Bar Crenn Opening Next to Atelier Crenn in February


The exterior of Cellar Door. Yelp photo by Kamran S.

Things are getting closer for Dominique Crenn’s new wine bar project, ~BAR CRENN~, which is slated to open in the former Cellar Door in Cow Hollow on February 20th. In a post on Instagram, she shared that “wine director Matt Montrose has amassed a collection of the great wines of France and beyond that channel their shared philosophy of environmental responsibility, where vignerons and domaines are showcased that prioritize traditional methods of viticulture as well as careful and thoughtful stewardship of the land. A rotating collection of wines are available by the glass as well as a more developed bottle list of some remarkable producers of world-class wine.” There will also be some low-ABV cocktails, along with “old-style French apéritifs,” which will integrate some NorCal ingredients and style.

Now, as for the snacky section, here’s where it gets interesting. Crenn states the food will be an homage to French classics, and in a move à la In Situ, the menu will be featuring dishes made from recipes provided by famous chefs and restaurants, including Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy, Yannick Alléno, Pierre Sang, and many other top-rated chefs. Her team will also be working on some of their own variations of French classics. 3131 Fillmore St. at Greenwich.

One more note: ~ATELIER CRENN~ has closed until January 24th—they will reopen that Wednesday. She also has chef Julien Royer of Odette Restaurant, Singapore, visiting and cooking a collaborative dinner with her on February 12th.