Grab a Bite Before the Show
Perfect Pre-Theater Restaurants in San Francisco
Make a night at the theater extra special with a pre-show dinner at any one of these Kimpton Restaurants: Grand Café , Kuleto's Italian Restaurant , Ponzu , Postrio and Scala's Bistro . Theater-goers in the mood for Italian, French, California Cuisine or Asian can dine at these restaurants located in San Francisco's Theater District:
Grand Café is a French-California brasserie set in an architecturally restored, turn-of-the-century ballroom. The café is abundant with touches of art nouveau and deco, and an exciting collection of newly commissioned art. Original murals, fanciful sculpture, decorative art, and faux finishes are the result of collaboration with a variety of local artists. The adjoining Petite Café offers an additional array of delights. Grand Café features contemporary French cuisine influenced by wonderful local ingredients, featuring fresh seafood, roasted meats, and theatrical desserts. Petite Café features small dishes, hearty sandwiches, and pizzas from the wood-burning oven and wood-fired grill. Grand Café is located at 501 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. For more information or to make reservations, call (415) 292-0101.
Kuleto's Italian Restaurant
Kuleto's Italian Restaurant is a combination of old San Francisco aura, Italian conviviality, and contemporary vitality. The menu features contemporary Italian cuisine with a concentration on California's bounty of fresh ingredients. Kuleto's Italian Restaurant is located at 221 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. For more information or to make reservations or, call (415) 397-7720.
Ponzu's free-flowing dining room and cocktail lounge is an experience that envelops its guests in a fantasy environment where light effects are part of the décor. The focal point is a vast curvy bar backed by three large tanks of tropical fish. Elevated dining areas are intimate, yet provide view of central bar area. Ponzu features modern Asian cuisine with a selection of small and large plates based on tastes and techniques drawn from Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and Chinese traditions presented in contemporary California style. Ponzu is located at 401 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. For more information or to make reservations, call (415) 775-7979.
Postrio's fabulously new interpretations of classic San Francisco dishes intermingled with the contemporary American design of the restaurant, modern art, and dramatic, unusual lighting create a virtual soiree for the senses. The meals are as deserving of artistic kudos as the Rauschenburgs, Rosenquists, and Chihulys hanging on the walls. Postrio features California cuisine with Asian and Mediterranean influences, with an emphasis on Bay Area produce and ingredients. Postrio is located at 545 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. For more information or to make reservations, call (415) 776-7825.
Scala's offers an Old World café atmosphere with comfortable, yet elegant, ambiance; not formal. Scala's Bistro features regional Italian/Country French dishes, emphasizing the freshest seasonal ingredients from local gardens, farmers' markets, and artisans.
Scala's Bistro is located at 432 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. For more information or to make reservations, call (415) 395-8555.