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Bask

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42 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Jackson)
+1 415-392-2275
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17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to me by a colleague. I don't usually come to this part of the city (North Beach), because it's mostly for tourists or locals who like the bar/drinking scene. I'm glad I tried this place. The atmosphere is great, and the food is delicious. I was just in Barcelona earlier this year, and the tapas and... More 

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Phoenix, AZ.
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I gave this eatery two stars because the doors were open and the lights were on and that was the only reason. (OK maybe the Flan helped) Upon entering no one was at the door greeting customers. There were other patrons setting at tables so I knew somehow they had been seated. Finally a wait staff person asked me if... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Bask on a quiet Monday for lunch. I ordered the steak and my husband ordered the burger. Both meals were large and delicious. The service was prompt and friendly. I'd love to go back to try out their evening menu and tapas.

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Elmhurst
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

1.0 star rating 10/1/2016 I am only giving it a 1 star rating because the food was actually pretty good. What ruined the meal for us was the mgmt. of the restaurant. We had made reservations in advance and when arrived were greeted by a loud and obnoxious group of women. In fact, we had to move them out of... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We had a pretty good experience here, we were seated promptly, but asked to move when a larger party arrived. We had a really nice waitress but seemed like they may have been understaffed we waited quite awhile for our last entree, our they possibly forgot about it. The prices were in line with the area but food was just... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Went to Bask for lunch with a business associate. We sat at a side walk table which was nice. We ordered about 8 tapas dishes to share. All were OK but none were great. The chistorra was dry in the dish with no sidra or sauce. The tortilla was pretty good but a little brown and oily. The meat balls... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

What a gem!!! This is a great hidden restaurant that had excellent food and very friendly servers. I would highly recommend the stuffed peppers. There is a happy hour from 5-6 with $5 sangria and 1/2 off some tapas choices. Wonderful place where you can actually talk to the person across the table from you.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Coming into the city around 9 pm, we decided to stop by Bask for a late dinner and some wine. Sat at the bar where a very friendly bartender waited on us. They had a very good selection of tapas but I decided to try the Fideua which was fantastic. Bask also had a great selection of reasonably priced wine... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We have just returned to our hotel after a wonderful meal at Bask. The tapas are really the best in SF. Don't forget to leave room for the churros. They are the BEST I have ever eaten. Get there early as it is very popular.

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Thank Sue F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Bask specializes in Basque tapas. We tried a wide variety of these small plates: I enjoyed the meatballs more than my wife, but she preferred the calamari more than I. Both plates were good. Gambas were tasty and the restaurant offers a good wine list. The restaurant has the air of a local eatery. There was a good crowd and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Jackson)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-392-2275

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Staying in Financial District

Neighbourhood Profile
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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