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Basque Cultural Center

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599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3450
+1 650-583-8091
09:00 - 00:00
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Foster City, California
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

A great place to celebrate with friends or family. Food is served family style with a different choice each night or you can choose individually off the large menu.

Thank Jennie B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We had a Post Office Reunion luncheon in one of their small banquet rooms. The venue was outstanding, the service was excellent and the food was superb. There were 22 people in our group and they handle the luncheon service with great efficiency. Everyone got their order prepared to perfection and were very satisfied with the quality of the food... More 

Thank VicLai9125
Greenbrae, California
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

All decorated for Christmas Very festive! Great place for company lunches of small groups Mostly an older patrons Food is very reasonable Large selection on the menu and very generous servings Kind of hard to talk because of the noise at times

Thank rosalindgardner2015
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This restaurant appears to be the offshoot of a functioning Basque cultural center that serves a Basque community in the Bay Area. The concept is amazing-- if they can sort out the problems this place could be a must-visit. Basically there were three problems. One related to the transparency of their policies, one related to service and the last related... More 

2 Thank Stephen98125
Waimea, Hawaii
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572 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

When Google maps told us to make a final turn, my wife and I expected a small building--not a complex that took up a whole city block. Who would have known that the Basque community was large enough to support such a large cultural center? The place was packed with people from many different cultural and ethnic groups. Everyone was... More 

Thank BigIsleFoodie
Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I went here for dinner with several friends. We had all been together in Basque country in Spain. We all liked the Basque food in Spain. Unfortunately, the food in this place does not hold up. It is mostly mediocre, not bad, not good. Some of the wine is quite good for the price.

Thank Sandy M
Alameda, California
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I went to the Basque Cultural Center with my student from Bilbao. The food was good but not Spanish Basque food. They were nice and let us split a dinner. That was good because it was just right for the two of us.

Thank Spicemom2013
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

My parent surprised my for my birthday and invited our closest family and friends to join us for a lovely three course meal. The restaurant is large with many dining halls for private parties --we were in the main restaurant area. The tables are close together which makes it seem a bit crowded. This will probably only be a bit... More 

1 Thank vanessa932015
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247 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Every time I visit San Francisco I make it a point to take the short drive and dine at the Basque Cultural Center. I've been doing this for almost 20 years now. This is a long-time hang out for the Basque community in the Bay area, so dining here has a homey feeling. You can see people in their workout... More 

2 Thank treerod1
San Jose, CA
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151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This place is not visually spectacular - in fact, it's a bit of a let down if you expect to see something splashy and cultural. And plus, it's not in a happening place in So. SF. Plus, if you want to go there for the young crowd, forget it - this is where the retired hang out. But the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Steakhouse, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3450
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-583-8091

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?