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  • 742 Valencia St, San Francisco CA94110 37.7609288 -122.4215218
  • (Btwn 18th & 19th St)
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  • (415) 626-8700
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A La Carte

Foxhole Farms Lettuces grilled french beans, figs, big woods blue cheese   10.00
Baked Heirloom Tomatoes roasted alma peppers, ricotta, basil   12.00
Pork Belly Sausage herbs de provence, savory cabbage, gherkins, house mustard   12.00
Day Boat Scallops butter roasted bosc pears, wild arugula, bacon marmalade   15.00
Stracciatella Pasta brent wood corn, fava beans, shiitake mushrooms  13.00 24.00
Pork Loin roasted butternut squash, braised collard greens, thyme roasted apple   25.00
Duck Breast duck fat potato, purple crowder peas, cippolini onion, black berry   27.00
Albacore dungenes crab, avocado puree, heirloom tomatoes, wild arugula pistou   28.00
Lamb Sirloin shell bean & bacon cassoulet, grilled broccoli di ciccio, fig reduction   28.00
King Salmon roasted brentwood corn, braised collard greens, shiitake mushrooms   26.00
Strip Loin crispy yukon potato, grilled pole beans, padron peppers, bordelaise   31.00

Testing Menu $55

With Beer Pairings $75

Day Boat Scallop, Roasted Bosc Pear, Bacon Marmalade blanche de bruxelles, br. lefebvre, rebecq-rognon, belgium   
Stracciatella Pasta, Heirloom Tomatoes, Ricotta dba, firestone walker, paso robles, ca   
Halibut, Fava Beans, Brentwood Corn, Shiitake Mushrooms, Lemon luciernaga, jolly pumpkin, dexter, mi   
Stone Fruit Bread Pudding, Grilled Peaches, Lemon Caramel dark depths baltic ipa, samuel adams, boston, ma   
due to the focused nature of our menu we regretfully cannot accommodate sharing or substitutions

Beer By The Glass

Lower Intensity

Blanche De Bruxelles lefebvre, rebecq-quenast, belgium tasting notes, wheat, lemon, cariander, witbier  (6oz) 5.25
Sumac Summer craftsman, pasadena, ca, tasting notes: kix cereal, tang, sumac, and a thirst-quenching saltiness on the finish, witbier with sumac  (6oz) 5.25
Blue Bell Bitter magnolia, san francisco, ca, tasting notes: toffee, earth, toast, flowers, english bitter  (16oz) 7.75

Medium Intensity

Flowering Gose almanc, san francisco, ca, tasting notes: lemon juice, coriander, wheat, tart, creamy and grainy, gose  (6oz) 5.25
Pivo Pilsner firestone walker, paso robles, ca, tasting notes: grass, flowers, grain, white pepper, bohemian pilsner  (11oz) 5.25
Little Chicken hen house, petaluma, ca, tasting notes: earthy hops, toasted wheat bread, black pepper, california common  (13oz) 7.75
Death And Taxes moonlight, santa rose, ca, tasting notes: coffee, smoke, chocolate, licorice, black lager  (13oz) 4.75
Points North moon light, santa rosa, ca, tasting notes: overextracted espresso, ash, raspberry seeds, sour black lager  (6oz) 5.25
Sweetgrass APA grand teton, victor, id, tasting notes: mandarin orange, caramel, pine, grapefruit  (16oz) 6.50
Mermaid's Red coronado brewing, coronado, ca, tasting notes: the burnt edges of toast, orange peel, pine, red ale  (13oz) 7.25
Working For Tips moonlight, santa rosa, ca, tasting notes: bread, wood, mint, cedar, roast, gruit  (16oz) 7.00
Old #38 Stout north coast, fort bragg, ca, tasting notes: roasted barley(burnt toast, ash), coffe, dry stout  (13oz) 7.75
Boston Tea Party Saison samuel adams/mateveza, boston, ma, tasting notes: red apple flesh, pear, earthy mate tea, lightly tart finish, saison with yerba mate tea  (13oz) 7.50
Io Saison jolly pumpkin, dexter, mi, tasting notes: flowers, hibiscus, cariander, brine, lightly sour, sour saison (6oz) 11.50(750ml) 39.00

