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience and we cannot wait to welcome you back!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had anything here that wasn’t great. The waiters seem excited about their job and the menu with great recommendations.

    La BandeResponded on February 8, 2022Thank you for your kind feedback and for dining with us! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    La Bande is our go-to place for pre-theater dining. First, as someone who is gluten intolerant I appreciate that the chef has made some simple prep choices that create a menu of items nearly all GF. GF bread is available upon request and liberally provided as if the norm. I appreciate the wait staff who are universally friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The variety of menu choices is fun and interesting. The food is flavorful and nicely presented. The new outdoor enclosure keeps the rain away and provides a quiet ambiance for easy conversation. The service is timely making it excellent for a theater date.
  32. c

    cindb

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Valet cost more than our dinner! and they parked us on the street for $80 Mice were running all over the floor while we were dining.
  33. Y

    cheapoYromantico

    San Francisco

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little tricky to find if you're coming from the Orpheum Theater (No large sign). Look for the building with the covered patio dining, and go to the far end. This was a fun experience for a birthday dinner before a show. We were seated and taken care of very quickly. Note - the tables are small. We ordered a lot of the small plates and they call came very quickly, so our table was crowded. I learned something - at a tapas place, it's OK to order one item each, and when they arrive, order another. Wish we'd done it that way! Food was always delivered very quickly. The food was excellent. We ordered 6 different plates (for 3 people) and were just hungry enough for dessert after. We had the Almond cake and the chocolate dish; both were incredible. Decaf coffee was OK, but tasted like Sanka... Oh - in true European style, you must request your bill. Otherwise you will wait. And wait.
  34. B

    pilarB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was warm and polite and thoughtful. The wine suggestion was perfect with our choices. The waiter recommended amazing dishes. I can’t wait to go back.
  35. JS

    JeanneS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent when we were there on Friday night before a show at the Golden Gate Theatre. I especially liked the White Beans & Pork Shoulder, and the Garlic Shrimp. They kept refilling our bread, which was warm and delicious, with garlic sauce and red pepper sauce provided. Or server was quite attentive, but didn't rush us at all. My one compliant is that the wine was all rather expensive ($16 for the least expensive glass, many bottles over $100, almost all bottles over $60). Overall, a very pleasant dinner with lots of variety in small plates.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Bande ended up having an event here the evening I booked the table. Robin took very good care of us and escorted us to their rooftop dining facility. They comped a round of drinks and we had an amazing time. The service here is excellent and you’ll get a great view of SFO.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Exceedingly overpriced for what you get. Such a shame, honestly.
  38. BM

    BillM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Tapas were outstanding, particularly the squid conservas, halibut cheek planchas, crispy cauliflower. We sat inside, in the glassed triangle, which was quiet and nice to see outside. The service timing was a little spotty, not surprising as they've only recently reopened. This was a great option for dining before a show.
  39. M

    Marti

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Perfect for pre-theatre, small plates, very good food and attentive server although the pace of food was a little rushed, chaotic at times. Charming outdoor space in a not-so charming neighborhood. Will definitely go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was excellent. They serve an interesting collection of small plates and charcuterie, and prices are reasonable. Service was so-so. Our server failed to bring us the second round of drinks we ordered, and let our water glasses go empty.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

La Bande is rated 4.6 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for La Bande

1100 Market St San Francisco, CA 94102-3804

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market St. & 7th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Basque, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available on McAllister St. at 7th St. ($Valet $6.40/ 20 minutes plus tax)

  • Public transit

    La Bande is conveniently located one block from the UN Plaza / Civic Center BART station. Muni#39, F (Market & Wharves), and Historic streetcar also stops at Market St & 7th St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Fox

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (628) 895-2039

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are celebrating an intimate milestone or gathering with colleagues and friends, we welcome group events of all kinds! La Bande is the perfect location for a private 25 to 30 person event. Customized menus, developed by Executive Chef, Jason Fox are available upon request. We feature a terrific Events Menu that can supplement the terrific offerings presented at La Bande. Please reach out to kayla.dacosta@properhotel.com if you would like to discuss a group event!

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