What to Eat at Green Bar, Open This Week at Embarcadero Center

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There's hope for recovery yet, kids! In the somewhat quiet, recession-sad environs of Embarcadero Center comes a shiny new lunch option: Green Bar, which just opened its doors on the lobby level of Embarcadero Center 3. It's a daytime-only operation owned by Michael Majjar, the same guy who bought Fish & Farm in December, and who's also an owner of Crown Bar in West Hollywood. This opening strikes an optimistic note over at the four-building complex — where we heard figures late last year of 40% office vacancies and where there's still a big empty Chevy's that the building managers now say is being converted into office space for a law firm.

Green Bar chef Elicio Soto offers a rotating hot bar, organic salad bar, sandwiches, and there's a full catering service as well. To manage the catering, Majjar brought in Wanda Price and her entire staff from the recently closed Swiss Italia at 101 California.

Below, the full menu:

Specialty Sandwiches
Dill Havarti with spinach, Roma Tomato, and light pesto sauce $6.50
Creamy Brie with sun dried tomato, sprouts, and sliced apple $6.50
Fresh Mozzarella with tomato and basil, and a vinaigrette dressing on ciabatta roll $6.50
Crunchy Peanut Butter with jam and banana on 9 grain $5.75
Tuna Melt with sharp cheddar and tomato $7.25
Ham and Brie with honey dijon on a rye baguette $6.75
BBQ Chicken with smoked gouda on seeded baguette $6.75
Spicy Chicken with roasted peppers on foccacia $7.75
Classic BLT $6.25
Chicken Pesto Salad with toasted walnuts and spring mix $6.75
Tri-Tip with *secret sauce* and grilled onions $7.25
Roast Turkey with avocado and bacon $6.75

--All sandwiches are served with homemade flavored tortilla chips.

Soups

Daily Meat and Vegetarian Selections $3.95

Caesar Salad $5.95
...with chicken $6.95
...with spicy chicken $7.95

Salad Bar $6.50/lb

Always fresh, we serve organic greens, and are proud to offer the largest salad bar in the area.

Daily Hot Bar Specials

Monday: Sea Bass w mussels
Linguine Pasta
Empress Chicken
Eggplant Parmeson
Mussels on Rice

Tuesday: Chicken Stroganoff
Shell Pasta & curry
Empress Chicken
Roasted Red Potatoes
Cheese Ravioli & tomato & caper

Wednesday: Fettuccine Pasta w. Shrimp
Lasagne Bolgnaise
Empress Chicken
Roasted Vegetables w. Rice
Vegetarian Roast

Thursday: Baked Sea Bass
Cheese Tortellini Alfredo
Empress Chicken
Roasted Red Potatoes
Vegetarian Rice

Friday: Veggie Lasagne
Italian Meatballs
Baked Talapia
Roasted Red Potatoes
Vegetarian Rice