Higher Intensity

Trois Monts st. sylvestre, st. sylvestre-cappel, france, tasting notes: earth, grass, pear, grain, ginger, biere de garde (6oz) 7.75(750ml) 26.00
Moinette Brune dupont, tourpes, belgium, tasting notes: gravenstein apple, baking spices, black pepper, highly carbonated, dubble (6oz) 7.50(750ml) 26.00
Tiger Tripel nogne-q, grimsted, norway, tasting notes: a very unusal tripel! lightly sweet & smoky with pear, juicy fruit & numbing alcohol (6oz) 10.50(500ml) 22.50
Jambe-De-Bois de la senne, brussels, belgium, tasting notes: orange peel, grass, earth, spices, tripel  (6oz) 7.25
Deus br. bosteels, buggenhout, belgium, tasting notes: apple pie, pear, chardonnay, all spice, myrrh, biere de champagne (6oz) 19.00(750ml) 81.00
Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge bockor, bellegem, belgium, tasting notes: sherry vinegar, oak, cherry candies, quite, sour, flanders red ale  (6oz) 10.25
Humulus Lager the bruery, placentia, ca, tasting notes: grapefruit, pineapple, pine, orange rind, india pale lager  (11oz) 9.75
Union Jack firestone, walker, peso robles, ca, tasing notes: grapefruit, pine, caramel, stone fruit, india pale ale (ipa)  (13oz) 6.25
Drake's IPA drake's san leandro, ca, tasting notes: caramel, grapefruit, grass, india pale ale (ipa)  (16oz) 6.25
Terra Incognita boulevard/sierra nevada, kansas city, mo, tasting notes: cocoa, rye, oak, earth, ultra-dry, barrel-aged imperial brown ale (6oz) 9.75(750ml) 33.00
Harwood Brown Porter beer here, koge, denmark, tasing notes: milk chocolate, pumpernickel bread, white grape, rich and creamy, imperial porter  (6oz) 8.25
Serpent's Stout the lost abbey, san marcos, ca, tasting notes: burnt caramel, unsweetened chocolate, overextracted, espresso, alcohol, imperial stout  (6oz) 5.25
Yeti great divide, denver, co, tasting notes: cocoa, ash, milk chocolate, burnt toast, pine, imperial stout  (6oz) 5.25
2011 Arctic Devil midnight sun, anchorage, ak, tasting notes: butter toffee, salted plums, brandy, vanilla, surprisingly easy to drink given the abv, barrel-aged barleywine  (6oz) 11.75


Beer By The Bottle

Pale-Golden Lagers


Original Premium Lager weihenstephan, freising, germany, tasting notes: honey, wheat bread, hay, munchener helles   6.00
P1 Radio mikkerller, copenhegen, denmark, tasing notes: cilantro, grain, grass, grapefruit, lemon grass, pilsner   13.50
Christoffel sint christoffel, roermond, netherlands, tasing notes: passion fruit, earth, spice, dry-hopped lager   11.00

Amber-Black Lagers

Althairisch Dunkel ayinger, aying, germany, tasing notes: brown sugar, plum, bread, munchener dunkel  (500ml) 10.50
Hot Rocks port, san marcos, ca, tasing notes: bread, spice, roast, peach, dark lager  (22oz) 13.00
Korbinian weithenstephan, freising, germany, tasting notes: a rich, maly, lightly sweet doppelbock full dark fruit flavor, doppelbock  (500ml) 9.50
Celebrator ayinger, aying, germany, tasing notes: chocolate, prune, caramel, brown sugar, doppelbock  (330ml) 10.50

