In Cow Hollow, the former Nettie’s Crab Shack is getting ready to reopen as PALM HOUSE on Wednesday May 21st. The project comes from Anderson Pugash (Bergerac), Bruce McDonald (Bergerac, Foreign Cinema), Benson Wang, and Gayle Pirie (Foreign Cinema), and is a tropical-inspired bar and restaurant, with a seasonal California influence.
We’ll be running photos and a more in-depth look at the whole project in next week’s newsletter, but for today we’ve got a first look at the menu. Pirie worked on the menu with Lea Walker (Foreign Cinema), and will be running the kitchen at Palm House. It includes many influences from warmer regions of the world, including places like Cuba, Brazil, Indonesia, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. You’ll find snacks like the fried jalapeños with smoked guava salt ($6.50) or Calypso chicken wings with Thai-style chile sauce ($7.50), as well as entrées that include lots of seafood, including a West Indian jerk grilled mahimahi ($23) or kalua duck tacos with pineapple salsa and pickled cabbage.
Anthony Parks (of Bergerac and Audio) is heading up the bar, with plenty of fun and refreshing tropical flavors. Look for classics like mai tais and margaritas, along with punch bowls for groups. They’ve even installed a slushy machine to make blended drinks.
As for the historic space, we’ll be running more details with pics next week, but a few details to note are that there will be outdoor seating under a Victorian-style pergola, as well as a relaxing, tropically inspired vibe inside. Once they open, hours will be dinner Wed-Sun 5pm-12am and brunch Sat-Sun 10am-2pm. 2032 Union St. at Buchanan, 415-400-4355.
The patio at Palm House, still a work in progress. Photo from Facebook.