Mandala Lounge takes its name from the Sanskrit word for circle, and in that spirit, it aims to create an experience that fully connects friends, signature cocktails, upscale ambiance, and live entertainment. Here, chicly dressed patrons congregate in the Asian-inspired lounge or on the heated outdoor patio, backed by decade-spanning spins from the rotating line-up of DJs or, in the case of a private party, the host?s own MP3 player or yodeling personal assistant. The cocktail list bears a similarly pan-Asian attitude?the Tokyo Decadence blends pear vodka, rose syrup, cranberry juice, and soda, and the Fit to be Thai?d sweetens palates with ginger vodka, saint germain, pomegranate liqueur, and muddled basil. Aside from cocktails, the bar tenders also pour a selection of single-malt scotches and Asian beers.
Fresh fare can be found at Nick's Rockaway, where diners seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free selections are also on the menu at Nick's Rockaway.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Nick's Rockaway — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Looking to host a party but don't have the space at home? You'll love the private room offered at Nick's Rockaway — just right for large and merry gatherings.
Nick's Rockaway offers an affordable happy hour.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Nick's Rockaway's wifi.
Dance the night away to Nick's Rockaway's live music.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Nick's Rockaway, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Store your car on the street or in a nearby lot at Nick's Rockaway.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Nick's Rockaway.
Nick's Rockaway accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Nick's Rockaway serves up all three meals.
In Focus: Val’s Restaurant and Lounge
In business since: 1950
Appetizer to try: deep-fried popcorn shrimp
Steak to try: oven-roasted Harris Ranch prime rib with au jus and horseradish
For something other than steak: a full rack of lamb
Where the meat and produce is grown: locally
For those inspired to sing after a good meal: There’s karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursday–Saturday.
Pisco Latin Lounge: A User's Guide
Peruvian Small Plates | Classic Pisco Punch | Extensive Wine List | Gluten-Free Menu
Ceviche a la peruana with hamachi and sweet-potato chips
Quinoa risotto balls with romesco salsa
Parrillada platter with churrasco, lamb lollipops, and pork belly
Pisco Punch with pineapple gomme and macerated pineapple
The Name: Pisco is a Peruvian grape brandy, popularized in San Francisco for its use in sweet punches.
The Chef: James Schenk’s mother is originally from Peru, and he draws on that culture to create menus at Pisco Latin Lounge and Destino, the larger restaurant next door.
Awards and Accolades
The nation’s first dedicated pisco bar, according to Examiner.com
Praised by Zagat for its “strong, innovative cocktails”
Named one of the Top 10 Lounge Restaurants in the city by Gayot
Churrascaria: Brazilian-style barbecuing where the meat is skewered and cooked over an open flame or on a grill; the meat itself is called churrasco.
Gomme syrup: a simple-syrup-like mixture of sugar, water, and gum arabic, commonly used as a sweetener in mixed drinks.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse mid-century furnishings, collectibles, and apparel at Stuff (150 Valencia Street).
After: Belt out tunes at The Mint karaoke lounge (1942 Market Street).
With a stay at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, you'll be centrally located in San Francisco, steps from Museum of Craft and Folk Art and 77 Geary Galleries. This 5-star hotel is close to Academy of Art University and Lombard Street.
Make yourself at home in one of the 277 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an indoor pool, and a sauna. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.
Those who shudder at the thought of a stuffy "dinner and dancing" date will be pleasantly surprised at Infusion Lounge. The surprises begin on the menu, a roster of Pan-Asian food created by Chef Evan Turner. Finger foods such as mini burgers slathered with wasabi aioli graduate into refined entrees, such as tea-scented coconut ribs with papaya-mango salad. The cocktail list similarly refreshes the senses, with lychee liqueur and pur?e adding an Eastern element to the classic bellini and bartenders spicing lemon-drop cocktails with a hint of ginger liqueur. The dining room's decor matches the striking menu; dim, red lighting casts an otherworldly glow over translucent columns as diners converse at white-clothed tables.
All dinner guests receive a complimentary entry to Infusion's dance floor, yet another mod, surreal space. Here, orange and red neon light illuminates abstract, green latticework reminiscent of the vines in Pablo Picasso's garden. A steady stream of DJs and live music keeps feet moving, proving why Infusion Lounge was named an Open Table Diners? Choice winner in the Good for Groups and Vibrant Bar Scene categories.