Presto, Change-o: Verbena Is Now Reverb


Put a knife in it: the chicken amaranth waffle at Reverb. Photo by Carmen Troesser.

After naming a new chef last month, it looks like the former Verbena has also changed its name and look to go along with the new chef and menu. The restaurant is now called ~REVERB KITCHEN & BAR~ and is intended to be a more approachable, neighborhood spot.

The menu hits all the current SF marks, with dishes like caramelized heirloom carrots, grilled octopus with gigante beans and romesco sauce, a kale salad, and a burger. They are also serving brunch on weekends—check out the brunch menu here.

The beverages are also intended to be more approachable, with a wine list focused on small producers. The cocktail menu offers craft cocktails like the Clearer Conscience (gin, cucumber, housemade thyme-galangal syrup, and dry vermouth) and Tikal (mezcal, tequila blanco, pineapple, celery, quinquina, dry sherry, and lemon), along with classics like the Martinez and the Negroni. There are special brunch cocktails as well, including a Bloody Mary and Angostura fizz. Hours are daily for dinner 5:30pm-10pm and brunch Sat-Sun 10am-2:30pm. 2323 Polk St. at Union.