The lesser cultish sibling of rock star French Laundry, Bouchon is the casual French style bistro that attracts Keller-regulars looking for an ala carte option for lively gastronomic dinners. Bouchon Bar is the even less known bar that offers a stylish drinking scene of locals that are called-out by first name from a professional staff of bartenders and waiters. <br /><br />Located off the main dining room next to a sunlit terrace of cozy cocktail tables privy to 4pm bottles of wine, the interior bar feels like a backstreet Paris drinking bar albeit with an American accent of dark wood décor and long counter that’s a favored spot for solo dinners on a lengthy collection of bar appetizers and entrees from the main restaurant. <br /><br />At night the bar comes to life with area wine and hospitality workers that use is as a communal gathering point for sophisticated singles with a eco-sensibility that’s a million miles away from San Francisco city life.
A special bar menu offers lighter fare of charcuterie plates, smoked salmon platter, pate and oyster presentations with elongated selection of wines by the glass.
Thomas Keller brasserie is home to stylish French-theme bar with afternoon lounge scene and outdoor terrace for long bottles of wine fraught with locals.