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  • French, Gastropub, Cocktails
  • 398 Hayes St, San Francisco CA94102 37.776929 -122.422682
  • (At Gough St)
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  • (415) 551-1590
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Lunch

Soups & Salads

Add Chicken To Any Salad For An Additional $4.

French Onion Soup Gratinee   5.50 9.00
Coconut-Corn Soup brown butter-croutons, basil cream  7.00 12.00
Hearts Of Romaine garlic croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing  8.00 12.00
Coke Farm Mixed Greens brioche crisp, ricotta salata, strawberries, mint, poached rhubarb, hazelnut vinaigrette  8.25 13.00
Little Gem Lettuce shaved radish, cucumber, fines herbes, red-wine vinaigrette   10.00

Small Plates

Spicy Fried Chickpeas    4.00
French Fries smoky ketchup   6.50
Marinated Mixed Olives    5.00
Soft Garlic Pretzels vermont cheddar mornay   8.00
Spicy Pork Meatballs beef & pork, san marzano tomatoes, grana padano   10.00
Flatbread goat cheese, peppers, corn, zucchini, squash blossoms, arugula   14.00

Raw Bar

Oysters sparkling-rosé mignonette church point tumbler, puget sound miyagi, tomales bay east point, chesapeake bay  ea 3.50
Seafood Ceviche avocado, jicama chilis, herbs, taro chips   14.00
Oyster Shooter bloody mary sauce   4.50
add with vodka   2.50
Tsar Nicoulai Osetra Caviar sieved egg, crème fraîche, scallions, blinis (1/2 oz) 42.00(1oz) 79.00

Entrees

Croque Monsieur black forest ham, gruyère, dijon mustard, toasted levain, béchamel, mixed local greens   15.00
add an egg   1.50
Pork "French Dip" aged cheddar, onion jam, pickled jalapeños, torpedo roll, french fries, au jus   15.00
Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese fresh mozzarella, arugula, macadamia-basil pesto   14.00
add bacon   2.00
Absinthe Hamburger aïoli, baby lettuces, red onion, house-made pickles, french fries   15.00
vermont cheddar, gruyère, gorgonzola, sautéed mushrooms, fried egg, spicy onions, pickled chilis, heirloom tomatoes  ea 1.50
Potato-Crusted King Salmon little gem lettuce salad, kohlrabi, watermelon radish, fennel, niçoise olives   28.00
Daily Market Pasta    
Market Selection Of Black Angus Beef all served with french fries, chicory salad, watercress salsa verde. 7 oz. bistro filet   29.00
10 oz. rib-eye steak   38.00
Mary’s Chicken Breast mascarpone polenta, roasted zucchini, charred tomato-pine nut relish, onion jus   20.00

Sides

Sauteed Yellow Corn fines herbes   7.00
Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese vermont cheddar, breadcrumbs   9.00
Mixed Mushrooms calabrian chilis, shallots, lemon butter   7.00

The Classics

Monday cassoulet l’absinthe   22.00
Tuesday salade lyonnaise   16.00
Wednesday moules frites   17.00
Thursday confit de canard   19.00
Friday sole meunière   23.00

 

Dinner

Appetizers

Coconut-Corn Soup lime leaf, galangal, lemongrass, brown butter-croutons, basil cream  7.00 12.00
French Onion Soup Gratinee   5.50 9.00
Hearts Of Romaine garlic croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing  8.00 12.00
Coke Farm Baby Greens ricotta salata, brioche crisp, strawberries, rhubarb, mint, hazelnut vinaigrette   13.00
Chicken Liver Mousse roasted hazelnuts, strawberry-rhubarb chutney, brioche crostini, chive blossoms   13.00
Beef Tartare violet mustard, green apple, red onion, cornichons, quail egg yolk, crostini   16.00
Pei Mussels & Manila Clams bacon, toasted garlic, roasted tomato, serrano chilis, crostini   15.00
Heirloom Tomato & Melon Salad crescenza cheese, pine nuts, lemon cucumber, basil, aged balsamic, olio verde   14.00

