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af&co. Father’s Day Gift Guide

Find the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day from the Bay Area’s finest

TCHO Chocolate | Bee Happy Box

With flowers in bloom and the warmth of summer returning, TCHO Chocolate has launched a Bee Happy Box, perfect for Dads with a sweet tooth.The box contains three bars of two of TCHO’s most popular plant-based chocolates, Holy Fudge and Dark Duo totaling six, 2.5oz bars. A portion of the proceeds from each box will support the Bee Conservancy. 

Celebrate the father figure in your life with this seasonal Bee Happy offering, or for the baker, TCHO has a fantastic fully plant-based baking line with all the chocolatey ingredients needed for a summer of culinary projects.

Klatch Coffee | Bottomless Subscription

This Father’s Day, the Klatch Coffee team is celebrating Mike Perry, the CFO and Founder behind the family-run coffee business that has been going strong for the past 30 years.

The aroma, taste, and ritual of enjoying a cup of coffee is what inspired Mike to start his own business after spending plenty of his own time in coffee shops. Whether you’re craving silky and smooth or aromatic and bold, Klatch Coffee has a diverse variety of beans for father figures to explore and enjoy.

Klatch’s new Bottomless subscription is a perfectly paired gift for the three-cups a day and/or forgetful types. Bottomless has taken convenience one step further by utilizing a scale to detect the user’s regularity of consumption and initiate new prompts and orders when supplies are getting low. The result is a continuous supply of coffee delivered to your door just before you need it.

Klatch online visitors can get 10% off their recurring bottomless subscription if they sign up HERE. As each bag empties, customers can also choose whether or not they’d like to switch their roast or stay consistent, giving dads power over how they start their mornings!

Gott’s Roadside | Cheeseburger Kits

Have a burger bash for Father’s Day with Gott’s Roadside’s  James Beard-awarded burger. Gott’s Cheeseburger kits (serves 4-8) are shipped nationally overnight via Gold Belly in insulated packaging for ultimate freshness and include all the burger fixins’.

AFICI | Aficionado Club Membership

AFICI, a fine dining destination in San Francisco has recently launched its bespoke spirit membership program, the Aficionado Club, and it’s the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day.

Designed to be accessible to both the cocktail connoisseur and budding mixologist, the Aficionado Club was created to provide guests with a unique opportunity to explore the world of spirits and expand their palate. At a one-time $300 entry fee, the Aficionado Club offers members three private barrel selections (crafted exclusively for AFICI), highly-allocated spirits and priority access to mixology classes led by Bar Director Nicholas Bonney. 

While the Mixology Classes are complimentary for Aficionado Club members, they are also open to the public, with tickets available for $80. On Friday, June 16 from 5-6pm Bar Director Nicholas Bonney will share his favorite tips & tricks and walk you through creating three specialty cocktails at AFICI. Secure your spot and make special memories with your Dad. 

Mr. Espresso | Steeped Coffee Bags

Pick up Mr. Espresso Steeped Coffee Bags (8 bags per box) for the coffee geek or adventurous camping dad.

Oakland based coffee roaster, Mr. Espresso has roasted beans for 45 years over oakwood, for which Oakland is named. Mr. Espresso’s oakwood roasting technique produces heat with a high moisture content, which is ideal for slow roasting because it increases the retention of natural oils and produces a complex, full-bodied espresso with less acidity.

Valette Wines | Sauvignon Blanc

This Father’s Day, inspire a love of wine in Dad by gifting him a quintessential summer Sauvignon Blanc from small-production wine brand, Valette Wines! 

Valette Wines is the passion project of Sonoma County’s award-winning Chef-Vintner, Dustin Valette, of acclaimed Healdsburg restaurants Valette, and The Matheson. Valette Wines was born out of his passion for wine, food and flavor – showcasing legendary small production wines out of Napa and Sonoma Wine Country.

Easter & Passover Celebrations in the Bay Area

Spring has sprung in the Bay Area! Celebrate Easter and Passover with delicious food, drinks and special offerings from restaurants and hotels throughout the Bay Area.

San Francisco 

Villon at SF Proper

1100 Market Street Hotel Entrance is at 45 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Celebrate Easter with a Festive Brunch feast at San Francisco Proper’s signature restaurant, Villon. Savor a spread of traditional fare with chef-driven twists, a leg of lamb carving station and a selection of sweet pastries–all paired with hand-crafted libations. $125 per person / $65 children 12 and under. Reservations available via Opentable

The Vault Garden

555 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104

The Vault Garden is ringing in Spring and all of its fresh flavors with an Easter Brunch consisting of a three-course tasting menu for $59. The menu features delectable selections like roasted lamb loin and Ahi tuna niçoise, as well as savory supplementary options like the half dozen oysters and caviar service. The Garden’s Chef Jason offers a creative menu that the whole family can enjoy; even a $25 two-course menu for children. Reservations available via Opentable.

KAIYŌ

701 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Celebrate the Easter Holiday with KAIYŌ Cow Hollow; guests can savor an abundance of exquisite Peruvian Nikkei recipes, as well as classic American brunch dishes with a twist of unique Nikkei flavors. Highlights include Ube Mochi Pancakes, Chicken Karaage & Waffles and Uni Toast, as well as a speciality Easter cocktail, featuring Ube, dreamed up by Bar Manager Carl Brown. Reservations available via Resy

One Market Restaurant 

1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Celebrate Passover with dinner at One Market Restaurant. The restaurant’s four-course dinner includes Matzo Ball Soup, Pickled King Salmon, 12-hour Smoked Brisket with Onion Jus and Flourless Chocolate Cake. The menu will be available for dine-in, pick-up and delivery during the following timeframe: Tuesday, April 4 – Saturday, April 8. The individual dishes will also be available a la carte as well. Pricing: Adults: $65 / Children: $32.50 (half-portions). To order One Market’s Passover menu for delivery or pick-up, see here. Reservations can be made here 

Canela Bistro and Wine Bar

2272 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114

For Passover this year, Canela will be offering their annual four-course menu with optional add-ons. The menu will be available for in-person dining and take out orders from Tuesday, April 4th – Thursday, April 15th. Please note that the take out window will only be open from 3-5pm during this timeframe whereas the dinner menu will be available until close. Vegetarian options are available per request.

East Bay 

Pomella

3770 Piedmont Ave Unit B, Oakland, CA 94611

For the first time, Pomella will host a community seder. Like Mica Talmor’s popular Chef’s Table events, guests will sit at communal tables with food served family style. This multi-course meal is a collaboration with Aliza Grayevsky Somech, chef from Bishulim in San Francisco, who will guide diners through script, story and a tradition of hope and inclusion. Following the blessings will be Matzah ball soup, lamb meatball tagine, potato kugel, spring salad, and vegetarian stuffed artichoke bottoms. For dessert, Pistachio pavlova with rose cream and fruit compote. Guaranteed to be unlike any other seder you’ve attended. Open to the seder-curious, too! April 6 | 5:30 p.m. $85 per person, including wine. Reserve here


Pomella is also introducing monthly Sunday brunch, beginning Easter Sunday, April 9. On the menu for Easter and subsequent brunches will be Rose Pistachio Granola; Challah French Toast with Blackberry-Rose Compote and Creme Frâiche Whipped Cream; Shakshuka with Eggs & Feta, Merguez Sausage Hash; House-made Berry Pop Tarts; Blood Orange Mimosas and surprise specials. Pre-orders are encouraged. Brunch items will be available to order onsite, as supplies last. The regular menu is also available during brunch.

