A communal table, exposed brick, and shared small tapas-style plates lend this small, casual, lively restaurant anchored in the Financial District a European ambiance. Basque favorites include Thai snapper ceviche with key lime and persimmon, quail with Moorish spices, bavette steak with chimichurri sauce, lamb burger with aioli and shallots, and patatas bravas with romesco sauce. For dessert, warm chocolate cake with banana ice cream is the house specialty. For a little privacy, try one of the bar tables or snag one of the few outdoor seats. Open for breakfast on weekdays.
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710 Montgomery St (at Washington St)
Our Rating Neighborhood Financial District Hours Mon–Fri 7am–10pm; Sat 5–10pm. No reservations Transportation Bus: 1 or 8X Phone 415/982-2622 Prices Breakfast $5–$13; lunch and dinner tapas $7–$17 Cuisine Type Spanish/Basque Tapas Web site Bocadillos