Entrees

Bucatini Pasta corn, roasted bell peppers, sweet 100 tomatoes, basil, sauvignon blanc, pecorino romano   23.00
Pork Skirt Steak bourbon-maple yam purèe, lacinato kale, caramelized onion jam, pork jus   28.00
Coq Au Vin red burgundy-braised mary’s chicken, root vegetables, bacon, cremini mushrooms, crostini, persillade   28.00
California Swordfish yellow corn purée, bacon lardons, chanterelles, roasted peppers, jalapeno-basil oil, herb blossoms   31.00
Potato-Crusted King Salmon little gem lettuce salad, kohlrabi, watermelon radish, shaved fennel, niçoise olives   28.00
Local Petrale Sole caramelized fingerling potatoes, roasted fennel, spinach, brown butter-pernod sauce   29.00
Absinthe Hamburger aïoli, lettuce, red onion, french fries, house-made pickles   15.00
vermont cheddar, gruyère, gorgonzola, sautéed mushrooms, fried egg, spicy onions, pickled chilis, heirloom tomato  ea 1.50
Market Selection Of Beef all served with leek-whipped potatoes, roasted romano beans, cremini mushrooms, bordelaise sauce 7 oz. grilled black angus shoulder bistro filet   29.00
10 oz. grilled black angus rib-eye steak   38.00

Snacks

Spicy Fried Chickpeas berbere spice, parsley   4.00
French Fries smoky tomato ketchup, sweet-onion aïoli   6.50
Marinated Mixed Olives fennel, chilis, orange, oregano   5.00
Soft Garlic Pretzels vermont cheddar mornay   8.00
Spicy Pork Meatballs san marzano tomatoes, grana padano   10.00
Pork Belly Skewers honey-garlic sauce, raw & pickled vegetable salad, shaved scallions   11.00

Raw Bar

Oysters sparkling-rosé mignonette, lemon church point tumbler, puget sound miyagi, tomales bay fanny bay, baynes sound  ea 3.50
Seafood Ceviche avocado, jicama, chilis, herbs, taro chips   14.00
Oyster Shooter bloody mary sauce   4.50
add with vodka   2.25
Tsar Nicoulai Osetra Caviar sieved egg, crème fraîche, scallions, warm blinis (1/2 doz) 42.00(1 doz) 79.00

Sides

Leek-Whipped Potatoes arbequina olive oil   7.00
Mixed Mushrooms calabrian chilis, shallots, lemon butter   7.00
Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese vermont cheddar, breadcrumbs   9.00
Sauteed Yellow Corn fines herbs   7.00

 

Cocktails

Chalkboard

Bicycle Kick avua cachaça, meletti amaro, dolin genepy, angostura bitters, lemon, tonic   12.00
Sad Max blanco tequila, fresh lemon, lillet rouge, small hands pineapple gum, anchor ipa   12.00
Slip ‘n‘ Slide denizen 8 yr. rum, fresh lime, jardesca aperitif, orgeat, angostura bitters, tonic   13.00

Aperitif

Green Room dolin dry vermouth, brandy, curaçao, angostura bitters   10.00
Brazil hidalgo "la gitana" manzanilla sherry, dolin blanc vermouth & angostura bitters   10.00
Negroni Sbagliato campari, carpano antica, cava   12.00
St. Pierre salers, clement martinique rhum, iced tea, ginger syrup, lime, orange bitters   10.00

Stirred

St. Martin lecompte calvados, cardamaro, dolin dry vermouth   12.00
Holy Smokes peloton de la muerte mezcal, lillet rosé, benedictine, house blended orange bitters, chili salt, lemon oil   11.00
Martinez ransom old tom gin, carpano antica sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters   13.00
Logic dry gin, lillet blanc, benedictine, angostura bitters   12.00
Sazerac rye whiskey, peychaud’s bitters, pernod absinthe, sugar   10.00
‘uptown’ Manhattan four roses small batch bourbon, carpano antica sweet vermouth, orange & angostura bitters   12.00
Inner Peace george dickel rye whiskey, cynar, el maestro sierra oloroso sherry   11.00
Plum Lucky no. 209 gin, amaro, oloroso sherry, lillet rouge, plum bitters,   12.00

