Ryan McIlwraith at Bellota

Bio

Ryan Mcilwraith is the chef of Bellota. He has always been drawn to the style of eating in Spain – its shared plates, bold flavors and variety of cuisines. Stateside, he’s inspired by Jose Andres (with whom he staged at his Washington, DC-based restaurants) and Seamus Mullen (of Tertulia in New York City, where he also staged).

Accolades

  • Chef to Keep Your Eyes On
    Esquire magazine
  • Nominee for Best New Restaurant (Coqueta)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Top 10 Best New Restaurants (Coqueta)
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Top 20 Best New Restaurants (Coqueta)
    Esquire magazine

My Restaurants

  • Bellota
    888 Brannan St
    San Francisco, CA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Ryan McIlwraith reviews  at post.venue.name
"R&D...Catalan lamb meatballs two ways...crunchy vs. saucy...saffron braised noodle, currant, pine nut, mushroom, corn πŸ’›πŸŒ½πŸ˜‹πŸ’₯ @barcinosf #barcinosf"
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Chef Ryan McIlwraith reviews  at post.venue.name
"Some days you just need a slice of cake. Some days that slice is a GΓ’teau Marjolaine from @mbenjaminsf ... those are good days πŸ˜‹πŸ°"
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Chef Ryan McIlwraith reviews  at post.venue.name
"Sometimes when you have a rough Monday you just have to get out of the city 🍹πŸ₯ƒ"
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Chef Ryan McIlwraith reviews  at post.venue.name
"Celebrated with all the gin drinks at @pch580 and ended the night with rose and oysters πŸ˜‰ @benjamincoopersf πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰"
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From My Menu

Chef Jason Berthold reviews Papas Bravas at Bellota
$$$ | Spanish/Portuguese, | Full Bar, | Modern, | Takes Reservations
SOMA
1 Review
"To say "crisped" is an understatement. These glass like cubes of perfectly cooked potatoes really raise the bar for this tapas staple"