South Bay 

Adrestia at TETRA Hotel

400 W Java Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Adrestia is celebrating Easter with the debut of its new brunch menu on Sunday, April 9. The a la carte menu is shaped by local and seasonal ingredients, Japanese and broader Asian cuisines, and the Valley’s warm Mediterranean climate. Chef Hideki Myo taps into culinary traditions from Japan while focusing on the modern, seasonal cooking he has done for more than two decades in California. More details on the menu will be available soon. Brunch is available from 9am – 2pm. For reservations visit Opentable.

Wild Onion Bistro & Bar at Hotel Citrine

750 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Hotel Citrine is excited to celebrate Easter with Executive Chef Julie Cablay’s debut menu on Sunday, April 9. The California-inspired menu is shaped by local and seasonal ingredients. Chef Julie Cablay, the mastermind behind the menu, has infused her expertise in creating fresh dishes that showcase the flavors of the Golden State. More details on the menu will be available soon. Brunch is available from 11am – 4pm. For reservations visit Opentable.

North Bay 

Lazeaway

2777 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Stop in at Lazeaway Club on April 9th for an Easter Brunch in Flamingo Resort’s Ballroom. Tickets will be prepaid coming in at $75 for adults and $35 for kids 12 and under. Fill up on all of your favorites without the pressure to host.  

Make a reservation HERE and check out the menu HERE which includes Easter classics such as a prime rib carving station and French Toast Casserole mixed in with some innovative takes on staples like Matcha Pancakes and Veggie Curry Tofu. 

Valentine’s Day in the Bay Area

Love is in the air and delicious food is on the table. We’ve rounded up some of our go-to Valentine’s (and Galentine’s) Day destinations in the Bay Area. Make a reservation before it’s too late!

San Francisco 

International Smoke 

301 Mission Street, San Francisco

Let the sparks fly this Valentine’s Day at Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry’s International Smoke. In addition to its regular menu featuring indulgent wood fired steaks, seafood, ribs and vegetable preparations, International Smoke presents the following specials: Surf & Turf for Two with 36 oz dry-aged tomahawk ribeye and two grilled lobster tails ($195); Sweet Heart dessert with white chocolate, passionfruit and gold leaf ($12); Kissing Tree Cocktail for two with Gin, Lime, Sugarcane and Raspberry ($25). International Smoke is open from 5pm – 9pm for dine in on Valentine’s Day. Create a custom Valentine’s Day experience at home and build your own menu with International Smoke for delivery or pickup via SevenRoomsReservations.

Ferry Building

1 Ferry Building, San Francisco

Enjoy an evening of gourmet bites, wines, cocktails, music and art activities celebrating the love of San Francisco at the Ferry Building’s “Love Bites” event on February 9th. Eat and drink your way around the Marketplace with small bites paired with wine tastings from over twenty Napa Valley Vintners. The event proceeds benefit Foodwise, the non-profit responsible for the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market. Purchase tasting tickets here.

PABU Izakaya

101 California Street 

Experience the finest at MINA Group’s PABU Izakaya this Valentine’s Day with its special 7-course Omakase menu by Michael Mina and Keita Tominaga. Featuring locally and globally sourced seafood available – including fish flown in from Japan’s famed Tsukiji Market – the Omakase menu is also offered with an optional sake pairing from Sake Master Stuart Morris. Enjoy the signature Happy Spoon with oyster, caviar and ponzu creme fraiche, a selection of sashimi, Crispy Skin Salmon with miso vinaigrette, a 28-day dry-aged Rib Eye, nigiri and more.  PABU Izakaya will also offer a special à la carte menu for Valentine’s Day, inviting guests to create their own experience. Reservations.

Estiatorio Ornos

252 California St, San Francisco

Transport your date from San Francisco to Greece on February 14th from 5pm-9pm and enjoy a four-course tasting menu at $145 per person. The menu that evening will feature shareable plates and a selection of entrees, including seafood options ranging from Pink Snapper and Kauai Shrimp to meat options like Spiced Quail and a Surf & Turf for two with Harissa-Rubbed Ribeye alongside Ruby Red Shrimp, creating the ultimate Mediterranean-style dining experience. Led by award-winning Chef Michael Mina in partnership with Girair “Jerry” Goumroian and Chef Nikolaos Georgousis, the restaurant offers an enhanced dining style and social scene – representing Chef Mina’s adaptation, innovation, core culinary philosophies, while paying homage to Greek cuisine and sensibilities. Reservations.

One Market Restaurant

1 Market St, San Francisco

One Market Restaurant will host their annual Valentine’s Day dinner on Tuesday, February 14th. The menu will consist of an amuse bouche followed by an appetizer, entree, and dessert to complete the three-courses. Diners will be able to choose from a variety of options (if dining with a partner or group, we always recommend trying different dishes and sharing amongst your party). Guests can expect to find Hama Hama Oysters on the Half Shell – ponzu, green apple, wasabi tobiko and Lightly Smoked Tasmanian Sea Trout “Mi Cuit” – rössti, 62 degree egg, pancetta vinaigrette on the appetizer list with Grilled Lamb Loin Chops and Bacon Wrapped Day Boat Scallops available for the entree course. To finish up, lovebirds can choose between OMR’s Chocolate Bread Pudding or Meyer Lemon Cheesecake. Reservations.

SF Proper Hotel

1100 Market Street Hotel Entrance is, 45 McAllister St at, San Francisco, CA 94102 

Celebrate love at the SF Proper’s Villon Restaurant by indulging in an elevated tasting menu composed of luxurious ingredients, by Executive Chef Jason Fox. Special guests, LA-based band LA LOM, will also be performing a lineup of live Latin Jazz tunes in the Villon Lounge on Valentine’s Day, as well as the Friday and Saturday evening before. $195 per person; optional wine pairing for $75 per person. Reservations are available through OpenTable Experiences.

La Bande at San Francisco Proper Hotel

Join SF Proper for a romantic evening on Valentine’s Day in La Bande! Sip on a glass of Cava while enjoying the optional Prix Fixe Menu perfect for two. Get cozy on the heated and covered patio while listening to Live Music from 5pm to 8pm. Enjoy our Porrón wine special with your loved one at Proper’s uniquely designed Barcelona-inspired tapas restaurant located in the mid-Market corridor. Available Friday, February 10th, Saturday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 14th. $65 per person; optional porron addition $35 per person 500ml. Reservations are available through OpenTable Experiences.

AFICI

680 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

This Valentine’s Day enjoy a romantic night out at AFICI, with a decadent 5-course tasting menu including dishes like Dungeness Crab, Spaghetti Carbonara with Wagyu bacon, Duck with brandy, blood orange, and turnip and more for $185 per person. With an additional option to indulge in AFICI’s signature white sturgeon caviar. Wine pairing available as well. AFICI will offer its Valentine’s Day menu – in addition to its regular menu – on Saturday, February 11th. On Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th, AFICI will only offer its Valentine’s Day menu. Reservations.