Shaken

21 Hayes city of london gin, pimm’s no. 1, cucumber, lemon juice   11.00
Galapagos campo de encanto pisco, kaffir lime leaf & pepper syrup, lemon & grapefruit juices   11.00
Mujer Verde city of london gin, lime juice, green & yellow chartreuse   13.00
Wonderlust bols genever, small hand foods pineapple gum, crème de violette, lemon juice, & a dash of absinthe   12.00
Perfect Pear vodka, clear creek pear brandy, lemon & orange juices, sugar   11.00
Hotel Nacional Special denizen rum, apricot brandy, small hand foods pineapple gum, lime juice, orange bitters   10.00
Sacred Heart la pinta pomegranate-infused tequila, obsello absinthe, meletti limoncello, lemon juice   13.00

Long Drinks

Ginger Rogers city of london dry gin, fresh mint, ginger syrup, lemon & lime juices, ginger beer   10.00
French ’75 gin, lemon juice, simple syrup & sparkling wine   11.00
Citron Lemonade ketel one citron vodka, ginger syrup, lemon juice, ginger beer, & cranberry juice   11.00
Imperial Guard bummer & lazarus gin, braulio amaro, oloroso sherry, ginger syrup, tonic, cucumber.   12.00

 

Brunch

Small Plates

Flatbread goat cheese, provolone, peppers, corn, zucchini, squash blossoms, arugula, balsamic   14.00
Deviled Eggs smoked bacon, chives, espelette   9.00
House-Made Granola seasonal fruit, yogurt   7.00
Grilled Romano Beans meyer lemon hollandaise   7.00
Spicy Fried Chickpeas berbere spice, parsley   4.00

Soups & Salads

French Onion Soup Gratinee   5.50 9.00
Hearts Of Romaine garlic croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing  8.00 12.00
Coke Farm Mixed Greens ricotta salata, strawberries, rhubarb brioche crisp, mint, hazelnut vinaigrette  8.25 13.00
add grilled chicken   4.00
Little Gem Lettuce shaved radish, cucumber, red-wine vinaigrette   11.00
Seasonal Fruit Salad vanilla-bean crème fraîche   8.50

Raw Bar

Oysters totten inlet, puget sound miyagi, tomales bay fanny bay, baynes sound sparkling-rosé mignonette, lemon  ea 3.50
Seafood Ceviche taro chips   14.00
Oyster Shooter bloody mary sauce   4.50
add with vodka   2.50
Tsar Nicoulai Osetra Caviar crème fraîche, warm blinis (1/2 oz) 42.00(1oz) 79.00

Entrees

Two Eggs Any Style crispy potatoes, toast, house-made spicy fennel sausage, ham, or bacon   12.50
Buttermilk Pancakes strawberry-rhubarb compote, vanilla-honey butter, mint-whipped cream   13.50
Omelette salt cod, scallions, roasted peppers, lemon crème fraîche, crispy potatoes, toast   15.00
BLT Tartine poached eggs, smashed avocado, grilled country bread, arugula   16.00
Ricotta-Stuffed French Toast house-made ricotta, rum-caramel bananas, orange-mascarpone, maple syrup   14.00
Duck-Confit Ragout wild mushrooms, chive-potato cake, poached eggs, béarnaise sauce   15.50
Croque Monsieur black forest ham, gruyère, dijon mustard, toasted levain, béchamel, mixed greens   15.00
add an egg   1.50
Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese fresh mozzarella, arugula, macadamia nut pesto   14.00
add bacon   2.00
Alsatian Onion Tart sweet onion filling, smoked salmon & baby greens salad, fennel, lemon vinaigrette   14.00
Grilled Steak Frites chicory salad, red wine-marrow butter   29.00
Open-Face Roast Pork Sandwich aïoli, brioche, fried eggs, pickled jalapeño, pork gravy, chicory salad   16.00
Absinthe Hamburger aïoli, red onion, lettuce, house-made pickles, french fries   15.00
vermont cheddar, gruyère, gorgonzola, sautéed mushrooms, spicy onions, fried egg, pickled chilis, heirloom tomato  ea 1.50

