One of the many wonderful things about living in Marin County is our proximity to one of the world’s greatest cities — and restaurant destinations — San Francisco. Last Friday night, I had the opportunity to take a few hours off real estate work and join friends and clients Joan and Ralph at one of San Francisco’s hottest new restaurants — “1760.”
1760 Restaurant San Francisco
Located at 1760 Polk Street, in a beautifully remodeled space that has been home to several restaurants since I’ve lived in the bay area, the restaurant is owned by the son of the owner of the famed Acquerello. Walking in, I was wowed by the beautiful high-ceilinged open space, and impressed with lively atmosphere, with every single table occupied.
Since we were 30 minutes early for our reservation, we found a few spots at the bar and sampled a few drinks. Our bartender was also a sommelier and was very helpful in the selection of a Rosé that was not too sweet and not too dry — perfect. Their selection of cocktails is very creative. Joan tried the “Blackberry-Mint”, pictured below, which is a delightful blend of black pepper, Aztec chocolate bitters and tequila añejo. It’s not on the menu but those in the know order it.
Speaking of secrets — 1760 has another one — a reserve champagne list only available upon request. It’s an impressive list to say the least. One more tip – the bottles are 20% off on Mondays.
Once seated in our booth by the window overlooking Polk Street, we began ordering dishes to share, including the grilled pork ribs (fall of the bone delicious), the Shishito Peppers (spicy, tangy, delicious), the Avocado Toast (seemingly simple, but fresh and delicious), two orders of the Cavatelli (Ralph loves his pasta), and their amazing Roasted Chicken. To say the chicken was fabulous is an understatement – it is moist and juicy, with an amazing seasoned skin. Another tip: If you want to try the chicken, order it as soon as you sit down — they regularly sell out of it.
The amuse bouche was one of the most amazing and unique things I have ever tasted, and I’m not quite sure how they made it or how even to describe it (pictured above). It was a thin slice of concentrated (perhaps dehydrated?) watermelon with roasted basil crumbs on top. I wanted to eat all four!
We ended the dinner with an order of their coconut cake (pictured below), which was paired perfectly with two dollops of gelato and a white chocolate ganache.
Parking can be challenging — and given the wine and champagne list you might want to hire a car from Marin — but we were lucky to find a space right out front. Remember, those yellow commercial zones in San Francisco are usually free parking in the evenings!
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