It's been three long years since the first reports arrived about Café Des Amis (which was once going to be called Vache). Bacchus Management Group's new Cow Hollow French brasserie and bar feels like San Francisco's answer to Balthazar, and it's finally opening for dinner tomorrow. There were some structural problems with the building, you see, and just as the landlord fixed those the recession hit, and, well, there you have it. Flash forward to 2010, and they spared no expense with the build-out, which features a 25-foot solid zinc bar made in Paris, a limestone hearth, a coffered ceiling, a large crystal chandelier, working gas lamps, sleek black-painted wood paneling, and velvet-upholstered walls throughout the space. We'll have some photos to share shortly, but first, feast your eyes on the full menu from executive chef Ed Carew, chef/partner Gordon Drysdale, and chef de cuisine Justin Deering (formerly of Conduit).
Also, scroll down for the wine list and cocktail program by Spruce bar manager Brandon Clements.
Menus subject to change. Click to enlarge.
Café Des Amis - 2000 Union Street at Buchanan - 415.563.7700 - Open for dinner only for the first two weeks, 5 to 11 p.m., with late-night service Thursday to Saturday, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. - The restaurant will eventually be open all day, starting with breakfast at 8 a.m.
Earlier: A First Peek at Café Des Amis, El Paseo Delayed Until Fall, and More [Grub Street]