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Best Basque in SF ?

Price is not really an issue, I'm looking to take my girlfriend out to her first Basque restaurant and I want to wow her. I've read mixed reviews on Piperade and Lluna, also couldn't find Lluna online to look at their menu. What is the chowhound consensus ?

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    1. There's no consensus.

      It's Iluna Basque, not Lluna. The menu's on their Web site.

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      Piperade
      1015 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111

      Bocadillos
      710 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

      Iluna Basque
      701 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

      1. Correct link for the one other Basque place nearby:

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        Basque Cultural Center
        599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

        1. It's Iluna (iluna), not Lluna.

          I think the good old days of real Basque table d'hote spreads are long gone, unless you want to travel to Fresno or Nevada.

          http://www.ilunabasque.com/

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          1. re: Xiao Yang

            Basque Cultural Center has both a la carte and old-school family-style daily specials:

            http://www.basqueculturalcenter.com/r...

          2. Bad timing, you just missed the food frenzy at the annual Basque picnic in Petaluma -
            http://www.basqueclub.com/picnic2002.htm
            So far I haven't gotten it together to go...but hope springs eternal.

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            1. re: larochelle

              Thanks for posting on the Basque picnic - will put it on the calendar for next year...

              1. re: larochelle

                Dagnabbit! Missed it again this year!!! *grrr* Thanks for posting about it though so I can add it to my calendar for next year.