Canela

2272 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Canela will offer its Valentine’s Day Chef’s Menu Friday, 2/10 – Tuesday 2/14 (Closed Monday). 4 Courses $79 per person (+tax/grat) (Wine Pairings $45). Reservations.

The Vault Garden

555 California St., San Francisco

For one night only guests can enjoy a $85 Three-Course Prix Fixe Menu at the festive Vault Garden with an entree option of Alaskan Halibut, Grilled Ribeye or Maine Lobster Agnolotti. For a little something extra patrons can add the Garden’s infamous Potato Pave “Tots” with Royal White Sturgeon Caviar for $27. Reservations.

The Vault Steakhouse

555 California St., San Francisco

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special $135 Four-Course Prix Fixe Menu available only on Tuesday, February 14th. With an assortment of options, guests can enjoy a Yellowfin Tuna Carpaccio with marinated beets or Green Garlic & Leek Soup with Confit Salmon and Smoked Trout Roe to start followed by a Grilled Ribeye or A5 Wagyu before ending the night with a decadent dark chocolate mousse cake with passion fruit & coconut cream. Reservations.

Trestle

531 Jackson St, San Francisco

Guests can celebrate love with a $90 four-course prix fixe menu and indulge in a little surf n’ turf. For one night only Trestle will be highlighting seasonal ingredients in dishes like the Dungeness Crab Risotto, Blood Orange Kampachi Crudo and Braised Beef Short Rib. Only available on Tuesday, 02/14. Reservations.

The Dorian

2001 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

For one night only, The Dorian will be offering a special tasting menu with drink pairings for you and yours. Choose from dishes that delight, including Arancini, Striped Bass Lemon & Herb Risotto, Klingeman Family Farm Porchetta and a Balsamic & Strawberry Crème brûlée. The Dorian’s tasting menu is offered at $65pp. Elevate your experience by adding a Double 8 Dairy Ricotta & Perigord Truffle Raviolo for $25. Reservations

KAIYŌ

701 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Celebrate love with a $65, 2-course prix fixe dinner, cocktail specials surrounded by stunning views of the SF skyline and a live performance by Matt Jaffee on Tuesday, February 14th from 4PM-10PM. Guests have the option of additional a la carte Caviar Service, Nikkei Oysters, Sushi and/or a Seafood Platter. Their new Miso Caramel Bread Pudding made from Japanese Milk Bread, Cajeta and Shiro Miso topped with whipped cream will be the highlight of the night! Reservations.

East Bay

MAMA Oakland

388 Grand Ave, Oakland

Fall in love with MAMA’s Famous Pan-Fried Beef & Pork Meatballs this Valentine’s Day.  Available as an add on to their 3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner, $37 per person. Enjoy the warm and welcoming ambiance that Italian-American grandmother, Maria Germano Stacionis, created for visiting guests, ensuring love in the air. 

Pomella

3770 Piedmont Ave Unit B, Oakland

On Sunday, February 12, Pomella will offer a special Lover’s Brunch to celebrate the restaurant’s loving community. Chef Mica Talmor will be whipping up customer favorites for the occasion: Rose Pistachio Granola, Blood Orange Mimosas, French Toast, Shakshuka and Merguez Hash. There’ll also be a special donut from the folks at Donut Savant. For the entire month of February, Pomella will offer a weekly selection of chocolate cake (Oreo Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Triple Chocolate and Malted Chocolate). FInally, on February 14, Pomella will offer its regular a la carte menu, with the special addition of Triple Chocolate Cake. Check Pomella’s instagram page for all of the details and pre-orders.

TCHO

Shipping nationwide

Chocolate is the go-to Valentine’s gift for good reason. But TCHO’s chocolate is more than just delicious and beautifully packaged; it’s ethically sourced and 100% plant based. Go to tcho.com for a variety of colorful gift boxes, from single-origin chocolate to a sweet Valentine’s Day box for everyone that you love (coming January 17). Link to gift boxes here ($35.99).

South Bay

Adrestia at TETRA Hotel 

400 West Java Drive, Sunnyvale

Chef Hideki Myo and Food & Beverage Director Ana Artadi showcase their respective Japanese and Peruvian backgrounds in a four-course Nikkei-inspired Valentine’s Day menu at Adrestia at TETRA Hotel. Nikkei cuisine highlights Japanese flavors combined with traditional Peruvian ingredients. The term Nikkei also refers to the style of cooking that combines techniques from both cultures. The cuisine often emphasizes fish, quinoa and Peruvian ingredients like aji panca presented with a Japanese twist. Dish highlights include Aburi Tuna Tiradito with sweet onion-shoyu leche de tigre, micro chives; Black Cod Nikkei with shio-koji, aji amarillo and kale; Alfajo Helado with matchadoodle ice cream, homemade caramel sauce. RESERVATIONS.

Sonoma County

Roof 106 at The Matheson

106 Matheson Street, Healdsburg

On February 13 and 14, Roof 106 invites you to enjoy an exclusive Galentine’s Day experience at the Roof 106 Fire Pits. For $100 a person, you and the gals (or guys!) will be able to enjoy its VIP ‘Best of Chef Best’ Menu (caviar course included) with a bottle of bubbles and a pitcher of margaritas. This experience is available for groups of 6-10, and bookable with Opentable Experiences. Reservations.

The Matheson

106 Matheson Street, Healdsburg

Chef Dustin Valette’s newest concept, The Matheson, will be offering a special five-course Chef’s Tasting Menu in the main dining room in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Highlights from the menu include Kampachi Crudo, Local Dungeness Crab Melt and Beef Tenderloin. Optional supplements and wine pairings available. Offered only on February 14. Reservations.

Valette

344 Center St, Healdsburg

Chef Dustin Valette’s eponymous restaurant, Valette, will be offering a special five-course Chef’s Tasting Menu for Valentine’s Day. Valette’s Valentine’s Day tasting menu spotlights seasonal flavors in elevated dishes, including American Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Risotto alla Milanese and more. The menu is available for $125 per person with optional supplements and wine pairings from the best of Sonoma County and beyond. Reservations.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Across the Bay

Ring in 2023 with delicious food, drinks and celebrations from renowned restaurants and hotels throughout the Bay Area!

San Francisco 

International Smoke 

301 Mission Street, San Francisco

Countdown to 2023 with a family-style inspired menu by Chefs Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry at International Smoke! Begin with Smoked Pork Belly Bao Buns with BBQ-hoisin, Jalapeno and cilantro, Duck Wings with mango habanero, green season and Truffle Caesar to share and choose your own entrée including Miso-Marinated Sea Bass, Jamaican-Braised Oxtail, Roasted Salmon and Filet Mignon. Shareable sides include Potato Puree, Truffle Mac & Cheese and Brussels Sprouts while additional family-style add-ons include St. Louis Cut Pork Ribs ($32 Half Rack, $62 Whole Rack) and Whole Dungeness Crab (market price). Indulge in desserts for the table like Winter Citrus Cream Cake, Chocolate Basque Cheesecake and Champagne Macarons. RESERVATIONS.

