The future home of Gardenias. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Curious what’s in store at the upcoming ~GARDENIAS~? This new Lower Pac Heights restaurant from Margie Conard and Dana Tommasino (previously Woodward’s Garden) in the former Roostertail space is due to open in mid-July, and here’s a little more about their plans. Dinner will be served six nights a week, and weekend brunch (and possibly even lunch!) will follow later on. For those of you who enjoyed some of their past special events, with talent like Rebecca Solnit and Cheryl Strayed, those kinds of special evenings will continue!
While the ladies adore and pay homage to seasonal California produce, they are also going to be putting that mega rotisserie to work, with birds, pork, fish, and even whole herb-stuffed goat and lamb—all served with meze-style side dishes. They are going to be offering small plates as well as traditional entrées, so you can come by for a casual bite or a full sit-down experience. Now that they have more space, they’ll be doing wines on tap and plan to work with wineries to make their own Gardenias blends. Just imagine yourself on the back patio, enjoying a glass of rosé and some seasonal dishes….yup, it’s where you’ll want to be. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear a firm opening date. 1963 Sutter St. at Fillmore.