Pastries & Sides

Croissant    4.00
Fruit Scone    4.00
Cinnamon Morning Bun    3.50
French Fries smoky ketchup, sweet-onion aïoli   6.50
Breakfast Meats zoe’s bacon, spicy fennel sausage, or ham  ea 5.00
Crispy Potatoes onion jam, rosemary   6.00
Grilled Toast house-made preserves   3.00

Champagne Cocktails

Buck’s Fizz fresh orange juice, monin grenadine, & champagne   9.00
Seelbach Cocktail bourbon, curaçao, peychauds, & angostura bitters, topped with champagne & an orange twist   13.00
Bellini white peach purée & champagne   9.00
The Bentley 75 nolet gin, peach puree, citrus, peach bitters, cava   13.00
Negroni Sbagliato campari, sweet vermouth, & cava. served over ice in a pilsner glass with a slice of orange   12.00
Death In The Afternoon absinthe verte & champagne   11.00

Bloodies $10

Bloody Mary vodka, house-made bloody mary mix, & a splash of lemon juice   
Danish Mary chilled akvavit, house-made bloody mary mix, & a splash of lemon juice   
Red Snapper gin, house-made bloody mary mix, & a splash of lemon juice   

Selected Cocktails

Ginger Rogers gin, fresh mint, ginger syrup, & lime juice topped with ginger ale. served on the rocks in a tall glass with a squeeze of lime. an adaptation of the ‘favorite cocktail’ from drinks (1914), by jacques straub   10.00
21 Hayes dry gin muddled with cucumber, a healthy splash of pimm’s no.1, lemon juice, & simple syrup. shaken & served up with a cucumber slice & a house-pickled onion. concocted by dr. schwartz to provide relief to those arriving at our door by way of san francisco’s municipal railway   11.00
Darb Cocktail gin, apricot liqueur, dry vermouth, & a touch of lemon juice. shaken & served up in a cocktail glass with a lemon twist. a recipe adapted from the savoy cocktail book (1930), by harry craddock.   10.00
Martinez ransom old tom gin, carpano ‘antica formula’ sweet vermouth, a splash of maraschino liqueur, & a dash of orange bitters. stirred & served up with a twist. professor jerry thomas’s turn-of-the-century cocktail, which many argue is the forefather of the martini   13.00
Casino gin, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, & orange bitters. shaken & served in a cocktail glass with a brandied cherry. a recipe from the how and when (1938) by g. f. marco.   10.00
Mujer Verde hendrick’s gin, lemon-lime juice, simple syrup, & a dash each of green & yellow chartreuse. shaken & served up with a lime twist. this recipe was resurrected by our bartender "d mexican" from his hometown, guadalajara   13.00
‘uptown’ Manhattan four roses small batch bourbon, carpano antica sweet vermouth, & a dash each of orange bitters & angostura bitters. served up with brandied cherries & an orange twist. this is our version of one of the all time great cocktails.   12.00
Sazerac rye whiskey, a dash of peychaud’s bitters, & a touch of sugar. stirred & served in a coupe glass rinsed with pernod absinthe with a lemon twist. a classic absinthe cocktail from famous new orleans drinks (1940), by stanley clisby arthur.   10.00
Inner Peace rye whiskey, cynar apéritif, amontillado sherry. stirred & served up with an orange peel. peace is where you find it. we hope this helps your search   11.00
Will P. Taylor’s Hotel Nacional Special rum, lime juice, apricot brandy, pineapple gum, & orange bitters. shaken & served up with a lime wheel. adapted from charles h. baker’s gentleman’s companion, 1939. this cocktail was created by will p taylor, an american & onetime manager of cuba’s hotel nacional.   10.00
Old Havana goslings dark rum, lime juice, simple syrup, a splash of orange juice, & a dash of orange bitters. inspired by "the havana cocktail", taken from the the savoy cocktail book (1930), by harry craddock.   9.00
Citron Lemonade ketel one citron vodka, ginger syrup, lemon juice, ginger ale, & a splash of cranberry juice. this cocktail is a variation of our non-alcoholic beverage "absinthe lemonade" created by marcovaldo dionysos. a great drink made better when someone came up with the bright idea of putting a shot of booze in it.   11.00
Perfect Pear vodka, pear brandy, lemon juice, sugar, & a splash of orange juice. shaken & served up in a cocktail glass with a sugared rim.   11.00
Joy Ride ketel one citron vodka, campari, grapefruit juice, & lemon wedges. served long over ice with a lemon twist. an elixir by toni abou-ganim, designed for the bellagio, las vegas. a modern leap for cocktails in the 1990’s   11.00
Crusta brandy, maraschino liqueur, curaçao, lemon juice, and angostura bitters.shaken & served up in a sugar rimmed wine glass with a long lemon twist. this ‘big easy’ classic originally created by joe santini in the 1850’s is an arguable precursor to the sidecar, although we think this adaptation from here’s how (1941), by w.c. whitfield is a bit of an improvement   10.00
Galapagos pisco, kaffir-lime leaf & pepper syrup, lemon-lime juice, & a splash of grapefruit juice. shaken & served up with sunken brandied cherries. this is a xanadoozle creation, named in honor of kurt vonnegut’s eponymous modern classic.   11.00
Chauca pisco, apricot liqueur, lime juice, & a float of black rum. shaken & served up with a sunken cherry. inspired by one of our restaurant’s more unfortunate personalities, our bar back mr. chauca. we hope that you get to meet him   9.00

