Bask SF was wonderful for a family meal. I have celiac disease and must eat gluten-free. The staff went above and beyond to point out the dishes that would be safe for me to eat. We ordered about 12 dishes and everything was more delicious than the next. The staff was very friendly, the sangria was some of the best we ever had, and the food was delicious. We had a wonderful feast.
THIS PLACE GAVE ME GLUTENOUS CHOCOLATE CAKE! I explicitly told them I had Celiac's and I ordered flourless chocolate cake for dessert. My dining companion and I both ordered flourless chocolate cake and got lava cake unknowingly. Do not go here!! Also no dedicated fryer, don't eat anything fried.
Great place and wonderful staff. The owner helped us and new exactly what dishes were available gluten free. The menu is clearly marked letting you what dishes are gluten free and they offer quite a few dishes. Food was amazing and owner Sabrina is the best. This will be our new favorite spot when visiting the city from now on. A must try place.
Called ahead to speak to a manager and left a message being told I’d get a call back. Never got a call back which isn’t surprising considering how lackluster food service is in SF. Decided to go here anyway based on reviews here. I’d definitely recommend it! The waiter was exceptionally attentive to my CD and verified each dish that was or was not safe for me as she put it on the table. GF items are noted on the menu however it’s not entirely accurate as fried items are a CC risk bc the fryer is not GF. I appreciated the waiter clarifying this for me. That eliminated the Brussels and the bravas but no matter I had an excellent meal here including a flourless cake for dessert!
In spite of the raving reviews about this place being Celiac friendly, I’ve had a reaction the last two times I ate here even though I talked to them about having celiac disease. I did talk to the waitress and she is going to talk to the chef about changing the menu labeling. They have 75% of the menu labeled gluten free, but they do NOT account for cross contamination. The kitchen is very small and many items cannot be prepared safely. They also use canned veggies sometimes, which aren’t necessarily GF. I had a mild reaction but definitely reacted. It messed up my digestion for a few days. I can’t risk eating here again after having a reaction the past two times.
Super delicious tapas. The menu is well-marked and the waiter seemed knowledgeable. They served Udi’s rolls in place of regular bread upon request. I loved the ahi tartare (wonton chips on a separate plate) and the goat cheese. The ahi came with masago on top and I didn’t ask if it was truly gluten free; I had my companions eat that part and I ate the ahi that didn’t have masago on it. Creme brûlée was yummy; flourless chocolate cake was a bit dry and could have used some sauce. I didn’t ask about cross contamination.
Great restaurant. Tons of clearly marked GF options on the menu. Very attentive and friendly service. The food was tasty and incredible. We tried 5 different tapas and a big serving of paella. Their gluten free rolls are delicious too - just had to tell the server that we had a gluten allergy and she brought them right out. My only concern is that one or two of the dishes marked as GF came with regular bread on the side of the plate (not touching the rest of the food). So be cautious if you are super sensitive with cross-contamination.
The vast majority of the menu is gf. They said that they do fry two of the items (potatoes and something else I can't remember) separately, so those are safe, too. The food was delicious and the staff were careful to check on what I needed. I'm celiac and I didn't get sick at all. I highly recommend coming here.
Absolutely delicious! very friendly, accommodating staff. be sure to tell them you are gf or Celiac, they will tell you what is safe. have been here twice. had the sangria, octopus, potatoes, tortilla espanola, sweetbreads, shrimp, paella. fryer is not safe.
They really understood are gluten and dairy free needs. We had a burger with a GF bun (which was also dairy free - they checked). They also cooked up delicious potatoes. We did not get the french fries as I believe they do not have a dedicated fryer ... she thought it would be too risky for us. Excellent food! We did not get sick and we are extremely sensitive to cross-contamination. Highly recommend!
Outstanding traditional Tapas and best Sangria I ever had. Every dish delicious. Lamb/ beef meatballs in red sauce, goat cheese in peppers, mushrooms in cream sauce, cod&potato w red pepper wrap. Paella, Rack of Lamb. Owners are French. Can't wait to come back.
I LOVE THIS PLACE SO MUCH, YOU GUYS -- every time, the server is super-friendly, warm and upbeat, and has opinions about foods in the best way possible. And somehow, they seem to have so little bread or other flour-y in the kitchen that it has, so far, not caused any issues.
This place is amazing. They are completely understanding and knowledgable of celiac disease. To start with they have gluten free bread that they bring right away which makes this celiac girl extremely happy. And most of there menu is gluten free. We had the meatballs (which were my favorite) tiger shrimp and the burger. Everything was wonderful.
Had a delicious meal here. Most of the menu is naturally gluten free. They even have a separate fryer. I mentioned celiac, and the staff were very understanding. Definitely a place that will be on my list of viable options when looking for somewhere to eat.
Here at Bask right now with the best tapas I've ever had. Live in NYC and nothing in the city is nearly as good or make me feel so safe with the knowledgeable staff and owner. Must go in San Francisco. And tell your foodie non-gluten friends only place I've ever seen with a true Bellota ham leg on west coast. They'll come.
Thank you Katelin, for submitting that review in time for my trip to SF!! I was with my extended family in San Francisco's chinatown, and had absolutely no luck with finding gluten free food. Since my husband and I were footing the bill, we talked people into going two blocks away from Chinatown to Bask (no small feat). Wow, was I happy we did that! We enjoyed a huge assortment of tapas, family style. It was all so delicious, and 80 percent gluten free (we segregated the gluten to one end of the table.) It was the best restaurant meal I've had since being diagnosed with Celiac 3 years ago, and everyone was happy we went there. While I waited for the check, my kids popped back to chinatown for dumpling and tea, and everyone was happy. The big Spanish meal was so, so much fun. So happy I found this place. Everything GF was labeled accordingly. They really seemed to 'get it."
I have never been to a restaurant this gluten free friendly! And the food is outstanding for both gf and non. They will even give you a bread basket of gluten free bread once you tell them and it's some of the best gf bread I have ever had! Seriously if you are even visiting San Francisco (like me), go here! 90% of the menu is gf and the only things that aren't are the fried tapas.