A Look at the Big 4, Opening Today (May 6th)


The new dining room at Big 4. Photo from Facebook.

All is well on Nob Hill, with the reopening of ~BIG 4~ at the newly renovated Scarlet Huntington Hotel. We broke the news last week about the new chef, Kevin Scott, whose menu will be in place May 23rd. For now, there is an interim menu you can take a look at here. Once the new menu launches, look for many of the previous menu staples but with new twists.

As for the dining room, fortunately the green leather banquettes remain, and look at that, they decided to keep the white tablecloths as well (small cheer over here). The bar, grand piano, and artifacts on the wood-paneled walls all remain in place, but you’ll notice refreshed things like a newly carpeted floor. The big change was really with the plumbing, so that’s why it was closed for some time.

The new cocktail menu (which is being served now) offers classic Big 4 cocktails, as well as some new ones. They speak to Nob Hill’s history, as well as the hotel’s railroad and mining history, with drinks like the Golden Spike (Sheep Dip Scotch, apricot liqueur, Licor 43). The three sparkling options by the glass make it an excellent spot for celebration. Many of the beloved bartenders and staff remain, including Ty himself. Here’s the menu.

For now, they’ll be open for breakfast and dinner daily from 6:30am-10:30am and 5:30pm-10pm, with lunch service coming later (yay again!). When that new menu launches on the 23rd, we’ll be sure to give you a peek too. Welcome back, Big 4!