St. Vincent (the restaurant, not the band) coming soon

Oh, and it’s all thanks to David Lynch (the sommelier, not the filmmaker). Eater SF reports:

Today there’s more to share on the late Spring advent of St. Vincent. To begin with, chef Bill Niles—who, you’ll recall, comes from Bar Tartine—says he’s nailing down the specifics of a “simple, seasonal, yet modern and creative” approach to wine tavern food. Since the concept is the love child of sommelier David Lynch, wine will be of equal if not greater focus than the food. Niles menu will play into that with French, Italian and British influences, and he worked in the Philadelphia area before moving to San Francisco, so a take on the classic Philly-style pretzel will definitely available. Other items mentioned: a beef shank filled with “deviled” marrow that’s whipped with foie, a mixed roast plate of aged lamb cuts, and a seasonal take on the classic British dessert, spotted dick. Also: an in-house bread program.

Ooh, I like takes on classic pretzels. Read on.

11 Responses to “St. Vincent (the restaurant, not the band) coming soon”

  1. J-Lub says:

    Wine tavern?

    • suckerpunch says:

      What do you get when you combine the chef from Bar Tartine and a sommelier?

      Stuff like a “wine tavern”.


  2. Haz Been says:

    Reason #106 Why I don’t live in the Mission: Valencia wine bars per capita than Chesnut Street. Fact.

    • MrEricSir says:

      Isn’t there only one wine bar on Valencia currently?

      • Haz Been says:

        Depends on your definition…let’s use Yelp’s categorization:

        Mission Cheese
        Pauline’s Wine Bar
        Bar Tartine (yes, it’s a wine bar)

        Sure these places mostly serve food as well, but point is the Mission is for yipsters pretending to be hipsters, pretending to be broke. Oh, and the homies on 24th who still keep it Gangsta.

        • MrEricSir says:

          Yelp’s definition of “wine bar” is so liberal, even that Thai joint out by Ocean Beach that charges $5 for a bottle of Charles Shaw could be a wine bar.

    • Sweet T says:

      Reason #1 why you don’t live in the mission: You’re a judgmental prick who hates when other people are having fun?

  3. MrEricSir says:

    Wine? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

  4. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    a “wine tavern”?!



  5. JT Snowball says:

    Heart before it was pretty neat. Lots of interesting wine by the glass, but their service was terrible and indifferent.

    Any place that serves interesting small plates with good wine deserves a little love.

  6. Drink says:

    Lolo is the only wine bar in the Mission. B3 closed? This will be a great addition! Heart was way too pretentious. What we need is more moderately priced and casual Bar Tartines. Quince/Cotogna pedigree is long overdue in crafting a Mission spot. Gentrify not occupy!