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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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1015 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1220 (b/w Union and Green)
+1 415-391-2555
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We sat outside on the terrace. Lots of small tapas dishes that were fantastic. The owner was there and paid special attention, this is how to ensure a great evening. Thanks!

Thank PeterSanFran123
San Francisco, California
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were all very pleased with the Basque specialties with a California twist. We asked the server for recommendations and he did a great job with every one of us. We ate a lot of very delicious food. Try one of the featured cocktails to start the evening off right. We tried 4 different appetizer plates including the Braised Albacore... More 

Thank 180michaelm
Madison, Connecticut
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Staying with friends in SF at the end of our road trip, they had arranged for another couple to join us for Valentine's Day dinner. Piperade is a Basque themed restaurant that was founded 15 years ago and appears to be running like a well oiled machine today. The menu was prix fixe with five choices from three different courses.... More 

Thank Lars G
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Sorry, I have been since 5 years in San Sebastián, nobody would eat that food there. The old waiter was very nice, the food has much potential. The lamb was also good. The starters have been made without love? Dear Owner I know that you can do it in a better way. Go back to spain and compare please

Thank Jörg L
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Piperade is located just a few blocks from the downtown financial district and well worth the walk if you're visiting and staying downtown. Worth it period. The ambiance is charming and the food is delicious. It is not cheap, but considering the quality, it's almost a bargain.

1 Thank patricia051
Encinitas, California
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We found this Basque restaurant to have a pleasant atmosphere with good service. I had a sea bass that was cooked perfectly, very moist although it could have had a little more spices it was rather bland. My husband a seafood stew , plenty of seafood and was flavorful. We shared a apple tart dessert that was very good. Overall... More 

Thank Sofia v
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere. Great food. There was a large group so we all tasted each other's food. Calamari appetizer was the best I ever had. Crab cakes were yummy. The almond stuffed dates were good. The special shortribs was indeed special. Sooo tender and delicious. Others had steak - some dry some perfect. The fish was good. Tasted numerous desserts at... More 

1 Thank CaitlynsMom
Santa Rosa, California
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have been looking for a Bay Area restaurant to come close to the excellence I found in San Sebastian and elsewhere in Spain. Piperade is the best one I have found. We sat at the bar and shared 4 of the Petit Plats. First was the Strip Steak Crudo. Very unique and delicious. We loved the accents from the... More 

1 Thank Roger H
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Friday night dinner for two; nice ambiance, full restaurant but still could have a conversation. The namesake, piperade, with stewed peppers, onions, and garlic, topped with a little poached egg, was satisfyingly delicious. Twice-cooked oxtail, shredded, was tangy and spicy; the juices infused the bed of wilted, julienned napa cabbage, which was actually more delightful than the meat itself. Albacore... More 

Thank Joseph K
Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have been going to Piperade for a number of years and return there whenever we are in SF. It is a Basque restaurant and always has unique items available. The food is exceptional, the ambiance pleasant and quiet enough to have a nice conversation without shouting. Full bar available and a nice selection of wines. Great hidden gem.

Thank al_holbert

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1015 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-1220
    (b/w Union and Green)
  • Public Transportation: -Muni/Bart Stop nearby -Streetcars -Busline 10
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-2555

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

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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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