PABU Izakaya

101 California Street 

Chef Michael Mina and Keita Tominaga invite you to ring in the new year with a special Omakase Menu, the chefs’ tasting menu. The menu features the finest locally and globally sourced seafood available- including fish flown in from Japan’s famed Tsukiji Market. A Schmitz Ranch 28-day Dry Aged Rib Eye complements the selection of fish and is available with an option Miyazaki Wagyu Supplement ($75) or Perigord Black Truffles ($35) Enjoy an optional sake pairing from PABU’s Sake Sommelier, Stuart Morris. RESERVATIONS.

Colibri Mexican Bistro

50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129

Colibri will be open until 1:00am on NYE to host all of your New Year wishes and celebrations. Guests to choose from either a limited a-la-carte menu or a set prix-fixe menu (soup/ salad course, entree (steak and meat alternative option) and dessert). On January 1st, when your morning may be a bit slower, Colibri will also be open for brunch from 10:30am – 3pm with a selection of beverage and menu specials to get you off on the right foot for day one of 2023! RESERVATIONS.

One Market Restaurant

1 Market St, San Francisco

Ring in the new year at One Market Restaurant! Two seatings will be available (5:30-7pm and 8:30-10:00 pm) each featuring a four-course prix-fixe dinner. The first seating will be $125 per person and the second seating will be $175 per person. The second seating includes a midnight champagne toast, party favors and a view of the fireworks right outside the restaurant (weather permitting). The first seating will come with a complimentary glass of champagne to start the evening. RESERVATIONS – first seating HERE, second seating HERE.

SF Proper Hotel

1100 Market Street Hotel Entrance is, 45 McAllister St at, San Francisco, CA 94102 

Join SF Proper for an Proper News Year’s Eve celebration –guests will be dazzled by an evening of live music from Los Angeles based band LA LOM, performing a lineup of Latin Jazz tunes in the Villon Lounge from 8:45 pm – 12:15 am. Proper’s signature dining experience, Villon, will also be offering a pre-fixe dinner service with two seatings.

Charmaine’s at San Francisco Proper Hotel

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at San Francisco’s best rooftop! Charmaine’s, located at the San Francisco Proper, will be hosting the ultimate celebration, themed ‘Make Way For Glamour‘ with sounds by DJ Cole Odin

Admission is $150 per person and includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and late night bites. Purchase your ticket before 12/26 as prices will increase and space is limited (outdoor tables will be available on a first-come first-serve basis). 

Or reserve an indoor table for up to six guests, which includes admission for six, a bottle of Champagne, a bottle of Clase Azul Reposado, and a charcuterie & cheese platter upon arrival. Also, a bottle of Champagne for a midnight toast!

AFICI

680 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Chef Eric Upper invites guests to indulge in a five-course tasting menu on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a menu of contemporary American cuisine featuring decadent pastas, house made charcuterie and more. The five-course menu is $185 per person. Reservations required; available on Tock.

Canela

2272 MARKET ST. SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114-1506

Saturday, December 31st, Dine in Only. Closed NY Day (Sunday) and Closed Monday.NYE Dinner Menu: $89 (+tax/grat), nine festive plates, vegetarian options available. RESERVATIONS.

East Bay

alley & vine

1332 Park St Unit D, Alameda, CA 94501

Throw on your favorite pair of platform boots, flared pants, or retro jumpsuit and hit the reservation books for alley & vine’s Disco Wonderland NYE party. Decorated to harness 1970’s glam, the restaurant’s food and drink will revive the nostalgic time period as well. Dishes such as Dungeness Crab Louie, Swedish Meatballs, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake will all make an appearance made with alley & vine’s signature twist. A disco DJ will transport guests back to the 70’s with a combination of the classic hits from 7:30pm just past midnight. Two seatings will be available and disco chic or cocktail attire is highly encouraged! 

Pomella

3770 Piedmont Ave Unit B, Oakland, CA

Start off the New Year with a special brunch at Pomella with a Merguez sandwich with fried egg, feta aioli, and harissa on a sesame bagel from Boichik and a Michelada.

South Bay

Adrestia at TETRA Hotel 

400 West Java Drive, Sunnyvale

Kick off the first day of 2023 with a Yōshoku Brunch at Adrestia restaurant.  The three-course menu features an entree, side salad and dessert. Dishes include Hambāgu with Wine Sauce, Spaghetti Napolitan, Katsu Kare (curry), Chicken Omurice (omelet) and Seafood Doria (Japanese rice gratin). Vegetarian options available. 

Enjoy the restaurant’s list of cocktails including three specials – Jasmine Gin Fizz with Jasmine gin, lemon juice, honey, egg white and club soda; Sour Cherry Yuzu Bellinis with Champagne, fresh yuzu juice and lime juice.  ($18) 

The three-course Yōshoku Brunch is $33 per person; a la carte dishes are $26. Adrestia’s full breakfast and lunch menus are available as well. 

RESERVATIONS

Napa & Sonoma

Matthew Bruno Wines

Family-owned Napa Valley winery, Mathew Bruno Wines, is excited to release its 2020 Los Carneros Blanc de Blancs Sparkling. It will be available for purchase in early December – just in time for New Year’s Eve! Toast to 2023 with this sparkling wine and your family and friends! 

This sparkling wine is produced by the age-old tradition of Méthode Champenoise, during which secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle – a style from which only the finest sparkling wines are produced. It is then laid down to cellar “en tirage” for over 12 months. The prolonged aging allows the wine to interact with the yeast in the bottle further complexing the aromas and flavors. Effervescent aromas of green apple and tropical notes evolve into a crisp citrus taste, balanced acidity and fine bubbles. It finishes with a refreshingly pleasant splash of green pear and tropical flavors for all to enjoy. 

River Terrace Inn | ALBA

1600 Soscol Ave, Napa, CA 94559

The River Terrace Inn will be hosting a New Year’s Day Brunch at on-site signature dining experience, ALBA. ALBA is the quintessential destination for those looking to kick-start their 2023 along the riverfront. With a delectable brunch menu, relaxing environment and outdoor fire pits, ALBA serves as a hidden dining oasis in the heart of Downtown Napa. RESERVATIONS.

The Matheson & Roof 106

106 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448, USA

Chef Dustin Valette’s newest concept, The Matheson, will be offering a special six-course Chef’s Tasting Menu in the main dining room in celebration of New Year’s Eve. The Chef’s Tasting Menu is an elevated version of The Matheson’s regular tasting menu. Priced at $175 for 6 courses, not including optional wine pairings, additional beverages or gratuity. 

Roof 106 will be open late with food and drink specials all night, and a DJ from 10pm to midnight to ring in the new year! Roof 106 will run a waitlist for the evening. RESERVATIONS.

Valette

344 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Chef Dustin Valette’s eponymous restaurant, Valette, will be offering a special six-course Chef’s Tasting Menu for New Year’s Eve. Valette’s Christmas Eve tasting menu spotlights seasonal flavors in elevated dishes, including Porcini and Ham, Apple Glazed Pheasant Dou, American Wagyu Filet and more. The menu is available for $150 per person with optional supplements and wine pairings from the best of Sonoma County and beyond. A la carte options from the tasting menu will be served at the bar on a first come first serve basis. RESERVATIONS.

