Bacchus Management Group (the folks behind Spruce, Village Pub and the recently shuttered Cafe des Amis) is looking to dip its toes into the murky waters of the Tendernob in the very near future. Inside Scoop confirms that the restaurant group will open a two-story restaurant in the historic Saratoga Hotel building (1008 Larkin Street). Previously home to an SRO, the building has undergone massive renovations in the past few years to preserve its historic (and presumably retail) value.
While the gritty neighborhood is somewhat of a departure from Bacchus' other properties in upscale locales like Pacific Heights and Woodside, the group could be making a strategic move at exactly the right time. The past few months have delivered several popular eating establishments to the area, including the Instagram-worthy Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, fine-dining restaurant Huxley, and Liholiho Yacht Club, the newest addition from Ravi Kapur and a group of Nopa veterans. The nearby intersection of Turk and Taylor is the intended destination for Loco'l, the fast-casual restaurant from Daniel Patterson (Coi, Alta) and L.A. chef Roy Choi.
Bacchus is still waiting on their Conditional Use Authorization, which determines whether the proposed use of the space is "necessary or desirable to the neighborhood." The current proposal includes a restaurant and bar with 72 seats in a 4,200-square-foot space, with its name listed as "The Saratoga." Details are still under wraps, but stay tuned for more updates on a restaurant that could be a game-changer in a rapidly changing 'hood.