In a progressive urban neighborhood of San Francisco’s SOMA where night clubs sit next to reclaimed warehouse spaces, Bar Agricole is a refreshing oasis of modern style and taste. From the moment you approach Bar Agricole, the impact of its design and function and sleek architectural elegance sets the tone for a memorable evening – even before you taste a bite or savor a single drop. Indeed, the green design community accolades for the Aidlin-Darling design are numerous – LEED certified, named 2010 Best Sustainable Structure from California Home+Design Magazine, and countless other impressive industry nods.
Beginning with the cocktail styling of Thad Vogler and Eric Johnson, Bar Agricole understands the power of ceremony and presentation. The drinks masters behind the stunning bar treat each cocktail with care and respect, beginning with hand-cut ice cubes and progressing to carefully chosen distinctive liquors. Be sure you try Napa Valley’s own Charbay clear vodka, an exceptionally smooth, hand-crafted drink that makes other players in the field pale in comparison.
As you sip your cocktails, don’t forget to glance upward to the breathtaking blown glass light fixtures with thousands of luminous glass tubes by Nikolas Weinstein Studios.
The changing menu at Bar Agricole is beautifully prepared under the supervision of Executive Chef Brandon Jew. Working with local farmers, the menu is at once rustic and artful with game and seafood dishes in addition to traditional roasted meats and vegetarian options. Try the wood-roasted eggplant with sweet 100 tomatoes, mascarpone and basil – delicious.
The wine list by Mark Ellenbogen is carefully cultivated, with selections designed to complement menu flavors. To enhance pasta and rabbit dishes, try the 2008 Nuit d’Iverne Cabernet Franc.
355 Eleventh Street, San Francisco, CA