Restaurant Review: San Francisco, California

20 Spot


Burrata and arugula salad

Off Valencia Street in the Mission District, this wine-forward hangout is not quite a restaurant, not exactly a bar. On any given night, it’s filled with a mix of wandering tourists, millennials and industry locals who wish they’d come up with the idea first. A dimly lit backdrop of figurines, unicorn wines and sabered bottles lines the bar. The music is strictly vinyl, an homage to the record store that once occupied the space, and it’s chosen by owner Bodhi Freedom or whomever else is working that night. Such ambiance plays a supporting role to a rotating cast of crisp, chilled rieslings and new-wave California wines that have made this place such a vaunted locale—one that’s known to have closed the book on where to find the best deviled eggs in the city.

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