San Francisco, CA 94108
SF Weekly's Description
There are a few windows at this vampirishly romantic restaurant, hidden down a dim and narrow alley in the Financial District, but they're few and easily covered. The glow of the back bar at Gitane has a Midas touch, turning the bottles of liquor into liquid gold (some of them, frankly, are) and warming up even the ashiest pallor. Loosened up with a cocktail, warmbloods are easily lured up the stairs to the dining room, which is dominated in uneven bricks and damask, sultry even at cocktail hour. Bridget Batson's Spanish-, French- and Moroccan-tinged California cuisine - her imagination spiked by olives, chorizo, and saffron - is as rich and sensual as the surroundings.
Tips from foursquare
You’ll want to sink your teeth into Gitane’s luscious, richly textured interior, but save yourself for rare lamb tartare, Mediterranean flatbreads & a seasonal selection of tajines. [Eater 38 Member]
SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST RESTAURANT FOR THE VAMPIRISHLY INCLINEDLocated down a dim, narrow alley but the glow of the bar turns the bottles of liquor into liquid gold..
Never a bad meal; always a spectacular culinary feast.
order the bacon Bon bons. they are devine!
Very definition of a hidden gem.
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