In case you’re looking for a more intimate spot for a tête-à-tête instead of your usual café, you may want to check out the new NOB HILL CLUB at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco. The ground-floor space was previously the Club Lounge for the hotel, and is now a restaurant, bar, grab-and-go spot, and club lounge. There’s a breakfast buffet ($24-$28) and an à la carte all-day dining menu, plus coffee service, and wine and cocktails too. It’s a handsome space, with wood floors, Italian chandeliers, and white oak, rosewood, and mahogany chairs and couches. You’ll find banquette seating in the dining room, an intimate bar, and a semi-private dining area that can seat up to 14. Hours: Tue-Sun breakfast 6:30am-11am, all-day dining 11am-9pm. Sun-Mon breakfast 6:30am, lunch 11am-2:30pm. Bar 2pm-9pm. One Nob Hill at Mason, 415-392-3434.
The intimate dining area at the Nob Hill Club. Photo: Rien van Rijthoven.