Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Recent Opening: The Square
It's so inspiring to see spaces reinvented.
New restaurant, The Square, is a great example of it. Formerly inhabited by Bottle Cap, the North Beach spot has been retouched and reopened by Teague Moriarty and Matt McNamara, the team behind the Michelin-starred Sons and Daughters and Sweet Woodruff. Their goal: To bring a classy food experience to San Francisco that's still delicious but less complex than their sister restaurants.
What used to be a neon mishmash of neon wall paint, rich food, and strong, cask-aged cocktails has now been turned into a comfortably muted, refined, tavern-like interior.
The cocktail menu is still being matured with an expected rollout of a customized program in the coming months. In the meantime, guests are being treated to reliable classics, sometimes made by guest appearances by bartenders from neighboring bars like Tosca.
We did get a great taste of what some of the food will be like. Like Sons and Daughters, the team is brining some perfectly executed dishes with down-to-earth flavors—but with more straight-forward flourish.
Dry rub baby back ribs.
Open every night 6pm-1am, food all night.