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244 Jackson St. (Sansome St.) Send to Phone
Executive chef Sarah Schafer's simple, laid-back food feels fresh and complements the loungey, casual elegance of the dining room.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly
Open late Thurs.-Sat.

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: Sarah Schafer has really come into her own and is proving to be one of San Francisco’s rising stars with her fun, laid-back menu that complements the loungey dining room. Crowned by a domed ceiling resembling the interior of an early twentieth-century ocean liner, the circular cutouts bathe the round room in rose light. Squiggling through the center of the room is an autumnal orange banquette-style sofa that curls off in many directions to surround the tables. Plates are meant to be shared, and Schafer does a great job with roasted New York strip loin with oxtail and rich bone marrow. Though sea scallops are becoming ho-hum, these are plump and juicy, and the bright flavors and varied textures of the coconut-avocado ceviche and crunchy jicama salad play well together. Lamb-and-harissa sausage is also good, but the not-to-miss dish is the slow-cooked chicken for two. Prepared sous vide, the meat falls right off the bone. Don’t shy away from the braised pig’s feet---pressed into a triangular wedge, the crisped top gives way to the rich meat beneath. Lunch standouts include fish croquettes, burrito-size fresh shrimp spring rolls, a fancy grilled cheese sandwich with French onion soup dip, and one of the better roasted monkfish we’ve come across, pancetta-wrapped and served with fried “forbidden rice.” For dinner enjoy a cocktail or wine, but at lunch try the alcohol-free elixirs such as the Zen high---a mix of mango, ginseng and passion green tea.
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