The outdoor terrace. Photo by Blair Sneddon Photography.
One of three bars. Photo by Blair Sneddon Photography.
Due to open at 6pm this Friday October 15th is ~JONES~, a new rooftop restaurant, bar, and lounge (the entrance is to the right of the Gaylord Suites, through the towering wrought iron gates) brought to you by Peter Glikshtern (behind projects such as Public Works, Club Six, Mighty, and Som). You can order drinks on the 8,000-square-foot courtyard terrace complete with a blue steel bar, wind-deterring trees and landscaping, and indoor/outdoor table seating. Sounds like they’ve put the historic building through a dramatic reconstruction, making Jones into an urban oasis and glam after-work drink spot with room for 125.
In about a month or so, chef Ola Fendert of Oola will be adding small plates for happy hour, a full menu for dinner with dishes like beer-steamed mussels and pizza, and chocolate-stuffed French toast and chicken and waffles for Sunday brunch. Not only will the menu be local and seasonal with organically farmed meat and organic, fair-trade coffees and teas, but the space will have lots of eco-friendly details from “green” linens to solar energy and their own composting system in the works. Hours will eventually be Tue-Wed 4pm-11pm, Thu-Sun 4pm-2am, with brunch 11am-3pm, Sun only. 620 Jones St. at Geary, 415-614-9265.