Buzzy New American kitchen & bar
Californian · The Castro · $$
From the team behind Mezcalito and local Andale locations comes this colorful Castro district kitchen offering stone hearth pizzas, large-format New American bites and drinks (think cocktails, California beers and adult slushies) in a dynamic, light-filled locale with a 40-foot bar, communal tables, banquettes and lounge seats.
hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 2200 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA phone +1 415-800-7559 website directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
I completely disagree that this place has their service "dialed in". Walked in and a visibly frazzled host said it would be about 15 minutes (which, would have been no problem and surprisingly short). Less than two minutes later, someone never seen again during the night, sat us down with menus. After a few minutes, app and drink order in - cool. A few minutes later - apps and water was on the table, but I had to get up myself after sitting with no flatware to enjoy the apps. We finished the apps before our drink order was finally brought out (by yet another new face). The special cocktails (City Lights was aromatically spicy, but not much kick in the drink itself and The Aromatic Aristocrat was sophisticated and easy to sip) was delightful. The pasta dishes were flavorful and clearly fresh. We were never checked in on during the meal, only when we were visibly done and waiting. We were serviced by at least five people and only saw the same person twice - very confusing. Conclusion: There's a serious disconnect between the back of the house and the front of the house. I'd give a 5/5 for the ambiance and everything coming out of the kitchen. It's that front of the house experience that ruined the experience. Hopefully they get it together. I'd love to come back and revise my review.
Anthony M · February 20, 2018
Stopped in for drinks and they have some new and inspiring cocktails to try. Their take on a Negroni made with Scotch missed the mark, but was palatable. "The Bitter Batch" was a godsend They've got a great wall filled with just about every spirit you would desire. It's definitely worth checking out.
L Derek Young · February 11, 2018
I'm surprised how quickly they've gotten their service dialed in. This must be a first for an SF restaurant. 😉 A great menu with lots of variety and good portions, plus delicious cocktails and an interesting wine list. Not too loud and crowded on a weeknight, hopping and boisterous on the weekends. And the interior is beautifully done! A big improvement on Hecho. You'd never guess it was from the same restaurant group as Andalé.
Sean McBride · February 10, 2018