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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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42 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94111-2102 (Jackson)
+1 415-392-2275
11:00 - 22:00
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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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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My two business colleagues and I, who were in town for a conference, must have walked the streets in and around North Beach for an hour looking for a place to eat. We looked at the menus at least a dozen restaurants, and none fit the bill. One of us was avoiding carbs (which eliminated about 80% of the restaurants;... More 

Thank mgips
El Cerrito, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

After several trips to Spain we are always looking for the flavor we experienced there. Bask is the real deal. Of course, great croquetas and paella. But it was the squid in ink and the mushrooms in cream sauce that took us back to Spain. The bar area was welcoming and the cider cold. And most important the waitress was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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553 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We came here for New Year's Eve and the place was packed. Luckily, we had a reservation and was seated within 10 minutes. The menu had a nice selection of tapas so we ordered 4 of them plus a paella. The Brussel sprouts, the stuffed peppers, and the Spanish tortilla were all very good while the baby eels (angulas) were... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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273 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for Basque tapas. The lamb mestballs were very tasty and so too was the Calimari. Wine selection was okay.

Thank LOMike
Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I was wandering around San Francisco for an hour as I wanted to find somewhere for a really nice lunch. Too much choice. Anyway, I finally plumped for Bask - what a great choice. Great service, great beer, great food. Mega thumbs up. Loved it.

Thank EJCBaldry
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Debbie B
Tinley Park, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94111-2102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-392-2275

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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