Description from Patricia Unterman's Food Lovers Guide: "The space revels in urbanity, inside and out. Edward Hopper could have painted the nocturnal city landscape surrounding it, and if the lace curtains had been pulled from the street-level windows, he would have been drawn to the stark, somehow thrilling interior. The kitchen takes up half of the original dining room and is almost completely exposed. The lighting is low except for the illuminated kitchen a few feet away; the ventilation hums; cooking smoke gets caught in the light; the air is heavy. Everyone becomes a film noir character. Then, in the midst of these cramped, evocative quarters with the romantic overtones of an E. L. Doctorow novel, comes the most luminous food and drink. The juxtaposition is stunning."
- The Restaurant Writes...
Our Restaurant is located at the site of the original
Woodward’s Gardens, San Francisco’s first amusement park, open from 1866 to 1891. We love that our restaurant is connected to such a sweet part of this city’s past. We like to think that our food also reflects a slower time as it is both ardently seasonal and locally sourced.
Our garden opened under a freeway in 1992 and was one of the first of its kind to establish itself in San Francisco’s unlikely Mission District — now a thriving destination. A tiny jewel box, Woodward’s Garden has been likened by many friends and customers favorite neighborhood bistros in Paris.
We love the idea - Dana Tommasino & Margie Conard
- Contact Margie Conard at (415) 621-7122