1. Open Redbird.
2. Feed you rabbitchetta.
3. Serve draft cocktails under an open sky.
4. No, really. To open Redbird.
Holiday miracles do come true.
Here’s Redbird, a gloriously attractive new restaurant from Neal and Amy Knoll Fraser (Grace, BLD) in Saint Vibiana’s rectory—it’s now taking reservations for its soft-opening tomorrow.
And once you get behind its arresting iron gates, here’s how you’ll use it:
Drinks: Sit at the round marble bar. The half inside the modern-furniture-filled lounge. Order one of Julian Cox’s carbonated cocktails on tap or one of the long-lost drinks like the KCB, with gin, apricot and cumin-spiced kümmel. Just... bask. It’s here. It’s finally here. (See the slideshow.)
Dinner dates in the courtyard: It’s under a retractable roof with views of the soaring cathedral tower—and there’s the other half of that magnificent bar. Reasons to keep looking down, though, include Thai Dungeness crab soup, potato-crusted pork shank and that rabbitchetta. It’s basically rabbit porchetta.
Private dinners in the Nest: That’s upstairs, and it looks like a swanky apartment. Marble kitchen countertop, butcher-block table and... miniature cameras in the ceiling, in case you want to record whatever goes down.
For friends who can’t act naturally without those around.