St. Vincent


Chef Bill Niles and Sommelier David Lynch of St. Vincent Tavern & Wine Merchant - San Francisco, CA

270 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 285-1200
Hours: Mon-Thu Mon-Fri noon-3pm; Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm

Named for the patron saint of wine, St. Vincent is famed wine star David Lynch’s first foray into restaurants. The wine menu leans heavily on Italian and Californian producers (Lynch helped create the stellar wine program at both Babbo and Quince), and beer pours from Cicerone Sayre Piotrkowski are equally enjoyable. Up-and-coming Chef Bill Niles is self taught, and his Bar Tartine background has helped him create a tempting menu, with favorites from his Maryland home state (the she-crab is incredible), nods to British gastropub fare, and a few French classics. The barn-like room is a cozy place to enjoy a glass of wine any night of the week, outfitted with wrought-iron light fixtures, floor-to-ceiling curtains, repurposed tables, and jars of Niles’ curried pickled eggs.

Recommended Dishes:
  • She-Crab: Lobster, Corn Chowder, Lobster Roe, Anson Mills Gold Rice, Uni, and Green Mix
  • Laver Bread: Tartine Rye, Nori Spread, Poached Oysters, Wild Chanterelles, Nasturtium Leaf, Purslane, and Chervil

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