Juices And Non-Alcoholic

Absinthe Lemonade freshly squeezed lemon juice, ginger syrup, & cranberry juice, topped with ginger ale   4.50
Citron Presse freshly squeezed lemon juice, served with simple syrup & water   4.00
Fresh-Squeezed Orange Or Grapefruit Juice   5.00 6.50

 

Bar

 

Oysters summerset, hood canal, miyagi, point reyes, barron point, puget sound  ea 3.50
Parmesan-Garlic Popcorn    4.00
Soft Garlic Pretzels vermont cheddar mornay   8.00
Spicy Fried Chickpeas    4.00
French Fries smokey ketchup, sweet-onion aïoli   6.50
Marinated Mixed Olives    5.00
Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese    9.00
French Onion Soup Gratinee   5.50 9.00
Coke Farm Baby Greens ricotta salata, rhubarb, brioche crisp, strawberries, hazelnut vinaigrette   13.00
Hearts Of Romaine garlic croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing  8.00 12.00
Spicy Pork Meatballs san marzano tomato sauce, grana padano, garlic crostini   10.00
Seasonal Flatbread goat cheese, peppers, corn, zucchini, squash blossoms, arugula, balsamic   14.00
Croque Monsieur black forest ham, gruyère, dijon mustard, toasted levain, béchamel   15.00
add an egg   1.50
Heirloom Tomato Grilled Cheese fresh mozzarella, arugula, macadamia nut pesto   14.00
add bacon   2.00
Absinthe Hamburger aïoli, baby lettuces, red onion, house-made pickles, french fries   15.00
cheddar, gruyère, gorgonzola, fried egg, heirlooms tomato, sautéed mushrooms, spicy onions, pickled chilis  ea 1.50
Potato-Crusted Salmon little gems, kohlrabi, watermelon radish, shaved fennel, niçoise olives   28.00
Grilled Steak Frites chicory salad, watercress salsa verde   29.00

Cocktails

Ginger Rogers gin, mint, lime, ginger   10.00
Sazerac rye, peychaud’s, sugar, absinthe, lemon twist   10.00
Martinez gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino, orange bitters, lemon twist   13.00
Perfect Pear vodka, pear brandy, lemon, orange, sugar rim   11.00
Casino gin, lemon, maraschino, orange bitters, brandied cherry   10.00
Crusta brandy, maraschino, curaçao, lemon, angostura bitters, sugar rim   10.00
Galapagos pisco, kaffir lime, pepper, lemon-lime, grapefruit, brandied cherries   11.00
Uptown’ Manhattan bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters, brandied cherries, orange twist   12.00
Mujer Verde gin, lime, green & yellow chartreuse lime twist   13.00
Stranglehold tequila, cynar, manzanilla, flamed orange   13.00
Citron Lemonade kettel one citronvodka, ginger, lemon, cranberry, lemon wedge   11.00
Dry-County Cocktail tennessee whiskey, dry vermouth, ginger, lemon bitters, lemon twist   11.00
Green Room dry vermouth, curaçao, angostura bitters, lemon twist   10.00
21 Hayes gin, cucumber, pimm’s, lemon, sugar, cucumber slice, onion   11.00
Old Pal rye whiskey, campari, dry vermouth, flamed orange peel   10.00
Corpse Reviver #2 gin, cointreau, lillet blanc, absinthe, lemon, lemon twist   11.00
Plumb Luckyno. 209 gin, oloroso sherry, lillet rouge, amaro, plumb bitters, orange peel   12.00
Holland House genever, dry vermouth, lemon, maraschino, lemon twist   13.00
Nevada rum, lime, sugar, grapefruit, angostura bitters   11.00

