Basque in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Forget multipage menus and giant portions: for lunch, choose two small sandwiches on toasted rolls with a side salad for $14 at this little bistro with mighty Mediterranean flavors. Juicy lamb burgers, halibut ceviche and crispy brussels sprouts are just-right Basque bites for light dinners. Weekday happy hours bring $7 wine and $5-to-$7 snacks – though also sometimes deafening noise.