Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


1015 Battery St. (Union St.) Send to Phone
415-391-2555 | Menu
Basque cuisine from chef Gerald Hirigoyen.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

* Click here for rating key

Piperade, San Francisco, CA

Piperade Restaurant Review

: Gerald Hirigoyen's heart and soul can be found within the walls of Piperade, his restaurant serving up Basque dishes inspired by his homeland. The interior is warmed by hardwood floors, earth-toned walls and a large, central sheepherder's table, perfect for large parties or communal dining. The menu begins with a selection of small plates that do not shy away from the big flavors of both the Spanish and French dishes of the Basque region. A plate of crisp crab croquettes gets a kick from piment d'Espelette. Sautéed sea scallops are married with chorizo, tart apples and peppery arugula. Large plates include the namesake piperade, a stew of peppers, onions and Serrano ham topped with the richness of a poached egg. Another stew dish arrives loaded with swordfish, tuna, cod and shrimp in a tomato-pepper broth. Desserts, like the cornmeal cake or the orange blossom beignets, shouldn't be missed considering Hirigoyen's time as a pastry chef. The wine list, known for being one of the best regional lists in the city, is curated by master sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji. Wines express the breadth of the Basque region, and there are many choices for wallets big and small.
Discover new San Francisco restaurants
New & Hip Restaurants in San Francisco

Find all the new San Francisco restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.