The Woodward's Garden Ladies Return with Gardenias, Coming to Lower Pac Heights


The future home of Gardenias. Photo: ©

Some very exciting news hit the ABC wires this week: chefs and co-owners Margie Conard and Dana Tommasino of the (sadly closed) Woodward’s Garden have found a new nest to land in. If all goes as planned with escrow and the ABC license transfer, they are taking over the Roostertail space in Lower Pacific Heights (or as my friend Vas at Zinc Details likes to call it, LoPa) and will be opening ~GARDENIAS~ in its place. (So, the garden theme will continue…)

The ladies are beyond thrilled with how it worked out—it’s a sweet space that was renovated just about four years ago, with a spacious kitchen and back patio. The size is just right. (A personal shout-out to Steven “Stu” Gerry of Zephyr for helping them secure it.) And if the timing goddesses are with them, Gardenias should be opening in early July. Looking forward to some updates very soon. 1963 Sutter St. at Fillmore.