Foodies are flocking to this San Francisco eatery and wood-adorned jazz lounge featuring raw-cut walnut tables and upholstered banquette for local wine-drinking elite. The main dining room features two long, communal tables with grass-cloth wallpaper and geometric artwork. A soundtrack of Bob Dillon ala Hotel Costes is pumped throughout the dining room and lounge creating a hip ambiance to an otherwise serious culinary environment.
One of the city’s hottest chefs, Mathew Kirkley creates is a local organic menu that begins with an ambitious grapefruit amuse-bouche with ginger tarragon and essential oil rubbed the wrist. Guests select between a five or eleven course prix-fixe menu ranging from delicate crusted cod, rack of lamb and sea scallops arranged with lacy ribbons of avocado. Dessert includes a spin on the classic Coke Float, made with bourbon and chocolate chip cookies or warm chocolate tart in mysterious smoked yogurt.
Those without a reservation can pick a prime spot in the lounge and enjoy an abbreviated dinner menu from 5:30pm to midnight.