 

Cheeses

Single $9 / Three $24 / All Six $46. Served With House-Made Walnut Bread

Nicasio Square nectarine compote nicasio valley cheese co., nicasio, ca cow milk, soft, washed rind, earthy   
Beemster cherry compote, beemster polder, holland goat milk, aged, firm, tangy   
Bayley Hazen Blue honeycomb, jasper hill farm, greensboro, vermont raw cow milk, bloomy rind, bold, nutty   
Pata Cabra plum compote, aragon, spain goat milk, semi-soft, tangy, citrus finish   
Petite Creme almond brittle marin french cheese co., petaluma, california cows milk, soft, rich brie-style   
San Andreas white wine-poached apricots bellwether farms, petaluma, ca raw sheep milk, firm, creamy, smooth finish   

Dessert

Chocolate Pot De Crème valrhona nyangbo chocolate, crème chantilly   9.00
wine pairing: smith woodhouse, lodge reserve tawny port, n.v.   8.00
German Chocolate Cake milk chocolate mousse, pressed coconut, candied pecans, coconut-lime sorbet   10.00
wine pairing: rare wine co. "historic series," boston, bual, madeira n.v.   16.00
Buttermilk Panna Cotta roasted strawberries, basil meringue, strawberry crumb   9.00
wine pairing: elvio tintero, moscato d’asti, italy 2013   9.50
Carrot Cake lavender honey ice cream, yogurt mousse, candied walnuts   10.00
wine pairing: château la rame, sainte-croix-du-mont, bordeaux, france, semillon blend 1996   18.00
Goat Cheesecake blackberry compote, pistachio purée and crust   10.00
wine pairing: dr. pauly bergweiler, beerenauslese, bernkasteler badstube, mosel, riesling 2006   15.00
Ice Cream & Sorbet Selection ice cream: vanilla, mint-stracciatella, lavender-honey sorbet: coconut-lime, strawberry-verbena accompanied by spiced sugar cookie scoop 3.00bowl 8.00

Dessert Wines

Durban muscat de beaumes-de-venise, rhone, france 2011   8.00
Haut-Mayne sauternes, france 2010   13.00
Chateau La Rame "traditionnel," sainte-croix-du-mont, france 2010   11.00
"réserve du château," sainte-croix-du-mont, france 2005   14.00
"réserve du château," sainte-croix-du-mont, france 1996   18.00
Balivet demi-sec, methode ancestrale sparkling rosé, bugey-cerdon, france, gamay & poulsard n.v.   9.50
Elvio Tintero moscato d’asti "sori gramela," italy 2012   9.50

Selection Of Tea

From Silk Road Teas $5.

Black Teas golden monkey, yunnan black, assam.   
White Tea drum mountain white cloud   
Green Teas jasmine pearls, moroccan wild mint.   
Oolong Tea source mountain   
Herbal Tisanes no caffeine, chamomile, rooibos.   