Christmas Offers & Holiday Cheer in the Bay Area

Let your Bay Area favorites take the lead on this year’s holiday feasts! These Christmas offerings are surely worth celebrating.

San Francisco 

Colibri Mexican Bistro

50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129

In celebration of Christmas, Colibri will be offering the following specials from December 14-24th during lunch and dinner. Gorditas filled with different guisados (stews/fillings) – tinga, chilorio, cochinita, chorizo con papas, and carnitas. Vegetarian/ vegan options, estofado and soy chorizo will also be available by request. Ponche con Piquete: a traditional Mexican Christmas take on fruit punch. 

One Market Restaurant

1 Market St, San Francisco

Guests can enjoy a special Christmas Eve a la carte menu which features One Market Restaurant classic dishes alongside in-the-holiday-spirit dishes. Christmas Eve hours are from 5pm-8pm. RESERVATIONS.

SF Proper Hotel  | Villon

1100 Market Street Hotel Entrance is, 45 McAllister St at, San Francisco, CA 94102 

Join San Francisco Proper for a memorable holiday meal around the table at Villon, the hotel’s signature dining experience. Celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas Day with a multi-course pre-fixe menu from Executive Chef Jason Fox showcasing traditional dishes with chef-driven touches. Pair it with festive cocktails or a reserve wine pairing for the ultimate holiday experience. RESERVATIONS

Gilda’s at San Francisco Proper Hotel

San Francisco Proper’s newest dining concept from Executive Chef Jason Fox, Gilda’s Salon Dinners, is an intimate and upscale dining experience that is perfect for hosting family or small company get-togethers to celebrate the season! Guests can skip the dishes and enjoy an evening of conversation and connection, while being taken on a culinary journey with Chef Fox’s exceptional 11 course tasting menu highlighting locally sourced and exclusive ingredients. The Kelly Wearstler designed space features a curation of vintage, hand-picked decor, including a pair of 1960’s Italian chandeliers, that sets the mood for a proper holiday dining experience. 

Afternoon Nutcracker Tea 

Starting December 1st, relish in SF Proper’s time-honored tradition of Nutcracker Afternoon Tea in the art-filled lounge and dining room. Presented by Proper’s pastry Chef, Samara Wales, guests can savor herbal tea, festive sweets, and seasonal bites–plus guests with a Nutcracker Tea reservation will receive raffle tickets for either SF Ballet, SF Broadway or Proper Hotel stays! 

Friday & Saturdays | 2-5pm in the Lounge. Sundays | 12-5pm in the Dining Room & Lounge. RESERVATIONS

The SF Proper Hotel will also begin collecting toys to contribute to the SF Firefighters Toy Program for the 2022 holiday season. When dining at Villon or attending Afternoon Tea in the Lounge, guests are encouraged to drop off a new and packaged gift in the lobby toy chest anytime between Friday December 2nd and December 25th. As a thank you for contributing to Proper’s mission to provide a toy to every firefighter’s child, Proper will provide guests with a complimentary glass of champagne to accompany their meal.

AFICI (OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE, CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY) 

680 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Chef Eric Upper and the team at AFICI present a special six-course tasting menu ($189 per person) for Christmas Eve, accompanied by a selection of winter cocktails and wine. Largely inspired by dishes from Chef Upper’s childhood, AFICI’s Christmas Eve menu spotlights seasonal flavors in elevated and comforting dishes, from Lasagne with chestnut, huckleberry and wagyu to Roasted Quail with quince, jus and sage stuffing. Complement your Christmas Eve celebration with one of Bar Director Nicholas Bonney’s seasonal cocktails, or let Wine Director Nicholas Keegan guide you through a wine pairing highlighting both local and European wines. RESERVATIONS.

The Vault Garden / The Vault Steakhouse (OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE, CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY) 

555 California St.

It’s that time of year again and The Vault is back to make your holiday joyous and spectacular. Join us in The Vault Garden’s very own Winter Wonderland, dining beside San Francisco’s tallest living Christmas tree. Both The Vault Garden and Vault Steakhouse will be serving up a four-course feast for all to enjoy, so cozy up beside one of the fires and let the magic of Christmas be upon you. 

International Smoke (OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE, CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY

301 Mission Street, San Francisco

Chefs Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry present a globally inspired buffet this Christmas Eve! Enjoy chilled shellfish, snow shell crab claws, oysters and more, butternut squash soup, roasted cauliflower with tehina, pomegranate and pistachio and Ayesha’s signature fresh-baked cornbread to start. Favorite holiday main dishes follow from International Smoke’s carving stations including Cedar Smoked Salmon, Honey Glazed Ham and Wagyu Prime Rib with sides like Truffle Mac & Cheese and Potato Puree. End on a sweet note with Gingerbread Sans Rival Cake – a Filipino-inspired layer cake with meringue and cashew caramel buttercream and Dark Chocolate Eggnog Cream Parfait. RESERVATIONS.

PABU Izakaya  – OFFERING ITS NIGHTLY DINNER MENU CHRISTMAS EVE, closed Christmas Day 

101 California Street 

PABU Izakaya is open for service on Christmas Eve, offering its nightly dinner menu and omakase menu (Chef’s Tasting menu). A classic Japanese izakaya experience by Michael Mina and Keita Tominaga, PABU is a destination for world-class sashimi, sushi, grilled meats, a modern, seasonal cocktail menu and features an extensive list of wine, speciality cocktails,  Japanese whisky and sake – expertly paired with your meal by Sake Master Stuart Morris. Enjoy PABU’s signature “Happy Spoon”, a variety of dishes to share like Japanese Wagyu Strip Loin and Prime New York Strip, nigiri and sashimi, grilled dishes from the robata, and more. 

KAIYO Cow Hollow (Open Christmas Eve / Closed Christmas Day)

1838 Union Street, San Francisco, California 94123

Guests can enjoy a 4-Course Prix Fixe menu and expect favorites like tiradito, anticucho, house sushi & rolls, plus additional specials including a seafood tower, nikkei oysters and Kaiyo’s famous leche de tigre shots.

From the bar enjoy two festive drink specials, the Señor Clause and Run Run Rudolph, in addition to our full cocktail, wine, beer and sake offerings. RESERVATIONS.

Canela (CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY (SUNDAY) AND CLOSED MONDAY) 

2272 MARKET ST. SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114-1506

Christmas Eve 2022: Timing: Saturday, December 24th, Dine in Only. Price: $89 per person; Available for Dine-in and to-go. The to-go meal will come chilled with easy reheating instructions. RESERVATIONS.

East Bay

Berkeley Boathouse

200 Marina Boulevard, Berkeley, California, 94710

The Berkeley Boathouse will be offering a memorable holiday experience overlooking the Berkeley Marina. Between December 23 and 25, celebrate the holiday week with a multi-course pre-fixe menu from Executive Chef Evan Crandall showcasing traditional holiday dishes with influences by the sea, from Marin Miyagi Oysters and Chef’s Special Clam Chowder to Rock Salt Encrusted Prime Rib and Sonoma Duck Leg Stuffed with Pumpkin Hazelnut Risotto. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Bay Area luminaries Patrice De Arman and Vic Artiga will serenade dining guests from 4:30-8pm. Make your reservation on OpenTable.

