Just minutes from the Ferry Building and facing San Francisco Bay, lies a neighborhood gastronomic wonder, the Epic Roasthouse. Tucked in next to swanky Waterbar, its famed neighbor has already attracted considerable attention. But don't overlook Epic, which has a stellar chef, Jan Birnbaum, who offers amazing reinventions of classic roadhouse favorites. Famed restauranteur Pat Kuleto developed the concept and launched this new venue just a few years ago.
Epic offers drop-dead views of the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, and the bayfront. It's just blocks from AT&T Park and trans-bay ferries. Needless to say, there isn't a bad seat in the house or the expansive patio. With tourists largely gone, winter offers a great time to enjoy this popular spot. So why not plan a staycation at Epic Roasthouse instead!
Diners will be thrilled with the juicy steaks, warm grilled onions, grilled oysters, mac-n-cheese, frisee salads, and other inventive interpretations delivered by a highly skilled staff. A private dining room offers options for special parties.
During the week, the 'Holy Cow!' Happy Hour is legendary for after-work groups who unwind at the comfortable, expansive bar for an array of bar bites. The gorgeous views, comfortable upstairs party space. $3 beer, $5-7 premium cocktails, all make for a great day's end. Go to the website for details.
Another option for gourmands is the carefully chosen brunch menu, featuring creative takeoffs on the typical items. The Prix Fixe menu includes warm beignets with chocolate sauce, for example. Salad arrives with a scrumptious Maytag blue cheese dressing and tiny Madeleine size cornbreads. Bearnaise sauce is done to a turn, the poached eggs appear magically perfect, and the coffee is specially roasted for them.