About this Business
- American, Seafood, Pub Food, Traditional, Burgers
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
From Our Editors
The Three Faces of B Restaurant and Bar
B Restaurant is committed to integrating local, seasonal ingredients into their food menu, and you can see the kitchen’s influence on the drink list. Mixologists reach beyond typical barroom ingredients to create experiments that feel downright culinary. Take the sweet and savory Bourbon & Berry, infused with balsamic vinegar and maple syrup, or the Rad Rabbit with rye whiskey, manzanilla sherry, benedictine, and a porter reduction.
Though the restaurant serves a full menu, the raw bar is a main attraction thanks thanks to its daily selection of oysters available by the half or full dozen. During B Restaurant’s annual outdoor Oyster Bash, attendees can pluck oysters from a rowboat full of ice and then shuck them on a newspaper-covered table stocked with limes, hot sauce, crackers, and corn cobs. If you can’t make it to the Bash, pop in for $1 oysters during happy hour (Tuesday–Friday, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.).
Tucked away amid some of downtown’s most distinctive buildings, B Restaurant was built with views in mind, thanks in part to its soaring windows and sunny patio. According to the San Francisco Examiner, the “airy, elegant atrium provides a fitting contrast to commanding architectural icons as diverse as the Contemporary Jewish Museum, historic St. Patrick Church and gleaming Marriott Marquis hotel.” The restaurant’s own stunning, modern design complements SFMOMA and the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, also nearby.