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Bside Dining Largecustom - B-Side, San Francisco, CA

B-Side

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4.1
412 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

B-Side is located in the heart of Hayes Valley at SFJAZZ, the country's only free standing venue devoted to jazz. B-Side provides a warm and comfortable atmosphere, with a menu designed to be enjoyed in a lounge setting. Craft cocktails, focused wine list and modern-American food served in a music-focused environment.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 287-6599

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    B-Side is located in the heart of Hayes Valley at SFJAZZ, the country's only free standing venue devoted to jazz. B-Side provides a warm and comfortable atmosphere, w/ a menu designed to be enjoyed in a lounge setting. Craft cocktails, wine list and modern food served in a music-focused environment.

  • Private party contact

    Candace Hightower: (844) 729-3780

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Cross street

    Fell & Franklin

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Van Ness Underground

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 412 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. BS

    BSideSFJazz

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    One of our favorite venues when attending a show at SF Jazz, the menu has changed a bit since COVID-19 shutdown. Best items are roasted brussels sprouts, the meat balls and the hamburger!

  2. k

    katiesf

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful to have B-Side finally back again. Same or similar menu and prices. So many restaurants have raised their prices hugely, making it hard for many to eat dinner out anymore, but so far B-Side has not. B-Side was lively, full of people, same great veggie burger as before the pandemic!

  3. L

    Lulu

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the menu with its Caribbean - Mexican- Cal freshness style. The key lime pie is made properly, too.

  4. DO

    DOOT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    It is inside the SF Jazz Center lobby. Food’s portion is rather small but good. It is priced for the setting. Service was not good. Server made multiple mistake: ordered food item not available but “forgot” to inform us except when asked, needed reminder for another item (order lost), forgot to separate bills at the end, etc.

  5. HH

    HungryHunter

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Great location and friendly staff - so so food and service.

  6. M

    Maya

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Concert Good

  7. K

    Kathy

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great that more staff are now on board. The salads were very good! So was the Key Lime Pie! It is so nice to walk right into the hall from dinner!!!!!

  8. OB

    2OBS

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The steak was overcooked and was half fat and gristle. Service was slow. The tables are very close together.

  9. DJ

    DaveJ

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location for a pre-concert drink and/or meal. Cocktails were excellent, food was good. Service was great! Will definitely come again!

  10. j

    jbff

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Manager was amazing as he tried to save the day from the disastrous waitstaff. Only one server who clearly was not seasoned and not able to prioritize and juggle orders. Manger did an amazing job delivering food, taking orders and placating customers waiting to order. I will go back. Food was amazing and server will get better or get replaced.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe, great food, great service!

  12. GD

    GaryD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the baby back ribs with sautéed spinach and glazed carrots this time around. Rib meat falling off the bone with zesty sauce. Outstanding with great service to boot. Kevin steers a great ship.

  13. d

    diner252

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They were very accommodating when we arrived only 15 minutes before closing. Food was excellent and service even better.

  14. ML

    MLCM

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    It was really nice to get back to B-side and we enjoyed the food very much

  15. GD

    GaryD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were excellent. Kevin does a great job!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Everyone loves the fried chicken sandwich. Fries are excellent. The burger had a great addition of a pickled red onion slice, though was a tad closer to Medium than Medium Rare, and the some of the salad lettuce was droopy. Good choice if you’re going with friends as the sound level allowed for conversation.

  17. M

    Mirla

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My first time there, very cool place. My fried chicken sandwich was delicious, juicy and not greasy at all, and the celery slaw was so flavorful (and I don't even like celery). My friends had the pork chop and pasta respectively, and enjoyed them very much as well. The chop was tender and the veggies not overcooked. Portions were good for the price (and the area). Our waitress was delightful. Love the music, just wish it was not played as loudly. Overall a great first time experience.

  18. G

    Gail

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food and good value. The Cochinita Pibil and blackened salmon were awesome and the salmon portion was huge! The key lime pie is also homemade and worth the indulgence!

  19. j

    joannek

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very convenient for dinner before shows at SF Jazz and located in the bldg. Good service person informed and particularly accommodating.

  20. JL

    JulieLI

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    “Cat” was a wonderful waitress, so attentive & helpful! The drinks were sooo refreshing! The brussel sprouts, the beet salad, & the burger were all very delicious! Thank-you for the superb dining experience!

  21. c

    carob

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Kind of a lackadaisical menu. Not at all inspiring.

