5 HOUR PREMIUM HOSTED BAR OPEN BAR 9PM – 2AM
Redford San Francisco is a classic American tavern in San Francisco (near Union Square) with a laid-back polished look and feel offering American comfort food choices and a no fuss selection of beers, wine, and cocktail
Like The Ambassador, it’s primarily a bar with some bites, like pizza, fried chicken, mac and cheese, and a burger. The drinks are more casual than mixology-heavy, although bar manager Luke Shifflette (Taverna Aventine) has some classics like a Sazerac, Old Pal, and Moscow Mule on offer to complement the 10 drafts and 20-odd bottles of beer and wine. The most unusual features of the menu involve whiskey: there are six whiskey and wine pairings (like petite syrah and Pappy Van Winkle), as well as a $25 whiskey board with four shots of the whiskey of the month (it’s for sharing, guys). See the full food and drink menu here.
The 2,800-square-foot space is roomy, with seating for 22 at the downstairs bar and 12 at the upstairs bar, plus another 56 at the tables. As for the name (Redford San Francisco), they claim it comes from the word for a river’s crossing and is meant to paint the restaurant as a place where friends cross paths; we’ll have to see if a certain Sundance Kid buys into that line of reasoning or just dials up his lawyers.
If you consider any bar in the Tenderloin a bar you don’t want to be in, Redford is going to make you reconsider those… considerations with this barn-sized, high-ceilinged bar-cum-restaurant complete with all the salvaged wood and reclaimed light fixings you’d expect from a place in the much-less-stabby Marina. They’ve even opened up the skylights and replaced the front wall to let a TON of light.