Introducing The Square, Coming to North Beach in March


Matt McNamara and Teague Moriarty at The Square. Photo by Alanna Hale via The Square.

Remember when we told you back in November that the Sons & Daughters team (Teague Moriarty and Matt McNamara) were taking over the former Bottle Cap location on Washington Square? Well, now some details have emerged about their plans for the space, as well as the name: ~THE SQUARE~ (website is under construction).

They want the new restaurant to be neighborhood-oriented and lively, much like when it was home to the Washington Square Bar & Grill back in the 1970s. To keep the scene communal and fun, the classic American menu will offer a variety of items, including bar snacks and large plates to share. Some possible menu items include pickles with bresaola, baby back ribs, chicken-fried quail, and a burger. Yup, it’ll be much more straightforward than S&D, but still using quality ingredients.

As for what’s happening at the bar, they’re developing a full list of cocktails, most of them takes on classic drinks (think twists on the the 7 ‘n’ 7 and French 75). The wine selection is being developed by Amy Racine, the beverage director at Sons & Daughters. She’s working on a 65-bottle wine list from California and Europe. As for beer, they want to offer a wide range, from low-end to higher, with both domestic and imported choices.

Right now, the aim is to open March 1st. The 3,000-square-foot space will offer seating for 90, and one-third of the restaurant will be saved for walk-ins each night. They’ve also got some great late-night hours: hours will be Wed-Sun 5pm-1am. (H/t to Scoop.) 1707 Powell St. at Union, 415-525-3579.