New Service: Happy Hour at Cerf Club, Daytime at Verjus, Special Menus at Lord Stanley


One of the charming corners at Cerf Club’s stylish event space. Photo: ©


The (rotating) menu at Verjus. Photo: ©

Last month, I was invited to check out a preview party of ~CERF CLUB~, the beautiful new event space from Stag Dining in Polk Gulch, and now they’re hosting Après, a weekly wine bar on Fridays. Come by for natural wines, sick bites from chefs Jordan Grosser and Ted Fleury (like crispy Brussels sprouts with country ham XO sauce, Scotch olives, and smoked local seafood chowder), low-ABV cocktails, hang out in their stylish space, and listen to some good music. It’s just what your Friday needed. Fridays 4pm-10pm. 925 O’Farrell St. at Polk.

Have you been wanting to check out ~VERJUS~, the chic, new French-inspired restaurant and wine bar from Lindsay and Michael Tusk? Of course you have. And now it just got easier to score a table at this no-reservations hotspot since they are now open for lunch, and staying open continuously into dinner. Come by Tue-Wed 11:30am-10pm and Thu-Fri 11:30am-12am, or Sat 5pm-late (kitchen closes at 10pm).

Chef-owners Carrie and Rupert Blease at ~LORD STANLEY~ have decided to make their Sunday Supper a permanent thing on last Sundays (four courses for $65), and starting this week, they’ll be offering a $45 special menu every Tuesday through Thursday. It’s a three-course menu, featuring some of their favorite standbys (this week, it’s salt cod beignets with kimchi dip; roasted suckling pig with grilled pineapple, ginger, scallion, and pork jus; and malted sourdough ice cream with apple caramel and sweet apple granola for dessert). 2065 Polk St. at Broadway.