I’ve been posting updates as each floor of the ONE65 building has opened with a new experience: ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique, ONE65 Bistro & Grill, Elements at ONE65, and now the final and fine dining concept has opened on the fifth and sixth floors: O’ by Claude Le Tohic.
The O’ from O’Farrell reminded Le Tohic of the French word “eau,” meaning water. He was inspired to base a refined culinary concept and menu on the elements of water, fire, and earth. There is a 10-course tasting menu at $250 per person, as well as a 10-course vegetarian menu, with two wine pairing options by wine director Vincent Morrow. The experience is meant to be luxurious but not pretentious, with some tableside preparations, and carts galore (including cheese and dessert carts, featuring artisan French and local cheeses and mignardises). Le Tohic plans to offer an à la carte menu in time as well.
The space was designed by Le Tohic and D-Scheme Studio, which integrates artwork from photographer and artist Christian Andrade embedded in the walls and as part of the architecture.
On the sixth floor, there is a spacious chef’s table for eight guests, with a view of O’s state-of-the-art kitchen. There are two additional private dining rooms on the sixth floor: the Cherrywood Room (up to 20 guests) and The Moss Room can accommodate up to six guests. Open Tue-Sat for dinner service, starting at 5:30pm. 165 O’Farrell St. at Powell, 415-814-8888.
The sign when you enter O’ by Claude Le Tohic. Photo: © tablehopper.com.