Wheat Ales

Hitachino Nest White Ale kiuchi ibaraki, japan tasing notes: nutmeg, orange flesh, coriander, witbier  (330ml) 14.00
Blanche De Chambly unibroue, chambly, canada tasing notes: banana, orange peel, coriander, lime, witbier  (11.5oz) 27.00
Pure Wit upright, portland, or, tasing notes: dry, light in body and very easy drinking; mellow spice character, witbier  (750ml) 27.00
St. Bretta (Summer) crooked stave, denver, co, tasing notes: very dry, with restrained citrus (lemon zest); light in body, 100% brettanomyces witbier  (375ml) 20.00
Hello Weisse hopf, miesbach, germany, tasing notes: banana, stone fruit, clove, hefeweizen  (500ml) 11.25
Hefe Weissbier weihenstephaner, freising, germany, tasing notes: banana, vanilla, warm spices, hafeweizen  (330ml) 6.00
Hefeweissbier Dunkel weihenstephner, freising, germany, tasing notes: like liquid banana bread: banana, brown sugar, nuts, bread, dunkelweizen  (500ml) 9.75
Weisser Bock hopf, miesbach, germany, tasing notes: juicy fruit gum, alcohol, grain, weizenbock  (500ml) 12.25
Aventinus schneider, kelheim, germany, tastin notes: banana bread, raisin, clove, weizenbock  (500ml) 12.00

Bitters, Pale Ales, Kolsch, IPA's & DIPA's

Mission Blonde mission, san diego, ca, tasting notes: grass, pepper, grain, apple, kolsch  (12oz) 6.25
Reissdorf Kolsch reissdorf, cologne, germany, tasing notes: sweet malt, grass, white bread, kolsch  (500ml) 14.50
Landlord timothy taylor, keighley, england, tasing notes: caramel, red apple, earthy hops, pale ale  (500ml) 12.00
Double Barrel Ale (DBA) firestone walker, paso robles, ca, tasing notes: toast, caramel, oak flowers, pale ale  (12oz) 5.00
Extra Pale Ale almanc, san francisco, ca, tasing notes: canteloupe, lemongrass, grapefruit peel, pine, caramel, pale ale  (12oz) 7.75
Mazarin omnipollo, stockholm, sweden, tasing notes: mandarin orange, pine, pineapple, pale ale  (330ml) 17.75
Blue House Citra Pale Ale ei segundo brewing, ei segundo, ca, tasing notes: canned peaches in syrup, pineapple, grapefruit, pale ale  (22oz) 16.00
Brussels Calling de la senne, brussels, belgium, tasing notes: spicy and malty with notes of bread, lemon rind pepper, belgian pale ale  (330ml) 15.00
Islander IPA coranado brewing, coronado, ca, tasing notes: peach, pineapple, grapefruit peel, ipa (india pale ale)  (12oz) 6.75
Heal The Bay IPA golden road, los angeles, ca, tasing notes: orange juice, pine, grapefruit rind, passion fruit, pineapple, indian pale ale (ipa)  (16oz can) 9.75
Sculpin ballast poing, san diego, ca, tasing notes: peach, grapefruit, pine, pineapple, indian pale ale (ipa)  (12oz) 7.75
Alesmith IPA alessmith, san diego, ca, tasing notes: peach, pine, honey, grapefruit, indian pale ale (ipa)  (22oz) 17.50
Xx Bitters de ranke, dottignies, belgium, tasing notes: navel orange peel, minerals juniper, coriander, bubblegum, belgium ipa  (330ml) 13.25
Hoptologist knee deep, lincoin, ca, tasing notes: honey, caramel, grapefruit, stone fruit, double ipa  (22oz) 16.00
Double Wide boulevard, kansas city, mo, tasing notes: caramel, mandarin orange, pine, double ipa  (12oz) 9.00
2011 Burton Baton dogfish head, milton, de, tasing notes: the aggressive hop character of this beef fresh has faded; very malty, caramelly, double ipa with oak  (12oz) 14.50

Mild, Amber, Brown & Red Ales, Altbier

Sticke uerige, dusseldorf, germany tasing notes: caramel, raisin, earth, altbier  (330ml) 15.00
Hoppeditz freigeist, stolberg, germany, tasing notes: dry rye toast, grass, prune, sugar, altbier  (500ml) 16.75
Levitation stone, escondido, ca, tasting notes: citrus, caramel, pine, amber ale  (12oz) 5.75
Nut Brown Ale alesmith, san diego, ca, tasing notes: hazelnut, toffee, sesame, toast, brown ale  (22oz) 12.75
Get Up Offa That Brown golden road, los angeles, ca, tasing notes: vanilla, milk chocolate, burnt toast, brown ale  (16oz can) 7.00

