Single malts and Moscow mules beckon at S.F.’s stylish new spot
Set atop Tyler Florence’s lauded eatery Wayfare Tavern, the chef’s sleek new bar-lounge, The Sequoia, brings to mind the cloistered Bohemian Club of San Francisco yore. But you don’t need a membership to swing by; simply find the understated street-level plaque, ascend to the fourth floor of the 1907 bank building and step into the Ken Fulk-designed space, where custom game tables, antique-silk-fringed lampshades and a whiskey lounge set within the metal-walled vault conjure a bygone era. The drinks menu offers original takes on house cocktails—such as the lavender Moscow mule—alongside inventions from top international bars such as Harry’s New York Bar in Paris and Manhattan’s Employees Only. Restaurant favorites including organic fried chicken, the Tavern Burger and Petaluma Farms deviled eggs beckon once you’ve settled in for the night, single malt in hand. 558½ Sacramento St., S.F., 415-772-9060; thesequoia.com.
Written by GEMMA PRICE.