  22. SF

    SFbonmot

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was not at all crowded because we started on the early side in order to have plenty of time to catch up before a 7:30 performance. Service was attentive and prompt, wine list had a good variety at right prices, and our entrees (grilled salmon, pasta in red sauce) were quite nice. The key lime pie for dessert was sublime. Will gladly go back and would recommend this to others.

  23. KT

    KierT

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Dining before Jazz show SF Jazz

  24. S

    Susan

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food, service, location are all good. They really need to have their windows washed.

  25. DH

    DavidH

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The food was very good, and it’s busy with patrons going to SF Jazz so if you are expecting something quickly served, I would recommend elsewhere.

  26. J

    Jerri

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We are so happy that B-side is open again. The menu includes our old favorites like the burger, the roasted chive blossoms, and the tater tots. The new additions are wonderful also. I have two requests. The first is that the blackened salmon was WAY TOO salty so could you please use less? I could barely taste the salmon or the seasoning on the top because all I could taste was salt. The second request is to rim the salt on the cocktail Low End Theory. The drink is wonderful but the swath of salt on one end of the glass overwhelms the flavor of the drink without letting the drinker enjoy more slightly salty sips.

  27. Y

    Yann

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hidden gem. I really enjoyed the food and the service was great. We went there for the SF restaurant week. I had baby back ribs and it was really yummy.

  28. CL

    CarolL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very close to SF Ballet, Davies Symphony Hall, and it is at the SF Jazz Center. Interesting and varied menu, great food, prompt courteous service.

  29. RA

    RASF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    It was restaurant week which is why we went and the server never mentioned they had a special menu.

  30. K

    Kathy

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    As you get more staff, the service should improve. We did make it to the concert before it started, so that's all that counts. The food is very tasty. It's a great place to dine before the concert! Love SF Jazz!!!!

  31. AV

    AnnaV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Music was very loud. Hostess tried to sit us at bar even though we had reservations. Food was mediocre. Nothing to rave about. Service was slow. A few menu items were discontinued but still listed.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We went for SF restaurant week. It was decent, but not anything special. I think the normal menu is overpriced for the food you’re getting, but with the restaurant week pricing it was worth it.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner and experience.

  34. R

    Rick

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Service! Seated us even though we were quite early. Delicious keylime pie! Nice wine list by the glass. Interesting nebbiolo from Val d'Aosta region.

  35. D

    Dave

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    B-Side's menu is limited, but the food was very good. Unfortunately, there was too much of it all at once because our entrees were delivered 2-3 minutes after our appetizers. This is the second time this has happened at different restaurants in the last month. SF wait staff (many of whom are new) may have forgotten how to serve meals in person after COVID.

  36. MR

    MartinR

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Casual atmosphere, comfort food, not much room between tables, noise level high.

  37. V

    Virginia

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    The food, once served was delicious. Our server, clearly new, did her best. We ordered primerib and needed to request steak knives and horseradish. The greeter was in effective. I had reservations, requested the low top table (had a disabled person in dining party of two). The greeter insisted that we sit at a high top table while the 8 standard tables remained empty the entire time we were present. There are wooden stools at the bar area that are VERY VERY noisy. They need to be padded at the foot. They are SO loud every time someone pushes them across the cement floor. It went on all through our dinner and the noise was grating on the nerves.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I ate at 545 pm on Wednesday. People had not yet started to arrive. The waitresses were friendly snd the service from the bar was great. My food arrived quickly . The fried chicken sandwich is great. Nice selection of wine by the glass. They don't serve coffee.

  39. BS

    BobS

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    The food has almost no distinctive taste and is cooked to the point of being overly dry, though not burned. For example, the pork chop and rib entrees were generous portions but had little distinctive flavor and were dry.

  40. S

    Sailor

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    B Side is a great place for a dinner before seeing an SF Jazz center performance next door. Yummy food & good service. Not the most extensive wine list. very convenient and the prices are very reasonable.

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B-Side is rated 4.1 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 4 times today
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205 Franklin St San Francisco, CA 94102-5108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fell & Franklin

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Van Ness Underground

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 287-6599

  • Private party facilities

    B-Side is located in the heart of Hayes Valley at SFJAZZ, the country's only free standing venue devoted to jazz. B-Side provides a warm and comfortable atmosphere, w/ a menu designed to be enjoyed in a lounge setting. Craft cocktails, wine list and modern food served in a music-focused environment.

  • Private party contact

    Candace Hightower: (844) 729-3780

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