Pomella (Open until 3pm on Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day)

3770 Piedmont Ave Unit B, Oakland, CA

Go to Pomella’s online store to pre-order chef Mica Talmor’s popular holiday treat Butternut Bastilla (vegetarian), house-made Italian rainbow cookies and other special seasonal items. Pomella also offers a catering menu for the holidays that includes delivery and set-up. Or take the hassle out of entertaining by booking a memorable holiday event on Pomella’s heated patio or indoors at a communal table. 

South Bay

Adrestia at TETRA Hotel (Christmas Week; open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) 

400 West Java Drive, Sunnyvale

A Nikkei-inspired Christmas Dinner at Adrestia (available December 20 through Christmas Day) 

Executive Chef Hideki Myo and Food & Beverage Director Ana Artadi take inspiration from their Japanese and Peruvian backgrounds to present a four-course Nikkei-inspired Christmas dinner, available at Adrestia through the holiday week (December 20 through Christmas Day, December 25).  Menu highlights include Jagaimo Rellenas – plant based “beef”, toma-katsu sauce, Corvina Nikkei, ahi panca with konbu dashi and Wagyu Lomo Saltado with whisky barrel aged soy sauce, fries and black rice. End the meal with a traditional Peruvian dessert – Panetón Bread Pudding with tahitian vanilla ice cream, hot chocolate 

Nikkei-cuisine is a combination of both Japanese and Peruvian ingredients and is a cooking style that prominently features Peruvian ingredients molded by Japanese techniques. The style of cuisine dates back to the late 1800s when Japanese immigrants arrived in Peru. Chef Myo and Ana have collaborated on a menu that showcases food at the center of their cultures – offering guests a new way to celebrate the holidays this year.  

The Nikkei Christmas menu is $125 per person and includes a complimentary Pisco Sour to start. Additional beverage pairing is $85.  Adrestia is open for dinner nightly from 5pm – 10pm. On Christmas Day, the restaurant is open from 4pm – 8pm. RESERVATIONS

Healdsburg

Valette

344 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Let Valette take the lead on this year’s Christmas feast. Dustin Valette’s eponymous restaurant will be offering a special Christmas Eve package, featuring a ready-to-heat Filet Mignon with Veal Demi-Glace, Valette’s signature Osetra Caviar with homemade brioche, egg, onion, and creme fraiche and a special three-pack of Valette Wines. Available for pick up at Valette on December 23.

Hanukkah Celebrations Across the Bay Area

Hanukkah may begin December 18th, but we have festive Hanukkah specials starting now! Celebrate the Festival of Lights in style

across the Bay Area this year.

San Francisco 

One Market Restaurant

1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Hanukkah, alternatively referred to as the Festival of Lights, or chag ha-ooreem in Hebrew, is an annual celebration at One Market Restaurant. With New York style delicatessen pop-up concept turned permanent, Mark ‘n Mike’s, the restaurant celebrates Jewish cuisine on a daily basis. But this year, their Hanukkah offerings are expanding even further. 

In honor of the eight days of Hanukkah, One Market will be featuring a menu of eight new latkes with ranging ingredients. Appropriately named the Festival of Latkes, this nearly month-long offer will run from December 1 – December 23 and will be available during lunch and dinner service.  

Some of the highlights include a Philly Cheesesteak Latke with thinly sliced roast beef, caramelized onion, and provolone, a Florentine Latke with poached egg, sauteed spinach, and hollandaise, and a Wild Mushroom Latke with Emmental cheese, crème fraiche, and chives. 

For those looking to branch out beyond OMR’s variety of latkes, Mark ‘n Mike’s menu includes a showstopping Pastrami Reuben and Mark’s “Better than Bubbie’s?” Matzo Ball Soup during lunch and dinner.

Canela

2272 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 9411

Canela Bistro and Wine Bar is once again rolling out a prix fixe menu for Hanukkah! Feast with a Spanish-inspired meal kit, offered dine-in and to-go. To-go: Pick up Sunday, December 18th from 3-5 p.m. Dine in: Sunday, December 18th – Friday, December 23rd. Reservations are available on OpenTable.

East Bay 

Pomella

3770 Piedmont Ave Unit B, Oakland, CA

Come to the heated outdoor patio at Pomella on the first night of Hanukkah for the ceremonial lighting of the menorah, fresh latkes and donuts. Timing: Sunday, Dec. 18, 6-8pm.

Thanksgiving in the Bay Area

It’s official; we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving and the holiday season! Let some of your Bay Area favorites take the lead on this year’s feast. See below for Thanksgiving dine-in and takeout offerings throughout the Bay Area.

San Francisco 

Ferry Building

1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105

The Ferry Building’s unique position as an iconic food hall and retail hub makes it San Francisco’s central, one-stop shop to stock up on Thanksgiving necessities. Whether you’re looking for host gifts, groceries or table settings, the Ferry Building’s diverse array of merchants and artisans are sure to have just what you need for a truly local fall feast. See below to build your Thanksgiving menu at the Ferry Building:

Drinks: Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant | Bread & Rolls: Acme Bread Company | Vegetables & Side Dishes: Foodwise Ferry Plaza Farmers Market | Turkey & Other Mains: Fatted Calf (opening in November) | Desserts: Miette Patisserie | Gluten-Free Baked Goods: Mariposa Baking Company | Table Settings: Heath Ceramics

AFICI

680 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

You’ve celebrated Christmas Eve, but how about Thanksgiving Eve? Newly opened AFICI is offering a special five-course tasting menu for one night only, Wednesday November 23. Perfect for an elevated Friendsgiving, or a solution for individuals with multiple holiday commitments, AFICI affirms that good food, great company and memorable experiences are what make the holidays special. Chef Eric Upper and team presents a delicious feast with all of the season’s favorite flavors including a Pear & Walnut Tart with squab prosciutto and walnut to Turkey Roulade with cranberry, Wagyu confit and turkey jus. Closed on Thanksgiving Day. Menu | Reservations.

Bluestem Restaurant & Market

One Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA

Bluestem Restaurant & Market will be open Thanksgiving Day from 2pm-8pm offering a traditional turkey dinner with all the sides and fixings crafted from local and sustainably sourced ingredients, alongside wine, beer and craft cocktails inspired by the Bay Area. $85 per person. Reservations.

SF Proper Hotel | Villon

1100 Market Street Hotel Entrance is, 45 McAllister St at, San Francisco, CA 94102

Join us for a ‘Proper’ Thanksgiving dinner at Villon, located in the San Francisco Proper Hotel. Executive Chef Jason Fox has curated a four-course prix fixe menu, showcasing the seasonality of California ingredients while maintaining the traditional spirit of Thanksgiving ($135 per person, $55 for children under 12). A festive beverage selection will be available, as guests can choose from vintage bourbons or reserve wine pairing ($60) to celebrate the holiday. Reservations.

