Aveline Opens in The Warwick Hotel: 12 Innovative Dishes to TryBy Virginia Miller | June 10, 2014 By Virginia Miller | June 10, 2014
Aveline is the brand-new restaurant which opened on June 6 at The Warwick Hotel, perfectly perched for the gallery browsers, theatergoers and shoppers of Union Square. The exciting menu comes from Napa-based chef Casey Thompson (formerly of Top Chef and Dallas' Shinsei). Her dishes—like crab-shrimp macarons and a dessert riff on cake batter—are blessedly original and more often than once, they wow in concept and flavor. With its convenient location, sophistication and high prices, it subtly reminds us of The Betony in NYC, but it also nods to the playful innovation of Jose Andres' The Bazaar.
Sommelier Betsy Ross puts together a winning list of wines that is strong on the bubbly and small-production, local and international producers. There's also a chef's kitchen counter where you can eat according to the chef's whim, with cocktail pairings. Aveline is open Sunday-Thursday, 5-10 PM and Friday-Saturday, 5-11 PM, with weekend brunch slated to begin late summer. Check out our top 12 dishes from an early visit below and remember to have a look around Aveline's sister bar, The European, right here. 490 Geary St.; 415-292-6430