Washington Square Bar & Grill

Overall Rating: 6.800

Address: 1717 Powell St.
Cross Street(s): Union St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415.982.5718
Hours: M-Tu 11:30am-10pm; W-F 11:30am-11pm; Sa 5pm-11pm; Su 5pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Graffeo
Cup Manufacturer: Delco
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 12/29/2006
First Reviewed: 12/29/2006
Notes: None

Aka the "WashBAG", this North Beach restaurant has passed hands between owners but yet remains a classic - down to the old school, professional wait staff. With memorability covering the walls and nightly live jazz. In addition to the good food, they serve espresso from a two-group Elektra Maxi at the back in what's really more of a drip coffee cup. Plus the perplexing lemon rind on the side. It has a thinner, medium brown crema with light striping. Flavorwise, it has some smoke and tobacco elements. Surprisingly solid for a restaurant espresso.