Dirty Habit's Brand New Menu, in PicturesBy Tamara Palmer | April 30, 2014 By Tamara Palmer | April 30, 2014
Tomorrow (May 1), the Palomar Hotel's former Fifth Floor restaurant officially reopens as Dirty Habit, a new bar and restaurant with a more modern and accessible feel than the buttoned up decor and high-end tasting menus of the previous incarnation. Seattle's Dawson Design Associates achieved a fresh film noir feel for the interior with the use of black steel, concrete and stone. The firm also created a new, adjacent outdoor patio area that seats 50 people with a fire pit, couches and small and large tables. It's going to be an instant hit in the Union Square area.
Further proof that the Palomar is putting its serious fine dining days behind it: a menu full of cheekily named dishes. From a Cheech and Chong-inspired appetizer to a carbonated cocktail called Spritz & Giggles, the returning Fifth Floor dream team of executive chef David Bazirgan, pastry chef Francis Ang, bar manager Brian Means and sommelier Emily Wines ensures the same high standard of consumables, but there's a more playful edge than was ever possible before. Take a look at some of the whimsical creations to eat and drink in the slideshow below. 12 Fourth Street; 415-348-1555.