Was thrilled to learn the chef for the upcoming ~COMSTOCK SALOON~ is Carlo Espinas, whom some of you may recognize from Piccino, Bar Jules, and currently Camino. I spoke with co-owner Jeff Hollinger, who said the menu will focus on some classic San Francisco saloon-apropos fare, like a pot pie, pickled items (vegetables, eggs), a variety of seafood cocktails (crab, oysters), and good bar snacks (he’s currently working on some fried favas—you know the kitchen crew is gonna love that, not). The dining room is shaping up to be larger than originally thought, with around 80-90 seats total. Look for an upcoming hardhat column with all the details on the space and build-out. They are currently pushing for mid-April.
Exterior photo by Daisy Chow.