International Smoke

301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 

The team behind Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry’s International Smoke celebrate Thanksgiving with a buffet of traditional and seasonal dishes. Enjoy Red Curry Butternut Squash soup, Roasted Cauliflower with tahini, pomegranate and pistachio, entrees including Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Salmon and Wagyu Prime Rib, Cornbread stuffing with sweet sausage and sage and Brussels sprouts with maple syrup and huckleberries. Save room for Apple Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Ayesha’s Bread Pudding. Dinner buffet is $105 per person, $49 for kids (excluding tax and gratuity). Menu | Reservations.

One Market Restaurant

1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Chef Mark Dommen of One Market has created a three-course Thanksgiving menu where diners may choose one fish from each category: first course, main course, and dessert. For those looking to order take-out rather than dine-in, One Market also offers Thanksgiving pick-up on Wednesday, November 23 from 11am-5pm. The paired down menu will cost $79 per person. Sit down pricing: $89 dollars per adult , $49 dollars per child 10 and under. Excludes beverages, taxes & 20% gratuity. Date/Timing: 1-8pm on November 24. Menu | Reservations | Take out orders.

KAIYO Cow Hollow

1838 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

KAIYO Cow Hollow is celebrating Thanksgiving Nikkei-Style with a pre-order, pre-fixe menu available for pick up throughout the week, including Thanksgiving day. The take home meal-kit features a Shoyu & Honey Turkey, Shogayaki “Ginger & Miso” Pork Loin, KAIYO’s Turkey Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Shogayaki Graving and Golden Roasted Cauliflower (will be available via KAIYO’s Tock soon). 

KAIYO Cow Hollow will also be hosting a Thanksgiving-Eve pre-fixe dinner featuring a similar menu to the take home meal-kit, in addition to holiday specials including Sudado Pescado and festive cocktails. This flagship location, in addition to KAIYO Rooftop, will be closed on Thanksgiving day. 

Canela

2272 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

For those looking to spend less time on dishes and more time with family, head on over to Canela located in the Castro to pick up your Thanksgiving to-go order (Standard: $149, Deluxe $199). Traditional favorites include roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce and gravy, cornbread stuffing with toasted challah, flash-fried brussel sprouts accompanied by manchego cheese, whipped sweet potatoes and dinner rolls served with jamon serrano compound butter. Add your choice of homemade dessert from Chona Piumarta of Pastry Cupboard; Bourbon Pecan Bars or Blueberry Buttermilk Pie and a bottle of wine for $60.

Pre-orders must take place by November 17th at 9pm and pick up or local delivery is available on Wednesday, November 24th between 3-5pm PT. An added bonus, the meal will come with a reusable tote or oven mitt for ease in holiday serving. Place orders here.

East Bay 

alley & vine

1332 Park St Unit D, Alameda, CA 94501

Stemming from farm-to-table California restaurant, alley & vine, the Alameda restaurant will offer its first dine-in Thanksgiving feast since its opening. The three-course menu includes a vegetarian option for selection.

For adults, the menu will run at $79 per person and for children, the meal will cost $35 for those who are 12 or younger. Gratuity is not included. Menu | Reservations.

Pomella

3770 Piedmont Ave Unit B, Oakland, CA

Pomella chef/owner Mica Talmor is offering a la carte Thanksgiving entrees, sides and desserts with her distinctive Israeli-Mediterranean influence. Returning favorites include Turkey breast, mushroom “Bastilla,” Moroccan-style Phyllo pie, Yukon gold and celeriac mashed potatoes, Shaved Brussels sprouts with butternut squash and brandied cherries, House-made biscuits, Sweet potato cheesecake with candied ginger, Pecan-caramel bars, and more. Apple pie from Oakland-based baker Edith’s Pie will also be available whole and by the slice. Heat and serve at home. Wine and beer are also available. 

Order by Nov. 17 for pick up on Nov. 22 or 23 (closed Thanksgiving day). Pre-orders are encouraged, but there will be limited items available for same-day pick up. The menu will be live soon at pomellaoakland.com.

South Bay

Wild Onion Bistro

750 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Wild Onion Bistro and Bar at Hotel Citrine is celebrating all of the traditions of Thanksgiving, offering a three-course menu featuring turkey, duck, prime rib and more, all complemented by seasonal sides. Begin the meal with a complimentary glass of Prosecco followed by butternut squash soup or salad and main dishes complete with all the sides including Roast Turkey with candied jewel carrots, maple glazed sweet potatoes, sage and sausage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes and green beans, Seared Duck Breast with blackberry red wine compote, sweet potato puree, pancetta glazed Brussels sprouts, and Garlic & Herb Crusted Prime Rib with rosemary au jus, garlic mashed potatoes, popover wild mushroom ragout. Desserts include Pumpkin Cheesecake or Pear & Cranberry Tart. 

Pricing is $75 plus tax per person, excluding gratuity; beverage pairing is additional $60 per person. A three-course menu for kids is also available ($35). Wild Onion’s Thanksgiving menu is available starting at noon with the last seating at 7pm, bar closes at 9pm. Full menu here.

Adrestia

400 West Java Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Chef Hideki Myo celebrates Thanksgiving with a seasonal menu that highlights ingredients indigenous to the region. Served family-style, the menu is inspired by Chef’s interest in showcasing the valley, pre-tech – before it was dubbed Silicon Valley. In addition to its emphasis on local ingredients, Chef Myo adds some of his favorite Japanese influences throughout the menu. Highlights for the table include Steamed clams with miso-mirin broth, Gochujang deviled duck egg, Venison rib rack with morel-whiskey barrel soy glaze, Rotisserie Quail with Matsutake pan jus, local honey roasted acorn squash and Acorn chocolate cake with Hokkaido cream and huckleberry current compote. Chef is offering a vegan entree as well –  Acorn Squash, quinoa, kale, cranberry, sprouted seeds and maple-soy drizzle. The family-style menu is available from Tuesday, November 22 – Sunday, November 27. Adults are $95 per person and children are $47.50 per person. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Reservations requested. Reservations.

The Best Places for Dinner & A Show in San Francisco

San Francisco favorites debut special menus in celebration of the Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Kick off a night at the theater at One Market Restaurant and La Bande and Villon in the San Francisco Proper Hotel and end the evening at The Madrigal’s late night Happy Hour.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT VILLON AT SAN FRANCISCO PROPER HOTEL

A perfect precursor to a weekday matinée, the Menu Belle Époque is offered Monday through Friday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, through November 6th. The special prix fixe menu features your choice between two appetizers and two entrées and includes a take-away box of rose petal macarons for $42 per person. In addition, The weekend Moulin Rouge! Brunch Buffet is offered Saturdays and Sundays, 8:00am-2:00pm and features a French-inspired buffet paired with bottomless bubbles for $59 per person. For an additional $25 enjoy bottomless mimosas with your pre-theatre meal. 

