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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar, San Francisco, CA
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Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

4.8
4.8
1294 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
We invite you to enjoy our Spanish inspired cuisine, made with the best and most natural ingredients available from both Spain and California. Mat Schuster, Canela’s executive chef, has dedicated his life to creating sophisticated and unforgettable flavors using the bounty of Spain & California. We offer over 75 bottles of unique wine from Spain, some that you will only find here. Whether you want to have a formal dinner, casual tapas, small plates, paella, glass of wine, and homemade dessert, come to Canela and be assured that you will find what you are looking for.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 552-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mat Schuster

  • Catering

    We are available to come cater your party with Spanish food and wine. Call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a few different options for private dining experiences. Customers can choose either our semi-private front or back areas of the restaurant or the full restaurant. Guests can choose to have a seated, coursed menu or a seated, family style share menu which is a little more casual.

  • Private party contact

    Mat Schuster: (855) 341-2697

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Cross street

    Noe St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    One block from Castro or Church Muni stations (K, L, M, J, T) Also two blocks from Noe and Duboce station for N. Multiple buses (22, 24, 23) run within a block distance of Canela.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Paella & Tapas Experience

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our Paella & Tapas Experience! The prix fixe dinner includes, your choice of Paella (Seafood, Chicken, Seasonal Mushroom), 2 tapas to choose from (per person), and dessert (per person)! The only way to get paella right now, is by selecting this option. Please let us know if the notes which type of paella you would like. (Note: One type of paella per table). Please note; we are a small, neighborhood restaurant and we have a small kitchen which is why our paella availability is limited. We cannot guarentee the paella experience if you change your original reservation time.

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What 1,294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Spanish

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  1. B

    Bianca

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent my birthday here and opted for the paella experience and it was great! The staff were so nice and they even lit a candle for my dessert and gave my party complimentary cava. I truly enjoyed it here and it was a lovely way to spend my birthday. I’ll definitely come back!
  2. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall a great experience and happy to see that this place has stayed in business and weathered the pandemic storm that caused so many places in the Castro to cloe
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great, very friendly staff, delicious food, and great wine! It was a little loud, for me, because of acoustics, but it wasn’t too disruptive to the conversation.
  4. NH

    NancyH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner and the sangria was refreshing, Paul served us at the bar and was very entertaining and attentive.
  5. MM

    MelanieM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here on a Friday evening with coworkers; everyone absolutely loves this place! It's conveniently located about a 5-minute walk from muni. The food was absolutely delicious and the service extraordinary. Will come here again!
  6. LH

    LaurieH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Canelas is always fabulous. Everyone should eat there. It is a perfect dining experience.
  7. S

    Sammi

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canela is always such a great experience - I usually dine at the bar (where Chris is the best bartender & server)! This time, I came with a group to celebrate my birthday and the staff was amazing - they greeted us and celebrated with us! The food is exceptional at Canela - there are lots of vegetarian options and the staff will help recommend serving sizes and complementary dishes. Thanks Canela!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely birthday dinner here! The hostess gave us complimentary champagne when she noticed we had reserved a birthday dinner. We had the chef’s tapas prefixe which was delicious and way too much food.
  9. D

    Disappointed

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great new menu items!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service highly recommend going earlier Food was great and fantastic wine selections including a Sherry Program
  11. a

    awkwardidity

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, delicious food, relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss the rosé sangria
  12. A

    Amyh

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal celebrating my son's 17th birthday. I loved the decor and the food was really nice. We would certainly come back again for dinner.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful time! The service was fast, the food was beyond delicious, and everyone was very nice. Our wine showed up before our server was even done taking our order because she put it in the iPad. I love that!! They do not have liquor, but that was okay with me. I was VERY impressed with the croquetas, bacon wrapped dates, and gazpacho and very much enjoyed the mushroom paella (very large dish), empanadas, and steak. The bread pudding and churros were excellent too! We definitely had leftovers but can't wait to come back and try more.
  14. JI

    JuliaI

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and wonderful wines and friendly service. Much greater value and more fun than restaurants in the same price range. Check out the variety in their wine selection and always order the gespacho of the day.
  15. RS

    RosemarieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply Magnificent. The Manager Paul and his staff took such great care of our group of 9 celebrating a graduation. His choices of wine and food for us were all excellent. It was such a memorable and lovely experience for our family. Bravo Canela!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot — we were running late after an appointment and the staff was very kind and accommodating to ensure we had a lovely time despite our tardiness. Great for romantic dates, friend dates or small group gatherings!
  17. E