Stouts & Porters

London Porter fuller's chiswich, england, tasing notes: chocolate yogurt, blackberry jam, coffee with sugar, porter  (330ml) 6.00
Morke Pumpernickel Porter beer here, koge, denmark, tasing notes: complex, roasty and slightly sweet, this is designed to taste like pumpernickel bread, porter  (500ml) 19.75
Dark Depths Baltic IPA samuel adams, boston, ma, tasing notes: blackberry seed, dark chocolate, raisin, baltic porter  (22oz) 15.00
Gonzo flying dog, frederick, md, tasing notes: licorice, chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, imperial porter  (12oz) 6.75
Obsidian deschutes, bend, or, tasing notes: strong roast, wood, smoked, bittersweet chocolate, licorice, stout  (12oz) 5.25
Biere De Chocolat almanac (with dandelia chocolate), san francisco, ca, brewed with cacao nibs from our neighbors at dandelion! tasing notes: toast, chocolate, vanilla, stout with cacao nibs  (12oz) 8.25
Aphrodite dieu du cie!, montreal, canada, tasing notes: vanilla, chocolate syrup, cola, roast, stout with cacao nibs, vanilla  (11.5oz) 14.00
Idjit! dugges, landvetter, sweden, tasing notes: a big, rich imperial stout, licorice, coffee, sweetened chocolate, imperial stout  (500ml) 22.00
Dark Truth boulevard, kansas city, mo, tasting notes: licorice, assertive roast bitterness, dried plums, imperial stout  (12oz) 9.00
Parabola firestone walker, paso robles, ca, tasing notes: firestone's notes ar great: tobacco, bourbon, dark chocolate, chocolate, charred oak, bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout  (22oz) 34.00
2008 Bogedal #153 bogedal, vejile, denmark, tasing notes: licorico, chocolate, orange, dark ale with orange peels  (750ml) 40.00

Old Ales, Barleywines, Strong & Scotch Ales


Traquair House Ale traquair house, peeblesshire, scotland, tasing notes: caramel, red grape, licorice, scotch ale  (500ml) 16.00
2008 Xyauyu Barrel baladin, piozzo, italy, tasing notes: quite sweet and uncarbonated-honey, dulce de leche, vanilla, oak, dried fruit, barrel-aged barley wine  (500ml) 80.00

Belgian-Style Abbey & Strong Dark Ales


Pater 6 st. bernardus, watou, belgium, tasting notes: caramel, spice, banana, hazelnut, dubbel   13.75
Prior 8 st. bernardus, watou, belgium, tasing notes: raisin, brown sugar, plums, licorice, dubbel   14.75
Westmalle Dubbel wastmalle, malle, belgium, tasing notes: burnt sugar, date, bubblegum, dubbel   15.00
Westmalle Triple westmalle, malle, belgium, tasing notes: marzipan, gooseberries, minerals, tripel   15.00
Arend Triple de ryck, herzele, belgium, tasing notes: honey, perfume, orange, triple   12.00
Tripel Karmeliet bosteels, buggenhour, belgium, tasing notes: pear, honeydew, ginger, clove, jasmine, triple   15.25
Rochefort 8 br. rochfort, rochefort, belgium, tasing notes: blackberry bread, chocolate, smoke, belgian strong dark ale   15.00
Rochefort br. de rochefort, rochefort, belgium, tasing notes: dried dark fruit, plum, wine, belgian strong dark ale   15.75
Gaverhopka Extra t gaverhopke, stasegem-harelbeke, belgium, tasing notes: prune, wood, wine, belgian strong dark ale   14.50
Zearte Piet de la senne, brussels, belgium, tasing notes: ash, burnt toast, white peppercorn, vanilla, belgian strong dark ale   12.75