Villon, a jewel box in San Francisco Proper’s restored 1908 flatiron building on Market Street, a quick 3-minute stroll to The Orpheum Theatre, offers an elevated and sophisticated approach to California cuisine. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Jason Fox, Villon reimagines the classic “sexiness” of hotel dining with a return to glamour without stuffiness. The menu respects San Francisco’s history with a reimagining of the past infusing the city’s modern spirit and creativity. Follow along on Instagram at @sfproperdining for more information about Villon.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT LA BANDE AT SAN FRANCISCO PROPER HOTEL

Enjoy the 3-course Menu Du Théâtre inspired by Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Offered Tuesday through Saturday, 4:30pm – 9:30pm, until November 6th, the special menu features European-inspired tapas, French cheeses and wine for $45 per person. 

Aperitivo is a state of mind at La Bande, San Francisco Proper’s Spanish-inspired tapas bar, merging the vibrant energy of Mediterranean cafés with the seasonal bounty of Northern California. Featuring specialty aperitif cocktails, Old World and biodynamic wines, and gourmet tapas curated by Executive Chef Jason Fox, La Bande is the perfect destination for an afternoon vermouth and Galician conservas, or to pick up a few delicacies from their Barcelona-inspired market selection on the go. Follow along on Instagram at @sfproperdining for more information about La Bande.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT ONE MARKET RESTAURANT

Offered from September 6th through November 5th, the 3-course Fetez Le Montmartre! menu features classic French dishes and a dessert for $55 per person with an optional wine pairing for an additional $33. 

Named a “Top 10 American Restaurant in the US” by Gayot Guide, One Market Restaurant is a quick 5-minute cable car ride to The Orpheum Theater and has set the standard for sophisticated dining in San Francisco since 1993. The restaurant honors the traditions of its celebrated founding through the work of award winning Chef, Mark Dommen, a culinary talent who encapsulates farm-to-table cuisine. In 2020, Chef Dommen and Principal, Michael Dellar added to the One Market concept by integrating a New York-style delicatessen, Mark ‘n Mike’s which is featured during lunch and dinner service. Follow along on Instagram at @onemarketsf for more information about One Market.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE MADRIGAL

Sip on their Moulin Rouge! inspired Touche Pas! cocktail, available for a limited time. Keep the party going with The Madrigal’s signature Late Night Happy Hour offered Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00pm-12:00am (last food order taken at 10:45 pm). 

The Madrigal is a cocktail-forward bar and restaurant located steps away from the Orpheum Theatre. It is the perfect stop for drinks and bites before or after a show, with or without a reservation. Guests can enjoy artisan cocktails and artfully plated appetizers and dishes in a whimsical, lively space designed for a night on the town. The Madrigal is the latest concept from Hi Neighbor Hospitality Group, which includes Trestle, The Vault Garden, The Vault Steakhouse and MAMA Oakland. Follow along on Instagram at @themadrigalsf for more information about The Madrigal.

Celebrating Dad in the Bay Area

Father’s Day Favorites

Give Dad the night off from cooking and treat him to a delicious dinner this Father’s Day.

Our restaurants have the recipe for a perfect Father’s Day.

San Francisco 

Colibri Mexican Bistro

50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129 

Send thanks to all of the dads and father figures out there with brunch or dinner at Colibri. The newly opened restaurant offers a sunny or shaded patio and candle accompanied indoor dining for those looking to share a few drinks or enjoy a meal. Live music will also warm the space during brunch service. 

Make your reservation soon as the space tends to book out quickly! 

Lazy Susan

811 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127

To up the ante on Lazy Susan’s current Lazy plates for lunch, the restaurant will be offering a “double meat” option starting on June 1st. From June 13-17th, in celebration of Father’s Day, they will be offering the meaty upgrade for free for those who use the promo code (FATHERSDAY). This is equivalent to a full meat-based entree alongside a crispy spring roll and side of white, brown, veggie fried rice, or veggie chow mein for $12.95. Thanks to the generous portions, the meal is guaranteed to satisfy any hungry dad out there, and who knows, maybe even result in some leftovers.

South Bay 

Aurum

132 State St, Los Altos, CA 94022 

Why not escape the City for Father’s Day this year in exchange for some wide open spaces and… parking. Aurum is the perfect destination. Add a family hike in the Los Altos hills to your plans before or after a meal or browse the walkable shops in Downtown. 

Experience Chef Tyagi’s fun spin on a few American classics with items like Tandoori Chicken wings. For the full list of specials, check out the complete menu here.

Adrestia at TETRA Hotel

400 West Java Drive, Sunnyvale 

Chef Hideki Myo is serving up a made-for-dad special on Father’s Day – a Togarashi Crusted Prime Rib with roasted summer squash, brown butter potato puree and roasted garlic au jus and wasabi cream ($58). The dish is served with a complimentary  Toki Japanese whisky Old Fashioned. Enjoy the rest of Adrestia’s menu on Father’s Day, which celebrates local and seasonal ingredients and Japanese and broader Asian cuisines. Chef Myo’s menu also features Father’s Day favorites including New York Strip Steak with truffle potato puree, Bloomsdale spinach, Merlot reduction ($48), 40oz Bone-In Ribeye Steak that is great for sharing family-style with hand seared mushrooms and cherry brandy sauce ($165) and a Wagyu Burger with Tomarashi cheese, Miso Aioli on toasted brioche bun and served with fries ($25). Togarashi Prime Rib special available on Sunday, June 19 only. Reservations at OpenTable.

East Bay 

Study Hall Rooftop Lounge at Residence Inn Berkeley

2121 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

On Father’s Day weekend (Friday, June 17th to Sunday, June 19th), Study Hall will be offering two house-made BBQ Brisket sandwich combos. 

For $25, guests can grab one of the Study Hall smoked sandwiches paired with a beer (Trumer Pilsner or Boont Amber Ale) or for $40, they can upgrade to a top shelf whisky shot pairing (Dalmore 12 year scotch or Pinhook Bourbon). 

To the backdrop of 12-story campus views and the Bay Area skyline, Study Hall is the perfect East Bay venue to settle in for an evening of juicy meat and flowing taps and it’s just steps away from Downtown Berkeley BART for easy access! 

Alley & vine

332 Park St STE D, Alameda, CA 94501

For Father’s Day this year, Trumpet vine-draped alley & vine will be offering a prix fixe brunch (menu linked here) with the likes of Shellfish Bisque, A&V’s new Burger, and Shakshouka alongside other favorites for $55 per person. For those who prefer a later start to their day, alley & vine will also be offering a Prime Rib special during dinner service. 

On top of the food, local beers from Fort Point, Original Pattern, and Alameda Brewing would also be highlighted on the menu.

International Smoke

301 Mission Street, San Francisco 

Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry have the recipe for a perfect Father’s Day at International Smoke! In addition to its menu of globally-inspired dishes from the grill and smoker (ribs, filet mignon, Tomahawk ribeyes and short ribs), enjoy Father’s Day specials all weekend long including Smoked Brisket Lumpia with spicy sesame aioli ($22) and Soft Shell Crab Tempura with crab-fat fried rice and blistered shishito peppers ($32). Both dishes are available Friday through Sunday.  Explore the restaurant’s list of signature cocktails like the International Smoked Old Fashioned or the Reserve Manhattan (with rosemary smoke!) to offer the perfect pairing for Dad! Full menu here. Reservations here.

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