Union Square will soon be getting an infusion of culinary energy with a new project called Bartlett Hall, which is slated to open in the former Santorini's Mediterranean Cuisine location on O'Farrell Street. As Inside Scoop reports, chef Emmanuel Eng will be taking charge of the kitchen. Eng is the former executive chef at Maverick, which has been closed following a devastating fire in late October.
The new spot will be a multi-concept restaurant, bar, lounge and microbrewery, with room for 140 seats. Golden Gate Brewery Company is behind the brewery operation, which will feature a tap system that will funnel two or three brews directly from the fermentation system to the bar, with more on the way. Guests will be able to peek at the brewery side through exhibition windows that will offer a glimpse of the on-site brewers at work.
The space itself will be divided between a bar and lounge area, a main dining room, and two private dining rooms. In the bar, expect a cozy vibe with multiple fireplaces, barrel-aged cocktails and a bar bites menu featuring flatbreads. The dining room will feature a full dinner menu from Eng.
The name is inspired by Washington Montgomery Bartlett, a 19th-century prospector turned newspaper publisher, mayor of San Francisco and shortlived governor of California. If all goes according to plan, Bartlett Hall will open sometime in the spring.