What started out as a casual-yet-refined cocktail escape from the grungy Haight Street vibe is now known as a great place to eat. Plunk yourself at a window seat for fantastic people-watching, or gather at one of the cozy tables in the pub-like front bar/dining area or the adjoining dining room. Either way, you’re privy to the cooking mastery of chef Rachel Aronow, who focuses her menu on seasonal, vegetable-forward snacks, shared plates, and entrees, often starring underutilized cuts of meat, like hog tail or beef heart. (Traditionalists, never fear: There’s also darn fine fried chicken and a snazzy bourbon-brined grilled pork tenderloin.) The kitchen takes a rest on Monday, but the bar is open 7 days a week.
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1725 Haight St. (btw. Cole and Schrader sts)
Our Rating Neighborhood Cole Valley/Haight-Ashbury Hours Tues 4pm–midnight; Wed–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 2pm–2am; Sun 2pm–midnight. Phone 415/666-0822 Prices Entrees $16–$27 Cuisine Type New American Web site Alembic
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