(©Alex Farnum Photography)
Candlelit and elegant, the space is ideal for a date, but a measure of offbeat personality shines through too—in the vinyl playing on a record player, the postwar design of the furnishings and the eccentric art on the walls. The wines, mostly Old World in disposition, pair flawlessly with the menu of small plates. The butter bean soup with leeks and bacon has a deliciously smoky flavor, and the roasted king trumpet mushrooms, served with a divine bearnaise, have a hearty, satisfying chew.
- 3565 20th St., San Francisco, CA, United States