Paragon Restaurant and Bar
Craft Beers | Specialty Cocktails | Eclectic-Industrial Decor | Casual Cuisine With a Twist
Cocktail: white-peach sazerac
Appetizer: rosemary-laced Paragon mac ‘n’ cheese
Salad: the little gem lettuce salad, with pomegranates and shallots
Entree: flat-iron steak with escarole, bacon, root vegetable hash, and Bordelaise
Dessert: chocolate mousse cake with salted caramel and chocolate salt
When to Visit: On hump day, if you like barbeque. Baby back ribs, chickens, and pulled pork star in BBQ Wednesday meals, along with sides such as ham hock collard greens, beer baked beans with bacon, and brown butter cornbread.
Where to Sit
If you're feeling nosy: pop a squat near a window and people-watch
If you're feeling social: have a seat at the long, communal table
If you're feeling outdoorsy: step through the roll-up garage door and take a seat on the patio, or sit next to the door to enjoy the breeze while inside.
If you're feeling shy: Book a private event in one of the cordoned-off dining rooms.
“The mac ‘n’ cheese’s crust is crunchy and salty, the sauce tangy and fragrant with rosemary. This small ramekin . . . is big on flavor and is rich enough that it's actually the perfect serving size.” — 7x7
“Paragon Restaurant serves bar food near San Francisco's AT&T Park, but don't expect to find it offering the standard soft pretzel with mustard. Instead, Paragon chef Spencer O'Meara serves a house-made soft rye-flour pretzel with caraway seeds with a Mt. Tam cheese and pale-ale dipping sauce. . . . [It’s] high-quality pub food.” — Wall Street Journal
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Work up an appetite by bowling at the lounge-style Lucky Strike (200 King Street), located a block down Townsend St.
After: Walk one block to catch a Giants game at AT&T Park. On home-game days, Paragon opens half an hour early.