You’re familiar with the feeling.
Pappy’s annual release. The approach of San Francisco summer/September. Two new places under one roof from a Daniel Patterson Group alum that you’ve been hearing about for way too long now.
All rise for Nightbird and the Linden Room (pictured). The former is a restaurant, the latter is a bar, and they’re both open now in Hayes Valley. Please, have this slideshow and this menu.
Kim Alter’s restaurant is the main attraction here. She’s focusing on a five-course tasting menu that will change about once a week. Expect anything from lobster with heart of palm and chanterelles to rabbit with peach and summer squash. Expect good things.
It’s an attractive space with a subtle bird theme and gold lining the walls. Sliding into your cushy banquette, you and your date will note that the intimate little room just feels... right. You’ll note it good.
But before all that noting happens, swing by the Linden Room, a seven-seat cocktail lounge with a gold-lit bar and Art Deco touches that could be straight out of the Palace Hotel circa 1934. Grab a frozen Vieux Carre or a Ralphie Boy with whiskey, peach, tarragon and smoked egg white. Have a laugh. Spin a yarn.
Do other things whose corresponding idioms you’d be ill-advised to say out loud.