Photo by Misha Vladimirskiy.
Here are some more details on ~THE BRIXTON~, which just opened in Cow Hollow. It has 135 seats, with a menu of homey American fare like pretzel twists with Fresno chile and cheddar cheese dip ($6); grilled flatbread pizza ($11); main-dish salads like grilled steak with warm fingerling potatoes, green beans, and bacon ($14); classic sandwiches like a French dip with smoked Gouda and beef jus ($12); a Prather Ranch burger ($13); and a roasted half chicken with chicken sausage-cornbread stuffing ($18). For dessert, there’s the exclusive Humphry Slocombe maple-bourbon ice cream studded with gingersnap cookie crumbles ($5).
When weekend brunch launches next month, there will be poached pear-stuffed French toast ($8), a Monte Cristo sandwich ($12), and The Brixton Benedict with pulled pork and salsa verde ($13). The menu was put together by consulting executive chef Michelle Mah (Midi, Ponzu) and chef de cuisine Jon Hara, who will serve as executive chef once the kitchen operations are dialed. The same menu is served all day, along with 13 different craft cocktails, brews (10 on tap, 10 by the bottle), and 40 different bottles of wine.
Partners in the venture are Andy Wasserman (Otis Lounge), Hugo Gamboa (Mas Sake), and Adam Snyder (Taverna Aventine, The Ambassador). As for the name, it’s after The Brixton Academy, a rock music venue in South London. Designer Chris Stokes (Woodhouse Fish Company, Fraiche) incorporated a variety of both new finishes and vintage materials to bring a modern rock-and-roll vibe to the 4,200-square-foot space, like a black-and-white tapestry-print velvet wallpaper designed by Shepard Fairey, a cracked paint ceiling, and a black crystal chandelier. There are also brown leather booths and banquettes, and dark oak flooring.
The Brixton is closed to the general public this evening due to the private opening party, but will be open starting with lunch on Wednesday at 11am, and will be open late into the night (until 1am). 2140 Union St. at Webster, 415-409-1114.