A report by Dana Massey-Todd. Divisadero has a new spot for a casual glass of wine and a snack. WINE KITCHEN opened January 10th and is now serving its full menu, with a wide selection of international wines (you can check out a PDF of both here). Co-owners and chefs Gregory Faucette and Jason Limburg have worked at Bar Tartine, Commonwealth, and Spruce before starting their own place, so the food should be worth looking out for. The spot is casual and not heavy on design elements; it kind of feels like you’re hanging out at a friend’s place, right down to the Ikea-esque leather couch. There are some nice air plants in wooden frames in the front of the space, and the candlelight makes for a warm, cozy vibe (and a good “let’s meet up for the first time” kind of spot).
There are more than forty wines on the list, including four on tap, plus beer, tea, and soda. The prices are pretty reasonable compared with some of the other wine bars around, though the lowest you’ll see by the glass is $9. In the food department, you’ll find improved bar food, like pulled pork belly sliders with chicken skin and cucumber, boquerones on toast, and sweetbreads with hot sauce and ranch. The bar is open Mon-Sat 4:30pm-11pm, and the kitchen is open Mon-Sat 5:30pm-10pm. 507 Divisadero St. at Fell, 415-525-3485.
The bar at Wine Kitchen. Photo: Dana Massey-Todd. © tablehopper.com.