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1963 Sutter St. (Fillmore St.) Send to Phone
Cozy neighborhood restaurant offering casual fare such as spit-roasted chickens, with subtly Southern inflections.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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: The monotony of casual dining options in San Francisco (read: endless Mexican, pizza and half-hearted California cuisine options) inspired chef-owners Gerard Darien (a Spago alum) and Tracy Green to open their family-friendly rotisserie. Walnut tables span a simple, sleek, elongated space boasting views onto a large, open kitchen. Tall, red bistro chairs add a pop of color; a black granite bar and a selection of some three dozen different beers optimize watching sports on TV. Spit-roasted Mary’s Free Range Chicken is the menu's cornerstone. Birds are marinated for 24 hours in herbs, spices, lemon juice and olive oil with tender, flavorful results. House-made sauces include a pungent blend of parsley, capers, garlic and olive oil. Additional menu items include a moist beef brisket sandwich served on a soft Acme torpedo roll topped with sweet onion marmalade. Sides such as the Brussels sprouts and bacon hash and three-cheese macaroni and cheese make for lovely platemates. Nostalgic desserts include soft-serve ice cream and root beer floats. A small wine selection is served on tap.
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