A First Look at Red Dog, Now Open

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The main dining room at Red Dog. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.

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The bar at Red Dog. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.

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Red Dog’s private dining room. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.

A report by Dana Eastland. Remember when we told you about Lauren Kiino’s newest project, ~RED DOG~ last week? Well, as promised, here are some photos for your viewing pleasure, as well as some additional details.

Red Dog opened on Friday May 23rd, as a casual spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks and drinks at the bar. It’s a large space, with close proximity to both the Financial District and the ballpark, making it a perfect spot for groups after work or before a game. There is seating for 120 people in the dining room, including a private dining area that accommodates about 16 diners. The bar area seats an additional 20, and 25 will fit on the patio, eventually.

The space is spare and minimal, with large walls of windows, lots of exposed concrete, and a neutral color palette. Pops of red appear throughout, and fun gray tiles define the dining room. A wall separating the private dining area from the rest of the room incorporates glass and vases into the design, bringing some nice natural elements into the hard space. The bar is made of a light hickory, and suspended panels in the ceiling also have wood paneling and incorporate lighting. There is a television above the bar, which normally might feel strange, but with the casual feeling and proximity to the ballpark, it makes a little more sense.

We talked more about the food last week, but here’s a recap: they’re serving brunch, lunch, and dinner, and bar snacks are a strong emphasis. They’ll also be offering a daily happy hour from 3pm-6pm, with both food and drink specials. A full liquor license is coming this week, and here’s the cocktail list they’ll be serving once that happens. In the meantime, the beer and wine list is up and running (er, pouring).

Right now, hours are lunch Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, dinner daily 5pm-10pm, brunch Sat-Sun 10am-3pm, and happy hour daily 3pm-6pm. Breakfast will be added in a couple of weeks, Mon-Fri 8am-10:30am. They’re also still waiting on their patio furniture, but hopefully the patio will be set up and ready to go soon. 303 2nd St. at Harrison, 415-692-0211.