    Elise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large group reservation, very good service and recommendations for food and drink. We ended up with the perfect amount of food and the timing of plates was good. We asked for some dietary modifications (gluten, dairy, egg) and those were easily accommodated. I’ve been here with a small group before which was a good experience so I made a reservation for a large group special occasion. Definitely recommend.
  18. b

    baculum

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was very friendly. Outdoor seating was NOT even slightly comfortable and highly un-recommended. Indoor seating was truly frightening with people packed together during the highest SF covid surge of the entire pandemic, absolutely insane behavior. Servers unmasked. Food was good, not fabulous, not quite as good as it used to be. Wine list is small but has some interesting options, and thankfully is not fully Rioja/Ribera. BUT, virtually nothing under $50 (maybe 1 bottle?), this is not acceptable. Spanish wine is such great value it's a real shame to not provide a few affordable options.
  19. d

    duke2598

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate and catch up with friends. The food was amazing, and the staff friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend.
  20. S

    Shad

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Not a Michelin but very very good.. Especially good were the Gambas al Ajillo and the peppers (forgot the exact name). Server was extremely sharp about the food and wine although a tad too solicitous. A place I would return to.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Great staffPail the manager was very attentive. Food was excellent!
  22. RK

    RandiK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I could give Canela Bistro a 10 star rating in all areas. Cant wait to go back and soon.
  23. EM

    ErikaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Canela. Coming here is like visiting family. Amazing food, ambiance, and humans.
  24. MS

    MrSmarty

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the finest dinners we’ve had in a long time. Variety freshness true tastes and great service. Our out of town guests said that this was the best restaurant that they’ve been to in SF.
  25. L

    Larry

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Usually enjoy Matt;s Passover dinner. Unfortunately this year it was off. Manin course tasted like a second dose of matsah ball soup and not alternates like prior years. Service all always was great. Nice to see crowd back but with piped in music on top, makes hearing difficult.
  26. HK

    HKDine

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a wonderful meal as always. From the service to the food to the ambiance - it just all works so well. I’m so glad it’s in my neighborhood.
  27. ER

    EmilyR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely, friendly waitstaff. Food was delicious.
  28. RS

    RichelleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Our first time here and not our last.
  29. NT

    NikT

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Everything was delicious, especially the puff pastry.
  30. V

    Vaibhav

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Solid food, good drinks and nice ambience. Definitely recommended.
  31. MS

    MarcS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal. Chef is outstanding, staff are marvelous. One of my favorite restaurants.
  32. VH

    VjayH

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time at a special birthday party event. Food is outstanding as is service. Unique super friendly neighborhood vibe.
  33. L

    Link

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shared the paella prix fix meal between 5 folks. It was a more than generous amount of food. The service was the best part. Our wait staff was attentive, helpful and fun. Would recommend without any reservations
  34. E

    Eric

    San Francisco

    212 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canela is our go to for a nice evening out in the Castro. The ambiance is intimate and inviting. Service was friendly and attentive. Food and wine delicious! Accommodating when we asked for a table change. Look forward to going back!
  35. JF

    JoyceF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was professional and friendly. She was great! Food was everything advertised delicious and plentiful
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. Best place to eat in Castro
  37. EZ

    ElenaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and the service were great! We were more than happy to try so many item on the tapas menu! Most of the dishes really pleased our tastebuds!!! We loved in particular the pulpo, patatas bravas, setas, and bacon wrapped dates!
  38. M

    Margaret

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the paella prix fix, and left super full and satisfied. Everything at Canela is wonderful, but our favorites include the bacon wrapped dates, and anything with octopus (pulpo). The chef is an absolute master at preparing octopus, it’s always perfectly tender. They have an excellent wine selection, and definitely save room for dessert, the key lime cheesecake is tart and refreshing. Everyone who works there is lovely, and will take great care of you.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Food was super delicious, every single course was a good portion size and and incredible. Everyone was so kind, and the ambience of the indoor seating was amazing. Super great experience, would definitely come again!
  40. DP

    DarleneP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a Saturday evening during Restaurant Week. They had two fixed menus, a 4-course or 9-course. Both were same price. We chose the 4 course, which included sauteed mushrooms, roasted bone marrow, braised octopus and pork loin. Everything tasted amazing. Bold, savory flavors and the portions were larger than we expected. The restaurant was very busy, with all tables full and all seats at the bar taken, but where we were seated, near the front window, it felt very quaint and the nose level was manageable. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Canela Bistro & Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Canela Bistro & Wine Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Canela Bistro & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 552-3000.

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

Accepting orders for today at 7:30 PM

Start takeout order

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

2272 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94114

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Noe St.

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    One block from Castro or Church Muni stations (K, L, M, J, T) Also two blocks from Noe and Duboce station for N. Multiple buses (22, 24, 23) run within a block distance of Canela.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mat Schuster

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 552-3000

  • Catering

    We are available to come cater your party with Spanish food and wine. Call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a few different options for private dining experiences. Customers can choose either our semi-private front or back areas of the restaurant or the full restaurant. Guests can choose to have a seated, coursed menu or a seated, family style share menu which is a little more casual.

  • Private party contact

    Mat Schuster: (855) 341-2697

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