Farmhouse Ales

Stateside Saison stillwater, baltimore, md, tasing notes: a yeasty flavor profile is balanced by a big citrusy and floral hop charactor, saison  (330ml) 8.50
Saison De Dottignies de ranke, dottignies, belgium, tasing notes: a creamy, well-balanced saisaon with a long, aggressive lingerling hop bitterness, saison  (330ml) 13.00
Jack D'Or pretty things, cambridge, ma, tasing notes: lemon, grain, perfume, pepper, saison  (22oz) 21.00
Saison Dupont dupont, tourpes, belgium, tasing notes: white pepper, lemon, stone fruit, banana, grass, saison  (750ml) 23.00
Tank 7 boulevard, kansas city, mo, tasing notes: coriander, tangerine zest, pineapple, passion fruit, banana, pepper, saison  (12oz) 9.00
Sgt. Pepper cambridge brewing, cambridge, ma, tasing notes: banana, pear, citrus, honey, clove, lots of green and black pepercorn heat!, saison with peppercorns  (22oz) 20.00
Gavroche br. st. sylvestre, st, sylvestre, france, tasing notes: bread, caramel, wood, apple, biere de garde  (330ml) 13.00

Other Belgian-Style

Orval br. d'orval, villers-devant-orval, belgium, tasing notes: grass, grapefruit, lemon, brettanomyces, belgian pale ale with brettanomyces  (330ml) 14.00
Rayon Vert green frash, san diego, ca, tasting notes: orange peel, lemongrass, barnyard, belgian pale with brettanomyces  (12oz) 6.75
Duvel moortgat, greendonk-puurs, belgium, tasing notes: apple, pear, clove, earth, belgian strong pale ale  (330ml) 12.00
Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale de proefbrouwerij, lochristi-hijfte, belgium, tasing notes: peach, apricot, apple, golden raisin, brettanomyces, belgian strong pale ale  (330ml) 12.00
Gageleer de proefbrouwerij, lochristi-hijte, belg. tasing notes: anise, fennel, orange, myrrh, belgian strong pale ale with bog myrtle  (330ml) 12.00

Sour Beer

Geisterzug bayerischier bahnhof, leipzig, germany, tasing notes: lemon, herbs, stone fruit, gose with spruce needles  (750ml) 47.00
Goseator bayerischer bahnhof, leipzig, germany, tasing notes: fresh cut agave, watermelon rind, snap peas, lemon: lots of tequila charcter, imperial gose aged in tequila barrels,  (375ml) 21.00
Berliner Style Weisse bayerischer bahnhof, leipzig, germany, tasing notes: grain, lemon, yogurt, berliner weisse  (330ml) 13.75
Vieille crooked stave, denver, co, tasing notes: a lightly tart, dry-hopped, barrel-aged saison, lots going on!, sour saison  (375ml) 20.00
Surette crooked stave, denver, co, tasting notes: more sour than the vieille, this spends time in barrels with wild yeast and bacteria, sour saison  (375ml) 20.00
IO Saison jolly pumpkin, dexter, mi, tasting notes: flowers, hibiscus, coriander, brine; lightly sour, sour saison  (750ml) 39.00
Rodenbach Ale rodenback, roeselare, belgium, tasing notes: blackberries, red wine, cherry, balsamic vinegar, flanders red  (330ml) 9.00
Rodenbach Grand Cru rodenbach, roeselare, belgium, tasing notes: red wine, cherries, wood, vinegar, more sour and complex than regular rodenbach, flanders red  (750ml) 28.00
Zwet. Be drie fonteinen, beersel, belgium, tasting notes: cocoa power, espresso, lactic acid, wine, sour porter  (330ml) 16.75
Madrugada Obscura jolly pumpkin, dexter, mi, tasing notes: cranberry, yourt, strawberry, chocolate, sour stout  (750ml) 37.00
Winter Sour br. trois dames, sainte-croix, switzerland, tasing notes: apple, peach, orange peel, sour ale  (750ml) 41.00
Farmer's Reserve #3 almanac, san francisco, ca, tasing notes: moderately sour sour and dry with booming and complex fruit flavor, sour ale with strawberries, nectarines  (375ml) 37.00
Farmer's Reserve #4 almanac, san francisco, ca, tasing notes: moderately sour with a lot of well-integrated buddha's hand and lemon peel flavor, sour ale with citrus  (375ml) 37.00
Oude Kriek oud beersel, beersel, belgium, tasing notes: tart and dry with a cleam lactic sourness and a ton of cherry and oak flavor, cherry lambic  (375ml) 25.00
Rose De Gambrinus cantillon, brussels, belgium, tasing notes: very sour with a booming raspberry-driven flavor profile, a classic!, raspberry lambic  (375ml) 28.00
Oude Geuze Golden Blend drie fonteinen, beersel, belgium, tasting notes: wood, barnyard, lemon, peach, minerals, gueuze  (375ml) 42.00

