A report by Dana Eastland. As previously reported on tablehopper, Trish Tracey of Ramblas and Thirsty Bear has taken over the former Nombe location on Mission Street with her very own project, MYRIAD GASTRO PUB. It’s opening on Wednesday June 17th, serving internationally-inspired pub food. Tracey is all about warm hospitality and wants the menu to be interesting but approachable, so that everyone feels welcome and like they’ll find something to enjoy.
The space, which you may remember from the Nombe days, is made up of two long, narrow rooms, with a bar area on one side and a dining room on the other. The marble bar seats eight, and the bar area also offers tall bistro seating. In the front, burnt orange banquettes line the wall, and a booth for larger groups is tucked into an alcove of windows in front. Tracey worked with designer Jim Maxwell of Architects II (One Market, Gather, Lungomare, Tribune Tavern) on the space, and again the goal was to make it feel inviting, with a bit of an industrial eclectic style. The bar has some warm wood accents, and the kitchen is framed in a rich, moss green tile. The dining room space, on the other side, also has banquettes and a wall lined in a rich brown and floral wallpaper. There is an alcove booth on that side as well.
Tracey is serving as the executive chef, and the menu is full of fun global influences as well as classic American comfort food. The menu is divided into snacks, small plates, and large plates, for bar grazing or full meals. Snacks include deviled eggs with salsa verde, breakfast radish, and crispy shallot ($2 each), or housemade spiced potato chips ($5). Small plates include a BLT tomato soup served with bacon, croutons, herb aioli, and baby arugula ($8), a classic wedge salad ($9), or bone marrow with sherry demiglace, gremolata, and crostini ($11). As for larger dishes, any self-respecting gastropub needs a burger, and they’ve got one of grass-fed beef with Vella jack cheese on a brioche bun and fries ($15). There is also a roasted lamb sandwich ($14) and cochinita pibil pork stew with sour orange, red onion, and green chile tortillas ($19). You can take a peek at the full menu here.
As for the bar offerings, there is a selection of low-proof cocktails using sherry, beer, soju, and other spirits. Again, there’s a little something for everyone, like the light Cubano of Ron Copa Rica, lime, soda, and berries ($11) or the funkier Wayfarer with Cardamaro, amontillado sherry, Commandaria, and bitters ($12). The wine list is international, and includes five bubbly options by the bottle and three available by the glass, as well as a rosé and 15 each of reds and whites by the bottle and seven by the glass. There are six beers on tap, including Sculpin IPA, Drake’s Blonde Ale, and Anchor Flying Cloud Stout, and eight by the bottle. Check out the full drink list right here.
Myriad’s hours are Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm. Weekend brunch will be added in July. 2491 Mission St. at 21st St., 415-525-4335.
The bar at Myriad Gastro Pub. Photo: Dana Eastland © tablehopper.com.