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Kimia Kalbasi

Supper Clubbin’ in Style at San Francisco’s Black Cat

Wine and dine at the Tenderloin’s latest supper club experience this summer

Stay tuned this summer for the new restaurant opening of Black Cat in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin. Announced to open in July 28, this social restaurant exuberates style and poise. Not only will bar manager Gabriel Lowe carefully craft timeless cocktails to your liking but chef Ryan Cantwell will even cook you up some modern American fare for those late night cravings.

Some of the highlights include, but are not limited to: brisket patty melts, gourmet meatballs, latkes, and oysters. Cantwell’s tightknit connections with local fishermen, farmers, and farmers, ranchers, and fisherman are evident. In fact, Black Cat will be the only restaurant in San Francisco to carry oysters from The Marshall Store on Tomales Bay. He has also intertwined his travels around the globe and collaborations with other kitchens around the Bay Area to create the luxe menu.



The restaurant will open with dinner nightly until 1:00 a.m. and a limited bar menu until 1:30 a.m., with plans to launch brunch service in the near future. Late night lounging with a side of late night snacking in an energetic atmosphere? Count me in!

Come in for a casual wine night with friends with a list of affordable 90 artisanal bottles to choose from along with a unique grower-producer Champagne collected specifically hand selected by wine director Eugenio Jardim.

Along with the vino and bubbly, you can never go wrong with a seasonal signature or a classic cocktail. The Bee’s Knees with gin, lemon, honey, and thyme as well the Black Thorn with Irish whiskey, dry vermouth, absinthe, and mint are just a couple of the endless cocktail choices.

The gritty glam aesthetic was inspired by interior designer Craige Walters along with the rest of the team. By contrasting visual touches from distressed leather to unfinished exposed brick walls with ghost writing alongside lush antique velvet, and gold mesh fabrics, Black Cat is a rugged masterpiece. The golds, nearly-black hues, and bold jewel tones paint a vintage-meets-modern interior throughout the two-story lounge.

Of course what’s a supper club without music? With a thoughtfully curated playlist by DJ Peter Shalvoy, Black Cat will reinvigorate the original charm, vibe, and spirit that preexisted when the Tenderloin was the epicenter of premiere arts and entertainment in San Francisco. There will also be live performances featured at the venue including a cabaret revue, live jazz, and a rotating video and art installation.

Stay tuned for the grand opening of Black Cat this late July! With the perfect mix of curated live entertainment and complementary bites and booze, Black Cat has something for everyone.

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