Fruit Beer

Ephemere Apple unibroue, chambly, canada, tasting notes: green apple jolly rancher candy, buddlegum, calcium, wheat, wheat beer with apple  (12oz) 9.00
Midas Touch dogfish head, milton, de, tasting notes: mead, spices, white grape juice, strong ale with muscat grape, honey  (12oz) 9.50
Boysenbeery invercargill, invercargill, new zealand, tasing notes: not-too-sweet blackberry jam, wheat ale with boysenberries  (330ml) 13.25

Smoked Beers


Helles Lagerbier aecht schlenkerla, bamberg, germany, tasting notes: grain, smoked meat, wood, smoked helles   13.00
Ur-Bock aecht schlenkerla, bamberg, germany, tasting notes: heavity smoky with a dense body, liquid bacon, rauchbier   14.75

Gluten-Free Beers

Omission Pale Ale widmer, portland, or, tasting notes: caramel, treacle, citrus, pine, gluten free pale ale  (12oz) 5.25

Non-Alcoholic Beers

Alkohlfrei erdinger weissbrau, erding, germ, tasting notes: banana, honey, grain, lemon, non-alcoholic hefeweizen  (330ml) 6.00

Large-Format Bottles


2009 Hitachino Commemorative kiuchi brewery, ibaraki, japan, tasting notes: sweet tarts, mango, baking spices, blood orange, strawberry jam, caramel, eisbock   95.00
2011 Ondineke Tripel de glazen toren, erpe-mere, belgium, tasting notes: apricot, peach, funk, abbey tripel   64.00
2011 Cuvee Angelique de glazen toren, erpe-mere, belgium, tasting notes: plum, spice, blueberry, belgian strong dark ale   64.00


(6oz) / (750ml)

Clos Normand duche de longueville, anneville-sur-scie, france, tasing notes: funky and slightly sweet: baked apple, overripe, pear, cider  10.00 34.00
2011 Cidre Bouche Brut De Normandie etienne dupont, victot-pontfol, france, tasting notes: dry, highly carbonated, tart, and full or barnyardy funk  8.75 30.00


Madras Carrot Blossom heidrun meadery, arcata, ca, tasting notes: dry and complex with a balancing bitterness, drinkable, satisfying and exciting!, mead (6oz) 13.50(750ml) 46.00


Wines By The Glass


NV Mary Elke Brut north coast, ca. crisp with notes of green apple, chardonnay & pinot noir   10.50


2011 Giornata Vermentino wild horse, paso robles, ca. stone fruit, flint, vermentino   10.50
2011 Handley Pinot Gris alexander vally, ca. memorable mouthfeel and balance; this wine is all about texture, pinot gris   10.50
2011 Broadside Chardonnay edna valley, arroyo grande, ca. stone fruit & lemon peel on the nose, zippy & minerally on palate, chardonnay   10.75

Orange & Rose

2012 J.K. Carriere Glass Wv White Pinot Noir willamette vally, or. lemon, lychee, honeysuckle, bougainvillea and musk; ferocious acidity, pinot noir   13.50


Edmunds St. John Gamay "Bone Jolly" ei dorado country, ca. bright wild strawberry fruit, with a crunchy, almost vitamin-c like quality on the palate, gamay noir   10.50
2011 Klee Pinot Noir willamette valley, or. light, red cherry, lower, pinot noir   14.50
2011 Natural Processes Alliance Red Wine Blend mendocino, ca. unfiltered, floral, mineral, field blend   14.00
2011 Madigan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon napa valley, ca. plummy fruit, with subtle savory / herbal / ceder notes, cabernet sauvignon   11.00
2010 Dashe Zinfandel dry creek valley, sonoma country, ca. soft tannins & a rich & round mouthefeel, raspberry jam & cedar on the nose. zinfandel   11.75


The Abbot's Cellar
742 Valencia St
Btwn 18th & 19th St
(415) 626-8700
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