Best Thing We Ate
Boxing Room's New Menu, First Cocktail Program
Since it opened, the one thing missing from New Orleans-in-SF restaurant Boxing Room has been cocktails and spirits. While their craft beer and thoughtful wine (and wine on tap) lists have always been strong, it doesn't quite feel like Nola until there is also Brandy Milk Punch and Ramos Gin Fizzes with your jambalaya and fried alligator. As of Friday, you can, thanks to a freshly acquired, full liquor license and cocktails from Jonny Raglin (Absinthe Group’s Director of Bar Operations and Comstock Saloon partner) and bar manager Bobby Baker (GM at Local Edition). And there's a new look besides. With a build-out around the bar and a decor update, including vintage live music ads and daiquiri signage, the space glows, warmer and more inviting than it has ever been. Chef Justin Simoneaux (formerly one of our Zagat 30 Under 30) also added new dishes to the revamped menu, while jazz brunch continues on Sundays.
Here are eight classic New Orleans cocktails ($10-13) and new dishes to try at the rebirthed Boxing Room.
399 Grove St., 415-430-6590