Bay Area restaurants are not trying to re-invent the grilled-cheese wheel. Rather, they seek to create a new-age sandwich; embarking on culinary endeavors that make our mouths water and our hearts, for lack of a better term, melt.
The menu (lunch and dinner) is small, but features dishes of great complexity and taste. The wine list is large, mostly French, all excellent. The ambiance is simply intended for conversation.
Overwhelmed by high rents and the stressful pace, I sometimes wonder why I stay here. Then I unexpectedly uncover a San Francisco treasure.