House Cocktails

High Cotton rye whiskey, pimm’s no. 1, dubonnet rouge, dashes of peach & mint bitters. stirred & served up with a mint leaf & a lemon twist. the name for this cocktail is inspired by l.b.j. and the hope for better times to come. lord only knows, that if we’re not gonna be $#*%%!ñ in high cotton, then we’ll soon be making this cocktail up north with canadian whiskey!   9.00
Ginger Rogers gin, fresh mint, ginger syrup, & lemon juice, topped with ginger beer. served on the rocks in a tall glass with a squeeze of lime. an adaptation of the ‘favorite cocktail’ from drinks, (1914), by jacques straub   9.00
L’opera gin, dubonnet rouge, maraschino liquor, & orange bitters. stirred & served up with an orange peel. a turn of the century classic, adapted from the official mixer’s manual, (1934), by patrick gavin duffy   11.00
Casino gin, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, & orange bitters. shaken & served up in a cocktail glass with a brandied cherry. a recipe from the how and when, 1938 by g. f. marco   10.00
Old Havana goslings dark rum, curaçao, fresh lemon-lime juice, simple syrup, a splash of orange juice and a touch of orange bitters. inspired by "the havana cocktail" taken from the the savoy cocktail book by harry craddock, 1930.   9.00
Crusta brandy, maraschino liqueur, curaçao, lemon juice, and angostura bitters. shaken & served up in a sugar rimmed wine glass with a long lemon twist. this ‘big easy’ classic originally created by joe santini in the 1850’s is an arguable precursor to the sidecar, although we think this adaptation from here’s how (1941), by w.c. whitfield is a bit of an improvement.   10.00
Galapagos pisco, kaffir lime-pepper syrup, lemon-lime juice, & a splash of grapefruit juice. shaken & served up with sunken brandied cherries. a xanadoozle creation named in honor of kurt vonnegut’s modern classic of the same name.   11.00
Perfect Pear vodka, pear brandy, lemon juice, sugar, & a splash of orange juice. shaken & served up in a cocktail glass with a sugared rim.   9.00
Nevada rum, lime juice, simple syrup, angostura bitters, & a splash of grapefruit juice. shaken & served up with a lime wedge. a refreshing rum cocktail adapted from here’s how, (1928), by judge jr.   11.00
Daedalus jameson whiskey, a whisper of ginger syrup & a touch of orange bitters. stirred & served up with an orange twist. a recipe created by uncle jack kelleher of the gravedigger’s bar, dublin, after he got hit by an early morning guinness truck and needed a healthy elixir for his pains. brought to these shores by the man.   11.00
Sazerac rye whiskey, dashes of peychaud’s bitters & a touch of sugar. stirred & served in a cocktail glass rinsed with absinthe, lemon twist. a classic absinthe cocktail from famous new orleans drinks (1940), by stanley clisby arthur   9.00

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling & Champagne

Cava bohigas, penedes, spain n.v.   9.50
Brut Rose Of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay philippe tessier, crémant de loire, france n.v.   13.00
Brut j.lassalle, cachet d’or, chigny-les-roses, champagne, france n.v.   19.00

Whites

Sauvignon Blanc daulny, sancerre, loire valley, france 2012   12.00
Grüner Veltliner schloss gobelsburg, "gobelsburger," kamptal, austria 2013   11.00
Semillon Blend la rame, bordeaux, france 2012   10.00
Pecorino cataldi madonna, "giulia," abruzzo, italy 2013   10.00
Chardonnay vincent girardin, cuvée st. vincent, bourgogne, france 2010   14.00
matthiasson, linda vista vineyard, napa, ca 2013   14.00
Riesling karl joh. molitor, spätlese trocken, hattenheimer, schützenhaus, rheingau, germany 2012   10.00

Rose

Cabernet Franc bernard baudry, chinon, loire, france 2013   12.00

Reds

Pinot Noir terres de velle, bourgogne, france 2011   13.00
andrew rich, "prelude," willamette valley, or 2012   14.00
Grenache Blend roger perrin, côtes du rhone, france 2011   10.00
Barbera D’alba podere ruggeri corsini, monforte d’alba, piedmont, italy 2012   11.00
Tempranillo seis de luberri, rioja, spain 2010   10.50
Zinfandel storybook mountain, mayacamas range, napa, ca 2011   14.50
Cabernet Sauvignon pied à terre, napa county, ca 2010   14.00

From The Cellar

Chardonnay domaine colin deléger, 1er cru en remilly, chassagne- montrachet, burgundy, france 2005   40.00
Pinot Noir domaine a. et p. villaine, la digoine, côte chalonnaise, burgundy, france 2011   23.00
Cabernet Sauvignon kathryn kennedy, estate, santa cruz mtns., ca 2007   30.00

 

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